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2018 CHAPS (UK) Championship Show Schedules & Entry Form Posted: June 2018
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CHAPS (UK) Ball - 17th November 2018 Posted: April 2018
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CHAPS (UK) 2018 Spring & Regional Schedules Posted: Feb 2018

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ATTENTION ALL GRADED STALLION OWNERS Posted: Dec 2017
The Spring issue of a World of Colour is THE place to advertise your Graded Coloured Stallion.
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L'Entente Cordiale Posted: June 2017

French Branch of Chaps

I’m pleased to announce that, contrary to current political events, CHAPS has successfully negotiated a partnership agreement with the Institut Français du Cheval et de l’Equitation (l’IFCE) in France, creating a new ‘entente cordiale’ between the two countries.  This will enable coloured horses and ponies born in France, and which meet CHAPS’ criteria, to be registered with CHAPS in the UK and to have existing passports over-stamped, or in the case of foals and those without passports, to apply for CHAPS passports. 

This has been a long and sometimes complex process that was begun before Britain’s Brexit referendum.  Both parties recognise that the exact terms of the agreement may be subject to change, depending on how Defra responds to Britain’s exit from the EU with regard to the issuing of horse passports, but we are confident that with a strong will to make things work on both sides of the channel, the collaboration with the IFCE will continue in the years ahead.

For the time being, and until numbers in France warrant the creation of additional website services, the service offered in France is being made available via a Facebook page, where information and application forms for owners and breeders will be provided in French.  The resources necessary to create the forms and the page are being kindly provided by Elektra Media Ltd at no cost to CHAPS, and I would like to thank Abbie Hurst for taking time out of her busy work to create some super designs to represent CHAPS France.  

I will provide updates from time to time depending on how things develop and how many owners come forward to register horses with CHAPS.  In the meantime, if you do happen to know anyone with horses in France, please help to spread the word and share the Facebook page and email details, and don’t hesitate to email me on the address below if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.

Au’revoir et à bientôt, Linzy Dickinson      

Email: Chaps.Fr@gmail.com


CHAPS(UK) ANNOUNCEMENT Posted: Jan 2017
"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".

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 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, there will be a form included in the next World of Colour due out in February for you to complete and confirm whether you wish to donate or receive a 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, We hope you all understand and look forward to another great season with our coloured equines"


New Hat Rules - Effective 1st January 2017 Posted: Nov 2016

When jumping in the Ring, the practice or collecting areas, all Riders must wear protective headgear, according to the current standards as listed below:

All PAS 015; VG1; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards. 
Please note that from the 1st January 2017 the list no longer includes BS/EN1384: 2012 (or prior year suffix). The new European standard will be allowed once finalised and be will advised in due course. Skullcaps must be of, or worn with, a dark coloured plain peaked cover. See Rule 3.(C) for further clarification. 

Correctly secured Skull Caps/Riding Hats that meet one of the following current Safety Standards/specifications MUST be worn by all Riders between the ages of 15 to 17 inclusive. 
All PAS 015; VG1; ASTM F1163 04a onwards; SNELL E2001; AS/NZS 3838 2003 onwards. In addition the new BS/EN standard will be allowed, once approved with the finalised number being advised in due course.

Please note that from the 1st January 2017 the list of standards no longer includes BS/EN1384: 1996 or 2012 (or prior year suffix).  The new European standard will be allowed once finalised and will be advised in due course.




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