Julie Spears

Registrar

 

APSB Society
PO Box 267
GLENBROOK NSW 2773

Phone: 02 4739 0008

Please click here to send me an email

Nov 01

Welcome

The APSB was founded in 1931 and was the first society for the registration of ponies established in Australia.

Today, there are ten pure bred pony breeds plus four pony registers under the APSB umbrella.
No other society can offer so many different pony breeds under the one registration.
Please visit our 'How to' page for more information on how to become a member or register a pony

The extent of activities suitable for any of the APSB pony breeds is as endless as your imagination.
Each breed has proven itself in many fields of equine sports, from the absolute elite of the show world
to the fundamental use of a pony as a reliable mount and friend for a child.

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Welcome to Pony Search, your online view of the APSB pony database.  The Pony Search facility allows anyone to view details of a pony registered with the Society.  You can use this search engine to:

  • Find if a pony is registered
  • Find out the pedigree of a pony
  • Find details of breeder and owner
  • Search for ponies by brand
  • Search for ponies by breed / breeder


If you can not find a pony it is either:

  • Not registered with the APSB
  • In the process of being registered or amended by the Federal Office


If you are a pony owner or breeder and do not wish to have your personal displayed please contact the federal office to have your name withdrawn from view.

You can access the database by clicking here

 

Please complete the form below and we will ascertain your eligibility and get back to you...

 
APSB Society
PO Box 3333
Mornington Vic 3931

Phone: 0413 207 202

 

Please complete the form below and we will be in contact as soon as we can...

 

APSB Society
PO Box 3333
Mornington Vic 3931

Established in 1931, it is the oldest stud book society for ponies in Australia, recording the pedigrees of nine pure pony breeds, Shetland, Australian, Hackney Pony and Hackney Horse, New Forest, Connemara, Highland, Dartmoor, Welsh Mountain and Welsh Sections B - C - D and the Fjord Horse.

To review a particular breed, please select from the options below:


Australian Pony

Connemara Pony

Dartmoor Pony

Fjord Horse

Hackney Pony

Highland Pony

New Forest Pony

Shetland Pony

Welsh Pony A & B

Welsh Pony C&D

Oct 30

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 3333
Mornington Vic 3931

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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 3333
Mornington Vic 3931

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 3333
Mornington Vic 3931


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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These Rules and Regulations as printed here, supersede any previous complete set of printed Rules and Regulations of the Society.

LATEST RULES & REGS UPDATED 2012

Part 1 Constitution - Rules of the Society
Part 2 - Regulations of the Australian Pony Stud Book Society
APSB Breed Show Classes
Standards of Excellence
APSB Gypsy Cob Breed Regulations
APSB Pony Riding Guidelines
Part Bred Regulations
Regulations Artificial Insemination & Embryo Transfer 2009

APSB Office Bearers
PATRON Mrs Lesley Barrett-Lennard
PRESIDENT Marion Costello Tel: 03 5978 8294
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Peter O’Regan Tel: 02 6337 5335
TREASURER Stuart Ryan Tel: 03 5472 5212
REGISTRAR & SECRETARIAT PO Box 3333, Mornington Vic 3931 Tel: 0413 207 202
State Branch Secretaries
N.S.W Anne Sinnett  Tel: 02 4883 7987
QLD Carol Spann Tel: 07 5547 0090
S.A David Pittaway Tel: 08 8523 1647
TAS Sue Lawrence Tel: 03 6248 5103
VIC Judi Tainsh  Tel: 03 5221 3099
W.A Lauren McGregor  Tel: 08 9571 1374

Most members are aware that the Federal Office moved in November 2011 from Geebung, Qld to Glenbrook, NSW. Many of you do not know why? The change of secretariat services was made to assist with society to find a value for money solution to the high administration costs. With the society becoming more streamlined and the vision of online applications being developed a full time registrar was no longer needed. The change was not a reflection on the office staff at the Santa Gertrude's office.


The new contract is with Meredith Freeman, former registrar from the RAS NSW from 1999 to 2002. Meredith is located in Glenbrook NSW and currently operates the office from home with a vision to find an office with a street address. Along with Meredith is Katie Stanley, an experienced horse person who worked with the APSB at the RAS from 2001 to 2002 followed by Horse Section and Cattle coordinator for the RASNSW and Claudia Walsh who assists with the general administration. The office, although not meeting the standard 9am to 5pm opening hours, operates for an average of 30 hours per week.


