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post #1 of 6 Old 03-02-2010, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question for all y'all Quarter Horse people out there! :)

I am a complete noob to the quarter horse world. I have recently purchased an older mare, registered with the AQHA. The previous owners said they never received her papers when they bought her a few years back. Is there any way I can get copies of her papers from the AQHA?

Also, is it possible to change a registered name? I'm not going to change hers, I'm just curious.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-02-2010, 02:52 PM
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What Color is she? I sold a QH a while ago and I was not able to find the papers until recently. Do you have a picture of her? I have been searching for the owners of my old mare so I can give them her papers.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-02-2010, 03:02 PM
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If the QH registry is like the others I would say that they will only send replacement papers to the current registered owner.
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If you could find out who is in possesion of the papers then you could ask them to transfer them to you. The papers belong to the registered owner not to the horse. Some people retain the papers because they don't want a horse to have registered off-spring or they don't want to be tied to the horse in any way but most often the transfer is just not done or the papers get lost. I don't know if AQHA will give you contact info for the previous owners but they may be able to contact them on your behalf to get the transfer.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-02-2010, 03:44 PM
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Yes, if you call AQHA with the horse's registered name, they will tell you the name and last known address of the most recent owner they have on record for the horse. You can then contact that owner to get a signed transfer, and the registration certificate, if they have it. If they no longer have the certificate, you need to have them send you not only a signed transfer, but also a signed/notarized affidavit for a duplicate registration certificate.

Here are the forms you will (might) need--

Here is the phone number for AQHA--
Customer Service --(806) 376-4811

The owners of record do not HAVE to do this for you, but hopefully they will. Sometimes there is a reason that papers were not passed along-- payments weren't made, agreements not completed, etc. Like Kevin said, the last recorded owner has the right to refuse transferring for whatever reason, but hopefully you can find them and they will help you.

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-02-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Shadow - Sent you a PM.

To everyone else, thanks for the info! It is greatly appreciated!

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