ICHR (Colour Registry)

NEW! Now you can colour register your IMHR registered horses and ponies too!


ICHR classes horses and ponies based on their phenotype (the way they look) as opposed to their genotype (genetic make up).

  • If a horse/pony has pink skinned white hair on the body (not including white markings on head or legs) which is larger than a sheet of A4 paper, ICHR classes it as a pinto (excludes Perlino/Cremello).
  • If a horse/pony has spots or other visible appaloosa markings such as striped feet, mottled skin. roaning, frosting etc, ICHR classes it as palouse.
  • If a horse/pony has both of the above, ICHR classes it as a pintaloosa.

A horse/pony can only be registered as ONE of the above patterns.

If a horse/pony is eligible for any of the above classifications, it cannot be registered as any of the following:

  • Buckskin
  • Palomino
  • Silver
  • Cremello
  • Perlino
  • Dun
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