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BAPSH Ltd STUDBOOKS

REGISTER I – PUREBRED SPANISH HORSE STUDBOOK (PRE Studbook for UK & Ireland)
This Studbook was founded in the UK in September 1982 and is a ‘Closed’ Studbook for the PUREBRED SPANISH HORSE,  official name ‘Pura Raza Española’ and official abbreviation PRE.

The PRE Mother Studbook (Libro-Genealogica) in Spain is managed on behalf of the Spanish Minstry of Agiculture (MAGRAMA) by the Breeders Organisation named  ‘Asociacion Nacional de Criadores de Caballo de Pura Raza Española’. This organisation is usually referred to by its initials – ANCCE (www.ancce.com) – and the Studbook Department is referred to as the ANCCE-LGPRE.
Spanish and European legislation places the ANCCE-LGPRE in control of all aspects of PRE breeding, registration, and passport production for every country in the World; visit their website www.lgancce.com to access the online interactive worldwide PRE Studbook pedigrees and data, and your ‘Private Breeder Zone if you have an ANCCE-LGPRE Breeder or Horse-Owner Code.  
BAPSH Ltd has been affiliated to the PRE Studbook in Spain since 1984. The ANCCE-LGPRE refer to their affiliated National Studbook organisations in other countries as National ‘Collaborating’ organisations; ALL PRE related Services and Queries from Breeders & Owners living Outside Spain are handled entirely by the National ‘Collaborating’ organisation where the Breeder/Owner lives.  Thus BAPSH Ltd look after all Services, Enquiries, and Procedures for Breeders and Owners of PRE Horses  in the UK and Ireland. BAPSH Ltd interacts closely with the ANCCE-LGPRE on a daily basis via our secure internet office and banking links.
GO TO – FORMS;INFORMATION;DOCUMENTS; BAPSH & ANCCE to download the forms you need if you are familiar with the necessary procedures.
GO TO – REGISTRY FEES FOR ALL SERVICES to find out what each Service costs.
GO TO – REGISTERING PRE IMPORTS for information and Application forms to get your PRE registered in the UK within the Legal 30 days after arrival here.
GO TO – ANCCE-LGPRE BREEDER & HORSE-OWNER CODES – You MUST have an ANCCE-LGPRE Breeder Code BEFORE you can breed or register or grade a PRE horse
GO TO – PRE BREEDING APPROVAL / GRADING/ EVALUATIONS for Information on how to get your PRE APPROVED FOR BREEDING and lots of advice and pictorials to assist you.
GO TO – PRE COVERING CERTIFICATES & BREEDING CONTRACTS for information on what you MUST do when you Stand a PRE Stallion At Stud or Breed From a PRE Mare. Also the various Essential Breeding Contracts for Loaning A Mare & for Storing or Selling Semen.
GO TO –  REGISTERING PRE FOALS for Information on how to register your PRE Foal.
GO TO – UK BREEDERS & STUDFARMS, AFFIXES & BRANDS to discover who breeds PRE Horses in your area, how to get your own Studfarm Affix for naming your foals and which Affixes are already taken, and how to register your own Stud Brand and to look at the Brands already registered in the UK.

REGISTER II – PRE FUSION BREEDS – STUDBOOK GROUP was founded in September 1982 under the title of Register II PRE Partbred Studbook in order to register and promote the breeding of versatile horses based upon a minimum of 25% PRE blood.

Following upon the publication and adoption of the EU Zootechnical Law in Britain, it has been essential to completely re-organise the structure of our Register II Partbred PRE Studbook  in order to meet the EU legislation. The Register II Studbook is now designated a PUREBREED STUDBOOK  in the same way that Sportshorse and Warmblood Studbooks may combine a wide variety of breeds but are still viewed as Purebreed Studbooks. 

Register II has a new general overarching Title – PRE FUSION BREEDS – STUDBOOK GROUP, and it has been divided into Four Separate Purebreed Studbooks (titled Register II Sections 1, 2, 3, & 4) which each have their own Breed Standard and Rules and Regulations; these are all available by Clicking on the Breed Specific Links below.

Register II Section 1 PRE FUSION HORSE
Register II Section 2 SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE
Register II Section 3 ALBION AZTECA HORSE
Register II Section 4 SPANISH-NORMAN HORSE

The majority of the horses that were originally registered in the Partbred PRE Studbook are now in the PRE Fusion Horse Studbook and are elevated to Purebreed Status.

Register II Horses which meet the Criteria for the other three Purebreed Studbooks have been re-assigned to that specific Studbook, and BAPSH will be informing owners of their horse’s new Purebreed Pedigree Status.

Also, in response to the Zootechnics legislation, BAPSH has closed the Register IV Studbook, as per the requirements of EU Law, and these horses have been moved to the Register II Section 1 PRE Fusion Horse Studbook .

