Rules Regarding Registrations:
Responsibility for correctness of pedigree rests with the
owner/applicant of horse.
your horse is gaited it can be registered!
For registration of horses with UNKNOWN
please follow rules 1, 2, 5,
& 7 (#6 is for foals
It will NOT
be necessary to complete rules 3, 4, or 8
for horses with unknown parentage.
Application for registration must be typed or in ink and must be
submitted on an official
application for registry form.
This application becomes an important part of the records of the
Registry. Every care should be exercised in giving dates, pedigrees,
markings and etc.
Three name choices must be submitted with each choice having no more
than 30 characters, including punctuation and spaces.
In order to qualify for registry the horse’s sire and dam
must be registered with a recognized PSHR qualifying breed. The sire
and dam can be from different breeds. Example: A registered Tennessee
Walking Horse sire & a registered Paso Fino dam, or any other
combination of the recognized breeds. Please see
Breed Code Key for the
qualifying breeds. Horses from Arabian, Morgan, and Bashkir Curly
breeds are allowed at the regular
registration fee, but a video
gait must be submitted with the
application for registration. The PSHR accepts all easy-riding soft
gaited breeds in the registry, without discrimination. If you do not
see your gaited breed in the Breed Code Key, please feel free to submit
your application for registration along with a request to add the
gaited breed to the Breed Code Key. Registration and addition of the
breed to the Code Key is subject to approval.
A copy of the sire’s and dam’s registration papers
must accompany this registration application. They will be kept in the
permanent file with the horse’s registration application.
(4a) No copies of PSHR papers are required. If the sire and
dam are registered with the PSHR their papers are already on file with
the PSHR, so all that is required is their registration number and
(4b) No copies of papers are required if your horse is being
registered under the Hardship Clause and the parentage is unknown, (see
rule number 7 below).
Two photos of the horse must be submitted with the
application of registration form,
one of the right side and one of the left side. Photos must show the
entire horse, head, body, all four legs and hooves. The photo of the
left side will be used on the registration papers, so quality photos
are very important. Photos may be sent as email attachments. Photos
will not be returned.
Registration of foals under 6 months old requires signatures of the sire/stallion owner
and the dam/mare owner in the breeder’s certificate box found
on the bottom left corner of the application for registration form.
limited time, application for
registration of high quality, gaited horses of unknown or unregistered
parents is possible under the "Hardship Clause". Applications falling
under the Hardship Clause must be submitted with a video email attachment, YouTube link or DVD showing the horse
performing an easy-riding soft gait, such as the running walk, flat
walk, rack, pace, stepping pace, foxtrot, slow saddle gait or
single-foot. For a description of these gaits, see our Gaits
page. Video clips sent as email attachments are also accepted. The
horse does not have to be shown under saddle and the video can be of
the horse gaiting at free will. The horse can be registered at any age.
A self addressed stamped envelope must be enclosed if you want your
video returned. The PSHR reserves the right to deny registration of any
horse that does not pass the video inspection for gait. Additional
registration fees apply. Please see our
Fees page for price.
Double registering horses already registered with another gaited breed:
PSHR welcomes horses registered in other gaited breed
associations/registries and will issue PSHR registration papers to
horses registered in other gaited breeds. Please submit PSHR
registration application along with a copy of the horse’s
registration papers, photos and the regular registration fee. Please
see our Fees
page for price. No videotape is required for purebred horses registered
with other established gaited breeds, such as TWHBEA (Walkers), MFTHBA
(Foxtrotters), PFHA (Pasos) & etc. A copy of registration
papers is required in lieu of videotape.