Questions? Contact the KWPN Information Desk. Email: Phone: 0341-255555.

Transfer of registered party

You have bought a KWPN-horse and you would like to be registered as the Registered Party ('change of ownership'). The individual registered as Registered Party of the horse is mentioned on the studbook paper and in the horse-passport. You are mentioned as ‘Registered Party’ in these documents, but not as the owner, because ‘owner’ suggests that the document is a title deed. This is not the case for either the studbook paper or the horse-passport.
If you would like to participate in KWPN-events, such as inspections and performance tests, but also for the registration of covering of mares and foals it is necessary to have the horse registered to your name.


KWPN members are entitled to transfer both registration certificates and equine passports to their name using the link below. KWPN-members receive a discount for the transfer of a registered party.

You can transfer multiple horses at once. The KWPN advises you to always send the passports by recorded delivery. The costs for a transfer of horse registration (for KWPN-members): € 29,95.

Transfer of registered party (members)


If you are not a member, you can only have the horse-passport registered to your name, the costs are €71,10.

Transfer of registered party (non-members)

Special note for horses in the UK

If the passport is sent in only to be updated to comply with the rules of DEFRA (UK) the horse can be transferred without the new owner becoming a member. KWPN will make the passport legitimate by stamping and signing it. We will also add the part of Human Consumption if this not already in the passport. The costs are in our rates list. Also for members, to update and comply with the rules of DEFRA, extra costs are involved. Please ensure that the outline diagram has been completed prior to sending it to the KWPN. Also enclose or e-mail three clear colour photographs of the horse, they have to be taken from both sides and the head as well (may also be emailed). If the outline diagram has not been completed, please submit the following documents to comply with DEFRA rules:

  • An outline diagram (in red) drawn by your veterinarian, stamped and signed by the veterinarian

  • Clear colour photographs of the horse, they have to be taken from both sides and the head as well  (may also be emailed)

  • Hair sample of the horse (pulled not cut)

Note: For people living in the UK, the shipping costs of €18.90 will be charged by the KWPN.


€ 124.75 per year

KWPN Membership

  • Subscription to the montlhy digital KWPN Magazine (in Dutch)
  • Free advertising at KWPN Horses for Sale
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About the KWPN

The KWPN (Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse) is a Netherlands-based organization specializing in the breeding of jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses.

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