Can a unregistered horse barrel race in the NFR?

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Posted 8/29/2013 6:49:25 AM


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I was wondering, Can you ride a unregistered horse at the NFR. Has it ever been done?

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Posted 8/29/2013 7:58:22 AM


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I don't understand what you mean ... did you sign a horse up to do something and now want to withdraw??
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Posted 8/29/2013 8:46:00 AM


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I think she wants to know if you can race a horse that isn't registered with a breed association with the NFR?

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Posted 8/29/2013 9:12:16 AM


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OK, might pay to read a little better (my mind is full of dopey legal stuff).    Yea, that makes sense ... Thanks QH. 

 

I don't think the PRCA (the governing body of the NFR) has any registration rules for horses.  But they would be the ones to contact to ask.

I think the reason you typically see registered QH there are because any  earnings go on their AQHA record which enhances the value of the horse.  But I don't think your horse has to be registered to compete at NFR.  Of course to compete at NFR you have to be in the top 15 of your event for the season.

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Posted 8/29/2013 10:59:02 AM


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[quote]kewpalace (8/29/2013)
OK, might pay to read a little better (my mind is full of dopey legal stuff). Yea, that makes sense ... Thanks QH.



I don't think the PRCA (the governing body of the NFR) has any registration rules for horses. But they would be the ones to contact to ask.

I think the reason you typically see registered QH there are because any earnings go on their AQHA record which enhances the value of the horse. But I don't think your horse has to be registered to compete at NFR. Of course to compete at NFR you have to bein the top 15 of your eventfor the season.[/quote]



Thanks, I was just wondering because you never see them in the NFR.


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Posted 8/29/2013 11:15:43 AM


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That could be for a few reasons ...

1 - the people who take horses there are looking to enhance the horses value either as a stud/breeding mare later or to promote the sire's/dam's bloodlines; with unregistered horses this does not matter as you cannot register its offspring and there is no written verification of its parentage

2 - to get to the NFR you have to be at the TOP of your game which requires your horse be in the top tier of the event which means the horse has be ultra trained and THE BEST; as there is no real value to promote or compete on an unregistered horse at this level, those horses usually do not have anywhere near the training/conditioning/or season standings to compete at the NFR

While unregistered horses can compete in many disciplines (such as NRCHA), usually the amount of money and time it takes to campaign a horse in these association is not warranted since the horse's long term value (i.e., as a sire/brood mare) is not enhanced.  People won't waste the $$ in campaigning (which is SUBSTANTIAL at this level) if there's no return on the investment.

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