Frequently asked questions

Q: How much is the transfer of ownership fee?

A: £20.00 per pony

Q: How can I pay?

A: Credit/debit card, postal order, cash or by cheque, payable to S.P.S.B.S.

Q: Can you tell who the sire and dam are if I give you a hair sample?

A: No.  DNA testing works by comparing samples so we need to know who the sire and dam are.

Q: I have a rescue pony with no passport, what do I do?

A: If the pony cannot be identified by a microchip we cannot issue a passport.  Please visit for details of other passport issuing organisations.

Q: My pony has died, what do I do?

A: Please return the passport to the office for cancellation.  The cancelled passport can be returned if requested.

Q: When must I register my foal?

A: Foals must be registered by 31st December in the year of birth or by six months of age, whichever is later.