Exposure of Mares to Stallions
a. Mares shall
be exposed to stallions in such a manner as to
reach the breeding aim and to ensure the accuracy of
parentage of the resulting progeny.
stallions used in
ApHCC breeding programs
must have DNA or blood type report on file with the ApHCC before
their offspring may enter into the ApHCC Register of Appaloosa
Artificial Insemination, Stored Semen, and
Day Requirement: Once
a mare has been exposed or bred to one stallion, at least
forty-five (45) days must elapse before the mare can be rebred
a different stallion. If a mare is exposed
to more than one stallion in less than 45 days, the resulting
foal must have parentage verification applied for, at the time
application for registration of pedigree. The owner will
be responsible for all costs involved. Once
verified and all application requirements met, in accordance with
the terms and conditions herein, the foal's
d. Pasture Breeding: Pasture breeding is acceptable
if only one stallion will run with a mare or group of mares.
It is the
owner's responsibility to ensure that these horses are
enclosed by fences
maintained in such a manner to prevent any other stallion from
breeding a mare in that area.
a. Artificial Insemination
owner of a mare, when bred by the use of
transported semen (cooled or frozen) or frozen semen, shall have
the mare identified by the attending Veterinary Doctor or
ii. When transported semen (cooled or frozen) or
frozen semen is used to inseminate a mare, the mare must be
bloodtyped or DNA tested. An application to blood
accompany the application for pedigree registration of
the resulting foal.
iii. All foals resulting from transported
(cooled or frozen semen) or frozen semen must be parentage verified.
iv. The ApHCC has the authority to inspect the
premises and practices of any person or breeding establishment
using artificial insemination.
v. An artificial insemination technician
or Veterinarian must be used for transported semen and/or insemination
of mares not owned by the stallion owner.
vi. Artificial insemination of fresh or
frozen semen on the premises of the owner of the mare and stallion is
permitted. Mare and stallion must be registered to
the same owner and
housed on the same property.
vii. There is no limit placed on the
number of breedings via artificial insemination be it fresh semen,
transported semen (cooled or frozen) or frozen semen.
b. Frozen Semen
Frozen semen and stallion are
considered separate entities.
ii. Frozen semen is considered the
property of the registered stallion owner at the time of collection
otherwise indicated on the application form.
iii. If a stallion is sold, semen that has been
collected and frozen must be indicated on the transfer form (must
include number of vials) in order for resulting foals to be
iv. The person owning the frozen semen must obtain "FROZEN
SEMEN CERTIFICATES" from the ApHCC (one (1) per
foal to be registered). This must accompany the frozen semen
be attached to registration applications for any resulting
v. In the event of the death of the
stallion, the ApHCC will allow the registration of foals resulting from
artificial insemination by frozen semen on record, provided
that all ApHCC terms
and conditions have been fulfilled. No application
for freezing of semen will be accepted after the death of a
Embryo transfer, transport of embryos or
freezing of embryos is permitted only upon application and permission
ApHCC prior to the procedure being performed.
Stallion Reports and
b. A written report of the blood and/or DNA type of
the donor mare obtained from an approved laboratory must be on file
with the ApHCC prior to breeding.
c. An application to blood and/or DNA type must
accompany the application for registration of the resulting foal.
d. All foals resulting from embryo transfer must be parentage
e. A Veterinary Doctor must be used for the
collection and transfer procedure.
f. If an embryo transfer procedure applied for is not
attempted in the designated year, the ApHCC must be notified in writing
by December 1 of the designated year. Without such
any foal produced by the mare named in the application
will require blood typing or DNA testing, to be eligible for
g. There is no limit placed on the number of foal
registrations as a result of ApHCC approved embryo transfers from a
h. In the event of sale or death of the mare, similar rules
as for frozen semen will apply to frozen embryos.
a. The owner(s)
of any stallion used in an Appaloosa breeding program must
file, with the ApHCC, a yearly "Stallion Breeding Report" prior to
November 30 of each year. The report shall include a list
including complete registration numbers of all mares exposed to the
stallion, the dates of service, and the type of service (pasture bred,
hand bred, artificial insemination, transported semen).
Stallion Reports received by ApHCC office after December first in the
year of service will be subject to a late filing fee.
b. The stallion owner at the time of service or his authorized
representative must sign the stallion report.
Signatures of representatives or other than the owner of a horse will
only be acceptable when a "Signing Authority Form" has been completed
and filed with the ApHCC.
c. The owner of any stallion used in an Appaloosa breeding
at the time of service, deliver to the mare owner a Breeder/Service
Certificate (in the form prescribed by the ApHCC) unless a contract in
writing is in existence between the mare owner and stallion owner
whereby the mare owner is to receive a Breeder/Service Certificate when
the terms of the contract are fulfilled