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ponies4ever

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ok this is probably done to death buuuut...

Ive had my mare for nearly a year now and i still haven't got round to changing ownership. What do i do???? Do i have to send off the form with the date i actually got her or do i have to make it in the last 30 days? also the dealers i got her from didn't change the name in her passport and i don't know if that is an issue? She's with LHI. Has anyone had experience with this? I don't want to get in trouble eek!
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Can't offer advice but I'll be interested to see what people say regarding this as I'm in a similar situation. Mine has an Irish Passport.
 

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We only changed one for our mare we've had nearly 3 years! Just filled in the form date we got her sent off and was back shortly we didn't have old owner to sign the form either but all was ok
 

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When I bought my horse the old owner had not updated the ownership details. I updated the passport after six months of ownership and they insisted on having details of the previous owner but did not add them to the passport. I think if I had instead ticked the box that said I had bought from the last person listed in the passport they would have been none the wiser.
 

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It is seldom a problem - which is one of the many reasons why horse passports are not the panacea they were thought to be. but I would suggest changing it now as the UK only has a few months to go before the deadline from the EU to have a national horse database. We all know how well that will work - but you might be better off getting this sorted now rather than in any flurry of activity afterward.
 

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I've yet to change my mares too, and she is registered with 2 societies :( So 2 lots of charges when I do eventually get round to doing it.

I'm also in the predicament as she was bought from a dealer, they didn't put their name in the passport and they need a signature of the last person in the passport, which I obviously don't have.
 

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We had a right problem when we realised that we hadn't changed ownership of one of our horses on the passport. The horse was French & the passport hadn't got a page for changes of ownership. We had to get our vet to write a letter to the French authorities saying he'd examined the horse & checked the microchip & confirmed the horse was the same as on the passport. Of course that cost money for the letter. We then sent the passport off to France along with a fee of around £120 to eventually get a replacement passport, now with owner details pages that weren't in the original. The whole thing cost around £150+. It would have been far cheaper to have said we'd lost the passport & ordered up another from Horse Passport Agency or similar. We did it the right way & it cost treble the amount!
 

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I'm dealing with this right now and worse, I've lost the passport! So I'm trying to do a transfer of ownership AND request a replacement. Thankfully the original owner has helped a lot and spoke to the society on the phone about it and I sent all the paperwork off (with the date that I took her on since that was already on it) and then included a letter with it all apologising for being so late with it!
 

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We had a right problem when we realised that we hadn't changed ownership of one of our horses on the passport. The horse was French & the passport hadn't got a page for changes of ownership. We had to get our vet to write a letter to the French authorities saying he'd examined the horse & checked the microchip & confirmed the horse was the same as on the passport. Of course that cost money for the letter. We then sent the passport off to France along with a fee of around £120 to eventually get a replacement passport, now with owner details pages that weren't in the original. The whole thing cost around £150+. It would have been far cheaper to have said we'd lost the passport & ordered up another from Horse Passport Agency or similar. We did it the right way & it cost treble the amount!

You legally cant do that . The BEF in uk will deal with foreign passports and changee owners details if you contact them.
 

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You used to be able to get the AES to over stamp European passports .
I had one done about eight years ago not sure about now .
 
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