Horses or ponies must be registered with the Association in advance of entering any national championship or qualifier for a national championship. Unregistered horses are no longer eligible to enter national events or any regional qualifier.
A horse or pony only has to be registered once with the Association, then it’s recorded for life. There is no charge for this service and it is open to registered members only. Please note that animals may only be registered to one individual’s account.
Over 7,000 horses are currently registered with the Association and you can check to see if your horse is already registered here.
Animals must be aged 4 or more and over 143cms (14hh) in order to be eligible for riding club competitions.
Registering a Horse or Pony
To register an animal for the first time with the Association, you must submit the following documents to National Office:
Applications are processed as soon as possible but it can take up to five working days, so members are advised not to leave it to the last minute. Applications will be accepted by email, fax or post and members are advised not to post a copy of the animals original passport to National Office. Please ensure that you sign the registration form.
Do NOT take a photograph of the registration form and passport as these will NOT be accepted.
Incomplete applications cannot be registered on the database. Unnamed animals cannot be registered on the database until the animal has been named with an appropriate authority.
Only details verified on an animals passport, issued by a recognised Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO), will be recorded on the Associations database.
A fee of €25 will be applicable for any Horse Registration application received from the 1st April until the Monday after the Riding Clubs Festival each year. The service will continue to be free outside of this period.
If you are submitting a postal application during this time, you can pay the fee at this link.
Transfer of Ownership
To transfer ownership of an animal already registered with the Association, you must resubmit an application. However, the ownership must have been recorded with the PIO before applying for the transfer request. The updated copy of the animals passport should accompany the application form. Transfer of ownerships will only be processed once it has been recorded with the PIO.
Change of Name
To change the name of your animal already registered with the Association, you must resubmit an application. However, the change of name must have been recorded with the PIO before applying for the change of name request. The updated copy of the animals passport should accompany the application form. Change of name applications will only be processed once it has been recorded with the relevant PIO.