No. Paint horses must meet strict bloodline, conformation, minimum colour and breeding requirements to be able to be classified as 'Paint Horses'. Paint horses must have parents who are Paint Horse, Quarter Horse (AQHA) or Thoroughbred (ASB) registered. Horses with other bloodlines - for example Appaloosa, Warmblood, Australian Stock Horse, Pony, Draft, Arab or Standardbred - are not accepted.
Guide to buying a Paint Horse
Remember - If you are looking to buy your first Paint Horse, do your homework. If in doubt, or if you have any questions, the Paint Horse office is always happy to help. Phone (02) 6884 5513 during business hours.
What to look for
If you are wanting to ride or show in competition or breed Paint Horses, it is always safer to buy a horse that is already registered with the PHAA. There is a free online studbook which allows you to check whether the horse you are looking to buy is registered with the PHAA and has information on its breeding and regsitered owner.
Buying a PHAA Registered Horse
When you buy a regsitered horse you will want to transfer the registration into your name. To do this you will need to have the original registration papers and a transfer form signed by the Registered Owner of the horse. You should check if the seller is the registered owner and if not, make sure the transfer is signed by the correct person. You can check this by sighting the registration papers, asking the PHAA office or by going to our free online studbook.
So the requirements to complete ownership / regsitration transfer are:
- Original registrations papers. You will need to obtain these from the seller and send them to the PHAA ofiice. New ones will be issued in your name.
- A transfer form signed by the Registered Owner as seller and you as purchaser. This must include the date of sale. The transfer form is located on the reverse side of the registration papers or is also available as a separate form. The transfer fee is $55 per horse.
- You the new owner, must be a current financial member of the PHAA to transfer the horse into your name. If you are a new member, the transfer of your first horse if free.
There are strict requirements that must be met before a horse can be registered with the PHAA. These include but are not limited to:
- Both sire and dam must be registered and meet bloodline requirements. Sires MUST be upgraded prior to breeding and from 1st January, 2012 all dams must have their parentage DNA on file with the PHAA. Considerable fines pay apply if the stallion is not upgraded prior to breeding.
- The correct paperwork related to breeding of the horse must have been lodged with the PHAA at the time of breeding.
- The correct paperwork must be lodged with the PHAA with the registration application for the horse. Mainly this is the pink copy (Breeder's copy) of the service certificate and the registration form signed by the breeder of the foal, both of which you will need to obtain from the seller. (The breeder is the mare owner which may not necessarily be the seller.)
- Appropriate fees must be paid.
- To be allowed into the coloured registry, the horse must meet strict white marking requirements. Once again, contact the PHAA office if you are in doubt.
If any one of these criteria are not met, the horse you buy may not be able to be registered.
If you are looking to buy an unregistered horse, the PHAA STRONGLY RECOMMEND that prior to purchase you contact the PHAA office to confirm what may be required to regsiter the horse.
The following are simplified answers to questions frequently asked by new members.