While the CRHA Board of Directors reserves unto itself the final decision of whether any
particular horse may be registered with the Colorado Ranger Horse Assn., Inc. as a general
guide to the members and the Executive Secretary, the following minimum criteria are
established to be met by any horse for which application for registry is made.
There is NO COLOR REQUIREMENT OR RESTRICTIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY.
B-DECENT FROM FOUNDATION STOCK:
Any horse that traces in an unbroken line of descent from either of the two (2) foundation
stallions, PATCHES #1-Z and/or MAX #2-Z is generally eligible to register although the
Board of Directors by resolution from time to time may reject from the studbooks any horse
they, by simple majority vote, feel to be undesirable for CRHA registration. In the past the
CRHA Board had admitted certain bloodlines to the registry but in 1988 the Board voted to
drop the admitted clause from the CRHA By-Laws.
The following breeds or Registered horses may be deemed acceptable outcrosses and may
be used in a CRHA Breeding Program:
The American Jockey Club
The Appaloosa Horse Club (USA)
The Apploosa Horse Club of Canada
The Arabian Horse Registry
The American Quarter Horse Association
The Ara-App Association
International Colored Appaloosa Association (with reservations)
With the ICAA the reservations being: When first chartered, the ICAA allowed outcrosses that
are not a part of the CRHA Acceptable Outcross List and the CRHA will not register these animals
unless they meet the hardship clause. Any other ICAA registered horse is acceptable with
proof of parentage.
+Any mare or stallion used in a CRHA Breeding Program must be from the CRHA Registry or
an Acceptable Outcross Registry, must be registered with a recorded pedigree in a registry
listed or show both parents' recorded pedigrees in stud books from the accectable outcross
list in order for the resulting offspring of the outcross animal and the Rangerhorse to be
considered for admittance to the CRHA Studbooks. Proof of breeding may be required on
any horse through photocopies of existing registration papers, a breeder's certificate, or sworn
affidavit attesting to the pedigree (Responsibility for correctness of pedigree rests solely with
the applicant). Since the ApHC ID and PC horses, The American Quarter Horse Assn. Appendix
and the Arabian Horse Club Registry part-blooded horses are not a part of their parent Breeders
regular books, photocopies of these certificates clearly showing that both parents are part of
the specific registry outcross breeds must be provided with application for registration for the
offspring. The ruling of half-blooded animals being acceptable is: The outcross animal being
used can be Half-Quarter/Half Thoroughbred, Half-Arabian/Half Appaloosa, etc., with proof of
such. Animals not meeting these pedigree requirements may be applied for and can only be
registered after unanimous vote of the CRHA Board of Directors. Contact the CRHA Home
Office for further information.
D-PONY AND DRAFT HORSE BLOODLINES:
Horses of known Draft and/or Pony parentage within the last five (5) generations are
ineligible for registration with the CRHA.
E-HORSES WITH PAINT OR PINTO BREEDING:
Horses of known Pinto and/or Paint parentage within the last five (5) generations are
ineligible for registration with the CRHA.
F-HORSES WITH DOUBLE ASTERISK:
All horses currently registered with the CRHA who carry an (**) preceding their names in the
CRHA Studbooks and on their registration papers must be bred to a CRHA Bloodhorse for
the resulting foal to meet the registration requirements of the CRHA.
G-ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, SEMEN TRANSPORT AND EMBRYO TRANSPLANTS:
Colorado Rangers/Rangerbreds conceived through artificial insemination, semen transport,
or embryo transplants are elegible for registration with proof of parentage.
H-ALL HORSES WHO DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA, but do trace to Max or Patches
through at least one unbroken line may apply for registration. Acceptance into the Registry
must be approved by a unanimous vote of the CRHA Board of Directors. Photos of
unregistered parent/s must accompany the application.
All applications for registration MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONE (1) PHOTOGRAPH; side
view-showing all 4 legs and face markings. If the photo does not show all markings clearly,
additional photos should be submitted and may be required by the CRHA Executive Secretary.
Note: Legs must be apart as to show all four and their markings and the head is to face the
camera to show the complete face of the animal being applied for. PLEASE FOLLOW THESE
GUIDELINES WHEN APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION. Also scars and brands MUST BE NOTED
ON THE REGISTRATION APPLICATION.
All applications MUST CONTAIN A COMPLETE PEDIGREE OF THE HORSE/S APPLIED FOR,
INCLUDING CRHA AND OTHER BREED INFORMATION (the outcrosses are often very hard
to procure, therefore, please try to have all CRHA and ApHC pedigree included); Numbers of
Sire, Dam, Grandsire, Granddam, etc. ON YOUR APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION, YOU WILL
FIND A PEDIGREE BRACKET (reverse). PLEASE COMPLETE IT TO THE BEST OF YOUR
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY. If you are at a loss for some of the ApHC numbers and parentage,
the ApHC can be contacted at: 1-800-729-9869. If the Arabian, Thoroughbred, Quarter, etc.
lines are incomplete, that is how your registration papers will read. If you have made no attempt
to complete this section of the application, your papers will be held at the home office until the
pedigree is properly completed. We do realize that not all applicants have access to Stud Books
and will overlook some of the incomplete spaces, but if no effort has been made to complete
(such as blank or only 1 generation completed) the registration will be delayed until you have
made an effort to meet your registration obligation.
An application for registration of a CRHA horse must be accompanied by the proper fees
and they must be paid prior to issuance of the certificate of registration. For active members
in good standing, at least one member on the owner line must be an active (dues paid for
current year) member of the CRHA.
The cost of first year membership with CRHA is $25.00. ($20 annual dues plus $5 initiation fee)
Further household members fee is $10.00 ($5 annual fee plus $5 initiation fee). If renewing a
membership, the cost is $15 for the first household member and $5 for any further members.
Youth membership is $5 (if there is an adult dues-paying member in the household) or $10 if
the youth is the only household member. To participate in any of the Programs, added Program
fees MUST BE PAID.
A Complimentary Membership through the end of the calendar year is given
with all first time non-member registrations or inactive members. The following
year, you must RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP in order to remain an active member.
NEW MEMBERSHIP FEES:
First or Single Household NEW Adult Member $25.00
Second or more NEW Household Adult Member $10.00
First NEW Household Youth Member $10.00
Second or Further Household Youth Member $5.00
First or Single Household Adult Member Renewal $20.00
Second or Further Household Adult Member Renewal $5.00
First or Single Household Youth Member Renewal $10.00
Second or Further Household Youth Member Renewal $5.00
TO PARTICIPATE IN CRHA PROGRAMS & SHOW AT THE CRHA NATIONAL SHOW,
YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER & YOUR HORSE MUST BE CRHA REGISTERED!
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