Breeders Sweepstakes: 'See Green' for You and Your Horse!

    Learn how to get in on the best way to 'Earn Your Green' for a lifetime...





  • Rewarding excellent breeding for almost 30 years
  • Adds excitement to the show ring
  • Delivers substantial Breeder Incentives 
  • Pays prize money to Regional and National Events
  • Proven long-term viability
  • Flexible enough to add classes and larger payouts
  • The only way to receive the Sweepstakes stamp of approval on your horse's registration papers is by nominating your foals in-utero!

 Green Sweeps

Designated Sweepstakes Classes

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These classes were selected from a standardized class list that makes it easy to identify and verify prize money payous.  Classes were selected to encourage breeders to nominate foals in-utero.




The "Scratch for Your Green" Contest is back for 2016



  • Try for your chance at 100%, 50% or 25% off an in-utero Sweepstakes breeding entry!
  • Come to the AHA booth at Canadian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals, Distance Nationals and U.S. Nationals to pick up your scratch ticket.
  • No ticket purchase necessary, void where prohibited.
  • Join the #GreenMovement.




New for 2016

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  • The Breeder/Nominator payback has increased to 10%
  • Yearling Classes at U.S. Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals and Canadian Nationals are restricted to Breeding Entries only.
  • Young Horse Dressage payback at Sport Horse Nationals in the amount of $15,000 for Breeding Entries placing in the Top Ten.  Non-Sweepstakes horses may compete up to the year 2021 when all horses must be enrolled as Breeding Entries.
  • Payback for the Champion AWPA horse ($5,000 for Arabian and $3,500 for Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian) if they are enrolled as Breeding Entries.
  • Sweepstakes Adult Amateur Owner Jackpot Classes at U.S. Nationals.  These classes will be restricted to Breeding Entries only that are 6 years of age and older.  Classes include Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Western Pleasure AAO, Country English Pleasure AAO and Hunter Pleasure AAO.  Sweepstakes will add $15,000 to each of these classes.  A full Top Ten will be paid jackpot and Sweepstakes prize money. 


The 50% payout rule applies for all Sweepstakes classes with the exception of Yearling Classes, Young Dressage Horse Classes at Sport Horse Nationals and Sweepstakes Adult Amateur Owner Jackpot Classes at U.S. Nationals. 

Breeder Incentive

  1. Breeder/Nominator Payback. The nominator of the Breeding Entry shall be awarded a payback equal to 10% of the prize money awarded to that entry at National and Regional events provided all Sweepstakes requirements are met. Payback money will be paid to the original nominator of the Breeding Entry.
  2. Nominated Sire Payback. The owner of a Nominated Sire shall be awarded a payback equal to 5% of the prize money earned to each of the sire's offspring as a Breeding Entry at National and Regional Shows provided that the Nominated Sire was enrolled in Sweepstakes as a Nominated Sire at the time of the shows. (Nominated Sire Payback only pertains to Nominated Sires enrolled prior to December 31, 2009).




  • Breeding Entry
  • Nominated Sire
  • Nominated Dam (Mare)
  • Discounted Nominated Sire 

                      (Colts enrolled as Breeding Entries are eligible for this category.)

  • Non-Arabian Nominated Sire


Enroll Now!


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The deadline to enroll your 2017 in-utero foal as a Breeding Entry for $400 is December 31, 2016 (postmarked/electronic transaction dated). Late enrollments will be accepted postmarked/elecontric transaction dated January 1 through February 15th the year the foal is due with an additional $100 late fee.  Nominations postmarked/electronic transaction dated after February 15 will not be accepted.


Every fourth Breeding Entry enrolled in the same year by the same owner may be enrolled at one half price.  The discount applies to each submission of at least four entries submitted at the same time.


Click the appropriate form below:


Breeding Entries

Arabian Nominated Sire / Nominated Dam

Non-Arabian Nominated Sire Entries


Contact AHA Competition Services at 303.696.4500 #4 for any questions