AQHA Offers Reduced Rate on Registrations for American Quarter Horses 3 and Older Americas Horse, August 3, 2009 If youve had the paperwork laying around for a couple of years on your American Quarter Horse and just never got around to getting it registered so you have papers to prove it, now is the time to preserve the pedigree of your treasured equine friend!

The American Quarter Horse Association is offering reduced registration fees for horses 3 and older. Normally the 3-year-old fee is $550 and the fee for horses 4 and older is $1,000. But for a limited time, AQHA is offering a reduced rate of $300.

All of your paperwork needs to be in order, meaning that other requirements of registration must still be met, in order for the horse to be considered for registration.

If the application is complicated, AQHA might have to charge a nonrefundable $100 complex transaction fee in addition to the registration fee. This will typically be done when AQHAs registration department must deal with multiple generations of horses to get the horse registered or if a DNA type has to be built for horses that are no longer available for DNA typing. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis, but if your horses paperwork is ready send it in and become a proud owner of a properly papered American Quarter Horse.

Get your paperwork done quicker by bringing it all to one of the remaining AQHA events near you this year. AQHA offers on-site services at all of the AQHA Regional Experiences held around the United States and Europe; the Ford Youth, Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World Shows in Oklahoma City; the Bayer Select World Show in Amarillo; and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Check AQHAs online calendar at www.aqha.com/association/calendar.html for more information.

As always, if youre traveling through Amarillo, make a stop at AQHAs headquarters, and well be happy to help you process your paperwork. While youre here, take a tour and be sure to visit the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum!

AQHA news and information is a service of AQHA publications. For more information on The American Quarter Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal or Americas Horse, visit www.aqha.com/magazines