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N  .Q.H.R. has been registering horses since 1956; our founding stock closely following that of the other quarter registries with one difference. We are the only quarter horse registry that has always recognized quarter horses of all markings and colors. N.Q.H.R. was the first quarter registry to allow Cremello, and Perlino as well as recognize Champagne and pearl factored horses. The N.Q.H.R also recognizes paint marked quarter bred horses, and the value of fresh bloodlines that are of unmistakable quarter type. National Quarter Horses are bred for healthy conformation, sound minds, and the stamina that from ranch to racetrack the breed became known for.   

Q  uality products and outstanding customer service are our goal. We strive to correctly identify your horses genetic color history, by aiding you in researching any known pedigree, and staying up to date on the latest color research. Knowing and recording a horse’s genetics and history provide a more sound basis for breeders seeking a specific color or working style, and a better means of identification for owners.

H  orse owners who register with the N.Q.H.R. not only receive peace of mind knowing they have proof of ownership, they also receive an added value in there horses. Many people ask why does a piece of paper make a horse more valuable? Our answer is would you buy a car without knowing how many miles it has or how many people have owned it. A registration certificate provides a written history of ownership, breeding, and in the case a horse is stolen a proof of identification that greatly aids in recovery.

R  ecognizing the need of all horse owners to preserve the ownership records of their horses the N.Q.H.R offers multiple sections designed to provide registration of ownership services for all quality horses regardless of their breeding or history. While we strive to honor and reproduce the foundation lines and "type" this registry has preserved for over 50 years, the N.Q.H.R has also continued to seek out and recognize new lines of true quarter 'type' in an effort to continue to allow fresh blood into the lines and avoid the debilitating and even deadly diseases that can crop out with inbreeding.

Our goal is to promote and preserve the "Quarter type" horse while providing an honest record preservation service for every quality quarter, and quarter bred horse no matter their color or markings. 

       

The N.Q.H.R offers the following sections to more fully serve the quarter horse breed:

QUARTER HORSE

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered Quarter Horses, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the stud books as Full Blooded Quarter Horse.

 QUARTER TYPE

Horses deemed to be obvious Quarter type by a director of the N.Q.H.R, that meet the markings guideline. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

 QUARTER CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of quarter horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered quarter horseor Paint registered horses that are each minimum ¾ Quarter bred, and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books asFull Blooded Paint Marked.

PAINT TYPE

Horses of obvious or known Paint breeding deemed to be obvious quarter type which meet the markings guideline for paint. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of paint horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

QUARTER/PAINT CROSS AND QUARTER/TB CROSS

Horses resulting from the breeding of verifiable registered quarter horsePaint or T.B. registered horses and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books as Full Blooded.

HONORARY REGISTRATION

Available for horses that have passed away that meet the appropriate criteria and verifications for full-blooded registration to benefit the registration level of living offspring. Proof of ownership before death must be provided. 

REGISTRATION OF OWNERSHIP

Open section for registration of verifiable Ownership

No marking or size restrictions. Parentage verification not required. Not listed in the stud books of the N.Q.H.R.

Contact N.Q.H.R.

Postal:

 PO Box 513

 La Verkin, Utah 84745

Phone:

 435-915-6747

Fax:

 734-917-6747

Email:

 

  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The NQHR offers several options for solid marked paint foals depending on parentage they can either be registered as breeding stock quarter horse, or if both paint parents have minimum 3/4 quarter breeding then the foal may be eligible for full quarter horse status.

Here's a quick chart to show how offspring may advance if the proper application and verifications are provided.

PARENT 1 PARENT 2 Solid Marked Offspring Paint Marked Offspring
Q Q Q C
Q TB X C
Q QX Q C
Q QT QX PT
Q P X X
Q PX X X
Q PT QX PX
Q O QX PT
Q X or C Q X
P QX X X
P QT QX PX
P P C P
P PX C P
P PT QT PX
P O QT PX
P X or C X P
QX QX QX PX
QX QT QX PX
QX PX QX PX
QX PT QX PX
QX O QX PT
QX X or C Q X
QT QT QT PT
QT PX QX PX
QT PT QT PT
QT O QT PT
QT X QX PX
PX PX QX PX
PX PT QX PX
PX X X P
PX O QT PX
PT PT QT PT
PT X QT, QX PX
PT O QT PT
X X X X
    • Completed Application either printed or online
    • Bill of Sale (if not the breeder) or Form I (brand inspection) if signed transfer or bill of sale unavailable.
    • Form P Parentage Verification (not required for quarter or paint type)
    • Four full body color photos showing white markings, scars, and if applicable brands.

