With respect to a mare being used from year 2020 or after, any embryos or oocytes of such mare may not be used beyond two (2) calendar years following the year of her death or being spayed to produce a foal eligible for registration with USAHR.
When you collect an egg and fertilize it, whether frozen or not, an embryo permit must be purchased from USAHR to preserve your rights to sign registration documents in the future and to preserve the stallion owner’s rights to sign the necessary breeding documents for registration. Not doing so may make the foal ineligible for registration. If you have multiple vitrified embryos stored, a permit is needed for each embryo to register a future foal. BE SURE TO CHECK CURRENT USAHR RULES TO SEE IF THIS ACTION IS ALLOWED.
The permit application must be signed by the current owner of the mare and current owner of the covering stallion. If the mare or stallion was in a different ownership at the time of breeding, the prior owner cannot sign the permit application. In this type of situation, be aware that the current owner is under no obligation to sign it today if you did not make arrangements for it when the horse was sold. USAHR cannot be involved in the private agreement.
If you sold or purchased vitrified embryos that have not yet been implanted, it’s important to know that permits can be transferred to another party. This is recommended to preserve your right to sign registration documents for a future foal. The owner of the permit is who will be listed as the breeder and original owner of a foal when it is registered.