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The American Quarter Horse Association offers a $15 fee for multiple transfers and extends a reduced rate on registrations for American Quarter Horses 3 years and older.

If you’ve had the paperwork laying around for a couple of years on your American Quarter Horse and just never got around to getting it registered or transferred into your name, now is the time to preserve the pedigree of your treasured equine friend.

The American Quarter Horse Association is extending its offer of reduced registration fees for horses 3 and older. Normally, the fee for registering a three-year-old is $550 and the fee for horses over the age of four is $1,000. AQHA’s reduced rate is $300, and that offer is good until December 31, 2011. If your horse is registered, but his registration certificate is not in your name, you can have that paperwork updated for only $15 per horse regardless of how many times he or she has been sold. Normally, there would be a $15 charge for every time the horse changed hands and the transfer paperwork wasn’t completed. The charge is $50 for nonmembers.

However, to take advantage of either of these reduced-price offers, all of the paperwork needs to be in order, meaning other requirements of registration must still be met.

In the case of registering a horse that is three-years-old or older, if the application is complicated, AQHA might have to charge a nonrefundable $100 complex transaction fee in addition to the registration fee. This is typically be done when AQHA’s registration department must handle multiple generations of horses to get the horse registered, or if a DNA type has to be built for horses that are no longer available for DNA typing. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

With this $15 transfer offer, completed and signed transfer forms from each previous owner are still needed along with the original Certificate of Registration, but the fee is a low, one-time charge of $15 for members. Nonmembers can take advantage of the $15 transfer offer by joining AQHA for only $35.

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Properly updated registration papers:

• Provides verification an owner owns a particular horse

• Helps preserve the breed

• Increases a horse’s value

• Makes horses eligible to compete in various events

• Demonstrates pride in a horse

This is your chance to brag to your friends and say, “I’ve got an American Quarter Horse and I’ve got the papers to prove it.”

Get your paperwork done quicker by bringing it all to one of the remaining AQHA events near you this year! AQHA offers onsite services at all of the AQHA Regional Championships held around the United States and Europe, the Adequan Select World Championship Show in late August in Amarillo, the Bank of America Amateur and Fedex Open World Championship Show in November in Oklahoma City, and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in December in Las Vegas.

Check AQHA’s online calendar for more information. Call AQHA’s customer service department at 806-376-4811 for assistance in registering or transferring your horse. Download a registration application or a transfer report.

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