How to Register


Application for Registration

Please complete the Horse Registration Form and post or email to the Registrar together with the applicable registration fees. Photos should be emailed as detailed below. It is no longer a requirement to have your horse DNA tested, (unless requested by the Registrar) DNA is optional and this can be completed by submitting the DNA Form and hair sample. Please allow 90 days for your registration to be processed in DNA is being completed. This is due to the delays involved in processing the DNA information. DNA requests are sent to Massey University. Once the Registrar has received your Horse Registration Form and has confirmed that the information is complete and accurate including DNA Form, Hairs, Photos and Fees you will be issued with a registration number. All registrations not requiring DNA testing will be processed and you will receive a link to view your horses file on the Online registry. This can be printed off as needed and used for proof of Registration.

Photo Requirements 

Horses must be reasonably clean and mud free. Horses must be standing and not moving. Photos must show ALL of the horse including the hooves and the ears, nose and tail. Horses can be wearing a halter or bridle but nothing else. No ribbons, sashes, number holders, tail bags, covers, saddles or any other strapping is permitted. Clear photos must be provided. Photos must be able to be reproduced at least 10cm x 10cm size. Blurry or very crooked pictures will not be accepted. Pictures must be emailed in .jpg or .jpeg format only. We do not accept .tiff, .giff or any other application specific alternative format. The email must clearly state the owner of the horse and the name of the horse in the subject line. The name of the horse must match what was stated on the Application for Registration. Photos must not include any other horses in the picture. This includes young stock who should be photographed without the dam in the photo. Three photos are required showing:- The left side of the horse The right side of the horse Front of the face with the forelock pulled back Photos must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DNA Requirements 

As above - DNA testing is now Optional and is no longer a requirement for registration (Unless requested by the Registrar) If you would like the to include DNA testing, please submit the the DNA Form and hair sample to the registrar along with the registration forms. The original copy of the DNA report will be forwarded back to you as the owner of the horse and the ASANZ will keep a copy. ASANZ uses Massey University for DNA testing.

Horses are accepted for registration on the basis of proof of registration with an approved registry (ie ASPC, AMHR, NZMHA) showing proof of Sire/Dam. 


The appropriate fees must be included with the Horse Registration Form. Please provide payment via Internet banking only and use the correct reference. Please do not send us cash.

The Registration Fee is given in two options - excluding DNA or including DNA. Please refer to the Fees page for the correct fees.