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New regulations on the legal transfer of horse ownership in Ireland

Contributed by Jasmine on Jun 14, 2014 - 09:11 AM

As from 1st July 2014 a change to the transfer of horse ownership comes into effect.

new statutory instrument on the legal transfer of equine ownership will as of 1st July 2014 require the name and address of the breeder as it appears on the foal registration form will appear on the passport. Heretofore no address was required on the passport.

An issuing body shall, when it issues a single lifetime identification document in respect of an equine, enter the name, address and contact details of the owner of the equine on the database operated by that body and in the central equine database .

Upon transfer of ownership of an equine to another person, the person transferring ownership shall ǽ??????

(a) give the single lifetime identification document issued in respect of the equine to the new owner,
(b) make a declaration in writing that he or she has transferred ownership of the equine to the new owner,
(c) forward the declaration referred to in this Regulation to the person acquiring ownership of the equine.
5. A person acquiring ownership of an equine shall ǽ??????
(a) complete and sign the declaration referred to in Regulation 4 (c) , identifying that person, his or her address and contact details and including a statement that this person has acquired ownership of the equine, and
(b) within 30 days, forward the declaration to the issuing body that issued the single lifetime identification document in respect of the equine, along with, where the rules of the issuing body so require, the single lifetime identification document relating to the equine.

A record of the transfer of ownership of an equine shall be maintained by both the person transferring ownership and the person to whom ownership is transferred and be made available on request to an authorised officer.

An issuing body shall, on receipt of the declaration referred to in Regulation 4,
enter the details of the new owner -

(a) in the database of the issuing body, and

(b) in the central equine database.

For further information please contact the ITBA HQ [1]

 
Links
  1. http://www.itba.info/
  2. http://horseandponycentre.org/index.php?module=news&type=user&func=display&sid=150&theme=Printer