202. Registration Procedure
(a) To register a horse with AQHA, the record owner or record lessee of the foal’s dam at time of foaling (at time of breeding if an embryo transfer foal) is responsible for submitting a properly completed and signed registration application, a completed and signed breeder’s certificate, and the correct registration fee as specified in rule 222. In the event a frozen embryo permit is used to register a foal, the owner of the permit shall sign the registration application as the owner at time of foaling.
(b) Each registration application must be completed and signed by the owner of this foal’s dam at the time of foaling (at time of breeding if an embryo transfer foal) by the dam’s lessee (if a record of the lease is on file with AQHA) or by a person authorized to sign for the owner or lessee (if a record of the authorization is on file with AQHA) for the foal to be eligible for registration. In the event a frozen embryo permit is used to register a foal, the owner of the permit shall sign the registration application as the owner at time of foaling.
(c) If one parent of the horse being registered is a Thoroughbred, a photocopy of both sides of that Thoroughbred’s registration certificate issued by The Jockey Club of North America, or any Thoroughbred registry recognized by The Jockey Club of North America, must be on file in AQHA’s office to show correct ownership so any required information may be verified. Thoroughbreds used for breeding after January 1, 1997, must comply with AQHA white requirements found in rule 205(h) and AQHA may require four color photographs clearly showing all white markings. As to subsequent registration applications for offspring, if the application indicates an ownership change of the Thoroughbred, an additional photocopy of both sides of its registration certificate showing such change in ownership must be filed with AQHA. Proper fees as specified in rule 222 must be remitted.
(d) Registration applications for horses foaled in any of the following countries, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands should be submitted to the recognized International Association for processing and submission to AQHA for approval. Properly completed registration applications received by AQHA without evidence of such processing will require notification by AQHA to the recognized International Association that such application has been received and processed. Applicant shall not be required to pay an additional fee, other than usual AQHA registration fees, for this service and shall not be required to be a member of the International Association; however, those applicants who are not AQHA members will be subject to AQHA’s non-member fee schedule.
(e) Each horse will be registered to the name of the record owner (or record lessee) of the dam at the time when this horse was foaled (if foal is result of embryo transfer refer to rules 211 and 212), and that owner or lessee (or authorized agent) must sign the registration application. That record owner or lessee must have a current membership when the application is submitted or a non-member registration fee will be required.
(f) If, after the horse is foaled, changes of ownership occur, then each change requires a properly completed and signed transfer report with correct transfer fee as specified in rule 222.
(g) When a horse is inspected for possible excessive white markings, the owner will pay AQHA a $50 inspection fee prior to the inspection. If the horse is found to be within the limitations described in rule 205(h) and its actual markings are shown to be as indicated on the registration application and other material submitted, the inspection fee will be refunded. Such inspection will be made on regular inspection tour only.
(h) When a registration application shows the horse to be registered has white markings beyond the prescribed lines in rule 205(h), excessive white markings or white spot or spots, pictures of the horse shall be required and the horse may be inspected to determine if parentage verification is required before the application is processed.
(i) Parentage must be verified through genetic testing before a foal can be registered if:
(1) Either of the parents was less than 2 years of age at time of conception.
(2) It was the result of an embryo/oocyte transfer.
(3) It was conceived by the use of cooled transported semen.
(4) It was conceived by the use of frozen semen.
(5) It was more than 48 months of age at time application for registration is made.
(6) Its dam was exposed to more than one stallion within a 30 day time period.
(7) It has white markings exceeding the limitations specified in rule 205(h).
(8) It is foaled January 1, 2007, or after and is a descendant of Impressive 0767246 as required in rule 205(c).
(9) The Executive Committee has justifiable cause to question its parentage.
(j) A genetic type must be on file with AQHA for any mare foaled on or after January 1, 1989, prior to the registration of any foal.
(1) Proper fees as per rule 222 must be remitted.