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How to become a CHAPS (UK) Member

All memberships are renewable on an annual basis and run from 1st November to 31st October.

All fees quoted below are valid for 2018 and are inclusive of VAT at the current rate


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The CHAPS(UK) Board of Directors have been monitoring the mood of both our members and non-members since the announcement from Grandstand Media that the Coloured HOYS qualifiers and finals are to be opened to TSR and TGCA. As our dear members that have already supported us by re-joining for the 2017 season could not have been notified beforehand, and indeed all of our renewal forms had already been printed and circulated, we have now drawn up the following:
CHAPS(UK) will continue to sponsor the Coloured Horse and Pony HOYS finals for 2017. The finals will bear our banner. The qualifiers will state that the finals are entitled "The Coloured Horse & Pony Society (UK) Coloured Horse of the Year". There will be no contribution from TSR nor TGCA towards sponsorship for 2017

A new membership category is to be introduced IMMEDIATELY for HOYS competitors only. The membership is exactly what it says: this type of membership will have no frills – no journal, no Championship Show qualifier card, no Handbook (to be downloaded from website). It is purely for HOYS entry. The price of this membership is levied at £20 across the board, inclusive of VAT at the current rate

For all those that were caught in the interim period between renewing and the Grandstand Media announcement we offer the following choice:

  • Reimbursement of the £20 HOYS competition number
  • Reimbursement of the difference between the membership fee you have paid and the new HOYS category fee of £20. Any qualifier card issued MUST be revoked, and you will receive no further journals
  • OR
  • You can choose to donate any reimbursements into the CHAPS HOYS sponsorship pot

We will add the new HOYS category to the on-line membership application form, but anyone using hard copy, please just make clear on the form that this is the category you require. All those that have already paid, please contact Administration in writing to declare the route you wish to choose regarding your reimbursement. As a way of thanking you, it has also been agreed that no joining fee/late renewal fee will be charged for 2017 memberships.

So, once again we have listened! We can only apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we were not previously aware of Grandstand Media's intentions. We hope you all understand and look forward to another great season with our coloured equines.

2018 Fees at a Glance...

Adult Showing Member £36.00
Adult Duo Showing Members £60.00
Adult and Child/Senior Showing Members £44.00
Junior/Senior Citizen Showing Member £25.00
Family Showing Members £65.00
Non-Showing Member £28.00
Auxiliary Membership, per person (for entry into HOYS qualifiers only, no other benefits of being a full CHAPS member) £20.00
Showing Levy
(This is payable by Life Members Only, and not applicable to the above Memberships) Life membership number MUST be quoted on the form
Society Badges £4.00
Horse Registration (Members) £28.00
Horse Registration (Non-Members) £38.00
Overstamp Fee for horses already holding a passport (Members) £18.00
Overstamp Fee for horses already holding a passport (Non Members) £22.50
Duplicate passport £50.00
Transfer of Ownership £15
Covering Certificates 2015
For CHAPS(UK) licenced/graded stallions only, owners/managers must be CHAPS(UK) members
Prefixes Members
Prefixes Non Members
DNA Kits

JUDGES ONLY – Please send completed Application Form with correct remittance to:
CHAPS (UK) Show Affiliations Secretary, Emma Hore, Grange Cottage, North Scarle Road, Wigsley, Notts NG23 7EU.

ALL other Membership Applications MUST be sent, with relevant CHAPS Qualification Card and/or HOYS Competition No applications, and correct remittance, to: CHAPS (UK) Admin, 1 McLaren Cottages, Abertysswg, Rhymney, Tredegar NP22 5BH.

Society Journal

The Society publishes its own official magazine, a World of Colour, 3 times per annum. The magazine is sent free of charge to all current paid-up members and contains lists of affiliated shows and qualifiers, results, articles and any updates to this Handbook – please take the time to read it and observe any relevant changes.

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Horse Registration Application Form Download
Overstamp Application Form Download
Members Handbook 2018 Download
DNA Kit Download
Transfer of Ownership Download
Lost Passport Application Form Download
Social Media & Internet Policy Download


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