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Accredited Texas-Bred

Texas breeders have influenced the quarter horse industry across the country for generations!

The TQHA Race Division offers an exceptional opportunity for owners and breeders of AQHA registered horses, eligible for the TQHA Accredited Bred Program, to earn Breeders Awards.

Deadlines, Fees & Rules

Amended Accredited Texas-bred Rule 303.93  deletes the requirement that in order to be an accredited Texas broodmare the mare must be permanently domiciled in Texas.  The mare must still breed to an accredited Texas stallion at least every other breeding and all foals must still be foaled in Texas.

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Accredited Texas-Bred Deadlines & Fees

ATB Racing Stock
Accreditation Type Member’s Discount Non-Member Fees
Weanling
before March 1st of Yearling Year
$50 $100
Yearling
March 1 – December 31
$100 $150
Race Age
2-Year-Olds & Up
$500 $550
ATB Breeding Stock – Broodmares

Lifetime Accreditation

Accreditation Type Member’s Discount Non-Member Fees
Broodmares
(January 2 – June 30)
*This is a one-time/lifetime accreditation fee if received in TQHA Office by
June 30 of conception year. Must be paid to earn breeder awards on resulting foal
$50 $100
Broodmares Late Enrollment
(July 1 – December 31)
*Paid after July 1, but before December 31 of conception year. Must be paid
to earn breeder awards on resulting foal.
$100 $150
Stallion
(January 1 – April 15)
$50 $100
Stallion Late Enrollment
(April 15 – December 31 of enrollment year)
$100 $150

A mare may be accredited at anytime for a lifetime fee of $50 but must be accredited with the TQHA as an ATB Broodmare by June 30 of the year in which an ATB eligible foal is conceived to be eligible for Breeder Awards. An additional Late Fee of $50 may be submitted for mares accredited after June 30 but no later than December 31 of the year in which an ATB eligible foal is conceived in order to receive Breeders Awards. TQHA may accredit a broodmare for which an application is filed after December 31 of the year in which an ATB eligible foal is conceived; however, the breeder of that foal is not eligible to receive breeder awards for that foal.

Be sure that mares that will foal in Texas in 2021 are accredited as breeding stock by December 31, 2020 to be eligible for ATB breeder awards.

In order to receive stallion owner awards for 2021 foals, make sure your stallions are accredited as breeding stock and pay the Stallion Participation fee by December 31, 2020.

ATB Breeding Stock – Stallions

Lifetime Accreditation

Accreditation Type Member’s Discount Non-Member Fees
Stallion
(January 1 – April 15)
$50 $100
Stallion Late Enrollment
(April 15 – December 31 of enrollment year)
$100 $150
Annual Stallion Participation

Fee paid only if stallion owner wishes to receive annual stallion awards. Must Be paid annually or lifetime.

Accreditation Type Member’s Discount Non-Member Fees
January 1 – January 31 $100 $150
February 1 – April 15 $1050 $200
April 16 – December 31 $300 $350
Lifetime Participation $500 $550

This fee is non-refundable and cancelled if the stallion becomes suspended. For example if the stallion moves out of state, etc.

If a stallion fails to comply with accreditation and Stallion Participation guidelines by December 31 of the breeding season, the stallion shall not be considered an ATB Stallion and the stallion owner shall not be eligible to collect Stallion Awards.

Membership Dues

A membership runs on an annual basis

Individual (Person or Corporation):
$30 – 1 Year
$75 – 3 Year

Joint or Partnership:
$40 – 1 Year
$100 – 3 Year

Lifetime:
$500

An individual is not required to be a TQHA member to receive Accredited Texas-Bred Incentive Awards however you must be a current year member, as the owners are stated on the horse’s AQHA papers including partnerships, to be eligible for TQHA Year End Awards.

Other Fees

$15 Transfer Fee (Forms available at TQHA office or download from TQHA website, www.tqha.com)

$15 Filing Fee for Leasing (after horse has been accredited). The lessee of a stallion, mare or racehorse is considered the same as the owner. A copy of the AQHA lease agreement must be filed with TQHA.

