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Foals are presented at AHS inspections for registration and branding, and to enable the inspection commission to evaluate the offspring of AHS stallions. Outreach branding and mail-in registration options are also available for foals unable to attend a scheduled inspection.
In order for a foal to be presented, it must be pre-entered in the inspection through the Central Office – meaning inspection Enrollment Forms and the appropriate fees must be received by the Central Office prior to the inspection. A comprehensive fee of $185 covers the $125 registration fee and the $60 charge for DNA typing. Entries that are not accompanied by the appropriate fees will not be processed.
Once the Enrollment Form and fees have been received, a Registration Application will be e-mailed or mailed from the Central Office. Among the information needed to complete the application is the foal’s name, date of birth, color, markings, sex, the signature of the recorded owner of the dam, and the registration numbers of the sire and dam. A minimum of four photographs clearly showing the foal’s markings (shots of each side plus views from the front and the rear) must also be submitted. All foals should be registered by the end of their yearling year.
In agreement with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), AHS registered foals, beginning with the foal crop of 2009, will automatically become USEF life recorded as part of the regular $185.00 AHS registration fee. The AHS is pleased to offer this added value to our membership at no additional cost. This partnership between the AHS and USEF will allow both organizations access to accurate data for both pedigree and performance. The AHS will provide USEF with full breeding data on each foal and, in return, the USEF will provide the AHS with a USEF life recording number for each foal that will be noted on AHS registration papers. In addition the owner will also receive a life recording certificate from the USEF.
DNA Typing Kit
The parentage of all foals registered with the AHS must be verified by DNA typing. A DNA typing kit will be sent from the Central Office once the foal’s comprehensive registration fee and the appropriate paperwork have been received. It will contain instructions for obtaining a hair sample from the foal that includes the roots. If the dam has not been DNA typed, then a hair sample will need to be submitted from her as well. Parentage verification through DNA typing must be performed before a foal’s AHS registration papers are issued.
Inspection Day Paperwork
At the inspection site, in order for a foal to be registered and branded, the owner must present a copy of the mare’s registration papers, the foal registration application, and the stallion service certificate if it’s not already on file. Registration fees must be paid prior to inspection day. The foal should be presented at the dam’s side. When this is not possible, a photograph showing the dam and foal together should be given to the inspectors.
Presenting the Foal at Inspection
The foal is presented in hand for an evaluation of its conformation, and is shown free at the side of the dam for an assessment of its gaits. When showing a foal, it is important to keep the mare positioned to the outside so that the inspectors have a clear, unobstructed view of the foal. Take care to regulate the mare’s speed to best show the foal’s trot movement. Recognizing that foals are presented at various stages of age and development, the AHS does not officially grade them during inspections.
Once the paperwork has been completed, the appropriate fees and photographs showing the foal’s markings have been received by the Central Office, and the foal has been parentage verified through DNA analysis, its registration papers will be issued and mailed. All fillies, colts and gelded weanlings are entered into the Registry. Final studbook placements are made when the mares and stallions are presented for inspection at three years of age or older.
2013 Inspection Tour Enrollment and Foal Registration Forms
Note: The Inspection Enrollment forms are used to initiate all 2013 foal registrations for foals attending an inspection. For foals which are to be registered by mail, please use the "Foal Registration by Mail" form at the link below. Registration papers will be issued when all requirements are completed.
• In order to be eligible, all foals MUST be registered by the end of their yearling year.
• Due to the contractual agreement between the AHS and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), foal owners are hereby advised that in order to obtain complimentary USEF lifetime recording as part of the AHS’s comprehensive $185.00 registration fee, all registration requirements must be delivered to the AHS central office by December 31 of their weanling year.
Foal Registration by Mail (For 2013/12 foals not attending an inspection)
Inspection Enrollment2013 Inspection Enrollment Form (Print version) - or complete Online
All horses must be pre-enrolled and all fees must be paid in advance as entries are not taken on inspection day. The deadlines have been set a little earlier this year in order to permit the central office staff to process entries in a timely manner. This year there are three deadlines for mare and foal entries without incurring a $50.00 late fee. Entries must be postmarked as follows:
|July 20-30||Postmarked by Monday, June 24|
|September 12-17||Postmarked by Thursday, August 22|
|October 1-6 & 12-13||Postmarked by Monday, September 16|
|**STALLION ENTRIES**||The deadline for stallion entry is Monday, June 10.
Please note that all non-Hanoverian mare pedigrees must be submitted for pre-approval by the Mare and Stallion Committee. Copies of registration papers may be emailed to the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (859) 255-8467.
Signed Participant Liability Waivers are required for all participants and will be available at each inspection site. You do not need to mail one to the AHS office prior to the event.
2013 Yearling/Two-Year-Old Futurity Enrollment Form (Print version) - or complete Online
Registration is open to all AHS-registered yearling colts and fillies and two-year-old colts and fillies. The cost is $29 to participate, $39 if you wish to list your horse for sale in the Hanoverian Marketplace. Horses will be judged using a scale from 1-100 on conformation/type, movement and legs. $3,000 will be shared by the top five yearlings and top five two-year-olds at the conclusion of the inspection tour.
2013 Stabling Form Stabling forms and payment must be sent directly to the site host.
DO NOT send stabling forms or payment to the AHS Office.
AHS Inspection Evaluation Form The AHS strives to make each inspection an enjoyable and educational event. By taking just a few minutes to offer your feedback, you will help our efforts to continue to improve on all aspects of inspections. Please return to your site host prior to leaving the inspection site or you may mail this form to American Hanoverian Society, 4067 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.
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