Welcome to the official website for Trakehner Enthusiasts In The UK

The Trakehner Breeders' Fraternity (TBF)
is licensed by the Trakehner Verband GmbH in Germany to register, brand and grade horses for inclusion in the Main Trakehner Stud Book, the Stud Book, the Preliminary Register or Part Bred Register.

Trakehners UK
is the marketing name of the Trakehner Breeders' Fraternity. The TBF is the only UK body licensed by the Trakehner Verband to register, grade and brand pure-bred Trakehner horses for inclusion in the Main Trakehner Stud Book.



The Government have released the Equine Identification (England) Regulations 2018 which come into force on 1 October 2018, and there are a number of key changes which will affect YOU as a horse owner and/or breeder. The key points to note are as follows:

        •   Introduction of Fixed Penalties notices – yes, a monetary fine for Non-Compliance with the regulations without the necessity of going through the courts which can be imposed retrospectively. Remember with the introduction of the Central Equine database the authorities can now simply look up all the details on line!!
      • •   Change of ownership must be reported within 30 days, with the passport sent to the Registrar for the database to be updated accordingly.
      • •   Breeders must report a new foal registration by 30 November in the year of its birth or within 6 months of the birth.
      • •   All horses are required to be microchipped, this now applies to horses born before 2009
      • •   It is now an offence to keep a horse, which is not registered in accordance with the Regulation. This means that ignorance of a keeper is no longer an acceptable excuse, and the keeper can potentially be prosecuted, separately to the owner.
      • •   A new offence has also been created for knowingly withholding a passport

 TBF MARE GRADING & SHOW 2019 21st & 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

Trakehners UK are excited to announce the 2019 Grading and Breed Show will take place on the 21st/22nd September at the central venue of Solihull Riding Club. The Show will be run in conjunction with the British Breeding Young Horse Evaluations and the Mare & Foal Gala Show. This combined event will offer our breeders a magnificent showcase for their stock, and a chance to present both stallion prospects and mares for grading. The full schedule will be available on the website shortly, and will include classes for foals, youngstock, part breds as well as mare and stallion grading and a mare performance test option.

The team from British Breeding are also offering a a full compliment of classes at the season end Gala Show, and the final chance for 3,4 and 5 year olds to be assessed ahead of the new Equine Bridge programme. In all the weekend looks set to offer a great spectacle and must be in the diary of all sport horse breeders and enthusiasts.

Mare Grading,  Foal Branding and assessment, Stallion prospect pre-assessment 

To find out more about our Show and access Show Schedule and entry forms, click Link here..


Chairman updated 23/06/2019



Due to the new EU Rules regarding Passports as from 1st January 2016 there is a new ID and Registration form which must be completed by your vet when the Microchip is applied.  Please send all registrations and change of ownership applications to the new Registrar Mr Paul Janaway.  Click here for address  Please DO NOT USE PO Box number 483 as this has been closed.

Click this link to go to registration forms and online payment


Join or renew your membership online today! Visit our membership page, select your membership option and click sign up now! It couldn't be easier.


Microchips A full set of Guidance notes has been issued by DEFRA on microchips, and passports in particular.