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PART 3Form and Content of Stud Book

Division of the main section of stud book

6.—(1) A recognised organisation must not divide the main section of its stud book except into different classes according to the horses' merits.

(2) Where the main section of a stud book has been divided, a recognised organisation must enter a horse from another stud book, upon application, into the class of the stud book whose criteria it meets.

Compulsory entry in main section of stud book

7.—(1) A recognised organisation must enter a horse in the main section of its stud book if that horse–

(a)is descended from parents entered in the main section of a stud book of the same breed;

(b)has a pedigree established in accordance with the rules of that stud book; and

(c)is identified as foal at foot in accordance with the rules of that stud book, which rules must at least include a requirement for a covering certificate.

(2) Where a horse is eligible for entry in a supplementary section of a stud book in accordance with the criteria set out in regulation 8, a recognised organisation must allow the progeny of that horse to be entered in the main section of its stud book.

Entry in supplementary section of stud book

8.  Where a horse does not satisfy the criteria set out in regulation 7(1), a recognised organisation may enter that horse in a supplementary section of its stud book if that horse–

(a)has been identified in accordance with the rules of its stud book;

(b)is judged by the recognised organisation to conform to the breed standard; and

(c)meets the requirements for minimum performance set out in the rules of its stud book.

Entry in stud book for an animal imported from another member State

9.—(1) Where a horse entered in a stud book in another member State is entered by a recognised organisation in its stud book following import from that State–

(a)the horse must, subject to paragraph (2), be entered under the same name as that in the first stud book; and

(b)the entry in the second stud book must be accompanied with an indication, in accordance with international agreements, of the initials of the country of foaling of the horse.

(2) The name of the animal as entered in the first stud book may be entered into the second stud book preceded or followed by another name provided that the original name is, at a minimum, retained in brackets as part of the entry in the second stud book.

Cross breeding programmes

10.  Where a horse does not satisfy the criteria set out in regulation 7(1), a recognised organisation may enter that horse in the main section of its stud book for the purpose of it taking part in a cross–breeding programme which–

(a)has been approved by that organisation in accordance with the rules of its stud book; and

(b)specifies the breeds which are allowed to take part in that programme.

Revocation

11.  The Horses (Zootechnical Standards) Regulations 1992(1) are revoked.

(1)

S.I. 1992/3045.