Additional photos will be required if scars, brands, or identifying markings do not show clearly in full body pictures.

 

With proper application you're horses offspring may be registered most times at a higher section than their parents.


Here's a quick chart to show how offspring may advance if the proper application and verifications are provided.

 

PARENT 1 PARENT 2 Solid Marked Offspring Paint Marked Offspring
Q Q Q C
Q TB X C
Q QX Q C
Q QT QX PT
Q P X X
Q PX X X
Q PT QX PX
Q O QX PT
Q X or C Q X
P QX X X
P QT QX PX
P P C P
P PX C P
P PT QT PX
P O QT PX
P X or C X P
QX QX QX PX
QX QT QX PX
QX PX QX PX
QX PT QX PX
QX O QX PT
QX X or C Q X
QT QT QT PT
QT PX QX PX
QT PT QT PT
QT O QT PT
QT X QX PX
PX PX QX PX
PX PT QX PX
PX X X P
PX O QT PX
PT PT QT PT
PT X QT, QX PX
PT O QT PT
X X X X

 

QUARTER HORSE

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered Quarter Horses, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the stud books as Full Blooded Quarter Horse.

 QUARTER TYPE

Horses deemed to be obvious Quarter type by a director of the N.Q.H.R, that meet the markings guideline. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

 QUARTER CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of quarter horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered quarter horseor Paint registered horses that are each minimum ¾ Quarter bred, and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books asFull Blooded Paint Marked.

PAINT TYPE

Horses of obvious or known Paint breeding deemed to be obvious quarter type which meet the markings guideline for paint. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of paint horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

QUARTER/PAINT CROSS AND QUARTER/TB CROSS

Horses resulting from the breeding of verifiable registered quarter horsePaint or T.B. registered horses and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books as Full Blooded.

HONORARY REGISTRATION

Available for horses that have passed away that meet the appropriate criteria ans verifications for full-blooded registration to benefit the registration level of living offspring. Proof of ownership before death must be provided. 

REGISTRATION OF OWNERSHIP

Open section for registration of verifiable Ownership

No marking or size restrictions. Parentage verification not required. Not listed in the stud books of the N.Q.H.R.

The registration fee depends on two things. First the age of your horse we offer lower fees for foals and older horses. Second what type of certificate you desire.


Printable: Upon completion of processing you will be emailed a password protected file with a printable version of the certificate which you may print yourself. (Available within 24-48 hours)

Traditional: N.Q.H.R. prints your certificate for you on high quality glossy paper and mails it to you. (Takes 2-4 weeks to receive varies on postal service in your area)


You can use the table below to get an idea of the rate that fits your horse.

Registration Fees Printable * Traditional **  
0-11 months $30.00 $50.00  
1-3 years $80.00 $100.00  
4-15 years $180.00 $200.00  
16+ years $30.00 $50.00  
Dual Registration (any age) $20.00 $40.00  
Registration of Ownership[(any age) $20.00 $30.00  
Additional Fees      
Pedigree Research $20.00 Quarter Horse, Paint, and Jockey Club lines
Laminated Pedigree Certificate $25.00 (Includes basic research if  needed)
Color Estimate $10.00 Pedigree and pictures of horse and parents required
Rush $30.00 2-4 Days  
Overseas Shipping $5.00 Only required for printed certificates not online ones
Lease Filing $20.00    
Duplicates/Replacements $10.00 Per Item  
Name Change $20.00 Per Horse or person  
Transfer $10.00 Per Owner  
Reports      
Stallion Report                $20.00 $25.00 Before Dec 1st of breeding year
Stallion Report Late $30.00 $35.00 After Dec. 1st of breeding year
Lifetime Stallion Listing              $200.00 Includes all reports (Online  only-Requires membership)
Additional Mare(s) on report        Included $5.00 Includes copy for mare owners
Membership (Online Only)      
Annual  $25.00 Youth, Adult, Married 12 month membership term
Annual Renewal $20.00    
Three Year $65.00 Youth, Adult, Married 36 month membership term
Three Year Renewal $55.00    
Life $300.00 For the life of original applicant non-transferrable
     
 Prices effective:  1/1/2014          Subject to change without notice    

Yes, we can make note of up to three other registrations numbers on your certificate.

N.Q.H.R.'s stand on cross breeding is remembering where the quarter horse came from. The quarter horse type came from a mixture of Spanish and colonial stock horses. If you care to look back at the founding of the quarter horse long before the name and status as a breed you would see horses of unknown pedigree's being bred for their ability to perform a job. Generally in the case of the "bulldog or steeldust horses" as the quarter horses were first known it was to pull the plow thus the heavy chest and neck, or out think a herd of rangy cows thus the heavy hind quarters for better spinning and stopping.

