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How To Register an Older Horse

October 21, 2014

AQHA makes it affordable to register your older American Quarter Horses. Find out how easy it is to get a set of papers for everyone in your pasture.

No matter your Quarter Horse’s age, AQHA strives to make the registration process easy. Share this post on Facebook!

AQHA makes an attempt to encourage early foal registration by setting weanling fees low. If you have a horse that is aged and unregistered, it can seem like quite a feat, financially and otherwise, to file the paperwork. But AQHA’s older-horse registration fees are meant to lighten your load. In the past, AQHA members paid $550 for a 36-month-old horse and $1,000 for horses that were 48 months old or older. You now only pay $400 for horses 36 months old and $500 for horses 4 years old and older. (Note: A $5 fee is added to all registrations not completed online.)

AQHA Horse Registration Fees

  • Weanlings = $30
  • Late Weanlings = $60
  • Yearlings = $150
  • 2 Year Olds = $300
  • 3 Year Olds = $400
  • 4 Year Olds and Older = $500

Because the registration process is the same at any age, the first step is to get a registration application. You will complete the application the same way you do for a weanling. The only problem we see people encounter is locating the breeders for the appropriate signature and, in some instances, DNA.

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AQHA Transfers – The Multiple Transfer Process

October 14, 2014

Learn how to navigate a multiple transfer to get your new horse into your name.

Holding Your Reins.

You’ve found the perfect horse. Now it’s time to get him transferred into your name. AQHA can help! Share this post on Facebook.

Owning an American Quarter Horse is an amazing experience. The experience begins with the purchase of your horse and the completion of a transfer report. This report is a vital step in maintaining the overall value and integrity of your horse.

The good news is that AQHA’s transfer process can be quick and painless!

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Investment Incentive

October 7, 2014

AQHA’s Incentive Fund program is a sound investment for your horse hobby or business.

We encourage you to check out – and enroll your foals in – the AQHA Incentive Fund.

For all of you who breed show horses, buy show horses or just plain get out there and show horses, AQHA’s Incentive Fund program is an excellent way to show your AQHA pride and get a return on your investment. Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA Membership Card Replacement

September 22, 2014

Learn how to get a replacement AQHA membership card.

show your horse

Want to attend AQHA shows? Make sure your AQHA membership card is always with you!

Every AQHA member is sent a membership card. This card contains all of your membership information and is your ‘golden ticket’ to receive a lot of awesome discounts through AQHA’s Corporate Partners. It serves as the ultimate membership renewal notice – hard, plastic and difficult to destroy – it has your expiration date printed on it. This seems like such an inconsequential subject, but AQHA receives several phone calls each day with questions about membership cards. They also make up a big part of the e-mail we receive.

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Upgrade Your AQHA Membership

September 15, 2014

Add amateur status to your membership in a snap.

Amateur showmanship exhibitors at the EMO/PCQHA Novice Championship.

Exhibitors in amateur showmanship put on their game faces. (Pamela Britton-Baer photo)

Want to compete in AQHA’s amateur division at AQHA events? A general or life membership can be easily upgraded to an amateur membership so you can show in amateur classes.

To upgrade your membership, print and complete the amateur membership agreement portion of the AQHA membership application and mail or fax the application to AQHA.

Upgrading a general or life membership to amateur status for one year is $10. Upgrading for three years is $20.

Note that an amateur membership has to be renewed at least every three years.

Heading to a horse show soon and need to act fast? You may also upgrade your membership at an AQHA-approved show. There is an additional $5 fee for upgrading a membership at a show.

Membership upgrades cannot currently be processed online.

Changing Your Horse’s Name

September 8, 2014

Changing your Quarter Horse’s registered name is a simple process, but only some horses are eligible.

Horse in stall

Find out how to change your horse’s registered name. Journal photo.

Have you purchased an American Quarter Horse but aren’t too thrilled with his registered name? AQHA Customer Service gets many requests for changing a horse’s name. The process is simple, as long as your horse meets certain criteria.

To change your horse’s name, submit submit a name change form, his registration certificate and the $55 name change fee ($95 for non-members).

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Hall of Fame Nominations

September 2, 2014

Learn how to nominate a horse or person to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

Find out how to nominate a deserving horse or person to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of stopping by AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo and visiting our gorgeous American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, then you’ve realized the majesty and awe of walking among legends.

From prolific horses like Three Bars (TB) and Poco Bueno to industry leaders like Scoop Vessels and Carol Rose, the stories of the best of the best are alive within the walls of our Hall of Fame. I consider it a treat spending time at the Hall of Fame, perusing the artifacts, photos and records of each Hall of Fame inductee. (In case you didn’t know, AQHA members get in FREE, so make sure Amarillo is on your must-see travel list!)

Induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Quarter Horse Association. Have you ever wondered how these individuals were chosen?

Anyone can nominate a person or horse to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. Here’s how:

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Foundation Scholarships

August 25, 2014

Apply for a Foundation scholarship by December 1.

Young, college-bound horsemen and women are the future of our industry, and we are proud to offer them a variety of scholarship opportunities that can help them achieve their dreams.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and/or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships.

Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills. The deadline to apply is December 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Auto-Renewal Program

August 18, 2014

Learn how to enroll in the AQHA Auto-Renewal Program, and let us take care of your membership and Journal renewals.


We make it easy to keep your membership and Journal subscription current. Enroll in Auto-Renewal today!

Since 2008,  AQHA has offered an Auto-Renewal program for memberships, The American Quarter Horse Journal and American Quarter Horse Foundation donations. It’s part of our ever-increasing efforts to modernize your Association. AQHA also uses less paper through the Auto-Renewal program, so to auto-renew is to be eco-friendly!

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Horse Identification Methods

August 12, 2014

How to record a non-race tattoo number or microchip with AQHA.


If you’re considering a lip tattoo as a means of permanent identification for your horse, AQHA is happy to add the tattoo information to his record.

Lip tattoos have been around for many years and have been used primarily for race horses. With the popularity of microchipping as another means of permanent horse identification, we want to make sure you’re comfortable with the process of adding lip tattoo and microchip information to your horse’s AQHA record.

Both of these identification methods are an excellent choice in recovering your horse in the event it is separated from you. And AQHA does its part by recording the information from lip tattoos and microchips on horses’ permanent records.

This gives AQHA additional resources for looking up a horse in our database. We can identify the record of a horse by: Read the rest of this entry »

Exhibitor Records

August 4, 2014

Keep track of your exhibitor record easily through AQHA Member Services.

The mental challenge of horse shows.

AQHA makes it easy to keep track of your exhibitor record. Journal photo

At AQHA, we know many of you work hard hauling from show to show, earning points with your American Quarter Horse in your favorite events. But do you know exactly how close you are to a major milestone – or even to qualification at an AQHA World Championship Show? And, do you know how your competition is stacking up?

AQHA Member Services offers records to help you determine how many points you’ve earned in each of your classes. And, if you’re an AQHA member, you can access them FREE using your monthly $10 in AQHA online records.

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AQHA Deadlines to Remember

July 28, 2014

Get the scoop on two important AQHA deadlines – foal registrations and stallion breeding reports.

Make sure you are prepared for your next foaling with these 10 fundamental tips. Journal photo

The AQHA Customer Service team is here to help you with all of your AQHA business needs and questions.

AQHA customer service representatives are asked hundreds of questions each day and receive about 45,000 phone calls each month. That’s a lot of interactions with our valued AQHA members!

One of our biggest functions in customer service is reminding people of important deadlines for completing AQHA business.

Here are a few dates you won’t want to forget about:

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