Hispano-Arab – Imports

Ibaeco, 3yr HA colt YM flpd                        Gaeta, 5yr Spanish mare from Y de Ecija

Pedigree Hispano-arabs Registered with the
Unión Española de Ganaderos de Caballos de Raza Hispano-árabe (UEGHa), Spain.


HispanoArab_Import Registration INSTRUCTIONS 2017

Our National Breed Association is a Passport Issuing Office (PIO) for DEFRA, and is the UK National Office for the Spanish Studbook – ANCCE-LGPRE, Sevilla, Spain. The BAPSH Ltd also has a Studbook (Register II) for Partbred PRE horses with 25% or more of their pedigree descended from PRE Apto ancestors.

The BAPSH Ltd is no longer able to accept new registrations of Hispano-arabs into Register III which was closed in December 2013 in accordance to the wishes of the UEGHa. This has created a major problem for Hispano-arab owners because there is no UK PIO for Hispano-arab importers to register and overstamp the passports of imports as required by UK Equine Law. However it is possible for Hispano-arabs to be registered as Partbred PREs with BAPSH Ltd,  or as Partbred Arabs with the Arab Horse Society, or as Sports-horses with one of several PIOs or indeed register with all three organisations to obtain the widest possible range of competition options.

Imported Hispano-arabs may have a Maroon covered FESCCR passport, or a UEGHa issued passport and the actual Transfer of Ownership for the passport should be made directly with the UEGHa using the SOLICITUD DE SERVICIO Application form (UEGHa) – requesting ‘ Cambio de Titularidad’

Juan Leon Borrero   (Secretario UEGHa)
Avda. Diego Martínez Barrios, 4 Planta 2, Modulo 1B
41013 – Sevilla , SPAIN
Tel:- +34 954421263 | F. +34 954421772      Email:- uegha@caballohispanoarabe.com


The most recently published UEGHa Fees can be seen here ‘Tarifas 2016’
The current Registration and Studbook Regulations for the UEGHa can be read in Spanish by clicking on this link  ‘2012_Regulations LG_UEGHa’

PROCEDURE for Registration to Overstamp Passport to comply with UK Equine Law
Download the ‘Partbred PRE Registration Application 2017′  and complete ALL the Owner details in black or blue ink in capitals on Page 1 of the Registration Application form. Add as much other information as possible, including Breeder details, certified pedigree and any additional data you have. Complete and sign and date the Owner declaration at the bottom of Page 2. Give the horse’s name including the % figure after the name, and the UELN.
2.PROOF OF PURCHASE– You should have a Sales Document showing the change of ownership from the last recorded owner with the UEGHa to You and 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 UEGHa recorded Owner then try to get evidence of these un-registered changes of ownership, especially important if you buy direct from a Dealer/Agent.  Any difficulties with this, please contact BAPSH to discuss options.
3.VET IDENTIFICATION – Your vet must complete, 100% in their own handwriting, the BAPSH identification Page 2 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.)
4. AFTER THE VET ID IS DONE – When the vet and yourself have completed both pages of the BAPSH Partbred PRE Registration Application form, send it back to the Registrar with the ORIGINAL Spanish Passport, plus a photocopy of any other documentation the horse arrived with, eg., Intra-Trade Certificate, and the Correct fees. 

The Fee for REGISTRATION & PASSPORT OVERSTAMP IS £53.00  Includes Recorded Delivery P&P

Cheques/Postal Order 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 your documents by Special/Recorded Delivery to:-
The Registrar – Mary McBryde
Holly Trees Farm, Chesterblade Road, Stoney Stratton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4EQ

 BAPSH Registry Services – Monday to Friday between 10am & 4pm on 07887 890098 or 01749 838791.  Email: bapshregistrar@btinternet.com

Iberica Paloma at the Gallops 2016Iberica Paloma 37.5% – 14yr mare – bred by Yeguada Iberica, Spain.
Paloma had a successful couple of years in UK Endurance competitions