Who We Are

The American DNA Registry is an animal registry organization offering registration opportunities to a variety of species including bovine, canine, feline, swine, goat, sheep, and exotics, but with a primary focus on equines. We are a nonprofit organization, providing registration services in a convenient and affordable manner.

ADNAR was initiated with the aim to make registering animals simple and accessible to owners, removing all obstacles that are commonly associated with many animal’s ineligibility for registration. We understand the importance of registering your animal and therefore seek to make it a simple and affordable process through our registry. ADNAR is proud to register animals of all breeds and types, including clones. We know that your valuable animal makes it essential for you obtain proof of ownership and authentic registration for the animal so it can easily be identified by age, parentage, and pedigree.

AAnimals registered with ADNAR are identified by a registration number as well as a DNA case number. The registration certificate holds the essential data of the animal, including name, date of birth, parentage, pedigree, color, sex, ownership and ownership history. The full genetic marker report obtained via DNA test is also included on each certificate. This is your animal’s true identity. Registration provides a variety of purposes including proper identification, proof of ownership, age and parental verification, breeding purposes and offspring registry, eligibility to enter shows, competitions, races, futurities, and more.
If you have a horse or any other animal, it is crucial to have them registered to avoid complications or issues. Identification, ownership proof, breed, age, lineage, etc. are all elements of your animal that are necessary for raising, showing, or breeding purposes. So whether you have a horse fit for the race track or simply have a backyard horse for your love for equines, having a proper registration with American DNA Registry is something you and your animal both deserve. PROTECT YOUR PASSION.

We have strong ties to ViaGen Cloning Company and Texas A&M Lab, as well as heavy influence in the cutting pen, barrel horse world, and pro rodeo circuit.

We look forward to knowing you and your lovely animal when you come visit us.

Advisory Board

Blake Russell

Blake Russell

President ViaGen

Background

Oklahoma State University (BS Animal Science)
Emory University (MBA)

Industry Experience

President of ViaGen LC 2007-Present

Global leaders in SCNT technology with operations and licensees around the world Providing genetic preservation and cloning services for horses, cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, deer, dogs, cats, and multiple types of endangered species Own and stand cloned stallion produced from DNA of Tailor Fit (2 time AQHA World Racing Champion) Breed, raise, and train horses for western speed events. 2nd generation horse breeder, owner, and active industry participant

25+ year career in livestock industry bringing reproductive and genetic solutions to operations around the world.

Gregg O. Veneklasen

Gregg O. Veneklasen

Owner, Timber Creek Veterinary Hospital

Background

DVM – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado: January 1983 
B.S. – Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado: May 1978
Bovine Reproduction and Management (A.I Certification) – December 1978

Industry Exeperience

February 1989-Present:  Owner-Timber Creek Veterinary Hospital, Canyon, Texas.

September 1986 – February 1989: Resident veterinarian, Joe Kirk Fulton at the Fulton Ranch, Giddings, Texas. 

February 1983 – September 1986: Resident Veterinarian, Dan Urschel – 3-D Ranch, Canadian, Texas. 

Darren Blanton

Darren Blanton

Founder of Colt Ventures & Owner of Copy Cat, the genetic replica of High Brow Cat

Background

Founder and managing director of Colt Ventures

Industry Exeperience

Darren has been involved in the cutting horse industry for many years and his horses have earned more than $1.4 million in the show pen. Not only does he participate as an owner but he is also an active competitor, having ridden horses to more than $400,000 in earnings since 2000. In 2013, Darren purchased leading cutting horse sire High Brow Cat and his genetic replica Copy Cat to expand his breeding program. 

Jason Abraham

Jason Abraham

Partner, Abraham Brothers LLC

Jason Abraham is a fourth-generation resident of Hemphill county in the Texas panhandle. Jason and his wife of 25 years, Bonnie, raised their two children on the Mendota Ranch southwest of Canadian.

Jason is a graduate of Canadian High School and attained an Associate’s Degree in Ranch and Feedlot Operations from Clarendon College. During his last year at Clarendon, he and his brothers along with their grandfather started Abraham Investments. This company was set up to buy, improve and resell ranch land. More importantly, it was an opportunity for Malouf Abraham, Sr. to teach the three grandsons how to make a deal. After the death of their grandfather, the three brothers continued on in a new company appropriately named Abraham Brothers LLC. They bought land, mineral and water rights. A major portion of the water owned by Amarillo was bought from Abraham Brothers LLC. To this day, Abraham Brothers LLC continues to be a very profitable partnership.

In 1994, the family moved to the Mendota Ranch southwest of Canadian. That same year, he began helicopter flight school. He obtained his private helicopter rating and later commercial rating with 23 years of flying. Shortly after, Jason became interested in equine reproduction. Attending two equine reproduction short courses at Colorado State University and standing a couple of stallions led to the interest in embryo transfer. This led to the idea of maintaining a large herd of recipient mares which are used for embryo transfer, cloning and ICSI. The large number of mares on the ranch allowed for reproductive trials and research projects to be conducted. These trials and projects were extremely beneficial to Jason. One of these studies gave Jason the crazy idea to try to impregnate a mule with a quarter horse embryo. It was a success and Lou was the first mule to ever give birth and raise a quarter horse.

Around this time, ViaGen contacted Dr. Gregg Veneklassen and Jason about cloning. This began a relationship with ViaGen in equine cloning that quickly expanded into other species. It has been a very beneficial relationship for all. Gregg and Jason are also partners in their own deer cloning company, Wildlife Reflections. In the last year, Jason has developed IVF protocols for deer. Jason has been involved in the cloning of horses, cattle, deer, goats, pigs and cats. The cloning lab at the ranch is one of only a few in the nation. This is the lab that cloned the YG1 cattle for WTAMU. Jason was awarded the First-Choice award by WTAMU in 2016. He continues to expand his knowledge of reproduction by surrounding himself with likeminded experts.