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Repeat winners top Breeders’ Trust charts again in 2023

Familiar faces Zippos Sensation and Call Me A Cowboy headlined the 2023 APHA Breeders’ Trust lists.

Zippos Sensation once again returns to the top of the annual Breeders’ Trust Leading Sires chart, claiming the No. 1 spot for the 23rd consecutive year. His foals continue to dominate in APHA competition, even after the stallion’s own passing in 2016.

Call Me A Cowboy earned his second consecutive Breeders’ Trust Leading Earner award; he also led the Top 20 Masters Amateur chart for 2023 for a third year with exhibitor Jamie Ross. In 2023, the tobiano gelding earned 687 total points, worth $6,009.05 in Breeders’ Trust payouts.

Per-point cash value increased in 2023. Participating horses’ Amateur and Open points were each worth $8.74 for Breeders’ Trust payouts.

New this year, U.S. Breeders’ Trust payouts will be processed through U.S. Bank Payee Choice. This platform allows individuals to choose their preferred payout method and streamlines distribution. Payout recipients will receive an email from APHA later this week with more information about how to set up a Payee Choice account. International recipients will receive a separate email explaining their payout process and options.

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2023 Breeders’ Trust Leading Sire: Zippos Sensation

1993 sorrel overo stallion by Zippo Pine Bar (QH) and out of Satin N Lace

Breeder: Joe Bachmuth, Cullman, Alabama
Owner: Simons Show Horses LLC, Aubrey, Texas

No. 1 Breeders’ Trust Leading Sire for 23 consecutive years.

50 foals earned 2,754 eligible points and $24,014.94. More than 700 of his 1,056 registered foals are nominated to the program.

2023 Breeders’ Trust Leading Earner: Call Me A Cowboy

2014 brown tobiano gelding by The Original Cowboy and out of Call Me Sister

Nominator: Marylyn Caliendo, Pilot Point, Texas
Owner: Robert & Patricia Ross, Grayslake, Illinois
Stallion Subscriber: Simons Show Horses LLC, Aubrey, Texas

Owned by Robert and Patricia Ross since 2017, Call Me A Cowboy earned 687 points in 2023 and a payout of $6,009.05.



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