Stardom by Big Star - bred by Marie Edgar

New Registrations

The Breeders Elite Studbook is a highly regarded studbook registering quality sport horses. With members throughout UK & Ireland, registration with the Breeders Elite Studbook signifies a quality-bred horse. Simply send us the following:

  • The Covering Certificate fully completed with the horses dam and sire at the time of covering.
  • The ID markings diagram completed by a vet on the reverse of the Covering certificate & a microchip inserted, this must have been done while the foal is still with its mother, before weaning*.
  • If the dam and sire are not registered with the BES we require a photocopy of their pedigrees and registration papers.
  • Your name, address and contact number as the owner.
  • Payments can be made by Bank transfer to TSB Account 01885560 Sort Code 77 69 50 or a cheque for the correct amount made payable to Breeders Elite. (Find out the current costs). We can also take card payments over the telephone.
  • Foals must be registered in the year of birth by 31st December. Foals registered after the 31st December will incur late registration costs and passports will have “Duplicate” imprinted in them.

*If this has not been done and the horse is weaned, if your vet knows the foal and mother and can confirm the foal is out of the mare on the covering certificate, a letter confirming this from the vet is sufficient. If this is not possible please see section on DNA.

PLEASE NOTE: We require copies of actual registration documents for the dam and stallion if they are not already known by the Breeders Elite Studbook (e.g. previous offspring has already been registered). WE DO NOT ACCEPT hand written pedigrees.

If all the above is in order with sufficient payment we are able to process passports usually within 7 days. Please alert us to any special circumstances e.g. if you are showing/competing, and need the passport urgently.

The following qualifies for studbook registration:

The following qualifies for studbook registration:

Breeders Elite Studbook
Full Studbook Offspring is by an Approved or Licensed graded Stallion with three generations of pedigree on both sides of the parentage.
Auxiliary Studbook Non BES Stallion but three generations pedigree; Or BES graded stallion but not three generations on both sides of the pedigree.
Foundation/ID only Studbook No pedigree available.
Reception Register


Updating Owner Details - payments page

If you have bought a horse with a Breeders Elite Studbook passport you need to update the Owner details to your own. To do this you must send us the passport with the correct payment and a note detailing your name, address and contact number as the new owner. We will change the details, update our records and return the passport within 7 days.

Duplicate Passport - payments page

If you have a horse that you believe is registered with the Breeders Elite Studbook but does not have a passport or any paperwork it is possible to apply for a duplicate passport.

You must forward us a covering letter confirming the name of the horse detailing why the passport has been lost. You must supply you name, address and contact number as the new owner. We will re-issue the passport to you; we usually hold copies of all ID markings and pedigree.  We require a new set of markings to verify it is the same horse.

DNA Testing - includes passport and registration - payments page

If you cannot confirm the parentage of the horse by a covering certificate or Identification completed before weaning the next step for proof of pedigree is DNA testing.

You must tell forward us as much information and paperwork (as required in the Registration section) for the horse along with your cheque. We will check we already hold DNA for the mother and father and we will then forward you a DNA testing kit, this comprises of the following:

A sample bag, you must take some hair from the mane that includes the root and place it in the bag. This bag is addressed to go the Animal Health Trust for testing.

An ID sketch card for your vet to complete.

Instructions for carrying out the test.

You will send the hair sample to the AHT and return the ID card to us and we will await results. Please note that results can take over 1 month, we will notify you when we receive them.

If we do not hold DNA for the stallion or mother you will need to contact the owner and a DNA test must be carried out for them also.

Please note that DNA testing can only be conclusive if we can match DNA from the offspring with the believed parents. We may encounter problems if DNA held for the parents is an old sample. We endeavour to eliminate unnecessary cost for the owners of the horse however we can never guarantee results will be conclusive. Consequently refunds are not available on inconclusive DNA tests, as resources have already been used.


Download the markings form: Markings Form.pdf [328kb]