The TSR Coloured Register
For ALL Coloured Horse & Ponies
Get your colour approved!
At TSR we LOVE coloured horse & ponies so WHY not get your best friend some recognition!
Get TSR Colour Approved!
You will receive a
TSR Colour Approved Certificate & lapel badge!
What is the TSR Coloured Register?
It is a showing register of any type of coloured horse or pony. It is an approval of colour for showing purposes only. It does not pertain to be a register for breeding or an approval of colour genetics.
What is the Aim of the Coloured Register?
To encourage the affordable registration of coloured horses & ponies at all levels of showing from unaffiliated to County level. To recognise all coloured horses/ponies regardless of breeding or type. Get your horses/ponies colour approved for showing.
How do I get my horse/pony Colour Approved?
Simply fill in the online form and email a copy of the horses passport showing it’s ID markings OR download the form and post a copy of your passport.
Cost £24 inc VAT
- You do not have to know the breeding of your horse/pony
- It must have a broken colour that includes white. If the horse /pony is predominantly one colour the alternative colour must exceed an area of 15cm. Full details on requirements are below
- It can be any type from a miniature pony upwards
What do I receive?
All registered horses/ponies will receive a..
- TSR Colour
Approved Certificate &
- Rider Lapel badge
How Does it Work & FAQ's
TSR registers any type of coloured horse & pony of known or unknown breeding.
Definition of Coloured: Any type and breeding who have a broken colour that includes white. If the horse /pony is predominantly one colour the alternative colour must exceed an area of 15cm. Animals must be black and white or white and any other colour with a patch of naturally occurring white coat above the level of the stifle or elbow, excluding any face markings. Any white marking below this does not qualify. Manes and tails may also be white or have white in them. Appaloosa & spotted ponies can register, Duns & Palomino’s are not eligible.
Copy of Passport ID Markings: A copy of the horses passport & ID markings MUST be submitted at time of registration. Please include the passport pages showing the registered name of the animal, registered Owner and the markings page.
Cost: £24 inc VAT (£4) for Adult & Horse/Pony OR Adult, 1 x Junior & Horse/Pony OR if you are already a member it is FREE.
Does the Register include Duns & Palominos?
The register does not include duns or palominos. The horse must be broken coloured or if the horse /pony is predominantly one colour the alternative colour must exceed an area of 15cm.
Can Spotted & Appaloosa’s Register?
Yes spotted horses & ponies and Appaloosa’s can register.
My horse/pony was rescued can I register?
Yes any coloured horse/pony no matter what it’s background can register.
I do not know the breeding of my horse/pony
As long as the horse/pony has a passport you can register, you do not have to know it’s breeding.
HOYS Coloured Horse & Pony Qualifiers & TSR Membership
Under HOYS Rules TSR Members are eligible to compete in HOYS Coloured Horse & Pony qualifiers.
To compete in HOYS qualifiers the horse or pony MUST be registered in the stud books of either TGCA or CHAPS (UK). You do not have to be a member of TGCA or CHAPS (UK) to register a horse/pony in their stud books, you can do this as a non member. Please see the TGCA or CHAPS website for details on their registration.
Solid Colours, appaloosa or spotted animals with belly markings are not eligible for HOYS qualifiers.
Check Out the info below or our HANDY Guide to HOYS Coloured Qualifiers HERE
Please see the HOYS Rules for full details on eligibility.
HOYS Qualifiers are run under HOYS Rules if you need clarification please contact the
HOYS Equestrian Team on Tel: 02476858205. HOYS Rules are on their website click Here
- The Owner & Rider need to be a member of either TSR, TGCA or CHAPS (UK).
- The horse MUST be registered in the stud books of CHAPS (UK) or TGCA. Horse Registration with CHAPS or TGCA is a life time registration in their studbook (you do not have to register annually) you can do this as a non member of the society.
- Stallions MUST be graded with CHAPS.
- JMB Height Certificates required for ponies entering height restricted classes
- Exhibitors need a HOYS ID Number to enter it is FREE and can be obtained from the HOYS website.
