FAQ’s

Registration FAQ’s

  1. How do I register a purebred?
    See forms and instructions on how to Register a Purebred.
  2. How do I register a partbred or Anglo Arab?
    See forms and instructions on how to Register a Partbred.
  3. What is the difference between an “and” form of ownership and an “or” form of ownership?
  4. Can I register the horse in the ownership of a farm or company?

Transfer of Ownership FAQ’s

  1. How do I transfer ownership of a Canadian registered purebred or partbred Arabian?
    See forms and instructions on how to Transfer a Horse.
  2. I am importing a horse from the United States. How do I transfer it into my name?
    See forms and instructions for North American Imports (U.S. Transfers).
  3. Whose responsibility is it to transfer ownership?
  4. The person I bought the horse from never updated their ownership. What do I do?
  5. I have purchased an AHA registered horse, however the horse is owned by a Canadian resident and resides in Canada. This horse was not an import, how do I proceed?
  6. I am leasing a stallion/mare from the US for breeding. Does this horse have to be registered with the CAHR?
  7. What is the difference between an “and” form of ownership and an “or” form of ownership?
  8. I sold the horse and can’t find the certificate. Can I transfer ownership at the same time as I request a duplicate certificate?

Updates to Registration Papers/Status FAQ’s

  1. My horse has been castrated. How do I update the certificate?
  2. My horse died. Do I have to inform the CAHR?
  3. My horse has changed colour. How do I amend the certificate?
  4. I sold my horse without papers. What do I do?
  5. I lost the certificate of registration. How do I obtain a duplicate?
  6. What is the difference between a replacement certificate and a duplicate certificate?

Registration FAQ’s

1. How do I register a purebred? 

See forms and instructions on how to Register a Purebred.

2. How do I register a partbred or Anglo Arab? 

See forms and instructions on how to Register a Partbred.

3. What is the difference between an “and” form of ownership and an “or” form of ownership?

A multiple ownership must be recorded in either an “AND” or an “OR” format.

An “AND” form of ownership is where BOTH / ALL signatures of the recorded owners are required for ALL transactions. An “OR” form of ownership will allow any ONE signature EXCEPT in cases where a Transfer is occurring and the sole signor is the horse’s new owner. In this case, all other owner(s) must sign.

The following are acceptable examples of how ownership could be structured on a horse’s registration papers:

Joe Smith
Joe Smith AND Jill Smith
Joe Smith OR Jill Smith
Joe Smith Arabians Inc.
Not permitted: Joe Smith AND/OR Jill Smith

4. Can I register the horse in the ownership of a farm or company?

Farm names, corporations or organizational names will be accepted but an Owner Authorization form must be completed and returned to the CAHR office before the transfer will be completed. This form indicates who is authorized to sign documents on behalf of the owner(s). A form can be obtained from the CAHR office.

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Transfer of Ownership FAQ’s

1. How do I transfer ownership of a Canadian registered purebred or partbred Arabian?

See forms and instructions on how to Transfer a Horse.

2. I am importing a horse from the United States. How do I transfer it into my name?

See forms and instructions for North American Imports (U.S. Transfers).

3. Whose responsibility is it to transfer ownership?

Under the Animal Pedigree Act, it is the seller’s legal responsibility to supply the buyer with the transferred certificate within six months of the date of sale. If a horse is sold as a purebred/partbred, registered or registerable horse, the buyer is legally entitled to the certificate at no extra cost. Failure to supply the transferred certificate within six months is a federal offence and can result in legal action being taken against the seller by the buyer.

4. The person I bought the horse from never updated their ownership. What do I do?

Certificates of registration are legal documents and the CAHR will not knowingly skip ownerships. The buyer information on the back of the certificate must be completed in the name of the person who bought the horse from the recorded owner. Complete a separate application for transfer of ownership or bill of sale for each additional transfer required. Forms can be obtained from the CAHR web site or from the office. All transfer fees must be paid.

Do not alter or erase the buyer’s information on the back of the original certificate. If this is done, a signed statement from the recorded owner will be required before the certificate will be transferred.

5. I have purchased an AHA registered horse, however the horse is owned by a Canadian resident and resides in Canada. This horse was not an import, how do I proceed?

