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Register a Foal

Make your new foal a part of the world's largest breed registry.

One of the most frequently asked questions by AQHA members is, ‘How do I register my foal?’

We'll walk you through registering your horse through the mail or through our online registration system.

Mail Your Registration

Every year, AQHA mails out a pre-printed Registration Application (also called a Breeder’s Certificate) to every stallion owner who files a Stallion Breeding Report. This application will contain pertinent information, such as the sire and dam’s information, mare and stallion owner’s name and address and the breeding dates. It’s up to you, the proud owner of a new foal, to fill in the rest.

If you don't have your pre-printed application, AQHA has a registration application available for download.

Next, ask yourself a few questions:

Once you have all of these basics covered, you can get your markings drawn in and ship it to AQHA.

Register Your Horse Online

Here is a quick list of the information you will need to register your foals online.

  • Date foaled
  • Breeding method
  • Embryo transfer date & number
  • Dam's name and/or registration number
  • Current breeding reports
  • Foal description including 5 photos
  • Six foal name choices
  • Other foal information
  • Tax ID or social security number
  • For transfers: date of sale, buyer's name, AQHA ID number, address, phone number, and e-mail address

AQHA's friendly Customer Service staff will contact you if there is any information missing for your registration to be complete, and they will guide you through every step of the process. Read up on AQHA registration rules in our Handbook

You need to be an AQHA member to register your foal. AQHA membership comes with hundreds of dollars in savings each year, plus America's Horse magazine, free records, access to AQHA programs and events and much more. Join AQHA or renew your membership today!