Everyone loves American Quarter Horse babies.
But it takes a lot more than a sire and dam to get a foal registration in the works. One of our most frequently asked questions by AQHA members is, ‘How do I register my foal?’
You’ve found the perfect stallion for your mare and the deed is done. About a year has gone by and you have a sweet little foal on the ground. You’ve done the breeding, done the waiting, and now it’s time for the paperwork!
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.
But what if you don’t have your pre-printed application? AQHA has a registration application available for download. This is the same form, but you have to fill in all the information that would come ready for you in the pre-printed version.
Now you need to ask yourself a few questions:
Once you have all of these basic things covered, you can get your markings drawn in and ship it off to AQHA, with the peace of mind that it will probably go off without a hitch!
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!
If an AQHA foal registration isn’t something you do every day, it can get a little confusing. And there are a lot of scenarios that can come into play when registering your foal. Not all registrations are the same, and depending on several factors, there are some additional things you may need to do. Read up on AQHA registration rules in our Handbook.
Here is a quick list of the information you will need to register your foals online.
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