AMHA Gelding Incentive Fund

The Gelding Incentive Fund (GIF) Program has changed!

The newly adopted program varies from the GIF programs of previous years so please be sure to familiarize yourself with the new program. There will now be a payout for the TOP TEN geldings in each of the following five (5) Categories:

Youth/YOTE - Amateur/AOTE - Open - Jr. Halter Gelding - Sr. Halter Gelding

You may nominate your gelding in up to 4 of the 5 categories offered!

Geldings participating in the GIF must be nominated annually. You may nominate your gelding for a non-refundable fee at anytime during the show-year through the start of the first class of the World Show. All participants must turn in a GIF POINTS TABULATION SHEET to the office before the start of the nominated geldings first class at the World Show. All nomination fees go into the general gelding fund and are not maintained by a specified class or division.

Nomination fees are as follows:
1 Category: $50
2 Categories: $45/category
3+ Categories: $40/category

The purpose of the GIF continues to be the promotion of registrations and transfers of AMHA geldings by increasing their value through a monetary incentive encouraging their exhibition in the show arena. The GIF is intended to be self-sustaining by means of nomination fees paid by the participants. As available, other sources of funding may be used to supplement the prize money available for payout.

The monetary awards will apply classes offered at the World Show as listed below:

Youth/YOTE Category

Youth Obstacle Driving – 13-18
Years Youth Obstacle Driving – 12 Years & Under
Youth Classic Pleasure Driving – 13-18 Years
Youth Classic Pleasure Driving – 8-12 Years
Youth Versatility – 13-18 Years Youth Jumper – 13-18 Years
Youth Jumper – 12 Years & Under
YOTE Roadster
YOTE Classic Pleasure Driving
Youth Halter Obstacle – 13-18 Years
Youth Halter Obstacle – 12 Years & Under
Youth Versatility – 12 Years & Under
Youth Roadster – 12 Years & Under
Youth Roadster – 13-18 Years
YOTE Single Pleasure Driving
Youth Pleasure Driving – 7 Years & Under
Youth Country Pleasure Driving – 8-12
Years Youth Country Pleasure Driving – 13-18
Years Youth Hunter – 13-18 Years
Youth Hunter – 12 Years & Under
Youth Single Pleasure Driving – 8-12
Years Youth Single Pleasure Driving – 13-18
Years Youth Showmanship – 7 Years & Under
Youth Showmanship – 8-12 Years
Youth Showmanship – 13-18 Years
Youth Special Needs Showmanship
Youth Stock-Type Geldings
YOTE Country Pleasure Driving

Amateur/AOTE Category

Amateur Obstacle Driving
Amateur Roadster
Amateur Jumper
Amateur Country Pleasure Driving – Level 1
Amateur Country Pleasure Driving – Level 2
AOTE Classic Pleasure Driving
Amateur Halter Obstacle
Amateur Versatility
Amateur Stock-Type Geldings
AOTE Single Pleasure Driving
Amateur Showmanship
Amateur Classic Pleasure Driving – Level 1
Amateur Classic Pleasure Driving – Level 2
Amateur Hunter
AOTE Country Pleasure Driving
Amateur Single Pleasure Driving – Level 1
Amateur Single Pleasure Driving – Level 2
AOTE Roadster

Open Category

Open Obstacle Driving
Three & Four-Y ear-Old Single Pleasure Driving
Single Pleasure Driving Geldings
Ladies Classic Pleasure Driving
Three & Four-Year-Old Country Pleasure Driving
Open Jumper
Ladies Roadster
Country Pleasure Driving – Over 32” to 34”
Country Pleasure Driving – 32” & Under
Gentlemen’s Classic Pleasure Driving
Open Halter Obstacle
Three & Four-Year-Old Classic Pleasure Driving
Open Stock-Type Geldings
Ladies Single Pleasure Driving
Country Pleasure Driving Geldings
Classic Pleasure Driving – 32” & Under
Classic Pleasure Driving – Over 32” to 34”
Gentlemen’s Country Pleasure Driving
Single Pleasure Driving – 32” & Under
Single Pleasure Driving – Over 32” to 34”
Golden Showmanship
Adult Showmanship
Adult Special Needs Showmanship
Open Roadster
Open Hunter
Classic Pleasure Driving Geldings
Ladies Country Pleasure Driving
Gentlemen’s Roadster
Gentlemen’s Single Pleasure Driving
Versatility

Junior Halter Category

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Gelding – 7 Years & Under
Youth Exhibiting A Junior Gelding – 8-12 Years
Youth Exhibiting A Junior Gelding – 13-18 Years
YOTE Geldings – 18 Years & Under
AOTE Junior Geldings – Level 1
AOTE Junior Geldings – Level 2
Amateur Junior Geldings – Level 1
Amateur Junior Geldings – Level 2
Weanling & Yearling Geldings
Two-Year-Old Geldings

Senior Halter Category

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Gelding – 7 Years & Under
Youth Exhibiting A Senior Gelding – 8-12 Years
Youth Exhibiting A Senior Gelding – 13-18
Years AOTE Senior Geldings – Level 1
AOTE Senior Geldings – Level 2
Amateur Senior Geldings – Level 1 – Over 30” to 34”
Amateur Senior Geldings – Level 1 – 30” & Under
Amateur Senior Geldings – Level 2 – Over 30” to 34”
Amateur Senior Geldings – Level 2 – 30” & Under
Senior Geldings – Over 32” to 34”
Senior Geldings – Over 30” to 32”
Senior Geldings – 30” & Under

Funds for the top ten winners for each category of the GIF will be allocated per the distribution schedule of:

1) 25%, 2) 20%, 3) 15%, 4) 11%, 5) 9%, 6) 6%, 7) 5% , 8) 4%, 9) 3%, 10) 2%

The following also applies to the GIF:
1) All AOTE and YOTE rules and restrictions apply to the AOTE and YOTE gelding classes.
2) AMHA rules concerning leased horses apply to all GIF divisions.
3) GIF award checks will be mailed to GIF winners no later than December 31st of the current how year.

GELDING INCENTIVE FUND NOMINATION FORM

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