Identifiers

The American Quarter Horse Association began the transition to microchips in place of lip tattoos to identify racing American Quarter Horses effective January 1, 2024. Here's what you need to know.

Learn more about the transition to microchips for identifying racing American Quarter Horses. 

Identifiers by Location

ARIZONA

Rillito Park / Yavapai Downs / Turf Paradise 
Area Farms - By appointment 
Lee Peterson - (602) 882-7593

CALIFORNIA

Los Alamitos / Area Farms 
By appointment 
Ernesto Marquez - (760) 619-6126

COLORADO

Arapahoe Park 
By appointment
Paula Rodgers – (575) 263-1794

IDAHO

Fair Meets/Pocatello Blackfoot/Burley/ Rupert 
By appointment 
Dave Wheeler – (208) 538-7170
Corey Wheeler – (208) 360-6513

ILLINOIS

Fairmount Park 
By appointment 
David Anthony – (815) 549-9126

INDIANA

Horseshoe Indianapolis / Area Farms 
By appointment 
David Anthony – (815) 549-9126

IOWA

Prairie Meadows 
By appointment 
Travis Skarpness - (515) 490-3580

KANSAS

Area Farms 
By appointment 
Josh Van Oort - (515) 418-0101

KENTUCKY

By appointment 
Oscar Sanchez-(847) 800-5924

LOUISIANA

Fair Grounds / Delta Downs / Evangeline Downs 
By appointment 
Justin Carrier - (337) 274-6201

Louisiana Downs 
By appointment 
Fred Carrier – (337) 292-0332

MICHIGAN

Area Farms 
By appointment 
David Bryan - 419-670-3691

MINNESOTA

Canterbury Park / Area Farms 
By appointment 
Victor Hanson - (605) 222-9698

MONTANA

Montana Fairs / Miles City/Great Falls
By appointment
Dave Wheeler – (208) 538-7170
Corey Wheeler – (208) 360-6513

NEVADA

Elko County Fair / Area Farms 
By appointment 
Jerry Richins - (435) 232-4333

NEW MEXICO

The Downs at Albuquerque / Sunray Park 
By appointment 
Jesus Garcia - (915) 727-4036

Ruidoso Downs / Sunland Park / Zia Park 
By appointment 
Jeb Loney - (406) 240-9055

NORTH DAKOTA

Fargo / Area Farms
By appointment
Victor Hanson - (605) 222-9698

OHIO

Belterra/Area Farms 
By appointment 
David A Bryan – (419) 670-3691

OKLAHOMA

Remington Park / Ross Meadows/Will Rogers Downs/Area Farms
By appointment 
Josh Van Oort - (515) 418-0101
Joel Cusimano - (405) 714-6505

 

Will Rogers Downs/Fair Meadows
David Reinshuttle – (954) 290-2545

OREGON

Portland Meadows /Fair Meets 
By appointment 
Vernon Baze - (253) 670-6214
 

Grants Pass
Mark Folkman - (971) 865-0616

TEXAS

Lone Star Park/Area Farms
By appointment 
Aaron Newsom – (817) 597-0578
 

Retama Park/Lubbock/Area Farms 
By appointment 
Amber Doege - (210) 363-7428
 

Odessa
By appointment 
April Galindo – (432) 813-9507
 

Sam Houston 
By appointment 
Paul Stutes - (832) 528-8593
 

South Texas
Gillespie County Fair

By appointment 
Sergio Pena – (956) 592-3323

UTAH

Laurel Brown / Weber Downs / Area Farms 
By appointment 
Jerry Richins - (435) 232-4333

WASHINGTON

Fair Meets / Sun Downs / Emerald Downs 
By appointment 
Vernon Baze - (253) 670-6214

WYOMING

Wyoming Downs/Sweetwater/Area Farms 
By appointment
Dave Wheeler – (208) 538-7170
Corey Wheeler – (208) 360-6513

 

Energy Downs
By appointment
Ashley Greer – (307) 689-8426

CANADA

ALBERTA

Lethbridge / Grande Prairie / Century Mile / Century Downs
By appointment
Jane Rickard-(780) 915-6472 

ONTARIO

Ajax Downs 
By appointment 
Amanda McCormack-(705) 741-8807

MEXICO

Hipodromo De Las Americas 
By appointment 
Daniel Hernandez - 011-5255-9191-3666
Adriana Gomez – 011-5255-1353-4322
Dr. Alfredo Julian-011-5255-5400-8292