Part-Bred Connemaras

Part-bred Connemaras can offer the best of both worlds, with the hardiness, good temperament and versatility of the Connemara breed brought together with the excellent features of other breeds such as Thoroughbreds, Irish Draughts and Sports Horses.

There is a special place in the BCPS for part-breds. We have a Part-Bred Register and offer classes for registered part-breds at our Breed Shows. Registered part-breds can also take part in all our performance competitions: Dressage Championship, Eventing Championship, Performance Days and Performance Award Scheme.


Overstamping a part-bred Connemara passport which is NOT issued by the BCPS

Part bred Connemara pony passports can be overstamped by the BCPS providing the Connemara side of their parentage is printed in their passport.

The fee is £60 and the passport should be sent to the BCPS Office, along with a covering letter explaining it is to be overstamped and stating which page of the passport the Connemara breeding is printed.

If you are a current Adult, Joint or Family Member of the BCPS then the overstamping fee is reduced to £40.  Please ensure that you quote your membership number on the covering letter.

If no Connemara breeding is printed in the passport then a DNA test, via hair follicles, would have to be conducted.  The cost for this is £30 (in addition to the overstamping fee).  Please contact the BCPS Office, via email, and request a hair sample bag be posted to you.  Hair sample to be taken by a vet and the bag label to be completed by the vet.  Bag then to be sent to BCPS Office for forwarding to the Lab.  Lab takes approx. 4 – 6 weeks to return results.  Please note, the Lab can only test against a named sire or dam.

The turnaround time for this is usually no longer than 5 working days and passport will be returned Royal Mail, 2nd Class, Large Letter post.

Should you wish to have your passport returned via Royal Mail Special Delivery (tracked and guaranteed before 1pm the day following posting, weekends/bank holidays excluded) then please enclose an additional £10.

Payment can be made either by Cheque (made payable to BCPS) or by bank transfer – details below.  If paying via bank transfer please ensure the payment reaches the BCPS bank account before the passport arrives at the Office as this ensures a quick turnaround time.

Bank Transfer Details:-

Account Name: British Connemara Pony Society.  Sort Code: 60-14-30.  Account No: 44434006. Please use pony name as a reference.

Please note, the BCPS cannot take payment over the phone.




Part-Bred Rules

Registering a part-bred Connemara foal

In order for a part-bred Connemara to be eligible for registration in the Part-Bred Register, the following must be true:

  • The pony has at least one grandparent registered in the BCPS Stud Book or in the Stud Book of a recognised Connemara Pony Society
  • Both parents are named and the UELN number provided – a covering certificate may also be provided
  • The pony has had a microchip inserted by a practising veterinary surgeon

The pony does not necessarily need to have been conceived/born within the jurisdiction of the BCPS, as long as the Connemara element of its parentage can be verified.

More information on the rules for registering your part-bred Connemara are in the Part-Bred Rules, which can be downloaded from this page. For more information on the registration process, please also see our New Registrations page.

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