Explaining when and where you need your horse’s passport is solicitor Rebecca Stojak.

Q: Do I need to take my horse’s passport with me when I go to a show?

A: Your horse must be accompanied by his passport whenever he leaves the yard (unless he’s being moved on foot or hacked out).

It should remain with your horse, for example, if your horse is at livery, the passport should be kept at the stables. A photocopy is not good enough.

If you forget your horse’s passport by accident when you’re at a show, and a local authority representative or enforcement agent (for example a Trading Standards officer) asks to see it, you must make the passport available within three hours.

If you fail to do so, you could be given a fine of up to £5000.