Purebred Spanish Horse (PRE) – Imports

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PRE IMPORT Registration Instructions for Owners WITHOUT an ANCCE-LGPRE Breeder/Owner Code

PRE IMPORT Registration Instructions for Owners WHO ALREADY HAVE an ANCCE-LGPRE Breeder/Owner Code

ANCCE-LGPRE Breeder/Owner Code Application Form -2018Nov

ANCCE-LGPRE Breeder/Owner Code – How to Complete the Form

ANCCE-LGPRE International Application for SERVICE Form 2019

ANCCE-LGPRE Ownership Declaration form (Use when No Carta issued)


Our National Breed Association is a Passport Issuing Office (PIO) for DEFRA, and is also the UK National Office for the Spanish Studbook – ANCCE-LGPRE, Sevilla, Spain. It is a legal requirement under British Equine Law to register any imported horse with the relevant PIO within 30 days of arrival in the UK. The relevant PIO for Imported Purebred Spanish (PRE) horses is BAPSH Ltd.

Registration of your horse with BAPSH Ltd ensures that you and your horse are fully legal in the UK  and have the following benefits:-
a) The Passport will be updated with your ownership details, stamped & signed by the PIO, as required by UK/EU Law.
b) Your horse’s details and Microchip are recorded in the UK National PRE Database and automatically uploaded to the DEFRA Central Equine Database within 24 hours as required by UK/EU Law; this assists in the tracing and recovery of lost or stolen horses
c) BAPSH Registered horses benefit from discounts on the BAPSH portion of the fees for ANCCE-LGPRE Services.
d) If you wish to breed from your horse the correct paperwork from the ANCCE-LGPRE can be applied for to enable breeding, and the progeny will be eligible for registration in the Spanish Studbook.
e) Your horse can compete at all Shows and competitions for Spanish and Iberian Horses, eg., the National CH show, Royal Windsor, and the British Dressage Championship series for PRE horses.

BAPSH Ltd require confirmation that the imported horse and its passport match, so you need to get his/her identity confirmed by your vet using the BAPSH Ltd Import PRE Registration Application Form with its Identification Sheet on the second page – PRE IMPORT Registration Application form

1.VET IDENTIFICATION – Your vet must complete, 100% in their own handwriting, the BAPSH identification page for your new horse (from the horse itself, NOT from the Spanish papers), READ the microchip, noting down the numbers, and sign and stamp the form to certify the identification. This UK veterinary examination is accepted as proof of the horse’s correct identity, and this has replaced the compulsory examination of the horse by the Spanish Grading Commission during their annual visit to the UK. (NOTE:- IF the horse’s Microchip cannot be read you should contact the Registrar ASAP. DO NOT INSERT ANOTHER MICROCHIP. BAPSH Ltd registration will be provisional pending further checks.)

2.PROOF OF PURCHASE– The Spanish Studbook advise you to obtain a Sales Document showing the change of ownership from the last recorded owner with the Spanish Studbook to You – this must be signed by both parties(the ‘Contrato de Compraventa’), or a Receipt/Invoice with the horse’s details, those of Seller and Buyer, and SIGNED BY THE SELLER to provide proof of legal purchase. If there are one or more intermediary Dealers/Agents in the ‘chain’ of owners between YOU and the last Spanish Studbook recorded Owner then try to get some evidence of these un-registered changes of ownership too, especially important if you buy direct from a Dealer/Agent.
If there are any difficulties with this then please contact me to discuss options.

