A Step By Step Guide to Joining And Registration

This page is designed to assist you with joining and registering your horse or pony with the International Dilute Register.  ALL PAPER FORMS ARE IN PDF FORMAT AND REQUIRE ACROBAT READER; A FREE COPY OF THIS SOFTWARE IS AVAILABLE FROM THE ADOBE WEBSITE. Forms and photos must be emailed to the Treasurer.

Solid Dilute and IDR Non-Solid Dilute Registrations

Step 1 - membership application

As the owners of all registered horses must be financial members, you will need to apply to join the company.  An Application for membership form and a fee schedule are available for downloading from the forms page on this site or alternatively you can contact us via one of the email addresses to the left and we will email them to you. 


Step 2A - registration application (foal recording)

The company offers several options for completing a foal recording application.  You may:

  •  download and complete a paper copy of the application for foal recording and scan and email it in.
  • complete the interactive word document version of the form and lodge electronically
  •  complete the interactive online form and lodge electronically 

If you have any one of the following you will need to complete an Application for foal recording. 

NB – the official birth date for all horses is deemed to be the 1st of August prior to their natural foaling date in the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE and the 1st of January prior to their natural foaling date in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.

  • COLT under 2 years of age, REGARDLESS OF PARENTAGE, COLOUR & REGISTER 
  • PALOMINO under 2 years of age 
  • HORSE THAT CARRIES Lp (VARNISH) (DNA TESTED UNLESS ONE PARENT IS LpLp) WITHOUT PATN under 2 years of age.  Horses / ponies that carry Lp without PATN will be foal recorded into the DA NSD registered.  If they are clear of characteristics at 2 years of age they have the option of being issued with a permanent DA NSD Registration OR being issued with a temporary solid dilute registration, in which case they will be required to be reinspected after 4, 6 & 8 years of age to ensure they are still free of characteristics.  If at any stage prior to turning 8 they begin to varnish out or show characteristics they will be changed back to the DA NSD register.  If by the age of 8 they are still solid in colour without characteristics, they will be issued with a permanent solid dilute registration.

Fillies and geldings under 2 years of age that are not one of the above can be either foal recorded or permanently registered. 

Required documentation:

With the application for foal recording you are required to lodge the following supporting documentation:

# Colour photographs or video/DVD footage showing 

  • full view of each side, 
  • full view of front and rear, 
  • side on close up of each eye, 
  • under belly including between front legs and between back legs. 

Examples of what is to be shown in photographs/videos can be found here.

# Proof of breeding for known parentage (service certificate, copy of other breed rego certificate, statutory declaration). 

# Proof of ownership if you are not the breeder (copy of other breed rego certificate showing horse in your name, copy of authorised transfer, copy of receipt, statutory declaration)

# DNA test results if DNA testing is required - please see the DNA Requirements page for more information about DNA testing requirements for DA registration.


Step 2B - registration application (permanent registration)

The International Dilute Register has several different procedures for permanent or adult registration.

  • Adult upgrade for horses that were previously foal recorded with the company
  • Permanent registration for - horses under 2 years of age that are eligible (see 2A above)
                                           - horses 2 years of age and older

Adult upgrade for horses that were foal recorded

If your horse was foal recorded download the Application for Adult Upgrade - foal recorded horses

Permanent registration for non foal recorded horses

Permanent registration under 2 years of age - if your horse or pony is under 2 years of age and you would like to permanently register him or her rather than foal record check first to make sure s/he doesn't have to be foal recorded by using the list above then follow the steps below.

Permanent registration 2 years of age and over - if your horse is 2 years of age or older and was not foal recorded with Dilutes Australia follow the steps below.

Steps for permanent registration:

The company offers several options for completing a permanent registration application.  You may:

Steps for permanent registration:

The company offers several options for completing a permanent registration application.  You may:

  • Download and complete a paper copy of the application for permanent registration of non-foal recorded horses and scan and email it in.
  • Complete the interactive word document version of the form and lodge electronically
  • Complete the interactive online form and lodge electronically 

Attach the following required documentation:

# Colour photographs or video/DVD footage showing full views of

  • front, rear, near side, off side,
  • under belly including between front and back legs, 
  • sheath and testicles (geldings and stallions),
  • side on close up of each eye,
  • side view of teeth,
  • close up of brands,
  • under tail in mares showing vulva,
  • palominos - close up views of fanned out mane & tail
  • duns – close ups of dun characteristics

Examples of what is to be shown in photographs/videos can be found here.

# Proof of breeding for known parentage (service certificate, copy of other breed rego certificate, statutory declaration). Please note that if your horse was foal recorded with the International Dilute Register you may submit the foal recording certificate as proof of breeding.

# Proof of ownership if you are not the breeder (copy of other breed rego certificate showing horse in your name, copy of authorised transfer, copy of receipt, statutory declaration)

# DNA test results if DNA testing is required - please see the DNA Requirements page for more information about DNA testing requirements for DA registration.


Step 3 - lodging the forms

When you have downloaded the forms, fill them out paying particular attention to the information that is required - there is a checklist included with the registration applications to assist you with this.

Applications for registration of studbook stock must be accompanied by PROOF OF BREEDING by way of either a service certificate, copy of other breed registration certificate or statutory declaration.  The same applies for geldings where parentage is known.  Failure to supply this information will delay the processing of your registration.  Our advice and assistance however are free so please email us if you are unsure about anything.

Lodging copies by email

Scan and email your paper forms once completed and all supporting documentation to the email address on the form (dilutestreasurer@gmail.com).  Include a copy of your PayPal receipt for payment of fees.

Lodging an interactive word document

Once you have completed the document, SAVE it to your hard drive and then email it and all supporting documentation to the email address on the form (dilutestreasurer@gmail.com).  Include a copy of your PayPal receipt for payment of fees.

Lodging an interactive online form

Simply complete the online form then click on the submit button at the bottom.  Use the supplied links on the page to submit your supporting documentation, including a copy of your PayPal receipt for payment of fees.

If you wish to show in the interim, please advise us and we will issue you with a showing certificate, which must be discarded upon receipt of an official registration certificate.

If you have any more queries or are unsure of anything, please email us for assistance.


Process overview

Step 1 - download and complete the membership application form

Step 2 - download and complete the relevant registration form:

  • foal recording
  • permanent registration - non-foal recorded horses
  • permanent registration - foal recorded horses

Step 3 - take the required photos or video/dvd footage
(go to photo sample page or photo requirement page if you require assistance with this step)

Step 4 - make sure you have attached all the other supporting documentation required 
(proof of breeding, proof of ownership, DNA results if testing required)

Step 5 - make sure you have included a copy of your PayPal deposit receipt

Step 6 - lodge forms and payment / proof of payment by emailing them to the address on the forms.

NB - if you are a former member rejoining download and complete the membership renewal application rather than the membership application form. 



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