When a horse dies or is euthanised, Equine regulation requires that you notify and return the passport to STAGBI within 30 days of death.

Return Passport to STAGBI with covering letter

STAGBI will update office database and Central Equine Database

You may request that the passport is returned to you once it has been invalidated

Notification of death of horse


T1      As an authorised and approved Passport Issuing Organisation for Standardbreds in Great Britain and Ireland STAGBI will issue passports in accordance to the regulations as specified in the Commission Regulation EC 2015/262 (the “2016 EU Regulation”); 2018 No 761 The Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018; 2019 No 57 (W.20) The Equine Identification (Wales) Regulations 2019 and 2019 No 30 The Equine Animal (Identification) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

T2      The above regulations require that a horse death shall be notified to STAGBI and passport returned to STAGBI within 30 days of death.

T3      The death will be recorded on the Database and information uploaded to the Central Equine Database.  Passport will be invalidated as per regulation.

T4      If requested a passport may be returned to the registered owner once the passport has been invalidated


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