Horses with full parentage but a problem with paperwork are entered into Appendix-A, and Horses of unproven or unknown parentage are entered into Appendix-B.

Under EU Zootechnic Law these Appendix A & B horses are classed as complying with the Breed Standard and Criteria of the PRE Fusion Horse but unable to meet all the documentation requirements so they are in the Appendices and not the Main Studbook.

SECTION 1 – PRE FUSION HORSE STUDBOOK 
PRE Fusion Studbook Subdivisions:-
Main:- Registration criteria
a) the Foal’s parents meet the Main Studbook Breeding criteria
i) a Minimum of 25% Apto PRE blood, without unapproved PREs in the direct line between the foal and the PRE Apto ancestor.
ii) both parents are purebred horses registered in a recognised Studbook for pedigree horses
iii) PRE parents must be Approved for Breeding; any Register II Studbook Stallion must be Approved for Breeding
b) the Foal is DNA typed and parentage tested if any of the following criteria have not been met with:-
i) the Covering Certificate must have been submitted to the BAPSH Registry Office within 1 month of the last Covering date
ii) the Foal must be 5 months old or less when the Registration application form is completed by the Vet.
iii) the Foal must be at Foot with its mother.

Appendix-A:-  Horses of known parentage but documentation issues prevent registration in the Main Studbook. Upgrading to the Main division for the horse itself or its progeny is possible under certain circumstances – see PRE Fusion Studbook regulations by clicking on link Below
Appendix-B:- (Previously known as Register IV) Horses which comply with the breed characteristics laid down in the breeding programme of the PRE Fusion Horse but do not comply with parentage criteria – EU 2016/1012 ANNEX II, Chapter II Part 2a.
Upgrading to the Main division for the progeny of the horse is possible under certain circumstances – see PRE Fusion Studbook regulations by clicking on link Below.
GO TO – SECTION 1 – PRE FUSION HORSE STUDBOOK 
For more detailed Information on the PRE FUSION HORSE’s Breed Standard, Breeding Program, Foal Registration, Breeding Approval & Performance Awards.
GO TO – FORMS;INFORMATION;DOCUMENTS; BAPSH to download the forms you need if you are familiar with the necessary procedures.
GO TO – REGISTRY FEES FOR ALL SERVICES to find out what each Service costs.

SECTION 2 – SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE STUDBOOK
SSSH Studbook Subdivisions:-
Main:- Registration Criteria
a) the Foal’s parents meet the Main Studbook Breeding criteria
b) the Foal is DNA typed and parentage tested if any of the following criteria have not been met with:-
i) the Covering Certificate must have been submitted to the BAPSH Registry Office within 1 month of the last Covering date
ii) the Foal must be 5 months old or less when the Registration application form is completed by the Vet
iii) the Foal must be at Foot with its mother.
c) the Foal is confirmed to have the Lp gene either as a result of a clearly visible spotting pattern at birth, or by genetic test for the Lp gene if the birth coat looks solid coloured.
d) the Foal does NOT have a Grey gene. If neither parent has a Grey gene then the foal cannot have a Grey gene so there is no need to test for Grey. If one parent has a Grey gene the foal must be genetically tested for the presence of Grey gene. The requirement to test is caused by the variability in expression of the Grey gene, sometimes the grey gene is easy to detect visually, but in other foals it can express late and the horse appears non-greying for several years.
e) the Foal does not have PSSM gene. If the Appaloosa lineage parent/s is/are certified PSSM negative then the foal does not need to be tested for PSSM
Appendix:- Horses of known parentage but they don’t quite meet the Main SSSH or documentation issues prevent registration in the Main Studbook. Upgrading to SSSH Main for the horse itself or its progeny is possible under certain circumstances – see SSSH Studbook regulations by clicking on link Below
GO TO – SECTION 2 – SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE STUDBOOK
For more detailed Information on the SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE’s Breed Standard, Breeding Program, Foal Registration, Breeding Approval & Performance Awards.
GO TO – FORMS;INFORMATION;DOCUMENTS; BAPSH to download the forms you need if you are familiar with the necessary procedures.
GO TO – REGISTRY FEES FOR ALL SERVICES to find out what each Service costs.