What do I need to do to compete in a HOYS qualifier?
I am not a Member of any society, my horse is already registered in the studbooks of CHAPS or TGCA.
You need to become a member of either TSR, TGCA or CHAPS to compete in a HOYS qualifier. Your horse is registered for life with CHAPS or TGCA in their studbook it does not require an annual registration.
Membership Costs & Benefits
This is an overview of direct membership benefits for full details on all activities the organisations provide please go to their websites
TSR Adult £24 inc VAT
CHAPS Full Adult Membership £35 inc VAT
CHAPS HOYS Adult Membership £20 inc VAT
TGCA Adult Membership £25
I am not a Member of any society & my Horse is NOT registered with TGCA or CHAPS
You can register your horse as a non member with CHAPS or TGCA. It is registered for life in their studbook so does not require an annual registration. Please see cost comparisons below:-
Over Stamping (if the horse already holds a passport)
TSR Membership £24
CHAPS Membership £35
TGCA Membership £25
TSR Membership £24
Horse Registration (if the horse requires a passport)
TGCA Membership £25
TSR Membership £24
TSR Membership £24 CHAPS Horse Registration £38
CHAPS Membership £35
Correct at time of printing 7 Jan 2017 please check CHAPS or TGCA website for updates/changes
Does my Horse need a Height certificate? If you are entering the Non Native not exc 153cm OR the Traditional/Native not exc 148cm your pony will require a JMB height certificate before entering the HOYS qualifier.
Can Stallions Compete? All stallions MUST be graded and registered with CHAPS (UK) to be eligible to compete. TGCA Grading is not accepted at present.
Do I need a CHAPS HOYS Card? You do not need a CHAPS HOYS Card to compete in HOYS qualifiers
HOYS Rules Class Classification for COLOURED HORSE & PONY OF THE YEAR
This competition is open to mares, geldings and CHAPS (UK) graded stallions, four years old or over, to be registered in, and complying with the showing requirements of, the main body of the stud books of the Coloured Horse and Pony Society CHAPS (UK) or the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (TGCA). Stallions are required to wear stallion discs in order to compete.
All Riders and owners must be Members of the Coloured Horse and Pony Society, The Showing Register or the Traditional Gypsy Cob Association.
For height restricted exhibits a valid JMB number must have been lodged with the respective society.
These classes will be run in accordance with the general rules as set out in this rule book.
This class will be divided into four sections as follows:
Section A Ridden Non-Native Ponies up to and including 153cm
Section B Ridden Non-Native Horses exceeding 153cm
Section C Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Ponies up to and including 148cm
Section D Ridden Native/Cob/Traditional Horses exceeding 148cm
Additional Rules as follows:
- Animals must be black and white or white and any other colour with a patch of naturally occurring white coat above the level of the stifle or elbow, excluding any face markings. Any white marking below this does not qualify. Manes and tails may also be
white or have white in them. Solid colours, appaloosa or spotted animals with belly markings do not qualify.
- No spurs when ridden by a junior rider or by any rider competing in the pony sections (Non Native not exceeding 153cms, Native/Cob/Trad not exceeding 148cms)
iii. Qualification will not pass below 5th place.
- All horses/ponies must be produced for the finals in the same type category to which they qualified.
- Failure to comply with any of the rules will result in the forfeit of the qualifying place.
- Judges must be selected from the CHAPS (UK) Horse of the Year Show panel. From 2018 onwards TSR H panel judges will also be eligible for selection.
- Judges may only judge one qualifier during the current year.
iii. Judges have the option to either pull exhibits into line or to have a ‘no pull’ system of exhibits into the preliminary line up.
- Marks must be awarded in the following way Ride, Manners, Way of Going – 50 maximum
Conformation and Type – 50 maximum
- In the case of equality, the horse with the highest ride/performance mark will be deemed the winner. If there still be equality at this point, then the Judges’ decision will be final.
- Qualification will be verified by the Horse of the Year Show office.