The second payment to make stallions’ 2019 offspring eligible for APHA’s Breeders’ Trust program is due by November 30, 2018—make plans to include this second installment (based on the number of mares bred) with your 2018 stallion breeding report so his 2019 foals are eligible for APHA’s Breeders’ Trust program.
The APHA Breeders’ Trust program is the world’s richest stock horse association-run incentive program, and it’s your ticket to maximizing the lifetime earnings of your horse and the foals by your stallion—this program pays cash dividends for points earned by nominated horses at APHA-approved events and rewards everyone responsible for the success of the foal: the horse’s current owner (70%), the stallion subscriber (20%) and the foal nomination (10%).
Starting in 2017, stallion subscription fees are broken into two parts: an initial enrollment fee ($150 for Paint stallions; $300 for Quarter Horse/Thoroughbred stallions) that was due in January, and a second installment based on the number of mares on the stallion breeding report, due by November 30.
The second payment is customized to the individual stallion, and it’s designed to make the Breeders’ Trust program more affordable to breeders. APHA stallions pay $100 per mare listed on the stallion breeding report, with the total payment capped at the stallion’s highest advertised stud fee. Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred stallions pay $200 per mare listed on the report, again capped at the highest advertised stud fee. The initial payment is included in the capped calculation.
To pay the second installment, simply include the Breeders’ Trust stallion subscription form with your stallion breeding report and payment for the applicable fees. Then all of your stallion’s 2019 foals will be eligible for Breeders’ Trust nomination.
Stallion Subscription details:
- First Installment—Initial Enrollment Fee
- $150 for APHA stallions or $300 for Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred stallions
- Due by January 31, 2018 (late fees will apply if postmark not met)
- Second Installment—Based on mares listed on the stallion breeding report
- $100 per mare on SBR for APHA stallions; $200 per mare on SBR for Quarter Horse or Thoroughbred stallions
- Due by November 30, 2018 (late fees will apply if postmark not met)
- Payment “caps” at the stallion’s highest advertised stud fee
APHA Stallion 1 has a stud fee of $1,500. His owner pays $150 on January 31. He breeds 20 mares, and his second installment payment is $1,350 (total fees capped at his $1,500 stud fee).
APHA Stallion 2 has a stud fee of $750. His owner pays $150 on January 31. He breeds three mares, and his second installment payment is $300.
If a stallion owner does not subscribe his stallion or defaults on the second payment of the subscription fee, one of the mare owners or resulting foal owners may request a waiver (signed by the stallion owner) that allows them to subscribe the stallion by paying the applicable fees or remaining fees without penalty through May 15 of the foaling year. After the applicable fees are paid, the person who paid the fees will be considered the stallion subscriber for that breeding year and will receive the subscriber’s portion of the Breeders’ Trust payout for all foals nominated from that breeding year.
Analysis of the 2015 Breeders’ Trust revenue by the Long Range Planning committee shows that, based on the new subscription guidelines, 33% of stallion owners will pay less and about 67% will pay the same as they do currently to participate in the Breeders’ Trust. Their goal is to attract more Breeders’ Trust subscribed stallions, thereby making more foals eligible for the Breeders’ Trust program, by nurturing, encouraging and supporting breeders.
For more information about the new Breeders’ Trust stallion subscription guidelines for 2018, contact Director of Breeders’ Trust Matt Arias at email@example.com.
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