I knew my mare's breeder and her pedigree and her complete history, just didn't have her papers. She was born in the USA and is registered GOV.
I bought her from an amateur who bought her as a foal. She lost her registration papers and her microchip (never had it implanted). As a part of our sales agreement, I required that she get a duplicate copy of her passport and certificate of ownership since I bought her with intentions to breed her. It took a REALLY long time, like almost a year, for me to receive her papers. I'm not sure whose fault it was, but I suspect it was her previous owner taking her time with sending the necessary paperwork in, and not the registry. I kept calling to find out what the status was, and both Holly in the US and the Verband in Germany were extremely helpful in answering my questions.
I'm just curious that you've purchased what is obviously a registered mare given the brand on her and NO PAPERS. How do you know that you legally own the mare? By that I mean - did the person selling the horse to you have clear title? There could be liens on her or worse she could have been stolen at some point
Even if you do find out the registration on the mare - to get duplicate papers you will have to provide an affidavit from the last owner on record.
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So does the previous owner always have to assist in these types of situations? I never had contact with them and doubt they have her papers either.
Yes, we had to submit a transfer of ownership document and our bill of sale in order for them to issue a duplicate copy of her passport and certificate of ownership in my name. Even if you don't have contact with your mare's previous owner, you can still call the Verband to see what information they will give you.
CC, PM me with everything you know about the mare. Her name, her age, her color and rough description of her markings.
The 94 under her brand will be the 3rd and 4th numbers from the end of her life number (registration number). If you know her year of birth, I can get my contacts at the Verband to look for her in the database. You may not be able to get duplicate papers unless you can get a signed bill of sale and affidavit from the last owner of record, but we should at least be able to find out her lineage.
CountrCanter, you need something from the last owner that the Verband has in their papers as owners. If you are lucky that is the one you bought her from, if you are not lucky, you have not even heard from the people the verband has in their papers. I the latter case you need to go back through all the owners and get an affadavit from each that the mare was legally sold on to the next person. Than you can optain a duplicate, which you would need if you would want to breed her or sell her as a "useful" broodmare.
Good luck and please let us curious people know what you have and secondly: if you know what you have, send a good old snail mail to the people that bred her in Germany. We all love to hear where "our" horses are and what they do and a snail mail wil get there and can easily be translated if the do not understand english.
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