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RMRHA STALLION STAKES

The RMRHA Stallion Stakes program was established to promote the reining horse by providing incentives to stallion owners and breeders for raising, training and showing reiners. The Stallion Stakes, an NRHA Category 6 event where eligible get can compete for their own purses, is run concurrently with the annual RMRHA Summer Slide’s regular Futurity and Derby classes (Category 2).

To participate, stallion owners nominate their stallion(s) in a given year by donating a breeding to the Association. If the breeding is sold through the Stallion Stakes auction, all of next year’s offspring by the stallion are eligible to compete. In the year(s) those foals compete as three year-olds, their sires are eligible for sire awards.

Mare owners participate by encouraging stallion owners to nominate their stallions and by bidding on the breedings in the auction each spring. The resulting foals of the following year are then eligible to enter the Stallion Stakes divisions of the Futurity and Derby as three to six year-olds.

James Morgan and Smart Stepin Lena

James Morgan and Smart Stepin Lena

Program Details

STALLION STAKES BREEDING CONTRACT

Enroll your Stallion in one of the fastest growing and most innovative programs in the industry!

CONTRACT

Turn Down for What ridden by Brian Bell

Turn Down for What ridden by Brian Bell

Mizzens Little Step ridden by Franco Bertolani

Mizzens Little Step ridden by Franco Bertolani

Country Bay Magic ridden by Adam Hendrickson

Country Bay Magic ridden by Adam Hendrickson

Purdey Lil Gun ridden by Cody Puttkamer

Purdey Lil Gun ridden by Cody Puttkamer

Dunitwithashineyface ridden by Amy Stoney

Dunitwithashineyface ridden by Amy Stoney

Donate a Breeding

Stallion owners can donate one or more breeding services to RMRHA by mailing a stallion contract to RMRHA. The stallion’s regular stud fee will be listed in the amount advertised. For any stallion that is advertised as a Private Treaty Breeding Fee, that fee must be listed with a dollar value on the RMRHA Breeding Contract. Chute fees, as advertised on Stallion Stakes flyers and ads, shall be the responsibility of the mare owner and payable directly to the stallion owner/agent. All vet fees, mare care, shipped semen charges are also the responsibility of the mare owner.

Distribution of
Program Funds

The money from nominated stallions is committed 20% for operating expenses, awards and promotion of the program and 10% for annual sire awards; the remaining 70% will be the added money for the Stallion Stakes division of the Summer Slide Futurity: the added money will be split 70% to the Open division and 30% to the Non Pro division. Funds collected from the program are not allocated to Stallion Stakes Derby winners; the RMRHA itself provides a fixed amount of $2,500 added money to the Open and $2,000 added money to the Non Pro division.

Unsold Services

Any service not sold through the online auction will be available after February 1 for 50% of the advertised service fee (minimum bid $350). These will be on a first come, first served basis until August 31 of the current breeding year. Purchase of these unsold breedings for donated stallions must be made through Perfect Horse Auctions. Chute fees, shipping fees and all reproductive costs are the responsibility of the mare owner.

The nomination of a stallion is complete upon the sale of his service. Stallion services will be donated, sold (and thus become eligible) on an annual basis. Stallion owners who wish to enroll their stallion after the online bidding has closed, should submit a contract and their stallion’s service will be available at 50% of the fee until August 31.  If the service is available on August 31, the stallion owner may submit a check for 50% of the advertised fee (minimum $350) in order to make their stallion eligible for that year. No further enrollments at the 1/2 price fee will be accepted after August 31st. See “Retroactive Eligibility” below for paying up stallions who failed to be enrolled in prior years.

Placing an
Auction Bid

All donated Stallions are offered for sale by the RMRHA through an online auction running from January 15 to 8:00 p.m. PST on January 31, 2017. High bidder names and amounts will be visible during January, with winning bidders notified on February 1. All bids must be at least 50% of the advertised service fee or greater with a minimum bid of $350. Bids must be made in $50 dollar increments. Multiple services may be purchased if so desired, by placing bids on more than one stallion in the auction. Payment for the stallion services purchased must be received by February 15, 2016.

Show Entry
Eligibility

Every foal sired by a stallion during his nominated period is eligible to compete for RMRHA Stallion Stakes purse money by paying the appropriate entry fee. Click here for a list of stallions whose get are eligible to compete in the Futurity or Derby in a given year. The stallion owner that donates the breeding is entitled to a free entry in the Stallion Stakes. The stallion owner may transfer the free entry to another person provided the stallion owner was also the breeder (the owner of the dam at the time of the service) of that entry. In the case of a rebreed, if the stallion named in the contract is not current in the program, this one foal will still be eligible to participate in the Stallion Stakes Program. It will be the responsibility of the mare owner to notify the Stallion Stakes committee of this situation prior to the end of the year in which the rebreed takes place.

Paybacks

Paybacks for winners are paid per NRHA rules. The 10% set aside for Sire Awards is split 50/50 between the Open and Non Pro divisions. This money will go to the owner or nominator (if retroactively entered) of the stallion (at the time of service) that sired the winning horse in the division.

Retroactive Eligibility

Late Stallion Eligibility: Stallion owners wishing to ensure the get of their stallions are eligible for the current year’s Stallion Stakes Futurity, must nominate and pay no later than June 1 of the current year. The cost is one and one half times the advertised stud fee the year the foal was conceived not to exceed $2,000. For example, a stallion owner in 2016 wants to make his three year old foals eligible for the 2016 Stallion Stakes Division of the Summer Slide. He would pay two times his stallion’s advertised 2012 fee (the year the foals were conceived). If the fee was $750, the stallion owner would pay $1,500. This retroactive payment will make all foals for that year eligible for the stallion stakes program. In the example above, all of the foals by that stallion would be eligible for the 2016 Stallion Stakes futurity and would also be eligible to participate in the Stallion Stakes derby during their derby eligible years. The individual who retroactively enrolls the stallion is the person to whom the Sire Award will be paid and they will receive any incentives. Late Stallion Eligibility after June 1 but before the Futurity is $4,000. Contact Sally Berg at (303) 877-8382 or rmrhastallionstakes@gmail.com.

Release of
Liability

RMRHA reserves the right to modify or amend the rules of the program as unusual circumstances may deem necessary. Furthermore, the mare owner, by participating in this RMRHA program, does understand, agree and accept that RMRHA members, officers and representatives are not liable for death, sickness and/or accidental injury including consequential damages, to the mare or the mare owner during participation in this breeding program caused by either negligent or intentional acts of any party to this contract. The RMRHA strongly suggests that upon receipt of the mare for breeding, that the stallion owner or their representative have the mare owner sign their individual breeding contract in addition to the RMRHA breeding contract.