New Mexico HBA Adopts Rule Change

The qualifying status for a New Mexico-bred foal has changed, effective this year.

New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association

The membership of the New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association has voted to change the qualifying status for a New Mexico-bred foal.

During the January 26 annual meeting of the New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association in Albuquerque, the membership voted to change the qualifying status for a New Mexico-bred foal.

Beginning in 2017 to qualify for New Mexico Bred status, the mare must still be bred to a New Mexico stallion, but she can now leave the state during her pregnancy. However, she must still deliver her foal in New Mexico.

For Quarter Horse mares and embryo transfers to New Mexico stallions, the donor mare and/or the recipient mare may leave the state. However, the recipient mare must return to foal.

A $500 fee will be due for each mare that leaves in order for the subsequent foal to be eligible for registry as a New Mexico-bred.

If you have any questions regarding the rule change, contact the NMHBA office at (505) 262-0224.

Also during the meeting, Ralph Vincent of Albuquerque was voted president of the NMHBA. Jay Taylor of Albuquerque will serve as first vice president and Norma Alvarez of La Union will serve as second vice president.

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