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Use the free online directory of AQHA Incentive Fund-nominated stallions.

American Quarter Horse Association
December 10, 2013

AQHA Incentive Fund

Mare owners also have the opportunity to peruse through Incentive Fund-nominated stallions in the free online AQHA stallion directory at www.aqha.com/stallions.

It’s a competitive world out there. To give your upcoming foal a leg up on the competition, start with a sire nominated to the American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund.

For a foal to be enrolled in the AQHA Incentive Fund, the foal’s sire must first be nominated to the program. To make life easier on mare owners, the December, January and February editions of The American Quarter Horse Journal feature a list of all current Incentive Fund-nominated stallions, as well as a special advertising section spotlighting just those American Quarter Horse stallions.

Mare owners also have the opportunity to peruse through Incentive Fund-nominated stallions in the free online AQHA stallion directory at www.aqha.com/stallions.

“The AQHA Incentive Fund is the richest show-based incentive program we’re aware of,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. The multimillion-dollar program that puts money back in the pockets of stallion and foal nominators, as well as horse owners, is owned, managed and operated by AQHA.

Each point earned at an AQHA-approved show in the open or amateur division by an Incentive Fund-nominated horse will be worth a specific amount. The exact amount will depend on total money in the fund for that show year and the total number of points earned in that year by Incentive Fund-nominated horses.

Because the bulk of Incentive Fund income is reliant on stallion owners nominating their stallion every year and foal owners enrolling the resulting offspring from each crop, when those numbers drop, so does the Incentive Fund’s income source.

To bolster the program, a task force recommended that exhibitors be asked to pay annual license fees – $50 per division, amateur and open – that netted nearly $400,000 in 2012, its first year of existence. In 2012, the Incentive Fund paid out more than $2.2 million. More than 140,000 AQHA points were cashed in by stallion nominators, foal nominators and owners.

The AQHA Incentive Fund-nominated stallion directory is organized by state, province and country, and can be accessed at www.aqha.com/stallions. AQHA Customer Service is also available at 806-376-4811 to verify if an American Quarter Horse stallion is currently nominated to the Incentive Fund.

To learn more about the Incentive Fund, visit www.aqha.com/invest.