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Welcome to the Northern Ireland Horse Board Official Website.

The Irish Horse Register has been the leading World Breeding Federation Studbook for producing event horses over the past 11 years.
Currently the Northern Ireland Horse Board has over 4000 shareholders in Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

Board Representation

As a registered Co-operative Society, the board of directors will be elected by members at the Annual General Meeting. The board will consist of a maximum of twelve members. Each Board member will serve a four-year term.

Contact us

Northern Ireland Horse Board
Office Suite, Meadows Equestrian Centre,
Embankment Road,
Lurgan, Co. Armagh.
BT66 6NE

Phone: 028 38 343355
Monday-Friday: 09:00-13:00 Saturday: Closed

See All Awards!

Click to see all NIHB Awards

Foster Mare/Orphan Foal Alert
Adopt a Faol.

There are Foals up for adoption, See Full List.

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Discounted Service Rates

NIHB members receive discounted rates when completing registrations with Horse Sport Ireland. This includes discounts for new passports, naming of horses, passport endorsements and duplicate passports.

Free Access To CapallOir

NIHB members can access CapallOir, the online Irish Horse Register. Members can search for horses and view pedigree, progeny and performance records. (Fair usage Applies)

A Copy of IHR Stallion Book

NIHB members are entitled to a copy of the Irish Horse Register Stallion Book; a vital source of information for breeders, containing contact details for stallion owners/agents.

Copy of The Twice Yearly Magazine

To keep NIHB members up to date with all that is happening with the Studbook as well as Irish Sport Horse competition successes.

Irish Horse Register Passport Applications

To join the NIHB please complete the Membership application form found on the ‘Forms’ page of our website.

To change ownership on an Irish Horse Register passport please complete the Transfer of Ownership application which can be found on the ‘Forms’ page.

For Northern Ireland residents the passport can be returned to the NIHB office for updating. Other applicants must return their passports to the Horse Sport Ireland office in Naas, Co Kildare.

The fee for change of ownership is £12.

To apply for an Irish Horse Register passport for your foal please ask the stallion owner/agent to forward a covering certificate. Once a covering certificate has been received a foal marking kit will be sent out by Horse Sport Ireland for completion.

To name a horse with an Irish Horse Register passport please complete the naming application which can be found on the ‘Forms’ page or by visiting the Horse Sport Ireland website. The completed application will need to be returned to the Horse Sport Ireland office along with the passport and relevant fee.