When the breed was first adopted as such it was by a group of men who got together and decided a certain type of body style was desirable and should be perfected. They selected a few of the largest and most prominent ranches of the area and declared those horses were the only ones eligible. This plan did not go over well with the other ranches of the area and eventually the registry opened its doors to the general public. The early breeding of the quarter horse was a hit and miss strategy as not every foal bred automatically inherits the desirable traits. It has been argued by multiple groups whether that is what has happened from the selective registering of the quarter horses by most of the modern registries. The NQHR believes the type which was originally sought has been forgotten, maybe due to the fact the horses are not needed to work the farm anymore. Maybe because the breed has followed to many fashion changes.

The NQHR is a registry with one purpose and that is to recognize the quarter horse as it was originally meant to be in type without sacrificing conformation, temperament or usability. Our purpose is to protect the foundation bloodlines which the breed was based on as well as to introduce appropriate new bloodlines which will sustain the breed and avoid the debilitating and often deadly diseases that are cropping up from the inbreeding of foundation horses. The NQHR does not accept "any horse" that remotely represents quarter horses just to make a profit. The NQHR requires a strict evaluation of all non-pedigreed horses applying for quarter "type" status. Only horses with desired type and conformation will be accepted for registration as future breeding stock.

The NQHR uses a system of separated sections to integrate new bloodlines into the full blooded stock. 

This is probably our most frequently asked question and one we honestly wish we could be of more help on. The NQHR does not have an extensive directory of brand or tattoo ownership available to them. We record any brands or tattoo's and the location on our applicant horses but we do not have any record on ownership of the brand or tattoo.

 

For brands the best option is to contact the county in which the owner of the brand lived in for their records.

Every brand must be licensed in the county of their residence in order for the brand to be use able.  

For lip tattoo's you wil have the best luck using a blacklight to cleary read the numbers and then contact the Jockey Club. They do require every horse that races to have a lip tattoo and keep a list of them all (95% of lip tattoo's are on race horses). 

Here is a chart which may help you determine which section your horse qualifies for:

 

PARENT 1 PARENT 2 Solid Marked Offspring Paint Marked Offspring
Q Q Q C
Q TB X C
Q QX Q C
Q QT QX PT
Q P X X
Q PX X X
Q PT QX PX
Q O QX PT
Q X or C Q X
P QX X X
P QT QX PX
P P C P
P PX C P
P PT QT PX
P O QT PX
P X or C X P
QX QX QX PX
QX QT QX PX
QX PX QX PX
QX PT QX PX
QX O QX PT
QX X or C Q X
QT QT QT PT
QT PX QX PX
QT PT QT PT
QT O QT PT
QT X QX PX
PX PX QX PX
PX PT QX PX
PX X X P
PX O QT PX
PT PT QT PT
PT X QT, QX PX
PT O QT PT
X X X X

 

QUARTER HORSE

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered Quarter Horses, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the stud books as Full Blooded Quarter Horse.

 QUARTER TYPE

Horses deemed to be obvious Quarter type by a director of the N.Q.H.R, that meet the markings guideline. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

 QUARTER CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of quarter horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT

Horses resulting from the breeding of two verifiable registered quarter horseor Paint registered horses that are each minimum ¾ Quarter bred, and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books asFull Blooded Paint Marked.

PAINT TYPE

Horses of obvious or known Paint breeding deemed to be obvious quarter type which meet the markings guideline for paint. Parentage verification not required. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

PAINT CROSS

Horses with a verifiable percentage of paint horse breeding, that meet the markings guideline. Listed in the Stud Books as breeding stock.

QUARTER/PAINT CROSS AND QUARTER/TB CROSS

Horses resulting from the breeding of verifiable registered quarter horsePaint or T.B. registered horses and meeting the markings guideline. Horses registered in this section will be recorded in the Stud books as Full Blooded.

HONORARY REGISTRATION

Available for horses that have passed away that meet the appropriate criteria ans verifications for full-blooded registration to benefit the registration level of living offspring. Proof of ownership before death must be provided. 

REGISTRATION OF OWNERSHIP

Open section for registration of verifiable Ownership

No marking or size restrictions. Parentage verification not required. Not listed in the stud books of the N.Q.H.R.

 

 

N.Q.H.R. is proud to support quarter horse enthusiasts
around the world!

 

               

 

         

 

     

 

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