AEPA CLASS ELIGIBILITY RULES
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AEPA Arabian Horse Times Arabian Futurity & AEPA Equine Athlete Half-Arabian Futurity
The AEPA Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurities, for 4 year olds, are held each year at the U.S. National Arabian Horse Show. Class Prize money, and the prize money per class placing, is determined by the AEPA. AHA will award a National Champion, Reserve National Champion, and a Top Ten in the Futurity Rail Class.
To be eligible to show in the AEPA Arabian Horse Times Arabian Futurity and the AEPA Equine Athlete Half-Arabian Futurity the 4 year old MUST have been sired by a stallion that was enrolled as an AEPA Stallion for the year that corresponds with the 4 year olds breeding year, i.e. To compete in 2022 the sire must have been in enrolled in 2017 (bred in 2017, born in 2018, 4 years old in 2022), etc. Reference the Stallion Auction Rules, on the AEPA web site, for additional information on eligibility.
AEPA Futurities – CLASS ENTRY – To participate in the Performance Futurities the eligible 4 year olds owner or agent MUST pay the separate AEPA class fee in addition to all U.S. Nationals fees. Please reference the ‘AEPA Nomination/Entry’ form for deadline dates for entry into the AEPA Futurities and for AEPA class entry fees. NO horse will be allowed to show in the AEPA Class unless all fees are paid.
Note: The 4 year old MUST also be entered into the U.S. Nationals Horse show.
All class entries received by the AEPA are reviewed to insure that the horse entered is eligible to show in the AEPA Class. Any horse not eligible to show in the AEPA Class will be scratched from the AEPA class and the horse owner will be notified that the entered horse is not eligible to show. For horses not eligible to show in the AEPA class the AEPA entry fee will be refunded. Any entry fees paid to AHA, for an AEPA ineligible horse, are the responsibility of the horse owner or agent and the owner must contact AHA for any consideration of an AHA refund.
For all AEPA Classes – AHA Registered OWNER – US Residents – A IRS W-9 form Must be provided to the AEPA prior to any class payout. Non-US Residents – A IRS W-8BEN form Must be provided to the AEPA prior to any class payout. The Registered Owner is responsible to provide this information, the AEPA will not be contacting owners to obtain this information.
All AEPA Class payouts are only made to the AHA Registered Owner at the time the horse is shown, this also applies to any AEPA class not mentioned here.
AEPA Stallion Service Auction
The AEPA Stallion Service Auction is held yearly. The auction proceeds will be used to fund the AEPA classes.
Stallion Services can be donated by any owner of an AHA Registered Purebred Arabian Stallion. To participate in the Stallion Service Auction the Stallion owner MUST complete and sign the AEPA Stallion Service Breeding Agreementform, and return it to the AEPA prior to the start of the Auction. NOTE: Non Purebred stallions can also be nominated as Enrolled Sires, and rules that apply to Purebred Enrolled Sires also apply to Non Purebred Enrolled Sires.
Any stallion that does not participate in the current year’s AEPA Stallion Service Auction MUST wait until the following year to participate in the AEPA Stallion Service Auction to become an AEPA stallion. HOWEVER, IF a stallion has NEVER participated in the AEPA auction with the current owner the Stallion can retro into the current breeding year by paying a $1500 fee. Retro into the AEPA program is a onetime event for a stallion per owner. See AEPA Stallion Nomination rules for additional information.
Minimum bid on any Stallion Service is $1000. Stallion owner agrees to purchase the service for $1000 should the minimum bid or a greater bid not be attained.
Auction breeding’s and Auxiliary Auction breeding’s CANNOT be sold or transferred unless such transfer is approved by the stallion owner.
Stallion owners MAY choose to donate an auxiliary breeding to the AEPA Stallion Service Auction. The auxiliary breeding will be made available only to the buyer of the auction breeding. The auxiliary breeding will be priced at 2/3rds of the selling price of the auction breeding. All Stallions that offer an auxiliary breeding will be highlighted in the auction so that bidders are aware that the winner can purchase a second breeding at the discounted price. The auxiliary auction breeding’s resulting foal is eligible for an additional 25% in prize money at the AEPA Futurity class. If the winning bidder does not purchase the auxiliary breeding there is no fee or charge to the stallion owner.
If the auxiliary breeding IS purchased, the owner of the stallion is then entitled to nominate a mare as an “auction breeding.” The resulting foal is eligible for an additional 25% in prize money at the AEPA Futurity class.
