Iowa Bred Program
Horse & Dog Breeding
Wallace State Office Building
502 E. 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Department of Agriculture Quarter Horse Division
21-62.30(99D) Iowa quarter horse stallion requirements. To qualify as an Iowa quarter horse stallion, a stallion must be certified by and registered with the department.
62.30(1) No person shall be issued an Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate who is not a bona fide resident.
62.30(2) All Iowa registered quarter horse stallions must meet one of the following qualifications:
a. Stallions that have previously bred a mare in any state must have residency in Iowa from January 1 through December 31 of the first year of service as a registered Iowa stallion. Further all stallions meeting this residency requirement must be registered with the department as a registered Iowa stallion the year prior to standing.
b. Stallions that have not previously bred a mare in any state must have residency in Iowa from its registration with the department as a registered Iowa stallion through December 31 of the year of registration.
62.30(3) Any false information submitted by applicant for an Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate shall be grounds for denial of registration and certification.
21.62.31(99D) Notification requirements. The owner or owner’s authorized representative must give immediate notification to the department if the stallion leaves the state. If the stallion leaves the state before August 1 for breeding purposes, the Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate will be invalidated. Subsequently, if the owner(s) wishes to return the stallion to service in Iowa, the original application procedure will be required. If an Iowa registered stallion is moved within Iowa to stand at another location, the department must be notified before the stallion is offered for service at the new Iowa location. If an Iowa registered stallion is moved, temporarily, to another state for medication, its certification will remain valid as long as the department if properly notified.
21.62.32(99D) Stallion qualification and application procedure. To qualify a stallion as an Iowa registered stallion, the owner is required to complete the application for an Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate and forward it to the Horse Racing Section, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Wallace State Office Building, Des Moines Iowa 50319. The issuance of an Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate by the department is contingent on the stallion being registered and certified by the department. This certification shall be valid as long as all stallion residency and notification procedures are properly met.
62.32(1) Rescinded, effective 6/13/86
62.32(2) In the event of a sale or transfer of ownership of a quarter horse stallion, qualified with the department, the transfer of ownership shall be executed on the back of the Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate for that stallion and the endorsed certificate forward to the department.
62.32(3) If 51 percent of the new ownership is a bona fide Iowa resident(s) and wishes to qualify the stallion as an Iowa stallion, then the new owner(s) must submit an
application for Iowa Stallion Certificate, a copy of the bill of sale and meet all other department requirements.
62.32(4) The Iowa Stallion Eligibility Certificate shall be available for inspection by a department inspector on the premises where the stallion stands. The rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 99D.22
21.62.33(99D) Application information. Every person wanting to offer or stand a stallion as an Iowa registered stallion must file with the department a written application, utilizing Form S-1, and providing the following:
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. resident(s) of Iowa, and that the stallion will not stand for service any place outside the state of Iowa before August 1 of the calendar year in which the foal is conceived; Name of stallion: The name(s) of the owner(s) and address(es); The place where the stallion stood for service during the previous year; The place where the stallion will stand for service; Statement that a minimum of 51 percent of the stallion is owned by a bona fide
6. Details concerning right of ownership, such as a bill of sale, contract or other documents providing proof of ownership, which must show any agreements concerning breeding rights, repurchase agreements and other types of concessions; and other relevant information requested by the department.
7. An official certificate of registration from the American Quarter Horse Association, Amarillo, Texas, which will be returned within ten working day to the applicant. This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 99D.22
21.62.34(99D) Breeding record-report of mares bred. Every person offering or standing any stallion for services as an Iowa registered stallion shall maintain a complete breeding record of the stallion and all mares of any breed bred to the stallion.
62.34(1) Such record shall be available to the department for inspection by a department inspector and shall include the following information: a. The name of the mare; b. The dam and sire of the mare; c. The name and address, including zip code, of the owner(s) of the mare; d. The first and last dates on which the stallion was bred to the mare; e. The place where the stallion was standing at the time of service to the mare; f. The person(s) in charge of the stallion at the time of service to the mare, and any other relevant information requested by the department. 62.34(2) A report entitled “Record of Mares Bred” must be filed with the department by September 1 of each year. The report must be filed on Form S-3 provided by the department.
21.632.35(99D) Iowa-foaled horses and brood mares. To qualify for the “Iowa Horse and Dog Breeders’ Fund” program, horses must be Iowa foaled.
