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ATA Mission

To establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit association of breeders, owners and friends for the promotion and preservation in the Western Hemisphere of the warmblood horse of Trakehner origin; to maintain a public registry of Trakehner horses: to mark, or brand, approved stallions, mares and foals with the Association's corporate seal; to disseminate information to breeders, owners and friends pertaining to the breeding and raising of Trakehner horses: to promote the performance of the Trakehner horse in dressage, three-day eventing, hunting, jumping and driving; and generally do all the things appropriate to encourage a public understanding of the Trakehner horse, its breeding and performance.


ATA Goals

To establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit association of breeders, owners, and friends for the promotion and preservation, in the Western Hemisphere, of the warmblood horse of Trakehner origin.

To maintain a public registry of Trakehner horses.

To mark, or brand, approved stallions, mares and foals with the Association's corporate seal.

To disseminate information to breeders, owners and friends pertaining to the breeding and raising of Trakehner horses.

To promote the performance of the Trakehner horse in dressage, three-day eventing, hunting, jumping, driving and other sporting disciplines.

To encourage a public understanding of the Trakehner horse, its breeding and performance.

Registering Your Foal or Horse with the ATA


Horalas      Leonidas     Windfall

 

Benefits of Registering Your Horse with the ATA:
Registering your Trakehner horse helps to promote the Trakehner breed and is the first step towards future inspection and approval for breeding. Participation in the ATA year end awards program, horse of the year (HOY) or USDF/USEF all-breeds awards requires registration as does the ATA futurity awards program.

Registering your horse provides evidence of lineage which may be helpful in marketing and selling your horse. Many prospective buyers of horses are interested in a horse's individual registration as well as performance awards.


ATA Registry At A Glance:            

The ATA registry has four  books: The  Official Registry Book ( ORB),  the Official Appendix Book (OAB),  the Official Stud Book (OSB) and the Preliminary Stud Book (PSB).

The Official Registry Book (ORB) registers the offspring of approved  Trakehner stallions and qualifying offspring of ATA approved Thoroughbred, Arabian and Shagya stallions. There are 4 divisions of the ORB.

    1. ORB-A / ORB-E is the Purebred  Trakehner division with both parents in the ATA stud book (OSB). The  “A” denotes horses  born in North America. and “E”  designates purebred horses born elsewhere and originally registered  with an approved Trakehner  organization.  Fillies and colts registered in the ORB-A (E) can apply  for inspection to the OSB.

    2. ORB-B is the Anglo Trakehner division. The sire is always an approved Trakehner  stallion (OSB) and the dam is a registered Jockey Club (JC) mare or an ORB-B registered Anglo Trakehner mare. Fillies out of mares, not in the PSB, may  apply for inspection to the PSB. Fillies and colts out of PSB dams (either JC Thoroughbred or ORB-B  registered Anglo-Trakehner mares) may apply for inspection to the OSB.
 
    3. ORB-C is the Arab-Trakehner division. The sire is always an approved Trakehner stallion and  the dam is a registered Arabian,  an Anglo-Arab,  a Shagya or  an  ORB-C registered Arab-Trakehner mare. Fillies out of mares that are not in  the PSB, may apply for inspection  to the PSB. Colts and fillies out of PSB dams  (includes Arabian, Anglo-Arabian, Shagya, or ORB-C registered Arab-Trakehner  mares) may apply for inspection to the OSB.

    4. ORB-D is the part Trakehner division. The sire is always an approved Trakehner stallion and dam can have any pedigree that does not qualify for one of the other divisions or books.  Fillies and colts registered in Division D are not eligible for the PSB or OSB.

 The Official Appendix book (OAB) registers horses with at least 50% Trakehner blood that are not eligible for ORB registration. There are 5 divisions in the OAB.

    1. OAB-A horses have an OSB sire and a dam  that is registered in ORB-A(E) . The dam has not been inspected for the OSB, but is eligible for inspection. Fillies in this registry may apply for OSB inspection.

    2. OAB-B horses have a JC registered sire (not inspected or approved for the ATA stud book) and the dam is an OSB mare. Fillies may apply for PSB inspection .

    3. OAB-C horses have a registered Arabian, Anglo-Arabian or Shagya sire (not inspected or approved for the ATA stud book) and the dam is an OSB mare. Fillies may apply for PSB inspection.

    4. OAB-D horses do not qualify for registration in any other ATA book or division and have at least 50% Trakehner blood.  The sire and dam can have any combination of Trakehner bloodlines as long as the pedigree is 50% Trakehner.  Offspring of all non-approved ORB-A (E) Trakehner stallions are always registered in OAB-D. Neither colts nor fillies registered in OAB-D are eligible for OSB or PSB.

    5. OAB-E horses are imported, registered in the German Stutbuch  or Stutbuch 11 (not Haupstutbuch), and do not qualify for the ORB.  The ATA bylaws outline complete requirements of this division of the OAB.

The Official Stud Book (OSB) has two divisions: OSB-A is for horses foaled in North America and OSB-E is for horses foaled elsewhere, and originally registered with an approved Trakehner organization.  All horses in the OSB have been inspected and accepted for breeding. Colts may apply to the OSB at age 2 or older. Fillies may apply to the OSB at age 3 or older.  The sire is always an approved Trakehner stallion with ATA or a daughter organization OR an ATA approved Thoroughbred, Arabian, or Shagya stallion inspected and accepted for the OSB (see complete ATA bylaws to see restrictions on breeding to approved blood stallions). The dam is an OSB mare or an approved PSB mare.

The Preliminary Stud Book (PSB) includes  inspected and accepted Thoroughbred (JC) mares, registered Arabian, Shagya, and Anglo-Arab mares,  ORB-B registered Anglo-Trakehner mares  and  ORB-C registered Arab-Trakehner mares. Fillies  and mares may apply for PSB inspection at age 3 or older. Colts and fillies out of PSB mares by approved Trakehner stallions, may be apply for OSB inspection.
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The ATA website has complete bylaws that supply all the details of registration. The ATA web site also has a FAQs section that answers many registration procedure questions. A registration application can be created online or if necessary, downloaded from the ATA web site.

All Trakehner horses registered with NATA numbers, which begin with  GRB, are fully registered with the ATA. Contact the ATA office to determine their corresponding ATA book and division.


Registration Process:
A DNA typing kit will be sent from the ATA Office once the registration fee and the appropriate paperwork have been received. Obtain a tail hair sample from the foal (it must include the roots of the hair). The parentage of all horses registered with the ATA must be verified by DNA typing. If the dam has not been DNA typed, then a sample will need to be submitted from her as well. Parentage verification through DNA typing must be performed before a foal’s registration can be completed.

Once all required information has been received & registration is completed, the foal’s registration papers are mailed from the ATA Office. All fillies, colts and gelded weanlings are entered into the appropriate Registry book (full Trakehner, anglo/arab trakehner or part-Trakehner). "Original Stud Book" or approved breeding entries are made when the mares are presented for inspection at three years of age or older and stallions are presented for inspection at two years of age or older. Stallion breeding registration (after approval) is final after a stallion completes his performance test requirements. Instructions for Registering Your Horse:

Online Registration Application (instructions will be given as you go through the online application

 

photos are from left to right: Horalas *Pg*, Leonidas *Pg*, and Windfall *Pg*

American Trakehner Association, 1536 W. Church St., Newark, OH 43055 Ph: 740-344-1111, Fax: 740-344-3225