USPRE General FAQs
What is USPRE?
USPRE is a 501(c)3 organization registered in the State of Florida and operated under the laws of that state for charitable organizations. Our annual 990 tax return is available to the public online, and our financial statements, as well as the minutes of all of our board meetings, are filed in the Wellington office and available for review to anyone who makes a request to see them.
Who Governs USPRE?
USPRE is governed by a Board of Directors, per the By Laws of the association, which are available on our website at https://www.usprea.com/our-bylaws/. While we collaborate with ANCCE (the national breeders association in Spain and manager of the LG studbook) USPRE is an independent association with its own By Laws and activities.
What is the Mission?
USPRE’s Mission Statement is found in Article 2 of the By Laws:
a. To celebrate and promote the Pure Spanish Horse (P.R.E.);
b. Maintain cordial relations with and adhere to the regulations of the Spanish P.R.E Stud Book as managed by its regulating authority in Spain;
c. Promote among its members and to the public a better understanding of P.R.E. horsemanship with emphasis on Dressage;
d. Promote good sportsmanship among THE USPRE ASSOCIATION members, friends and other organizations;
e. Sponsor competitions and other activities for the purpose of furthering the art of P.R.E dressage and other educational activities at the local, state and national levels;
f. Organize public P.R.E. exhibitions and clinics
g. Stimulate the publicity and improvement of the “Pura Raza Espanola” (PRE) horse; together with all other matters necessary or convenient to further the interests of the P.R.E. breed
Who are USPRE Members?
USPRE membership consists of PRE horse breeders, PRE horse owners, PRE horse riders, and PRE horse enthusiasts. The variety of our membership is a distinction from that of the parent association, ANCCE, which is a stated BREEDERS association, and dictates the nature of our supported programs and sponsorships. While USPRE works closely with ANCCE in all matters pertaining to the PRE horse, our association is not designed to replicate the Spanish organization in all things. USPRE is uniquely North American and exists to meet the needs of the PRE horse community and its characteristics in the United States and Canada.
What are the Benefits?
USPRE Member Benefits include:
a. Year End Awards
b. Born in America Awards
c. Sports Initiative Program
d. Dressage High Point Challenge
e. Copa USPRE
f. USDF All Breeds for PRE Horses
g. Free Clinics and Lectures
h. Membership Dinner
i. Membership Pricing for Studbook
j. Use of USPRE VIP Tent at Global Dressage during USPRE Week, SICAB, and all
ANCCE-judged breed shows
k. And more….
Why Pay Dues?
USPRE switched to a dues model for memberships In 2018, to simplify the billing process and to be similar to the ANCCE model. The former membership structure was confusing and difficult to collect. The Dues Model allows us to budget for future years for our staff, activities and programs.
Why is the USPRE Office in Wellington?
USPRE maintains an office in Wellington, Florida, a horse-centric community and the US hub for international horse sports. While California leads the individual states in numbers of PREs, a large community of PRE breeders and owners reside in Florida while Wellington in particular provides the highest concentration of equestrians to whom USPRE can promote awareness and interest in the PRE horse. Additionally, Eastern Time office hours provide the greatest number of common work hours and the greatest access to the LG office in Spain.
What does the USPRE staff do?
USPRE staff time is almost entirely allotted to studbook services, with the exception of membership management and support for our volunteer sports programs. Each of the four members of the staff are specialized in their assigned services, and all four are bi-lingual in English and Spanish. For every ANCCE-judged PRE show in the United States, at least two members of our staff will attend for on-site LG requests as well as to assist members throughout the show. The USPRE staff is managed by Executive Director Tanya Duffey.
How is USPRE Funded?
USPRE is funded through four avenues:
1. Membership dues
2. Studbook activity proceeds
4. Various fundraising (Silent Auctions, clinic fees, shirt sales, etc.)
USPRE allocates funding per the direction of the Board of Directors. Funds are directed toward three emphases: the Breeding Sector, the Dressage (or sport) Sector, and General Promotion of the PRE (marketing):
a. The overwhelming majority of funds acquired by USPRE are allotted to the Breeding Sector—mostly generated from studbook service proceeds and invested back into the overhead (office, staff, etc.) for this activity. Also to the benefit of the Breeding Sector, every ANCCE-judged PRE show is sponsored by USPRE (the average contribution is $3000.00 – $5000.00 per show) as well as a cocktail reception at most show venues. The Born in America awards presented at every breed show are provided by USPRE, as is a Breeders Stand, refreshment, and a catered reception at SICAB every November. From time to time, clinics organized by breeders featuring morphology specialists are partially underwritten by USPRE, as is the annual Member Dinner in Wellington during USPRE week.
