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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Transfering Ownership Problem..

How do you transfer ownership of registered horses if the person you bought the horse from never transferred and you can't get ahold of the "current owner" on the papers? Not a big deal if I can't do it, but would like to transfer them if I can.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-09-2013, 10:06 PM
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I would contact the registry and see if they can help you.

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You send in the transfer papers that the person you bought the horse from should have sent in and paid for along with a new transfer from them to you. You'll have to pay for both transfers if they aren't agreeable to paying for one of them.
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I faced this half way. The original owner had signed the transfer papers but the new owner never completed the transfer to their name. Depending upon the registry, as long as you can show proof of sale, preferably a signed contract, the registry will transfer without all of the other signatures on the papers. I sent in the papers along with the proof of sale contract and had no problems transferring ownership even though the papers were still under the original owner's name.

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I had to make an attempt to contact the owner listed on the papers, via a certified letter (made copies of letter and certified receipt), and then let the registry know what I did. Then, they also tried to contact the owner. I spent about 10 months trying to get mine straightened out and spent over $100 when all was said and done (2 transfer fees, cert fee, postage to mail in registration, etc.). Hopefully yours will go a little smoother.

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Breeder gave papers to buyer #1 who signed but never transferred to her name. Buyer #1 sold horse to #2 who failed to transfer. Buyer #3, me, was able to locate #1 who signed the transfer to me. The registry handled this part of it. As far as they were concerned #2 didn't exist. I had to pay for both transfers to put the horse in #1 then in my name.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-10-2013, 09:00 PM
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Contact the registry first. I just had to do this with my horse. He's been through several owners who never put him in their name. All I have to do is send it my sale contract and they will put my name on his papers. However, they will also note "broken" on his registry papers since the line of ownership was broken.
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