Horse passports are commonly used within the FEI competitions

The problem with equine passports

Let’s face it; it’s like a jungle out there. It’s the responsibility of whoever buys or owns the horse to sort out the documentation for the horse, but there aren’t a whole lot of standards out there. None the less, you might find yourself jumping through all kinds of hoops …

Icelandic horse in the field

How to identify a fake equine passport

Anyone unable to produce an equine passport when asked can be fined up to £5000, receive up to two years’ imprisonment or both. The purpose of the the equine passport is to: prove the identity of the horse and prevent the selling of stolen equines prevent certain drugs from entering …

What is a horse passport and what to do if you think yours is fake

Help! I think my horse’s passport is a fake

The intent of having a horse passport system is a good one: ideally, each horse should be matched to a passport that details the important information regarding that horse. This, in theory, would prevent stolen horses from being sold. However, this system can in practice be chaotic and is subject …

Buying a horse that is right for you

Everything you need to know about horse passports

A horse passport is for accurately identifying animals and making international transport easier. In the UK and EU, all equines (horses, ponies, donkeys, mules etc.) must have passports by law and cannot be sold without one. In the US passports are primarily intended for animals competing in international Federation for …