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Ride a Paint, Get Paid—Chrome Cash coming to the 2022 NRHA Futurity

Do you ride a flashy, Paint-splashed reiner? Or maybe a more solid horse that’s eligible for APHA registration based on parentage?

You’re in luck!

The American Paint Horse Association’s popular Chrome Cash incentive program is coming to the 2022 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, which takes place November 24-December 3 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

$5,000 added to Chrome Cash classes—JUST FOR REGISTERED PAINTS!

  • $3,000 to the Open Level 4
  • $2,000 to the Non-Pro Level 4

           Paid to the highest-placing Chrome Cash participants (based on NRHA payout schedule)

“Our industry moves forward on the strength of innovation. Adding Chrome Cash to the NRHA Futurity just builds on the excitement that American Paint Horses having been bringing for many years,” NRHA Commissioner Gary Carpenter said.

“APHA shares that spirit of innovation with NRHA. Chrome Cash represents new opportunities for everyone who registers their reiners with APHA and appreciates flashy horses,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said.

Entering is Easy!

  • Ride a registered Paint—both solid and Regular Registry Paints are eligible to win
  • Owner & exhibitor must be current APHA members
  • Mark the “Chrome Cash” option on the NRHA Rider Designation Form or in the NRHA Futurity Show Office

Not sure if your horse is registered or eligible for APHA registration? We can help! And it costs less than you think!

Use our handy form for a quick-and-easy review—just include your horse’s sire, dam and date of birth, and a copy of his AQHA papers, and APHA’s friendly MemberCare team will see if he’s eligible for registration (and provide a custom quote and instructions, if he is!).

Custom APHA Registration Quote


Check out this list of APHA-registered stallions—you might be riding a Paint and not even know it!


Registering your APHA-eligible horse is simple:

  • Fill out the APHA registration application (get it here!)
  • Include a copy of his AQHA papers (we use this in place of the required signatures and breeding reports)
  • Include photos of your horse from all 4 sides, and closeups of any minimal belly, leg or face markings with a ruler
  • Include payment for fees
  • Email your material to sbates@apha.com and APHA MemberCare will take it from there!


Questions? Email Sunny Bates at sbates@apha.com or check out apha.com/programs/chromecash.


[Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.]

About APHA
The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA promotes, preserves and provides meaningful experiences with Paint Horses.


About NRHA
The National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the sport of reining through a core mission: “Respect the Horse. Respect the Sport.” Founded in 1966, NRHA now has nearly 15,000 members and sets the standards for reining worldwide. Reining is an international sport and continues to grow year after year by offering opportunities for horse enthusiasts of all ages.