Welcome To Australian Continental Equestrian Group Inc!

We are proud to be a member of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH).
The ACE Passport has been added to the list of “FEI approved national identification documents” available on the FEI website as well as on the FEI Database.
This means that this Passport can now be used as a national identification document for FEI horses.

Postal Address:

ACE Group Inc.

PO Box 224

Canungra  Qld  4275

Phone:  0436 010 676

email to: [email protected]

ACE Horse Passport

Registration papers (Certificate of Pedigree and Birth Certificate).

ACE issues registration papers when a horse is entered in the ACE studbook or register.  The certificate of pedigree is issued as an integral part of the ACE horse passport.

In a time, where record keeping is becoming more and more important, the ACE Group Inc. now provides a tool to keep all your equine details in one easy to use location.

The passports not only include the pedigree of your horse, spaces for assessment scores, performance results but also spaces for vaccination, veterinary records, and much more.

The ACE Group Inc. Horse Passport has been created in accordance with European Standards and is bound with rivets to guarantee the integrity of your Horse’s identity at all times.

This Passport has been approved by the EA and can be used as a National Identification Document.

The ACE Passport has also been added to the list of “FEI Approved National Identification Documents”.

This Passport can now be used as a national identification document for FEI horses.

Each horse may only have one national identification document and documents will not be issued to horses that already have other identification documents issued by other recognised studbooks under the FEI umbrella.

Certificate of Ownership

A certificate of ownership with an identical Universal Equine Life Number is issued in addition to the horse passport. The issued certificate of ownership contains the following information on the horse:

  • Life number/Universal Equine Life Number of the horse
  • Name of the horse
  • Breed
  • Sex
  • Colour
  • Day of birth
  • Name and address of breeder
  • Active markings
    ➢ Brand of breed
    ➢ Brand number
    ➢ Micro-chip number
  • Pedigree with 3 generations (if known)

Unique Equine Life Number (UELN)

Each horse receives a life number as a foal or, at the latest, when entered in the studbook.
The life number is never changed, even if the horse is transferred to a different section of the studbook.
If the horse was already registered in another breeding society, the existing UELN will be used when entering in a section of the ACE register or studbook.
Horses registered prior to the implementation of the UELN will receive the unique equestrian life number with the issuing of the ACE horse passport.

The UELN ACE Life Number is composed as follows:

ACE Unique Code of 036013 is placed in front of the life number.

The unique ACE life number consists of a running number created by the database followed by the state code (see below) and the last two digits of the birth year, e.g. 036013 12492 04 06
replacing old state codes with the following scheme. This horse has the unique ACE number 12492, has been bred in QLD, and was born in 2006.



New South Wales/ Australian Capital Territory 02
Victoria 03
Queensland 04
South Australia 05
Western Australia 06
Tasmania 07
Northern Territory 08

What is the ACE Horse Passport?

A passport is a booklet (minimum A5 size), written in both English and French and German, that uniquely identifies a horse throughout its life and has been issued by The ACE Group Inc.. The passport details the horse’s identity, including its unique life number and microchip number. The later pages show the veterinary treatment history of the horse, its movement and ownership history.

Only the owner of the horse can apply for a passport and it will need to be microchipped before the passport can be applied for. 

Microchips, which are also known as transponders, are read-only passive radio frequency identification devices that are implanted into a horse’s body and have an identification number unique to that particular animal. Only a registered veterinary surgeon can implant the device. A vet must undertake procedures to detect any previous devices already fitted to a horse before beginning to implant a microchip.

What if I buy or sell a horse?

When a horse is sold the owner must give the passport to the buyer at the time of the sale (sale includes any transfer of ownership, whether or not any money changes hands). In the case of auction sales, the passport must be given to the auctioneers, who must then give it to the buyer. The buyer must notify the ACE Group Inc. to register the new ownership, and include:

  • the buyer’s name and address
  • the identification of the horse

Note: it is advisable to thoroughly check a passport before purchasing a horse, and in particular check that the date of birth has not been altered.

How long are passports valid for?

Passports are valid for the entire lifetime of the horse.

My horse has died – what should I do with the passport?

Upon the death of the animal, you must return the passport to the ACE Group Inc. within 30 days so that the passport can be invalidated.  You may, however, request that they return it once they have finished with it.

I am buying a horse. What should I be aware of?

Always ensure that you are satisfied that the horse described in the passport is the one that you intend to buy – check the silhouette against the horse and that the horse is identified by microchip.

Unless you have access to a microchip scanner you may need to employ a vet to check the identity of the horse.  It is always advisable to have a horse vetted before you buy it.  It is your responsibility to advise the ACE Group Inc. of the change of ownership, not the sellers.  You should always see the passport before you purchase and the seller is required to hand it to you at the completion of the transaction.

After the purchase you must send the passport to the ACE Group Inc. to record the change of ownership.

What medications should be recorded in the passport?

The vet should record all vaccinations in pages 16 & 17 of the passport.