Registration of Imported Horses from Iceland

Registering your imported Icelandic horse represents a vital part of USIHC's mission statement: To keep a Registry of purebred Icelandic Horses in the United States.

How to register your imported horse from Iceland

After importing your Icelandic horse, you will want to make sure you have the following documents to register them with the USIHC:

    1. Certificate of Ownership from Iceland which will be stamped and returned to you along with the Certificate of Registration issued by the USIHC Registry. Passport can be sent too to be stamped but is not required.
    2. DNA on file with our agency if the horse is a mare or a stallion. This is not needed for geldings.
    3. Completed and signed Imported Horse Application
    4. Payment or proof of PayPal payment

Please mail these documents to:

Ásta Covert, USIHC Registrar
P.O. Box 1724
Santa Ynez, CA 93460


The USIHC Registry accepts PayPal and checks for all registration transactions that require payment of a fee. Please make checks payable to USIHC Registry. The cost to register an imported horse is $25 within 12 months of import and if a current member of the USIHC and $50 if you are not a current member of the USIHC. If it been over 12 months since imported the fee is $50 for a USIHC member or $75 for a non member.