In 2014, the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic, ARBC, incentive program was created encouraging breeders of reining horses to increase the volume of breeding for Arabian and Half Arabian Reining performers. By offering large cash prize incentives at premier NRHA events, the ARBC brought light to the performance abilities and beauty of the Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining horses. Since its inception, the ARBC Futurities have paid out over $250,000 in prize money. In 2016, the founder of the ARBC decided to turn over the program to the newly founded NARHA. The structure of the ARBC incentive program remains the same however, it will now be known as the NARHA Incentive Program. Owners of NARHA Enrolled Incentive horses must be members of the NARHA as of 2017, see membership program for more information.
AFFILIATE SHOW PROGRAM:
Starting in 2017, the NARHA will be taking applications from reining horse competitions nationwide to host an NARHA approved event. The NARHA will offer these events trophies for Champions in each division, see list of approved NARHA Affiliate Divisions. These trophies will be available for purchase via a NARHA Trophy order form. Trophy types will depend on added prize money in the divisions. Participants in these regional events will earn their way to qualifying for the NARHA Affiliate Finals held for the first time during the 2017 High Roller Reining Classic, Las Vegas, NV. NARHA Affiliate Finals will offer cash and prizes including the coveted championship titles associated with the program. Participants in NARHA approved shows, must be current NARHA and NRHA members to qualify and horses must have an NRHA Competition License. The benefit of NRHA membership allows for horse and rider lifetime earnings to be recorded, further increasing the value of breeding and sale horses.
MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
The NARHA, in association with the National Horseman Arabian publication www.nationalhorsemanarabian.com, offers advertising options for Arabian Reining Enthusiasts in the Working Western section of the publication. Seven full-color “coffee-table” style issues per year are produced both in print and digitally, complete with the most up-to-date news, inspiring editorial, comprehensive event coverage and beautiful photos of the Arabian Show Horse industry.
ABOUT THE NARHA INCENTIVE PROGRAM:
The format of the NARHA Incentive Program is very similar to the highly successful and extremely popular NRBC event, and with this program as its template, it has set its sights on becoming the Arabian Reining version of what the NRBC is to Quarter Horses and Paints. The NARHA has high hopes to follow in the footsteps of the NRBC, creating a viable, successful promotional platform for breeders and showmen.
Stallion owners pay an initial nomination fee, then an annual enrollment fee due on February 1st of each year. Stallion owners also assist in the promotion of the NARHA Incentive Program by assisting in educating mare owners about its incentives, using its logo in their advertising, distributing information to mare owners and mailing nomination forms to the owners of each live foal at the time they provide a Breeder’s Certificate. Stallions are promoted by the NARHA through its web site, national and international advertising, press releases, brochures and materials distributed at major events, as well as in the annual NARHA Enrollment Registry.
NARHA stallion and foal enrollments began in 2014. By 2018, all horses competing in the NARHA Futurities must be enrolled in the program, as that is when 70% of enrollment fees will be added to the prize money for the current year’s show, (30% is administrative expense i.e. advertising, promotional materials, office staff, postage, etc.) Use the NARHA Stallion Enrollment Form to apply.
Any breed of stallion may be enrolled under the NARHA Lifetime Enrollment Program, if the stallion is over the age of 20, sterile with frozen semen, or deceased with frozen semen. This includes stallions of any age who have had to be gelded and have viable frozen semen available. The Lifetime Stallion Enrollment fee is $750. Use the NARHA Stallion Lifetime Enrollment Form to apply.
The foal owner doesn’t have to enroll until the foal is actually born and there is a generous time frame allowed for enrollment throughout the weanling year. Once enrolled, a foal stays eligible, whether or not his sire continues to be involved. Foal owners pay a $250 enrollment fee per foal, by September 15th of the weanling year, or $350 by December 31st. Late enrollments can be made. See enrollment terms for details. Only enrolled foals are allowed to compete as four and five-year-olds in the NARHA Futurity, hosted during the High Roller Reining Classic, Las Vegas, Nevada starting in 2018.
What does the NARHA Incentive Program offer?
For Arabian Reiners
it’s a place to show Arabian and Half-Arabian four and five year old horses for international recognition and top prize money.
For Arabian Owners
it’s a venue for increasing the value of your Arabian and Half-Arabian reining horses.
For AQHA/APHA Stallion Owners
it’s a venue for increasing the promotion of your reining breeding stallions by offering your stallion’s services to a whole new industry of mare owners.
For Arabian Breeders
It’s an opportunity to increase the value of your Arabian and Half-Arabian reining horses and take an active role in the future of Arabian and Half-Arabian reining.
For AQHA/APHA Breeders
it’s an opportunity be able to present your offspring to a whole new industry of buyers.
it’s the introduction of a new breed to an exciting sport that will ultimately become the only western equestrian event to be a part of the Olympics.