Saturday, June 10, 2023
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Step-By-Step: Transfer of Ownership

  1. You will need
    • A signed and dated – by both the seller and the buyer – transfer of ownership form OR
    • A bill of sale
  2. You will also need a COPY of the horse's papers/passport:
    • Front and back of the original AHS pink registration papers, or
    • For German-papered horses that have been issued a passport
      • a copy of the Certificate of Ownership, OR
      • a copy of the front cover and pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 for passports issued prior to 2017  and for passports issued in 2017 or later, a copy the front cover and pages 21, 22 and 23.
  3. Fill out the online transfer form and upload a scan of the transfer of ownership form (or bill of sale) and both sides of the registration papers.
    • Although membership in the AHS is not a requirement to do a transfer, nonmembers pay a higher fee then active members. If you decide to become a member, you can join using the on-line form at the same time you complete your transfer of ownership.
  4. The owner(s) of record will be amended in the AHS database and a sticker will be mailed to the new owner(s) to affix onto the original registration papers.

Note: Transfers can be done by mail, if necessary: Send the transfer of ownership form and a copy of the horse's papers, along with credit card information or a check, to the AHS office.