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Registration Eligibility and Fees

See below for the different registration types

Heritage Stud Book - ELIGIBILITY

HERITAGE STUD BOOK is recognised as the highest standard of breeding of the Australian Stock Horse.

A horse shall be eligible for registration in the HERITAGE STUD BOOK category if it shall:

  • exhibits a minimum of 87.5% Australian Stock Horse heritage lineage and shall have either:
  • two Stud Book registered Australian Stock Horses as parents (and compliant with the sire registration rules); or
  •  one Stud Book registered Australian Stock Horse and one Second Cross registered Australian Stock Horse as parents (and compliant with the sire registration rules).

Heritage lineage shall mean that the horse is a descendant either of the same breeds of horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in World War I or of the breeds existing in Australia prior to 1945.

 

Mares, fillies, stallions, colts and geldings are eligible for Stud Book ASH Registration.

Stud Book horses do NOT require inspection.

Stud Book horses are eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.

Age determined on 1st August, as follows: Southern Hemisphere horses are one year older on 1st August each year. Northern Hemisphere horses are one year older on 1st January.

If the Stallion Owner was unfinancial when the mare was served, a $30.00 penalty fee will apply.

An additional fee of $95.00 for DNA is required for ALL progeny resulting from Artificial Insemination or Embryo Transfer.

Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website.

 


FEES (Australian Dollars)

Mares, Fillies, Stallions, and Colts
  • Under 1 year $90.00
  • 1 year & under 3 years $120.00
  • 3 years & under 6 years $150.00
  • 6 years & over $205.00
GELDINGS
  • Any age $80.00

Stud Book - ELIGIBILITY

A horse shall be eligible for registration in the STUD BOOK category if it shall have either:

  •  two Stud Book registered Australian Stock Horses as parents (and compliant with the sire registration rules); or
  •  one Stud Book registered Australian Stock Horse and one Second Cross registered Australian Stock Horse as parents (and compliant with the sire registration rules).

 

Mares, fillies, stallions, colts and geldings are eligible for Stud Book ASH Registration.

Stud Book horses do NOT require inspection.

Stud Book horses are eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.

Age determined on 1st August, as follows: Southern Hemisphere horses are one year older on 1st August each year. Northern Hemisphere horses are one year older on 1st January.

If the Stallion Owner was unfinancial when the mare was served, a $30.00 penalty fee will apply.

An additional fee of $95.00 for DNA is required for ALL progeny resulting from Artificial Insemination

Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website


FEES (Australian Dollars)

Mares, Fillies, Stallions, and Colts
  • Under 1 year $90.00
  • 1 year & under 3 years $120.00
  • 3 years & under 6 years $150.00
  • 6 years & over $205.00
GELDINGS
  • Any age $80.00

Second Cross Book - ELIGIBILITY

A horse shall be eligible for registration in the SECOND CROSS category if it shall have either:

  • one Stud Book registered Australian Stock Horse parent and one First Cross registered Australian Stock Horse parent (and compliant with the sire registration rules); or
  • two Second Cross registered Australian Stock Horse parents (and compliant with the sire registration rules).

 

The registration number for Second Cross horses will be identified as “C2-”.

Mares, fillies, stallions, colts and geldings are eligible for Second Cross ASH Registration.

Second Cross horses do NOT require inspection by a Society Inspector.

Second Cross horses are eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.

Age determined on 1st August, as follows: Southern Hemisphere horses are one year older on 1st August each year. Northern Hemisphere horses are one year older on 1st January.

If the Stallion Owner was unfinancial when the mare was served, a $30.00 penalty fee will apply.

An additional fee of $95.00 for DNA is required for ALL progeny resulting from Artificial Insemination or Embryo Transfer.

NOTE:  A horse registered as Second Cross ASH, may also be denoted as a “Heritage Stock Horse” if it exhibits 87.5% Australian Stock Horse heritage lineage. Heritage lineage shall mean that the horse is a descendant either of the same breeds of horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in World War I or of the breeds existing in Australia prior to 1945.

 Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website


FEES (Australian Dollars)

MARES, FILLIES, STALLIONS and COLTS:
  • Under 1 year Due by 15th September $90.00
  • 1 year & under 3 years $120.00
  • 3 years & under 6 years $150.00
  • 6 years & over $205.00
GELDINGS
  • Any age $80.00

Special Merit Registration, a sub-category of Second Cross, will PHASE OUT as follows:

Eligible horses must be born before 1st August 2021 to be eligible for SPECIAL MERIT ASH Registration. Eligible horses may be registered at any age until 1st August 2021. After that date, eligible horses can only be registered before attaining the age of 2 years. Special Merit Registration will be discontinued for ALL horses on 1 August 2022.

