National Spotted Saddle Horse Association

P. O. Box 898

Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0898

 INCENTIVE PROGRAM

PROGRAM ON HOLD (8/2017)

Revision Effective January 2008 

The NSSHA Incentive Program was developed to recognize and promote excellence in the breed’s sires and dams and to reward breeders’ efforts to improve the breed. NSSHA Incentive classes will be offered at the World Grand Championship Show for the 2007 weanlings.  It is NSSHA’s intention to include a yearling division in 2008, and a two year old division in 2009.  Nominated sires and dams earn points throughout the year by the ties of their nominated offspring.  The nominated sire and dam earning the most points from nominated offspring in NSSHA Shows will be recognized at the annual awards banquet as Sire of the Year and Dam of the Year.

CATEGORIES:
Offspring in the following categories are eligible to participate in the NSSHA Incentive Program:

LegacyBoth parents spotted; both parents NSSHA registered and nominated. 

ClassicOnly one parent, sire or dam, spotted (other parent solid colored); spotted parent          
               NSSHA registered and nominated.

DIVISIONS:
The nominated offspring will show in three divisions with fillies and colts showing together.  Entries in the Legacy category are not eligible for the Classic classes.

Weanling:
Classes – Legacy and Classic 

Yearling:
Classes – Legacy and Classic 

Two Year Old:
Classes – Halter Legacy & Halter Classic

NOMINATION PROCEDURES AND FEES:

Nomination of Sires                                                                                                            
Only spotted and NSSHA registered sires are eligible for nomination to participate in the NSSHA Incentive Program.  The sire nomination fee is $100.  The nomination fee is a one time annual fee.

Nomination of Dams
Only spotted and NSSHA registered dams are eligible for nomination to participate in the NSSHA Incentive Program.  The dam nomination fee is $30. 

Nomination of Weanlings              
For a weanling to be eligible, the sire or dam (Classic) or both (Legacy) must be nominated.  Weanlings must be nominated in either the Legacy or Classic Category, not both. The weanling nomination fee is $30.

Nomination of Yearlings
For a yearling to be eligible, the sire or dam (Classic) or both (Legacy) must be nominated.  Yearlings must be nominated in either the Legacy or Classic Category, not both. The yearling nomination fee schedule is shown below:

 

Nominated as Weanling

Not nominated as Weanling

     Yearling

             $30

           $60

      Dam

             $30

           $60

      Sire

             $100

           $100 or $200*

* If sire was not nominated the previous year. 

Nomination of Two Year Olds
For a two year old to be eligible, the sire or dam (Classic) or both (Legacy) must be nominated.  Two year olds must be nominated in either the Legacy or Classic Category, not both. The two year old nomination fee schedule is shown below:

   

Nominated as both
Weanling and Yearling

Nominated as
Weanling or Yearling
 (one or the other)

Not nominated as either
Weanling or Yearling

Two Year Old 

            $30

          $60

           $90

Dam

            $30

           $60

           $90

Sire

            $100

           $100 or $200*

           $100 or $200*

 * If sire was not nominated the previous year. 

Deadline: All nomination must be made by August 1st and fees paid in full by September 1st.  Payments must be made to the NSSHA Office with checks made payable to the NSSHA Incentive Program.
Note:   
1) Offspring are eligible for nomination in the Legacy category, only if both parents are spotted and nominated with fees paid.
2) Offspring are eligible for nomination in the Classic category, if only one parent is spotted (sire or dam) and nominated with fee paid. 

SIRE AND DAM OF THE YEAR:

  1. Nominated weanlings, yearlings, or two year olds will receive single points  according to placement in classes.  First place will receive 5 points, second will receive 4 points, third will receive 3 points, fourth will receive 2 points, and fifth will receive 1 point.  Point values as indicated on show bills will not apply for the Incentive Program.
  2. When nomination fees are paid, points will be calculated retroactively for the entire current show season and will be included in the year end total.
  3. The sire and dam with the greatest point accumulation during the show season will be named Sire of the Year and Dam of the Year. 

PAYBACKS FOR FALL SHOW:
After expenses are paid, class paybacks will be made to owners/nominators within sixty days of the Fall Show date. The distribution will be as follows*:

Weanlings, Yearlings and Two Year Olds
1st – 50%
2nd – 30%
3rd – 10%

10% will remain in reserve for upcoming year.
Paybacks are derived from the nomination fees for each class (ex. Weanling Legacy, Weanling Classic, Open Shod Legacy, etc). 

Sire of the Year
1st – 50%
2nd – 30%

Banquet Award – 10%
Reserve for upcoming year – 10%
The payback is derived from the nomination fees of the sires.

Dam of the Year
1st – 50%
2nd – 30%

Banquet Award – 10%
Reserve for upcoming year – 10%
The payback is derived from nominations fees of the sires.

 *In all categories if there are no 2nd or 3rd place ties, these payback dollars will be held in the reserve.

 GENERAL RULES FOR NSSHA INCENTIVE PROGRAM:

  1. All nominated horses must be spotted and NSSHA registered.
  2. All sire and dam nomination fees must be paid for offspring to be eligible.
  3. Fees will begin with 2007 foal crop.
  4. All nominations must be received in the NSSHA Office by August 1st with fees paid no later than September 1st. 
  5. Nominator must be a NSSHA member in good standing with NSSHA.
  6. Nomination fees are non-refundable.
  7. Incentive classes are not championship classes. However, showing in these classes will not prohibit participation in the appropriate championship classes.
  8. All paybacks will be made within sixty days after the Fall Show.
  9. Any horse nominated by an individual other than the owner will require the owner’s signature granting permission for the nomination.  The nominator will receive the payback.
  10. Resolution of any disputes arising from an application or the interpretation of any rules will be the responsibility of the NSSHA Board of Directors.
  11. NSSHA reserves the right to alter the conditions of all or part of the Incentive Program as deemed necessary to enhance the Program.  NSSHA may cancel the Program and refund all fees collected if participation is insufficient to justify continuation of the Program.

                                               For information contact NSSHA

615.890.2864 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We feel it is time to honor all exhibitors, Juveniles, Amateurs, as well as Trainers, with an overall, Horse of the Year Award, a tally of the most points earned.  (Horse of the Year Awards are still to be awarded in the class divisions).  It is very important to participate at all shows, to earn the most points. 

Sire/Dam Nomination Form

Weenling/Yearling/2 Year Old Nomination Form