As of 1 January 2020, the Appendix ‘A’ register is re-opening after being closed for 17 years. The arrangement for opening is as follows
With effect from 1 January 2020, following inspection and approval by inspectors/inspector nominated by the Highland Pony Council, females and geldings of suitable Highland pony type may be registered as Appendix A ponies. The cost of the inspection will be borne by the Applicant. (*See information on Appendix inspections given below.)
Appendix ‘B’ is for female and gelded progeny, born after 1st January 2020, of Appendix A mares and a fully registered and licensed Highland stallion. Filly progeny of an Appendix B mare, if they pass inspection, will advance to the full register. If not, they will be retained on their dam's register.
Appendix ‘C’ is for female and gelded progeny of Appendix B mares and a fully registered and licensed Highland stallion. Female and gelded progeny of Appendix C mares and fully registered and licensed Highland stallions, if they pass inspection, are eligible for registration in the full Stud book. If not, they will be retained on their dam's register.
*Inspections for Appendix A Applications are now generally undertaken by virtual means. Applicants should email the Society with the application giving the names of the sire and dam, if available, and attach the following images/videos:
- Front view image
- Rear view image
- Side view image
- Head with the mane pulled back image
- A video taken as the photographer walks right around the pony (which is standing still)
- A video of the pony walking away and walking back (it is desirable if trot can be included too)
Entry is open to progeny which have:
- Minimum quarter-bred Highland blood – i.e. at least one grandparent must be a either a fully registered Highland mare or a fully registered, licensed stallion. Proof of the Highland pony lineage must be provided.
- Minimum quarter-bred blood of a different breed.