The information regarding stallions standing at stud has been temporarily removed whilst work on the licensing system is carried out.

In common with most breed societies we are required to prove ancestry in our stud book and we do this by DNA sampling of all breeding stock. For this reason, before you send your mare to a stallion, it is vitally important that you check that the stallion you are intending to use to has been DNA tested. If you use a stallion whose DNA has not been recorded by the Society, it will be impossible to register any subsequent foal in the main register of the Eriskay Pony Society studbook. Please check with the Registrar before arranging to have your mare covered. If you would like information on stallions that are available, and which would be the best match for your mare, please contact the Breeding Advisor by email on or the Registrar on They can also advise on which sire/dam matches are most compliant on the SPARKS system and give guidance on the Breeding Grant application process.

A full copy of the stud book Rules and regulations can be found HERE

Costs of registration etc. are listed below.  Full details on all Passport and Registration issues can be found in the Information section .  The Registrar of the Society handles all registrations and passport enquiries and can be contacted for advice on

‘Please note that all passport issuing organisations (PIOs) are obliged to report to the enforcement authority any instances where the specified timescales in relation to the legal responsibilities noted below are breached, where the passport has been tampered with or if there are other indications of attempted fraud’. 

It is a legal requirement for all horses and ponies to be microchipped and issued with a passport.  Owners and keepers with primary responsibility must ensure their horses are correctly identified and be able to produce the passport without delay when required. A horse’s passport must be kept with it at all times.  This includes any time the horse leaves the yard, such as to go to a show, on loan or away for schooling.  It is illegal to travel a horse without their passport, unless they are being transported for emergency veterinary treatment.

Passports are the property of the Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) and the passport must be returned to the issuing PIO:

  • If the animal changes ownership (within 30 days).
  • When the animal dies (within 30 days) (The owner can ask for the passport to be returned).
  • If any alterations are required (for example: update of adult colour, castration).
  • If extra pages are required for vaccination records etc.
  • If the document is damaged.

To comply with government regulations a foal must be registered by 31 December in the year it was born, or by 6 months after its birth, whichever is later. There is a foal registration diagram and notes on how to complete the form in the resources and document index.

ServiceMembersNon Members
Mare’s first foal, Registration and Passport including DNA Test£50£80
Other foal registration and issue of Passport£25£55
Late registration and issue of Passport£40£70
Duplicate or replacement Passport£25£55
Passport change (gelding, address etc.)£5£30
Register pony transfer£5£30
Stallion licensing including DNA test£50 + vet fees and other expenses£80 + vet fees and other expenses
New prefix registration£40£70
Extend existing prefix£20£50
Pedigree query£5£30
Register retrospective microchipping (electronic/email)£5£30
Register retrospective microchipping (physical passport)£10£40
Record deathFreeFree

The Eriskay Pony Society has an online studbook available to all members .

Guidance on how to use the Studbook on Grassroots can be found HERE

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