Welcome to the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association. KyQHA
serves as Kentucky's AQHA Affiliate Association to bring
all Quarter Horse owners and associations together throughout
ATTENTION STALLION OWNERS
The AQHA Incentive Fund Stallion Nomination is NO LONGER REQUIRED to make your stallion and his offspring eligible for the Kentucky Quarter Horse Breeders’ Incentive Fund.
Please be reminded of the following important information:
Any questions can be directed to:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2015
Kentucky's Quarter Horse Breeders' Incentive Fund
Stimulates Widespread Demand for Kentucky-Breds
(July 15, 2015) - With nearly a decade of evidence, it is clear that the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association's Breeders' Incentive Fund (BIF) has met, if not surpassed, the goals of the Kentucky Legislature in terms of stimulating economic growth in the horse industry and a strong market demand for foals produced here in the Commonwealth.
When BIF programs were begun in 2006 for all breeds, there were 671 Kentucky-bred horses shown or raced in events sanctioned by the American Quarter Horse Association. Due to the unique and progressive structure of the BIF, that Quarter Horse number has increased each year with 2014 setting an all-time high of 1,245 Kentucky-bred Quarter Horses earning points and prize money around the world. That is an 85% increase, and it proves that the demand for quality Kentucky Quarter Horses continues to grow nationally.
The aim of Kentucky's Quarter Horse leaders was not to subsidize producers solely for operating in the Commonwealth, as have some other breeds, but rather to reward the buyers of Kentucky-breds for showing or racing successfully. This structure has incentivized such buyers, most of them from other states, to prefer Kentucky-bred Quarter Horses when purchasing their prospects. Innovative flat-rate fees at KyQHA shows in Liberty, Kentucky, and plans for a new sprint racetrack are both symptoms and also causes of optimism.
Payouts are based upon points earned in American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) events. While there was only $236,657 in total funds available for KyQHA's BIF program in 2014, the absolute number of Kentucky-bred Quarter Horses that went on to start at an AQHA track or to compete at an AQHA show anywhere in the world, reached an all-time high. Since 2006, the first BIF award year, the total number of Kentucky-bred Quarter Horses shown or raced each year has increased every single year save for one tiny decline.
Norm Luba, KyQHA BIF Committee Chairman, explained the fundamental reason for the unusually positive impact of the Quarter Horse program:
The average value of show points for 2014 was $45.40 while the average value of race points was $141.93. In keeping with the established protocol, all data regarding the horses, points earned, award amounts, and other relevant information will be posted on KyQHA's website for thirty days to allow public review. The direct link for the show results is available [View 2014 BIF Show Awards] and the direct link for the race results is available [View 2014 BIF Race Awards]. Any inaccuracies or suspected improprieties should be reported to the KyQHA within that review period.
Award winners must have been current members of both the AQHA and KyQHA as of July 1, 2015 in order to be eligible for awards.
Kentucky Quarter Horse Association is the official
affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association.
More information about the KyQHA BIF, membership forms,
as well as other programs of the KyQHA can be found
by visiting the web site at: www.kyqha.com.
KyQHA Information Alert!
Listed below are several important pieces of information related to Kentucky Quarter Horse Association activities. Please make sure you are up-to-date on all!
1. ARE ANY MEMBERSHIPS REQUIRED TO EARN POINTS?
In order to be eligible for an award for competition year 2015, all owners, breeders, foal nominators, sire owners, and sire nominators of KyQHA BIF eligible horses must be members in good standing of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association as of July 1 of the payout year (example: by July 1, 2016 you must be an AQHA and KyQHA member in good standing for awards earned in program year 2015. NO MEMBERSHIP NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE POSTED, MAILED OR OTHERWISE COMMUNICATED; ALL RESPONSIBILITY TO HOLD REQUIRED MEMBERSHIPS RESTS WITH THOSE ANTICIPATING AN AWARD.
2. YEAR-END AWARDS PROGRAM 2016
As a benefit of membership, there will be no nomination fees for the Year-End Awards. However, the Nomination Form must be: 1) completed in full; 2) returned with a photocopy of the horse's certificate of registration; and 3) returned with a photocopy of the AQHA membership card(s) for all exhibitors of that horse before nominations will be considered valid.
3. KyQHA APPROVED/AFFILIATED AQHA SHOWS 2016
Make sure to attend a KyQHA Approved/Affiliated AQHA Horse Show. All show bills can be found on the events page of the KyQHA web site at www.kyqha, or by going directly to: http://www.kyqha.com/pages/shows/index.php
ATTENTION: POTENTIAL KyQHA BREEDERS' INCENTIVE FUND AWARD WINNERS
To be eligible for a KyQHA BIF award, EVERY owner, breeder, and/or nominator of a foal or a sire of ANY KyQHA BIF-eligible horse, MUST be a member in good standing of BOTH the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and ALSO the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association (KYQHA) on July 1st of the year in which that award is to be paid. For example, for any BIF award earned during 2015, the potential recipient must be an AQHA and KyQHA member in good standing as of July 1, 2016. Failure to comply with this requirement will cause duly earned awards to be forfeited.
BE AWARE THAT, HENCEFORTH, THERE WILL BE NO SPECIAL NOTIFICATION OF THIS REQUIREMENT SENT TO POTENTIAL RECIPIENTS. FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE MEMBERSHIPS RESTS WITH THOSE ANTICIPATING AWARDS.
KyQHA wishes to thank the following SPONSORS for their support:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AQHA Novice Championship State Qualifying in Kentucky
(January 1, 2016) - Several qualifying methods exist for competitors seeking an invitation to the 2015 AQHA Novice Championship shows. These include showing at 20 shows in a Novice Class, placing in the top 10 in a Novice class at an AQHA Regional Championship Show, and "state qualifying" through the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association's Novice Championship State Qualifying process.
Dr. Bob Coleman, KyQHA President, said "the state qualifying process established by the KyQHA is meant to supplement the opportunity to qualify via those established by the AQHA." He went on to say, "Kentucky residents must be members of the KyQHA, and nominate for the Year-End High Point Awards Program. The recent announcement that there is no longer a fee for the Awards Program gives Kentucky residents a 'one-stop' process of not only gaining a no cost access to the Awards Program, but also ensuring that they will be considered for state qualifying for the Novice Championships if you qualify and are interested in attending the Novice Championship shows either in Murfreesboro, Tennessee or Las Vegas, Nevada."
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The Kentucky Quarter Horse Association is the state's only official Affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association. More information about the KyQHA, approved horse shows, the Year-End Awards Program, membership forms, nomination forms and other information can be found by visiting the web site at: www.kyqha.com.
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