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The AQHA office is closed Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, and Thursday, January 1.

Summary of Registration Requirements to Register a Clone

  • Submit an Application for SCNT Permit For Cloned Horse
    • Application shall list the cell donor horse’s registered name and number and must be signed by the record owner of the original (non-SCNT produced) cell donor (hereinafter “Owner”) or authorized agent. Fee = $50 for member.
    • If the cell donor horse is registered in a joint name or in the name of an entity (e.g. corporation, company, partnership, syndicate, or joint venture), person signing application must warrant and represent that he/she is authorized to submit the SCNT Permit application on behalf of all individuals listed in the joint name or on behalf of the recorded entity.    
    • AQHA will issue an SCNT Permit to the Owner of cell donor horse. 
    • The original SCNT Permit issued by AQHA must accompany the application to register the clone.
    • Each SCNT Permit is good for registration of only one clone.
    • Owner of an SCNT Permit may transfer the SCNT Permit to a third party ($15 fee for member)
  • Submit a SCNT Verification Certificate
    • This is notification of the intent to produce a horse by SCNT.
    • The verification certificate must be submitted to AQHA by November 30 of the breeding year in which the implantation is made to a recipient mare.
    • This form shall list the cell donor horse’s registered name and number, date of preparation for transfer of donor cell and date of implantation to recipient mare.
  • Submit a completed Application For Registration of Horse Produced by SCNT
    • Registration application shall list the cell donor horse’s registered name and number and must be signed by the record owner of the SCNT Permit at time of foaling.  
    • Registration fee = $2,500 and includes following:
      • DNA Typing required (clone DNA type must match DNA type of cell donor horse).
      • Parentage Verification required (sire and dam of original non-SCNT cell donor must be DNA typed to perform parent verification of cell donor if cell donor has not already been parentage verified).
        • If DNA for sire and/or dam is not on file with AQHA, kit(s) may be ordered for sire and/or dam. 
        • If DNA for sire and/or dam is not on file with AQHA, and sire and/or dam is deceased, AQHA will attempt to build a DNA type from other offspring.
      • Mitochondrial Haplotyping required.
    • SCNT Permit referenced above must accompany registration application.
    • SCNT Verification Certificate referenced above must be on file with AQHA.
    • Photographs of clone required (four full view photographs)
    • Name choice of clone required.
    • Color and gender of clone required.
    • Foaling date and State foaled required.
    • Disease Panel Test may be ordered. 
    • If clone is descendent of Impressive, HYPP testing may be required.