Is the horse actually registered?
Whose name is the horse registered in and who needs to sign any transfer?
Has the horse been suspended for any reason?
Is the horse currently on lease? The AHSA (Arabian Horse Society of Australia) will not terminate a lease because a horse is sold.
Does the horse match its registration details: colour, sex, age, markings?
Ensure the original certificate of registration and transfer is given to the purchaser or sent to the AHSA.
If a colt, ensure that he has both testicles descended into the scrotum (unless a foal). A vet check pre-purchase for this would be a good idea if you wish to keep him as a stallion.
If a colt/stallion, check that his foal recording papers have not lapsed. If so, extra fees will be required in order to adult register him. The lapse date is written on the top of the certificate.
If an Arabian Derivative stallion, be aware that he will need to have a DNA result on file before he can be used to serve mares.
If a purebred Arabian stallion or mare, be aware that he or she will require SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency disease), CA (equine cerebellar abiotrophy) and LFS (lavender foal syndrome) carrier test results to be on file with the AHSA in order for progeny to be registered or stallions approved for use at stud – if born before 1/8/2000 this is not required for mares and only required for stallions that are used to serve outside mares. Carriers can still be used for breeding and progeny registered.
Check with the AHSA and make sure the horse is eligible for registration and find out who needs to sign the application for registration and transfer and if any DNA tests need to be completed.
Ensure the sire has a DNA on file and if the dam is a purebred Arabian that she has a DNA on file. Check with the AHSA if the parents do not have genetic results recorded, as it may affect eligibility to be registered.
Make sure the correctly completed registration application and transfer is available.
Ensure the service certificate (signed by the owner of the sire) is available.
Does the horse match its application for registration?
Find out the cost to register the horse and make sure you know who is paying this and any DNA testing costs when negotiating the purchase.
If the dam of the horse is registered with the AHSA, check with the AHSA that the breeder/first owner is a financial member.
Ph: (02) 4577 5366 | www.ahsa.asn.au