Sire & Dam Program

The NRHA Sire & Dam Program began in 1966 and provides significant benefits to the participants while helping support the NRHA.

  • Stallions participating in the Sire & Dam Program are eligible for NRHA Futurity & Derby Sire Awards
  • Mare owners have the opportunity to purchase breedings that they may not otherwise have access to at reduced rates
  • Sire & Dam Offspring are eligible for reduced entry into the NRHA Futurity & Derby
NRHA Sire & Dam Flyer

News Update - 9/9/2013 - NRHA Sire & Dam Program Updates

To Purchase A Breeding


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SIRE & DAM LIST - Breedings still available for purchase

The list of participating stallions is updated daily on the NRHA website. NRHA Sire & Dam Program contracts are sold on a first come, first serve basis. To make a purchase, simply send either a check or wire transfer to the NRHA office noting which stallion you would like to purchase. Please call the office for wire transfer information. Credit card transactions will incur a 3.5% processing fee.

It is the mare owner's responsibility to pay any other fees associated with the breeding. The NRHA strongly suggests that mare owners contact participating stallion owners/agents to inquire about such fees prior to purchasing the breeding through the NRHA Sire & Dam Program.

Online Auction:
You have the opportunity to purchase NRHA Sire & Dam Program breedings through an online auction from November 15 - December 31. THE AUCTION WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 31, 2013 AT NOON CST. Stallions participation in the Top 20 Sires Program will be available in the auction along with any other stallion whose owner chooses to join the auction.

Stallions not enrolled in the auction will be sold on a first come, first serve basis for 60% of their 2013 advertised breeding fee. These breedings will be available beginning October 2. Stallions not sold during the auction will be placed on the available list following verification of the auction results.

The Sire & Dam online auction results will be not finalized until Thursday, January 2, 2014. Due to the New Year Holiday, the NRHA office will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Once the auction results have been verified, winning bidders will be notified by email.

To Donate A Breeding


Contact the Sire & Dam Representative, Hayley Lewallen, at hlewallen@nrha.com or 405-946-7400 EXT 103, for a breeding contract or print a copy from the link below. Complete the contract and send it to NRHA, 3000 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107. Breeding contracts can either be donated as "open" contracts to be sold to the first person to send payment; the stallion owner can designate the purchaser on the contract or repurchase breeding by sending payment with contract. When the breeding is sold, a copy is distributed to the mare owner as receipt of purchase and to the stallion owner showing who purchased the breeding. The original is maintained in the Sire & Dam Program files.

Stallion owners receive free promotion through distribution of NRHA material at different horse events, and on the NRHA website. In addition, stallion owners are eligible to receive NRHA Sire & Dam Program awards, provided applicable conditions are met.

2014 Sire & Dam Breeding Contract
Download Sire & Dam Breeding Agent Form

What Participants Have To Say


"I've been involved with the Sire & Dam Program since its inception. In the early years, the Program was a real lifesaver for the NRHA. From the beginning until the present, it has been an asset to the industry. Unlike other programs, it has always worked."
-Bob Loomis

"In my opinion the Sire & Dam Program is one of the best offered. It didn't cost me any out of pocket money to participate. It was such a thrill when the NRHA Sire & Dam Program presented me with a check for more than $33,000 for owning the sire of the 2001 NRHA Open Futurity Champion. I felt as though I had just won the Futurity myself . . . I wish more of the breeding programs would reward donating stallion owners."
-Sue Hearst

"The NRHA Sire & Dam Program is the greatest thing going. It's cost effective and benefits everyone involved. From a mare owner's point of view, the money we save for the resulting foal is worth its weight in gold. It's the only deal in town!"
-Clint Haverty

"Silver Spurs Equine has participated in the NRHA Sire & Dam Program since 2006 when we bought our first breeding stallion. This program offers fantastic benefits to both breeder and stallion owner, particularly to the breeder. When deciding which stallion to breed, I think every mare owner must go to the Sire and Dam auction first. Not only will they save money but the resulting foal's value will increase significantly."
-Michael Miola, Silver Spurs Equine


Program Awards


If your donated breeding sells prior to the start of the donation year's NRHA Futurity, your stallion will be eligible for Sire Awards at that year's Futurity. Your stallion wins these awards if any of his three-year-olds finish in the top three of the NRHA Open and/or Non Pro Futurity among Sire Award eligible sires. The following three years could earn him NRHA Derby Sire Awards. Stallions having four, five and/or six-year-olds that finish in the top three among Sire Award eligible sires of the Open, Intermediate Open, and/or Non Pro Derby, are eligible for Derby Sire Awards.

2013 Futurity Sire & Dam Program Awards:

Division / Winner Owner/Agent Purse
Total Open Sire Awards $26,235.90
1st Hollywoodstinseltown David Silva, Sr. $13,117.95
2nd Gunner (tie) McQuay Stables Inc $6,558.97
2nd Walla Walla Whiz (tie) Arcese Quarter Horses $6,558.97
Total Non Pro Sire Awards $8,745.30
1st Gunner (tie) McQuay Stables Inc $3,498.12
1st Very Smart Remedy (tie) Anne Reynolds $3,498.12
2nd Big Chex To Cash Silver Spurs Equine $1,749.06

2014 Derby Sire & Dam Program Awards:

Division / Winner Owner/Agent Purse
Total Sire Awards $ 9,000.00
Level 4 Open
1st Einsteins Revolution Wagner & Vandorp $1,500.00
2nd (tie) Gunner McQuay Stables $750.00
2nd (tie) Custom Crome Steve Simon $750.00
Level 3 Open
1st Gunner McQuay Stables $1,500.00
2ns Gunner McQuay Stables $1,000.00
3rd Gunner McQuay Stables $750.00
Level 4 Non Pro
1st Magnum Chic Dream Viola Scott $1,500.00
2nd Magnum Chic Dream Viola Scott $1,000.00
3rd Gunner McQuay Stables $500.00

Sire & Dam Program Offspring Eligibility:
Only the foals that are a direct result of a donated breeding to the Sire & Dam Program are eligible for reduced entry fees into the NRHA Futurity and NRHA Derby.

To get the benefit of reduced entry fees, procedures must be followed and deadlines met as described below:
  1. Purchase a breeding through the NRHA Sire & Dam Program.
  2. Report mare name / registration number to NRHA by December 31 of contract year.
  3. To be eligible to enter the NRHA Futurity, Derby, European Futurity or European Derby, the horse must be nominated as outlined in NRHA Nomination Program Conditions. This nomination also makes the horse eligible to earn the 5% incentive for its nominator. The nomination deadline is December 31. Fees increase after the weanling year. Offspring resulting from Sire & Dam contracts purchased prior to the 2013 breeding year are eligible to enter the NRHA Futurity, Derby, European Futurity or European Derby after payment of applicable fees.
  4. After registering the foal, send a copy of the registration papers to NRHA.
  5. In foal's three-year-old year: Contact the NRHA office for current Futurity entry/eligibility fee prior to July 1.
  6. In foal's four, five, and/or six-year-old year: Contact the NRHA office for current Derby entry/eligibility fee prior to April 1.
Sire & Dam Offspring eligibility remains with the foal even if sold by the mare owner. Please contact the office to verify Sire & Dam Offspring status.

Sire & Dam Program Representative
Hayley Lewallen
(405) 946-7400 x 103
Fax (405) 946-8425
hlewallen@nrha.com

Sire & Dam contracts and materials can be mailed to:
NRHA, 3000 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City, Ok 73107