SPORTS PONY STUDBOOK SOCIETY

  A DEFRA approved Passport Issuing Organisation

Studbook Office: The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

Normal office hours - Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30 pm

Note that the SPSS Office relocated in April 2014 and the contact details at the top of the page should now be used for all contact with the SPSS
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REGISTRATION

If you require a SPSS passport, please click here to jump to the Passports page. 

SPSS will issue passports to the offspring of any SPSS graded pony regardless of expected adult height apart from pure-bred offspring eligible for the stud books of one of the indigenous Mountain and Moorland breeds of the UK.

 

Youngstock, mares and stallions with passports from another organisation can apply for SPSS Registration and passport overstamping provided that they are expected to mature below the maximum height limit of 158 cms (15.2hh).

 

ALL stallions and mares already graded into a recognised European or American sports pony or warmblood pony stud book are automatically eligible for entry into the SPSS studbook (provided that they do not exceed 158cms).

 

All stallions and mares with pedigree papers from all other recognised studbooks (both British and foreign) that are within the height limits and successfully attend a SPSS grading will also enter the SPSS studbook.

 

Pure-bred offspring of SPSS Graded stallions and mares that are eligible for the stud books of one of the indigenous Mountain and Moorland breeds of the UK must obtain a passport from that stud book.  They can then apply for SPSS Registration and passport overstamping and, provided that they do not exceed the height limits above, they may attend grading in due course. If graded they will enter the SPSS studbook as approved breeding stallions and mares in their own right.

 

Stallions and mares (of 158cm or less) and with missing or incomplete pedigrees that successfully attend a SPSS grading MAY be eligible for entry into the Preliminary (mares) or Foundation (stallions) studbooks - please contact the SPSS Studbook Office for more details.  Stallions with incomplete pedigrees are generally expected to have a proven competition record before entering for Grading.

Daphne - as a European graded mare, Daphne was automatically eligible for direct entry to the SPSS Studbook.

 

Click here for Passports

 

Click here for Fees

 

Click here for Forms

 

Click here for Prefix Registration

Carregcoch Bleddyn - Welsh Section D and SPSS Elite Stallion

Registration of ponies with existing pedigree papers/passports from other stud books

 

Over-stamping and recording of pedigree is available to the following ponies:

*  Pure-bred animals with papers issued by a DEFRA-recognised stud book except for those of current Rare Breed status

 

*  Part-bred animals with papers issued by a DEFRA-recognised stud book

 

*  Pure and part-bred animals with papers issued by a recognised foreign pony stud book

Over-stamping / recording of pedigree is an initial step in the grading process and such over-stamped or recorded ponies must successfully attend a SPSS grading in order to gain the status of a graded sports pony for breeding purposes. 

Important Note

 

In accordance with DEFRA and EU rules on endemic breeds:

 

* SPSS pedigree papers/passport will not be issued to any animal eligible for registration as a pure-bred pony with any DEFRA-recognised Mountain and Moorland (native pony breed) studbook. However, these ponies may be registered with SPSS and have their original papers/passport over-stamped or documented accordingly provided they meet the criteria above

 

* Pure-bred ponies of Mountain and Moorland breeds as defined above must be registered with and receive papers/passport documents from their native pony stud book even if both parents are graded with the SPSS

 

 

Registration Fees

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Stallions:

Registration of stallions already graded with other sports pony studbooks and WBFSH member studbooks:

 

£120.00

Registration of already registered but ungraded colts and stallions with papers from other studbooks (colts 2yrs and over - age taken from 1st Jan in year of birth): 

 

£50.00

 

Mares:

Registration of mares already graded with other sports pony studbooks and WBFSH member studbooks:

 

£70.00

Registration of ungraded mares with passports from other studbooks (mares 2yrs and over - age taken from 1st Jan in year of birth): 

 

£25.00

 

Geldings, foals and youngstock:

Registration of youngstock and geldings with papers/passports from other studbooks:

£25.00

Registration of previously unregistered foals and youngstock including provision of passport:

see Passport page here

Registration of Prefix (see here for details) - only required if obtaining a SPSS Passport: £50.00

Click here for Passport Fees and other information about how to obtain a SPSS Passport

 

Special Offer for SSH Ponies

 

Following the closure of the Scottish Sport Horse (SSH) studbook, until 1st November 2016, anyone with an SSH graded and/or passported pony (up to 158cm) who wishes to become an SPSS member can submit their SSH graded/passported pony’s passport (along with the relevant SPSS Registration & Membership Forms and Membership Fee) to the SPSS Studbook Office for overstamping into the appropriate SPSS Studbook/Registration section FREE OF CHARGE. Please allow 15 working days for this and we recommend that passports are sent by recorded delivery.

 

Registration Forms

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Click on the Form name to download the Word version of the form.  If you require a different format or want a form to be posted, please contact the Studbook Office (details at top of page).  Note that these forms are only to be used when the horse/pony has a passport already - if a SPSS passport is required, then please click here for Passport Fees and other information about how to obtain a SPSS Passport.

 

*  For Foals, Yearlings & Geldings with with existing pedigree papers/passport  - complete Form 1

*  For Stallions with existing pedigree papers/passport  - complete Form 2

    (age 2 upwards - age taken from 1st Jan in year of birth)

*  For Mares with existing pedigree papers/passport  - complete Form 3

    (age 2 upwards - age taken from 1st Jan in year of birth)

If you are unsure about any part of the process, please contact the SPSS Studbook Office on 07703 566066 BEFORE submitting your documentation

 

The Sports Pony Studbook Society

Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066    Email: 

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