The ScotEquine Pilot is being developed with the purpose of:
ScotEquine and the Scottish Equine Database (SED) is operated on behalf of Scottish Ministers by ScotEID. We pass data from the five Scottish Passport Issuing Offices (PIOs) to the UK Central Equine Database (UKCED); and receive and hold data from the UKCED on all equines registered at a UK PIO with a Scottish postcode (providing that PIO has informed UKCED).
Along with this ScotEquine offers a free compliance checker service to all keepers who sign up and Connect to their equines.
All owners/keepers residing and keeping equines in Scotland can sign-up on ScotEquine and Connect to their horses/ponies. It is free to register, and a ScotEquine card can be requested for each Connected equine.
By registering, you will get #ScotEquineCover, the full benefit of ScotEquine disease (and security) alerts to help keep your horse safe. You may also request a ScotEquine smart ID card, an alternative legal document that can be carried whilst away from home with your equine. The card does not replace the need for an equine passport.
It can be used for certain movements within Scotland in place of the paper passport which can remain at home in a safe location and it boasts convenience as its main bonus.
Signing up to become a member of the ScotEquine Pilot provides the opportunity for you to play a part in the development of ScotEquine. The Scottish Government recognises that in order to fully support the Scottish equestrian community and related industries, it is essential to know not only how many horses there are in Scotland, but where they are and how they move.
The ScotEquine Pilot focuses on gathering the data in ways that are most convenient for the community. Ease of use and transparency are of the utmost importance to ensure the accuracy and quality of the data.