REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES
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The Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. will issue registration papers to any stallion, mare or gelding who meets the eligibility requirements and is duly presented in accordance with correct procedures as listed below.

  • The Spanish-Norman Horse blends the genes of the Andalusian, Lusitano or S/P and the Percheron of France exclusivelyNo other Iberian or draft cross bred horses are eligible for registration as a Spanish-Norman. Unless officially registered with the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, a horse cannot be identified or advertised as a Spanish-Norman. In order to protect prospective new owners and buyers, even if a horse meets the eligibility requirements for registration, they must be identified and advertised as an Iberian/Draft cross until official papers are issued.
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    star-icon NOTE TO BUYERS: When considering the purchase of a horse that is being advertised as a Spanish-Norman, please contact the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry to verify that the horse is officially registered, and that chain of ownership is up-to-date before buying. We cannot guarantee that post-purchase registration or transfer of ownership is possible unless these conditions are met.
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  • To be eligible for registration as a Spanish-Norman a horse must have at least 50% Andalusian blood and have been sired by a nominated Foundation Sire.
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  • The sire of a first generation Spanish-Norman must be an Andalusian, Lusitano or S/P stallion on the Foundation Sires List. The Registry approves all stallions who are duly registered with the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association, the PRE or Pure Raza Española, Spain. At present there are Andalusian stallions located across the United States, in Canada, Germany, and England that have been registered as foundation sires of the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc. A photo and registration documentation with pedigree must be provided. The Foundation Sire Nomination Form is available for download HERE.
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  • The dam of a first generation Spanish-Norman must be a purebred Percheron mare that is registered with the Percheron Horse Association of American, the Canadian Percheron Association, the British Percheron Horse Society, or the Société Hippique Percheronne de France. Registration papers with pedigrees and photos are required. Producing mares cannot be participating in any type of Premarin program, nor can they be covered by more than one stallion during a breeding season (as in a pasture breeding, herd type situation).
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  • Second generation Spanish-Normans are eligible for registration provided they carry at least 50% Andalusian, Lusitano or S/P blood with the remainder to be exclusively Percheron.
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  • Spanish-Norman horses are eligible for registration with the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association as Half-Andalusian and are eligible to compete as such in shows sponsored by I.A.L.H.A.
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  • An official Registration Application Form, Breeding Certificate Report, and photos must be submitted before a registration certificate will be issued.
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  • All corresponding fees must be paid: Birth to six month – $55.00 USD; seven months to one year – $75.00 USD; over one year – $100.00 USD.
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  • All transfers of ownership require submission of the official, signed certificate of registration, Ownership Transfer Form and the transfer fee of $50.00 USD before an updated certification of registration will be issued.
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    star-icon NOTE TO BUYERS: When considering the purchase of a horse that is being advertised as a Spanish-Norman, please contact the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry to verify that the horse is officially registered, and that chain of ownership is up-to-date before buying. We cannot guarantee that post-purchase registration or transfer of ownership is possible unless these conditions are met.
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  • Fees are payable by check, credit card via PayPal, or money order in U.S. Dollars to the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry, Inc.

Some Notes from the Registrar…

The Spanish-Norman Horse Registry makes every effort to ensure that Registration and Transfers of Ownership procedures are accurate and timely. Our registration regulations mandate that every step in the ownership chain be documented back to the original owner. Buying a horse is similar to buying a car or a house, and it’s imperative that you have a “clear title”. Following are some suggestions that we hope will make your selling and buying experiences pleasant and uneventful. If in doubt about anything, please contact us and we’ll try to guide you in the right direction.

Sellers… Follow through with transferring the ownership of any horse you sell! Depending on the state, province or country you live in, if a horse you sell has not been transferred from your name to the new owner, you might find yourself legally responsible and liable if that horse were to hurt someone. The courts would see that you are the current owner of record, not the person in actual possession of the horse.

Buyers… Make sure the horse you are buying is in fact the horse being advertised for sale! Take the time to contact the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry to verify that the horse you’re considering is officially registered and that chain of ownership is up-to-date. Do not finalize the sale unless you are positive these conditions have been met, and the seller issues an official Transfer of Ownership Certificate to you at the time of purchase. Protect yourself, legally and emotionally, by making No Exceptions!  Once the sale is complete, be sure the horse you buy gets transferred into your name in a timely manner by sending your paperwork and fees to the registry for processing. Unless you are the current owner of record, we cannot register any offspring of that horse in your name. Also, you will not be eligible for awards through any registry or organization if the horse is not officially in your name.

Breeders… Make sure your mare’s paperwork is in order and check the registration and eligibility status of any stallion you’re considering breeding to BEFORE you breed your mare! Verify that the owner of record is the person who has physical possession of these horses. Check with the Spanish-Norman Horse Registry to make sure the stallion you’re considering is officially a Nominated Foundation Sire. If it turns out he isn’t, it’s easy to remedy. Either you or the stallion owner can pay the nomination fee that makes his offspring eligible for registration. (Hint: It’s MUCH easier to take care of this before breeding your mare, rather than taking a chance you miss the yearly deadline for submission of the breeding certificates!) Be diligent in keeping track of breeding dates and make sure the paperwork gets sent to the registry. Once the foal is born, get the registration process started ASAP.

Stallion Owners… If your horse is a nominated Foundation Sire, make sure the information we have on file is up-to-date and current! Please fill out and sign the Breeding Report Form [Stallion Service Certificate] and give to mare owner. If you have a website, photo or video you’d like displayed on the Spanish-Norman site, we’re more than happy to help you promote your horse for breeding by including that information in our Foundation Sires Directory.