From time to time the CHDC passes along information or services that may be of interest to our supporters. The International Horse Registry offers registration of your horse(s) along with physical identification that will be stored in a database in the event of an emergency such as the theft or a horse or a localized disaster. We support programs that protect horses, provide lifetime health histories, discourage horse slaughter, and may reunite them with their owners if lost or stolen.
The International Horse Registry – “Changing the world, one horse at a time.”
The International Horse Registry is a non breed-specific registry that tracks the history & owners of I.H.R. registered horses, ponies, donkeys & mules. The mission at International Horse Registry is to provide each owner throughout the life of an equine with a detailed history of the horse, mule or donkey. Any equine, of any age or breed or unknown breeding, anywhere in the world may be registered with I.H.R. even if already registered with a breed association.
The registration documents include two pictures of the equine in full colour. They also provide detailed information about your horse, its characteristics and previous owners. The registration document clearly states, “This Horse Was Not Bred for Slaughter.” Transfer forms between owners include a mandatory no slaughter clause for sellers. The I.H.R also offers an optional gelding agreement for when selling an equine.
Once you register your equine with I.H.R. he/she is enrolled into the “Equine Alert System” for life. Registration will also include an emergency form to be filled out in the event of natural disasters.
The I.H.R. offers discounts to an SPCA, equines adopted through the SPCA, registered rescue societies, including non profit 501(C) rescue organizations and to any horse that has received disease testing. For example equines tested through a recognized testing facility for PSSM and 5 panel will qualify for a discounted I.H.R. registration.
“When you register your equine with I.H.R. you will be provided with a Certificate of Registration and a registration number. That number will be linked to the history of your equine, so that any future owners will have access to a variety of details, including but not limited to health, habits, disciplines and training. The detailed, permanent records we track will be kept in our data base because horses worldwide are deserving of the best chance possible to be understood by each of their owners, and in turn be as successful as possible in all partnerships. This process should begin with the breeder, but we can all be part of a change by registering all equines that we currently own with I.H.R., so moving forward a detailed, accurate history can be provided when buying or selling an equine.”
For more information, please visit the I.H.R. website.
Tina Rowe & Chris Mackenzie – Directors of I.H.R.
(Tina and Chris with be at the Inter Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, BC. August 31st-Sept 4th. The IPE is the largest event in the Interior of British Columbia with over 150,000 attendees).