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Inspections

UPDATE Stallion Inspections

We have already received 17 expressions of interest for the stallion inspections on 1 & 2 September. This is an unprecedented number, but so far very few firm applications have materialised, but we have a month to go before the closing date of 15 June 2022.   If you wish to bring your stallion forward […]

Inspections

Arena Team Trainee Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with our stallion inspections and be part of a friendly and positive team.We are looking for up to four people who are interested in training to be part of our arena team for our stallion inspections at Warwickshire Agricultural College. If you are successful in being selected, […]

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IMPORTANT – Passport update

Defra have advised us that they hope to issue new guidance next week on how owners can get their Horse Sport Ireland passports updated when the horse is living in Great Britain. We received some draft guidance last week, but it needed further adjustment. The delay is regrettable, but it is no one’s fault. It […]

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Defra & changes to passports

Defra is asking horse owners and passport-issuing organisations to comment on the changes being made to equine identification procedures. As horse owners and breeders, we do not usually have an opportunity to comment on Defra’s proposals, so this is a rare opportunity for us to influence how equine passports, health and welfare are managed. The British […]

Inspections

Timing of Stallion Inspections

The IDHS (GB) Stallion Inspections will be held on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September 2022 at Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell. Application forms, pre-inspection vetting forms and guidance notes are now on our website at (LINK)Forms will be emailed to all those 15 people who have so far submitted an expression of interest. The closing date […]

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Passport Update 18Mar22

We continue to work hard with all parties to clarify the rules about processing Horse Sport Ireland passports. Following consultation with Defra and HSI, we are still fine-tuning protocols for naming and transfers of ownership on these passports, but we have now done a small number of trial runs.  There is a new naming form on our […]

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Important Update: Horse Passports

Statement:  Our Chair, Sue Benson and I had a very productive meeting on 3 March 2022 with Defra and Horse Sport Ireland representatives. It is clear that we will be processing the changes of ownership and naming of previously un-named horses for all horses with Irish Draught and ID Sport Horse passports living in Great […]

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URGENT NOTICE: If you live in Great Britain and own a horse with a HSI passport, please read:

Historically, regulated changes to passports for Irish-bred horses, such as upgrading HSI foal identity documents to full pedigree passports, naming and transfers of ownership, always had to be completed by Horse Sport Ireland (HSI). The passport would then be sent to the IDHS (GB) passport administrators for overstamping, which is a legal requirement, so that this information can […]