Registration Procedure

Registration Procedure for the Kerry Bog Pony Society with Horse Sport Ireland

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) maintains the Kerry Bog Pony Studbook on behalf of the Kerry Bog Pony Co-operative Society Ltd.

Covering certificates

Each year HSI sends a book of covering certificates to the owners of each Class 1 stallion. Class 2, 3 and 4 stallions are issued with a certificate upon request by the stallion owner. The covering certificates are sent directly to the stallion owner. No fee applies for this service.

 

Registration of foals

The following registration procedure will be followed for foals eligible for entry in the studbook:

  • A covering certificate is sent by the stallion owner to HSI by 1st October in the year of covering.
  • HSI sends a marking chart and a DNA kit to the mare owner.
  • The mare owner’s vet inserts a HSI issued microchip, records the microchip number on the marking chart, records the markings of the foal, and takes hair samples for DNA parentage testing.
  • The marking chart is returned to HSI along with relevant fee (as outlined on foal chart) in the envelope provided by October 31st in the year of foaling or else a late fee will be incurred. The hair samples are sent by the vet to Weatherbys’ laboratory for testing.
  • When the parentage results are confirmed by Weatherbys directly to HSI the passport will be issued by HSI to the KBPS Registrar. The Registrar will then check that the pedigree details are recorded correctly, and the correct registration fees are paid (i.e. Member/Non Member), before forwarding the passport to the applicant. If there is a difficulty with the passport, the Registrar will contact the applicant and/or HSI as appropriate in writing within five working days and clearly outline the difficulties with the passport application and how the difficulties can be remedied. Where there is no problem with the passport, the Registrar will forward the passport within five working days to the owner.
  • Any foals out of uninspected (Class 4) mares and/or stallions born after 31st December 2010  will remain in Class 4 and will not be eligible for inspection until both parents are inspected.

Registration of Adults with Pedigree Recorded

The following system applies to adult animals eligible for registration in the studbook:

  • A DNA kit and Kerry Bog Pony marking chart is obtained directly by the applicant on request from HSI.
  • Applicant’s vet takes the DNA samples, the markings of the pony and inserts a HSI issued microchip (if a microchip is not already inserted).
  • The Vet sends the DNA samples to Weatherbys, who will return the results of the parentage test directly to HSI.
  • Applicant then sends the marking chart (with microchip number recorded), covering certificate from the stallion owner and the relevant fee to HSI. HSI will issue the passport to the KBPS Registrar. The Registrar will then check that the pedigree details are recorded correctly, and the correct registration fees are paid (i.e. Member/Non Member), before forwarding the passport to the applicant. If there is a difficulty with the passport, the Registrar will contact the applicant and/or HSI as appropriate in writing within five working days and clearly outline the difficulties with the passport application and how the difficulties can be remedied. Where there is no problem with the passport, the Registrar will forward the passport within five working days to the owner.

Registration of an animal which was part of the original foundation stock or is a descendant of two original foundation stock

  • A DNA kit and Kerry Bog Pony marking chart is obtained directly by the applicant on request from HSI.
  • Animal must be marked by applicants’ vet to ensure that there is a current marking sheet (i.e. markings taken during previous 6 months).  The vet will take a DNA sample and insert a HSI microchip (if there is not already one inserted).
  • The vet sends DNA sample to Weatherbys. Weatherbys send the results back to HSI directly.
  • Applicant sends the marking chart (with microchip number recorded) to HSI. HSI checks the DNA result with Weatherbys to ensure that the recent DNA sample matches the original DNA foundation animal on file with Weatherbys. A passport will be issued and sent to the KBPS Registrar.  The Registrar will then check that the pedigree details are recorded correctly, and the correct registration fees are paid (i.e. Member/Non Member), before forwarding the passport to the applicant. If there is a difficulty with the passport, the Registrar will contact the applicant and or HSI as appropriate in writing within five working days and clearly outline the difficulties with the passport application and how the difficulties can be remedied. Where there is no problem with the passport, the Registrar will forward the passport within five working days to the owner.

Note:

  1. A hair sample must be taken from the animal when being marked by the vet as outlined above. This hair is used to DNA type the animal against the original foundation stock and/or sire and dam, as appropriate. The DNA results must concur with the original DNA information held on file in Weatherbys, from when the animal was DNA typed as one of the original foundation stock and/or their descendants.  The two DNA results must concur.
  2. Progeny of deceased KBP’s must match stated parent DNA.  Progeny ponies are subject to normal registration and inspection fees.
  3. Animals will be first registered in class 4 of the main studbook. If they are presented for inspection they will be classified in the appropriate class.

Naming

Animals must be named at first registration.  It has become a tradition to assign names having bog associations to Kerry Bog Pony foals. That tradition is encouraged by the Society. Duplication of names will not be permitted. The name given to any particular animal must be entered as part of the registration details. A prefix name may be registered with Horse Sport Ireland by an owner/breeder for the appropriate fee. An animal can be named with a prefix at the time of registration; fees apply in accordance with Kerry Bog Pony Cooperative Society rules.

 

 

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