Ancestry VGnome 

Tracing Equestrian Roots: A Journey Through Ancestry

Our Horse ancestry DNA testing compares a horse’s DNA to a reference panel of 50 breeds, calculating the likelihood of originating from each breed. The top three probable ancestral breeds are reported, although precise percentages are not provided due to genetic similarities among horses.

The test is reasonably accurate for purebred horses, but accuracy may decrease as more breeds are involved. Related breeds may yield similar probabilities, and the reported breeds may not fully represent the horse’s ancestry, offering an informed analysis based on genetic similarities.

What’s included in the Ancestry report?

Ancestry Panel

Prove a horse’s lineage and to find out its closest genetic relatives. Testing is in accordance with the requirements of the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC).


This horse is genetically related to a subgroup of horses known today as ‘Egyptian.’ Three to five percent of all Arabian horses belong to this lineage. Egyptian horses are often highly prized in non-ridden horse shows, where they are required to exhibit specific conformation traits.

Performance Panel

Identify horses with the potential to excel in specific disciplines.


This horse has the G’ variant of the ACOX1 gene. 
Horses with this variant are better able to make the acyl-coenzyme A oxidase 1 enzyme, enabling them to efficiently use fat for fuel. This gives ACOX1 GG horses an advantage in endurance and long-distance sports. 

Color Panel

By testing for coat color heritability, Anglo-Arabian horse breeders can build on their knowledge of genetics and apply it to their breeding program.


This horse is homozygous black (EE) and carries two copies of the black allele (EE). Regardless of the mate, this horse will always produce black foals.

Health Panel

Identify horses at risk for genetic diseases and health conditions that can be prevented. 


This horse is a carrier of Cerebellar Abiotrophy. Cerebellar Abiotrophy is the most reported brain disease in horses. This condition is caused by the loss of brain cells (called Purkinje cells) in the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls a horse’s sensory perception and the ability to coordinate physical movements). 

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Evidence-based and actionable recommendations on breeding and training from our team of experts

Unparalleled whole genome coverage and one of the most extensive ranges of genetic variants in a single test.

Uniform coverage of the entire nuclear genome (>20,000 genes) and mitochondrial genome, with >97% of the genome covered at ≥10x.

The only genetic testing company that provides a comprehensive multi-page report on Anglo-Arabian horses that can be used to guide health, training, breeding, and welfare decisions now and in the future.

Testing is as easy as mailing a postcard, thanks to our pre-paid packaging kit.

Each horse’s data is only available to you and is banked securely in the VG (Victory Genomics) Database.

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