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post #1 of 5 Old 09-22-2015, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Questions about transferring passports, registration, etc.

I figured I should start a new thread for this, since my "Buying a horses for my daughter" thread is getting quite long.

We have narrowed down our choice and are very, very close to signing a purchase agreement. So I figured I'd look up transferring the passport and registration papers. My daughter may show this horse down the road so I figure I should have the paperwork transferred over. And of course, I want to be able to prove ownership. So I am reading the Equine Canada website and realize we need to transfer the passport, the registration AND we need a Sport license!

So ok, I get it, things are a little more complicated now than they were when I was 12 and got my last horse (I won't reveal my age, but let's just say it was a while ago). That's fine. The good news is, the sellers have done a great job keeping up with the paperwork (they are a pretty active show home) so everything should be fine.

But I do have a question to ask all of you even before I begin the process. Should the horse be in my daughter's name or in mine? I figured I was going to put it in my name since I am shelling out the $$$ to pay for it (she's 10 and would need to save up her allowance for about 20 years). However, she'll be the one showing it. So are there any advantages in putting her name on the papers rather than mine? I know minors can be named as owners. Also, do I apply for the Sport license or is that in the rider's name? Again, she will be the rider for show purposes, not me.

Your generous and thoughtful expertise is once again requested.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-23-2015, 01:28 AM
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Not sure about Canada but in lots of parts of the world minors aren't allowed to own property.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-23-2015, 04:14 AM
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I agree that minors are not allowed to own so best to do the changes in your name.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-23-2015, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
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From the Equine Canada website:

"15. Can children under 18 years of age be listed as owners or does it require an adult?

Yes, children can be listed as the owner of the horse."

Thereby the confusion. I guess my question is, would there be any reason for me to list the child as the owner rather than myself? If she competes, does she need to be registered somewhere (like for a Sport license)? I'd rather not pay for two Sport licenses (one for myself, one for her) so if it's easier to put everything in her name, then I'll do that. But if the Sport license is issued to the "owner" and the "rider" does not require any kind of registration (other than registering for the specific show), then I'll do everything in my name, which was the plan in the first place.

Forgive my total ignorance of these things... even when I had horses in my youth and teens, I never showed.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-23-2015, 04:07 PM
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Why don't you register the horse in your AND your daughter's name? As for your other questions, I have no idea, things are done differently down here in the US.
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