Article II – New Mexico Bred Definition

A foal will be eligible for registration as a New Mexico Bred if all of the following requirements are met:

  1. The foals sire was registered and listed as active in the NMHBA Stallion registry at the time the foal was conceived.
  2. The foal’s dam was registered in the Broodmare registry no later than September 1 of the year the foal was conceived.
  3. The breeding that resulted in this foal must have followed the current rules and regulations of the respective national breed organization (i.e. Jockey Club or AQHA).
  4. The mare of the foal and any recipient mare used in the breeding process must reside in New Mexico at the time of the breeding.
  5. If the foal was conceived using transported cooled semen (THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, THE SEMEN MUST HAVE LEFT THE LOCATION STANDING TO BE CONSIDERED TRANSPORTED) , the additional requirements below for transported cooled semen apply.
  6. If the foal was conceived using frozen semen, the additional requirements below for frozen semen apply.
  7. If the foal was conceived using the transfer of an embryo or oocyte or any other assisted reproduction technique, the additional requirements below for embryo transfer and other assisted reproduction techniques apply.
  8. If the mare of the foal and/or any recipient mare used in the breeding did not reside in the state during the entire pregnancy, the additional requirements for a mare leaving the state apply. Please see the Export Broodmare Page.

The following requirements must be met for use of transported cooled semen:

  1. The semen must have been collected in the state of New Mexico
  2. The entire process for conception must have occurred within the state of New Mexico.

The following requirements must be met for use of frozen semen:

  1. The semen must have been collected and prepared in the state of New Mexico.
  2. The semen must have been stored for the entire duration in the state of New Mexico.
  3. The use of the frozen semen must comply with the AQHA rules in place at the time.
  4. The entire process for conception must have occurred within the state of New Mexico.
  5. If the stallion is no longer breeding, New Mexico must have been the last state in which the stallion stood for service in the Northern Hemisphere.

Requirements for use of embryo transfer and other assisted reproduction techniques:

  1. All assisted reproduction techniques including but not limited to the transfer of embryos or oocytes must be performed within the state of New Mexico.

Requirements for mare to leave the state during pregnancy.

  1. A foal’s biological or physical mare is permitted to leave the state during pregnancy under any of the following conditions:
  • a) For veterinary procedure outside of the state with submission and approval of “permission to leave” form;
  • b) To attend a sale outside of the state with submission and approval of “permission to leave form”;
  • c) If the “Request for Broodmare to Leave the State” form was submitted and approved and a $500 fee was paid and subsequently the “Broodmare Returning to the State” was submitted and approved.

Prior to the registration of a foal, the NMHBA may require documents such as health certificates, brand inspections, etc. in order to verify compliance with these rules.