A Warm Welcome to the website for The British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse Ltd otherwise known as BAPSH Ltd.
It is the official and original organisation in the UK for the Spanish Horse and its Partbreds
The Association was founded in September 1982 and was then known as the British Andalusian Horse Society.
BAPSH Ltd is the DEFRA approved UK Passport office for Purebred Spanish Horses (Pura Raza Española or PREs), PRE Partbreds, and PRE-type and PRE-Partbred-Type Non-pedigree horses (Register IV).
We handle all aspects of Registration for Imports and British & Irish homebreds, Changes of Ownership, Passport Updates, Covering Certificates, Breeding paperwork, Foal registration, and also deal with many other aspects of owning and breeding Spanish Horses.
BAPSH Ltd is also the officially recognised UK organisation working with the ANCCE-LGPRE (Spanish mother studbook for the PRE) in Seville, Spain. We handle all the LGPRE paperwork and Service requests/applications for PRE owner/breeders living in the UK and Eire.
BAPSH Ltd is the National Studbook and Registration organisation for owners and breeders of PREs, PRE Partbreds, and PRE-type non-pedigree horses (Andalusians) in the UK and Eire
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A HORSE OWNER IN RELATION TO EQUINE LAW 2014/16
UK & EU Law controlling horse registrations and passports has been updated.
The changes came in force on 1st February 2014 and have been strengthened on 1st January 2016.
ALL Horse Passport Issuing Offices (PIOs) MUST now report to DEFRA’s Enforcement Agency ANYONE who does not obey the following list of regulations concerning the horses they own, buy, sell, or breed.
1.BUYING OR SELLING A HORSE – THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP MUST BE REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd (your PIO) WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE PURCHASE DATE. The Seller must complete, sign, & date a BAPSH Ltd Transfer of Ownership Application form showing the date of sale, the purchaser’s name, address & other contact details clearly. The PASSPORT, Transfer Application, & Fee are sent to the BAPSH Ltd Registrar within 30 days of the Sale for Updating. READ ALL ABOUT Change of Ownership
2.IMPORTING A HORSE FROM THE EU OR OTHER COUNTRY – THE IMPORTED HORSE MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE UK PIO FOR THAT BREED OR TYPE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ARRIVAL IN THE UK. BAPSH Ltd is the UK PIO responsible for registering imported PREs, PRE Partbreds, and Non-Pedigree horses of PRE-Type or Partbred-Type. READ ALL ABOUT IMPORTED HORSES
3.DEATH OR SLAUGHTER OF A HORSE – THE DEATH OF A HORSE MUST BE REPORTED TO THE UK PIO FOR THAT HORSE AND THE PASSPORT RETURNED TO THAT PIO FOR CANCELLATION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE HORSE’S DEATH. Passports for deceased PREs, PRE Partbreds(Register II), & Non-Pedigree horses(Register IV) must be sent to BAPSH Ltd RS for cancellation within 30 days of death. Owners may request passport return if the cost of postage and packing has been paid. READ MORE AT PASSPORTS …..
4.BIRTH OF A FOAL – A PASSPORT MUST BE APPLIED FOR WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF BIRTH OR BEFORE THE 31st DECEMBER OF THE YEAR OF BIRTH WHICHEVER DATE OCCURS LATER. Breeders of PRE & PRE Partbred foals can download instructions for Foal Registration from THIS PAGE – BREEDING PRES & PRE PARTBREDS IN THE UK , or contact the Registrar direct for instructions
5.CHANGE OF OWNER’S ADDRESS – NEW ADDRESS DETAILS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd (your PIO) WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE HOUSE MOVE. Send your passports that are registered with BAPSH Ltd to the Registry Office with the CHANGE OF ADDRESS & ANCCE-LGPRE Update Form and the appropriate fees within 30 days of your change of address. READ MORE AT PASSPORTS …..
6.LOST PASSPORT – THIS LOSS MUST BE NOTIFIED TO THE BAPSH Ltd (your PIO) IMMEDIATELY AND A DUPLICATE APPLIED FOR. Download a DUPLICATE PASSPORT Application Form complete the information, and get your Vet out to complete the identification page (ID compulsory under new 2016 law). This form must be sent to the Registry Office accompanied by a letter explaining the circumstances of the loss and the correct fee
The penalties for a horse NOT having a Passport are quite severe – either a fine of up to £5,000.00 or a 6 month term in prison.