|Report from the AQHA Board of Directors
by Jim Bret Campbell, Editor, Quarter Horse Journal
(Tuesday, March 9, 2004) - The AQHA Board of Directors voted
Tuesday afternoon on the recommendations of the AQHA standing committees
as approved in the general membership meeting. The following is
the final results of the vote regarding hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
and the white rule. For complete results of board actions, read
the May issue of the Journal.
The board voted that foals of 2007 and later tracing to the stallion
Impressive be required to be parentage verified and, in addition,
tested for hyperkalemic periodic paralysis subject to the guidelines
in rule 205 (c) (1).
In addition, foals of 2007 and later testing homozygous positive
for HYPP (H/H) will not be eligible for registration with AQHA.
The board also supported a recommendation made by the AQHA Executive
Committee to commence an education and awareness campaign informing
the membership of the effects of HYPP.
The board voted to delete rule 227 (c) as it applies to the numbered
and appendix registries, but to require any horse with white over
the current limits to be parentage verified.
The board did amend the stud book and registration committee's
original recommendation by adding the following wording as rule
205 (d): "Breeders should be aware that the American Quarter
Horse, while long recognized, identified and promoted as a solid-colored
horse, can and does occasionally produce offspring with overo paint
characteristics. Such markings are uncharacteristic of the breed
and are considered to be undesirable traits."