Local horses get new passports

Canungra based Australian Continental Equestrian (ACE) Group can now provide official passports for horses.

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) has added ACE passports to the list of officially recognised identification documents.

ACE is a non-profit horse breeding organisation that offers services such as horse registration, assessment and DNA typing.

ACE spokesperson Ingrid Chester said the new passports are good news for Scenic Rim equestrians wanting to compete in events at international level in Australia or overseas.

“We are a local group, here to help the horse industry and we’re proud that for a small organisation we have achieved such a prestigious status,” Ms Chester said.

“Horses registered with ACE can compete at international events with officially recognised identification papers.”

FEI is the global governing body of equestrian sports including show jumping, dressage, endurance and driving.

To compete at international level including Olympic or world cup championship events, all horses must have either an FEI passport or a national passport that has been approved by the FEI.