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post #1 of 8 Old 02-02-2009, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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how much to register?

I'm looking for a new horse to buy and I've found a potential AQHA mare. She has one price if she comes without papers and an extra $200 to come with them. In the hunter world the vast majority could care less about papers but since she is a resale project I figure I can expand my market if I paper her. Is $200 about what it costs to register her or would it be cheaper just to do it myself after I bought her?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-02-2009, 12:26 AM
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How old is she? The cost to register with the AQHA goes up significantly depending on the horse's age. Google the AQHA website and search for registration fees. My mare can be registered, but she isn't, and at 3 years of age it'd cost me almost $600 to register her at this point....it's ridiculous. I'd say $200 isn't bad to register the mare you are considering tho but you better check with the AQHA first.

Scroll down where it says registration....

http://www.aqha.com/forms/index.html

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I would pay the extra $200. She probably already has her papers or at least the breeder's certificate which is REQUIRED for registration. If you don't get that breeder's certificate you will have no luck registering her with AQHA.

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seems like it's somewhere near that. I can't remember, might have been a little less but I'd get her registered, especially if she's a resale.

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If she is currently registered and you are paying the extra $200 to get the papers, then the cost of transferring them to you is $15.00 + $45.00 to join the AQHA if you are not currently a member.

What I've done in the past is to leave the transfer papers open so I don't appear on the transfer records. What I'll do is to give the papers and the transfer form to the new owner so that if they register the horse in their name the record shows the previous owner and the new one but not me. That is a pretty common thing to do.

One reason that is done, many times, is so that there are not a lot of owners shown on the registration which might suggest to a potential buyer that there is a problem with the horse because of all the owners in a short time. It takes about 30 days to get the papers back from AQHA with the new owner's name on them. If you are going to flip the horse it looks bad that the current owner - you - have only had the horse for a few weeks.

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She is either 3 almost for, or already 4. I don't know exactly what the situation is, I was just told a certain price for no papers and $200 more with. I think I'll go ahead and do it though for resell value.

I like your idea iridehorses. I think I just might do it that way. Thanks!
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I'm looking for a new horse to buy and I've found a potential AQHA mare. She has one price if she comes without papers and an extra $200 to come with them. In the hunter world the vast majority could care less about papers but since she is a resale project I figure I can expand my market if I paper her. Is $200 about what it costs to register her or would it be cheaper just to do it myself after I bought her?
Just pay to get it done. If you have never done it, registered a horse can be a pain in the butt to do so just get it done by the seller.
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-03-2009, 12:11 PM
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Well, if she is 3 years old and not registered yet, it will cost you $550 or $590 to get her registered (depending if you are an AQHA member). And if she is 4 years old you are looking at $1,000 to register her. Didn't the seller tell you if she was regsitered or not? But, if they told you no papers, then she is not registered and it will be expensive at this point to have her regsitered. I am in the same situation, my mare can be registered but she is not, but I do not plan to show AQHA so it doesn't matter to me whether she is registered or not.

Unless she is registered already and the seller would let her go cheaper without her reg. papers, but I don't know why anyone would want to do that. Good luck!
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