A World Wide Association for 

Quarter Type Ponies, Regardless of Color

~Where attitude is as important as looks!~




Physical Characteristics of the parents are also shown if included.




APPR Papers Special

APPR issued papers are converted to IQPA for free!




IQPA recognizes the need to be able to use ponies of other breed types to help enhance the looks, size, & abilities of Quarter Ponies.  Therefore, NO SPECIAL APPROVAL IS REQUIRED if even ONE parent is registered with an approved breed registry. (IQPA, AQHA, APHA, ApHC, or POA).  This gives breeders the flexibility to cross on other recognized breeds without having to register all their breeding stock with IQPA.*

Standard Registration Minimum Requirements

*Ponies gaited or with gaited parents are not eligible for registration.  Ponies who are known to be BELOW 25% of known or scored quarter lineage are not eligible for registration.  They will be given a Certificate of Record instead.

Standard Registration Process

Complete the Application for Registration. Select names choices based on the Naming Standards.  

You will also need to determine the Color & Markings of your pony.  (Aussie ponies please click here.)

Submit 5 color pictures of the pony.  (Pictures are requested to be sent digitally via email to 

See Pictures Hints Page for picture examples & instructions.

To determine if your pony should fall in Solid or Paint division, see the Qualifying White Standard.


All ponies having any of the appaloosa characteristics, will fall into the Appaloosa Pony Division. 


If a pony has Qualifying White and appaloosa characteristics/lineage, it will be placed in the Pinatloosa Category.


IQPA also stands firmly behind our Genetics Defect Policy.  Be sure to check here before proceeding.


Member Discount/Penalty Fee


QPA Members are given a special price.  Purchasing membership can be done a the same time as registering your pony by sending all of the documents and fees to the TN address. 


Membership is annual, and it must be current to get the discount. 


Be sure to include your membership number on your Registration Application.  Without a membership, you will be charged a $15 additional fee per registration/transfer.

We will take care of getting the money and Membership Form to QPA for you.  (Makes it faster to get your Registration papers done if we get the Membership Form here at IQPA.)

Hardship Registry

Hardship Registration is for ponies where both parents are either unknown or not with an approved registry.

To apply for hardship registration, your pony must be approved by the Registration Committee.  This is done at the home office via the photos you submit for registration.


The registration Committee will give your pony a score determining the % of quarter believed to be carried by your pony.

(Ponies with less than 25% are not eligible for registration.)


If there is any doubt, the Committee may request additional photos or a video.  This approval process typically adds a few days to time it takes to get your papers back.


If a pony does not pass, ALL REGISTRATION FEES for that pony will be refunded! 

You have the right to resubmit photos one more time to increase your score if you feel the photos were the issue.


An inspection by an Inspector is not needed for registration.  They can only provide official height. They do not determine if a pony is eligible.


Temporary Registry

Temporary Registration allows owners to get the papers on their colts, but we have to update the papers once the pony reaches maturity to capture their changed physical characteristics.  This is not the same thing as verifying height. 

This is for ponies who qualify for Registration, but are less than 2 years of age.  Ponies registered Tentative become eligible for advancement to the Permanent Registry any time after they reach 2 years of age, but must be done before they can be used for breeding. To advance to permanent registration send the original Tentative Registration Certificate with the required current photographs, and current height of pony.  (IQPA reserves the right to request an additional inspection before granting the request.)

 Breeding Stock Registry

All ponies or horses who would qualify for IQPA papers but are over 14.2H (58") are eligible for registration under the Breeding Stock Registry.    In the event of an already registered pony exceeding the height limit for Permanent Registry, owners are required to submit the original Certificate of Registration along with an accurate height measurement to the Registry and a new Breeding Stock Certificate will be issued. 

Hardship ponies wanting breeding stock papers, must be approved by the QPA Registration Committee.

Height Verification

Ponies that are shown, must be measured YEARLY and will receive a height card starting the year the pony turns 2 and continuing until the year the pony reaches 6 years of age.  At that time, the pony will be issued a permanent height card.  Height verification is required before a pony will be issued points.  This verification can be done by a vet, 4-H representative,  Pony Club or any IQPA/QPA officer or inspector. 

Height verification can be required at any point in time on a pony that is deemed questionable by IQPA or QPA officer. 


When ownership of a registered animal is transferred, the seller shall deliver to the buyer, the Certificate of Registration, together with a transfer form filled out in its entirety and signed by the seller. The buyer is required to submit the Transfer Form, original Certificate of Registration, & transfer fee within 90 days of the sale to become the recorded owner.  


Each applicant is responsible for statements of breeding. If breeder/owner knowingly falsifies any information on IQPA documentation, they will be suspended from IQPA and all registration certificates will be rescinded for their lifetime.


Make your checks out to IQPA including any QPA membership fees in the same check.  You may also make the payment via Paypal to  Be sure to list in the comments of what your fees is to cover. 

Use the below table to determine what you owe.  Lack of payment will drastically affect the time it takes to get your papers returned.  It also affects how long it takes for others as we have to spend time billing you. 

Type Requirements


Standard Minimum $25 Member  $40 Non-Member
Hardship Minimum $40 Member  $55 Non-Member
Temporary (Weanlings) Minimum minus height requirement $15 Member  $40 Non-Member
Breeding Stock Minimum minus height requirement $25 Member $40 Non-Member


For more information on registration, contact us.