Don't delay!  Submit today! The auto-approval program ends on 12/31/2021

S​​tallions may also be presented to ARS/AHS judges for approval in the traditional manner.  Please see the 2021 Stallion Licensing and Approval page for more information.

For 2021, non-Hanoverian and non-Rhineland stallions that have been licensed by a registry specified in the “Eligible Registries” list may be eligible to be entered into the Rhineland Studbook without additional inspection. The stallions must meet certain pedigree, DNA and performance requirements, 


In addition, stallions who meet the approval criteria are eligible for 2021 ARS stallion activation: which permits the stallion to be listed on the ARS website and allows registration of 2021 foals without an Inactive Approved Sire Fee to the mare owner.


The fee schedule for recording in the ARS stallion Studbook without inspection:

  • $100 Auto-Approval Fee

  • $60 UC-Davis DNA recording, if not already on file

  • $80 2021 AHS membership, if not already a member

  • $150 2021 ARS Annual Stallion Activation, if desired