The BSPA is a warm and friendly society, which is there to promote the Skewbald and Piebald horse and pony as well as supporting the owners of these equines. Our helpline is open between 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday when we hope to be able answer all your questions and queries. We are required under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), to treat any data we hold about with the upmost confidentiality.
If you need to register your Horse/Pony or apply for a BSPA passport please visit HERE
We sometimes get asked to explain the difference between and amateur and home produced. Here are our definitions which should help.
**AMATEUR DEFINITION – A person is an Amateur for the purpose of showing under BSPA rules if they DO NOT derive any income from working with equines either as self-employed or an employee during the current or previous year, OR engage in breeding, livery, dealing, buying and selling in an commercial capacity, OR receive remuneration for employment in connection with horses in racing, showing, livery or a riding school, OR show a horse owned or sponsored by a company or commercial firm, OR act as a ‘brand ambassador’, OR the equine is stabled in a professional show producer’s yard during this coming season.
**HOME PRODUCED – Members are eligible to enter BSPA home produced classes if they conform to the amateur definition (above) and their equines have been continuously stabled at home or in a DIY capacity at a premises NOT run by a professional producer or trainer. (Refer to definition in BSPA Rule Book and online). All equines MUST be owned, produced and ridden by their owner, partner, spouse or child. Riders/ handlers must NOT have shown any equine produced by a professional producer/trainer/groom at any show since 1st January of the current season, NOR may any equine be shown by a rider/handler who has shown for a professional producer/trainer/groom at any show since 1st January of the current season.
British Skewbald and Piebald Association (“BSPA”) is a data controller registered with the Information Commissioner and endeavours always to process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR). All personal details will be kept confidential and secure, as part of a ‘membership contract’ they will be processed by BSPA for the following purposes only .
▪ Administration of your membership of BSPA.
▪ Contacting you about BSPA’S activities.
▪ Statistical purposes.
▪ Providing details of Shows, Show Secretaries and BSPA Affiliated shows.
▪ Providing details of Panel Judges to BSPA Affiliated Show Secretaries.
▪ Supplying information to DEFRA or the Central Equine database (CED) (Equine Register)