AQHA Incentive Fund
The AQHA Incentive Fund pays participants for showing and breeding their American Quarter Horses.
How does the program work?
The money comes from the enrollment of stallions into the program and subsequent nomination of their foals.
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.
Foals by these stallions are currently eligible to be nominated into the program during their first 12 months of age, provided the foal has not earned a 1/2 point or more in an AQHA-approved event, for a one-time, “for-life” nomination fee. From the foaling date to the seventh month birth date, the nomination fee is $100. After the seventh month to the 12th month birth date, the fee is $200. Foals may be nominated to the Incentive Fund from the 12- to 18- month birth date at a fee of $1,000 and from the 18- to 24- month birth date at a fee of $2,500.
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.
Ready to take the next step?
Click here for forms to register your stallion or foal in this multimillion-dollar program.