AHBA Stallion Service Auction Rules and Regulations

Breedings purchased in the 2014 AHBA Futurity Stallion Auction will need to be used in 2014 for the resulting foal to be eligible to participate in the AHBA Futurity classes. If a breeding cannot be used in 2014, the winning bidder will need to discuss options with that particular stallion owner. The resulting foal will NOT be eligible to compete in the AHBA Futurity classes.


GENERAL FUTURITY STUCTURE

1. The long-term plan is that the money for the payout in the Futurity will come from three sources: 1) The AHBA Stallion breeding auction, 2) The Nomination Fees of $500 per Stallion per year, and 3) The entry fees for the Futurity Classes.

2. The horses eligible for the futurity classes will consist of one nominated foal sired by each Auction Stallion from the person who has the wining bid for each of the stallions in the AHBA Stallion Auction (Successful Auction Bidder) and one nominated foal from each Stallion Owner who entered a Stallion in the Auction. Each nominated foal must be officially entered prior to December 31 of the year prior to the birth of the foal.

3. The Futurity classes will be held at the Las Vegas Show and will consist of a Yearling Class for fillies, a Yearling Class for Colts, a Two Year Old Class for fillies, and a Two Year Old Class for Colts. The prize money available for each class will be 25% of the total available money collected from the AHBA Stallion Auction and the entry fees collected for each individual class. For example, the Stallion Auction funds and Stallion Nomination Fees collected at the 2008 Auction will be divided as follows: 25% for the Yearling Filly Class in 2010, 25% for the Futurity Yearling Colt Class in 2010, 25% for the Two Year Old Filly Class in 2011, and 25% for the Two Year Old Colt Class in 2011. Each of these classes would also include the entry fees collected for each individual class added to the prize money. Prize money will be given in each class to the Class Champion, Class Reserve Champion, and the remaining three horses making up the Top Five.

4. The Futurity Classes will be Amateur To Handle (ATH) classes. They will be conducted and judged in the same manner as the other halter classes at the Las Vegas Show. Winners of the Futurity Classes will not be eligible for the normal Las Vegas Show Junior Champion classes. Horses can be entered in both the Futurity Class and the Las Vegas normal halter classes.

5. The AHBA Stallion Auction will be conducted each year. Tthe AHBA Board reserves the right to change the time and place of the auction. Stallions in the Auction must be nominated by an AHBA Stallion Rights Holder. Each Stallion Rights Holder can nominate a maximum of two stallions for each Auction. One of the Stallions nominated by a Rights Holder must be owned by the Stallion Rights Holder. Stallions Rights Holders have two options to select within 60 days after the completion of the Stallion Auction: 1)The Stallion Right Holder MAY pay any deficit on the final auction bid price as necessary to bring the breeding price up to $2,500.00 and thereby earn the right for the Stallion Owner to nominate, in addition to foal nominations by the Successful Auction Bidder, ONE mare in foal to this stallion for the resulting Futurity class, OR 2) The Stallion Rights Holder MAY elect NOT to pay the deficit required to bring the breeding price up to $2,500.00 which thereby ELIMINATES the Stallion Rights Holdrtd right to nominate one mare in foal to this stallion. If Option 2 is selected, the only foal eligible for the AHBA Futurity Classes will be the Successful Auction bidders for the AHBA Futurity Classes. In all cases, the successful Auction bidder will retain their mare nomination right as long as the $1,000.00 minimum bid is guaranteed and paid to AHBA by the Stallion Rights Holder.

6. The number of AHBA Founding Stallion Rights Holders will be limited to 25, with each Founding Rights Holder having the ability to nominate two stallions for the Auction. The one-time fee to become an AHBA Founding Stallion Rights Holder will be $2,500 which must be paid to AHBA before 1 November 2007. After the initial 25 Stallion Founding Rights Holders are committed, the AHBA may consider a limited number of additional Rights Holders at a higher initiation fee than the Founding Rights Holders. Individual Stallion nominations for the Stallion Auction will be $500 per stallion per year.

 

STALLION NOMINATION PROCEDURES

In order to complete a nomination form for a AHBA Stallion, the "right holder" must provide the following:

1. A completed Stallion Disclosure/Nomination form that includes all of the requested information.
2. A copy of the stallions AHRA registration certificate with ownership information to match information provided on Disclosure/Nomination form. In the event that ownership information does not match, additional documentation must be attached to explain the difference.
3. A check or credit card number for $500.00 (payable to the AHBA Futurity).

All of the above must be sent to:

AHBA Stallion Futurity
28150 N. Alma School Pkwy, Ste 103-474
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Phone – (480) 415-8921 Fax – (480) 513-3902

2010 AHBA Futurity Stallion Nomination Form [click here
Due December 31, 2009.


Please Note:

1. All names, a complete address, and telephone number(s) must be included for all persons involved in the leases sponsored stallions, partnerships, syndications, etc. of AHBA stallion. Any indebtedness to AHBA must be settled before the nomination will be accepted.
2. A service to all sponsored stallions must be made available to AHBA each year the stallion is in the program for use at the discretion of the auction committee.
3. The Stallion Owner must guarantee to AHBA that the minimum bid will be $2,500.00 per nominated stallion. If the auction bid does not reach $2,500.00 then the "Right Holder" is responsible to pay the difference.

The AHBA "right holder" is responsible for getting any and all information including program rules, nomination procedures, and forms to the proper person regarding all nominated stallions. A space is provided on the Disclosure/Nomination form if that person is a member.

