Records don’t lie about performance, and AQHA is providing a new way to track those performance records. AQH Stallions, a dynamic digital resource, is the ultimate breeders’ reference guide, because it updates critical information about a stallion and his offspring every week, so breeders always have the most current information possible.
AQH Stallions, www.aqhstallions.com, contains statistics and information that is updated weekly, including an updated catalog-style pedigree each week. The information updated weekly on these digital stallion pages includes:
- Weekly activity
- Five-panel genetic test results
- Link to copy of Journal ad
- Sire summary
- Catalog pedigree
- Extra photos
- Performance record
- Nicking report
- Five-cross pedigree
- Nick your mare
- Video links
- Current-year activity
- Sire statistics
- Top performers
- Foal eligibility
- Copies of current ads
- Monthly link from stallion index in digital versions of the Journal
In the past, stallion owners had to order numerous individual records to keep their stallion’s information current, and mare owners didn’t always have a quality, single resource to analyze the horses that were having strong success in the performance arena.
The core of AQHA’s existence is to track the pedigrees and records of performance, race and conformation horses, which through time has created a massive marketing asset that is exclusive to the Association. The database comprises everything from 10-generation pedigrees to progeny lists to performance data and earnings.
“More than ever before, we’re putting those resources to work for you, our members, breeders and owners,” says Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president.
The information on AQH Stallions groups horses by use: performance/ranch, pleasure/hunt seat, halter or speed.
Racing is not currently included. The speed category focuses on disciplines (roping, barrel racing, pole bending, etc.) that perform in an arena versus on a track. Here are a few other ways to sort stallions:
- Dam sire
- Stud fee
- Where the stallion is standing
An interactive map provides another quick, easy way to see where stallions are standing.
At press time, AQH Stallions had more than 120 stallions in the system to test this service.
As more stallion owners send in photos and verify information, more stallion profiles will be viewable by the public.