You may accumulate points by competing in any of the following sanctioned events: Versatility Show Program at AA National Shows each season (if carried). Classes eligible- trail obstacle, western pleasure, driving and one selected class of your choice. Once you have competed in 3 of the offered classes the accumulated points in all of your Versatility classes will count towards the High Point Horses awards. You must compete in 3 different categories above for your points to count for the year. Same horse, same rider in each show competition. No Exceptions.
Versatility Classes if carried for that season
2021 KHBIF Nomination Form
KHBIF Nominated Show Record Form
KHBIF/KMSHA/SMHA Kentucky Horse Breeders Incentive Fund Breeding and Foaling Guidelines for the 2017-2020 season 03.
Kentucky Department of Revenue Sales and Use Tax form 51A132
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Nominations and Futurity: All Breeding or Show horses Nominated to the KMSHA Breeders Incentive Fund are automatically eligible to show in the KMSHA Futurity held during that same year's International Grand Championship.
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Nomination Fees and Eligibility to breed and compete for KHBIF Points:
Notes: At the end of the show season each Owner/Member must submit a show competition form to the KMSHA office that lists all AA shows/events that were attended and the placement of each of their nominated horses at that show/event. Any Owner/Member who receives a Horse Protection Violation will forfeit their entire earnings for the current show season.
AA Horse Shows/Events that are sanctioned with: Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association (KMSHA of KY) will qualify.
Horse Shows/Events must be sanctioned with KMSHA Of KY at least 60 days prior to show date and must supply KMSHA of KY the following information; horse show date, location, time, show bill and also a web page for public to view.
Horse Shows/Events must have at least 50% of Kentucky Mountain/ Spotted Mountain Horse classes (other breed classes and lead line are not eligible for KHBIF Funds)
Horse Shows/Events must pay back prize money per class. Class prize money must be at least double the entry fee. Championships can be established for shows, as long as its pays a fixed amount of prize money or a minimum of $50.00 per horse per class. It is up to the show managers discretion on how Championships and prize money will be dispersed.
Points are awarded according to placing in eligible classes and year end High Point standings. AA National KMSHA/SMHA horse show regular classes will be awarded according to table 1. (below). AA National Championship classes will be awarded according to table 2. (below). KMSHA/SMHA International Show class points will be awarded according to table 3. (below). International Championship and Grand Championship classes will be awarded according to table 4. (below). Year- end High Point placement points will be awarded according to table 5. (below). You must compete in a class at least half of the times the class is offered (if the class is offered 4 times this year you must have shown in it at least 2 times) in order for your points to count.
Events fall under two categories: AA Shows, Versatility and Futurity
How Versatility points are awarded:
You may accumulate points by competing in any of the following sanctioned events: Versatility Show Program at AA National Shows each season. Classes eligible- trail obstacle, western pleasure, driving or any other Versatility class of your choice offered at the show. Once you have competed in 3 of the Versatility classes, the accumulated points in all of your Versatility classes will count towards the 2020 KHBIF VERSATILITY award. You must compete in 3 different categories above for your points to count for the year. Same horse, same rider in each show competition. No Exceptions.
The KMSHA/SMHA Futurity will be a one-day event to be held annually during the KMSHA/SMHA International Grand Championship. The purpose of the Futurity is so everyone can watch and follow each year’s development or “the future of the breed” of the horses as they develop and maintain our truly wonderful Standard of exquisite mountain horses. The Futurity can help us all as a Gauge, so we can follow the future of the breed from year to year. Are we improving the characteristics of our breed? How are our breeding Stallions and Mares doing? Are we developing more mountain horse characteristics with our spotted offspring? This will be the most important competition of the year and so will the amount of KHBIF points awarded. A minimum of 50% of the entire KHBIF Fund will be dedicated for this event. All Stallions, Mares and their offspring must be nominated each year in advance of the Futurity. At minimum , 50% of total KHBIF Fund will go to Kentucky bred and Nominated horses shown in the annual KMSHA FUTURITY Note: Weanling class will be the highest recipients of points (One and One Half points) at the Futurity each year.
The total 50 % balance of the annual KHBIF funds after Futurity cut will then be divided by percentage as shown below in divisions 1 & 2 below. Any qualified horse may show in both divisions, although Division 1 Horses must be Nominated to the Futurity.
Your total number of points earned will then be multiplied by the point value giving you your total award. (at this point we do not know the total dollar amount of KHBIF Funds awarded to the KMSHA so there is no exact dollar factor at this point.)
The KHRC will notify the KMSHA/SMHA in March of the next year with our total dollars allotted.
With 100% being total Points to Nominated Horses:
Deadline for nomination of any show horse is now JUNE 30th of each season. Any fees paid after JUNE 30th will count towards the following years show season.
Any weanling born prior to the October 31st cutoff date for the previous year are eligible to compete for this year’s fund as a weanling. This current competition years foals, planning on showing as a weanling, will have 90 days from date of birth to be registered and nominated if they want to show in the current show season. January 1st will be the official age change for all horses being nominated.
Any nominated horse that has a change in ownership must:
Submit a change of ownership form to the KMSHA of KY no longer than 30 days after the change of ownership occurs.
Transfer ownership with registration at KMSHA.
All earned money will be awarded to current owner as recorded in the KMSHA/SMHA registry and as identified on the official Registration Certificate (see KMSHA definition of Owner http://www.kmsha.com), unless a horse is leased. Copy of any lease must be sent to KMSHA of KY with application. Transfers of any horse(s) ownership must be up to date and recorded and all fees paid to the KMSHA registry prior to submission to the KHBIF. No split funds will be paid to multiple owners. Owners as listed on the registration
Documents will be the only ownership recognized. All funds are transferred with the horse or otherwise as submitted in writing and approved by the association on a timely basis.
All earned money will be awarded to current owner as recorded in the KMSHA/SMHA registry and as identified on the official Registration Certificate (see KMSHA definition of Owner http://www.kmsha.com), unless a horse is leased. Copy of any lease must be sent to KMSHA of KY with application. Transfers of any horse(s) ownership must be up to date and recorded and all fees paid to the KMSHA registry prior to submission to the KHBIF. No split funds will be paid to multiple owners. All funds are transferred with the horse or otherwise as submitted in writing and approved by the association on a timely basis .
All Shows and Events managers are required to keep track of and submit a list of results for shows and events that they managed during the current show season.
It is the owners responsibility to keep a record of all classes and shows attended. If shows are not documented, they will not be counted. All records must be turned in on or before November 15 to be eligible for incentive money. NO late submissions will be accepted.
The KMSHA of KY Inc. along with approval of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) reserves the right to alter the conditions of all or part of the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Breeders Incentive Fund.
Any attempt in connection with the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Breeders Incentive Fund to provide false or misleading information to KY breed affiliates or government officials, or to otherwise engage in fraudulent activity, shall result in appropriate disciplinary action by the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Breeders Incentive Fund and the application of all administrative, civil and criminal penalties that may apply.
Note: All decisions based upon points are considered final by the KMSHA of KY. Review may take place if requested by formal notice to the KMSHA, but no later than Oct.31st of each year.