From next year registered thoroughbred and quarter horses with extra white will be eligible for registration with the American Paint Horse Association.
The new rule was among several passed at the 2012 APHA Convention from October 4 to 6 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The new color rule, RG-070-1 adds a provision for horses with both sire and dam registered with AQHA, Jockey Club or the combination of these two registries.
Color specifications for the rule specify a minimum of four inches of solid white hair visible from a direct side view. Excessive white on the head or lower legs will not qualify the horse, nor will white areas located on the lower portion of the horse’s abdomen.
The new rule comes into effect from January 1, 2013.
“We enjoyed a terrific Convention,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said. “We celebrated our 50th anniversary in style, hosted a big reception at our headquarters and welcomed our inaugural class of the APHA Hall of Fame.”
Smith said the new registration rule would create the opportunity to welcome new members. “And the timing is really good for them because those completing registrations by February 28, 2013, can take advantage of our special 50th anniversary membership promotion.”
» All approved rule changes approved for implementation, visit: http://press.apha.com/pdfs/rulebooks/OnlineRuleChanges1012_.pdf