Congratulations on purchasing a Missouri Fox Trotting Horse or Pony. Horse ownership is a tremendous responsibility but also provides considerable joy. The MFTHBA is committed to maintaining accurate records for all registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horses and you play an important role in helping us meet that mission.
How to Transfer Ownership
Transfers are normally processed in 14 business days after receipt if all paperwork is complete. If you have questions regarding ownership transfer, please contact the MFTHBA office at 417-683-2468 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Frequently Asked Questions
I just bought a Missouri Fox Trotter but the previous owner did not transfer the papers? How do I get the information up to date?
To complete this transaction follow the typical instructions for transferring a horse. There will be a $20 per transfer cost to record the transactions.
I purchased my Missouri Fox Trotting Horse a year or so ago, does the cost to transfer the ownership change?
No. The MFTHBA does not apply a specific time frame for transferring papers. We recommend and encourage all owners to transfer their papers within 30 days of purchase to ensure that our ownership records are accurate and up-to-date.
What does BT on the registration papers stand for?
Blood Typed. This was commonly done prior to the availability of DNA testing.
What is the difference between Brown, Blue, and Gold Papered?
Blue Papered – (fourth generation foals) these are either fillies or colts that have the past three generations fully and permanently registered in the MFTHBA.
Brown Papered – Any registered foal not considered Blue Papered will fall into this category.
Gold Papered – Gold papers means that the mare, stallion and foal have ALL been DNA tested and there has been a comparison done to see if the DNA matches. That is called parentage verification. If all three match and the DNA results say parentage not excluded the horse is eligible gold papers and its Certificate of Registration will be stamped parentage verified.
Any horse that has been parentage verified by DNA can obtain gold papers. If the horse already has a certificate of registration there will be a $10.00 fee to have the papers changed to gold papers.