One of the topics which arose during Friday evening’s showing clinic was Horse Sport Ireland’s current initiative enabling owners to register the breeding of their older horses for a comparatively affordable sum. Basically, if you know the breeding of your horse but didn’t have the means of proving it and therefore only have a white passport, now is your opportunity to verify the breeding and get a green book (provided its pedigree meets the appropriate criteria). Evidence shows that horses with a green book are generally more valuable than horses with white books. Their offspring is also more valuable, if you ever plan to breed.
Find out about the initiative (which only runs to 31 August 2011) on the Horse Sport Ireland website.