Can I register my Pinto with the Independent Pinto Horse Society inc?

If your pony, galloway or horse has a broken colored coat pattern you can apply for registration with the Independent Pinto Horse Society. For FOUNDATION PINTO see below.

(to register you must be a current financial member or a membership application must accompany your registration application/s if becoming a new member)

All membership and registration applications will have to pass committee approval before acceptance.

Registered horses may only be exhibited by a financial member; either the owner, associate member or another financial member

The original Australian Pinto was primarily a light ridden type horse that was based on breeds considered suitable as a riding type. These acceptable breeds included Thoroughbred, Stock Horse, Paint, Quarter Horse, Station Bred, Arab, Australian Pony, Riding Pony, Shetland, Miniature etc. Build varied from finer hack type to the slightly heavier boned hunter type but remained consistent with a light horse type.  

 

The IPHS recognizes the growing changes of the Pinto in Australia and invites applications for registration of all horses that have a broken colored coat pattern.

Horses of unknown breeding, Standardbred and Heavy Horses are all welcome to apply; as with all applications registration will be at the discretion of the committee, you may be required to submit video footage and or a veterinary report before final approval.

Each horse must be free from hereditary defects.         

Typical Pinto Characteristics;

The presence of the lesser color on the legs above the knees and hocks.

Apron face.

White on jaw.

Pink skin under white hairs and/or a blue zone between white hair and other color present.

Two colored mane or tail (not flaxen).

White under belly which extends into view

What Horses are ineligible for Pinto registration?

Horses with Appaloosa, Spotted, Palouse or Pintaloosa characteristics are not eligible for registration, horses developing such characteristics after registration will be de-registered. Pintaloosas have their own registry with IPHS.

Some horses may not be approved for registration should they exhibit undesirable conformation faults, insufficient white etc - each horse is assessed individually. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR ALL HORSES:

HORSES & PONIES 12 MONTHS or LESS - MUST FOAL REGISTER for COLT, FILLY or GELDING

Foal Registration must apply for registration by mail to the Committee.

Four (4) photos must accompany the application with the fee per foal.

A copy of a service certificate of proof of mating or copy of registration certificate from a respective breed association must accompany the registration (only if applicable)

 

HORSES & PONIES 12 MONTHS – 2 YEARS

May either Foal Register Colts, Fillies or Geldings but will be required to upgrade to adult registration before obtaining the age of 4 years OR may apply for adult registration from 12 months of age. Colts must be upgraded prior to breeding.

 

HORSES & PONIES 2 YEARS AND OLDER

All horses and ponies must apply for registration by mail to the Committee.

Colts must be upgraded prior to breeding.

Four (4) photos must accompany the application with the appropriate fee per application.

 

STALLIONS 

Unregistered Stallions (or stallions that are not registered with a recognized breed Society/ Association) will be required to supply a current Veterinary Certificate of soundness and registration application form

Four (4) photos must accompany the application with the appropriate fee per stallion.

 

Stallions that are registered and upgraded with another Breed Association will not be required to send a new Veterinary Certificate with the IPHS registration application but must provide a copy of the relevant registration certificate from its respective breed association.                                                               

Four (4) photos must accompany the application with the appropriate fee per stallion.

 

MARES

Four (4) photos must accompany the application with the appropriate fee per Mare.

A copy of registration certificate from its respective breed association must accompany the registration

(If applicable)

GELDINGS

Four (4) photos must accompany the application with the appropriate fee per Gelding.

A copy of registration certificate from its respective breed association must accompany the registration

(If applicable)

 

UPGRADE OF REGISTRATION

All Foal recorded registrations must be upgraded to adult registration before obtaining the age of 4 years.                                                                                                                                                               Please return foal recorded registration certificates when upgrading.

COLT

Colts being upgraded to Stallion status must send in a Stallion Upgrade form with Veterinary Certificate of Soundness.                       

Please send four (4) new photos with two photos signed by Veterinary Surgeon, return foal registration papers and include the upgrade fee.

Colts that have been upgraded with another Breed Association will not be required to send a new Veterinary Certificate with the IPHS registration application but must provide a copy of the relevant upgraded status from its respective breed association.

 

Colts which are gelded - must send in a Notice of Gelding form completed by vet.

Please send four (4) new photos, and return Colt registration papers to the association with the upgrade form and fee.

 

FILLY

Fillies being upgraded to Mare - please send Mare Upgrade form.

Please send four (4) new photos, and return Filly registration papers to the association with the upgrade form and fee.

 

GELDING 

Foal Recorded Geldings will also be required to upgrade to Adult status, please send Gelding Upgrade form.

Please send four (4) new photos, and return Gelding Foal registration papers to the association with the upgrade form and fee.

 

New Adult certificates will be issued after all fees, forms, photos and paperwork is submitted to the Society.

If parentage cannot be proven DO NOT fill out Sire & Dam sections – your registration certificate will be issued with ‘UNRECORDED’ in these sections.

FOUNDATION REGISTRATION

Our 'Foundation' register has been set up to record Pinto progeny that missed out on Pinto markings for regular Pinto registry.

Proof of at least one Pinto parent will be required.
Solid colored geldings with at least one pinto parent may also apply for this registration - it is still a valuable record of breeding.
Foundation registered Pintos will be ineligible to compete in pinto classes unless 'foundation pinto' classes are available at any show or event.

4 photos, supporting documentation and the appropriate fee must accompany the Foundation Registration application.

**DNA documentation - if you can supply DNA documentation from a recognized animal genetics  provider it will be taken into account when submitting an application for Foundation registration. 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT WITH A WORK ORDER FORM

*Please be aware that some states have specific requirements regards Pinto memberships and registrations - participation in some Pinto shows may be restricted to a particular assn/society and some Pinto assns/societies may not recognize another pinto society/assn registration if it does not meet their specifications. IPHS recommends checking the rules for any Pinto Show you may consider attending in case there may be restrictions/exclusions.