The Traditional Cob Registry

Our Mission

To preserve and protect the Traditional Cob as an ‘age-old’ breed that is native to Ireland and the UK. To this aim, TCR created one community-based register for both Irish and Gypsy Traditional Cobs (and therefore for the Traditional Cobs of Ireland and the UK).

Our register is not a studbook

A studbook is a selective register that is established on the basis of selected no-pedigree (foundation) stallions and mares. When a studbook is established (i.e. when there are a sufficient number of full pedigree breeding stallions and mares registered in the Main Section to allow a sufficient number of full pedigree foals to be registered in the Main Section each year so as the studbook can be maintained as a sustainable studbook) the Supplementary (Open Founding) Section should be closed.

Our register is a permanently open non-selective register for all Irish and Gypsy Traditional Cobs (both with pedigree and with no pedigree). Cobs are registered in our register under the following Irish and Gypsy Traditional Cob breed names: -

Traditional Irish Cob
From 14 hands

Mini Traditional Irish Cob
Under 14 hands

Part Bred Traditional Irish Cob
At least 25% Traditional Irish Cob

Gypsy Cob
From 11 hands​

NOTE: TCR does not issue EU equine identification documents (passports)

The TCR Registration Book