Important deadlines loom for stallion owners

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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 Nov. 30, 2013.

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 Nov. 30. Stallion owners also have the option of submitting the report online via AQHA Member Services.

To learn more about submitting online reports, visit, and for questions concerning stallion breeding reports, contact AQHA customer service representatives will be on alert Nov. 30, responding to email until midnight.

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 Nov. 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