ASHA Registration Rules
Instructions for Registering your Horse with ASHA
An Application for Registration is available on the ASHA website or from the office.
Complete all blanks on the application including obtaining required signatures.
Signatures required are:
- Owner of the mare at the time of foaling. This person(s) will be the initial owner of the foal. Note that ALL owners of the mare must provide their signatures.
- Owner of the stallion. The stallion owner(s) must sign in the “Certificate Of Breeding” box of the application OR must have submitted a stallion report to the ASHA office. Note that ALL owners of the stallion must provide their signatures.
If the horse being registered is also being transferred to a new owner, the “Application for Transfer of Ownership” box of the application must also be filled out and signed by ALL owners of the mare at the time of foaling.
The name of the horse is to be chosen by the owner or breeder. Use of breeder/farm prefixes is up to the breeder. For the purpose of printing on certificates, it is recommended that the horse’s name be no longer than 33 characters, including spaces. Horse’s names cannot be changed once the horse is registered.
Horse’s names are in all capital letters.
Submit photographs clearly showing all markings on the horse.
Photos should include:
1) frontal head,
2) left side,
3) right side,
For complete directions, see: ASHA Registration Photo Requirements
All parts of the horse must be seen in photographs, including tips of ears, nose, and all hooves. Do not “square” the horse’s legs for the photos.
Send the application with the appropriate payment to the ASHA office. Payment can be made by check or credit card. Registrations will not be processed without complete payment.
APPLICATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
Registrations not signed and dated by the owner of the stallion and current owner of the mare will be returned.
For best results, complete registrations as soon as possible. Contact the ASHA office if you have anyquestions. We’re here to help!
Instructions for Transferring Horse Registered with ASHA
The horse’s current owner should possess the official ASHA Certificate of Registration for that horse.
The Shire Horse papers are large (11.5” x 14” or larger for an older horse), colorful (red/pink, white, and blue), and the official embossed (raised) gold seal will be affixed on the bottom left side.
The Sport Horse Registry papers are 8 ½” x 11” with a blue border and the seal affixed in the bottom center.
The current recorded owner should complete and sign the Application for Transfer of Ownership on the back of the Certificate of Registration with the new owner’s contact information and date of sale.
If there is no application on the back (for horses registered prior to 12/31/1999), a separate Transfer Application form should be used. This form is found on the ASHA website or from the ASHA office.
If multiple transfers for the same horse are to be recorded at the same time, the recorded owner who appears on the front of the certificate should complete the back of the certificate. Additional owners should complete a separate Transfer Application for each transfer of ownership, including signature and date of sale.
Each transfer must be paid for before the transfer will be performed. Either the seller or the buyer can be current ASHA members for the Member rates.
Send the original Certificate of Registration with the completed Application for Transfer along with the appropriate payment to the ASHA office. Payment can be made by check or credit card.
Transfers not signed and dated by the current owner will be returned.
For best results, complete transfers as soon as possible so the Certificate of Registration is current.
Contact the ASHA office if you have any questions. We’re here to help!