SECTION 3 – ALBION AZTECA HORSE STUDBOOK
AAH Studbook Subdivisions:-
Main:- Registration Criteria
a) the Foal’s parents meet the Main Studbook Breeding criteria
b) the Foal is DNA typed and parentage tested if any of the following criteria have not been met with:-
i) the Covering Certificate must have been submitted to the BAPSH Registry Office within 1 month of the last Covering date
ii) the Foal must be 5 months old or less when the Registration application form is completed by the Vet
iii) the Foal must be at Foot with its mother.
c) the Foal does not have PSSM gene. If the Quarter Horse or APHA lineage parent/s is/are certified PSSM negative then the foal does not need to be tested for PSSM.
Appendix:- Horses of known parentage but they don’t quite meet the Main AAH or documentation issues prevent registration in the Main Studbook. Upgrading to AAH Main for the horse itself or its progeny is possible under certain circumstances – see AAH Studbook regulations by clicking on link Below
GO TO – SECTION 3 – ALBION AZTECA HORSE STUDBOOK
For more detailed Information on the ALBION AZTECA HORSE’s Breed Standard, Breeding Program, Foal Registration, Breeding Approval & Performance Awards.
GO TO – FORMS;INFORMATION;DOCUMENTS; BAPSH to download the forms you need if you are familiar with the necessary procedures.
GO TO – REGISTRY FEES FOR ALL SERVICES to find out what each Service costs.

SECTION 4 – SPANISH-NORMAN HORSE STUDBOOK
SNH Studbook Subdivisions:-
Main:- Registration Criteria
a) the Foal’s parents meet the Main Studbook Breeding criteria
b) the Foal is DNA typed and parentage tested if any of the following criteria have not been met with:-
i) the Covering Certificate must have been submitted to the BAPSH Registry Office within 1 month of the last Covering date
ii) the Foal must be 5 months old or less when the Registration application form is completed by the Vet.    
iii) the Foal must be at Foot with its mother.
Appendix:- Horses of known parentage but they don’t quite meet the Main SNH or documentation issues prevent registration in the Main Studbook. Upgrading to SNH Main for the horse itself or its progeny is possible under certain circumstances – see SNH Studbook regulations by clicking on link Below
GO TO – SECTION 4 – SPANISH-NORMAN HORSE STUDBOOK
For more detailed Information on the SPANISH-NORMAN HORSE’s Breed Standard, Breeding Program, Foal Registration, Breeding Approval & Performance Awards.
GO TO – FORMS;INFORMATION;DOCUMENTS; BAPSH to download the forms you need if you are familiar with the necessary procedures.
GO TO – REGISTRY FEES FOR ALL SERVICES to find out what each Service costs.

REGISTER III – HISPANO-ARAB STUDBOOK  (Há Studbook for UK & Ireland)
The BAPSH Ltd Há Studbook was founded in 1987 as a breeding Studbook affiliated to the Há Mother Studbook managed by FESCCR in Spain, operating under the rules and regulations laid down by the Spanish Government. Register III operated in a similar way to Register I, with annual visits from the Spanish Studbook authorities to inscribe foals and Grade adults for reproductive approval. This continued for 20 years until the closure of the FESCCR by the Spanish Government in 2007.

In 2008 management of the Há Studbook was handed by the Spanish Government to the ‘Unión Española de Ganaderos de Pura Raza Hispano-Árabe’  (UEGHá)  https://www.caballohispanoarabe.com. This resulted in the closure of the BAPSH Ltd Register III as a breeding Studbook in December 2013 in accordance with the wishes of the UEGHá, and all Studbook  activities reverted to UEGHá in Spain.
Unfortunately Há Studbook management from Spain for the UK population of Hispano-arabs has resulted in no Breeding Evaluations/Gradings for 11 years, and a reduction of Há breeding to very low levels.
The approach of Brexit and the New EU Zootechnics legislation have created an impetus for change. DEFRA has advised BAPSH Ltd to take up the management of Hispano-arab passports again in order to ensure the Há horses are entered onto the DEFRA Central Equine Database as required by law, so BAPSH has re-opened the Register III Studbook to assist UK and Irish breeders/owners of Hispano-arabs.

Hispano-arab Studbook Subdivisions:-
Main Part A:-Hispano-arabs between 25% and 75% PRE and Arab blood. PRE and Há Sires/Dams must be Approved for Breeding. Arab Sires/Dams must be registered in a recognised Studbook and approved by the UEGHá
Main Part B:- Hispano-arabs that are outside the 25% to 75% blood balance are registered in Part B but can be bred from providing they are Approved for Breeding. 
Auxillary:- Mares of unknown pedigree but good Hispano-arab type are entered into the Auxillary Studbook after assessment by an official of the UEGHá.
Progeny of Auxillary mares, sired by Approved Ha stallions, are registered into Part B of the Main Hispano-árabe Studbook.
GO TO – Page under development – our apologies for the delay in access.
For more detailed Information on the HISPANO-ARAB HORSE’s Breed Standard, Breeding Program, Foal Registration, Breeding Approval & Performance Awards.
GO TO – FORMS;INFORMATION;DOCUMENTS; BAPSH to download the forms you need if you are familiar with the necessary procedures.
GO TO – REGISTRY FEES FOR ALL SERVICES to find out what each Service costs.

