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Registraton Rules

To start the registration process owner of the horse must be a full member.
Documents needed: registration application, and a front and back copy of the dam and sires registration certificate.  We parent verifiy to both parents, so both parents have to be DNA'd as well as the foal/offspring.  

We will go through the fees once all documents are received.

If you are going to email the documents please read these instructions:
Submitting documents by email - Follow these instructions

Owners must be a full member of the AAHIA at the time of registration, transfer and other services.

Breeds Allowed:
The American Azteca  is a combination of registered horses as described below:
They are a registered Andalusian & Quarter Horse or Paint horse bloodlines must consist of either:

Recognized Andalusian Registries are:
Pure Spanish horse: Registries recognized are IALHA ANCCE, ALFA.
Pure Lusitano horse: Registries are IALHA, APSL, AFAH.
Or a combination of Pure Spanish and Pure Lusitano:  Registries recognized are IALHA & AFAH.

Recognized Quarter horse & Paint Horse Registries are:
American Quarter Horse: Registries recognized are  AQHA, FQHR, NFQHA
American Paint Horse:  Registered with APHA.

Recognized Azteca Horse Registries are:
Registered Azteca Horse: Registered with AMCCRA (Mexico) - Only

Other Andalusian horse registries  maybe considered within a pedigree, or category within a breed registry. They must trace back to Spain, Portugal or both in an unbroken line with having DNA parent verification proof back to one of our above registries. All registries and each category or studbooks within a registry that a breeding candidate is listed under must be recognized by AAHIA as approved for use in producing an American Azteca

 We do not allow any other breeds in a pedigree for a horse to produce an American Azteca such as but not limited to: Sulphur horses, Kiger Mustangs, Appaloosas, Etc.

Blood Ratio:
Check out the Breeding Chart to know how much Andalusian and QH blood is allowed.  And what the letter classifications are.

AQHA/APHA Pedigree:
Please be aware that we do not allow ANY AQHA/APHA registered horses whose pedigrees are over 25% TB/JC.  If you are unsure Check out our pedigree chart. If you need more assistance please contact us.

**All pedigree's submitted must be from the registry the horse is registered at, such as AQHA or APHA and Andalusian. We do not accept pedigree from non-official sources such as allbreedpedigree.com or any other non-registry pedigree generator.

The AQHA now has FREE pedigree research.  

Click on drop down arrow:  Record Name
Click on:  Master Registration w/All Owners & Pedigree
Fill in horses registered name or registration number
Enter email address, click send.

Officially website for APHA  You must be a member to get online pedigrees.

Andalusian pedigree can be checked online at their official website's:
Before you breed check to make sure the owner of Andalusian is listed. If not then ask them if they have a bill of sale.  

Sire and Dam Ownership:
If you are considering breeding, please makes sure the owner of the dam and/or sire are listed on their registration certificate. If they are not,  We will consider a clear bill of sale or transfer of ownership document. However if we have any questions, the owner will  be required to go the horses respected registry, and complete their transfer process until we can proceed with the registration process. See above links to check it out.

**To avoid delay, We strongly suggest both sire and dam owners have the horse registered in their name!  This is proof of ownership.

Documents, DNA and Parent Verified To BOTH Parents:
Starting January 1, 2004, all horses being registered must have DNA Analysis performed to confirm parentage against BOTH parents.  The exceptions is outlined in the AQHA and APHA DNA Schedule.  DNA hair kits are to be ordered with each accompanying registration application. (Please do not send us money for this kit before we receive a filled out and completed registration application, as we need the information from the application to complete the DNA forms).  If the horse requesting registration has already had a DNA Analysis performed,  a copy of the DNA Marker report is required.

* If horse is registured with more than one of the registries listed below, please send send a copy of both.

Andalusian registered parent DNA result: If the horse is IALHA or AFAH registered their DNA case number is on the back side of the certificate. Documents: Front and back of the IALHA or AFAH certificate

ANCCE registered parent DNA results: We will contact ANCCE to request a copy of the horses DNA marker report. If we are unable to get it, the horse will need to DNA'd though us. See fee schedule for Foreign Lab Import Fee or DNA Hair kit. Documents:  Front and Back of the horses certificate and Owers: ANCCE Owership card.

APSL registered parent DNA result: APSL requires our lab to contact them for the DNA marker report. See fee schedule for Foreign Lab Import Fee. Documents: Front and Back of APSL certificate.

AQHA registered parent DNA results:  If the horse is already DNA'd the DNA case number should be on the certificate (check back).  If the AQHA registered horse is not DNA'd it will need to be. This can be done through us. Documents: Front and Back of AQHA certificate.

APHA registered parent DNA results: If the horse is already DNA'd the DNA case number should be on the certificate (check back).  If the APHA horse is not DNA'd it will need to be. This can be done through us. Documents: Front and Back of APHA certificate.

