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National Equestrian Crime Database

National Equestrian Crime Database

The National Equestrian Crime Database (NECD) is used by Police forces throughout the UK. It protects and safeguards your horse and your belongings and provides a unique ‘real time’ information alert crime prevention solution.

It works like this: you register your horse and your equestrian property with the NECD. Then, in the event of a theft, the police, port authorities and auction houses can identify your horse or belongings and return them to you from anywhere in the UK.

What’s more, anyone can check the status of any item for free using the unique NECD Text-it service. Try it for yourself using these examples:

  • To check a freezemark, text necd 398U to 88802
  • To check a Trailer chassis number, text necd HU3HE
  • To check a Horsewatch postcoded saddle, text necd GU15 1LH

NB: Text-it is not case sensitive. Leave a space between necd and the number/postcode. Standard network provider costs will apply.

The BHS strongly recommends you become an NECD member. Joining the scheme costs just under £30 a month. As an NECD member you can send and receive email reports of criminal or suspicious activity, which will be broadcast by text and email to every member within a 10-mile radius of your location.

You’ll also receive alert texts on safety of roads, Be On the Look Out (BOLO) and local and national critical disease alerts. So you can safeguard and protect your horse at all times.

Mark Weston, Director of Access at the BHS, readily endorses the scheme and says: “The NECD service has the potential to significantly reduce the levels of equestrian-related crime throughout the United Kingdom, thereby increasing the safety and welfare of our horses and ponies.”

Jennie Loriston-Clarke adds: “It is essential that all equestrians become members, because in doing so, collectively we can make it nearly impossible for criminals to profit from selling on our stolen horses, tack, vehicles or machinery."

You can join the NECD today at (opens in new window). On registration, please use the NECD partner code NECDBHS. For more information, call 0800 0199044.


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