photo by Carol Reid

Registration is done by following these four easy steps:

Please email the following documents to

  1. The original SWANA Breeding Certificate signed by the stallion owner/agent and filled in by the mare owner/lessee or digital approval of a SWANA Digital Breeding Certificate by the stallion owner/agent.  Request a printed Breeding Certificate (or digital approval) from the stallion owner or agent: BREEDING CERTIFICATE
  2. A completed Markings Form which can be found here: MARKINGS FORM
  3. A minimum of four (4) color photographs of the foal (front, back, left side, right side) clearly showing markings and all feet from all four angles. Additional photos are needed for underlip markings and other unusual markings. Please see the Photos and Markings instructions.
  4. A copy of the mare’s registration papers and official pedigree showing at least four generations.

If your foal/horse is microchipped, please supply the microchip certificate.


Once the SWANA Office has received everything needed for the registration you will receive an invoice via e-mail to be paid via credit card. When paid we will send you a DNA kit. Once the DNA results are in, your papers will be processed. Starting with horses born in 2018, the registration certificate will be in the form of a passport. Older horses will receive the regular registration certificate. Please keep the registration papers in a safe place, as it will serve as the horse’s identification papers for life and only one original will ever be produced.

As of 2018 your SWB foal will receive a passport from Sweden. At the same time your foal will also receive its own pedigree site on the SWB breeding index site You may submit photos of your foal if you wish to the blup site.

Foals going to an inspection need to be registered beforehand. In order to receive the foal rate  where the Lifetime USEF registration is included we need the paperwork for registration before Nov 30.

If the mare is owned by another person, a copy of the lease agreement needs to be submitted to SWANA to ensure that you will be listed as breeder/owner. If the mare is a Swedish Warmblood, ensure that you are officially listed as owner of record. If not, you will need to include a Transfer of Ownership for the mare to ensure that you will be listed as breeder/owner. If you bought an unregistered horse, you will also need to include a Transfer of Ownership  for the horse being registered so that we can list you as owner and release the papers to you.

For fee information see the Fee Schedule.

Photo by Carin Wrange