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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 27/10/2016.

Implementation of EA National Passport Document

Effective 1st January 2017

At the 2015 FEI General Assembly, Article 137.2 of the FEI General Regulations was discussed and changes as outlined below will come into effect on the 1st January 2017:

Horses that are being registered with the FEI for the first time will need to be identifiable by the EA National Passport.

This process WILL NOT APPLY to any horse:

  • with a current FEI registration number
  • with an overseas national passport (KWPN, German Hannover Document,etc.)
  • with a passport issued by the A.C.E Group (update of August 2017)

This process is being introduced internationally to improve horse identification and traceability at events, during international travel and throughout the horse’s career. It is very important that the document is completed correctly as certain pages will be sent to the FEI who will use this information as part of their review process to allow the horse to be able to compete.

What does my horse need?

Horse has not been FEI Registered Previously: 

Discipline FEI Rego & National Passport

FEI Rego & FEI Passport (or FEI Recognition Card)

Jumping CSI1*  CSI2* CSI1*-W  CSI2*-W
Eventing CIC1*  CIC2*  CCI1*  CCI2* CIC3*  CCI3*  CCI4*
Dressage CDI1*  CDI2*  CDIY  CDIJ  CDIP  CDIU25 CDI3*  CDI-W
Driving CAI1*  CAI2* CAI3*
Endurance CEI1*  CEI2* CEI3*
Vaulting CVI1*  CVI2* CVI3*
Reining CRI1*  CRI2* CRI3*
Para-equestrian CPEDI1*  CPEDI2* CPEDI3*

Horse has been FEI Registered Previously: 

Discipline FEI Rego ONLY

FEI Rego & FEI Passport (or FEI Recognition Card)

Jumping CSI1*  CSI2* CSI1*-W  CSI2*-W
Eventing CIC1*  CIC2*  CCI1*  CCI2* CIC3*  CCI3*  CCI4*
Dressage CDI1*  CDI2*  CDIY  CDIJ  CDIP  CDIU25 CDI3*  CDI-W
Driving CAI1*  CAI2* CAI3*
Endurance CEI1*  CEI2* CEI3*
Vaulting CVI1*  CVI2* CVI3*
Reining CRI1*  CRI2* CRI3*
Para-equestrian CPEDI1*  CPEDI2* CPEDI3*

What do I do now ?

  • If you are planning to enter your horse in an FEI sanctioned event for the first time in 2017 (e.g. CDIs, CSI, CCIs etc), you will need to purchase the EA National Passport. The form is available HERE.
  • Reining Horses and Endurance horses planning to compete at FEI events in 2017, which have previously not required EA Registration are now to obtain EA Horse Registration. This is available through your State branch.

Note : 

  • This process will not apply to any horse with a current FEI registration number OR overseas national passport (KWPN, German Hannover document etc.) OR with a passport issued by the A.C.E Group
  • For those horses currently FEI registered and/or upgrading to an FEI Passport (CSI1*-W, CSI2*-W, CDI-W, CDI3*, CIC/CCI3*, CCI4*, CAI3*, CEI3*, CVI3*, CRI3*), the requirement remains unchanged. There is no new action required at this time.
  • An early bird price ($60) will be offered to those registering their purchase prior to COB 22nd December 2016 (office is closed from 23 December 2016 to 2nd January 2017). The full price ($80) will be applied from 2nd January onwards. All the information can be found on the Passport Order Form 2017. The form is available HERE.
  • Owners/Riders who require faster than usual processing (less than 10 days prior to the event) will be charged a $25.00 late processing fee. All prices include GST and Postage.

Please check the EA National Passport Document Q&A before contacting us for further inquiries.

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