3. CARTA DE TITULARIDAD/ PROPIEDAD – Horses with ANCCE-LGPRE yellow cream Passports automatically have a Carta de Titularidad or Carta de Propiedad (Ownership Card). FESCCR maroon Passported horses will also usually have a Carta de Titularidad/Propiedad, but if a Carta has never been issued you will need to complete anANCCE-LGPRE Ownership Declaration form(Contact the Registrar if in doubt). The name on the front of the Card shows the last registered owner of the horse with the ANCCE-LGPRE, and the back of the Card should already be partially completed and signed in the ‘Seller’ (El Vendedor) signature Box by the person named on the front. Change of ownership with the ANCCE-LGPRE (Spanish mother studbook) can be achieved by new PRE owners by applying to BAPSH for a ANCCE-LGPRE Horse Owner/Breeder Code (see Item 4) and the ANCCE-LGPRE Service 619 transfer (£56.00) ASAP to get the ANCCE Ownership Card updated into their own name and new LGPRE Code. – ANCCE-LGPRE International Application for Services form
BAPSH recommends that this is done at the same time as the Import Registration.
Download the Step-by Step ANCCE-LGPRE Service 619 (Stage 2 transfer) Instructions on How to Complete ANCCE-LGPRE Application for Services Form.

. ANCCE-LGPRE BREEDER/HORSE OWNER CODE – A Personal Code valid throughout your PRE owning life.
ANCCE-LGPRE will NOT do any paperwork for a PRE Owner without you having an LGPRE Breeder or Horse Owner Code (Codigo Criador or Codigo Ganadero).   WHICH TYPE OF CODE DO I NEED ?

1a. To Change the Ownership records on the ANCCE-LGPRE mother Studbook and get a new CARTA in your name (RECOMMENDED)
1b. To apply for Genetic Coat Colour analysis, Certificates of Encumbrance or DNA, a Duplicate Passport or Carta.
2.If you wish toGrade or Evaluate a PRE youngster for Breeding Approval,
3.If you wish to use a Stallion at Stud on PRE mares,
4.If you wish to breed from a PRE mare,
5.If you wish to Register/inscribe a PRE foal into BAPSH PRE STUDBOOK & the Spanish PRE Mother Studbook (ANCCE-LGPRE)

1a. To Change the Ownership records on the ANCCE-LGPRE mother Studbook and get a new CARTA in your name,
1b. To apply for Genetic Coat Colour analysis, Certificates of Encumbrance or DNA, a Duplicate Passport or Carta.
Download the – LGPRE Breeder/Owner Code Application form

All PRE Owners living in the UK and Ireland apply for ANCCE-LGPRE Services via the BAPSH Ltd Registry Service Office where you will find friendly assistance with filling out the forms.
Here are the Breeder/Horse Owner Code Instructions as a printable pdf to assist you – LGPRE Breeder/Owner Code Instructions

 5. AFTER THE VET ID IS DONE – When the vet and yourself have completed both pages of the BAPSH Import PRE Registration Application form, plus any other forms required, send them back to the Registrar with the ORIGINAL Spanish Passport, plus the ANCCE Ownership Card (if there is one) with your LGPRE Service 619 application (and your LGPRE Breeder/Horse Owner Code application if required), plus a photocopy of any other documentation that the horse arrived with, eg., the Intra-Trade Certificate, and the correct fees.

(Please Note that your passport is NOT sent to Spain but is fully and legally updated here in the UK at BAPSH Ltd)

The Fee for UK Import PRE Registration and Passport update is £70.00 including Royal Mail Signed For Service P&P. Please add the relevant fees for ANCCE-LGPRE Code and the LGPRE Service 619 if you chose to apply for these recommended Services.

Click HERE for the current 2020 FEES for ALL ANCCE-LGPRE and BAPSH Ltd Services.

Cheques are payable to BAPSH Ltd. Or pay by Bank Transfer – Email: bapshregistrar@btinternet.com Mary McBryde for the BAPSH Ltd Registry Account Bank Details

Send the passport, documents and forms by Special/Recorded Delivery so that they are traceable and delivered promptly!

Put your NAME & ADDRESS on the back of the Envelope.

Your updated passport will be returned to you the same way once processed which takes around 10-14 working days.

The Registrar – Mary McBryde
Holly Trees Farm, Chesterblade Road,
Stoney Stratton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4EQ
Email: bapshregistrar@btinternet.com