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post #1 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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AQHA registration help?

I'm currently looking at a quarter horse- only problem is getting her registered. She's 8 and was not registered because she's a cremello. Apparently it wasn't allowed as a color at the time of her birth. I can't look at much on the aqha website because I'm not a member. Also they take a long time to respond to any emails because, again, not a member. (phone is long distance and expensive)

What would I need to have her registered? (A list would be perfect) I found the (supposed) sire and dam and I have the sires registration number. I don't know how much the owners know about her or if the bred her themselves or not.

Exactly how much red tape/ extra fees am I looking at? I read that there's a reduced rate for older horse registration up until dec. 31 of this year- is that true?

Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 12:03 PM
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If the parents arent DNA tested... they have to be done.
The easiest way is to call them. They told me every cost I needed to know, to register the filly I was looking at... its gonna cost me $560 to register her... by the time I do all the DNA tests on the parents and everything.
If her parents are DNA tested your looking at:
Registration: $300
Membership: $40
Transfer: $15

If they are not DNA tested:
$50per parent.

And also the people with the horse have to be current members.
Those are the prices the AQHA lady gave me when I called.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-23-2010, 03:15 PM
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If you know the registered names and/or registration numbers of your horse's sire and dam, I WOULD call AQHA, ask for registration, tell them you are getting ready to send in a membership to AQHA and an application to register a horse, but you need some information first.....and ask the following--

*Name and address of owner of sire the month/year your horse was conceived
*Name and address of owner of the dam the month/year your horse was foaled
*if there is DNA on file for sire
*If there is DNA on file for dam
*If a stallion breeding report was filed for the sire the year your horse was conceived, and if the dam's name appears on it

If you know the answers to the above questions, it could save you time and money.

If the stallion owner did not file a stallion breeding report (SBR) for the year your horses's sire bred its dam, that would need to be filed. The stallion owner needs to sign it and provide breeding dates.

Here is info on that--
AQHA: Submit Stallion Breeding Reports

Here is where to get the form--

For registering a Quarter Horse over 2 years old, you have to send in DNA on your horse for parentage verification-- meaning your horse, its dam and sire all have to have DNA on file. If DNA of the sire and dam are not already on file, it needs to be sent in. here is the form for ordering a DNA kit--

The stallion owner and mare owner would both need to sign the registration application for you (and the breeding dates on that application in the breeders certificate section would need to match the breeding dates on the SBR.) Here is a registration application--

The owner of the dam at the time of foaling would also need to sign a transfer of ownership to you. Here is that form--

Here is more basic registration info from AQHA---
AQHA: Register a Horse

The best case scenario is if there is already an SBR filed, and both sire and dam have DNA on file. If so, your costs would be a membership ($25), the registration application ($300 special), DNA fee for your horse ($50), and transfer fee ($15).

Otherwise, you may end up having to pay for a late SBR to be filed ($25 to file plus $5 for each mare listed, and a $30 late fee).... and you might also have to pay the stallion owner's membership ($25), they are not a current member. You might have to pay for one or both parents to have DNA filed ($50 each).

I say "might" because if the registerability of your horse was not written into your bill of sale, and if the mare/stallion owner don't want to pay the above fees, you would have to pay them if you want it done.

Alaso this is all assuming that the mare and stallion owner are willing to sign all of the necessary forms. If not, you will not be able to register your horse.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-24-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Huge 'thank you's to both of you!

Managed to get a call in (Finally XD) and it looks like it's not going to be a terrible hassle after all.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-24-2010, 03:15 PM
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Glad to hear it! Registering an older horse can be really "worth it" in the long run, but can also be a big mess if paperwork is not caught up or you run into uncooperative people. Thank goodness your situation looks like it'll be a smooth one!

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