 

MARE NOMINATION PROCEDURES

AHBA AUCTION & FUTURITY MARE NOMINATION PROCEDURES:

    • Each AHBA stallion "Right Holder" can nominate one foal sired by the nominated stallion per year by filling out a Mare Nomination Form. 
    • Each successful auction purchaser can nominate one foal sired by a nominated stallion per year by filling out a Mare Nomination Auction Form.
    • All nomination forms must be post marked by December 31 of the auction/breeding year.
    • Resulting foals will be eligible to compete as yearlings and 2 year-olds in specified futurity classes.
    • No fee is required to nominate a mare into program.
    • Only two nominations per stallion will be accepted each year: one each for the "Right Holder" and the Auction Purchaser.
    • All mare nominations are valid only if all fees due to the AHBA Futurity have been paid (that is, all fees from the winning Auction Bidder and any fees due from the AHBA Futurity Stallion "Right Holder")

 

FOAL NOMINATION PROCEDURES

Listed below are the procedures for nominating your foals for the 2008 and 2009 Las Vegas Shows:

  • Each Stallion owner in the 2007 AHBA Stallion auction can nominate one foal sired by the Auction Stallion for each of the 2008 and 2009 Las Vegas Shows.
  • The nominated foal will show in either the AHBA Futurity Yearling Colt or AHBA Futurity Yearling Filly class. Both of these classes are Amateur to Handle Classes.
  • For the 2008 Arabian Breeders World Cup, the foal sired by the Auction Stallion will be identified when the 2008 Arabian Breeders World Cup Show entries are completed and sent to AHBA before the normal entry date specified in the show premium.
  • For the 2009 Arabian Breeders World Cup, the foal sired by the Auction Stallion to be born in 2008 must be nominated by December 31, 2007 (prior to the foal being born in 2008)

Beginning with the 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup, there will be two foals for each AHBA Auction Stallion eligible for the Futurity Yearling Classes. One will be nominated by the successful bidder of the 2007 Auction currently being conducted online, and one will be from the owner of the Auction Stallion. These two foals must be nominated before December 31, 2008 (after the 2008 breeding season and before the 2009 foals are born). These same foals will also be eligible to show in the 2011 Arabian Breeders World Cup in the two-year-old Futurity classes.

 

AHBA LEGACY FUTURITY

1. The long-term plan is that the money for the payout in the Legacy Futurity will come from two sources: 1) Nominations Fee of $100 per nominated foal each year, and 2) Entry fees for the Legacy Futurity Classes.

2. The horses eligible for the Legacy futurity classes will consist of any nominated foal sired by each Auction Stallion. Each nominated foal must be officially entered prior to December 31 of the year prior to the birth of the foal.

3. The Legacy Futurity classes will be held at the Las Vegas Show and will consist of a Yearling Class for fillies and a Yearling Class for Colts. The prize money available for each class will be 50% of the total available money collected from the nomination fees and the entry fees collected for each individual class. For example, 50% for the Yearling Filly Class in 2013 and 50% for the Futurity Yearling Colt Class in 2013. Each of these classes will also add the entry fees colelcted for each individual class to the prize money. Prize money will be given in each class to the Class Champion, Class Reserve Champion, and the remaining three horses making up the Top Five.

4. The Legacy Futurity Classes will be Amateur to Handle (ATH) classes. They will be conducted and judged in the same manner as the other halter classes at the Las Vegas Show. Winners of the Futurity Classes will not be eligible for the normal Las Vegas Show Junior Champion classes. Horses can be entered in both the Legacy Futurity Class and the Las Vegas normal halter classes.

5. The AHBA Stallion Auction will be conducted each year. The AHBA Board reserves the right to change the time and place of the auction. Stallions in the Auction must be nominated by an AHBA Stallion Rights Holder. Each Stallion Rights Holder can nominate a maximum of two stallions for each Auction. One of the Stallions nominated by a Rights Holder must be owned by the Stallion Rights Holder. Stallions Rights Holders have two options to select within 60 days after the completion of the Stallion Auction: 1) The Stallion Right Holder MAY pay any deficit on the final auction bid price as necessary to bring the breeding price up to the $2,500.00 level and thereby earn the right for the Stallion Owner to nominate, in addition to foal nominated by the successful bidder, ONE mare in foal to this stallion for the resulting Futurity class, OR 2) The Stallion Right Holder can elect to NOT pay the deficit required to bring the breeding price up to the $2,500.00 level which thereby ELIMINATES the Stallion Rights Holder's right to nominate one mare in foal to this stallion. If Option 2 is selected, the only foal eligible for the AHBA Futurity Classes will be the Successful Auction bidders for the AHBA Futurity Classes. In all cases, the successful Auction bidder will retain their mare nomination right as long as the $1,000.00 minimum bid is guaranteed and paid to AHBA by the Stallion Right Holder.

6. The number of AHBA Founding Stallion Rights Holders will be limited to 25, with each Founding Rights Holder having the ability to nominate two stallions for the Auction. The one-time fee to become an AHBA Founding Stallion Rights Holder will be $2,500. After the initial 25 Stallion Founding Rights Holders are committed, the AHBA may consider a limited number of additional Rights Holders at a higher initiation fee than the Founding Rights Holders. Individual Stallion nominations for the Stallion Auction will be $500 per stallion per year.