A fantastic opportunity for members of ApHANZ. All horses applying for International Registration must be ApHANZ studbook registered horses. There will be a new registration programme for horses that do not qualify for the ApHANZ Studbook and IRIP starting in August 2008.
This enables New Zealand horses to be recognised alongside Australian, American, Canadian and European horses in open competition. There is a joining fee (see below) involved to register you horse within the International registry.
A portion of this payment will come back to help ApHANZ in the form of sponsorship and education beneficial to members.
This is an exciting opportunity to have your performance and halter horse placed at an international standard.
To find out if your horse is eligible download the form InternationalRegApp.
Send registration from and fees to:
Appaloosa Horse Club, 2720 West Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho 83843, USA
International Registration Incentive Program (IRIP)
- To be eligible for IRIP registration a horse must meet the following requirements:
- The horse must be registered with an Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry.
- The horse must not be ineligible for registration in accordance with ApHC Rule 205, HORSES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION (see below).
- The current owner of the horse, as shown on the horse’s Certificate of Registration issued by an ApHC-approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry, must submit to the ApHC a properly completed application, using an ApHC-approved form, and include:
- Copies of both sides of an ApHC-approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry Certificate of Registration for the horse,
- Four (4) current color photographs clearly showing a front view, both sides and rear view of the horse, and
- Proper fees, as set forth in the ApHC Fee Schedule. Applications submitted without proper fees will be returned to the applicant.
- The ApHC Registrar may require an inspection and/or examination of any applicant horse. Prior to inspection and/or examination, the owner shall pay actual and necessary expenses for the inspection and/or examination. Upon request, the owner shall transport the horse to a convenient location to permit the inspection and/or examination. Said application shall be rejected if the owner of the horse refuses to permit the inspection and/or examination.
- The burden of proof of eligibility for approval of said application rests solely with the owner/applicant.
- The ApHC Registrar reserves the right to disapprove the application of any horse for IRIP registration, which does not meet applicable ApHC registration requirements.
- The ApHC will not be liable for any error or misrepresentation on an application or any subsequently issued IRIP Certificate of Registration. In case of such error or misrepresentation, the ApHC reserves the right to suspend, revoke, cancel or correct the issued certificate and take any other action in accordance with ApHC rules.
- Horses approved for IRIP registration are not guaranteed issuance of the same name for ApHC registration purposes as registered with the ApHC-approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry. All name choices, rules and regulations contained in the ApHC rules apply.
- In instances when a horse meets ApHC Regular (#) or Non-characteristic (N) registration requirements contained in ApHC rules and as shown by the Certificate of Registration issued by an ApHC approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry, said horse shall be granted Regular (#) or Non-characteristic (N) registration classification upon meeting all requirements for re-registration under ApHC rules, including payment of appropriate fees.
- IRIP Transfers:
- All transfers of ownership must be current and recorded on the Certificate of Registration issued by an ApHC-approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry.
- Transfers completed prior to application for IRIP registration will be recorded with the ApHC only if all required transfer fees are paid as set forth in the ApHC Fee Schedule.
- If an owner wishes to have all previous transfers recorded on the back of the IRIP Certificate of Registration, appropriate fees must be submitted along with the application for IRIP registration. It is not necessary to submit properly completed transfer reports to the ApHC, as transfers of ownership will be verified from the horse’s Certificate of Registration issued by an ApHC-approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry.
- Upon issuance of an IRIP Certificate of Registration, the ApHC will not allow previous transfers to be recorded.
- The ApHC will issue an IRIP Certificate of Registration in the most current owner’s name as recorded on the Certificate of Registration issued by an ApHC-approved national or multinational Appaloosa registry.
- The IRIP Certificate of Registration will be returned to the most current recorded owner of the horse, unless said owner includes a signed statement instructing the ApHC to send the IRIP certificate to another party.
ApHC Rule 205, Horses Not Eligible For Registration
- No horse shall be registered with the ApHC that, bears artificial characteristic(s) and/or artificial coat pattern(s).
- No horse shall be registered with the ApHC that has Draft, Pony, Pinto, or Paint breeding.
- No horse shall be registered or retain registration with the ApHC that has:
- Continuous leg marking(s) which exceed the top of the forearm(s) or the top of the gaskin(s); and/or
- White marking (s) on the head exceeding a line around the throat latch and behind ear(s); and/or
- White marking(s) on the body, including but not limited to the neck, shoulder, girth, barrel, abdomen, hip, thigh and gaskin which are continuous, uninterrupted, longer than six (6) inches (15.2 cm) and separate from an Appaloosa coat pattern, if an Appaloosa coat pattern is present and visible, and which marking(s) do not blend into the base colour of the horse. These types of markings usually have a solid line that does not blend into the base colour and are usually observed in conjunction with underlying non-pigmented skin.
- Deceased horses are ineligible for registration.
- Horses resulting from one parent that is registered with non-breeding stock papers with an approved breed association are not eligible for registration.
- A mature Appaloosa (5 years or older – age computed as of January 1) must stand not less than 14 hands unshod (hand being 4 inches or 10.2 cm).
- Any horse that has been registered by the ApHC and is subsequently determined to have been registered improperly shall have its Certificate of Registration cancelled under these rules.
- No horse that is produced from cloning shall be registered with the ApHC.
International Registration and Membership Fee Schedule
Fees subject to change without notice. Check the current Official Handbook of the ApHC for current fees. All applications received without payment will be returned. Payable in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. Bank.
IRIP Registration $US50.00
(No ApHC Membership Required for IRIP Registration)
IRIP Registration and an ApHC individual membership $US105.00
($US50 IRIP Registration + $US55 Individual ApHC Membership)
IRIP Registration and an ApHC couple membership $US130.00
($US50 IRIP Registration + $US80 Couple ApHC Membership)
IRIP Registration and an ApHC family membership $145.00
($US50 IRIP Registration + $US95 Family ApHC Membership)
IRIP Registration and an ApHC youth membership $ 60.00
($US50 IRIP Registration + $US10 Youth ApHC Membership)
(18 yrs of age or under)