October 14, 2014
Learn how to navigate a multiple transfer to get your new horse into your name.
Owning an American Quarter Horse is an amazing experience. The experience begins with the purchase of your horse and the completion of a transfer report. This report is a vital step in maintaining the overall value and integrity of your horse.
The good news is that AQHA’s transfer process can be quick and painless!
Upon the purchase of a horse, you want to make sure that you have the certificate of registration in hand. You will also need a transfer report signed by the seller and listing your name on the buyer line. The date of sale is the date you took the horse into your possession. AQHA does not have a deadline as to when a transfer report should be submitted, nor do we charge any type of penalty. If you find a transfer you forgot to send in, now is the time to submit it!
Effective January 1, 2015, the transfer fee will increase from $15 to $20 per horse if you are a current member, so that’s a big reason to send transfers in before the end of the year. The transfer fee has remained at $15 since 1997. Non-members will be charged a one-year membership for $40 upon the receipt of a transfer.
As you’re completing your transfer form, make sure the seller is the last recorded owner on the horse’s papers. If the last recorded owner is not who you bought the horse from, this is called a multiple transfer. The transfer will remain the same no matter how many owners. Because AQHA will not knowingly skip an ownership, there will need to be a transfer report from each person who owned the horse. Send AQHA all information you have about previous owners, including names, addresses and phone numbers. We will attempt to contact the previous owners for you.
To ensure a successful transfer process, please make sure you do your homework! We are here to advise you if you need further assistance. Feel free to contact the Customer Service Department at 806-376-4811, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
Read Papers to Prove It for tips and advice to consider before and during your horse purchase.