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1.—(1) An organisation or association which maintains or establishes a stud book of the origin of a breed, must have established—
(a)a system for recording pedigrees and the ability to carry out the checks necessary for recording pedigrees;
(b)a system for identifying horses;
(c)a definition of the characteristics of the breed covered by the stud book;
(d)a definition of its basic objectives of selection; and
(e)lineages entered in one or more other stud books, where necessary.
(2) An organisation or association which maintains or establishes a stud book, but does not maintain the stud book of the origin of the breed, must comply with the principles established under sub–paragraph (1) by the organisation or association which maintains the stud book of the origin of the breed.
(3) Any organisation or association which maintains or establishes a stud book must satisfy the Secretary of State that it operates efficiently.
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