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$100,000 Breeders Challenge Stake

Published Date: Apr 22, 2022


The $100,000 Breeders Challenge Class is for Four Year Olds and will be judged by Three Gaited specifications. Entries may have a full or trimmed mane. The class will be stripped and judged for conformation.

The only horses eligible for this class are those with a “Voucher” issued by the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association. These are the three “Only” ways to have a voucher.

1.) Owners of a stallion whose service was donated to the Breeders Challenge stallion service auction.
2.)  Purchaser of a stallion service through the 2021 Breeders Challenge Stallion Service Auction.
3.) Owner of a voucher sells an age appropriate horse and allows the voucher to go with it. The voucher can only be used on that purchased horse in the 2022 Four-Year-Old Breeders Challenge.


VOUCHERS ARE ONLY VALID FOR THE 2022 BREEDERS CHALLENGE. A copy of the voucher will need to be sent in with the entry. 

This class will be run the same as the futurity classes already at the show with the qualifier being Tuesday afternoon if needed and the Finals on Friday night. 

Payout of $100,000 purse:
1.) $35,000
2.) $20,000
3.) $15,000
4.) $10,000
5.) $8,000
6.) $6,000
7.) $1,500
8.) $1,500
9.) $1,500
10.) $1,500

“We are excited about the $100,000 Breeders Challenge and the long term potential of the class. I would like thank the World’s Championship Horse Show for hosting the class along with all of the stallion owners and winning bidders," says ASHBA Executive Director David Mount. Visit the Breeders Challenge page for more information. 

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