|Exciting News - L'Entente Cordiale
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.
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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".
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
• 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"
We hope you enjoy your navigation through our site, where most information can
be found at the click of a button. Please take the time to read the FAQ page,
where (as it would suggest) you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- i.e. how to register/ passport your horse, how to become a member,
how to overstamp and more.
CHAPS(UK) offer CHAPS(UK) Championship Show qualifiers, CHAPS/BSPS
Winter Restricted Qualifiers, CHAPS/ PUK Qualifiers, HOYS Qualifiers,
Stallion and mare gradings, youngstock evaluations, our magazine "World of Colour"
three times per year for our members, Junior Bursary, Regional
Shows, Championship Show (with gala evenings and mad discos), Xmas Ball,
merchandise (which can also be found on our roving trade stand), free
issues of "Showing World" sent automatically and lots more.
That is besides being a DEFRA approved stud book and Passport Issuing
Office, passports being issued to both members and non-members alike.
If there is anything that you cannot find on the site, then please do not
hesitate to use the "contact us" page, and your email will be swiftly answered.
Alternatively you can contact any of the directors or show affiliations directly
using the details provided.
CHAPS UK CHAIRMAN