All horses that are registered in a foreign stud book, regardless of their ownership or residence, are considered to be “North American Transfers”. This is because we are importing them into the Canadian stud books from the U.S. stud books.

To complete the transfer, we require the same fees and paperwork as indicated above, however border crossing papers will not be required. In these cases, a written notice verifying that the animal was a Canadian resident, not an import from the U.S., will be required.

6. I am leasing a stallion/mare from the US for breeding. Does this horse have to be registered with the CAHR?

Yes, the horse must be registered with the CAHR before any progeny will be eligible for registration.  If the horse is being leased or is being purchased on contract, the horse will be recorded in the ownership of the U.S. owner. The original Arabian Horse Registry of America (AHA) certificate must be submitted to the CAHR and a Canadian certificate will be issued.  When the horse returns to the United States, the owner submits the CAHR certificate to the AHRA who will then re-issue a US certificate.

Note: The CAHR does not recognize leases and upon application for registration, the RECORDED OWNER(S) of the dam/sire must sign in the appropriate sections. In order to be shown as the BREEDER, a Breeders Designation form may be filled out, however this does not entitle the bearer to ownership of the foal. The Recorded Owner of the Dam at the time of foaling will need to sign the Foaling section and if a transfer is to take place, they will also need to sign the Transfer of Ownership section on the registration application or provide a proper bill of sale. A transfer fee will apply.

7. What is the difference between an “and” form of ownership and an “or” form of ownership?

A multiple ownership must be recorded in either an “AND” or an “OR” format.

An “AND” form of ownership is where BOTH / ALL signatures of the recorded owners are required for ALL transactions. An “OR” form of ownership will allow any ONE signature EXCEPT in cases where a Transfer is occurring and the sole signor is the horse’s new owner. In this case, all other owner(s) must sign.

The following are acceptable examples of how ownership could be structured on a horse’s registration papers:

Joe Smith
Joe Smith AND Jill Smith
Joe Smith OR Jill Smith
Joe Smith Arabians Inc.
Not permitted: Joe Smith AND/OR Jill Smith

8. I sold the horse and can’t find the certificate. Can I transfer ownership at the same time as I request a duplicate certificate?

Yes, you can do both at once. Complete a CAHR DuplicateCertificateReq and a separate Transfer Form with a Registration & Transfers Payment Form. All applicable duplicate certificate and transfer fees apply.

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Updates to Registration Papers/Status FAQ’s

1. My horse has been castrated. How do I update the certificate?

Complete and sign the CASTRATION REPORT SECTION on the back of the certificate and submit the original certificate to the CAHR office. A new certificate will be issued at no charge.

2. My horse died. Do I have to inform the CAHR?

To keep our records accurate, we ask that we be advised if a horse dies. Send a written statement (fax or mail) to the CAHR office indicating the horse’s name and registration number and the date of death. You may keep the certificate.

3. My horse has changed colour. How do I amend the certificate? 

Complete either a Purebred CAHR Colour & Markings form or a Partbreds CPAR Colour & Markings form and submit it along with the original certificate of registration and at least four photographs (front, back and both sides) that clearly show all white markings. Close-up photos of lip and chin markings or scars and brands should also be included. A new certificate will be issued at no charge.

4. I sold my horse without papers. What do I do?

If a horse is sold without papers, the original certificate must be submitted to the CAHR office for permanent cancellation. We require a written statement advising us of the date the horse was sold without papers.

5. I lost the certificate of registration. How do I obtain a duplicate?

To obtain a duplicate certificate, complete a CAHR DuplicateCertificateReq form and submit it with the appropriate fee. The markings must be completed.

6. What is the difference between a replacement certificate and a duplicate certificate?

When the original certificate is returned to our office with a request for a new one, a replacement certificate is issued. One certificate is replaced for another. The replacement certificate can be requested because the original has been damaged or because there has been a change to the recorded owner’s name or address.

A duplicate certificate is issued when the original certificate is permanently lost or destroyed. No certificate is available to be exchanged. The new certificate is marked “Duplicate” and the original becomes null and void. If the certificate is submitted for change at a later date, the certificate marked “Duplicate” must be received.

If you have a question that is not included in this section, please contact the CAHR office.

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