When change of ownership occurs, the seller is responsible to transfer said horse into the new buyers name. After filling out the appropriate transfer form, the original pedigree on the horse, along with the transfer form and fee should be submitted to the Clydesdale Breeders office. An open transfer is in direct violation of the Association Rules. This means that handing the new buyer a transfer that is not filled out and recorded with the Association is not acceptable.
In all applications for transfer, the full name and post office address of both buyer and seller must be given. The date of sale must be given as date when contract or agreement to sell was made and not some future date when animal is finally paid for. If the animal is a female, it must be stated whether or not she has been served. If served, then date of service must be given, with the name and Stud Book number of the Stallion, certified to by the then recorded owner of the Stallion, or his authorized representative.
The fee for transfer is based on whether the seller is a member or not. Current Transfer fee is $50 for members or $100 for non-members if within 90 days of the date of sale.
Transfers are considered to be delinquent 90 days after the sale date and fees will double making the transfer fee after 90 days $100 for members or $200 for non-members.
At the anniversary of the date of sale, the transfer fee will double again making the transfer fee $200 for members or $400 for non-members, which will be the maximum fee for delinquent transfers.
Canadian Imports – please send the original Canadian registration papers with horse listed in current (American) owner’s name along with a completed registration application (including 5 required photos) to the office. The original Canadian papers will then be returned to the Canadian Livestock Records and U.S. registration papers will be issued.
To transfer your Clydesdale, download our registration form from the document downloads section on this page and send it to the address listed below. If sending an application in, please submit original pedigree, transfer form and appropriate fee for transfer to:
CLYDESDALE BREEDERS OF THE U.S.A. C/O Dennis Johnson, 2620 Churchill Rd., Springfield, IL 62702 Phone: (815) 247-8780 or email: