Welcome to the American Half Quarter Horse Registry, and thanks for your interest!!
We represent members and horses all over the United States and Canada and are one
of the fastest growing registries in the horse world today!!
With the huge popularity of the American Quarter Horse, and its tremendous versatility,
it has only been natural for breeders to cross their quarter horses with other breeds.
The temperament and athleticism of the American Quarter horse along with its beautiful
conformation and gorgeous colors, which can be passed on to these outcrosses, makes
the results both unique and special.
Everyone likes to know as much as possible about a horse they are buying or own,
and there is no better way to know the characteristics of a horse, than to know
its breeding, which, in a nutshell, tells what to expect of it, both physically
While the Quarter-Grade cross is the most common, some of the other most popular
are, the Quarter-Arab, the Quarter-Morgan, the Quarter-Saddlebred, the Quarter-Appaloosa
and the Quarter-Paint. Still others include the Quarter-Clydesdale, the Quarter-Haflinger,
the Quarter-Percheron, the Quarter-Standardbred, and the Quarter-Walking Horse.
Horses that are eligible for registration must have at least one parent registered
with the American Quarter Horse Association. If the other parent is of unregistered
parentage, this horse will be designated as Quarter/Grade. (QG)
A ¾ bred Quarter Horse, is a horse with one fully registered Quarter Horse parent,
and one registered Half-Quarter Horse parent.
Carrying this logic to the next step, a horse with one full blooded and one ¾ blooded
parent would be eligible to be registered as a 7/8 bred Quarter Horse.
A horse with each of its parents being fully registered, but with different breed
registries, is characterized and registered as a distinct cross, such as Quarter/Morgan,
(QM) or Quarter/Arab, (QA).
Every horse receives a permanent number, with the relevant breed designation.
If you find a discrepancy, or have a question about the eligibility of your horse
please feel free to e-mail your inquiry to the office, at email@example.com.
The AHQHR office