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CHAPS(UK) Administration Posted: Sept 2018
Admin can be reached on 01685 845045 and

2019 CHAPS (UK) Championship Show Schedules & Entry Form Posted: 2018
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CHAPS (UK) Ball - 17th November 2018 Posted: 2018
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CHAPS (UK) 2019 Spring & Regional Schedules Posted: 2018

Schedule to follow

2019 Show Affiliation Guide & Forms Posted: 2018
2019 Show Affiliation Guide and Forms now available - please see "Affiliate to CHAPS" page to download these.

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      


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.

As of 7th June, 2011, CHAPS(UK) has introduced a Fast Track system, whereby the applicant can pay an extra fee of 50.00 inclusive of VAT for a guaranteed 48-hour (working days) turnaround. This fee is in addition to the membership/registration fees. This system will only apply to instant payments, and is totally dependent on the office being open. The Admin office is closed weekends, bank holidays and public holidays, as well as for attendance at various meetings, functions and, of course, personal holidays. So, if using Fast Track, checks must be made to make sure that the office is open there is no point in applying if the office is closed. This sounds a bit cumbersome, but it is the precise reason why the notifications are given on each and every application form: to allow for times when the Admin office is not open. Acceptance of applications will also be dependent on the forms being completed correctly in full, and the correct fees forwarded.

Please note that due to a change in all of the banks' systems, CHAPS (UK) will ONLY ACCEPT CASH WHEN PAYING FOR ENTRIES ON THE DAY at all regional shows and the championship show.

NO CHEQUES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON SHOW DAYS WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Cheques will be accepted for pre-entries by close of entry date.

CHAPS (UK) QUALIFIERS Posted: 1st November 2010
If you wish to hold CHAPS (UK) Qualifiers at your show please contact Show Affiliation Office. Further details with SAE to Show Affiliation Office, Grange Cottage, North Scarle Road, Wigsley, NEWARK NG23 7EU or E-mail

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