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DNA Testing

DNA testing is required for all presently licensed stallions still alive and breeding, all stallions being newly licensed for breeding, and all breeding mares. Also requiring DNA testing are all overage registrations, and foals applying for registration as follows: all fillies, all shipped semen AI foals (except geldings unless the result of frozen semen) and any other horses regardless of sex or age that owners choose to DNA voluntarily. Haflingers being presented for Inspection & Classification (I&C) must be DNA tested and a copy of the DNA test results sent with their I&C application form prior to the inspection.

Change in procedure for DNA Testing, effective January, 2020!
DNA kits will be automatically generated for fillies/mares being registered. All other DNA Typing requests will need to complete the DNA Request Form.

DNA Testing Fees:
Members – $35
Non-Members – $100
Return the completed form and DNA Testing fee to American Haflinger Registry, PO Box 124, Fredericktown OH 43019.

DNA kits are a PDF file and will be emailed or mailed to the person requesting the kit. Kits are computer coded and specific to each horse. Never use a kit for mailing hair for any horse other than the one the kit was purchased for. Instructions for pulling and submitting hair samples are included with the kit. It is the owner’s responsibility to collect and mail hair samples to UC Davis lab (do not mail hair to the Registry).

THE HAIR SAMPLE MUST BE RETURNED WITHIN 60 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE FORM. ALL FUNDS PAID FOR DNA AND REGISTRATION WILL BE FORFEITED AFTER 60 DAYS. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE.