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Karen Coumbe is an official Measurer of the Joint Measurement Board.

The Joint Measurement Board was established in 1934 to run a national scheme for the measurement of the height of horses and ponies for the purpose of description and classification of horses and ponies for competition.

Key features of the scheme

  • All horses and ponies must have at least one Annual Certificate before they can have a Full Certificate.
  • Annual certificates are issued to animals aged 4, 5 and 6 years old, or to any animal over 7 which is being measured for the first time.
  • Measurements can be done at any time of the year but Annual Certificates will expire on the 31st December following the last measurement.
  • Measurements are carried out by Official Measurers.
  • Measurements are carried out on registered measuring pads with shoes removed.We have an official pad at Bell Equine
  • Consecutive measurements must be done by different Measurers.
  • The Measurer for a Full Certificate must be from a different veterinary practice from the Measurer for the last Annual Certificate.
  • There is a fee of £83 in 2015 to cover the measurement procedure and issuing of certificate, which  has be paid at the time by cheque made payable to JMB Ltd.
  • The animal’s passport must be available at the time of measurement, so please ensure it accompanies the animal on the day. Also all animals being measured must have a microchip inserted. This can be done at the time of measuring if required.
  • A re-measurement procedure can be used to settle doubts about accuracy.
  • For further and more full information about the Joint Measurement Board and its panel of Official Measurers, please visit the JMB Ltd website.