What is the Sweepstakes Points Program?
This program is optional for horses when all Sweepstakes requirements are met. Sweepstakes nominated horses (horses enrolled as Breeding Entries or as Original Entries) must enroll in the Sweepstakes Point Program to be eligible for prize money payout for accumulated points in Sweepstakes designated classes at National and Local Shows and events.
How do I enroll?
Download a form here
online or call a Competition Program Representative at 303-696-4500 and register via phone. Be sure to complete the enrollment prior to the first event in which you intend to earn Payback points.
When should I enroll?
Enrollments must be paid, postmarked/electronic transaction dated to the AHA office prior to points being earned. Any points won before the payment of the $100 enrollment fee will not be paid.
How are points calculated?
Sweepstakes Payback Points are calculated just as Qualification points are. You will receive one point for each horse that you beat in the event, plus one for yourself. Points will be paid to 6th place at the Local level, 5th place at the Regional level. Regional Points are awarded based on the 50% rule.
What classes allow me to earn points?
for a list of Sweepstakes Designated Classes
How do I know if my show is offering Sweepstakes classes?
You may verify the Sweepstakes status of a class by referring to your prize list. Shows are required to denote Sweepstakes classes in their prize list. If you refer to the prize list and do not find the Sweepstakes indication, then contact the Show Secretary. Let show management know that you would like to see Sweepstakes classes at their show.
Can I still enter a Sweepstakes Designated Class if I don't own a Sweepstakes-enrolled horse?
Yes. The only exception is the Yearling Sweepstakes Classes at the Regional Level. However, non-Sweepstakes horses will not be eligible to earn Sweepstakes prize money if they win.
Can my Sweepstakes horse earn any other prize money if I don't enroll in the Points Program?
Your horse is still eligible to earn allocated prize money in Sweepstakes Designated Classes at Regional and National shows.