A stallion owner that is required to buy his/her breeding for $1000 is also eligible to buy the auxiliary breeding at 2/3 the cost of the $1000 minimum bid. If the Stallion owner does buy the auxiliary breeding then the Stallion owner has the right to nominate two additional mares as ‘auction breeding’ that are eligible for an additional 25% in prize money at the AEPA Futurity class. One ‘auction breeding’ as the buyer of the Auxiliary breeding, and one ‘auction breeding’ as the Stallion owner that donated the Auxiliary Auction breeding.
NOTE: When the stallion owner buys his/her own breeding for $1000 he/she has bought the ‘auction breeding’ and can nominate a mare as the ‘auction breeding’. If the stallion owner buys the donated Auxiliary breeding the stallion owner can nominate a total of three mares as auction breeding’s.
All auction breeding’s are valid for two years, starting in the auction year. If for any reason the nominated mare does not settle and produce a live foal from the first year’s breeding then the mare owner can re-breed the following year. The mare owner, at no cost, can choose to switch mares during the first or second year’s breeding. After two years the purchased auction breeding is no longer valid and the stallion owner has no further responsibility to breed the nominated mare. Any breeding after the two year commitment is the sole responsibility of the stallion owner and mare owner, and there is no additional 25% prize money at the AEPA Futurity class.
If a nominated Stallion does not continue to participate in the Stallion Service auction and a Nominated Auction breeding requires a re-breed during the second year of eligibility, the resulting foal from the second year’s breeding is eligible to participate for 25% additional prize money in the AEPA futurity class and can compete in AEPA classes.
Stallions may choose to not participate in the Stallion Service Auction every year. However, only those horses that were sired by stallions that were in the AEPA Stallion Service auction that corresponds with the breeding year are eligible to participate in the AEPA classes, with the exception of the ‘auction breeding’ that is valid for two years. NOTE: If a Stallion breeding is sold to a customer while the stallion was an AEPA stallion and the breeding is then used or re-breed during a year when the Stallion did not participate in the Stallion Service Auction the resulting foals is NOT eligible to participate in AEPA classes.
In the event the stallion owner by reason of death or injury of the stallion is unable to fulfill this agreement, the auction fee will be refunded without interest to the purchaser of the auction breeding, unless frozen semen is available as indicated in the Stallion Service Breeding Agreement.
In the event that the nominated stallion is sold it is the responsibility of the seller to make arrangements for the stallion to be available, at no additional stallion service fee, to the purchaser of the Auction Breeding.
The stallion may be relocated before or during the breeding season. Breeding costs, including but not limited to transportation, board, handling, shipping and foaling fees are subject to change and are the buyer’s responsibility.
Purchaser agrees that a nonrefundable payment of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the purchase price of the Auction breeding and Auxiliary Auction breeding is payable at time of signing the Stallion Service Breeding Agreement contract.
Purchaser of the Auction breeding or Auxiliary Auction breeding is entitled to nominate mares ‘as an auction breeding’ with the resulting foals being eligible for 25% additional prize money in the AEPA futurity class. Stallion owners that purchased their own Auction breeding are entitled to nominate a mare as an ‘auction breeding’.
The mare that is being bred to an AEPA stallion as an ‘Auction Breeding’ can be owned or leased. Embryo transfer is allowed. It MUST be declared on the Mare Nomination Form For Auction Breedings that the mare is owned, leased, or that embryo transfer was used.
All winning bidders of Auction Breeding’s, Auxiliary Auction Breeding, and Stallion owners that donated Sold Auxiliary Auction Breedings MUST complete and submit to the AEPA the Mare Nomination Form For Auction Breedings. The Mare nomination from must be submitted to the AEPA and postmarked by March 31st of the year after the mare was bred.
The AEPA Stallion Service purchaser agrees to be responsible for compliance with the requirements of the breeding contract associated with the stallion, including, but not limited to health papers, vaccinations, and normal care fees.
It is further agreed that the breeding herein purchased is subject to the rules and regulations of the Arabian English Performance Association, and in the event Purchaser fails to comply with the terms and conditions of this sale, the Arabian English Performance Association may retain any payment as liquidated damages and declare the contract void, or at its option may without further notice sue for specific performance of contract.
Purchaser for themselves, their spouse, legal representative, heirs and assignees, hereby releases, waives, discharges and indemnifies The Arabian English Performance Association, its officers, directors, members and employees from all liabilities to the Purchaser, their spouse, legal representative, heirs and assignees, for any loss or damage past, present or future resolving therefrom, on account of their purchase of this Stallion Service at the Arabian English Performance Association Stallion Service Auction. Venue for any action respecting this agreement shall be in Scott County, State of Minnesota