Register A Horse

 

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE AQHA's Mission statement:

To record and preserve the pedigrees of the Australian Quarter Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breed.

STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE - Conformation is the form or outline of an animal, the symmetrical arrangement of its parts.The conformation of a Quarter Horse is different from that of other breeds. The horse has grace and balance and enables it to excel in a great variety of disciplines.

The following information on registries is only an extract of the rules. To view the rules in their entirety, regarding any  registration or recording with the AQHA, view Section Two of the Rule Book. 

Registry Services:

To be eligible for the Registry Services offered by the Association, including but not limited to Register/Transfer/Lease of a horse, the person or persons must be a:

a)   Financial Life;

b)   Honorary Life;

c)   Financial Full, Constituent; or

d)   Financial Youth member of the Association.

A Youth member can only have two (2) horses registered/leased in their Youth membership. (Stallions cannot be registered/leased to a Youth membership).

Horses cannot be registered or leased into an Affiliate or Associate membership.

A horse will only be transferred into a financial membership, being Life, Honorary Life, Full, Constituent or Youth.

No Association services are available to suspended, expelled or non-members.

STUD BOOK REGISTRY 

To be considered for registration in the Stud Book, the horse must be the result of one of the following breedings, bred in Australia, and the progeny will be allocated the registration status as indicated:

Parent One Parent Two Progeny
Q Q, R1, R2 Q
Q A3 Q

APPENDIX REGISTRY

To be considered for registration in the Appendix Registry the horse must be the result of one of the following breedings, bred in Australia, and the horses Appendix (A) number will be determined by this breeding:

Parent One Parent Two Progeny
Q A2 A3
Q A1 A2
A3 A3 A3
A3, A2 A2 A2
A3, A2, A1 A1 A1
Q FS, FM A1
A3, A2, A1 FS, FM A1
Q AX A1
A3, A2, A1 AX AX
AX, FS, FM AX AX

FOUNDATION RECORDING

Horses born in Australia will be considered for Foundation Recording, for breeding purposes only, if the horse:

Is registered with the ASB or number registered with the ASHA,  also a horse with a C1 or C2 registration, allocated by the ASHS,  is due to a registered Quarter Horse parent, and the horse has been parent verified through genetic testing, by ASB or ASHS, and tests negative to any genetic tests in accordance with the AQHA Genetic testing policies. 

PERFORMANCE REGISTRY

This registry is for horses that are not eligible to be accepted as AX, A1, A2, A3 or Q registration and must be a mare or gelding.

The horse must have a minimum of 25% proven Quarter Horse lineage and prove parentage to one registered quarter horse.

FOREBEARERS

Are the sire and dam of progeny that have been accepted for registration:

As an imported horse

For imported semen

As born in Utero

As born en route to Australia

As an imported frozen embryo or the dam of an imported frozen Oocyte

Forebearers are not registered or recorded with the AQHA