USEF/Performance Horse Registry Announces New American Performance Horse Recognition

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Mikala Munter Gundersen riding Pikko Del Cerro HU at Devon. © 2009 Ken Braddick/
American-bred Pikko Del Cerro HU competing at Dressage at Devon. © 2009 Ken Braddick/

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Oct. 1–The U.S. Equestrian Federation/Performance Horse Registry has created a new registry for American-bred horses only beginning Dec. 1, 2009.

The American Performance Horse (APH) will be open on Dec. 1, 2009 to all American-bred performance horses to showcase performance horses bred in the United States.

The definition of “American-bred” for competition purposes means documentation showing the horse was foaled in the U.S.

Registration is by submitting a completed USEF Horse Recording form and breed papers or a USEF Breeders Affidavit along with a $10 (€6.86) processing fee.

If the breed registry has a data share agreement with the USEF, eligible horses will automatically be placed in the APH at no additional cost.

Current breed registries with data share agreements are the American Hanoverian Society, American Holsteiner Horse Association and Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association/NA District

Horses do not have to be recorded with USEF to be eligible for the APH.

All APH horses will be eligible to appear on APH Rankings Lists and will be eligible for APH Year-End Awards. If the horse is recorded with USEF, it will also be eligible for future Incentive Fund payouts, Silver Stirrup Awards and USEF Horse of the Year Awards.

APH horses that are also USEF recorded will be designated with a special symbol in the USEF Horse of the Year standings. If the APH horse is registered with a breed registry, that logo will also be displayed.

If recorded with USEF, APH recognition will be printed on the horse’s recording certificate, but will not receive extended pedigree papers like with PHR.

For more information on the American Performance Horse, breed registries should contact Ken Ball, PHR Registrar, at or by phone to 859.225.2035.