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AQHA Registration Certificate Photo

May 26, 2015

Learn the benefits of adding a photo to your American Quarter Horse’s registration certificate.

AQHA Registration Certificate photo

Get help with taking a great photo of your American Quarter Horse. Download AQHA’s “Picture This” brochure.

Since the introduction of AQHA’s new registration certificate, submitting photos of your horse has been an ever-increasing inquiry at AQHA. Many members aren’t aware of the procedure behind the photo certificate. We want you to know your options.

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AQHA Member Benefits

May 19, 2015

Our membership site walks you through all the benefits you receive through your AQHA membership.

Member DiscountIn today’s economy, AQHA members are making great efforts to spend their money wisely.

Many of you have made sacrifices: You’re carefully selecting the horse shows and trail rides closest to home. You’re holding off on that new saddle you want. You’re packing your lunches and banding your own manes.

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Making Sure Your Horse Is the Right Color

May 11, 2015

Does your American Quarter Horse’s registration certificate reflect his correct coat color?

The Midas Touch Kid, owned and bred by Kimberlee Brown of New Richmond, Wisconsin, is a cremello.

It is important that your horse’s true coat color matches the registration papers. This horse is a cremello.

It’s a common scenario: You welcome your new American Quarter Horse foal into the world in spring and use the AQHA Coat Color Chart to chose the most logical color and get him registered with AQHA. Come summer, he loses his foal coat and appears to be a color very different from what his registration papers reflect. Now it’s fall, and you have a very different opinion of his coat color.

Fear not!

It’s important to get your horse’s papers corrected, and we’re here to help every step of the way.

AQHA equine color specialist Lisa Covey is one of several people at AQHA who specialize in Quarter Horse color genetics. Here, she takes some time to answer your important questions regarding your horse’s coat color.

Why is it important for your Quarter Horse’s coat color to be correct on his registration certificate?

Identification of a horse is one important reason the color should be correct on his papers. Whether you’re purchasing a horse or trying to identify horses in various situations, being able to verify the correct color and markings is important. Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA Transfers – The Multiple Transfer Process

May 5, 2015

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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Naming Your Foal

April 28, 2015

Follow this guide to help you select the perfect name for your Quarter Horse foal.

mare and foal

No matter what name is selected, your horse will have the honor and privilege of being registered as part of the most prestigious horse breed in the world. Journal photo

By AQHA Customer Service Representative Priscilla Ramirez

Naming your new foal can be fun! You could compose the name of your foal using the sire and dam names. Using prominent names in the pedigree can be a means of signifying the lineage. Others take a different approach and opt for a creative and unique name that sets their foal apart, whether it’s for the show ring, race track, cultural Read the rest of this entry »

Investment Incentive

April 20, 2015

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 »

Foundation Scholarships

April 13, 2015

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 »

The AQHA Facebook Connection

April 6, 2015

Take these two easy steps to outsmart Facebook and make sure you see all of AQHA’s great posts.

Youre not catching all of our Facebook posts? Weve got an easy fix to help you hear us loud and clear

What’s that? You’re not catching all of AQHA’s Facebook posts? We’ve got an easy fix to help you hear us loud and clear.

By AQHA Manager of Online/Interactive Communications Jody Reynolds

Facebook has become a lot like my kids. Thanks to its new algorithm, it has developed selective hearing.

Take, for instance, these two messages:

  • “Who wants ice cream?”
  • “Time to do your homework.”

It’s no secret which of the two messages my kids will hear and which they’ll accidentally ignore.

But if I posted both messages to Facebook today, there’s no telling which message – if any – followers would see. Why? Because Facebook’s complicated algorithm makes it harder than ever to get our messages to the people who need them. Facebook wants us Read the rest of this entry »

How To Register Your AQHA Foal

March 30, 2015

Use these tips to make your foal a part of the world’s largest breed registry.

Register Your AQHA Foal

When it’s time to register your foal, you need to ask yourself a few questions, such as “Does my foal need to be parentage verified?” (Journal photo)

Everyone loves American Quarter Horse babies.

But it takes a lot more than a sire and dam to get a foal registration in the works. One of our most frequently asked questions by AQHA members is, ‘How do I register my foal?’

Every year, AQHA mails out a pre-printed registration application (also called a breeder’s certificate) to every stallion owner who files a stallion breeding report. This application will contain pertinent information such as the sire and dam’s information, mare and stallion owner’s name and address and the breeding dates. It’s up to you, the proud owner of a new foal, to fill in the rest.

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Registration Fee Changes

March 23, 2015

Registration fees changed in January 2015. Here’s what you need to know.

You need to be an AQHA member to register your Quarter Horse. AQHA membership comes with hundreds of dollars in savings each year, plus America’s Horse magazine (digital only for international members), free records, access to AQHA programs and events and much more. Join AQHA or renew your membership today!

At AQHA, we strive to make it as easy as possible to register your foals and older horses. While it was necessary to raise registration fees for the first time in decades, we are working hard to keep costs as low as possible for our members.

AQHA is excited to continue to transition into using new technology to streamline and speed up business processes for members. In 2014, AQHA improved the photo upload process for online registrations and also launched an online genetic testing order form, giving members access to these services 24/7. Any work submitted online receives expedited service, as it is typically processed the next business day.

In 2015, registrations submitted via the online system remain at their current pricing levels. If you don’t submit your registrations online, you’ll notice a $5 increase.

For convenience, registrations can still be mailed and faxed to AQHA. However, we encourage you to submit online – you’ll save time and money! By completing your registrations online, you’ll save on postage and won’t have to wait on the U.S. Postal Service for your paperwork to arrive at AQHA Headquarters. Plus, you’ll enjoy lower fees.

Here’s a guide to registering your Quarter Horse, including all the information you’ll need on hand to complete the registration process. You can complete your horse’s registration online through AQHA Member Services, or download a registration application to mail in. Read the rest of this entry »

Transfer Video Tutorial

March 9, 2015

Check out video tutorials,  AQHA’s latest digital customer service tool.

AQHA Transfer Report Video Tutorial

AQHA customer service gets asked for help filling out our forms a lot. With that in mind, we created a video tutorial that will help you complete your horse’s transfer report anytime, anywhere! Watch the video for a step-by-step guide to completing an AQHA transfer report. Be sure to read the rest of this post for some extra pointers on doing your homework before you buy.

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Coat Color Q&A

February 24, 2015

Each Friday, get your Quarter Horse color questions answered on Facebook.


American Quarter Horse foals are hitting the ground, and we want to help you determine their colors so you can accurately register them with AQHA.

AQHA’s color specialists have entered their busy season, taking countless calls and emails from customers needing to know more information on coat color genetics.

To give you personalized, fast advice, AQHA Equine Color Specialist Lisa Covey will be on AQHA’s Facebook page from 2 to 4 p.m. each Friday to answer your questions.

So gather up your horses’ information, photos and questions, and join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Fridays for Coat Color Q&A at Lisa will be standing by to answer your questions. Simply post your questions and photos for Lisa on AQHA’s Facebook wall.

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