Animal Registries Of America is an animal registry organization offering registration opportunities to a variety of species including bovine, canine, feline, swine, goat, sheep, and exotics, but with a primary focus on equines. We are a nonprofit organization, providing registration services in a convenient and affordable manner. Located in Proctor, TX we are just a stone’s throw away from Stephenville, the Cowboy Capital of the World.
Within this organization, we offer 2 different ‘’books” or registries. Neither is ‘better’ or more desirable. Some horses may qualify for just one of the two. While others may qualify for both!
>>> The American DNA Registry, or ADNAR:
was initiated with the aim to make registering animals simple and accessible to owners, removing all obstacles that are commonly associated with many animal’s ineligibility for registration. We understand the importance of registering your animal and therefore seek to make it a simple and affordable process through our registry. ADNAR is proud to register animals of all breeds and types, including clones. We know that your valuable animal makes it essential for you obtain proof of ownership and authentic registration for the animal so it can easily be identified by age, parentage, and pedigree.
Animals registered with ADNAR are identified by a registration number as well as a DNA case number. The registration certificate holds the essential data of the animal, including name, date of birth, parentage, pedigree, color, sex, ownership and ownership history. The full genetic marker report obtained via DNA test is also included on each certificate. This is your animal’s true identity. Registration provides a variety of purposes including proper identification, proof of ownership, age and parental verification, breeding purposes and offspring registry, eligibility to enter shows, competitions, races, futurities, and more. ~~
>>> The American Quarter Horse Registry, or AqHR:
Was originally founded in the late ‘90s as the American Half Quarter Horse Registry. We just recently dropped the ‘half’ to eliminate any negative connotation that may have been previously associated. However, the qualifications remain SIMPLE and the same as they always have: the horse to be registered must be verifiably (via pedigree) a MINIMUM of ½ Quarter Horse. The number of purebred Quarter Horses that are issued certificates through our office is quite significant though.
We have incurred rapid growth over the past several years as the equine world has evolved and we are dedicated to promoting, registering, recording, and preserving the Quarter Horse pedigrees internationally. The AqHR has a close working relationship with the AQHA, including a data share agreement in place and is also well established with the APHA and ApHC.