Does my horse need DNA and parentage verification?

These are the conditions under which an American Quarter Horse's parentage must be verified.

Parentage verification is required if:

  • Your horse's sire or dam was under the age of 2 at the time a foal was conceived.
  • Your horse was the result of embryo/oocyte transfer.
  • Your horse was conceived by the use of frozen semen or cooled semen that was transported.
  • Your horse is more than 48 months of age at the time the application for registration is received by AQHA.
  • Your horse's dam was exposed to more than one stallion within a 30-day time period.
  • Your horse has excessive white markings, as specified in Rule REG109.8.
  • Your horse is foaled after January 1, 2007, and is a descendant of the stallion Impressive 0767246 (see Rule REG109.3.3).
  • Your horse is going to be raced.
  • Your weanling is going to be entered in an AQHA world championship show.
  • The AQHA Executive Committee deems parentage verification is necessary.