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Accredited Texas Bred Program – frequently asked questions

What is the broodmare Domicile Rule ?
Updated in 2019, the rule  deletes the requirement that in order to be an accredited Texas broodmare the mare must be permanently domiciled in Texas.  The mare must still breed to an accredited Texas stallion at least every other breeding and all foals must still be foaled in Texas.

Is my horse eligible to be Accredited Texas Bred Racing Stock?
The horse must be foaled in Texas and out of an Accredited Texas Bred Broodmare. (See ATB Rules)

How do I Accredit my horse as Racing Stock?
Fill out the Accredited Texas Bred Racing Stock Application; Send the original papers to be stamped with appropriate fee. (See application for fees)

I am waiting on my papers from AQHA, can I still accredit my foal without them?
Yes. You can accredit a horse before you have the original papers.  However, your paperwork will be held in a pending file and NOT PROCESSED until you provide us with some documentation of the AQHA Registration Application. Send the original papers when you receive them to be stamped Accredited Texas Bred.

Is my horse eligible to be Accredited Texas Bred Breeding Stock?
The stallion must be permanently domiciled in Texas. (See ATB Rules)
The mare does not have to be permanently domiciled in Texas (See ATB Rules)

How do I Accredit my horse as Breeding Stock?
Fill out the Accredited Texas Bred Breeding Stock Application; Send a current copy of the horse’s paper with appropriate fee. (See application for fees)

Does my broodmare have to be bred to an Accredited Texas Bred Stallion for the foal to be eligible for Accreditation?
A broodmare must be bred to an Accredited Stallion at least every other breeding for all her foals to be eligible for accreditation. (See ATB Rules)

Can I accredit multiple embryos from one mare in the same year?
Yes. As long as a broodmare is bred to an Accredited Stallion every other breeding.

If my stallion leaves the state is it still considered Accredited Texas Bred?
No. An Accredited Texas Bred stallion will lose its breeding accreditation if it is domiciled in another state. The stallion must be reaccredited if it is moved back into Texas. (See ATB Rules)

When do I need to accredit a broodmare in order to receive Accredited Texas Bred Breeders Award on a foal?
A breeder must accredit a broodmare as breeding stock before or during year of conception in order to receive Breeder Awards. (See ATB Rules)

What do I as a stallion owner need to do to receive stallion awards?
A stallion must be accredited as breeding stock during or before year of conception and the annual Stallion Participation Fee must be paid during the year of conception. (See ATB Rules & Fees)

Do I need to be a member to accredit a horse or receive Awards money?
You do not have to be a member, but members receive discounted prices on accreditation. You must be a current member to be eligible for Year-End Awards.

I purchased an Accredited Texas Bred horse, what do I need to do to receive Awards money?
You must transfer the horse to your name through the Accredited Texas Bred Program. Complete the ATB transfer form; send a current copy of the horse’s papers with appropriate fee. (See ATB transer form)

Can a Thoroughbred be accredited breeding stock?
A Thoroughbred can be accredited as breeding stock if they have been registered with AQHA.