PRE Fusion Breeds, Pedigree & Non-Pedigree – Registers II & III – Change of Ownership
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHANGE/TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FOR REGISTER II – PRE FUSION HORSES (previously PRE Partbreds & Non-pedigree PRE-Types), SPANISH SPOTTED SADDLE HORSES, ALBION AZTECAS, SPANISH-NORMAN HORSES, & REGISTER III – HISPANO-ARABS, IN THE UK & IRELAND – 2019
UK EQUINE LAW requires ALL CHANGES OF OWNERSHIP to be REGISTERED with BAPSH Ltd within 30 DAYS of PURCHASE
REGISTERS II, III, & IV – TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OCCURS IN A SINGLE STAGE.
BAPSH suggests that the Seller pays for and completes the BAPSH Ltd Transfer to ensure the sold horse is no longer the Seller’s legal responsibility.
APPLICATION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS
UK EQUINE LAW REQUIREMENTS – COMPULSORY
This Transfer accomplishes the Change of Ownership within the UK for BAPSH Ltd Registered Horses. It updates the Passport into the new owner’s name and address, and updates the UK database records so that your horse’s MICROCHIP is registered to your contact details.
Registering a Transfer of Ownership is a legal requirement for all horses within 30 days of the Sale being completed.
New regulations from DEFRA will now require Notification to their Enforcement officers if the Change of Ownership is not completed on time.
Imported Horses MUST be Registered with an EQUINE PIO within 30 days of Arrival in the UK and this will also register the new Owner’s Name and Address. To check which breeds BAPSH registers go to this page STUDBOOK & BREEDS REGISTERED
Horses with 25% or more Certified PRE (APTO) blood are eligible for registration in one of the BAPSH Register II Studbooks – check with the Registrar if you are unsure which Studbook is appropriate.
Non-Pedigree Horses of PRE-Type are eligible for registration in the PRE Fusion Horse Studbook Appendix-B
Owners MUST complete a UK Import Registration with BAPSH Ltd which includes the Transfer of Ownership at no extra fee. See BAPSH website section on Imported Horses
PROCEDURE TO TRANSFER/ CHANGE THE OWNERSHIP OF HORSES REGISTERED WITH BAPSH Ltd
Download the BAPSH Ltd Transfer/ Change of Ownership Application 2019. Complete the BAPSH Transfer Application Form clearly and legibly with all the requested details, including date of sale, and the Signatures of both Seller and Buyer.
NOTE: The form will be rejected without the genuine seller’s signature on the BAPSH Transfer document. If this has not been achieved, it may be possible to accept the Seller’s Signature on a fully detailed Sales/Purchase Receipt which gives the Horse’s Name, UELN, Microchip, Seller Name & address and email or Phone number , Seller’s Signature, Date of Sale, and the Name and Address of the Buyer.
The fee is £25.00 – inc P&P (Cheque/Postal Order made payable to BAPSH Ltd). If a Bank Transfer is more convenient please Email Mary McBryde – firstname.lastname@example.org for BAPSH Registry Account Bank details
Send the Transfer Form, with the Horse Passport and the Cheque, to the BAPSH Ltd Studbook Registrar by either Special or Recorded Delivery. If all the documents and fees are correct, the Registrar will complete all necessary changes of ownership for UK law and return the Passport to you within 7-10 working days.
Completion of the Transfer means that the horse is now the legal responsibility of the new owner within the UK and the MICROCHIP is registered to the new owner’s contact details and all changes are uploaded to the DEFRA Central Equine Database.
If there are any difficulties with completeing the Transfer Procedure as given above, then please get in touch with the Registrar straight away so that the problems can be tackled.
The BAPSH Ltd Registrar – Mary R McBryde between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday if you have any queries,
Holly Trees Farm, Chesterblade Road, Stoney Stratton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 4EQ
Tel: 07887 890098 Email: email@example.com