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For Immediate Release 

Friday, March 1, 2013
Contact: Michelle Krentz 
Junior Programs Administrator

NEWS FROM THE ASR BOARD

At the February 15, 2013 meeting of the American Saddlebred Registry Board of Directors, the Board approved an amnesty on the registration fee for registration of horses whose sire and/or dam are registered with an approved foreign registry.  The Registry currently recognizes the registries of ASHA of Canada, the Saddle Horse Breeders’ Society of South Africa and the formerly recognized ASHA of Australia for the purpose of registration of horses with the Registry.

A $65 registration fee will be offered for a six month period from March 1 to August 31 for horses six months and over.  The $45 registration fee would apply for foals from birth to six months.  Please note that all other relevant registry fees and rule requirements will still apply such as DNA testing fees and parentage verification by DNA, fees for adding foreign DNA results to the database, unregistered foal transfer fees if relevant, etc.  To view the complete ASR rules please click here.

Please note that this amnesty only applies to horses whose sire and/or dam are registered with an approved foreign registry.  It does not apply to foals whose sire and dam are registered with the ASR.

The Board also approved the following rule changes which will be effective on April 1, 2013.  Note changes are in bold and italics.

Transfer of Ownership Fees

Within 30 days of sale                                    $65.00

Late fees – after 30 days $10.00 per month to a maximum of $200

Unregistered Foal Transfer Fee                                 $65.00

(If not filed with the Registry within 12 months of the foaling date)

Back Transfers                                                   $65.00

(Transfer of ownership previously not recorded)

The Board considered the fact that the $50 transfer fee has not been increased since 1997; however costs related to processing transfers have increased.

Certificate Correction and Replacement Fees for five or more certificates at one time for marital or other name changes of individual owners                  

$15.00 per certificate

The intent of this change is to encourage owners to update more registration certificates when their legal name has changed.

Lien/Security Interest Investigative Fee    $150.00

This fee is to help cover the cost of time spent by ASR legal counsel investigating some liens and security interests.  

Adding pedigree of mare or stallion registered with an approved foreign registry to database                                                                  $75.00

This fee is to cover staff time spent entering a full pedigree for an American Saddlebred into our database.

Embryo/Oocyte Transplant Certificate  $50.00

This fee is required when registering a foal that is the result of an embryo or oocyte transplant.  It should be submitted along with the embryo/oocyte transplant certificate which is on page 4 of the Application for Registration form.

Staff Research                                                   $75.00 per hour

Registration Processing Fee to be retained by ASR when an application for registration is cancelled                                                                      $25.00

DNA Processing Fee to be retained by ASR when a DNA kit is cancelled and a sample has not been submitted to the lab                                $15.00

Change of Registered Name                                   $250.00



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