From the Desk of
Ed McCurdy 2021
269 Foundation Mares
37 Foundation Stallions
403 Pedigree Registered
8 Appendix Geldings
777 Total Registered MPH
Effective December 1, 2021, the Appendix Registry is Closed
There are now two types of Registration in the McCurdy breed, and they are as follows:
1) Foundation Registration: Foundation mares and stallions are those horses that meet all the historical characteristics of the old McCurdy Plantation horse, ie. Gait, color, temperament, versatility, etc. and have been performance registered and approved by the Registry Board.
2) Pedigree Registration: A Pedigree Registered horse is the result of the cross of two McCurdy Foundation horses or the cross of a McCurdy Foundation horse and a McCurdy Pedigree horse or the cross of two McCurdy pedigree registered horses.
Rules for Registering Horses
MPHR Rules of Pedigree Registration
McCurdy Plantation Horses are naturally gaited. Their natural saddle gait is commonly referred to as "the McCurdy lick." It is a straight forward, lateral, four-beat, single-footing gait that is extremely smooth.
They also perform the flat walk and running walk, the natural rack, and an ambling stepping pace.
In all cases, it is a very smooth, comfortable gait that literally can be ridden all day without rider fatigue. The McCurdy is noted for giving a safe, secure, smooth ride in any terrain or condition.
Accepted colors are all solid colors, Black, Bay, Sorrel, Chestnut, Gray, and Classic Roans (blue, black, red). No white above the knee or on the body. Star, snip, blaze accepted on the face. Legs can have a coronet, or a sock.
If crossing a qualifying registered non-McCurdy horse with a registered McCurdy horse, the non-McCurdy Mare or Stallion must also meet the above color standards.
Three photos of a horse submitted for ALL registrations must accompany the paper work. Both sides and face. Standing on a flat surface.
c/o Ed McCurdy
PO Box 127
Lowndesboro, AL 36752
McCurdy's Confederate Jasmine, classic vintage McCurdy mare, Lowndes Co. Alabama born & bred. Bred, trained, and ridden by Colleen Cates, Director
2021 November - Effective immediately--The new Registry Fee structure is as follows:
$50.00 for Pedigree Registration up to 12 months of age.
$100.00 for Pedigree Registration after 12 months of age.
$75.00 for Foundation Registration.
$50.00 for Transfers of Ownership.
$50.00 for Registration Replacement papers.
$50.00 for alterations to original papers.
$20.00 for Annual Association Membership, required to get a horse registered, or transferred into a new buyer's name. Multiple registrations by same owner are good for 1 year.
If you would like to use PayPal, the name of our account is McCurdy Horse Association.
Forms to Download
Please read all rules above before filling out your form.
Foundation Registration Form