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.