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  1. #1
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    Feb. 26, 2007
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    Default Performance Horse Registry and American Performance Horse Questions

    Ended up on the Performance Horse Registry website this morning, and it got me thinking...

    Is there any actual advantage to registering a horse/pony with the Performance Horse Registry and/or the American Performance Horse book?

    What if the horse/pony is currently not registered with another breed/registry? Is there any greater benefit?

    And if a grade horse is registered, could one then start saying that the horse is an American Performance Horse?

    Is this all just akin to the "American WB" registries? Would one be better served by going that route and having an "American Warmblood"?
    Last edited by pattnic; Mar. 29, 2012 at 11:01 AM.
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  2. #2
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    Jun. 10, 2005
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    the Performance Horse Registry is part of USEF. The advantage to registering is that they do DNA testing on your horse. Your horse will also maintain its same USEF #. PHR also has nice year end awards that you can participate in.

    PHR is not a breed registry it is a performance registry, they do not do inspections, or have keurings.

    There is a lot of information on COTH about American Warmblood Registries, just do a search.

    Most people are more concerned with how well a horse performs rather than what registry it may be included in.
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  3. #3
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    Mar. 5, 2007


    The American Performance Horse Registry is also part of a USEF program.
    It's only open to domestic bred horses and is intended to recognize the performance of that group of horses.
    It is not a registry and no papers are issued. In order to enroll you need some sort of documentation to prove the horse is domestic. They do have rankings by age group.
    The documentation can be breed or registry papers but it's open to all domestic bred horses regardless of what division the horse shows in. There is no split for H/J, eventing or dressage for example.

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