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.