Passports - paspoorten - passeports

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Algemeen - En général - In general

Er zijn verschillende antwoorden op de paspoortverplichting in de EU voor uw American Quarter Horse. 


On a plusieurs possibilités ce qui concerne les obligations -passeports- pour votre cheval Quarter Horse en Europe  (EU).


There are various answers in regards to the passport requirements of your American Quarter Horse in the EU.

The Belgian Quarter Horse Passport (+ scroll down for alternatives).

As in the Netherlands and Germany, only cases with a fully OK certificate of registration in your name can be accepted for a BQHA passport. All support services are available at separate address. This separate service is available at separate cost. 


If you choose for the Passport that is issued by the Belgian Quarter Horse Association, we refer to our offices in Heverlee. The price of the passport is 78 Euros plus the cost of your US AQHA administration and the cost of  including your horse in the general equine registry in Belgium.  For all further info please e-mail passport@bqha.be !Only fully completed US paperwork (Certificate of Registration in your name) can be accepted for a passport. In case you need support with your US paperwork, this can be obtained at separate cost at support@bqha.be 


Indien u kiest voor een raspaspoort van Belgische origine, kan u terecht bij onze paspoort dienstverlening in Heverlee. Een Belgisch Quarter Horse raspaspoort kost 78 Euro, te vermeerderen met de kost van de diensten die u nodig heeft in de VS alsook de registratiekost om uw paard in te brengen in de Belgische database. Voor alle info : passport@bqha.be Opgelet: enkel volledig in orde US papierwerk (Certificate of Registration op uw naam) komt in aanmerking voor uw paspoortaanvraag. Indien u ondersteuning wenst i.v.m. uw Amerikaans papierwerk, dat kan tegen separate betaling op support@bqha.be


Si vous choisissez pour un passeport belge, nous offrons nos services à Heverlee pour le prix de 78 Euros en plus les services américains et les frais pour introduire votre cheval au logiciels EU. Uniquement les dossiers complet (Certificat de Registration à votre nome) peuvent être acceptés pour les passeports. Si vous avez besoin de l'aide (payant) avec vos papiers américains, vous pouvez contacter le support à support@bqha.be

The DQHA Passport

The German affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association is has the full authority to operate in Belgium as in most European countries. The passports issued by the DQHA are fully aligned with both the European  regulations as the AQHA's mission statement. This passport is priced at 70 Euros plus the cost of separate DQHA membership and the cost of including your horse in the general equine registry within the EU. www.dqha.de


De Duitse vertegenwoordiging van AQHA heeft de erkenning om paspoorten uit te geven in België als in de meeste Europese landen. De kwaliteitsstandaard wordt beschouwd als de meest accurate in de EU. Het paspoort kost 70 Euro, exclusief de kosten inzake US AQHA administratie als exclusief lidmaatschappen.

The general low budget alternative: generic non-breed passports

There's also a budget alternative, nevertheless this has no EU recognized breed indication. The general non-specified-breed's EU passport will offer you all convenience of a EU valid passport, but is meant for horses of non-breed specified origin. So, in case you are satisfied with equine documentation of your American Quarter Horse with the US AQHA certificate and aside of that an alternative non-breed general passport, this is the budget alternative. Please, consider; a horse with this type of passport is EU-wise not considered as a horse from a designated breed origin. www.paarden.vlaanderen

An equine passport, combined with the other horse-id requirements, including a chip, is required by EU laws and regulations.

Every equidae residing in the EU requires a EU recognized passport

Penalties

Horses in the EU without a passport can be seized by the authorities. Every person responsible for a horse without a passport (not necessarily the owner; can be a trainer, caretaker, transporter, boarding responsible, ... etc.) is held responsible and can be fined and convicted for violating the EU laws and regulations.