To register your Appaloosa you will need to:
* Download and complete the "Application for Pedigree Registration" form OR
* Download and complete the "Application for ApHC (USA) to ApHCC Pedigree Registration" form
* Meet the Photograph Requirements
* Complete the Check List
* Review the Registration FAQ's
Meet the Photograph Requirements
When you apply for registration of your Appaloosa Horse a "Photo
Inspection" is required. The ApHCC Registrar through examination of
recent colored photographs performs the "Photo Inspections". As the
physical identification of all Appaloosas is achieved through the
description of base color, face and leg markings, coat pattern, other
characteristics, notable scars, brands, freeze marks and/or microchip
or tattoo, it is imperative to have high quality photographs submitted
for the Photo Inspection.
At least four current, color photographs shall accompany all
"Applications for Registration of Pedigree". Altering of photographs in any way is
strictly prohibited. The four photographs present four views of the
Direct Front View Full Left Side View
Full Right Side View Direct Hind View
If applicable, the photographs should be sure to capture the following:
* Mottled Skin
* White Sclera
* Striped Hooves (on legs without white leg markings)
* Markings and Spots on Legs, Face, and Body
* Base Color (Bay, Chestnut, etc)
* Appaloosa Coat Pattern
* Notable Scars
* Brands, Tattoo and/or Freeze Mark
Labeling of photographs is required to provide confirmation of the
Application for Registration of Pedigree form to which the photos
belong, and for future reference. Labeling on the back of the
photograph shall include:
* name of the applicant horse
* date the photograph was taken
* name and address of the person taking the photograph
Several labeling techniques have been utilized by ApHCC customers,
including printing the information on the back of the photograph and
preparing computer labels and affixing them to the back of the
Complete the Checklist
Review this list prior to submitting your Application for Registration
of Pedigree to the ApHCC. It will help insure your application is complete. Remember, a delay in processing
will result if application is not complete.
[ ] Photographs
– direct front,
left side profile view, right side profile view, direct hind
[ ] Application for
Registration of Pedigree – completed form
[ ] Stallion Owner
Requirements have been fulfilled
[ ] Outcross Sire or
Dam Requirements have been fulfilled or are included with this
[ ] Fees –
appropriate fees are
accompanying this application. See Application for Registration of
Pedigree form for details
[ ] Is the applicant
horse a stallion or
mare 2 years of age or older? If yes, an ApHCC Veterinary Evaluation
form is required.
[ ] Is this horse a
descendant of the
AQHA stallion Impressive? If yes, refer to ApHCC Bylaws, Section XI C.
[ ] Review the
with the Application for Registration of Pedigree form and the ApHCC
Review the Registration FAQs
1. Can I outcross to Quarter horses in my Appaloosa breeding program?
Yes. ApHCC By-laws accept the following crosses provided one registered
parents have coat pattern.
Appaloosa to Appaloosa or Appaloosa to Quarter or Appaloosa to Thoroughbred
Quarter horses must be registered or appendix with the AQHA Thoroughbreds must be registered with the Jockey Club or Canadian
Thoroughbred Society (By-laws, section VII, 1. The Book of Parental Stock).
2. I have heard that Quarter horses or TBs used in an Appaloosa breeding program require "Listing" with the ApHCC. What is this?
The "Listing" that you refer to is simply submission of a copy of the
AQHA, Jockey Club, Canadian Thoroughbred Society or ApHC (if American owned Appaloosa), a completed form certifying the
copy is unaltered, and the current listing fee. This is a one time procedure which insures the ownership and pedigree
of the outcross is entered correctly into the ApHCC registration system. (By-laws, Section XII, B, 1. b)
3. If the foal produced from the cross of a Quarter Horse of TB to an Appaloosa with coat pattern is solid, can the foal be registered?
Yes, the solid foal can be ApHCC registered and shown at ApHCC approved events provided all other ApHCC registration requirements have been fulfilled.
(By-laws, Section VII, and General Show Rules)
4. Does ApHCC have any regulations regarding HYPP?
Yes, ApHCC By-laws Section XI, C reads as follows:
i. Effective January 01, 2000, any horse applying for identification or registration in the Register of Appaloosa Horses and carrying a
known and/or identified genetic disorder, including but notlimited to, HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis) and SCID (Severe Combined Immunodeficiency)
shall only be eligible for entry into the Registry of Appaloosa Horses upon receipt by the ApHCC of Application for Pedigree
Registration/Identification and veterinary verification that the horse is a gelding or spayed mare.
ii. Effective January 01, 2002, any horse applying for identification or registration in the Register of Appaloosa Horses and
carrying a known and/or identified genetic disorder, including but not limited to HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis) and SCID
(Severe Combined Immunodeficiency) shall be denied identification or registration with the ApHCC.