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HWSD - Purchasing a pony

Please ensure to check and ask when purchasing a Connemara Pony for their HWSD Test result.
From 2016 all foals bred in Ireland and registered in their stud book have their test result recorded in the back page of their passport.  From 2017 all foals bred in the UK have been tested for HWSD and have the result recorded in their passport.
You can ask the BCPS Secretary if the pony has been tested through the BCPS office.
If you are in doubt ask the vendor to have the pony tested.
Also please ask for the Stallion’s test result when taking a mare to stud. We would encourage all breeders to have their mares tested so as not to breed a foal that is positive for HSWD.

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