Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse – Appendix-B Registration for SSSH-Type

SSSH STUDBOOK APPENDIX-B – For Horses with the characteristics required to meet the Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse Breed Standard and Breeding Programme but with Undocumented or Uncertified Ancestry.

Marful Tuscany Luna – SSSH Appendix-B  mare, imported from Spain in 2020

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 looks after the requirements of other horses imported from Spain, and other countries, who clearly have Purebred Spanish Horse (PRE) ancestry judging by their conformation and characteristics but do not have a documented or certified ancestry.

Horses which have the Leopard Spotting gene (Lp) combined with the Patn1 gene or Patn2 genes and which meet the criteria for the Breeding Programme of the Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse may be offered registration into the SSSH Appendix-B.

There are 2 Classes in the SSSH Appendix-B which are defined by the phenotype of the horse.
Appendix-B Classes B1 & B4 provide an essential route for entry into the Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse Breeding Program for any horses of Spanish PRE-Type with the Lp and Patn1 genes. They are an important genetic resource for incorporation into the Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse Breeding Program.

Class B1 Phenotype close to Purebred Spanish Horse (PRE); estimated 93.75% to 100% PRE blood
Class B4 Phenotype of a crossbred PRE; estimated 50% to 74.9% PRE blood.

All the horses are assessed by BAPSH before registration into the above Classes to ensure that they comply with the Breed Characteristics laid down in the Breeding Programme of the Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse but documentation is not available to prove the minimum 25% PRE blood.  (EU 2016/1012  ANNEX II, Chapter II Parts 1b & 2a).

Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse Studbook Appendix-B mares
may be bred to Approved for Breeding PRE horses or Approved for Breeding Spanish Spotted Saddle Horses registered in the Main Studbook and the resulting progeny will be registered into Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse Studbook Appendix-A.
Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse Studbook Appendix-B stallions must be presented for Breeding Approval in exactly the same process (Stage 1 Vet Reproductive Exam and Stage 2 Grading) as is required for SSSH Main Studbook stallions. Go to Breeding Approval & Grading for Stallions & Mares In SSSH Studbook

The progeny of Appendix-A horses will be registered into the Main Studbook providing the other parent is an Approved for Breeding PRE horse or Approved for Breeding Spanish Spotted Saddle Horse registered in the Main Studbook with 50% or more PRE blood. This enables a breeder to create a structured breeding programme centred around a talented SSSH-type horse with an uncertified ancestry.

Below: Tazoo – SSSH Appendix-B mare, owned by the Orchid Stud, and in-foal to a perlino PRE Stallion for a 2022 SSSH Appendix-A foal.


Transfer of Ownership is included in the Import Registration process and an Invoice, Receipt, or Contract of Sale should be provided from the seller to yourself to show that it is a legal sale to you.
BAPSH will also need a copy of the Intra-Trade & EU to Third Country travel documents that accompanied your horse to the UK.

1.Take 4 photographs of the horse to assist in his/her identification as a SSSH-Type Horse. These photographs must consist of:-
i.The whole horse from the RIGHT-side with the horse at right- angles to the camera – head and neck raised.
ii.The whole horse from the LEFT-side with the horse at right- angles to the camera – head and neck raised.
iii.The front of the horse, including his/her head (showing nasal bone, nostril shape, eye-set, etc)
iv.The rear of the horse, taken from directly behind the horse, showing tailset, pelvic and croup shape.

2.Download and print the doublesided (2 page)  SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE – uncertified or undocumented PRE Ancestry – IMPORT REGISTRATION Application Form. 2022
3.Complete all the Owner details in black or blue ink in legible capitals on the 1st page of the Registration Application form. Add as much other information as possible, including any un-certified pedigree or parentage information you have. Complete and sign and date the Owner declaration at the bottom of page 2.
4.Your equine vet visits to perform a detailed and thorough identification from the horse itself, so that BAPSH Ltd can confirm the horse’s identity. This detailed identification may be used to update the existing passport, or to create your horse’s new Re-Issue Registered Status Passport if this is also applied for (Recommended by BAPSH Ltd).
5a. Your Vet’s first action must be to scan the horse’s neck with thoroughness to detect if there is a Microchip in place. (If your horse has a modern passport it must have had a microchip inserted when it was passported but sometimes these become inactive.) If a Microchip is located then this number is written on to the ID page of our application form and the Microchip location is marked on the Identity Diagram with an M in a circle.
If your horse does NOT have an active microchip, your vet must provide and insert a microchip into the left side mid-third of the neck, just below the crest. The Microchip sticker must be put on the Application form and the spare Microchip stickers enclosed with the Registration Application form on its return to the Registry Office.
5b. Then your vet must carefully draw ALL the Whorls, Scars, and White Markings onto the Identity Diagram and also mark the location of the Microchip. The vet then completes the written section on page 2 of the Application form – clearly PRINTING his own name and practice address, plus date and signature, and endorses it with the Vet Practice Stamp.
i. YOUR HORSE HAS a Passport issued by the Junta de Andalucia – these Dark Green Passports do not meet UK Passport regulations because there is no English language description and no Identity Diagram, or one of the other Spanish Regional Government Equine ID-Only Passports that do not meet UK regulations (NB There are 17 Regional Governments in Spain which issue Equine Passports – some are legal in the UK and some are not)
ii. To UPGRADE your horse’s Status from ID-ONLY to Registered Status by applying to BAPSH Ltd for a Re-Issue Registered-Status Equine Passport.

BAPSH strongly recommends that ALL ID-Only Passports are cancelled and new Re-Issue Passports are applied for to UPGRADE horses to Registered Status Passports in order to avoid travel regulation problems on Horse transports carrying a mix of horses with Registered Status and ID-Only Status. Horses with ID-Only Status Passports WILL BE REMOVED from mixed loads at ports of departure from the UK.

7. Send by Special/Recorded Delivery to the Registrar the Form/s, 4 Photos, photocopies of any other documents that accompanied the horse when imported eg Intra-Trade Certificate (Transport document), Sales Receipt/Purchase Receipt or Contract, the Horse’s Passport, and the appropriate Fee :-
a) £65.00 for Import Registration and Passport Overstamp. Includes Recorded Delivery P&P to you
b) £95.00 for Import Registration and a Re-Issue Registered Status NEW Passport. Includes Recorded Delivery P&P to you.

Payment can be made by Cheque/Postal Order payable to BAPSH Ltd, or preferably by Bank Transfer
Email Mary McBryde – for BAPSH Registry Account Bank details.

If you are in doubt about any of the above instructions or need any further clarification please contact:-

The Registrar – Mary McBryde  (BAPSH Registry Services)
Holly Trees Farm, Chesterblade Road, Stoney Stratton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4EQ

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