b. Dressage programs require a very small amount of funding in comparison to the Breeding Sector allotments. For typically less than $5000.00 a year, USPRE provides ribbons and awards for the High Point Programs, jackets and saddle pads for the Copa USPRE and High Point Grand Champions, and pays fees and show sponsorships to USDF All Breeds, Dressage at Devon, and ERAHC.
c. The Global Dressage Festival Sponsorship is one of our broadest marketing efforts, impacting thousands of live and online viewers, and is entirely paid for by private donation. No LG service or membership funds are used for the GDF sponsorship.
d. USPRE week is accomplished primarily through volunteer effort. The Wednesday evening public dinner show and venue are donated, and the speakers and riders are all volunteer, with the occasional exception of a speaker fee or travel expense for a special speaker from Spain. ANCCE representatives attend at their own cost. Members purchase tickets to the annual Member Dinner, with partial underwriting by the association.
e. Promotional expenses are minor with most of our marketing done online through the www.usprea.com website or our Facebook page which reaches more than 32,000 people. USPRE advertises in El Caballo Magazine and all show programs for sponsored shows. Marketing materials for shows and booths are line-item expense in our annual budget.
How are studbook fees determined?
USPRE consulted with ANCCE and other studbook rates in 2011 to determine Studbook service fees. The Spanish base price, US overhead, Euro conversion and fluctuation, and shipping requirements were all factors that went into the determination of the original price structure. By definition, US breeder participation in a Spanish government-sponsored studbook is going to cost more than what Spanish breeders pay in their own country. USPRE Studbook prices were first established in 2012, and altered in 2013 to include Value Added Tax (VAT), which was required by the Spanish government. From that time until March 2018, only one service fee was increased—Change of Ownership was requiring more man hours than the former fee would cover, so the price for this service was increased in 2015. In 2018, the Board of Directors approved an increase of 10% on four services to all LG users who are non-members of USPRE. This surcharge is intended to mitigate the burden of the support for the work of the staff and association which, up until then, had been borne entirely by members. The new price structure was reviewed and approved in its current state by the LG Commission and the President of ANCCE in September 2018. USPRE prices are less than or similar to the prices for services of all
other Iberian registries in the United States, as well as all International Registries of sport horses which operate in the United States.
Breeder / Studbook FAQs
Why do I need a breeder or an owner code?
Either a breeder code or an owner code is required by LG ANCCE for all studbook services. You must have a code before requesting any studbook services.
What is the difference between an owner code and a breeder code?
An owner code is required for those who have no intention of breeding. A breeder code is required for those who will be inscribing horses in the LG ANCCE studbook.
What are the requirements to host a revision site?
- Host sites who achieve a minimum of fifteen (15) horses for revision at their site qualify to have all expenses for the veterinarian’s hotel and flights paid in full by USPRE.
- The host is also responsible for meals/snacks for the veterinarian while at the revision site and during their stay. This is not covered by USPRE.
- If the fifteen (15) horse minimum is not achieved, then the following applies:
- If a site does not reach the fifteen (15) horse minimum, the host is responsible for the payment of hotel and flights to their location. These charges are usually split by the host by the number of horses at the revision. If one breeder has more than one horse, they would pay for the number of horses they have; the “per horse” amount as determined by the host is paid per horse. USPRE does not collect the monies for the horses attending the location or the collection of the split charges. This is the responsibility of the host.
- USPRE will make the hotel and flight arrangements for the revision location to ensure a smooth transition from location to location. The host is responsible for the payment in full to USPRE for the arrangements made to their location via credit card. A credit card authorization, copy of the credit card and identification must be provided for payment.
Is there another way, besides using the LG ANCCE website, where I can change my contact information?
You may also update your information by printing and submitting the following form: http://www.lgancce.com/web2/sites/default/files/pages_related_documents/Updating_Data_ene12.pdf?lang=en
This form can be faxed or mailed to the office at USPRE:
12765 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 1315
Wellington, FL 33414
Fax Number: 888-959-0190
How old does a horse need to be for revision?
To present a horse for revision, the horse must be three (3) years of age. Additionally, the title of the horse must be in the name of the person presenting the horse for revision.
How can I verify that the horse has an ownership card or not?
If you would like to verify the information for your mare or stallion, and his/her status in the studbook, you can view it by following this link: http://www.lgancce.com/lgpreancce/asp-publico/arbolGenealogicoPRE/BuscarArbolPRE.aspx?lang=EN
How do I request a change of ownership?
