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Registering a HorseIn order to be defined as a Pure Blood Lusitano or PSL (Puro Sangue Lusitano) both parents must be registered/inscribed with the APSL (Associação Portuguesa de Criadores do Cavalo Puro Sangue Lusitano). Both parents must have a Breeders Section (LA) number. If one or both parents do not have a Breeders Section (LA) number your horse is NOT able to be registered as a Pure Blood Lusitano. If you are having trouble finding this information, please contact our registry office for further assistance.
Once you have obtained both sire and dam’s Breeders Section (LA) 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 profile and parentage verification by UC Davis or Alter Real Laboratory is required. Test kits can be requested from USLA through our online store. DNA profile 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. You will need the Breeders Section number (LA) and the NIN number for both sire and dam when completing your request. It is very important to provide the correct name and identity number when ordering your test, otherwise parentage will come back as “NOT qualified as an offspring from this sire and dam” and registration cannot be completed. You may supply your own DNA parentage verification with USLA approval. Please see our FAQ page for DNA requirements when submitting your own.
Microchip IdentificationIn order to register a Lusitano for the first time with APSL, the horse must be microchipped with an APSL compliant microchip. Microchips can be ordered through our USLA online store. If you choose not to purchase a microchip through USLA and have purchased your own, please make sure they are ISO compliant. If you have placed a non-compliant microchip or you have purchased a horse that has non- compliant microchip, you will be required to place another microchip that is compliant. To avoid this please see our FAQ page for microchip requirements.
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.
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.