The Buckskin color is found in all types of equines, and for this reason, all types are eligible for registration. There are no citizenship requirements for membership and horses from all over the world can be registered with the ABRA, Inc.
ABRA registers ponies, miniature horses, and mules in a separate section of the registry.
Ponies, miniature horses, and mules may not compete in horse classes, but they will follow the rules and regulations as outlined in the horse section for their respective classes unless otherwise stated in the official ABRA Handbook.
Horses must be at least 56 inches (14 hands) at four (4) years of age.
Horses under 56 inches (14 hands) will be a part of the pony section. They will follow rules and regulations in the horse section of the ABRA Rule Book unless stated otherwise.
Horses measuring 38" or less, at the last mane hair, will be put in the Miniature Horse section. They will follow rules and regulations in the Miniature / Pony section of the ABRA rule book unless otherwise stated.
ABRA registers light horses, not draft horses. For this provision, a draft horse shall be any horse which because of its weight, conformation or bone structure, is fitted for heavy work.
You may register horses, minis, ponies, and mules with the ABRA by filling out the ABRA Registration Application and providing proper photos.
2019 Registration Changes
Prior to Jan 1, 2019, all stallions and mares were registered in the Tentative Registry. Stallions had to sire twelve (12) foals and Mares had to produce three (3) foals registered in the Tentative or Permanent Registry before they were advanced to the Permanent Registry.
As of January 1, 2019, all horses will be registered in the Regular Registry if they meet the ABRA color requirements. All horses will also become eligible to be awarded a High Producing Certificate.
Any horse with Tentative or Permanent Registry on their Registration Certificate can show in any ABRA approved class.
You can upgrade your Tentative or Permanent Registration Certificate to Regular Registry for a fee of $25.00 and completing a Certificate Request paperwork. You must include your original Registration Certificate with this paperwork.
ABRA accepts horses with white marking on their head and legs, provided the white markings fall within these parameters:
On the legs, the white must not exceed the center of the knee on the front legs or the center of the hock on the hind legs.
White marking on the horses face must not extend past a line dropped from the center of the horse's ear to the corner of his mouth.
White is allowed on the horse's chin but may not exceed a line drawn from one corner of the mouth to the other.