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).
Beginning in 2024, the HIEA Incentive portion of the STALLION AWARDS will only be paid to stallions that are CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TEXAS BRED STALLIONS at the time the award is earned. Any stallion that was Accredited Texas Bred but moved out of state and lost their accreditation will not be eligible for HIEA Incentive stallion awards irregardless of when the foal was conceived.
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.