Registration Process

You may register online or fill out the PDF Registration Form.

Registration Guidelines:


You may register horses, minis, ponies, and mules with the ABRA by filling out the ABRA Registration Application and providing proper photos. There is ONE application for all ABRA registration types.


You will check your equine type and Regular or Buckskin Breed Registry.

Below list the four sections of the registration application.

Section One - Owner Information
  • Horses must be registered in the exact name(s) as your ABRA membership.

  • Section One information includes the following:

    • Owner's name and signature

    • ABRA membership number

    • Is the owner a youth? DOB of youth

    • Complete mailing address

    • Email

    • Phone

    • Second owner’s name, ABRA #, address, email and phone number

Section Two - Equine Information


  • If the equine is registered with another equine registry, that name must be used and is your only choice to be written in Choice #1.

  • Be sure to give three name choices when completing the registration application if the equine is not registered with another equine registry.

  • Name choices cannot exceed 20 letters and spaces total.

  • You may not duplicate the name of any other equine registered with the registry.

  • If you provide only one name choice and the name has already been taken, there will be a delay in the processing of your certificate.

  • Section Two information includes the following:

    • Foal date

    • State foaled in

    • Gender

    • Color

    • Height in hands

    • Weight in pounds

    • Color of eyes

    • Color of mane & tail

    • Color or legs

    • Hooves; striped or solid

    • Dorsal stripe

    • Leg barring

    • Shoulder stripe or patches

    • White sclera on eyes

    • Name on registration if registered with another equine registry

    • Registry number if registered with another equine registry

    • White markings of face and legs

Section Three - Sire & Dam Information


  • If you are attaching a copy of registration papers from another equine registry, YOU CAN SKIP THIS SECTION.

  • Complete all known information regarding the pedigree of your equine. If unknown, mark unknown.

  • If you are unable to provide ABRA proof of your equine’s pedigree, it will be listed as a “Hardship Clause” (unproven) and the “Identification Photo Fee” will apply to the application and a photo identifying the equine will be placed on the registration certificate. Hardship cases will be registered in the regular registry.

  • Section Three information includes the following:

    • Sire’s & Dam’s name

    • Color of Sire and Dam

    • Sire’s & Dam’s registry

    • Sire’s & Dam’s registry number

    • Sire’s & Dam’s owner at the time of foaling

    • Grand Sire’s & Grand Dam’s name

    • Great Grand Sire’s & Great Grand Dam’s name


Section Four - Photos


  • Four (4) good quality color photos of your equine's body. NO IMAGES OF BODY CLIPPED EQUINE OR SADDLED EQUINES.

  • Take photos in natural light, preferably the morning or late afternoon. Cloudy days are the best days to shoot outside. Direct sunlight around noon is harsh and creates shadows and which will affect the color horse in the picture.

  • The equine should be standing on level ground, posing in an open stance allowing all markings to be seen more clearly.

  • Photos MUST be uploaded even if your equine is registered with another association.

  • Photos must show the equine completely in the following:

    • Left side 

    • Right side

    • Front: Front view photos the forelock should be pulled aside to reveal all facial markings. 

    • Rear

  • Send additional “Dun Factor” photo markings if any are present to determine color eligibility. These photos include:

    •  Dorsal Stripe

    •  Leg Barring

    •  Shoulder Striping 

Photography Tips for Registration:


TAKE PHOTOS IN NATURAL LIGHT (preferably the morning or late afternoon)

  • Cloudy days are the best days to shoot outside. Direct sunlight around noon is harsh and creates shadows and which will affect the color horse in the picture.


  • Make sure your photos are in focus and the photos are high resolution. Low resolutions photos may not be accepted.


  • Avoid taking pictures with a cluttered background or additional people or horses. Find a one-color background area. Examples may include using a large barn as your backdrop or a green pasture, etc. 

  • Always have the horse on level ground that clearly displays the hooves and white markings.


  • When taking a photo of your horse, fill your frame fully with your subject matter, your horse. Avoid taking photos far away.

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Phone 918.936.4707

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