The AQHA Incentive Fund is a multimillion-dollar program involving stallion and foal nominations with pay backs to the stallion nominators, foal nominators and owners of the competing horses. The program is owned, managed and operated by AQHA.
The Incentive Fund utilizes the most familiar and proven concept in the American Quarter Horse show industry: points won at AQHA shows. Each point earned at an AQHA-approved show in the open and/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.
How to Nominate
Each year, the owner of the Incentive Fund-nominated horse (if a competition license has been filed), will receive a check for 70 percent of the horse's earnings. The nominator will receive 15 percent of the horse's earnings and the horse’s sire nominator will get 15 percent.
The nomination process starts with the stallion owner. Here are the rules:
Foal nominations work like this:
As of January 1, 2012, for the owner of an Incentive Fund-nominated horse to receive payment for any point earned that year, the owner must file a competition license prior to earning points. Let’s take a look at the competition license facts:
If you’d like to take part the Incentive Fund and start earning money for your AQHA points, the place to begin is with Incentive Fund nomination. For owners who already have nomination crossed off their list, the next step is to download and complete the annual competition license. Forms can even be found and completed at AQHA shows.
Should you need assistance, AQHA Customer Service is always here to help at (806) 376-4811, and license fees may be paid over the phone to expedite the process.
Find a Stallion
AQHA Incentive Fund stallions are searchable! Utilize our online tool to find an Incentive Fund-nominated stallion near you.
Incentive Fund Financial Statement
View the computation of Incentive Fund point distributions for the year ending December 31, 2012.
Incentive Fund Changes
Learn more about changes, effective January 1, 2012, that were made to the Incentive Fund.
Incentive Fund Forms
Find foal, stallion and second career nomination forms, plus the annual competition license form.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read frequently asked questions about the AQHA Incentive Fund.
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