Since 1966, the NRHA Sire & Dam Program continues to provide significant benefits to participants while also helping support
NRHA. Both stallion and mare owners can take advantage of the bonuses offered by the program.
- Stallions participating in the program are eligible for NRHA Futurity & Derby Sire awards, including cash!
- Promotion through program advertisement.
- Have the opportunity to purchase breedings that they may not otherwise have access to at reduced rates.
- Sire & Dam Offspring are automatically eligible to compete in the NRHA Futurity & NRHA Derby - NO NOMINATION REQUIRED
Sire & Dam Offspring receive reduced entry fees (up to 50% off) for the NRHA Futurity & NRHA Derby.
Sire & Dam Offspring receive later entry deadlines to the NRHA Futurity.
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
"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."
"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!"
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.
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 to the NRHA Futurity and NRHA Derby
and later entry deadlines into the NRHA Futurity.
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
Enroll Your Stallion
To donate a breeding for the auction or to purchase a buyback, please contact Haley Carmen at
The online auction runs from November 21–January 8. THE AUCTION WILL CLOSE ON JANUARY 8 AT NOON CST. Once the auction results have been verified, winning bidders will be notified by email.
Stallions not sold in the auction can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis for 60% of their 2024 advertised breeding 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.
Buyback / Private Sale
To enroll your stallion without donating to the auction, you may purchase buybacks or offer private sales at 60% of the advertised breeding fee (minimum $500). Only stallions donated to the Sire & Dam auction will be listed on the NRHA Stallion Directory