Welcome to STAGBI

STAGBI is a breed society and was established to provide credibility and integrity to the Standardbred and Trotting Horse in Harness Racing and other equestrian sports throughout Britain and Ireland. STAGBI is the approved registration organisation with the UK government department DEFRA and at the 2003 International World Trotting conference STAGBI was recognised and approved as the standardbred registration body for Britain and Ireland.

Contacting us - Please email us at info@standardbred.org or click here for telephone and postal address details.

Directors - For 2015/2016: President: Mr Ryan O Neil (Scotland), President Elect: Mrs Maureen Lloyd (Wales)
Mr Nicky Hannon (Ireland); Mr Bob Howard (England); Mr David Lawrie (Scotland); Mrs Grethe Wright (Wales); Ms Sarah Thomas (Scotland); Mrs Gwenan Thomas (Wales); Mrs Elizabeth Towe (England); Mr John Wright (Wales); Mr Lee Price

Latest News

STAGBI office has moved - March 2016

The STAGBI Office has now moved, please note new address and telephone number

Dulais Centre
Pontfaen Rd
SA48 7BN

Tel 01570 423377 (Office) / 07581 438805 (mobile)

STAGBI & IHRA - January 2016

Following the IHRA's decision to move away from STAGBI and establish a new Irish Standardbred Stud Book in Ireland, STAGBI & IHRA have drawn up a working agreement to facilitate the process.

As of Feb 1st 2016, new registrations from Ireland should be presented to the IHRA and will thereafter be registered in the Irish Standardbred Stud Book. The dams of new registrations will also need to be transferred out of the STAGBI Stud Book into Irish Standardbred Stud Book. Owners are required to apply for mares to be transferred. In order to assist the process, there will be no fee for mares transferred before 31 Oct 2016. Thereafter the transfer fee will be 50.

Mating certificates issued for Stallions registered in STAGBI Stud Book or Irish Standardbred Stud Book will be honoured by either organisation. However, it is advocated that Irish owned stallions are transferred into Irish Standardbred Stud Book. There will be no fee for stallions transferred before 1 April 2016. Thereafter the transfer fee will be 50. Please note that stallion owners should apply to the Stud Book that holds the stallions registration for mating certificates.

Application for Transfer Forms for mares & stallions can be downloaded by clicking this link

Horses in Ireland that currently hold a STAGBI passport will remain valid, and until a horse is transferred into the Irish Standardbred Stud Book, transfers of ownership will need to be processed via STAGBI.

It is hoped that STAGBI and the IHRA via the new Irish Standardbred Stud Book can work together to maintain the integrity of the breeding of Standardbreds in Great Britain and Ireland.

STAGBI Awards Dinner -

STAGBI, in conjunction with BHRC, will be hosting an Awards Dinner to celebrate both the STAGBI and BHRC awards winners for 2015.

The event will be held on Saturday 27th February at Daresbury Park Hotel, Warrington, WA4 4BB (located just off Junction 9 of the M56).

Starting at 7pm to be seated for the three course meal at 7.30pm, the evening will be hosted by respected commentator Darren Owen and the awards presentation will be followed by a disco (courtesy of Millstream Discos).

Award winners will shortly receive letters regarding the event. Tickets via the BHRC office and the latest date for purchases is Thursday February 11th. Tickets cost 35 (or a table of 10 can be purchased for 320).

If you have any queries, please contact the BHRC office or STAGBI office.

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