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FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

 

I have a pony that I feel is worth breeding.  What do I need to do to get started?

I have just purchased a pony.  What do I need to do to transfer the pony into my name?

I have a pony that is registered with a recognised society.  Can I register this pony with the APSB?

What are the requirements and procedure to adult register an APSB Shetland Pony Stallion?

Answers

 

I have a pony that I feel is worth breeding.  What do I need to do to get started?

You need to be a member of the Society.  The correct application form can be printed or downloaded from the Forms menu on this website or obtained from your state branch secretary or the Registrar.

Each breeder must register a brand and prefix with the Society. Once your brand and prefix have been approved, you will receive a confirmation letter. For members in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales, please note that you must also submit a copy of the brand registration certificate from the appropriate agricultural department in your state.

You must be the registered owner of the mare before the foal is born. If you have not transferred the mare into your name and the foal is born, the last registered owner of the mare is considered the breeder and the foal will carry their brand and prefix.

Each year on the 31st July, all breeders are to submit to the Registrar breeding mare and stallion returns. Without this, any pony that is bred must be blood typed along with its dam and sire to prove parentage.  Mare and stallion return forms are sent to all members who are the registered owners of stallions or breeding mares each year.  If you do not receive one by the beginning of July and you have a mare or stallion that has been mated, please contact the Registrar to obtain one.

When the foal is born, obtain the relevant registration form from this website, your State Secretary or the Registrar.  When you are the owner of the mare, but not the registered owner of the stallion, a stallion service certificate must be submitted with this completed registration application. These certificates can be purchased from the Registrar or your state branch secretary.

Part-bred ponies that are to have at least 25% registered APSB pure-bred breeding in their pedigree.  If using a stallion not registered with the APSB, it must be registered with an APSB recognised society. The part-bred registration forms can also be obtained from this website, your State Secretary or the Registrar.

Send your membership, pure-bred pony registrations, any part-bred pony registrations and brand and prefix applications to the Registrar:
Australian Pony Stud Book Society Inc.
Federal Office
PO Box 267
Glenbrook NSW 2773

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I have just purchased a pony.  What do I need to do to transfer the pony into my name?

You need to become a member of the Society.  The correct application form can be obtained from this website, your state branch secretary or the Registrar.

Obtain the original registration certificate from the last registered owner.

The transfer details are to be completed on the reverse of computerised certificates.

Forward the membership application (if applicable), original registration certificate and transfer form to the Registrar with the application fee.

Send all membership forms, pure-bred pony transfers and part-bred pony transfers to the Registrar:
Australian Pony Stud Book Society Inc.
Federal Office
PO Box 267
Glenbrook NSW 2773

Please Note:   All forms can be obtained from this website, your state branch secretary, or the Registrar.

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I have a pony that is registered with a recognised society.  Can I register this pony with the APSB?


You need to be a member of the Society.   The correct application form can be obtained from this website, your state branch secretary or the Registrar.

Ensure that the society your pony is registered with is recognised with the APSB, e.g. the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of Australia, the Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society of Australasia etc.  There are quite a few recognised societies and all are listed under Regulation 3.i. of the Society’s Stud Book Regulations.

Obtain the appropriate registration form to suit your pony from this website, your state branch secretary or the Registrar.

Submit to the Registrar a photocopy of the registration papers from the recognised society, both front and back.  The person submitting the application, must be the registered owner on the certificate.

Please check your pony's certificate carefully.  If your pony is out of a Foundation Stock (FS) mare, please contact the Registrar to establish whether your pony is eligible to be registered in the APSB Stud Book.  No gelding applications will be accepted from FS or FS1 mares.

Send your membership and pure-bred pony applications to the Registrar:
Australian Pony Stud Book Society Inc.
Federal Office
PO Box 267
Glenbrook NSW 2773

Please Note:   All forms can be obtained from this website, your state branch secretary or the Registrar

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What are the requirements and procedure to adult register an APSB Shetland Pony Stallion?

The following requirements have been in effect since 1 January 1997 and were updated in April 2003 to include all breeds:

The breeder/owner, as applicable, is to contact the Registrar to obtain a Stallion Registration Kit. This kit contains all the forms required, the DNA test kit (blood typing is no longer done - all tests involve the taking of mane hair for DNA testing), and full instructions on what needs to be sent where.  You will still need to arrange a visit from a suitable veterinary surgeon who is required to inspect and identify the stallion and complete the relevant Pony Stallion Certificate of Suitability.  If the pony fulfils the requirements as set out and the form is duly signed, then the veterinary surgeon will take a small sample of mane hair, and forward the sample and the completed APSB DNA recording form in the envelope supplied to the University of Queensland for processing.

Remember, all details (what needs to be filled in by whom, and sent to where) are provided in the Stallion Registration Kit.
  

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