Change of Ownership

Firstly, congratulations on the purchase of your new horse. It is a requirement under the Horse Passport (England) Regulations to register a change of ownership with the relevant Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) within 30 days of acquiring a horse.

The British Hanoverian Society is able to change ownership on all Hanoverian Horses and also other German breed societies.

Please note that the process will take around 7-10 working days, therefore please ensure you complete all the steps below.

On purchasing your new horse, you should have received a Change of Ownership Certificate, signed by the seller.  If you do not have the Certificate please check with the seller as they may still have it.

Please add your name and address to the back of the Change of Ownership form and return this to the office along with the completed downloaded form. 

The address to send your Change of Ownership is:  BHHS, PO Box 10740 (Walk 29), SUTTON-IN-ASHFIELD, Nottinghamshire, NG17 0EF

If you do not have the Certificate of Ownership (these often get lost), send us a letter giving the 826006********* or DE ************* number and the name and address of the person you purchased it from along with a copy of the receipt of purchase. The receipt of purchase needs to include the passport number, microchip, date of birth, name and address and both signatures from the buyer and seller. We also may need to contact previous owners, so please include as much information as possible.

Please do not send the passport in the post unless asked to do so.

If the horse is unnamed we can also register a name for you. The registered name needs to start with the same initial as the Sire.  Please note that we will only register a prefix if you are the breeder.

The charge for change of ownership is:

£35 plus £3 for postage


If you would like to register a name, the name must start with the same letter as the stallions name, the charge is £30.