A stallion's nominated status will attract more mare owners as mares
booked to this stallion will produce foals which are eligible to compete
in this lucrative program. An added incentive is that the stallion owner
will receive 15% of the representative purse monies earned by the
nominated stallions progeny.
The terms of stallion nominations are as follows:
Eligible stallions may be of any breed.
Nominations are made by completion of the stallion nomination form and
payment of a sum equal to the stallion's established fee, with a
minimum fee of $600 (includes mandatory Challenge Series nomination)
A discount is provided for multiple stallion nominations.
Nomination deadline January 31st of each year. Each stallion must be
nominated each year prior to the breeding season.
Eligibility is maintained by annual payment of the stallions
Late nominations will be accepted under the following conditions:
From February 1 - February 28: One stud fee & a half (example If
your stud fee is $1,000. you would pay $1,500 plus $150 for the
Challenge Series nomination) From March 1 - March 31st: Twice the
stud fee (example: If your stud fee is $1,000, you would pay $2,000
plus $200 for the Challenge Series nomination).
Full details defining the terms of stallion eligibility and procedures
for nominations are provided on the nomination forms.
How do I nominate my foal?
The heart of the IHF are the progeny of nominated stallions. It is the
youngsters and their future that are the essence of the program. The
dynamics of The Futurity depend on the mare and foal owners complete
understanding and support of the IHF program. Foals of nominated
stallions become eligible for the IHF through a series of nomination and
eligibility fee payments. Eligible status will enhance the foal’s market
value, create an attraction to buyers, and through successful
competition in Futurity events, return a bonus to the foal nominator and
substantial winnings to its owners.
To nominate foals and maintain
Foal must be by a stallion which was nominated
the year the foal was conceived.
Completion of foal nomination form and payment
Foal nomination due: January 31, after year of
birth. (Example: Foaling date of May 1, 2012, nomination due January
Late nominations will be accepted under the
From February 1st to March 31st the cost will
be twice the original nomination fee (Example: If your original cost
would have been $400, you will now pay $800).
Full eligibility specifications are listed on the foal nomination form.