Welcome to the American Roan Horse Association
The purpose of the ARHA is to define, promote
and enhance the enjoyment of roan horse ownership by
providing a registry and communication venues to
facilitate member participation through showing ,
breeding, and competing.
The idea for this association was a
result of two women realizing that roans fit the same
criteria used for Paints and Buckskins/Duns… that one
parent had to pass the genetics on to the offspring.
“We are very excited to be able to offer roan horse
owners their own association,” states Lori Watkins, in
the leadership of ARHA. “We offer a central website for
all roan owners that breed or show and have had an
amazing response already. Our association is a
secondary registration for all horses and targets
Quarter, Paint and Appaloosa horses.”
All roan offspring must have at least one parent
exhibiting color characteristics and carry a dominant
roan gene in order to produce a roan. A horse that does
not exhibit the characteristics of roaning will not pass
along the gene, hence there will be no “breeding stock”
registration certificates issued.
See ARHA registration
requirements to see if your horse qualifies for ARHA
See What is a
roan? to learn more about roan horses.