Rules and Fees
Become a member today to receive discounted prices!
|Accreditation Type||Member’s Discount||Non-Member’s Fees|
|ATB Racing Stock|
|ATB Breeding Stock|
|Annual Stallion Participation Fee|
|Prior to 1/30||$100||$150|
|1/30 thru 4/15||$150||$200|
|4/15 thru 12/31||$300||$350|
Accredited Texas-Bred Rules
A membership runs on an annual basis
Individual (Person or Corporation):
$30 – 1 Year
$75 – 3 Year
Joint or Partnership:
$40 – 1 Year
$100 – 3 Year
An individual is not required to be a TQHA member to receive Accredited Texas-Bred Incentive Awards however you must be a current year member, as the owners are stated on the horse’s AQHA papers including partnerships, to be eligible for TQHA Year End Awards.
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 which is permanently domiciled in Texas.
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 an ATB mare is bred consecutively to non ATB stallions only one of those foals may be eligible for accreditation. Regarding these foals, the first ATB application submitted to TQHA may be accredited. If the first application received is ruled ineligible for accreditation, the next application received may be accredited.
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
Broodmare – A mare must be permanently domiciled in Texas, registered with the AQHA or the Jockey Club, and complete accreditation with the TQHA as Breeding Stock.
A mare may leave Texas for breeding, medical, or racing purposes without losing its accreditation provided the mare returns to Texas each year before August 15. 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 an accredited broodmare moves out of state she will be suspended and lose her accreditation and must be re-accredited to return to the program. TQHA may require breeders to submit, to TQHA, a Breeders’ Report for ATB broodmares bred to verify eligibility for accreditation.
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).
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.
$50 One-time, Lifetime Accreditation Fee (If received in TQHA office by June 30 of conception year)
$100 Late Enrollment (If paid after June 30 and by December 31 of conception year)
A mare may be accredited at anytime for a lifetime fee of $50 but must be accredited with the TQHA as an ATB Broodmare by June 30 of the year in which an ATB eligible foal is conceived to be eligible for Breeder Awards. An additional Late Fee of $50 may be submitted for mares accredited after June 30 but no later than December 31 of the year in which an ATB eligible foal is conceived in order to receive Breeders Awards. TQHA may accredit a broodmare for which an application is filed after December 31 of the year in which an ATB eligible foal is conceived; however, the breeder of that foal is not eligible to receive breeder awards for that foal.
$50 One-time, Lifetime Accreditation Fee (If received in TQHA office by April 15)
$100 Late Enrollment Fee (If paid after April 15 and by December 31)
Stallion Participation Fees
$100 Stallion Participation Fee due each year by January 31
$150 If paid after January 31 and by April 15 of the breeding season
$300 If paid after April 15 and by December 31 of the breeding season ( If a stallion fails to comply with accreditation and Stallion Participation guidelines by December 31 of the breeding season, the stallion shall not be considered an ATB Stallion and the stallion owner shall not be eligible to collect Stallion Awards)
$500 A Lifetime Stallion Participation Fee to maintain a stallion’s eligibility for ATB Stallion Owner Awards on all subsequent breeding seasons. This fee is non-refundable and cancelled if the stallion becomes suspended (such as moves out of state, etc.)
$15 Transfer Fee (Forms available at TQHA office or download from TQHA website, www.tqha.com)
$15 Filing Fee for Leasing (after horse has been accredited). The lessee of a stallion, mare or racehorse is considered the same as the owner. A copy of the AQHA lease agreement must be filed with TQHA.
Fees Non-Refundable- Accreditation fees are non-refundable on eligible entries. If an application for accreditation is deemed ineligible, the fees shall be refunded to the applicant.
For information about the Accredited Texas Bred Program or TQHA Race Programs go to www.tqha.com or call the office for Rob Werstler, Director of Race at 512-458-5202.