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 any other breed. It gives the horse 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.
NB: Extract only from the current Rule Book, please read all the rules pertaining to the horse you wish to have registered.
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|
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|
|A3, A2, A1||A1||A1|
|A3, A2, A1||FS, FM||A1|
|A3, A2, A1||AX||AX|
|AX, FS, FM||AX||AX|
Horses born in Australia will be considered for Foundation Recording, for breeding purposes only, if the horse:
a) Is registered with the ASB or number registered with the ASHS and has been parent verified through genetic testing by ASB or ASHS;
b) Has a C1 or C2 registration, allocated by the ASHS, due to a registered Quarter Horse parent, and the horse has been parent verified through genetic testing, it will be considered for Foundation Recording.
c) Tests negative to any genetic tests in accordance with the AQHA Genetic testing policies.
d) Is nor excluded under Rule 10. NOT ELIGIBLE
e) Is a stallion, the horse must have met all regultions regarding the IBF process.
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.
Are the sire and dam of progeny that have been accepted for the registration of the following:
An imported horse
For imported semen
Born in Utero
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