This is a "registry service" and no annual membership is required.Registration up to 6 months of age: All ponies, no matter parentage
Registration after 6 months of age: All ponies, no matter parentage
Transfer of Registration:
within 30 days of date of sale:
Transfer of Registration:
after 30 days of date of sale:
Temporary Registration to Permanent Registration:
Alterations to registration papers such as stallion to gelding or name change can be made at this time free of charge.
Any alterations after permanent Registration papers are issued: $10.00
The registered name of a pony cannot be changed if that pony has any registered offspring.
Qualifications and Rules for Registration
UPDATED 3/20/2010Unshod height to be no taller than 58 inches, measured at the highest point of the withers.
The animal must exhibit a smooth, 4-beat saddle gait other than, or in addition to, a trot or pace. Such as, but not limited to, a running walk, fox trot, rack or stepping pace. A pony that ONLY performs the 2-beat gaits of the trot or pace, are not eligible for registration. Any horse or pony, gaited or not, may be used as breeding stock for producing gaited ponies; offspring (as any AGPR registration candidate) may be registered with proof of acceptable gait, by submission of video.
Any pony who does not have BOTH parents registered with an approved gaited registry or association must be inspected for gait by submitting a video to AGPR. A copy of the registration papers for the non-AGPR parent must be included with your registration application. VHS, CD, DVD or MP3 sent via email or youtube are all acceptable formats. If the application is for a foal, the foal must be at least 3 months of age at the time the video was taken. Please show the foal at halter or in the lot gaiting along side its dam, or on a loungeline. If the pony is rideable, please show it exhibiting its gaits. Do not send a video of the pony just standing in the lot. This video is to prove gait.
Ponies that are a result of crossing a non-gaited horse/pony to a gaited horse/pony are welcome as long as the foal does not mature over 58 inches at the highest point of the wither and the owner sends in a video verifying the foal's gait. Please include any registration information on the non-gaited parent as well as the gaited parent as this information will be kept on file.
AGPR assigns Temporary registration papers until the pony is four years old as of their actual date of birth. At that time, if the pony has not grown larger than 58 inches, the owner can apply for permanent registration.
All colors and patterns are accepted including pinto, appaloosa and pintaloosa.
Any person or persons who shall willfully register or record a false pedigree shall be forever barred from making further registrations, and the registration of such false pedigree shall be canceled.
TIPS FOR INSPECTION VIDEO OF YOUR PONY
Try to get a pretty good chunk of time at a steady, constant gait - 15-20 seconds if you can get it - at any one smooth intermediate gait. This can be hard for a young one as they tend to break in and out of gait. Just get as much as you can - 5 seconds is probably too short! Video from a digital camera is acceptable and can be emailed directly to Kelly Robison at firstname.lastname@example.org or video that has been posted to an internet video site (i.e. youtube.com, etc.) also is acceptable.
FOR A YOUNG PONY - Have a handler lead the dam at a steady trot/gait and let the foal go alongside. If you can arrange this next to a fence such that the handler is next to the fence, dam next, and foal closest to the videographer, that would be best for visibility. You may have to do this a while to get the foal to adopt a more calm, steady gait - and still it may not happen. This may not be easy!
You are looking for the intermediate gait(s) - faster than a walk, slower than a lope/canter - this is why trotting/gaiting the dam in hand is a good method to try. You may want to experiment with speed of the dam to get best results.
Outdoors is best - indoor video tends to be backlit and the subjects are hard to see. We need to be able to see their legs and distinguish left from right very clearly! For the same reason, try to avoid very busy backgrounds for your video. Video the whole animal and not just the legs as that makes it very difficult to watch.
MEASURING YOUR PONY
Stand the pony squarely on a flat level surface. Do NOT park out your pony to measure it. Lay a level across the top of the highest point of the wither. Run a tape measure from the bottom of the hoof up the leg to the bottom of the level. Read the tape measure when the bubble of the level is centered. If the pony is wearing shoes at the time of measurement, DO NOT include shoe height when measuring.
Below: Jennifer Rhodes on Little Bit O' Honey