Import Requirement Checklist

____ 1. Horse Name: _____________________________________________

Exporting Country: _____________________________________________

An export request for this horse has been made with the foreign registering authority. This must be made by the current recorded owner in that country.

To be eligible for registration, the horse must be imported from a current approved source, and be of pure Arabian blood as verified by a properly authenticated pedigree which traces in all lines to current approved sources. The verification in quarantine is to include a DNA test which matches the records of any previous DNA test; whorls are to be photographed and matched to existing photos of placements of whorls. A lethal genetic panel of tests required for foal registration in the USAHR is required as well as the Ancestry Heritage test for all entire colts (stallions) and mares.
RULEBOOK
AA. Horses bred outside of the United States must satisfy the eligibility requirements of Rules 1(C) and 1(D) and must obtain a Certificate of Foreign Registration from US Arabian Registry when imported into the United States. Additionally, to obtain a Certificate of Foreign Registration, the Registrar may require a change of name to satisfy the requirements of Rule 6(G).
BB. To obtain a Certificate of Foreign Registration, the owner or broker must cause the exporting country’s registry to submit the following directly to the Registry Office within 60 days after arrival of the horse in the United States:
1. The Stud Book Certificate or Export Certificate containing the written description and diagrams of the markings on the horse, including the exact location of the head and neck cowlicks; this form may also be submitted through registration at www.registry.USAHR.org;
2. A certified copy of the horse’s complete racing record. Racing records from the World Hub (purebred Arabians) may also be accepted if available; and
3. A valid Service Certificate if the imported broodmare is in foal. If a mare was bred to a purebred Arabian stallion prior to exportation with the resultant foal to be born in the United States, the exporting registry must provide certification of the service stallion, breeding dates, and blood type and pedigree of the service stallion to USAHR. *Applications received with a Transfer for Eligible but Unregistered Foal form must be accompanied by the registration fee and the $15.00 transfer fee.

____ 2. Date the horse entered the United States _______________________________

Please note that application for registration cannot be made until the horse is released from quarantine in the United States. The registration fee is determined by the time elapsed between the date of possession and the postmark date when the application is mailed to us. The date of possession is considered to be the date released from quarantine. If the horse was not under quarantine, the import date will be considered the date of possession.

_____ 3. A completed purebred Arabian Horse Foal Registration Application is attached.

____ 4. Labeled color photographs (all four views) which clearly show all white markings, brand and tattoos are attached (for grey horses, pink skin must be visible).

____ 5. The appropriate import registration fee has been included.
RULEBOOK
CC. In addition, within 60 days after arrival of the horse in the United States, the owner or broker of the horse must submit the following to US Arabian Registry Office:
1. Cashier’s check, money order or debit credit card payable to US Arabian Registry covering the prescribed fee (see Fee Schedule at bottom of this checklist):
2. The Passport Book, if applicable.

_____ 6. The foreign registration authority will send to our office as part of the import process:
The original Certificate of Registration and Export Certificate with the importer’s name listed as the recorded owner -or- a document that evidences an unbroken chain of ownership to the importer.
The official pedigree
The DNA and/or blood type of the subject horse and its sire and dam.
All horses registered as imports must be blood typed or DNA typed after their importation to the United States before they will be registered. Every horse imported must have both genetic lethal testing for the three diseases required by USAHR Rulebook and Ancestry Heritage testing if a stallion or mare. The imported horse must be parentage qualified according to the specifications below:

Horses born prior to January 1, 1991: the DNA types of the horse and the horse’s sire, or the blood types of the horse and the horse’s sire have been placed on permanent record with the USAHR Registry. The DNA type or blood type of the horse’s dam will be required if the dam was living at the time the horse was exported. If the horse’s dam was not living at the time the horse was exported, the DNA type or the blood type must be provided if it is available. The horse must qualify as an offspring of the stated sire and dam through DNA type or blood type testing.
Horses born on or after January 1, 1991: the DNA types of the horse, the horse’s sire and the horse’s dam, or the blood types of the horse, the horse’s sire and the horse’s dam have been placed on permanent record with the USAHR Registry. The horse must have been shown to qualify as an offspring of the stated sire and dam through DNA type or blood type testing.

Import registration fees:
Current USAHR membership is required (base membership fee is $55.00)

HORSES IMPORTED, DATE OF IMPORTATION
Date of Importation through second month $100
not including DNA Kit and other required genetic tests
After second month, not including DNA Kit $1000
not including DNA kit and other required genetic tests
This DNA test MUST be done when horse is in quarantine station 
for import by attending Veterinarian and NOT after it is at another location. The horse is to be registered upon importation making the DNA test imperative almost immediately

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