KAHABA Program Rules
Eligibility for KAHABA Point Earning Horses
All eligible horses must be registered with the Arabian Horse Association as Arabian, Half-Arabian or Anglo Arabian.
To be eligible all horses must be foaled and conceived in Kentucky.
To be eligible all horses must be sired by a KAHABA Nominated Stallion.
The foaling mare must reside in Kentucky for at least 90 days prior to foaling and give birth in Kentucky.
Horses produced by embryo transfer, live cover and transported semen are eligible but must born and bred in Kentucky. Stallions must ship semen to Kentucky.
Horses of any age are eligible for nomination.
KAHABA and/or their authorized representatives reserve the right, and shall be granted the opportunity, by appointment, in a timely manner, to enter the premises of any and all participants in KAHABA to ensure compliance with program rules.
KAHABA Horse Nomination
All horses must meet all eligibility requirements for nomination.
Horses born 2013 and later; a licensed Kentucky veterinarian shall physically inspect each foal within 30 days of the day of foaling and complete a "Verification of Kentucky Foaling" form. This form is to be submitted at the time of foal nomination. The verification form will confirm that the birth of each KAHABA eligible foal occurred within the state of Kentucky out of an eligible mare.
Nominations may be made by any KAHABA member in good standing by submitting a copy of the horse’s AHA registration certificate and a nomination application.
Each horse must also be recorded with the KAHABA program by payment of a $10 Original nomination fee due by February 15th.
After February 15th, a late fee of $50 must be submitted in addition to Nomination and Division fees, not applicable to foals born in current program year.
Any horse not nominated by February 15th of their yearling year will incur a penalty fee of $50.
Horses may be nominated by members who do not own them, but a letter of permission from the recorded owner must accompany the nomination. (If the horse is sold, a new permission letter must be signed and submitted)
The horse owner is determined according to the recorded ownership on the horse registration papers.
All earnings will be paid to the member who nominated the horse.
Horses may be nominated for more than one division.
Horses do not need to reside in Kentucky to be nominated.
KAHABA Show Horse Payout Program
There are four ways for members to earn KBIF money by participating in approved programs: PARTICIPATION Point Program, High Point Award Program, the KAHABA BONUS Point Program, and the KAHABA Production Class Program.
Participation Points Program
Points can be earned at approved shows and in approved classes.
These shows are any Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows (KAFHS) shows offering Arabian and Half Arabian classes.
Exhibitors must be entered, shown and judged in order to receive participation points.
Exhibitors are awarded one participation point per horse per show.
Members are allowed to accumulate a maximum of 15 participation points per horse, per year.
High Point Award Program:
The high point award program is run according to the KAFHS high point program and calendar.
High point divisions are: Sport Horse, English, Halter, Western, Hunter, and Specialty.
Points may only be earned in approved Arabian or Half Arabian/Anglo Arabian classes and are awarded as follow:
First Place or Champion- 10 points
Second Place or Reserve Champion-7 points
Third Place-5 points
Fourth Place- 3 points
**** Please note: The above points are for the High Point Award Program ONLY and do not qualify as KAHABA Show Horse Payout Points. Each horse must attend five (5) shows to be eligible for high points awards through KAFHS****
A maximum of 40 High Points will be allowed per horse per show for this program.
The year end high point champion from each division will receive 5 KAHABA Show Horse Payout Points for the program.
The year end high point reserve champion from each division will receive 3 KAHABA Show Horse Payout Points for the program.
KAFHS Rules and High Point information can be seen HERE.
KAHABA BONUS Classes for AHA Approved Shows:
KAHABA encourages AHA approved shows to purchase and add KAHABA approved BONUS classes to their existing shows. (Regional and National Championships shows are excluded)
These Bonus classes are worth one KAHABA Bonus Payout point to every nominated Kentucky bred horse placing 1st thru 4th in the Bonus classes.
These KAHABA Bonus classes may be purchased for $50.00 per class by show management of AHA A rated shows.
KAHABA Bonus Classes will be available for purchase beginning November 1st
The following Arabian and/or Half Arabian/ Anglo Arabian classes may be purchased from KAHABA:
-A maximum of 5 Sport Horse Classes
-A maximum of 5 English Classes (Pleasure, Country, Driving, Park)
-A maximum of 5 Halter classes
-A maximum of 5 Western Classes
-A maximum of 5 Hunter Classes
-A maximum of 5 Specialty Classes
-A maximum of 5 High Point Classes
-A Maximum of 5 Supreme Champion
KAHABA Production Class Program:
A portion of KAHABA general funds will be allocated for shows chosen each year by the board, in which KAHABA Production Classes are offered. Eligibility as is follows:
A Kentucky bred purebred Arabian foal 3 (Three) years and younger can enter the class.
A Kentucky bred Half Arabian/Anglo-Arabian foal 3 (Three) years and younger can enter the class.