Special Merit – ELIGIBILITY

Horses eligible for SPECIAL MERIT registration must have Registered Australian Stock Horses with Stud Book status on both sides of the horse’s pedigree within two generations of the horse that is being registered. The Australian Stock Horse breeding must appear at least twice on one side of the pedigree and once on the other side of the pedigree.

Special Merit horses will only be accepted equivalent to Second Cross status.

The registration number for horses accepted under Special Merit will be identified as “C2-”.

Mares, fillies, stallions, colts and geldings are eligible for Special Merit ASH Registration.

Horses may be registered at any age and must pass inspection by a Society Inspector, after branding.

Special Merit horses are eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.

An additional fee of $95.00 for DNA is required for ALL mares, fillies and geldings resulting from Artificial Insemination or Embryo Transfer.

NOTE:  A horse registered under Special Merit ASH, may also be denoted as a “Heritage Stock Horse”, if it exhibits 87.5% Australian Stock Horse heritage lineage. Heritage lineage shall mean that the horse is a descendant either of the same breeds of horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in World War I or of the breeds existing in Australia prior to 1945.

Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website


FEES (Australian Dollars)

  • Mares and Fillies $215.00
  • Geldings $150.00
  • Stallions and Colts - Includes Sire Registration $785.00

Breeding Purposes – ELIGIBILITY

 A horse shall be eligible for registration in the BREEDING PURPOSES ONLY category if it shall be a Thoroughbred registered in the Thoroughbred Stud Book. Horses must be registered with a Thoroughbred Stud Book authority, recognised by the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC). Race eligible horses, registered in a Non-Thoroughbred Register (or similar) are not eligible.

Breeding Purposes horses will only be accepted as equivalent to Second Cross status.

The registration number for Breeding Purposes Only horses will be identified as “B2-”.

Registration is limited to mares, fillies, stallions and colts for Breeding Purposes only.

Horses may be registered at any age and must pass inspection by a Society Inspector, after branding.

Breeding Purposes horses are NOT eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.                       

Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website


FEES (Australian Dollars)

  •   Mares and Fillies $215.00
  • Stallions and Colts - Includes Sire Registration $785.00

First Cross Book - ELIGIBILITY

A mare or gelding shall be eligible for registration in the FIRST CROSS category if it shall have either:

  • one Stud Book registered Australian Stock Horse parent and one Base Registry registered Australian Stock Horse, or one unregistered or non-Australian Stock Horse parent (and compliant with the sire registration rules if the sire is an Australian Stock Horse); or
  • one Second Cross registered Australian Stock Horse parent and one First Cross registered Australian Stock Horse parent (and compliant with the sire registration rules); or
  • two First Cross registered Australian Stock Horse parents (and compliant with the sire registration rules).

 The registration number for First Cross horses will be identified as “C1-”.

Mares, fillies and geldings are eligible for First Cross ASH Registration. Stallions not eligible for First Cross Registration.

Horses may be registered at any age and must pass inspection by a Society Inspector, after branding.

First Cross horses are eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.

An additional fee of $95.00 for DNA is required for ALL progeny resulting from Artificial Insemination or Embryo Transfer.

NOTE:  A horse registered as First Cross ASH, may also be denoted as a “Heritage Stock Horse” if it exhibits 87.5% Australian Stock Horse heritage lineage. Heritage lineage shall mean that the horse is a descendant either of the same breeds of horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in World War I or of the breeds existing in Australia prior to 1945.

Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website                           


FEES (Australian Dollars)

  • Mares and Fillies $215.00
  • Geldings $150.00

Base Registry - ELIGIBILITY

A horse shall be eligible for registration in the BASE REGISTRY category if it shall have one parent, or one grandparent, or two great grandparents registered as an Australian Stock Horse and denoted as being a Heritage Stock Horse.

The registration number for the Base Registry horses will be identified as “R-”.

Base Registry horses may be registered at any age and must pass inspection by a Society Inspector, after branding.

Eligible mares, fillies, stallions, colts and geldings may be registered in the Base Registry category.

Base Registry horses are eligible for ASH events, awards and sales.

NOTE:  A horse registered as Base Registry ASH, may also be denoted as a “Heritage Stock Horse” if it exhibits 87.5% Australian Stock Horse heritage lineage. Heritage lineage shall mean that the horse is a descendant either of the same breeds of horses ridden by the Australian Light Horse in World War I or of the breeds existing in Australia prior to 1945.

Complete ASH Rules & Regulations are provided on the Society’s website


FEES (Australian Dollars)

  • Fillies – under 4 years $300.00
  • Mares – 4 years & over $360.00
  • Geldings – any age $220.00
  • Colts – under 4 years $530.00
  • Stallions – 4 years & over $710.00
  • Sire Registration (in addition to above) $280.00