62.35(1) All quarter horses foaled in Iowa prior to January 1, 1985, which are registered by the American Quarter Horse Association as Iowa foaled, shall be considered to Iowa foaled.
62.35(2) After January 1, 1985, eligibility for brood mare residence shall be achieved by meeting at least one of the following rules:
a. Thirty days’ residency until the foal is inspected by a department inspector, if in foal to a registered Iowa stallion.
a. Thirty days’ residency until the foal is inspected by a department inspector for brood mares which are bred back to registered Iowa Stallions.
b. Continuous residency from December 31 until the foal is inspected by a department inspector if the mare was bred by other than an Iowa registered stallion and which is not bred back to an Iowa registered stallion.
c. Rescinded IAB 8/31/94, effective 10/5/94
62.35.(3) Except as provided in this subrule, a foal shall not be eligible for Iowa-foaled status if the mare and foal leave or are removed from the state before the foal is inspected by a department inspector. However, a foal may be registered if it left or was removed from the state prior to inspection if all of the following conditions are met.
a. The owner of agent of the owner of the foal has contacted the department in writing or by fax. The written or faxed notification must be received by the department at least 72 hours prior to the time the mare and foal are to be removed from the state.
b. The department has been unable to get an inspector to the location where the mare and foal are located prior to their being moved from the state.
c. The owner of the foal submits a signed, dated and notarized affidavit executed by a veterinarian licensed to practice in Iowa. The affidavit must attest that the veterinarian saw the foal within seven days of its birth, that the veterinarian has reason to believe that the foal was born in Iowa, and the basis for the veterinarian’s belief that the foal was born in Iowa. In addition, the affidavit shall be contain the name of the dam, the state number of the dam, the sex and a physical description of the foal, the date of birth and the foaling address. It must be postmarked to the department no more than ten days after foaling.
d. The owner has filed a timely mare status report on the mare of the foal.
62.35(4) Additionally, for mares to be eligible for the “Iowa Horse and Dog Breeders’ Funds” program and for their foals to be eligible to enter races limited to Iowa-foaled horses, it is require that: a. A Quarter Horse Brood Mare Registration Application, Form M-4, must be submitted to the department prior to foaling. This registration will cover the mare her entire productive life as long as there is not a change of ownership and the quarter horses mare meets the eligibility rules set forth in 62.35(2) b. The owner(s) of the mare must complete and return the Mare Statue Report, Form M-5, to the department by December 31 of the year bred. c. The Mare Status Report must show the place where the mare will foal in this state and the person who will be responsible for the mare at the time of foaling. d. The Mare Status Report must indicate if the mare is to be bred back to an Iowa Registered stallion or to a stallion standing at service outside of the state of Iowa. If the breeding plans as stated on the Mare Status Report are changed, the department must be notified.
62.35(5) A quarter horse mare transfer of ownership, Form M-6, must be submitted to the department when a quarter horse mare already in the program is purchased by a new owner. The Form M-6 will provide the following information:
a. Name of mare;
b. Date of transfer;
c. Color of mare;
d. State registration number;
e. National breed registration number;
f. Date of sale;
g. Name, address, and phone number of seller;
h. Name, address, and phone number of buyer; This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 99D.22.
21.62.36(99D) Iowa-foaled horse status. Iowa-foaled horse status can be achieved the following two ways:
1. All quarter horses foaled in Iowa prior to January 1, 1985, which are registered by American Quarter Horse Association as Iowa foaled, shall be considered to be Iowa foaled.
2. After January 1, 1985, a foal from a mare meeting the eligibility requirements will be eligible to become an Iowa-foaled horse.
62.36(1) Both Iowa-foaled categories will require that an application to be an Iowa-foaled quarter horse be filed with the department. The application must be filed on a Form I-6 provided by the department. 62.36(2) The form shall be completed by the owner(s) of the foal or horse or by the owner’s authorized representative.
