Percheron Horse Society Equine Passports
Following European Commission legislation, all horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the UK will need to have a passport.
All owners or keeper of equines will need to obtain a passport for each horse, pony, donkey or mule they own. A foal must be issued with a passport by the 31 December of the year of birth or by 6 month of age, whichever is the later.
The British Percheron Horse Society is a DEFRA authorised Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) and will process passport applications for any type of equine. However, if your horse is already registered with another breed society you should contact that organisation.
Our passports are A5 in size with an attractive durable plastic wipe clean cover. Passports are £16 each with the following discounts (3 to 5 passports £14 each, 6 passports to 10 £12 each, 10+ passports £10 each).
Please note: Discounts only apply to one person being the owner of all the equines.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE
All foals must be micro-chipped prior to passport application. Other adult horses not previously issued with a passport should also be micro-chipped and their passports will be signed as not intended for the food chain.
Change of ownership form can also be downloaded and should be completed when purchasing or transfering ownship of a horse with a passport issued by the British Percheron Horse Society.
For a full list of PIO's and frequently asked questions, contact the DEFRA web-site.
British Percheron Passport Office
Mrs Rowena McDermottTel: 01725 511047
23 Field Barn Cottages
The Data Protection Act 1998
It is required under data protection legislation to advise individuals about the processing of personal information i.e. why this information is being collected, how this information will be used and the circumstance in which it will be disclosed. Information supplied in connection with your [application/registration/competition entry] will be passed by this Society to the National Equine Database [NED]. NED is jointly operated by the National Equine Database Society Limited for Government and the GB equine industry.
There is a mandatory requirement that some horse passport based information about horse and owner must be passed to NED by Passport Issuing Organisations. The information required is likely to be:- Passport Identification Number, names of horses, date of registration, date or year of birth, date or year of death, breed, sex, colour, owner details (title; first name; last name; address; postcode), country of birth, date of passport issue. If available information to aid identification such as BHD number, internal organisation reference number, microchip number, ancestry & keeper details should also be passed to the database. This information is being collected in order to provide a source of data that supports Defra's Veterinary disease control and surveillance activities. he formation will also enable Defra to carry out its responsibilities regarding the implementation of the horse passport requirement. It will also facilitate strategic planning within the equine sector, assist in tracing the owners of straying, lost or stolen horses and reduce malpractice in the sale of horses and ponies. NED will also provide information for Defra-authorised research and evaluation. Defra will be the data controller for the mandatory information which will be processed for Defra by NED Society Ltd. The data collected for this purpose will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the above purposes.
For the equine industry in general, the formation passed to NED voluntarily by the industry will provide a comprehensive central archived source of Breeding, Evaluation and Performance [BEP] data which will enhance the quality of horses bred in Great Britain. NED Society Ltd will be the data controller for the BEP data and a full list of the information provided by the industry date suppliers in order to populate the BEP element will appear on the NED website when this is established. BEP date will be accessible via a dedicated internet website to other interested parties who will pay a fee to access the information. The horse passport based information provided may, in future, be used for research purposes or statistical analysis. Your personal data may be shared, if necessary within the Defra family, other Central Government Departments, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Local Authorities. Your personal details [i.e. name and address of horse owner] will be treated as confidential at all times and all date supplied will be kept secure. Your personal details will not appear on the commercial BEP website. Any enquiries from users of the BEP website will be directed to the organisation or society that forwarded the information to the National Equine Database.
In limited circumstance, Defra/NED Society Ltd or its agents may be required to release information, including personal data and commercial information, on request under the Environmental Information Regulations, the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information or the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, neither Defra, NED Society Ltd nor its agents will permit any unwarranted breach of confidentiality nor will we act in contravention of our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998. Defra/NED Society Ltd or its appointed agents may use the name, address and other details on your application / entry form to contact you in connection with occasional customer research aimed at improving the services that Defra provides to you.