REG111. COOLED TRANSPORTED SEMEN AND FROZEN SEMEN
REG111.1 The stallion owner or lessee shall clearly distinguish those mares bred using cooled transported semen or frozen semen on the stallion breeding report.
- REG111.2 In the event a stallion owner wishes to (1) transfer a stallion, but retain rights to use frozen semen or (2) keep the stallion and transfer semen right permit(s), retained semen rights permits may be purchased from AQHA. The application for purchase must be on a form provided by AQHA. The application must be signed by the record owner or lessee of the stallion and only the record owner or lessee can purchase retained semen rights permits. Once a stallion is sold, a former owner or lessee cannot purchase additional permits from AQHA.
- REG111.2.1 Each of the retained semen rights permits purchased may be used as the breeder’s certificate for the registration of only one foal. These permits shall require only the signature of the permit owner. AQHA will record the number of outstanding permits for each individual stallion and that number will be a matter of public record. It is the ultimate responsibility of a prospective buyer to confirm with the seller, the number of outstanding permit applications as of the date of sale.
- REG111.2.2 The ownership of the retained semen rights permits may be transferred. Each transfer of ownership of the permit shall be recorded by AQHA. The rules of transfer of ownership as per REG124 for transfer of ownership of a horse shall apply, except the request to transfer ownership of the permit shall be accompanied by the retained semen rights permit instead of the registration certificate.
- REG111.2.3 Purchaser of the retained semen rights permit is responsible for filing the appropriate stallion breeding report as required per REG110.
- REG111.3 Any foal resulting from the use of cooled transported semen or frozen semen must have its pedigree verified by genetic testing, including sire, dam and foal and/or by other genetic testing as AQHA deems necessary, all expense of which shall be the registration applicant’s. In addition, the Executive Committee has the authority to require parentage verification by genetic testing of all foals born on any premise receiving transported semen.
- REG111.4 The Executive Committee has the authority to send representatives to inspect the premises and practices of any person or breeding establishment using artificial insemination and no person shall refuse, upon reasonable request, full access to said premises.
- REG111.5 When a foal is produced by cooled transported semen or frozen semen, such fact will be listed on its registration certificate.