An AQHA, or American Quarter Horse Association, pedigree offers five main features: a four-generation color pedigree, a horse ownership summary, a dam's produce summary, a sire's get summary and a horse's performance summary. The American Quarter Horse Association, or AQHA, was founded in Fort Worth, Texas in 1940.
The organization's mission is "preservation, improvement and record-keeping of the American Quarter horse." Today, the AQHA is based out of Amarillo, TX and functions internationally to connect and document American Quarter horses and their owners worldwide. Membership in the organization gives individuals access to the exclusive AQHA "America's Horse" magazine, competitions, horseback riding programs, savings through corporate sponsors and access to the extensive AQHA records.