Some examples of horses that are not eligible for registration with AQHA: Appendix (X) + Appendix (X) (Unless one Appendix horse is eligible for advancement) Thoroughbred (TB) x Appendix (X) (Unless the Appendix horse advances) American Quarter Horse (QH) x any other breed of horse besides a registered Appendix, acknowledged Thoroughbred, or registered American Quarter Horse not eligible to be registered with AQHA Advancement: A procedure for Appendix horses to receive an AQHA numbered registration certificate.
When the horse receives its Open performance Register of Merit, (80 or better speed index in racing, 10 performance points for showing) it is then eligible for advancement into the numbered registry, so long as it is not parrot mouth or, if a stallion, not a cryptorchid.
The horse’s registration number is changed from the (X) appendix number to a regular number, and it is issued a white certificate; therefore, becoming eligible to breed to a Thoroughbred, Appendix, or registered American Quarter Horse. Registry Letters (for horses registered with the AQHA): -Letter A in front of number means Old Appendix Horse -Letter I in front of number means International Horse that traces back to American Quarter Horses -Letter L in front of number means Appaloosa Horse, also AP in last two positions of name -Letter P in front of number means Paint Horse, also PT in last two positions of name. -Letter T in front of number means Thoroughbred Horse; also year foaled in last two positions of name -Letter U in front of number means Unregistered Horse -Letter X in front of number means New Appendix Horse AraAppaloosa Arabian x Appaloosa Colours: — Arabian (99%) x Paint/Pinto (1%): Pinatabian Arabian (25%) x Percheron (75%): Desert Norman Arabian x Shetland: POA Arabian x Morgan: Morab Arabian x Appaloosa: AraAppaloosa Arabian x Thoroughbred: Anglo Arab Saddlebred x Arabian: National Show horse Arabian, Domestic Eligible stallion (born in Mexico or USA) x eligible mare (residing in Mexico or USA) Domestic Half-Arab Exclusively registered with AHA Purebred Arabian x AHA/CAHR registered Arabian Anglo Arabians may be registered as domestic half-Arabs if they are at least 75% Arabian Domestic Anglo-arabian horse No less then 25% Arabian blood and no more then 75% Arabian blood Pure Arabian mare x thoroughbred stallion Thoroughbred mare x purebred Arabian stallion Anglo-arabian mare x Anglo-arabian stallion Anglo-arabian mare x purebred Arabian stallion Purebred Arabian mare x Anglo-arabian stallion Anglo-arabian mare x thoroughbred stallion Thoroughbred mare x Anglo-arabian stallion Arabian, Egyptian 3% of Arabians worldwide Arabian, Spanish Arabian, Polish Arabian, French Araba Ardennes Colours: — x Selle Français x Hanoverian x Knabstrups x Holstein x Oldenburg x Thoroughbred x Trakenher x Westaphalian Foals Warmblood foals may be registered in the AWR only if their sire is not registered with the AWR only if that stallion has no other foals registered with AWR (Only one foal may be registered for AWR for the lifetime of a stallion who is not registered) All of the youngstock must be judged together & their assessment will count towards the progeny assessment of sires Young horses are judged based upon: – Type – Frame – Conformation – Movement – General impression STAGE 1 – assessment of conformation Assessment of overall conformation & appearance of the animal, foals are shown with dams if possible, the dams of older youngstock may be presented at the request of stallion’s owner STAGE 2 – walk in hand Assessment of the straightness & correctness of animals walk STAGE 3 – trot & canter at liberty Assessment of straightness, correctness, elevation & elasticity of trot & canter STAGE 4 – the final critique Assessment & critique of foal’s marks & performance enables judge to determine the strength & weakness of the animal’s sire Stallions in order of a stallion to be accepted into the registry they must first be registered with the AWR & DNA tested, in his 2nd year the stallion must be graded in hand & at liberty if the scores (at least) 7/10 on the AWR Stallion Performance Test, he will be issued a preliminary breeding license, at 5 he must score 7/10 on the under-saddle portion of the test & receive a temporary breeding license (valid for 3 years), and sire at least 10 foals during that time; if foals also score at least 7/10 on their foal/youngestock inspection the sire will receive a full license A stallion wishing to be registered for a breeding license who is older then 5, with not prior testing, must complete the AWR inspection & performance test at that time. Stallions are judged based upon: – Breed, type & conformation – Shoulders & withers – Topline & quarters – Front legs – Back legs – Correctness of movement – Carriage and elasticity – Loose jumping – Jumping under saddle – Flatwork under saddle – General impression STAGE 1 – preliminary walk & trot up & confirmation Hard ground assessment allows judge to assess straightness & rhythm of moment, initial impression of conformation as well as attitude, temperament & handleability STAGE 2 – walk & trot on triangle & conformation Soft ground assessment of straightness & rhythm of movement, overall confirmation & look STAGE 3 – trot & canter at liberty Assessment of stallion’s natural balance & elevation & rhythm of pace at liberty, as well as attitude, temperament, handleability, & mannerism STAGE 4 – free jump Assessment of attitude & temperament when jumping STAGE 5 – Under Saddle Assessment of the stallion’s attitude & temperament when being ridden on flat, attitude & temperament when jumped under saddle & assess the level of training & performance Mares A mare with no papers must be performance tested; a broodmare may be tested in the in-hand and at-liberty inspection. Bavarian Warmblood Colours: All colours; excepting piebald & spotted Bavarian Warmblood crosses Thoroughbred x Bavarian Warmblood: Bavarian Anglo Belgian Warmblood Colours:
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