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 www.defra.gov.uk 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 passported by 31st December in the year of birth or by six months of age, whichever is later. Forms must be with the office 30 days prior to those dates.