AQHA Fees

These are the AQHA business fees, including the cost to register, transfer an American Quarter Horse – and more.

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FEE100. General Provisions

FEE100.1 Payment is required at the time of processing and payable in U.S. funds only. Mailing address: P.O. Box 200, Amarillo, Texas 79168. Overnight delivery: 1600 Quarter Horse Drive, Amarillo, Texas 79104. www.aqha.com. 806-376-4811

FEE100.2 Through the payment of a membership fee to AQHA, an individual acknowledges that membership in AQHA is voluntary and agrees to be bound by all terms and conditions provided in this Rulebook.

FEE100.3 AQHA upgrades are available to AQHYA members whose youth eligibility has expired. The upgrade request must be made prior to June 30 in the year after the youth member turns 19.

FEE100.4 Registration fees are determined by the actual age of the horse according to the date the application is received in AQHA’s office, as evidenced by AQHA’s date stamp.

  • EXAMPLE: Foaling date of February 15, the 7 month deadline is September 15.

FEE100.5 A rush/special handling service is available for specified transactions and provides for expedited processing within 2-4 working days. To receive the special handling service, this fee must be submitted in addition to the applicable fee and the envelope should be clearly marked Special Handling Service Requested. The rush fee does NOT include overnight return service.

FEE100.6 For complex transactions AQHA may charge for excess time expended by employees at a minimum fee of $100.00 per hour. AQHA will notify you if your case falls into this category prior to completing any work.

  Member Non-Member
FEE101. ADVANCEMENT FROM APPENDIX REGISTRY
Gelding $25 $80
Mare $50 $105
Stallion $100 $155
 
FEE102. ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL HORSEMEN
Annual $50 N/A
36-month $120 N/A
 
FEE104. CERTIFICATE - DUPLICATE, CORRECTED OR REPLACEMENT
Corrected certificate $15 $15
Duplicate certificate $50 $105
Replacement certificate $25 $80
Name change (horse; if permitted) $100 $155
Reservation of horse name $75 $130
Re-registration $50 $105
 
Optional, additional charge(s):
Rush/special handling per certificate

$100

$155
 
FEE105. EMBRYO TRANSFER ENROLLMENT
Annual $200 $255
Lifetime $1,500 $1,555
Plus per registration embryo fee $100 $155
 
FEE106. FROZEN EMBRYO PERMIT $75 $130
 
FEE107. FROZEN SEMEN PERMIT $75 $130
 
FEE108. GENETIC TESTING
DNA kit for unregistered foal $50 $105
DNA kit for registered horse $50 $105
Postmortem Testing $300 $355
HYPP kit (separate from panel test) $40 $95
Genetic Panel Test
(HYPP, GBED, HERDA, PSSM1, MH)
$100 $155
Genetic Panel and DNA $120 $175
Optional, additional charge(s):
Rush/special handling

$100

$155
 
FEE109. HORSEBACK RIDING PROGRAM
Enrollment $35 $90
 
FEE110. LEASE
Breeding lease $100 $155
Showing lease for amateur $100 $165
Showing lease for youth $100 $120
Replacement lease certificate $10 $65
 
FEE111. MEMBERSHIP
AQHA life $1,250 N/A
AQHA 12-month $55 N/A
AQHA 36-month $140 N/A
12-month upgrade to Amateur $10 N/A
36-month upgrade to Amateur $30 N/A
Amateur 12-month $65 N/A
Amateur 36-month $170 N/A
AQHYA 12-month $20 N/A
AQHYA 36-month $50 N/A
Amateur rush $100 N/A
AQHYA life $100 N/A
AQHYA life upgrade to AQHA life $1,150 N/A
Graduating Youth upgrade to
4-year AQHA membership

$140

N/A
Graduating Youth upgrade to
4-year Amateur membership

$170

N/A
 
FEE112. REGISTRATION
Foaling date to 7 month birthdate $40 $95
8 to 12 month birthdate $75 $130
13 to 24 month birthdate $170 $225
25 to 36 month birthdate $325 $380
37 to 48 month birthdate $435 $490
Past 48 month birthdate $550 $605
Optional, additional charge(s):
Rush/special handling

$100

$155
 
FEE113. STALLION BREEDING REPORT
Filing fee per stallion $50 $105
Plus per mare exposed $6 $12
Late filing fee, in addition to regular fee $30 $30
Photocopy of stallion breeding report $5 $5
     
FEE114. TATTOOING $100 $100
 
FEE115. THOROUGHBRED RECORDS
Thoroughbred recording fee $50 $105
Thoroughbred ownership update $20 $75
 
FEE116. TRANSFER $20 $75
Optional, additional charge(s):
Rush/special handling per transfer

$100

$155