Register your Purebred Arabian, Transfer Ownership, Breeding Reports, Fees, Forms


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The decision to register your horse or foal reflects on you as a person.  You are committed to preserving your horse’s heritage.  While marketability is essential, the continuance and preservation of your horse’s history and pedigree carries the true importance with most owners of all ages and all breeds. Through the payment of a membership fee to USAHR, an individual acknowledges that membership in USAHR is voluntary and agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions provided in this Rulebook.

The original registration system developed by Arabian Horse Registry, AHR, was to encourage membership. Today, if a member/owner was ever a member in the past and submits new work, the system automatically renews their membership first and then processes the work. If a person sends in a request to transfer the ownership of his horse, the system would automatically renew that membership and charge him the $55 membership fee. The request for the transfer of ownership would show up in his account following the membership transaction. This has been done for over three decades. The rationale was and is that we want our customers/owners to support the Registry and to receive the lower member rate. The difference between the member rate and the nonmember rate is $55 versus $165 (three times regular membership for one year).

It is incumbent upon each and every breeder to understand the purpose of the Registry and to support and comply with the Rules and Regulations that govern the Registry thereby contributing to the preservation and promotion of the Purebred Arabian horse breed. The foremost responsibility of US Arabian Horse Registry is to accurately record progeny records as a pedigree registry, issue certificates of registration, and maintain records of ownership while not attempting to regulate ownership. These records are based upon information provided to the Registry by the breeder and must be within the framework of the Registry Rules and Regulations. If the information provided by the breeder is not presented accurately and in good faith, as attested to by his or her personal signature, there is no value in an issued Registration Certificate.

Forms and procedures for registration of Purebred Arabian foals and horses, transfer of ownership, and the other actions within the Registry have been streamlined for ease of use and understanding. The important forms involved in the registration process and actions afterwards are basically self-explanatory. USAHR is committed to bringing services at the lowest cost possible. The new database system allows the website to provide more online interaction with the members. Everything from leases to embryo to genetic lethal panel is a part of the data records, utilizing current scientific and administrative concepts and techniques to ensure all registrations and transfers are carried out according to the Rules and Regulations, while verifying all individuals are treated in a non-discriminatory manner.

Only the offspring of registered Purebred Arabians are eligible for Purebred registration. The sire and the dam must have been registered with a registry acceptable to USAHR for Purebred Arabians. Their Certificate of Registration is the only official document verifying that the horse is a Purebred Arabian horse. This certificate details the ancestry behind them to be registered Purebred Arabian horse. There is a requirement, if reasons warrant, for a second DNA parentage test on stallions entering for the first time into the breeding shed. Additional DNA genetic testing may be required. The goal is to have all breeding stallions and mares DNA tested for the lethal genetic diseases with the addition of other genetic diseases as can be warranted.

Today it is a sad fact there are those individuals who do not use honest practices, therefore: Warning About Submitting False Pedigree or Transfers – – Sending of a fraudulent application for registration, a fraudulent transfer, or a fraudulent certificate of pedigree through the Postal Mail with the intent to defraud is a federal offense, subject to prosecution by the Government and punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

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