REGISTER IV – 1994 to 31st January 2019. NOW CLOSED.
All horses in the Register IV Studbook have been upgraded to Purebreed PRE Fusion Horse Status and moved to Register II Section 1 Appendix A or Appendix B. This change is in response to the regulations within the new EU Zootechnics legislation – EU 2016/1012 which has been adopted by the UK.

REGISTER V – BREEDS DESCENDED FROM ANCESTRAL PRE HORSES STUDBOOK GROUP

These breeds all descend from a foundation stock of PRE Horses established hundreds of years ago and each has evolved uniquely according to their country of development. Currently the breeds below have only a small number of representatives in the UK and no UK Studbook PIO specifically for their Breed,  and none likely to be permitted under DEFRA’s current policies. No Studbook PIO has meant that all these very special breeds have been forced to get ID-ONLY Meat-Production Passports for Foals and Imported Horses in order to comply with UK & EU Passport legislation; an ID-Only Meat-Production passport removes all Pedigree Purebreed Status from these rare and treasured horses.

BAPSH has been registering and issuing Pedigree Passports for a small number of PRE Descendant Breed horses since 2007, and has had the goal of expanding and developing this service for Breeders so that these rare horse breeds can be issued with Full Pedigree Purebreed Passports for their individual breeds. The new EU Zootechnics Law has enabled BAPSH to officially create Register V to host UK Studbooks for the Breeds listed in the next section (not an exclusive list). The intention is that all UK & Irish bred Foals of these Breeds will be registered into their respective overseas Mother Studbooks according to the regulations of those Studbooks via BAPSH Ltd in the same manner as BAPSH handles all UK & Irish PRE Horse registrations, and once the Mother Studbook issue the Registration Certificate, BAPSH will issue the Pedigree Purebreed Passport and upload all data to the DEFRA CED as required by UK Equine Law. the UK Registration.
Imported Horses will arrive in the UK already registered in their Mother Studbook but will need UK Registration and a Passport issued within 30 Days of Arrival.

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Breeds Registered by BAPSH Ltd

PUREBRED SPANISH HORSE,  official name ‘Pura Raza Española’ and official abbreviation PRE. This breed has existed in the Iberian Peninsula for thousands of years and can be seen and easily recognised in thousands of artworks from the early Greek and Roman Empires onward.
The  PRE Horse is the ‘Wellspring’ of many, many other breeds around the world.

BREEDS BASED UPON A MINIMUM % of PRE BLOOD

ALBION AZTECA HORSE (Minimum 25% PRE – Maximum 75%)

HISPANO-ARAB (Minimum 25% PRE – Maximum 75%)

PRE FUSION HORSE – CERTIFIED PEDIGREE (Minimum 25% PRE – Maximum 99.9% PRE)

PRE FUSION HORSE – UN-CERTIFIED or UNKNOWN PEDIGREE (PRE-Type or PRE Partbred-Type)

SPANISH-NORMAN HORSE (Minimum 50% PRE – Maximum 75% PRE)

SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSE (Minimum 25% PRE, breeding towards 99.9% PRE)

WARLANDER HORSE (Minimum 25% PRE – Maximum 75%) Registered into the PRE Fusion Studbook; BAPSH issues Warlander Horses with Pedigree Passports via the PRE Fusion Horse Studbook.

BREEDS DESCENDED FROM ANCESTRAL PRE HORSES

These Breeds listed below all descend from a foundation stock of PRE Horses established hundreds of years ago and each has evolved uniquely according to their country of development.  The Breeds are listed according to their Continent of Origin. In the UK these Breeds are rare and relatively small numbers numerically; these Breeds have no Breed Specific UK Studbook PIO to issue their Foals with Pedigree Purebreed Passports; BAPSH Ltd will now be providing this Service .
BAPSH will also Register and Passport any Partbred Horses produced from the Breeds below

NORTH AMERICA
COLONIAL MUSTANG BREEDS :-
COLONIAL MUSTANG
FLORIDA CRACKER HORSE
KIGER MUSTANG
SPANISH MUSTANG

USA GAITED BREEDS:-
MISSOURI FOXTROTTER
PASO FINO (Puerta Rica)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HORSE
TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE

SOUTH AMERICA
CHILEAN CORRALERO (National Horse Breed of Chile)
CRIOLLO  (Argentina & other S.American populations)
MANGALARGA MARCHADOR   (National Horse Breed of Brazil)
PASO FINO (Columbia)
PERUVIAN PASO    (National Horse Breed of Peru)

EUROPE  
MURGESE       (Southern Italy – originally from the Kingdom of Naples)
SORRAIA HORSE  – Ancient Iberian breed of the same type and conformation as the PRE and the Lusitano but now known not to be connected to PRE Horses via maternal lineages (Mitochondrial DNA studies) but possible connection via paternal lineage.