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Change of Ownership & Duplicate Passports

Change of Ownership
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. A non-racing, non-breeding ownership will be required for all horses not actively racing or breeding for a period of 30 days or longer (including pre-training, retired animals and mares whose progeny will not be registered with Weatherbys).


If your horse is currently in training please visit the Racing section of the site, or if at stud, please visit the Stud Book section of the site.

In order to register your ownership, please download, complete and return the form below with the horse’s passport and the indicated fee.

The fast-track service for correctly completed applications is guaranteed within 2 working days under normal circumstances, however external influences such as postal strikes may delay the return of the passport.

Non-Racing/Non-Breeding Change of Ownership Form (PDF) for horses registered in the General Stud Book or Non Thoroughbred Register.

For owners based in the Republic of Ireland please see the Weatherbys Ireland page for change of ownership details.

Scroll down for ID Passport Change of Ownership Form.

Examples of GSB/NTR Passports














Please note that passport covers will vary in colour depending on the horse's year of birth.

ID Passport Change of Ownership
If your horse has a Weatherbys ID Passport (i.e. no pedigree recorded) or British Horse Database passport please download the form below or visit the ID Passports section for further information.

ID Passport Change of Ownership Form (PDF)

Examples of ID Passports














Duplicate Passports (It is a requirement of the owner to apply for a duplicate passport if the original has been lost)
In order to apply for a duplicate passport for a non-racing animal please download, complete and return the form below with a set of veterinary markings (including the scanned microchip number if present) and the relevant fee. Please visit the Horse Names page of the Racing Division section of the site for information on duplicate passports for racing animals.

Duplicate Passport Application Form (PDF) for horses registered in the General Stud Book or Non Thoroughbred Register.
Markings Form (PDF)

For Duplicate ID Passports please visit the ID Passports section.  New markings will not need to be submitted for a duplicate ID passport.

Notification of Deceased Equines
It is an EU requirement to advise the relevant Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) within 30 days when your horse dies and return the passport to them. As per the legislation, the passport will be recorded as "void". If you wish the passport to be returned to you, please indicate this in an accompanying letter, including your full postal return details. Please note that the date of death will need to be provided.  Weatherbys' passports for horses that are deceased should be returned to: Weatherbys Stud Book Dept, Sanders Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 4BX. There is no charge for this service.

Equine Health Checklist
Please visit www.beva.org.uk to view.

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