APSL Horse Registration



USLA registers Lusitano horses with APSL, the Portuguese registry for the Pure Blood Lusitano horse. If your horse is already registered with APSL, you do not need to register the horse here. USLA recognizes all Lusitano horses which are registered wtih APSL with no action from the owner. Please let us know if you have questions.

Additionally, USLA has no relationship with IALHA, which previously held the APSL protocol in the US and Canada. If you started the APSL registration process with IALHA, but the process was not completed, please let us know so that we may assist you more effectively.

Breeders:

  • Note that breeders are expected to register foals before they are one year old. USLA is offering a grace period at this time whereby older horses may be registered.
  • Please enter all of your foals for the year in one or more of these forms.
  • Note that both parents must be registered with APSL and posess LA numbers for the foal to be registered.
  • Foal names must begin with the designated letter for the year. The names of foals born in 2021 must begin with "R". Full naming list is found HERE.
  • Note that a horses' registration is not complete until the Horse Diagram form has been filled out by the veterinarian and the veterinarian has collect the DNA sample and submitted it according to instructions on the horse diagram form.
  • DNA parentage MUST be verified and the horse MUST have a microchip. You may supply your own microchips (with approval) or they can be purchased through our online store.
  • You will receive your registration papers by mail.

Owners:

  • If you have purchased a horse that is eligible for registration with APSL, USLA will assist you in this process.
  • Note that regardless of how long you have owned the horse, APSL rules dictate that the breeder is the first owner of the horse. In order for the horse to leave the breeder's name, a transfer of ownership form MUST be completed. Transfer of ownership form can be found HERE.
  • Note that both parents must be registered with APSL and posess LA numbers for the foal to be registered.
  • Foal or Horse names must begin with the designated letter for the year. The names of foals born in 2021 must begin with "R". Full naming list is found HERE.
  • Note that a horses' registration submission is not complete until the Horse Diagram form has been filled out by the veterinarian and the veterinarian has collect the DNA sample and submitted it according to instructions on the horse diagram form.
  • DNA parentage MUST be verified and the horse MUST have a microchip. You may supply your own microchip (with approval) or one can be purchased through our online store.
  • You will receive your registration papers by mail.