News In Brief From BAPSH

2022-03-24 ANCCE-LGPRE 2021 Annual Report/Summary from the PRE Mother Studbook in Spain. Click HERE to access the 2 page report

2022-03-18 BAPSH Ltd VIRTUAL GRADING for the five PRE-Associate Breed Studbooks (PFH, HA, SSSH, SNH, & AAH). Click HERE to go to main Information and Forms page for VIRTUAL grading.

2022-03-14 ANCCE will be at Equitana 2022 in Germany  with a stand to promote Purebred Spanish Horses. This important International equestrian trade fair runs from the 7th & 13th April. The ANCCE stand will be in Hall 6 – 6C22 near the main exhibition area

2022-02-10 ANCCE announce 2022 Competition categories and Conformation Judges – more details here

2022-01-19 PRE GRADING EVENT 2022  – Provisionally Saturday MAY 21st to Monday 23rd (dependent on COVID regulations)

For 2022 there is just ONE Venue in the Centre of the UK with THREE Days of PRE Grading Evaluations
May 21st – PRE Stallions Day (with some PRE mares in the afternoon & evening)
May 22nd  –  PRE Stallions & PRE Mares arriving in mixed loads
May 23rd – PRE Mares all Day

The change back to MAY for the 2022 Grading dates is just a ‘One-off’ change in order to catch up on the two year backlog of stallions and mares caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; these young horses all need to be Graded for breeding and showing this year hence the May date. All other UK registered PRE horses that are old enough to be Graded by May 23rd ( a full 3 years old) are also very WELCOME to be booked in ASAP or this year’s Grading in May.
2023 GRADING – BAPSH expect to revert to holding the Basic Grading in late August in 2023 giving Breeders and Youngstock more chance to prepare properly during the long days of the summer months.

Many of our fees had to go up on 1st January 2022 so please read through or download the new 2022 Registry Fees document. During this first full week in January the various Application Forms have ALL been updated and uploaded to the website. It’s a huge job and there may be the occasional link that doesn’t work or that takes you to a form that isn’t there, if this happens please email the details of the page and the location of the faulty link to and we will fix it.


These wonderful breeds were fully recognised and approved by DEFRA in 2021 after a number of years of hard work on the BPs by BAPSH Ltd, and many years of work before that by dedicated British breeders. There were some quite big changes made in the regulations for both breeds in order to meet FAnGR’s concerns about the possibility of too small a gene pool in the original BP applications. Please read the new information carefully. The revised Breed Standards (available as PDF), Detailed Mating Strategies (available as PDF), Breeding Programmes etc can now be found on our website. Some of the important data has also been made available as downloadable PDFs to print and keep for referral.

All the Breed Standards are available here to download for your own education/knowledge either as plain Text or with Photos. NOTE – these Breed Standards are the Copyright of the issuing Studbook.

Post-BREXIT in mid-2021 DEFRA agreed that the Hispano-Arabs in the UK are returned to the care of BAPSH and will now be registered, passported, and approved for breeding by BAPSH Ltd. DEFRA has confirmed this change; the UEGHa in Spain have been refused extension of their control into the UK. This BP extension refusal is due to the UEGHa’s lack of interest in the British Hispano-arab population in the last 13 years whilst they were in control of the British population.  Since BAPSH took control the first Ha has been Approved for Breeding after 15 years without Gradings for Ha. Congratulations to KEBDANI DANITA 37.5% (born in 2007) bred and owned by Mrs Phyllis Haddu.