Registraton Rules

You must be a full member of the AAHIA at the time of registration and/or transfer.

Breeds Allowed:
The American Azteca  is a combination of registered horses as described below.  They are a registered Andalusian (Bloodlines must consist of Pure Spanish, Pure Lusitano, or a combination of Pure Spanish and Pure Lusitano) and the registered Quarter Horse or Paint (Not to exceed 25% TB). All horses within a pedigree, or category within a breed or registry must trace back to Spain, Portugal or both in an unbroken line. 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 horses whose pedigrees are over 25% TB.  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. We do not accept pedigree from non-official sources such as or any other non-registry pedigree generator.

DNA and Parent Verified:
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 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 has already had a DNA Analysis performed, then a copy of the results is required.  If the Andalusian parent is only blood typed, you will need to order a Blood Type with DNA Analysis, or contact the Andalusian Parents' owner and ask them to contact the IALHA and have the blood on file at UC Davis converted into DNA.  We can only verify parentage if all three horses (Sire, Dam and Foal) are DNA performed.  If you have any questions on this, please contact the office.

Recognized Coat Colors, Patterns and Markings:
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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 Andalusian, Quarter Horse or Paint Horse 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.
If the horse is a Quarter Horse or Paint Horse/Andalusian cross, it must be registered as an Azteca before it can have AAHIA eligible offspring. The only Azteca registries acceptable and recognized are the AAHIA and AMCCRA.

HYPP Analysis:
 Any horse found to have bloodlines of Impressive in their heritage, must be tested for HYPP.  We will accept the results from another registry.  Only horses with the result of N/N will be accepted for the registry.

 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.

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.
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 before a replacement certificate can be issued.  
Fee are: 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 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. After  is the registration process is completed, allow 6-8 weeks for completion. No certificate will be started until everything needed is received.

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