The Incentive Fund is a multimillion-dollar
program involving stallion and foal nominations with paybacks to the stallion
nominators, foal nominators and owners of the competing horses. The program is
owned, managed and operated by AQHA. In 23 years of existence, the program has
paid almost $60 million.
delighted that our exhibitors and breeders can reap the rewards of owning an American
Quarter Horse while continuing to show in a fun atmosphere," said AQHA Executive
Vice President Bill Brewer.
Incentive Fund utilizes AQHA-approved show points to determine paybacks. Each
point earned at an AQHA-approved show in the open or amateur division by an Incentive
Fund nominated horse is worth a specific amount.
the end of every show year, the total number of points earned by Incentive Fund
horses is divided by the total amount of money in the fund for that year. This
establishes the dollar value for each point. The payout amount is determined by
multiplying the value of each point by the number of points earned by a nominated
The Incentive Fund
pays 10% to the nominator of the sire, 10% to the nominator of the foal and 80%
to the owner of the horse. The owner portion is paid to whoever owns the horse
at the time the points are earned. Thus, there may be more than one owner check
for some horses.
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