How to issue a FEI Recognition Card

A horse is going to compete outside of its country of residence or in a higher level event and has a FEI approved national passport; then you must issue the horse a FEI Recognition Card.


Step 1: You must find the horse in question on the FEI Database either by FEI ID number or name and open the Horse Detail page.


Step 2: You must verify that that the Owner information is up to date and correct.

If you need to update the Ownership, you click on New Ownership and the CREATE NEW OWNERSHIP window will open.

  • Are you creating an Ownership with someone who already exists on the FEI Database?

Click here to see "How to create a new Ownership with an existing person"


  • Are you creating an Ownership with a new person, someone who does not already have a FEI ID number?

Click here to see "How to create a new Ownership with a new person"


  • Are you creating a multi-owner Ownership?

Click here to see "How to create a multi-owner Ownership"


Step 3: Please verify the information on the horse’ page and update or add any information you may have in the Horse Info section.

Step 4: To issue the FEI Recognition Card, you must enter the FEI recognised ID number and Issuing body BEFORE clicking on upgrade to RC.



 You can see that the FEI RC has been issued with a 4 year validity.


The stickers will open in a pop-up window.

Please Note: Original stickers must be downloaded and printed on the same day you issue the FEI Recognition Card.


Step 7: You must then print these stickers out on the FEI sticker paper you receive with the blank FEI Recognition Cards.

 Sticker #1 needs to be stuck on the front cover of the FEI RC and stamped with your National Federation stamp:

 Sticker #2 needs to be stuck on page 2 and needs to be signed and stamped by your National Federation:

Please Note: if you intended to issue a FEI Recognition Card but you actually issued a FEI Passport and need this changed, please contact the FEI as soon as possible for the relevant information to be added to the horse’ profile and the correct stickers to be issued.


Step 8: Scans of the relevant pages of this new FEI Recognition Card need to be uploaded to the FEI Database.

 Please view “How to upload horse documents for FEI Recognition Cards on the FEI Database” for further information.


Step 9: The national passport is put in the purple jacket together with the FEI Recognition Card, this document is now ready to be used.



Things to Consider:

  • If a horse document is issued by mistake, please contact the FEI immediately to request for it to be cancelled. If the FEI are not contacted within 24 hours of the mistake, the action will be invoiced and not refunded.
  • Stickers have to be printed on the day of issue, please make sure you have a blank FEI document and sticker paper available before following the process above.
  • A horse may only have one national passport and one original FEI document – if the national passport is lost/stolen/damaged, a duplicate national passport from the relevant issuing body must be requested, followed by a duplicate FEI document. Please refer to “How to issue a duplicate FEI Recognition Card” for further information.


2018-11-05 15:08 Victoria
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