Frequently Asked Questions
Does my animal qualify for registration?
Yes. We have several different classes and divisions.
ALL animals will receive a registration certificate that includes the following:
– Name – Registration number
– DNA case number (your animal’s true identity)
– Full genetic marker report
– Breeder info
– Owner info
– Breed or breed cross
– Color – Markings
– Year of birth
– Place or region of birth
Animals with verifiable mother and/ or father will also have the following included on the certificate:
– Pedigree (partial or full, as available)
– Parental verification (for mother and/ or father, as available)
– Date of birth
Do I need a membership?
No. The registration fee is all inclusive. There are no memberships and it includes the cost of the DNA test for the horse in which you are registering.
What are the different divisions and classes?
Divisions (commonly referred to as ‘books’)
Exotic Classes (within divisions)
– Distinct cross
– Grade cross
– Grade (no pedigree)
How do I register my animal?
1. Download the registration form from the website. This can be filled out and mailed or emailed. OR
2. Submit your applications and info directly through our site
3. If you would like an application sent to you, directly, via USPS or email, please contact our office.
How much does it cost?
You may refer to the application (prices are located at the bottom of the second page)
The price listed is an all inclusive price, which includes the registration and DNA test.
There are no membership fees.
The age of the animal does NOT change the fee:
Standard certificate $195
Premium certificate with Photo $225
Standard certificate without a pedigree $135
Premium photo certificate without a pedigree $165
What do I need to include to register an animal?
– Completed registration application
– At least 4 photos of the horse (front, back, one of each side, close up of any brands)
– Copies of sire and/or dam certificates, as available
Should I DNA type my horse?
– The ADNAR registration fee includes a DNA test. In some circumstances, a minimal additional fee may be required for a second analysis. DNA is especially important if the horse is a futurity or incentive program prospect OR if you have plans to breed the horse
– (If your horse already has a report, please include it with the app)
– Parental verification adds credibility and value to your horse, even if for just sire OR dam
Will the DNA test reveal who the sire and/ or dam is?
NO – The DNA test will either provide parental verification with the case number of the parent(s) (to test against) OR it will provide a breed analysis if your animal has an unknown history or pedigree.
What does the breed analysis do?
It reveals the top three breeds in your horse’s ancestry, with the most prominent listed first.
How does the process work?
Simply submit your application through the app or our website. Once we receive the completed application and payment, we will order the DNA test for your animal. The submission form for the hair sample will be sent to you via email: print the form out, pull the hair sample, and mail it to the lab. After the test is complete, the lab sends the results to our office. We’re then able to complete and issue your animal’s registration certificate to you via US postal mail. The certificate includes the full DNA report, with genetic markers and breed analysis, if applicable.
Can I show my AHQHR or ADNAR horse in AQHA shows?
– No. AQHA is the most strictly governed purebred association. Only AQHA horses can be shown in AQHA shows.
What performance associations and programs recognize AHQHR and ADNAR Reg certificates?
– It is our knowledge that AHQHR and ADNAR certificates are recognized everywhere (with the exception of breed specific shows and programs). However, we suggest that you check with the specific association, directly.
– BFA, Future Fortunes, Mare Power, and NCHA, DO accept AHQHR and ADNAR certificates
Why should I register my horse?
– Proof of ownership
– Provides pedigree which shows how the horse is bred
– Provides age verification
– Adds value to your horse
– Creates a record of past ownership and geological whereabouts
– The horse becomes eligible for our “Ride” programs and other annual awards
– Registration certificate is required to show a horse in any futurity, as well as enter him/ her in incentive programs, such as Future Fortunes, Mare Power, etc
What can I do if I don't have a copy of the sire and/ or dam’s registration certificate?
– We can access the AQHA database and purchase pedigrees on your behalf for $5 per each. Other breed associations may be accessed for a higher rate of $10-$15 each. Please inquire for availability.
Can All Breed Pedigree be used in lieu of copies of registration certificates?
– This should only be used as a last resort because registration numbers are not always included in All Breed Pedigree. It is not the most reliable site, either, as ANYONE can add anything without verification.
– It is sufficient, however, for horses that are not registered and do not have registered horses in their lineage
What does my horse’s registration number say about him/ her?
– Ex. Registration #: A006702-QA
1. The first letter indicates what classification your horse is.
– Class A is a horse that has parental verification for both the sire and dam.
– Class B is a horse that has parental verification for only one parent.
– Class C is a horse that does not have parental verification.
2. The numeric digits indicate which horse yours is. In the above example, that horse is the 6702nd horse to be registered with ADNAR.
3. The letters following the number tell what breed cross your horse is.
Why should I add a photo to my horse's certificate?
– This makes your horse more identifiable which is especially important for futurity horses, when selling a horse, and in the unfortunate event of a lost or stolen horse
How do I transfer an ADNAR horse into my name?
– Fill out a transfer report with appropriate signatures and mail it to our office with the original registration certificate. The back of the certificate also needs filled out upon sale of the animal.
If I register my horse with AHQHR or ADNAR, can the offspring then be registered with AQHA?
– No. AQHA is a purebred registry and the most strictly governed breed association.
Do I need a breeder’s certificate for my horse?
– A breeder’s certificate is needed for horses under one year of age. We also prefer to have one on file for any and all horses whenever possible. It is section #8 of the application.
What can I do if I cannot obtain the necessary signatures for the breeder’s cert?
– Contact our office if you need an exception to this requirement. Sometimes just one signature is sufficient (dam OR sire owner). These requests will be handled on a case to case basis.
Can information be added or changed on a horse’s certificate after he/ she is registered?
– Yes. Almost any information or change can be added at a later date. If a horse is spayed or gelded, this change is done at no charge. Most changes are considered ‘replacement papers’, at $50. A name change is an additional $25
Who should I list as the ‘breeder’ for my horse?
– The breeder is the owner of the DAM at the time of foaling.
What photos do I need to send with my horse's application?
– Four photos of the horse being registered are needed: one front, one back, and one of each side. Please make sure all markings are visible. Additional photos may be necessary to show detailed brands or markings not otherwise seen (on the underside of the belly, etc). If a photo is to be added to the certificate, pls indicate which photo you prefer If the sire or dam is grade or unregistered, please include one quality photo of it. An exception will be made if this is not feasible. However, it may affect the ‘class’ that the horse is registered as.
What ‘class’ (classification) will my horse be registered under?
– If the horse has parental verification for both parents: class A
– If the horse has parental verification for only one parent: class B
– If the horse does not have parental verification for either sire nor dam: class C
If you have any additional questions that are not listed on this page, please do not hesitate to Contact Us