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Horses: Transport

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many horse passports have been issued by each of the issuing bodies in each of the last five years. (259505)

The information requested is shown in the following table. These figures have been supplied by the National Equine Database, which only began collecting this information in 2006. We cannot provide exact data for previous years.

Passports issued

Year of issue

PIO name

2006

2007

2008

2009

Unknown

Grand total

American Miniature Horse Club

14

14

65

American Quarter Horse Association UK

81

152

163

16

2

1,161

American Saddlebred Association of Great Britain

22

7

8

58

Anglo-European Studbook Ltd.

1,522

1,822

696

4

6,824

Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHc) UK Ltd.

47

370

Arab Horse Society

1,253

1,835

1,411

14,278

British Appaloosa Society

725

280

301

67

7

1,657

British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse Ltd.

216

142

67

1

440

1,548

British Bavarian Warmblood Association

74

British Carmargue Horse Society

13

8

5

71

British Connemara Pony Society

532

428

338

21

342

4,109

British Driving Society

1,724

372

5

2,787

British Equestrian Federation

328

344

2,742

3,419

British Falabella Studbook

28

11

48

9

159

British Hanoverian Horse Society

190

174

70

990

British Harness Racing Club

5

195

British Horse Database

2

3

1,439

British Horse Society

929

619

478

25

6

22,333

British Morgan Horse Society

49

26

38

28

346

British Palomino Society

25

125

123

3

443

British Percheron Horse Society

34

97

21

11

778

British Show Horse Association

35

45

2

82

British Show Jumping Association

700

427

272

6,775

British Skewbald and Piebald Association

653

575

250

3,306

Caspian Breed Society (UK)

1

1

Caspian Horse Society

17

10

2

79

Cleveland Bay Horse Society

121

137

142

840

1,240

Clydesdale Horse Society

102

191

257

50

1

797

Coloured Horse and Pony Society (UK)

485

1,025

950

95

7

3,136

Dales Pony Society

182

173

143

1,065

2,057

Dartmoor Pony Society

1,038

1,436

1,725

56

327

8,288

Donkey Breed Society

1,034

745

356

71

81

12,824

Eriskay Pony (Mother Society): Comann Each nan Eilean Ltd.

1

6

84

Eriskay Pony Society

28

16

12

35

284

Exmoor Pony Society

263

243

245

58

330

2,565

Farmkey

1,768

979

574

19

21,914

Fell Pony Society

363

483

474

32

15

3,006

Fjord Horse National Stud-book Association of Great Britain

93

102

Fjord Horse Studbook Society

5

10

83

Gypsy Cob Society

282

1,209

2,535

454

4,508

Hackney Horse Society

113

170

91

16

512

Highland Pony Society

10

365

476

67

1

975

Horse Passport Agency Ltd.

13,900

10,420

8,534

634

3,893

145,678

Horse Passports Ltd.

1,597

1,093

439

18

5,234

Hurlingham Polo Association

1,339

1,528

96

737

9,989

Icelandic Horse Society of Great Britain

30

23

22

2

27

118

International Miniature Horse and Pony Society

420

662

814

4

1,906

Irish Draught Horse Society (GB)

241

261

164

17

1,188

Lipizzaner National Studbook Association of Great Britain

148

198

75

22

1,196

Lipizzaner Society of Great Britain

9

2

47

Lusitano Breed Society (Great Britain)

38

32

25

25

155

National Pony Society

576

589

621

91

4,073

8,505

New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society

2,178

1,990

1,968

76

28

15,773

Northern Ireland Horse Board Co-op Society Ltd.

1,462

1,605

1,688

45

8,058

Oakdales (NI) Ltd.

137

48

185

Pet-ID UK Ltd.

9,079

9,091

8,950

532

1,415

90,338

Pleasure Horse Society

1,513

1,089

1,002

51

36,298

Scottish Sports Horse

299

111

305

14

36

2,272

Selle Francais EquiCours

2

43

Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society

3,850

3,830

4,136

10

27

13,901

Shire Horse Society

46

19

13

3,053

3,288

Show Jumping Association of Ireland: Ulster Region

79

166

155

41

1

442

Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain

2,703

2,460

2,241

309

998

19,330

Sport Pony Studbook Society

21

3

20

449

Spotted Horse and Pony Society

33

34

Spotted Pony Breed Society (Great Britain)

89

406

Standard and Trotting Horse Association of Great Britain and Ireland

820

401

530

4,255

Suffolk Horse Society

49

39

40

489

Trakehners UK

122

119

69

113

920

United Saddlebred Association UK Ltd.

17

19

10

36

513

Veteran Horse Society

1,766

1,013

654

1

19,076

Warmblood Breeders Studbook: UK

250

13

141

612

Weatherbys

20,625

22,857

22,227

198

47,850

153,511

Weatherbys ID Passports

2,998

2,324

1,843

113

54,547

Welsh Pony and Cob Society

10,818

8,884

11,373

1,444

45,131

100,500

Grand total

92,012

85,661

80,327

4,124

114,598

834,978