At the 2020 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, Arcese Quarter Horses was one of several owners who benefitted from the Association’s Sire & Dam Program. They collected more than $7,200 in Sire & Ram incentives as the owner of Gunnatrashya, sire of Gunnabebigtime who was ridden by Brian Bell to the Open Level (L) 4 Reserve Championship.
Overflowing with benefits for stallion, mare, and offspring owners, the Sire & Dam Program Online Auction is a win-win for all involved. This auction features 70 of the top stallions in the industry, but the opportunity to purchase a breeding ends on January 10.
The Sire & Dam Auction is a valuable asset for mare owners, who can purchase breedings to an impressive lineup of stallions, often at reduced rates. Resulting offspring from the program have quite a bit of added value before they even hit the ground. Some of those benefits include:
- No nomination to the NRHA Futurity and Derby required; resulting foals are automatically eligible.
- Reduced entry fees (up to 50%) for the NRHA Futurity and Derby, as well as later entry deadlines.
- Sire & Dam offspring eligibility remains with the foal even after it is sold.
“We are so excited to be able to offer these incentives to those who purchase a breeding through the Sire & Dam stallion auction,” said NRHA Sire & Dam Program Director Haley Carmen. “The added value and benefits to the resulting foals are unparalleled in the industry.”
Stallion owners donate a breeding to the Sire & Dam Auction and reap the benefit of enhanced promotion through program advertising. They also become eligible for NRHA Futurity & Derby Sire incentives, including cash awards. There is still time to enroll a stallion in the Sire & Dam Auction, and anyone interested in doing so should contact Haley Carmen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online auction began on November 16, 2020, and ends on January 10, 2021 at noon, CDT. To view and bid on participating stallions, visit the Sire & Dam Auction page at reiningauction.com. You must be registered to place a bid, and that can easily be completed by clicking the “My Account” tab.
There may be additional fees for the mare owner, and mare owners are encouraged to contact the participating stallion owners and agents to ask about such fees prior to purchasing the breeding through the Sire & Dam Auction. Winning bidders will be notified by email after the auction closes on January 10.
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