Transfer of Ownership

Transfers of Ownership

When purchasing a pony with a Dales Pony Society passport, you must get a completed transfer form from the previous owner/breeder. Legally you have 30 days to return the top section of the form (completed) to the society together with the passport and the required fee. The previous owner/breeder must send the lower slip to the society within 30 days to confirm the transfer. 

If the previous owner/breeder is unable to complete a transfer form please contact the secretary 

It is advisable to check your pony matches the description in the passport and the microchip number is correct before purchase. 

If you require a transfer form download here

Transfer Fee – UK £30 (members £20)

                        – Europe £35 (members £25)

                        – Rest of the World £40 (members £30)

To join the society (and benefit from reduced rate) please download the membership form from the membership page here 

Payment can be made via;

Cash/Cheque/Postal Order (enclose with form) made payable to “Dales Pony Society”

BACS – Account name – Dales Pony Society, Sort Code – 20-56-74, Account Number – 60311545  stating “Transfer” as your reference. 

PayPal using our Pay Online page – Please remember to add £1 for transactions up to £50 or £2 for transactions above £50 – Here


The horse passport does not constitute proof of ownership of the horse. However, it is a requirement under the Horse Passport (England) Legislation to register a change of ownership with the relevant PIO within 30 days of acquiring a horse. The Dales Pony Society requires a completed transfer form and fee. There is no exemption for dealers that sell a horse within 30 days of purchasing it.

It is an offence to sell a horse without a passport. Sale of any horse should not be completed if the passport has not been provided. The passport must match the horse in question. If the purchaser does not receive the horse’s passport, they will also be committing an offence when transporting the horse to its new home.