From July 1st next, the ownership details (name, address and contact details) of all newly-registered foals must be recorded by the passport issuing body on their database, and on the Department of Agriculture’s central database.

When any horse is bought or sold, both the seller and the buyer must sign a form, which must be sent to the passport issuing agency within 30 days of the sale and the details of the new owner must be recorded by the passport body on their database and on the central Department of Agriculture database.