To be eligible for the FPD program, the horse must be
registered with the ApHC. This option may also be done
concurrently with the application for registration. A
horse must also meet the following criteria:
1. Beginning in 2009, then every ten years thereafter,
the minimum percentage of eligibility will increase incrementally
by requiring one additional horse in the preceding four
generations of the applicant horse to be registered with
the ApHC; that is, 23 out of 30 beginning in 2009, then
24 out of 30 beginning in 2019, and so on.
2. There must be a minimum of three (3)
of these ancestors on both sire and dam sides of the pedigree.
3. Any and all ‘F’- numbered horses within the preceding
four (4) generations of the applicant horse’s pedigree
are to be considered 100% for FPD registration purposes,
regardless of the parentage of those ‘F’ numbered horses.
4 . Horses may enter the FPD program at the percentage
level requirements that were in place at the time of their
birth. For example, horses born in or prior to 2003 may
enter the FPD program at 50 percent; horses born in 2004
to 2008 may enter the FPD program at 73 percent, and so
on. Refer to the Official
Handbook of the ApHC for additional information.