Register

About Registration

Want to register your horse with the Gypsy Horse Registry of America?

We welcome you and want to make the process of Registration as easy for you as possible.  There are many, many variables involved and the process can be confusing, even to those that have been through it several times.  Feel free to contact us if you have questions and our volunteers will be happy to help you in any way.

First, a few things you should know:

  1. You do not need to be a member of the Gypsy Horse Registry of America to register your horse with us. There are many benefits to becoming a member and supporting the Registry, such as an immediate discount on your registration fees. Member also receive our Newsletter, are invited to contribute to both the newsletter and the Magazine, are allowed Stallion listings at a discount on our website, have access to listings on the sales page of our website, and many other benefits as well.  If you decide to become a Member and are registering a horse, please fill out a Membership Form and send it to us with your horses registration.
  2. The Gypsy Horse Registry of America maintains one book of registered horses. Horses that measure under 14.2hh as adults are listed as “A” horses. Those that will measure over 14.2hh as adults are listed as “B” horses.  Those that are a cross of a previously registered Gypsy Horse and another breed are listed as “C” horses.
  3. All horses must have a DNA test for parentage. We will send you the form for this after we receive your registration request and fees.
  4. “A” and “B” horses under the age of 5 are issued a “Temporary” certificate of registration if they are found to be qualified. At the age of 5 or over, they are moved up to or originally registered as “Permanent”.

DNA Testing

A DNA application will be sent to you after your registration is received in the GHRA office.  The DNA form is filled out with your horses pending registration number and the information you provided about your horses parentage.  DNA test are to parent qualify and not for color.

Upon receiving your horses DNA form simply fill it out, attach the appropriate amount of hairs to it and send it to the University of Kentucky’s address provided on the form.  The fee is to be paid to the GHRA along with your registration application.  It usually takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for the results to be sent to the Gypsy Horse Registry of America.  Upon the arrival of the results from the University of Kentucky to the GHRA office your registration will be completed and mailed to you with a copy of the DNA report.

Previously Registered Horses

Has your horse been registered previously with another registry?

Download or Submit Online:

  • A Customer Work Order Form. (for download forms only).
  • A Registration Application Form.
  • Two current photos of the horse to be registered, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen, Photo Instructions.
  • Copies of the previous registration, if possible.
  • Copies of the previously run DNA test.

 If you are the new owner of this horse and someone previously registered it we will need:

 *IF A COPY OF THE DNA CANNOT BE OBTAINED OR IF YOU ARE ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE HORSE – YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR A NEW DNA TEST FOR PARENTAGE TO BE RUN.

The fee is as follows:

Registration $50 Members – $100 Non-Members.

*DNA $40 Members – $80 Non-Members if needed.

Imported Horse

Is this a horse that you imported?

You will need to send us:

  • A Customer Work Order Form.
  • A Registration Application Form (download or online).
  • Two current photos of the horse to be registered, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen.  Photo Instructions.
  • Copies of the import papers or passport.

 We will send you a form that you will send in to have the DNA Test for parentage done after we receive the Registration Form and fees.

The Fee is:

Registration $50 Members – $100 Non-Members.

DNA Test for Parentage $40 Members – $80 Non-Members.

Owner Breeding

Is this a mare that you bred to the stallion?

 SIRE OR DAM MUST BE REGISTERED WITH ONE OF THE ACCEPTED REGISTRIES.

 You will need to send us:

 We will send you a form that you will send in to have the DNA Test for parentage done after we receive the Registration Form and fees.

The Fee is:

Registration $50 Members/$100 Non-Members.

DNA Test for Parentage $40 Members/ $80 Non-Members.

Did you purchase a horse whose sire and dam are both registered?

Is this a horse that you purchased that has at least one registered parent and both sire and dam are Gypsy Cobs?

 You will need to send us:

  • A Customer Work Order Form (download).
  • A Registration Application Form (download or online).
  • Two current photos of the horse to be registered, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen.  Photo Instructions.
  • Copy of either your Bill of Sale (black out price), or a Transfer of Ownership form signed by both you and the previous owner.

 We will send you a form that you will send in to have the DNA Test for parentage done after we receive the Registration Form and fees.

 Fee’s are as follows::

Registration $50 Members – $100 Non-Members.

DNA Test for Parentage $40 Members – $80 Non-Members.

Original Registration and Transfering Ownership

5. Are you the breeder/owner of this horse and you are registering it for the first time and transferring it to a new owner?

 You will need to send us:

  • A Customer Work Order Form.
  • A Registration Application Form (download or online). Please fill out the BOTTOM of the form and have the NEW owner sign.
  • Two current photos of the horse to be registered, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen.  Photo Instructions.
  • Either your Bill of Sale showing your original purchase of the horse OR a Breeders Certificate (link).

We will send you a form that you will send in to have the DNA Test for parentage done after we receive the Registration Form and fees.

 The Fee Is:

Registration $50 Members/$100 Non-Members.

DNA Test for Parentage $40 Members/ $80 Non-Members.

Is You Horse A Cross Bred Gypsy Horse

Are you the owner/breeder of this horse and 1 parent is a Gypsy Cob and 1 parent is another breed. Gypsy Cob sire or dam MUST be previously registered with an accepted Registry.

 Note: This horse will be registered as a CROSS BRED.

 You will need to send us:

  • A Customer Work Order Form.
  • A Registration Application Form (download or online.)
  • Two current photos of the horse to be registered, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen.  Photo Instructions.
  • Either your Bill of Sale showing your original purchase of the horse OR a Breeders Certificate.
  • It is helpful if you can send us any information available on the Non-Gypsy parent.

We will send you a form that you will send in to have the DNA Test for parentage done after we receive the Registration Form and fees.  This DNA test MUST show that this horse is the offspring of the Registered Gypsy Cob parent.

The Fee is as follows:

Registration $50 Members – $100 Non-Members.

DNA Test for Parentage $40 Members – $80 Non-Members.

Transfer of Ownership Registration

Is this horse previously registered with us and you are the owner of record and the horse is being transferred to new owners?

 You will need to send us:

  • A Customer Work Order Form
  • A Transfer of Ownership Form
  • The original Registration Certificate.
  • Two current photos of the horse, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen.  Photo Instructions.

Fee is as follows:

Transfer of Ownership, within 6 months of transfer: $25.00 Member – $50.00 Non Member.

Transfer of Ownership, after 6 months of transfer: $50.00 Member – $100.00 Non Member.

Temporary to Permanent Registration

Is this horse previously registered with us and has a “Temporary Registration” and the horse has turned 5 years old and now needs a “Permanent Registration”?

 You will need to send

  • A Customer Work Order Form.
  • The original Registration Certificate.
  • Two current photos of the horse, full body, taken from each side, with the horses face turned towards the camera and the hair pulled back so that all markings on the face can be seen.  Photo Instructions.
  • Veterinarians Stallion Certificate if this is a STALLION used for breeding that is now 5 years old.

Fee:

Transfer, Temporary to Permanent, within 6 months: $25.00 Member – $50.00 Non Member.

Transfer, Temporary to Permanent, after 6 months: $50.00 Member – $100.00 Non Member.

Gelding a Horse

Is this a Gypsy Cob originally registered as a STALLION and is now a GELDING?

You will need to send us:

There is no fee for a gelding report.