Note: Important steps:
- Create an account on this system and login to that account.
- Fill out the form for the desired service.
- Pay for the service (USLA will not process the requested service until payment is made.)
Once you have obtained both sire and dam’s Breeders Section (LA/LGA) number follow these steps.
*Please keep in mind, all forms have to be sent to Portugal. The process can take a few months to complete and receive your physical papers. We HIGHLY recommend starting this process when horses are 6 months of age or younger. If you are getting your horse registered/inscribed in order to be inspected this process must be started at least 8 months prior or there is no guarantee paperwork will be completed in time for inspection*
DNA Parent VerificationIn order to register a Lusitano for the first time with APSL, DNA profiles and parentage verification by UC Davis and/or Alter Real Laboratory is required. DNA samples must be collected by your veterinarian and submitted with the Horse Diagram form. Your vet is signing off that the horse on the diagram, is the horse the sample was collected from. USLA does not accept outside DNA reports, all new registrations will require DNA testing through USLA. DNA profiles and parentage verification is done by pulling 20 to 30 mane or tail hairs with root follicles intact. Detailed instructions will come with your test kit. It is very important to provide the correct name and identity number of the horses parents, otherwise parentage will come back as “NOT qualified as an offspring from this sire and dam” and registration cannot be completed.
Microchip IdentificationAPSL requires that all horses be uniquely identified with a 15 digit ISO 11784/11785 compliant microchip code. Microchips starting with the prefix 900 cannot be used because these chips could have duplicate numbers. Prior to registration, the microchip number must be read and verified by a veterinarian on the Horse Diagram Form. If your horse has a pre-existing microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant a new compliant microchip may need to be placed. Microchips may be purchased from the USLA online store or purchased independently as long as they are ISO 11784/11785 compliant. Microchips are not currently available to Canada through USLA.
Application for InspectionPlease make sure the following requirements have been met prior to applying for inspection.
*Geldings are not presented for inspection. Inspections are for the approval of breeding stock only.
After completing the Application for Inspection Form members will be contacted by a USLA representative to finalize inspection dates. Breeders may choose to participate in an inspection event with several breeders or host a private inspection arranged by USLA. When participating in an inspection event, the judge fees and expenses will be divided amongst the breeders and prorated depending on the number of horses per breeder. If the breeder chooses to host a private inspection, they will be responsible for all of the judge fees and expenses. Dates for inspections are communicated through USLA newsletters, on the website and on the Facebook events page.