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    THE STUDBOOK

    The Studbook is administered on behalf of the NPS by Weatherbys.
    Postal Address: The National Pony Society Stud Book Weatherbys, Sanders Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 4BX Telephone: 01933 304868 (Ask for NPS Stud Book)
    Email: npsstudbook@weatherbys.co.uk
    STUDBOOK VOLUMES
    • Stud Book Volume 73
    • Stud Book Volume 74
    • Stud Book Volume 75
    • Stud Book Volume 76
    • Stud Book Volume 77
    • Stud Book Volume 78
    • Stud Book Volume 79
    • Stud Book Volume 80
    • Stud Book Volume 81
    • Stud Book Volume 82
    • Stud Book Volume 83
    • Stud Book Volume 84
    • Stud Book Volume 85
    • Stud Book Prefixes
    Studbook Guidelines
    Registration Numbers identify the section of the British Riding Pony Stud Book into which a pony has been entered. A pony registered in the Stud Book, Register, Appendix Mare Register or the Appendix is eligible for entry into NPS showing classes. A pony registered in the Baseline is not eligible for showing in NPS Show Pony or Show Hunter Pony classes.
    • British Riding Pony Stud Book Mare/ Colt/ Gelding/ Stallion
    • BRPSB
    • Riding Pony Register Colt/ Gelding/ Stallion
    • RPM/C/G/S
    • Riding Pony Appendix Mare Register
    • RP.AMR
    • Riding Pony Appendix Mare/ Gelding
    • RP.AM/AG
    • Riding Pony Baseline Mare/ Colt/ Gelding
    • RP.BL /Mare/ Colt/ Gelding
     
    Stud Book – Stallion Licensing Rules
    It is expected that all colts registered in the British Riding Pony Stud Book or Register will be licensed as a Stallion or gelded by 2 years of age. A pony is deemed to be 1 year of age by 31 December in its year of birth and 2 years of age by 31 December the following year. All colts registered in the Baseline must be gelded by 2 years of age. The Registration of a Baseline Colt will become invalid if this rule is not adhered to and the Equine Passport will be recalled for re-issue as a Non-Registered Equine Passport. The progeny of unlicensed stallions are not eligible for registration.  
    General Criteria for Registration
    In all cases:
    • The breeder and the owner must sign the Registration Application Form
    • A service certificate or parentage test result must be provided unless the sire and the dam were owned by the same person and that person signs the form in lieu of a service certificate
    • The sire and the dam must be in the correct ownership unless a loan/lease has been lodged with the NPS
    • The pony must be microchipped
    Stud Book – Criteria for Entry
    To be eligible for entry into the British Riding Pony Stud Book, Register, Appendix or Baseline the pony must have been born in the United Kingdom and must have some proven native pony breeding in its pedigree.  
    British Riding Pony Stud Book – Criteria for Entry
    • The sire and dam to be registered in either the British Riding Pony Stud Book or Register, the main section of one of the Mountain and Moorland Stud Books, the General Stud Book, or the Arab or Anglo Arab Stud Books.
    • The sire and dam may not both be registered in the same Mountain and Moorland Stud Book, the General Stud Book, the Arab or Anglo Arab Stud Books. Pure bred ponies are not eligible.
    • The sire to be licensed (Stallion Licence number to be stated on the application form) or to possess an approved Veterinary Certificate as being free from hereditary diseases, as applicable to certain Mountain & Moorland Ponies and Thoroughbreds in excess of 15hh, or be listed as an HIS Life Approved Stallion.
    • Ponies to have three generations of proven, acceptable, registered pedigree on both the sire and the dam’s side
    • Ponies with Welsh Stud Book Foundation Stock (WSB 0000 FS) somewhere in their three generations of pedigree are restricted to the British Riding Pony Register.
    • Ponies with a dam in the Appendix are restricted to the Appendix.
    • Ponies with a sire or dam registered with one of the coloured Ssocieties e.g.CHAPS or BSPS are restricted to the Appendix.
    British Riding Pony Register – Criteria for Entry
    The criteria are the same as for BRPSB registration except that the ponies need only have one generation of proven acceptable registered pedigree. The female progeny of AMR mares may expect to be registered in the British Riding Pony Register, providing they are by a registered, licensed, acceptable stallion.  
    British Riding Pony Appendix Mare Register – Criteria for Entry
    Female progeny of an Appendix Mare by a registered, licensed, acceptable stallion are registered as Appendix Mare Register (AMR).  
    British Riding Pony Appendix – Criteria for Entry
    Fillies, mares and geldings will be considered for registration in the Appendix. colts are not eligible. he sire must be registered and licensed as for the BRPSB but the dam may be unregistered or known by name only. Colt foals from Appendix mares can not move up from the Appendix in the way that filly foals can, and they must be gelded before they are eligible to go in the Appendix. Entry may be restricted to the Appendix if the sire or dam is a part bred and not registered with the NPS including overstamping the part bred passport. Overstamping can make it possible to get the offspring registered in the BRPSB or the Register. Ponies in the Wetherbys Non Thoroughbred Register (NTR) are considered as unregistered.  
    British Riding Pony Baseline – Criteria for Entry
    This section of the Stud Book was opened when it became compulsory for the NPS to register all ponies that were offspring of ponies already in the British Riding Pony Stud Book, even if they did not meet the Stud Book registration criteria. The sire and the dam of Baseline ponies must be registered in the British Riding Pony Stud Book, Register or Appendix. Baseline ponies are not generally considered suitable for breeding purposes and are not eligible for showing in NPS Riding Pony classes. There are two main reasons why ponies would be put in the Baseline: 1- They are colts and their breeding makes them only eligible for the Appendix . The Appendix is only open to mares and geldings so colts are put in the Baseline until gelded then upgraded to the Appendix.All colts registered in the Baseline must be gelded by 2 years of age. The registration of a Baseline colt will become invalid if this rule is not adhered to and the equine passport will be recalled for re-issue as a Non-Registered equine passport. 2- The Stallion is not in possession of a recognised Stallion Licence or Veterinary Certificate. The stallion has not therefore been vetted for breeding purposes and has not been vet checked for congenital or hereditary diseases. Note: The female progeny of a Baseline mare may expect to be registered in the British Riding Pony Appendix if it fulfils the NPS Registration criteria for the Appendix. The progeny of a Baseline colt may never be eligible for registration in the British Riding Pony Appendix and will always remain a Baseline pony. A Baseline gelding will always remain a Baseline animal.  
    How to Register a pony in the British Riding Pony Stud Book
    A Registration Application form should be completed, the form is available as a Resource at the foot of this page. A guidelines document that explains how the form should be completed is also available as a Resource. This should be used to ensure the form is completed correctly. Prices for registrations vary depending of whether the person registering the pony is a Breeder Member of the NPS and also depending on the age and sex of the pony. Please see the table of Registration Fees which is a Resource at the foot of this page. All NPS BRP Stud Book Forms, Guidelines and Fees can be downloaded via the right handside panel of this page. If you have any queries or require further assistance please dont hesitate to contact 01933 440077 (Ask for NPS Stud Book) Please note that the NPS takes no responsibility for passports lost or damaged in the post and recommends the use of Recorded Delivery for these important documents.
    • Stud Book Complaints & Appeal Procedure