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I just got the pedigree on the horse I bought but my name isn’t on it. How do I get my name on the pedigree as owner?

The original owner and breeder will always remain on the front of the pedigree. Turn the pedigree over. Transfer history is recorded there...

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Do I have until my horse is one year old to register him?

No – Horses must be registered in the calendar year of their birth – no later than December 31st of their birth year.

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Must I DNA test my stud colt if he is gelded prior to registration?

No – not unless he is the result of AI using frozen semen or he is not registered prior to December 31st of his birth year.

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Isn’t this DNA testing requirement just another way for the AHR to make money off its members?

No – and in fact, for the first two years the testing was done at the same cost as the University of Kentucky charged the AHR. AHR...

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How does DNA testing keep the studbook pure?

Parentage proof of foals has caught a few rare cases of human error such as the wrong sire or dam name being written on the application...

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On the DNA form, there are check boxes for “Original Identification” and “Parentage Proof”. Which box should I check?

The check box for original identification should be marked for horses that are already registered and DNA testing is being done in order...

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I’m considering buying a registered yearling colt as a stallion prospect. Should I have him DNA tested?

DNA testing would not be an AHR requirement for transfer, however, beginning with all colts born in 2004, parentage proof DNA testing will...

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