Appaloosa Incentive Classes and Stallion Service Auction Get a Makeover

ApHC-75th-anniversaryIn an effort to enhance the prize money for “incentive” classes held annually at the World Championship Show in Fort Worth, the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) announces more options for owners of stallions in the stallion service auction and for owners of any other foals by that same stallion.

Beginning in 2014, all offspring foaled in the same year as the foal resulting from a donated and sold stallion service in the auction, may be nominated for the two-year-old incentive classes—halter, western pleasure and hunter under saddle. An initial payment of $250 is due in December of the foaling year and a second payment of $500 is due by December of the yearling year. And, any owner of a 2013 foal sired by a donated and sold stallion may make a one-time nomination payment of $750 no later than March 31, 2014 to be included in the 2015 incentive classes. The incentive classes offer a total purse of more than $30,000.

As has always been the case, yearlings purchased in the incentive portion of the World Sale are automatically eligible, along with foals resulting from a purchased breeding through the stallion service auction. The stallion owner also receives a complimentary nomination for a foal by that same stallion.

According to Noelle Schmidt, owner of the premier stallion Chocolatey, “This is absolutely the biggest and most impacting change for the ApHC stallion Service Auction and Incentive Classes to date! This is an opportunity for stallion owners, winning bidders and foal owners to be eligible to win larger purses than ever and yet at the same time, give back to the members that continue to support the ApHC.”

The bidding period for this year’s service auction is October 1 – December 31, 2013. Donated stallions can be viewed and bidding can be done online at The roster of stallions includes World and National Champions and stallions that have proven themselves by siring champions.

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