Colts are eligible from two years old, after 1 January of their second year.
Owners must supply the Secretary with the contact details of a veterinary surgeon. An Examination and Report Form is sent by the Secretary to the vet together with a letter, which is copied to the colt's owner, who also receives the DNA kit for the vet's use. The owner makes arrangements with the vet for the inspection, after which, if the colt has passed, the DNA sample is taken.
The colt must be microchipped upon approval if not already done.
The microchip sticker or number has to be entered onto the pony's passport by the person performing the microchipping and the Society has to be informed of that number.
The cost of the vet's inspection is borne by the colt's owner.
The vet returns the Examination and Report Form to the Secretary. The licence is issued when the DNA testing confirmation is received, records updated and a stallion service book is issued.
A COLT WHICH PASSES THE EXAMINATION MAY NOT BE USED FOR STUD PURPOSES UNTIL THE LICENCE IS ISSUED.
It is important to register transfers of ownership of stallions so that the service book is sent to the correct owner, thus avoiding delays.
The cost of a stallion licence, which includes the cost of DNA testing is £50.00
Stallion service books must be returned to the Secretary by 31 December each year: Fell Pony Society, Bank House, Boroughgate, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6XF
This page last revised: 21 February 2008