Transfer Of Ownership

Registration must indicate the current owner when a horse is being presented for inspection or when the owner or horse is competing for year-end sport awards (including USDF All-Breeds Awards).

The following are required for an ownership transfer:

  1. The original registration papers, Export Certificate, or passport (Identitetsbevis). Copies are not acceptable.
  2. copy of the bill of sale or other proof showing the transfer of ownership from the last owner recorded by SWANA.
  3. The transfer fee. See the Fee Schedule.
  4. A completed Transfer of Ownership form (see below).

When we have processed the transfer, we will stamp the papers and return them to you.

A fillable, print-and-send PDF version of the Transfer of ownership form is available. It requires the free Adobe Reader from

Important Information for SWB Horses Purchased in Europe
If you purchased your horse abroad and didn’t have ownership transferred through SWB, please follow the steps above to have your ownership officially recorded.
If you purchased your horse abroad and did have ownership transferred through SWB (a stamped label with your name will appear in the horse’s Passport), please send us a copy of his papers/passport and an imported horse record fee so we can add a record of the imported horse under your name. (The current fee is US $ 15) This is crucial if you are competing with the horse or will be taking the horse to an inspection.