62.36(3) The owner(s) shall complete an application for an Iowa-foaled Registration, showing the name of the brood mare, the name of the sire, date of foaling, color, as well as the sex and marking of the foal or horse. 62.36(4) To complete the official registration of an Iowa-foaled horses, the owner(s) must forward the American Quarter Horse Association Certificate to the department. If the horse has met all requirements for registration, the department shall affix it official seal on the face of the American Quarter Horse Association Certificate, which shall include the department’s registration number for the horse, and return the certificate within ten working days from the date of receipt. In the event the horse has met all requirements for registration but the department fails to affix its official seal on the face of the American Quarter Horse Association Certificate after proper presentation, the list of Iowa-foaled horses prepared by the department shall serve as official notification of Iowa-foaled status until the department’s official seal is affixed. If the American Quarter Horse Association Certificate is lost or destroyed, a duplicate American Quarter Horse Association Certificate for that horse must be forwarded to the department and must be re-certified by the department.
62.36(5) and 62.36(6) Rescinded IAB 11/14/900, effective 12/19/90
62.36(7) An investigator, appointed by the secretary, shall have access to the premises on which qualified mares, Iowa registered stallions and Iowa-bred foals or horses are kept. This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 99D.22.
21.62.37 to 62.36 Reserved.
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
Horse and Dog Breeding Bureau
Bred Back Requirements for Mares Foaling in Iowa
The following policy statement is designed to clarify Breed Back requirements defined in Iowa Code .21-62.15 (99D) c:
“Continuous residency from December 31 until the foal is inspected by a department inspector if the mare was bred by other than an Iowa registered Stallion and which is not bred back to an Iowa registered stallion.
a. Any mare that enters the state after December 31, of the year bred must file a Mare Status Report in a timely manner prior to foaling
b. Mares that arrive after December 31, who are not already in foal to an Iowa Registered Stallion, must breed back to an Iowa Registered Stallion
a. If a mare bred in year 1 to an out of state stallion arrives in Iowa after December 31 of the year she was bred (i.e. in this example year 1 for a year 2 foal) then she must breed back to an Iowa Registered Stallion in order for her foal that year to qualify as an Iowa bred. Therefore, both foals would be Iowa eligible
b. The Code does not say she must conceive and carry. It does say she Must breed back
III Special Circumstance
a. Owner/Breeder/Agent decisions
i. If the mare is left open for a year or more based upon the
decision of her owner/breeder or agent [in this case years 2-3, 3-4, 4-5 etc (for any reason such as to recalibrate her foaling calendar and have an earlier foal, or because of financial constraints on the owners, or whatever the reason may be)], then the weanling foal of year 2 does not qualify for Iowa bred status until the mare completes the breed back requirement.
b. Health reasons
i. If the mare dies, or is unable to ever conceive again than Iowa
bred status can be conferred on her foal, with supporting
documentation by a veterinarian.
ii If the mare is injured during foaling or sustains any injury
which does not result in permanent injury, but does result in the interruption of her ability to be bred for one or more years, Iowa Bred temporary status can be conferred on her year 2 foal with supporting documentation by a veterinarian when that
1. When the mare is once again able to be bred, the mare must complete the breed back requirement.
2. If her year 2 foal has received Temporary Iowa Bred Status and the breed back requirement is not fulfilled (i.e. the dam is bred to an out-of-state stallion and not Bred to an Iowa Registered Stallion), Breeders Awards earned by her year 2 foal under temporary status will remain, but the year 2 foal will lose its Iowa Bred Status beginning the year its dam is bred to an out-of-state Stallion in violation to the breed back requirement.
Iowa Breeders Awards
Notice from the Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship would like to clarify for our owners And breeders that we are now requesting a copy of the certificate of registration from the Associations when you are sending in Broodmare Registration Applications and Transfer of Ownership forms. This will enable the Horse and Dog Breeding Bureau to verify the Owner of the mare at time of foaling.
The Broodmare Registration Application. Form M-4 must be submitted to the Department 30 days prior to foaling.
This form must be accompanied by a copy of certificate of registration. This registration will cover the mare her entire productive live as long as there is not a change of ownership and mare meets the eligibility rules Set forth in 62.15(2)
A Transfer of Ownership, Form M-6 must be submitted to the department when a mare already in the program is purchased by a new owner.
The form M-6 must be accompanied by a copy of certificate of registration (if your new certificate is not back from the association, please submit a copy of the original to the department with your paper- work. Once you receive the new certificate (issued in your name) please submit a copy of it to the department to complete your paperwork. Mare Statue Report Form M-5 must be enclosed with Mare Transfer of Ownership.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions for the Horse and Dog Breeding Bureau, please contact us. 515-281-4103. We look forward to working with you 3/18/08