Is your Horse Microchipped?
New legislation means that all
horses, ponies, donkeys and
mules in Great Britain need
to be microchipped.
Failure to comply is an offence
and could result in a fine.
Benefits of having your horse microchipped
Once your horse is microchipped, update your Passport
Issuing Organisation (PIO) with the microchip number and
they will upload the data to the Central Equine Database.
By using the Central Equine Database you can:
- Check your horse’s passport details using the
- Quickly report your horse missing
- Check if a horse is legally for sale
Deadline for having your horse microchipped
The deadline will vary according to what part of the country you’re in.
Ensure your horse is microchipped before the relevant deadline listed below:
- England - 1 October 2020
- Wales - 12 February 2021
- Scotland - 28 March 2021