Change of Ownership

Private Sale 

Fee within the UK - £20.00 / Outwith the UK  - £25.00

The transfer form consists of two parts, one to be retained by the seller, whose responsibility is to pay the fee, and one to be passed to the buyer with the passport.  Both parts should be completed and signed by the seller.  The seller’s copy should be sent to the Office with the appropriate fee.  No change of ownership will be accepted without the correct signature and fee.  If you have a problem with this please ring the office and we will be happy to advise.

It is irrelevant in the initial procedures whether the sale is instigated by the buyer or the seller of the animal.

On arrival with the buyer the passport should be sent to the SPSBS office where the ownership changes will be made and recorded.  It is the legal responsibility of the new owner to record the change of ownership at the Society Office within 30 DAYS of purchase.


Online Transfer Instructions

Click on ‘On-Line Stud Book’ on top menu bar

Once logged on, go to “manage your herd”

Only live animals currently in the ownership of the member number used to log on will be displayed.
Select the appropriate transfer depending upon whether you are paying or not.

The animals to be transferred should be ticked. Scroll down as necessary to find all the animals you wish to transfer.

When complete move to the bottom of the screen to notify the society.

In order to notify the details of the new owner to the Society, there are 2 options.

* If the purchaser is a current member of the society, then the 'search for new owner' should be selected. A search screen will be displayed to enter either the member number or part of the surname. A list of members matching the entered criteria is displayed.

* If the purchaser is not a current member of the society or if you are unsure, then choose option 2 and enter buyer’s details.

Once the member clicks on 'Submit applications to Breed Society', these entries will be added into the download file, for the Society to download when they are ready Return to “manage your herd”. For transfers where the vendor is paying, your shopping basket will now be displayed with the amount due.

When all payable transfers have been completed, click on proceed to checkout to make payment through PayPal

Society Pony Sales

If you are selling a pony at a Society Sale, you must take the passport with you to the sale, otherwise the pony will not be allowed through the sale ring.  Please ensure that a signed change of ownership form is inside the passport.

If you purchase a pony at a Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society Sale, the transfer of ownership will be carried out automatically. This will be on the day of the sale. Please check to see if your passport has been updated with your details. If it has not then you must return the passport to Shetland House so that the details can be updated for you. Please note, that other sales that are not affiliated to the Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society are treated in the same way as private sales. After you purchase a pony, you will be given the passport when you pay the Auctioneer. This should then be returned to the Society with a signed transfer and fee to be updated.

Please note that you may have difficulties if stopped when transporting your pony if the passport is not amended and your name is not shown as the current owner.