All AWS sport horses will be evaluated on their own qualities and/or performance records. Hot-bloods, cold-bloods, warmbloods, ponies and all crosses are eligible, previously registered or non-registered as long as the horse is breeding for, training for, or participating in one of the four disciplines that the AWS supports (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping or Combined Driving).
Eligibility for Registration
To be eligible for registration a horse can be of any breed or combination thereof.
The formerly known nominated book, recorded and pony book are now combined in the main registry.
Types of Books
The Main Book, and Elite Book (see below) are maintained by the National Office for all registered horses. The registration provided is for the lifetime of the horse.
For Main Book registered horses pedigree history is desirable, but not required. Main Book horses qualify through their own performance.
For Elite Book- pedigree/bloodline history is required. This history must provide evidence of four generations of proven, documented sport horse performance in one of the four sports supported by the AWS (see guidelines above). The horse that is to be registered is automatically included in the four generations.
Ponies are now combined with the horses in the main registry. There is a minimum size is 13.0hh.
To register a horse with the AWS the owner must:
Provide a completed application. Include all known family history, as this could qualify your horse for the Elite Book. For information not known the completed application should state "unknown." All fees must be included with application.
Become a current AWS member. All owners, riders or representatives of registered horses must become current AWS members.
Provide DNA testing fee for all horses to start the important task of tracking bloodlines, performance and ownership.
Provide as much as possible:
A- completed Breeding/Covering Certificate.
B- copy of previous registration papers. (if horse is previously registered with another association).
C- Provide DNA case number if horse was previously DNA tested.
Provide the qualifying performance score copies or documents from any of the following, if available:
Recognized USDF/USEF Sport Horse In-Hand class (any age) - 62% - (Unrestricted breed classes, other than AWS)
Dressage - training level or higher for dressage horses - 62% - USDF/USEF Recognized Classes (Unrestricted breed classes).
Eventing - 55 penalties maximum dressage test at any level, without elimination or retirement or withdrawal at an USEA/USEF recognized event.
Combined Driving - same criteria as Eventing (above) except at Preliminary level at ADS/USEF recognized event.
Show Jumping - Placing 1st - 15th in an USEF recognized class
Recognized Sport Horse Breed Registry Inspection - 62%
AWS scores from minimum of three (3) offspring that have passed the performance requirements and are registered with the AWS will satisfy performance requirements for the sire or dam.
A "Pending" Certificate of Registration will be sent, if you can not satisfy any one of the above qualifiers at the time of registration. The horse has its lifetime to satisfy one of the above performance requirements. The "Pending" Certificate of Registration proves all registration fees have been paid and contains the horses pedigree, owner information and states the performance requirements still required.
Fill out all needed forms and enclose fees, mail or email to:
The American Warmblood Society
P.O. Box 1561
Higley, AZ 85236-1561