Since the new contract commenced, the office staff have worked with the APSB committee to process the backlog of registrations plus administer new applications. As with setting up any new office there has been a lot of challenges including the setup of banking, office & database procedures/training, telephones and storage/file management. The first 12 months will no doubt be the most challenging and the support and understanding of most members has been well received. The more efficient the Society's administration, the more savings the society can make.


One of the greatest challenges has been the volume of telephone enquiries, particularly the week prior to show entries closing. To assist the office we ask that:

  •     Members apply for their registrations with due time
  •     Members make phone calls within 9am to 5pm. If the office is unattended please leave a message or use our contact form. Phone calls at  10.30pm on the eve of a show will not be processed
  •     Please CHECK you applications before posting. Every time we have to call or email someone for the horse's height, markings etc, it delays the process


What happens with the registration application?

The standard process for correct membership/registration application/transfer is:

  •     Application received and payment processed
  •     Application processed
  •     If a new registration, checked by Editing Committee
  •     Once approved, certificate printed and mailed.


How do I know if the application has been received/processed?

  •     Make sure that all applications are mailed to PO BOX 267, GLENBROOK NSW 2773
  •     Check if payment has been processed?
  •     Check if the pony is updated on the Pony Search


Contact Details


POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box 3333, Mornington Vic 3931
PHONE: 0413 207 202
EMAIL: click here to email

RENEWAL FEES DUE 30TH JUNE – Fee $88.00


How to pay – for the 2012/13 financial year members will be able to pay online or via an automated telephone system, similar to Bpay. Information on how to use these options will be forwarded with your membership renewal in early June 2012.

MEMBERSHIP entitles members to full privileges of membership of the Society as laid down by the Rules and Regulations. A Member may:

    •     Register a stud prefix
    •     Record a brand
    •     Record eligible foals
    •     Adult register eligible mares
    •     Adult register eligible stallions
    •     Issue service certificates
    •     Transfer recorded or registered ponies
    •     Lease recorded or registered ponies
    •     Register eligible geldings
    •     Record eligible APSB Part Bred Ponies
    •     Record eligible APSB Riding Ponies
    •     Stand for election to Branch Committee
    •     Stand for election to Branch Affiliated Promotional Group executive position
    •     Vote for Committee
    •     Attend and vote at Branch Annual General Meeting



If you are intending to breed ponies you will need to register a stud Prefix and Brand with the Society. A stud Prefix is the member's own distinguishing stud name. All eligible ponies bred by a member of the Society must carry his or her own individual stud prefix and brand. Your own stud prefix will identify the ponies bred by you. The name of a registered pony can never be changed and any pony bred by you will always carry your own stud prefix, even if the pony changes hands. Members should also register their own distinguishing brand design with the Society.


All members will periodically receive a copy of their state's official NEWSLETTER, which is published three to four times a year. The NEWSLETTER helps to keep members informed of events within the Society. The NEWSLETTER also gives members the opportunity to advertise ponies for sale etc. The Society publish an ANNUAL FEDERAL JOURNAL which members receive free of charge as part of their membership. Members are welcome to advertise in this publication and also submit articles for consideration for publication.




MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS - Your APSB Membership is ready to be renewed. The renewal fee is $88.00 inclusive of GST. To assist members, the Society is now able to offer online or automated phone payment options. It's simple to use, all you need is a credit card. Once processed the APSB will forward to you a new membership card. The BILLER CODE - 162677 and your REFERENCE number will be on your membership renewal notice. If you wish to pay by cheque please forward payment to:



APSB

PO Box 3333
Mornington Vic 3931





ONLINE PAYMENT

APSB is now accepting payments on line. Please click here to access our secure payment portal and follow the instructions to make your payment. Please ensure that you have your membership renewal notice with you to quote the Biller Code - 162677 and your Reference Number.  For futher information please visit our Privacy Policy and Security Policy



All transactions are processed in Australia Dollars (AUD)



REFUND POLICY

Please choose carefully. We do not normally give refunds if you simply change your mind or make a wrong decision.

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