From Henrietta Knight, BCPS Chairman -
The CPBS Articles for 2017 have been sent to the Ministry of Agriculture in Ireland which include clauses on HWSD. Now that HWSD has been recognised officially by the CPBS, we have decided to follow our Mother Society and the BCPS will now stamp the passports of older ponies at the owner's request, provided that the ponies have been tested in accordance with the Society's procedures. It was agreed that a cost of £10 per passport would apply to cover postage, time etc.
It has already been decided that all foals born in 2017 will have HWSD information recorded in their passports.