*Fees Non-Refundable- Accreditation fees are non-refundable on eligible entries. If an application for accreditation is deemed ineligible, the fees shall be refunded to the applicant.

Accredited Texas-Bred Rules

Accredited Texas-Bred racing stock

Accredited Texas-bred racing stock is any horse registered with the American Quarter Horse Association, accredited with the Texas Quarter Horse Association, foaled in Texas and out of an accredited Texas broodmare.

All foals of an ATB broodmare are eligible to be accredited as ATB horses provided the mare is bred to an ATB stallion at least every other breeding.

If the first foal of an ATB broodmare is by a non-accredited stallion, the next foal must meet all eligibility requirements for Texas accreditation and must be by an ATB stallion.

If a foal is conceived by an ATB stallion that loses his accreditation during the breeding season, the foal is still eligible to become Texas accredited if all requirements are met. However, the stallion owner awards shall be forfeited for foals resulting from that breeding season.

Converting racing stock to breeding stock

Any horse accredited with the TQHA as racing stock must be re-accredited as breeding stock to participate as an accredited broodmare or stallion.

Requirements for accredited breeding stock


Broodmares:
A mare must be registered with the AQHA or the Jockey Club, and complete accreditation with the TQHA as Breeding Stock.

All foals of an ATB broodmare are eligible to be accredited as ATB horses provided the mare is bred to an ATB stallion at least every other breeding. TQHA may require breeders to submit, to TQHA, a Breeders’ Report for ATB broodmares bred to verify eligibility for accreditation.

Stallions: To Texas Accredit your stallion for breeding purposes you must complete a “Breeding Stock Application” and submit the appropriate fee.

TQHA pays cash awards to the owner of record of the Accredited Texas Stallion for racehorses that finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd in a race in Texas (with the exception of a stakes race restricted to ATB horses). *If you would like to receive STALLION AWARDS you must submit the appropriate STALLION PARTICIPATION FEE (in addition to accreditation fee). (See details below).

A sire must be permanently domiciled in Texas, registered with the AQHA or Jockey Club, and complete accreditation with the TQHA as breeding stock.

A stallion must stand the entire breeding season in Texas. A stallion may leave the state for racing or medical purposes as long as he returns to Texas each year before January 1. A stallion may not be accredited for a particular foal unless all foals conceived in that year, other than foals conceived by a shipped semen process, were conceived in Texas.

Embryo transfers: For an embryo transfer foal to be eligible for Texas Accreditation, it must be the genetic offspring of an ATB Broodmare and meet all accreditation requirements. The RECIPIENT MARE must be permanently identified (papered, branded or tattooed) and permanently domiciled in Texas.

Multiple foals: Foals conceived in the same year by a single broodmare are eligible for accreditation provided the mare was bred to an ATB stallion at least every other breeding and all other requirements for accreditation are satisfied. TQHA may require a report of mares bred be submitted to the TQHA to verify eligibility for accreditation.

If the multiple foals are the result of a transferred embryo or oocyte process, all foals sired by an ATB stallion are eligible for accreditation. If any of the foals were sired by a non-ATB stallion, only one of the foals sired by a non-ATB stallion may be accredited. The owner of the ATB broodmare at the time of conception for foals sired by a non accredited stallion must notify TQHA and select which foal is to be accredited and is considered the breeder for purposes of breeder awards. In such instance, the breeder must submit to TQHA a notarized TQHA Foal Authorization Form stating which foal shall be eligible for Texas Accreditation and this form must be submitted on or before August 15 of the weanling year. In the event the breeder does not or cannot complete the TQHA Foal Authorization Form, the first foal submitted for Texas Accreditation shall be considered the only foal eligible.

An ATB broodmare that produces multiple foals in a single year using the transferred embryo or oocyte process must submit to TQHA the Multiple Embryo Transfer Report. The report must be submitted on or before December 31 of the year of conception.

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