Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I found the most recent information on AHA's website concerning name changes.
Apparently, it's a little more restrictive than just 'no progeny or show record'. The horse can't have earned points or awards for any sponsored Arabian event, and has to have been either domestic bred or imported in utero.
ARTICLE 1031. NAME CHANGE
The recorded owner may request a change of the horse's name provided the horse has no registered progeny, is not an imported animal, has never been exported, has not received any points in previous IAHA or AHA programs, has not been issued a Certificate of Registration for Racing and does not have any recorded results in the OEIP Program or Arabian Community Shows (ACS).
The Certificate of Registration must be submitted, along with a written request including the signature of the recorded owner, and the name change fee. Upon approval by the AHA Registry, an amended Certificate of Registration will be issued to the recorded owner of the horse.
This name change rule applies only to domestic horses (Article 1031.) or horses imported in utero. (Article 1004., 1006.)