Originally Posted by Cherie
Is the last recorded owner (the last one that has their name on the lost AQHA papers) available to you? You cannot get duplicate papers without a signed (notarized) affidavit from the 'owner of record', four photos of the horse (that match his markings) and DNA testing if AQHA thinks it is necessary to confirm that this is the horse. If you tell them that there have been other owners between that owner and you, they will require Transfer Forms and a transfer fee for each ownership change and will require a membership or you have to pay the highest transfer fee for 'non-members'.
If you can find this 'owner of record' and pursue this it will cost:
$30.00 for Duplicate Certificate ($70.00 for a non-member)
$15.00 for each transfer ($55.00 for a non-member)
If you think you want to do this, I will look up his last 'owner of record' and PM you that person's name and last address on AQHA records. The last time I did this, the person had moved, was no longer a member and even phone calls to the local Vets and Feed Stores came up empty.
Yes, this is something I want to pursue. I really would like to know who "holds" his papers and would like to get them transferred to me.