The Caspian Horse Society (UK)

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The Caspian Horse Society (CHS) is a UK registered charity with origins in 1975 to promote and preserve the Caspian breed. Newsletters and magazines keep members in touch with policy and news, and link breeders and supporters throughout the world.

A mobile exhibition stand attends major agricultural shows and equine events to reach a wider audience and raise funds through merchandise sales.

The Society maintains and publishes registers of pure and part-bred Caspians and is a founder member of the International Caspian Society which publishes the International Stud book.



In the wake of last year's horse meat scandal, horse passport regulations are tightening. From 1 February 2014 PIOs are required to report breaches of the regulations to Trading Standards: for example when a passport is applied for outside the statutory time limit and failing to report new ownership within 30 days. Please ensure all your paperwork is up to date. For more details please contact the Registrar Ruth Staines via Contact page.


Will breeders please note that as from 1st. January 2015, DNA parent verification will be required to register a Caspian Horse. Details will be available later in the year from the Registrar.


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Join Us
Help preserve a Rare and Precious Breed
You do not have to own a Caspian to be a member
of the CHS - your membership will welcome you
into an international family of people dedicated to
saving this rare and beautiful horse.
To join the Society, download a membership form (below)
and return your application to the Membership Secretary
(the address is on the form).

Adobe PDF Membership form

Need more information?
Contact us - go to Contact page above

Members of the Caspian Stud UK with some of the earliest Caspians imported to the UK (the pony in the centre is not Caspian)

Hopstone Mustapha, ride and drive stallion

 Hopstone Chahar Shambe show-jumping

Just Published
The Autobiography of Louise Firouz

Hopstone Mustapha, ride and drive stallion

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Profile of Jane Holderness-Roddam LVO CBE - President of the Caspian Horse Society

Jane Holderness-Roddam achieved sporting fame in 1968 by winning Badminton on her horse Our Nobby, which was followed by her selection for the Olympics in Mexico the same year. There she became the first British woman to compete in the Olympic three-day event and won a team gold medal. She has since ridden, judged, instructed and competed in many countries around the world, and made a major contribution to equestrian sport and to the promotion of related education and training- including that concerned with the welfare of horses and ponies. She has written many books and articles; assisted in the making of films; and lectured at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. She is a British Eventing Steward and an accredited trainer.
Jane and her husband Tim run West Kington Stud farm, which specialises in horse breeding and the production of semen from top stallions for freezing. West Kington is also home to a Caspian brood mare Runnymede Topaz (by kind permission of Dr Rosemary Harris).