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AQHA Papers in a Hurry

June 15, 2015

Need your AQHA paperwork fast? We have rush services available for transfers, registrations and much more.

showmanship trot

Entered in a last-minute show but need the papers on the horse you just purchased? AQHA can expedite services for you!

By AQHA Customer Service Representative Priscilla Ramirez

It’s a common scenario for AQHA Customers: You entered into a last-minute show or race and need a quick turnaround time on the horse you just purchased.

A typical turnaround time in the AQHA office for a transfer is seven to 10 business days, but delays can occur during our busiest time of the year from November through February.

But if you’re in a big hurry, a special handling service is available on transfers, registrations, duplicates and corrections. The cost for expedited processing is listed below and provides a two- to three-day processing time. Please note all information must be included in order to process the work. Missing items such as signatures, photos or DNA testing will cause a delay in the rush process. You must write “RUSH” on the outside of the envelope to ensure special handling, or the AQHA mailroom will send it on for regular processing.

Prices for Rush Services at AQHA
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Free Corrections

June 8, 2015

It’s easy to make minor changes to your horse’s AQHA Registration Certificate.

Hannah Blaeser, of La Mesa, New Mexico, and Look At This Asset were crowned the performance halter geldings reserve world champions at the 2010 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

AQHA will update your horse’s registration certificate.

It can take up to a year for a horse to completely shed out to determine the color; however, we encourage you to go ahead and submit your foal’s AQHA registration application to avoid late fees. Your foal’s color can be changed on its papers later if you might have guessed incorrectly.

AQHA is happy to correct many changes to your horse’s registration certificate. Corrections can be made to a certificate free of charge within the first 12 months of your horse’s age or 6 months of the issue date of the certificate, whichever gives you the most time. If corrections are not submitted within this time frame, a Corrected Certificate must be provided. All corrections must be submitted by the current recorded owner.

Here are the corrections AQHA makes for our members, free of charge:

  • color
  • gender
  • gelding to stallion
  • markings
  • scars or brands

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AQHA Show Schedule

June 2, 2015

This online resource is available to help you find the upcoming event nearest to you and your American Quarter Horse.

Find an AQHA show show using the online show schedule

Find an AQHA show near you, no matter what your competition level may be. Journal photo.

AQHA designed a show program that’s enjoyable for every level of rider and their American Quarter Horse, from Rookie competitors to weekend warriors. With fun and exciting new classes like ranch horse pleasure and boxing, an AQHA show is the perfect venue to test your skills with your American Quarter Horse.

But before you can pack your polo wraps, chaps and shined-up steed, you first need to find an AQHA show near you. Read the rest of this entry »

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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