Over $400,000+ in CHROME CASH was paid out at 2022 NCHA, NRCHA & APHA events!

Chrome Cash is a class within a class offered at select NCHA, NRCHA, NRHA, ARHFA & APHA performance events.

Is my horse eligible?
To enter Chrome Cash all you need is an APHA registered horse. You may be riding an APHA eligible horse and not know it.  Here’s what it takes to qualify for APHA registration –

  • If your Quarter horse has two inches of solid white hair or pink skin behind the outside corner of the eye to the corner of the mouth, above the chin strap and above the center of the hock or knee and , you possibly have an APHA horse!







OR if your horse has at least one APHA parent (sire or dam), your horse may be registered regardless of white markings.

Here are some top AQHA performance sires & dams who are also APHA registered. Foals with at least one APHA parent, may qualify for APHA registration regardless of white markings –

 *STEVIE REY VON                                                                                                                                                *METALLIC REBEL

*SMOOTH AS A CAT                                                                                                                                             *CATTY HAWK

*SMOOTH TALKIN STYLE                                                                                                                                *GUNNATRASHYA

*REYZIN THE CASH                                                                                                                                           *BADBOONARISING

*ONE TIME ROYALTY                                                                                                                                        *DUAL REYISH

*METALLIC MASTERPIECE                                                                                                                            *HYDRIVE CAT

*RUSTY BLUE METALLIC                                                                                                                               *ONCE YOU GO BLACK

*METALLIC CATTACK                                                                                                                                      *MAGNETIK PLAYBOY

*METALLIC REY MINK                                                                                                                                   *MC COWHAMMER

*METALLIC MALICE                                                                                                                                       *CHECK YER METAL

*THIRD EDGE                                                                                                                                                           *QUEJANAISALENA


*MECOM BLUE                                                                                                                                                                        *DEALNWITHACOOLCAT

 *THE REYL McCOY                                                                                                                                       *RUBY TUESDAY DNA

*SADIE THE CAT                                                                                                                                             *HISSY CAT

*PURDY BET                                                                                                                                                     *SHES TWICE AS SMOOTH

How it works…

  • Register your horse with APHA. Its quick, simple & probably costs less than you think!
  • Look for the “Chrome Cash” class at NCHA, NRCHA, NRHA, ARHFA & APHA events and enter!
  • Added money to the Chrome Cash classes at select NCHA & NRCHA aged events in 2022.
  • $31,000  added to the Chrome Cash Cutting Challenge classes July 9th, 2022 in Fort Worth during the APHA World Show.
    • Includes $1,000 paid to top 3 Texas bred in each class.
  • $22,000 added to the Working Cow Horse Chrome Cash Challenge classes in Fort Worth during the APHA World Show.
    • Includes $1,000 paid to top 3 Texas bred in each class.

Q. My horse is already AQHA registered, can it also be APHA registered? 
A. AQHA horses that meet APHA registration rules can be double registered with APHA & AQHA. Being double registered may increase your horses’  value while opening up opportunities to complete at more events.
Q. My horses’ sire and dam are Quarter Horses so how can my horse be APHA?
A. Even if both parents are AQHA, if your horse meets requirements for white markings, he/she can be registered APHA.
Q. I have a broodmare/stallion that is registered APHA based on white markings; what if the foals don’t have white markings? 
A. All foals by/out of APHA-registered stock (with the other parent being either APHA, AQHA or Thoroughbred) can be registered with APHA regardless of color.  
Q. My horse is APHA registered but not AQHA registered, does my horse have to be double registered? 
A. No your horse does not have to be double registered, just has to be APHA registered.


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All-Around Events

Chrome Cash Rules 

  • Horse must be registered with APHA. Both Regular and Solid Bred registered horses are eligible.
  • Owner must be a current APHA member in good standing.
  • Chrome Cash class must be entered per each event’s rules. Must complete entry form, pay fees and submit a copy of APHA registration papers to the show secretary to qualify.
  • Only shows designated with Chrome Cash sponsors will have added money.
  • Chrome Cash is a class within a class and no working finals.
  • See individual event rules for more details.