** Our lab is UC Davis. Any horse or its parent who has already been DNA'd with this lab, we can share results as long as the DNA case number has been provided to us. IALHA, AFAH, NFQHA, AQHA, APHA also use UC Davis.

 If you have any questions on this, please contact us Office@AmericanAzteca.com.

Recognized Coat Colors, Patterns and Markings:
Click Here for more information.

We reconize most coat colors, coat patterns and markings  that are approved by the AMCCRA, AQHA, APHA, IALHA, ANCCE, APSL.

If you are unsure of your horses color please contact us.

Breeding Stock Registration Requirements:
Any purebred registered Andalusian, Quarter Horse(QH) or Paint Horse (PH) wishing to produce offspring eligible for registration as an American Azteca, must be registered with a registry that is acceptable and recognized by the AAHIA. See BREED REGISTRIES ALLOWED ABOVE.

If the horse's parent are a Quarter Horse or Paint Horse/Andalusian cross, it must be registered as an American Azteca before it can have AAHIA eligible offspring. The only Azteca registries acceptable and recognized are the AAHIA and AMCCRA.

*Example: If you have a horse that could be B eligible (3/4 Andalusian X 1/4 QH/PH) the D parent (1/2 Andalusian X 1/2 QH/PH) must be registered with us first.  Each succession line from D-A must be registered with us.

Genetic Testing  for both AQHA and APHA horses: HYPP, PSSM, MH, GBED & HERDA:

HYPP: Any horse found to have bloodlines from Impressive in their heritage, must be tested for HYPP.  We will accept the results from another registry.  For more information

PSSM: Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy Disorder: An autosomal dominant disease caused by mutation in the glycogen synthase 1 (GYS1) gene.  For more information

MH: Malignant Hyperthermia Disorder: An autosomal dominant disease caused by mutation in the ryanodine receptor 1 (RYR1). For more information

GBED: Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency Disorder: An autosomal recessive disease caused by mutation in the GBE1 gene. For more information

Research has found the Quarter Horse sire Zantanon and his son King, and about 8% of King descendants are carriers of GBED.

HERDA: Hereditary Equine Regional Dermal Asthenia Disorder: An autosomal recessive disease caused by mutation in the peptidyl-prolyl isomerase B (PPIB) gene. For more information

95% of affected horses trace back to Poco Bueno on both sides of their pedigrees.

A great artical about this on AQHA: Know Your Genes: How Ranches Handle Genetic Testing

Only horses with the result of N/N  for HYPP, PSSM, MH, GBED and HERDA will be accepted for breeing stock and registration.

 A clear and complete (front and back copy) of sire and dam's registration papers must also be sent with each registration application.  If your horse is also registered with the IALHA, we do not accept the  AQHA or APHA pedigree that is on the IALHA papers.  However, we do accept the Andalusian side of the pedigree.  For the AQHA and APHA pedigree, we need one of the following, including the registration numbers on all horses in the pedigree.
    A) An copy of the original  AQHA or APHA Registration Papers
    B) A copy of the pedigree prepared by the AQHA and APHA only
    C) The AAHIA will  research the pedigree for a fee.
    A minimum of four generations is required.
    D) ANCCE parent, a front and back copy of their registration certificate & a full copy of the ANCEE      ownership card.
   E) APSL parents a front and back copy of their registration certificate.

Business Ownership:
If the ownership of a horse is a business or a trust, the Authorized Signature form is to be completely filled and all signature are required. Including a copy of the business or trust business papers are to be  submitted with the application or transfer.
Transfer of Ownership:
The transfer of ownership form on the back the of the certificate must be completely filled out, included date of sale. All parties listed as owner on the front of the certificate must sign this section.  All new owners names must be listed and there signatures are required.

Bill of sale:
 A bill of sale is accepted on new registrations and transfers of ownership as along as the following is included.

Horses Registered Name
Date of birth
Sellers name(s), address and phone #
Buyers name(s), address and phone #
Date of sale
Signature(s) of both Seller and Buyer

We also have a Transfer Of Ownership form, in the forms section for your convenience.

Replacement Certificate:
A replacement certificate is a new registration certificate issued when the original certificate is in existence but has been damaged. AAHIA must be provided with the original certificate must be mailed back to the office before a replacement certificate can be issued.  
Fee are: Full membership & Replacement certificate fee.

Duplicate Certificate:
A duplicate registration certificate is issued when the original has been lost or destroyed and sufficient proof of loss and proper identification of the horse has been submitted to AAHIA.

Fill out the  Duplicate Certificate form,  submit it and the fees. See online Forms
Fees are: Full membership and Duplicate certificate
You can either send a check with your membership application and/or registration applications or you can make ONLINE PAYMENTS through PayPal.  We ONLY accept online credit card payments.  We cannot take any credit card payment over the phone or through the mail.  If you are interested in paying online, go through our online payment page.

Process time:
Once the registration process has been completed. This includes all documents, DNA results, and all fees are paid. Allow 6-8 weeks for completion. No certificate will be started or processed until everything needed is received.

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