Please note the following comes into effect from 1st July 2014 as outlined by the Department of Agriculture:

Upon  transfer of ownership of an equine to another person, the person transferring ownership  shall –

(a)     give the single lifetime identification document issued in respect of the equine to the new owner,
(b)    make a declaration in writing that he or she has transferred ownership of the equine to the new owner,
(c)    forward  the declaration referred to in this Regulation to the person acquiring ownership of the equine.

A person acquiring ownership of an equine shall –
(a)    complete and sign the declaration referred to
(c) ,  identifying that person, his or her address and contact details and including a statement that this person has acquired ownership of the equine, and
(b)    within 30 days, forward the declaration to the issuing body that issued the single lifetime identification document in respect of the equine, along with, where the rules of the issuing body so require, the  single lifetime identification document relating to the equine.

A record of the transfer of ownership of an equine shall be maintained by both the person transferring ownership and the person to whom ownership is transferred and be made available on request to an authorised officer.

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