REGISTRATIONThe Appaloosa Horse Club UK has two separate main breed registers: the A (American) register, for horses registered with the ApHC of America, and the B (British) register, for Appaloosas of proven Appaloosa pedigree (or approved out-crossing) but which are not registered with the ApHC of America. The P register is our Part-bred register for those horses who have one parent registered with either the ApHC UK or the ApHC of America, and the other parent may be of any other origin. We have introduced the C (Characteristic) register for horses that have Appaloosa characteristics but have unknown or ineligible breeding for the A, B, or P registers. If you choose to register your Appaloosa horse with us and the horse does not already hold a passport you will receive an EU compliant passport and you will be preserving the history and pedigree of your Appaloosa in the appropriate section of our breed registry. If the horse already has a passport we will overstamp that passport to confirm entry into the relevant breed register. The ApHC UK will enter into the breeding book, horses of the same breed, line or cross that are eligible for entry under the Society’s breed criteria, without discrimination on account of their country of origin. Please refer to the document entitled ApHC UK Legal Responsibilities of Owners in relation to Equine Passports in the Documents and Forms section of our website which sets out the passport issuing regulations and our registrations complaints procedure.
Four Sections to our Appaloosa Breed Register
Section A – AmericanOnly those Appaloosas holding a valid ApHC USA registration certificate will be eligible for registration in the ApHC UK ‘A’ register. A copy of the USA certificate must be sent to the registrar with the passport application and appropriate fees. To be registered with the ApHC USA one parent must be an ApHC USA main registered horse as defined by ApHC rules (or must be registered on the main register of an approved breed registry; the American Quarter Horse Association, The Jockey Club, Weatherbys Thoroughbred register or the Arab Horse Society).
Section B – BritishBritish registered horses will be entered into section B of the register. Horses eligible for ApHC USA registration will be entered into section B (provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the B register). Upon receipt of a copy of the ApHC USA certificate they will automatically be moved into section A of the register. To be eligible for the B register one parent must be registered with the ApHC UK and the other parent must either be registered with the ApHC UK or must be registered on the main register of an approved breed registry; the American Quarter Horse Association, the Jockey Club or Weatherbys Thoroughbred register or the Arab Horse Society. For the purposes of the B register the ApHC USA is the mother breed and therefore an approved breed registry however for any horse sired by an Appaloosa stallion to be eligible for registration on the B register they must be sired by a licensed ApHC UK Appaloosa stallion if the stallion is resident in the UK. Any Appaloosa registered with the British Appaloosa Society (BAPS) before 1st February 2000 will be accepted into the B Register of the ApHC UK and the BAPS passport will be overstamped by the ApHC UK. If the horse is also registered with the ApHC of America it will be accepted into the A Register on receipt of its American registration certificate.
Section C – CharacteristicThe ApHC UK has introduced a new register called the C (Characteristic) Register following the vote at our AGM in April 2014. Horses with an Appaloosa coat pattern or characteristics with unknown or ineligible breeding, for any of our other registers, can apply to be registered on the C register.
Eligibility:Horses that have unknown breeding or who are ineligible for registration on any other ApHC UK registers (A, B or P):
- Must have an Appaloosa coat pattern and/or characteristics such as white eye sclera, striped hooves and mottled skin (eg nose, eyes and genitalia).
- Must not have excessive white markings or be paint, draught or vanner, or pony type.
- Must be minimum adult height of 14hh (143cm) unshod.