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NetPosse Identification Program (NIP) Registry

Stolen Horse International, Inc./ is the first and only nonprofit organization dedicated to

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horse recovery, horse identification and theft education in the United States.

As the leader in the horse industry since 1998,, a pioneer that has brought theft awareness into public light invites you to protect yourself and your horse further. 

We are happy to offer the NetPosse Identification Program (NIP) Registry, a worldwide database for horse owners around the globe.

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NIP is the most advanced equine identification database in the world. It is designed to protect your horse and your equipment with confidence.

NIP is an all breed, all discipline registry with the sole aim of identifying horses and equipment should they become lost or stolen.

Equines need to be positively identified for many reasons with a variety of different equine identifications to achieve maxium protection. 

Now with the help of the number one organization behind horse theft, missing horses and ID awareness, Stolen Horse International, aka NetPosse, all horses  and and equine identifications can be registered, aiding in establishing ownership in cases of theft, mistaken identity, herd identification and civil matters.

What are the advantages of entering your horse in the NIP registry

  • All horses, ponies, donkeys and mules regardless of breed, whether registered or not, can be entered into NIP.

  • If your registration papers are lost you can easily retrieve the registry information.

  • You can look up your information from any smartphone at any time.

  • If your horse is missing the NIP information is transferred to's missing horse listings and NetPosse Alerts are sent to thousands. No time is lost looking for pictures and information since it is all listed in your NIP.

  • The public can easily look up information on your horse once it is listed in the reports.

All horses are accepted into the registry. Register your horse in NIP, the NetPosse Identification Program for a one time fee of $20.

 The NIP database includes, but is not limited to the following features:

  • Breed information

  • Type of horse

  • Identifying markings

  • ID registrations -- freeze brands, freeze marks, lip tattoos, microchip numbers, etc.

  • Breed registration numbers

  • Pictures

  • Much more

How do I enter my information in the NIP registry?

  1. Register for an account on

  2. Click on MY NIP in your account (right hand side of your account screen)

  3. Enter your information and pictures.

  4. Update your information as often as needed.