By completing a change of ownership request (Service 619) on our website. Remember, this can only be done online if you have a breeder code in place. Please fill out the form, scan the title card (carta de titularidad) and make your payment online. You must then mail in the original title card to our office. LG ANCCE requires that the original card be returned to process and issue a new title card in your name. Please do not send the passport.
Why do I need an International Application for Service Form?
This form is required by LG ANCCE for any service and must accompany by any documentation that is mailed to our office. Payment for services must be made by money order or cashier’s check. Personal checks are not accepted. When mailing in, please be sure to include an additional $14.95 which covers shipping and handling.
If you make your payment online at our website, this form is generated automatically when your payment is received.
What are the documents needed for an inscription? How long does it take?
You will need a breeding and birth certificate. This should be provided by the owner of the stallion, at the time of the breeding. The certificate will also have an area where the mare information needs to be listed; this information must have the breeder code and title holder of the mare at the time of the breeding. The certificate also needs to be signed by the owner of the stallion and the owner of the mare at the time of the breeding.
It takes about 5-10 business days for a breeder to receive an inscription kit.
What is an inscription kit?
An inscription kit contains a pre-inscription document, a blood card and a microchip.
What important information do I need to know about (late) inscriptions?
Remember that in keeping with Council Regulation (EU) 2015/262 by the Commission, a horse is considered identified when its Equine ID Document (Passport) has been issued, not when the registration request is presented before the LG PRE Stud Book office.
To guarantee the correct application of this legislation, and considering that the LG PRE Stud Book offices needs a variable amount of time to identify the horses and issue the passport prior to the deadline established by the legislation, the following must be taken into consideration:
For foals born in the first semester of the year (between Jan 1 and June 30), registration must be requested before December 31.
For foals born in the second semester of the year (between July 1 and December 31), registration must be requested before the 30th of June of the following year.
Nevertheless, it is the breeder’s responsibility to know and comply with the current legislation regarding the identification of horses within the established timeline.
Remember that the current rate for the Registration Service (Service 103) is $225 per horse, plus shipping and handling ($14.95). Full-fledged members of ANCCE may take advantage of the corresponding discounts for this service.
Lastly, the Stud Book office strongly recommends that you meet the deadline indicated above, as the fee to register a horse after the deadline is $500 per horse plus shipping and handling ($14.95).
What if I cannot get a signature for a breeding and birth certificate?
In accordance with LG ANCCE procedures, we are not allowed to give out any information on any breeder. You can find information regarding previous owners of record at the following link if the Changes of Ownership have been completed:
Where do I mail my ownership card?
Once you complete your payment online, you can mail us the original ownership card (signed by the seller and buyer) to:
12765 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite 1315
Wellington, FL 33414
What is needed to be a host site for revision?
If you are interested in hosting revision, you can contact the offices of USPRE at 561-214-4961 to let us know of your interest.
Why do I need a passport to take my horse to revision?
The horse’s passport is needed to update any information regarding your horse at the time of revision. The veterinarian will also make notations on the passport and stamp the passport if your horse passes at the time of revision.
How do I change my contact information on the LG ANCCE studbook?
To change your information in the studbook, you can visit the LG ANCCE website at the following link: http://www.lgancce.com/web2/
Once you are at the webpage, you have the option on the upper right hand corner to switch the language to English by clicking on the British flag. Scroll down the page where on the left you will see “Access for Breeders”. Here you will enter your breeder code and pin number to access your area of the LG ANCCE website. Once you have logged in, you can update your information.
How long does it take to process services and the paperwork associated with it?
Typically, most services are processed within four (4) to six (6) weeks in best case scenarios. This timeframe can be met if all paperwork received has all the proper documentation and signatures needed to process the service. However, when documentation is missing signatures, or if the information provided is incorrect, these processes can take much longer.
How can I become a member of USPRE and what are the benefits?
You can become a member by clicking here.
When you join the United States P.R.E. Association (USPRE), you sign up to an equestrian organization and interactive community that celebrates and promotes the Pure Spanish Horse. USPRE is dedicated to providing members with comprehensive P.R.E. programs and services. As a member, you will benefit from many programs like member performance awards, dressage programs, seminars and clinics. Additional benefits include an associate ANCCE membership, an online subscription to El Caballo Magazine, complimentary tickets to SICAB if you attend, invitations to the ANCCE International Banquet, and special access to USPRE Week in Wellington, Florida. A monthly newsletter is also provided to all of our members keeping you up to date with important information about our organization, LG ANCCE and upcoming events