How do I register a foal with AQHA?

An American Quarter Horse foal must meet certain conditions to be registered with AQHA; registered parents is one condition.

Registering a new foal with the American Quarter Horse Association can be one of the most value adding activities that an owner can perform.  To register a horse as an American Quarter Horse, please remember that both parents must be registered.

The AQHA Handbook of Rules and Regulations addresses registration requirements, including acceptable crosses:

  • American Quarter Horse x American Quarter Horse
  • American Quarter Horse x Appendix Quarter Horse or
  • American Quarter Horse x Thoroughbred registered through the Jockey Club.

To register a foal, a registration application must be completed and submitted to AQHA. You can skip the printed form and register the foal online:

  1. Use your account. If you do not have one, one will need to be created.
  2. Your membership that owned the dam at the time of foaling must be linked to your account.
  3. In AQHA Services, you will see the option to register that mare’s foal.

Alternatively, you can submit a hard copy form to AQHA:

  • AQHA mails a pre-printed registration application (also called a breeder’s certificate) to every stallion owner who files a stallion breeding report.
  • This application contains 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 do not have a pre-printed application, you can still register your foal.

  • Download a blank registration.
  • This is the same as the pre-printed form, but without the pre-filled information.

Registration forms can be submitted via fax or mail.

Read here for more information and resources for registering your AQHA foal.

You can also contact the Member Experience professionals at 806-378-4811, option 1, extension 1 to answer your questions and further guide you through the process.