The Basics: Join or Renew
- Pick a membership category (see below). AHS rules require ALL breeders to be ACTIVE or LIFE members. Fees can be found here.
- Fill out the membership form.
- Memberships are valid for the calendar year, not the anniversary year, and are due by January 1.
Types of Membership
The American Hanoverian Society offers several forms of membership.
Required for members participating in the AHS breeding program (i.e., registering a foal, presenting horses for inspection and/or performance testing, or standing a stallion). Active-level members are eligible for AHS awards, may hold office, serve on committees and vote. Active-level members receive a complimentary edition of the annual Stallion Directory and Awards Magazine.
Members who are not participating in the AHS breeding program but are eligible for AHS awards. Associate-level members may not hold office, serve on committees or vote. Associate-level members receive a complimentary edition of the annual Awards Magazine.
Junior/Young Breeder Membership
Members under the age of 21 (as of the date of payment) not participating in the AHS breeding program. Junior/Young Breeder members are eligible for AHS awards, but may not hold office, serve on committees or vote. A Junior/Young Breeder membership expires at the end of the calendar year in which the member reaches the age of 21.
Members have full AHS benefits as listed under the Active membership category. A Lifetime membership may not be an entity and may not be shared between individuals.
FORMS OF RECORDED OWNERSHIP
The American Hanoverian Society recognizes several forms of recorded ownership:
- Joint (two related individuals)
- Partnership (two or more unrelated individuals)
- Corporate (farm or business).
Consider the form of ownership that best applies to your situation at the time of recording, and make your application for membership exactly as you wish it to appear on the horse’s papers.
BYLAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS
BY BECOMING A MEMBER OR RENEWING MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN HANOVERIAN SOCIETY, THE MEMBER AGREES TO ADHERE TO THE BYLAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS OF THE SOCIETY AND ALL AMENDMENTS.