Important Deadlines for Stallion Owners
AQHA stallion breeding reports and AQHA Incentive Fund stallion nomination forms must be submitted by November 30, 2014.
October 23, 2014
Two important deadlines are fast approaching for stallion owners: American Quarter Horse Association stallion breeding reports and AQHA Incentive Fund stallion nomination forms must be postmarked on or before November 30, 2014.
According to the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations, the owner, authorized agent or lessee of every American Quarter Horse stallion must file a written report – known as the stallion breeding report – that shows the names, registration numbers and dates of breeding exposure for all registered mares during the year.
The stallion breeding report form must be filled out and mailed to the AQHA office on or before November 30. Stallion owners also have the option of submitting the report online via AQHA Member Services.
Additionally, all stallions that bred 25 or more mares in 2014 are required to have the five-panel disease test results on file, per Rule REG108.5 in the 2014 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations. In 2015, all breeding stallions must be tested. Disease panel test kits can be ordered online at www.aqha.com/genetictesting.
To learn more about submitting online reports, visit www.aqha.com/sbr, and for questions concerning stallion breeding reports, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. AQHA customer service representatives will be available until midnight November 30, to answer SBR questions.
The AQHA Incentive Fund is a multimillion dollar program involving stallion and foal nominations with pay backs made annually to the owners and nominators of competing horses. For a stallion’s offspring to be eligible, he must be enrolled by November 30 prior to each breeding season at a fee based on the number of mares on his previous year’s breeding report. This annual enrollment makes his foals, resulting from that breeding year, eligible to be nominated into the program.
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 that year by Incentive Fund-nominated horses.
To learn more about the Incentive Fund, visit www.aqha.com/invest.