Entries must be enrolled for the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund through KAHABA, only foals with completed forms and payment will be eligible to show.
4 horses or more in a class: 1st place-40%, 2nd place- 30%, 3rd place- 20%, and 4th place- 10%
3 horses in a class: 1st place-45%, 2nd place- 35%, and 3rd place-20%
2 Horses in a class: 1st place-60%, 2nd place- 40%
1 Horse in a class: 100%
Each horse that participates in the class will also received credit for an Production Point.
These classes will be judged as halter classes.
For more information about rules and procedures for these classes go to the KAHABA website and click on the link for production classes on the home page.
KAHABA Distance Division
KAHABA nominated horses must be properly enrolled in the distance category and may earn points in the division by competing in any of the distance disciplines currently recognized by AHA.
Competitive Trail, Endurance, Ride and Tie, Mounted Orienteering
To be eligible for nomination into the KAHABA Distance Division a horse must also be enrolled in the AHA Open Event Incentive Program (OEIP). OEIP enrollment is free to any AHA member in good standing. Any ride, race or distance event sanctioned at the national, regional or local level by AHA through the OEIP shall be deemed an eligible event for the purposes set forth in the document. Horses must be nominated 5 days prior to an event for points to be awarded. Competition Verification Forms are available for all nominated horses and must be filed within 30 days of the end of the competition, to receive points.
Examples of approved host organizations include:
The North American Trail Rider Conference
American Endurance Ride Conference
National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
The Ride and Tie Association
South Eastern Distance Riders Association
KAHABA Distance Payout Program
AHA’s online OEIP point calculator will be used to calculate program points.
AHA’s online point calculator factors in successful completion of a ride, race or distance event in addition to the finish or placing of the horse.
Points earned through OEIP will count one for one in the KAHABA Distance Points Payout Program.
The maximum number of KAHABA Distance Payout Points which can be earned annually be any horse enrolled in the distance division is 15.
A stallion must reside in Kentucky for at least 30 days prior to nomination to qualify as standing in Kentucky.
A stallion location verification form must be signed by a veterinarian and submitted, declaring the stallion’s location standing at stud, if standing on Kentucky.
Eligible stallions must be nominated by a KAHABA member in good standing.
Stallions may be of any breed and must be registered with an equine association registry.
A copy of each stallion’s registration papers must accompany his application along with appropriate nomination fees.
Stallions can be nominated by members who do not own them, but a letter of permission from the recorded owner must accompany their nomination.
The stallion’s owner is determined according to the recorded ownership on his registration papers.
Stallions recorded owner does not have to reside in Kentucky.
The stallion nomination period is January 1st through November 1st.
If a previous stallion nominator chooses not to renew the annual nomination by January 15th, any KAHABA member in good standing may do so until November 1st.
A letter of permission from the stallion’s owner is not required to renew a nomination if the current owner chooses not to renew the nomination by the January 15th deadline.
All annual nomination renewals are due February 15th or a $50 late fee will be incurred.
A stallion’s nomination must be renewed each year for his foals to retain their eligibility.
Nominated Stallion Earnings:
Earnings will be 10 % of KBIF funds earned by his enrolled offspring.
Any Nominated Sire earnings will be paid to the currently listed nominating member.
KAHABA Stallion Owners Jackpot
A percentage of KAHABA general funds will be set aside to fund a Stallion Owner’s Jackpot.
The names of all KAHABA Stallion nominators as of November 1st will be placed into a jackpot drawing.
A random Stallion nominators name will be drawn from this jackpot and be awarded with the monies set aside for the
KAHABA Stallions Owners Jackpot. (Owner does not have to be present to win.)
KAHABA Registered Breeder
The purpose is to provide incentive for breeders of Arabian, Half Arabian and Anglo Arabian horses residing in Kentucky
to continue breeding Kentucky Bred Arabian, Half Arabians and Anglo Arabians.
KAHABA Registered Breeder eligibility:
Breeder must be a resident of Kentucky
A Breeder must be a member in good standing of KAHABA
A Breeder must be the recorded owner or documented lessee of mare at the time of breeding
Nomination period in January 1st through November 1st
All annual breeder renewals are due February 15th or a $50 late fee will be incurred.
Registered Breeder Earnings:
KAHABA Registered Breeders will receive 10% of KBIF earnings for any nominated horse they bred.
KAHABA Breeders Jackpot
A percentage of KAHABA general funds will be set aside to fund a Breeders Jackpot.
The names of all KAHABA registered breeders as of November 1st will be placed into a jackpot drawing.
A random breeder’s name will be drawn from this jackpot and be awarded with the monies set aside for the KAHABA Breeders Jackpot. (Breeder does not have to be present to win)
Key to Abbreviations:
AHA- Arabian Horse Association
KAHABA- Kentucky Arabian and Half Arabian Breeders Alliance
KBIF- Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund
KAFHS- Kentucky Fairs and Horse Shows
OEIP- Open Event Incentive Program