American Morgan Horse Association Board Approves Certificate of Service Grandfather Clause
RELEASE: January 21, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By the AMHA News Desk
On January 18, 2010, upon recommendation from the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) Registry Committee, the following motion was passed by the AMHA Board and goes into effect immediately. This is an addendum to the February 2009 motion removing the Certificate of Service requirement from the registration application, effective January 1, 2010.Certificate of Service Grandfather Clause
All foals born in 2009 and prior will require the stallion owner's signature in the Certificate of Service section of the AMHA Registration Application until January 1, 2011. After January 1, 2011, no registration application will require a stallion owner's signature.
Elimination of Certificate of Service with the addition of the grandfather clause means that for those foals:
• born in 2009 and before: stallion owner signatures are required on registration applications through 2010.
• born in 2010 and thereafter: stallion owner signatures will not be required on registration applications.
• born in any year but registered after January 1, 2011: stallion owner signatures will not be required on registration applications.
The committee understood that stallion owners who had bred mares in 2008 and earlier had filed their Stallion Service Report believing that the Certificate of Service was in place to help resolve any issues that might have occurred after filing the Stallion Service Report. They felt it was important to give those stallion owners an additional year to resolve any outstanding financial issues with respect to these contracted breedings.