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The term “Breeder” applies to the owner or lessee of the named Dam at the time of foaling.  The Breeder is responsible for CSHA registration or Colt Notification of the Foal.

All horses (except geldings) must be DNA tested: Request for DNA Parentage Verification. This rule applies to all horses entering the Mare (Filly) and Stallion Registers. The Rule will not apply to horses entering the non-breeding register.

General
It is not necessary to be a Member of the CSHA in order to register and have an entry in the Stud Book. However, fully paid up Members of the Association enjoy preferential fees.

Every animal must have a registered prefix. If new breeders do not already have a prefix, please contact the CSHA Secretary to ensure your chosen Prefix has not been previously registered.   Complete the Application for Registration of Prefix and submit the onetime fee. Duplication of names is not permitted and numerical symbols are not allowed.

All details of the Certificate of ID must be fully completed, and the written description and the sketch must agree. The Certificate of Id must comply with the FEI Identification of Horses as identified on the Canadian Inspection Agency website.

To register a Stallion - The CSHA Veterinarian Stallion Inspection form must be printed, completed and signed by a Veterinarian. The completed form may be scanned and emailed to the Registrar by the Veterinarian’s office.  All Colts must be inspected by a qualified Veterinarian to ensure they comply with the “Breed Standard”, prior to being issued a Stallion Registration.  Please provide a copy of the Breed Standard and FEI Identification of Horses to your Veterinarian. 

A completed Stallion Service Report must be on file from the owner of the animal’s Sire.

The Canadian Shire Horse Association recognizes as purebred:  Any Shire that is fully registered in the Studbook of the Canadian Shire Horse Association (CSHA), The Shire Horse Society (SHS), the American Shire Horse Association (ASHA)or any progeny of these same Shires.

To Register a Purebred Shire – Female

  • The Application for Registration form must be completed by the Breeder (owner of the Dam at time of foaling).

  • The Certificate of Identification must be completed and signed by a Veterinarian. The completed form may be scanned and emailed to the Registrar by the Veterinarian’s Office.

  • Complete the Request for DNA Parentage Verification Kit.  This kit, with instructions for completion, will be emailed to you.  Include hair sample as directed and mail to Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.  The result will be emailed to the CSHA Secretary.

  •  A completed Stallion Service Report must be on file from the owner of the animal’s Sire.

  • The following fees must be submitted with the Application:

  Non-Members Members

Female animals Registered before Dec 31 of the foaling year 

$40 $20
Female animals Registered between Jan 1 and Dec 31 of the yearling year   $100 $50
Female animals Registered after Dec 31 of the yearling year   $400 $200
DNA Kit   $60 $60

Register Purebred Shire: Female



To Notify a Purebred Shire Colt

  • The Application for Registration form must be completed by the Breeder (owner of the Dam at time of foaling).

  • The Certificate of Identification must be completed.  Veterinarian signature is not required. The completed form may be scanned and emailed to the Registrar by the Veterinarian’s Office.

  • A completed Stallion Service Report must be on file from the owner of the animal’s Sire.

  • The following fees must be submitted with the Application: 

  Non-Members Members

Male animals Notified before Dec 31 of the foaling year  

$20 $10
Male animals Notified after Dec 31 of the foaling year   $40 $20

Notify Purebred Shire Colt



To Register a Purebred Shire – Stallion

  • The Application for Registration form must be completed by the Breeder (owner of the Dam at time of foaling).

  • The Certificate of Identification must be completed and signed by a Veterinarian. The completed form may be scanned and emailed to the Registrar by the Veterinarian’s Office.

  • Complete the Request for DNA Parentage Verification Kit.  This kit, with instructions for completion, will be emailed to you.  Include hair sample as directed and mail to Veterinary Genetics Laboratory.  The result will be emailed to the CSHA Secretary.

  • Enclose the original CSHA Certificate of Colt Notification and ID Certificate if previously Notified.

  • The CSHA Veterinarian Stallion Inspection form must be printed, completed and signed by a Veterinarian. The completed form may be scanned and emailed to the Registrar by the Veterinarian’s office.  All Colts must be inspected by a qualified Veterinarian to ensure they comply with the “Breed Standard”, prior to being issued a Stallion Registration.  Please provide a copy of the Breed Standard and FEI Identification of Horses to your Veterinarian. 

  • A completed Stallion Service Report must be on file from the owner of the animal’s Sire.

  • The following fees must be submitted with the Application: 

  Non-Members Members

Male animals inspected and approved for Stallion registration Prior to Dec 31 of the two year old year and previously Notified  

$40 $20
Male animals inspected and approved for Stallion registration Prior to Dec 31 of the two year old year and not previously Notified    $100 $50
Male animals inspected and approved for Stallion registration After Dec 31 of the two year old year and previously Notified $100 $50
Male animals inspected and approved for Stallion registration After Dec 31 of the two year old year and not previously Notified  $200 $100
DNA Kit   $60 $60

Register Purebred Shire: Stallion




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