Should I progeny record my Appaloosa foal?
Yes - as a breeder, you've put in a year of hard work, careful
planning and watchful management. Finally, a healthy foal
has arrived! But your job isn't complete until the foal is
registered. If your foal isn't registered, its breeding and
parentage may be forgotten, its value decreased, and opportunities
may be lost forever such as recognition in competitions later
Remember, registering "coloured," and solid coloured
Appaloosas is equally important. You may not plan on breeding
or showing your foal, but its next owner may wish to have
that option open.
How much does it cost?
Check fees and forms or your latest
magazine for the current schedule of fees.
Many people still submit old forms with the fees listed on
them. Submitting an old form doesn't mean your registration
will be completed for the old fee. Instead, your work will
remain unprocessed until the correct fees are submitted. If
you have old forms, please discard them. To request new forms,
download them from fees and forms
or contact the ApHANZ Secretary.
Current forms will be sent to you free of charge.
What is 'the pink slip'?
The stallion owner has a Service Certificate Book which has
numbered certificates in triplicate. The orange copy is attached
to the stallion return which is filed annually with ApHANZ
office, the white copy is the stallion owner's record and
the pink copy is given to mare owner, usually upon payment
of the service fee.
The "pink slip" identifies the mare, acknowledges
the mare was served by that stallion and gives the date/s
of service. A stallion owner may choose not to issue a service
certificate if the progeny is not to be registered or there
is a dispute, for example non-payment of service fee.
Can I get a new registration certificate?
Yes, take some new photos, 2 for a progeny certificate or
4 for adult registration, and an explanation of what happened
to the old one and send in to the
office with the replacement certificate
Do I have to brand my horse?
Yes, all registered horses should be branded by the time they
are yearlings and must be branded by adult registration. Freeze
or fire branding is accepted.
The brands are placed the same as a thoroughbred. The near
shoulder has the breeder/owner/vet brand and the off shoulder
has the distinguishing numerals consisting of a reference
number over the last figure of the season of foaling. For
example 1/4 is the first foal of the 2004 season, 2/4 for
foal number 2 etc. A season extends from 1st August through
to 31st July of the next year so a foal born in April 2004
is branded with a 3.
Where do I get a brand from?
Most people use their local veterinarian's brand. If you would
like to have your own brand, contact the NZ Thoroughbred Breeders
Assoc ph 09) 5252428 firstname.lastname@example.org
who will approve your choice and provide you with the minimum
dimensions for the brand. Send a copy of the approval to ApHANZ.
What is the minimum height?
To be eligible for registration, a horse must measure a minimum
of 14hh at five years of age. If your horse is under 14hh
at registration time, you will be asked to supply a height
certificate when the horse is five years old.
Can frozen semen be used?
Artificial insemination is allowed, using transported semen,
fresh, chilled or frozen. The stallion, mare and foal have
to be DNA tested and verified results filed with ApHANZ. A
certified AI Technician or qualified Veterinarian should carry
out all procedures and sign off the Mare Identification and
Certificate of Insemination form (triplicate - one for the
mare owner, one for the stallion owner and one for ApHANZ).
Imported semen will be allowed if all ApHANZ registration
and artificial insemination rules are complied with (please
contact the Office for more information).
What sort of mare can I use to breed a foal?
First choice, a registered Appaloosa mare. Outcrossing is
permitted to Thoroughbreds, Arabs and Quarter Horses who are
registered with their own Studbook. Please note that Appendix
Quarter Horses mares are not acceptable - Q numbered mares
Check also that the mare reaches the minimum height of 14hh,
is not a cremello or a roan, doesn't display pinto-paint type
markings and has two generations clear of grey. When applying
for progeny recording of the foal, please provide full information
on the mare including copies of registration papers.
Which horses are not eligible for registration?
Breeding to the following types will result in a foal that
is not eligible for registration:
- Cleveland Bay
- Albino type
- Any horse that is not HYPP N/N