2022 All American Cup Rules & Regulations (Applies to 2023 Foals Only):
The All American Cup is a Limited Breeders Stake for Weanlings and 3-Year-Old American Saddlebred Horses.
The All American Cup will be held each year in two (2) divisions Weanlings and 3-Year-Old Open classes. All classes will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the United States Equestrian Federation with Special Rules Provisions.
The All American Cup classes will be held annually at the All American Horse Classic, Indianapolis, Indiana.
FUNDING FOR THE ALL AMERICAN CUP
Funding is realized from the sale of Stallion Services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services will be sold at the All American Cup Auction. A starting bid of $500 has been guaranteed by the Stallion Service Donor. The next bid must be $600, with each subsequent bid a minimum of $50. Mail and /or phone bids are encouraged prior to the auction. The All American Cup has the authority to accept or reject any application of a stallion.
Bidding can be done by telephone, fax, e-mail, or in person at the auction. Telephone and fax bids must be submitted to AAC Office at 317-862-4341. E-mail bids must be submitted to AAC at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for e-mail and faxed bids is 6:00 PM on Friday January 20, 2022.
It is our intent to keep bidders appraised by telephone of their bid position.
NEITHER THE ALL AMERICAN CUP NOR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS.
THE ALL AMERICAN CUP AUCTION is an interesting and entertaining event. You are encouraged, and it is in your best interest, to be in attendance. All stallion services must be paid in full at the auction. A fee of $100 will be charged on any NSF returned checks.
Neither THE ALL AMERICAN CUP nor its representatives will intervene between the purchaser of the stallion service and the stallion service donor. All contracts, arrangements, and negotiations that may arise on the service of any mare designated for THE ALL AMERICAN CUP will be strictly between the mare owner and the stallion owner.
A refund, in the amount paid for the purchased stallion service, will be made only if the stallion dies or becomes unusable before the mare has been bred and/or has conceived by the stallion.
THE ALL AMERICAN CUP will retain 10 percent of the auction proceeds for administrative purposes. All other funds will be utilized for prize money distribution.
The terms and conditions for each stallion are listed in the catalog. THE ALL AMERICAN CUP and its representatives are not responsible for any errors or omissions.
The Terms and Conditions for purchasing a Stallion Service from a deceased stallion are common for all deceased stallions. Frozen semen will be available from the deceased stallions offered for sale at THE ALL AMERICAN CUP Auction. The terms are as follows: (1) Two (2) breeding doses will be shipped for breeding the designated mare for a heat cycle. (2) A maximum of two (2) shipments will be the limit of semen shipped. There will not be any exceptions. (3) The purchaser of the stallion service is responsible for costs incurred in the shipping of the semen.
(4) THERE IS NO RETURN PRIVILEGE. It is strongly advised that a qualified veterinarian or technician be employed to breed the designated mare.
NOMINATING THE STALLION
Stallions may be nominated to THE ALL AMERICAN CUP by the Owner/Manager, donating one Stallion Service to the annual auction for breeding to a registered American Saddlebred mare.
It is the prerogative of the Stallion Owner/Donor to offer a “return privilege” in the event the mare does not get in foal. Return Privilege does not constitute any eligibility into the All American Cup for the following year. NOTE: THE ALL AMERICAN CUP appeals to Stallion Service Donors to offer a RETURN SERVICE.
STALLION SERVICE DONOR – DECLARING THE MARE
Stallion owners who donate a breeding fee to THE ALL AMERICAN CUP may also DECLARE one mare in foal to the Stallion, at a cost of $500. The donor of the Stallion Service does not have to own the Mare that is to be DECLARED. The resulting foal will be eligible for both the Weanling and Three Year Old divisions of THE ALL AMERICAN CUP. THE STALLION DONOR DECLARED MARE MUST BE DECLARED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 1, OF THE YEAR THE MARE WAS BRED.
STALLION SERVICE BUYER – DECLARING THE MARE
A Mare Declaration Form will be mailed to the Stallion Service Buyer. A copy of the designated mare registration papers must be returned to THE ALL AMERICAN CUP c/o Jim Aikman, with the declaration form and must be postmarked by December 1, of the year the mare is bred. A grace period will not be granted.
Foals sired by Stallion Services purchased in the All American Cup Auction that are produced by embryo transfer are eligible to compete in the All American Cup subject to the conditions listed below.
1. Mare owners may nominate only one specific embryo transferred foal per stallion service purchased. Stallion owners who purchased their own service may nominate only two embryo foals by any one stallion; one as the (Buyer) - one as the (Donor).
2. When the mare owner intends, or elects to breed to the same stallion, and collect multiple embryos for multiple foals, the mare owner must declare, prior to December 1, one breeding date, one flushing date, and implantation date of choice. The resulting foal from that breeding shall be the designated foal that is eligible for the All American Cup.
3. In the event the Stallion Service Donor purchases his own Stallion Service and intends, or elects to breed the designated mare and collect multiple embryos for multiple foals, the mare owner must declare prior to December 1, two breeding dates, two flushing dates and two implantation dates. The resulting two foals from these breedings shall be designated foals that are eligible for the All American Cup.
4.The All American Cup administration will furnish documents to the mare owner to be used by the transplant professional. These documents will contain a signed statement that the professional, on a certain date, removed an embryo from the designated mare and (a) transferred it to a surrogate mare (b) shipped the embryo to a third party for implanting by another professional at another location.
The document will also require that the implantation was successful in producing a pregnancy that is confirmed by ultra sound after 30 days from implantation.
The date of a successful flush of the nominated mare must coordinate with the breeding date reported by the stallion owner on the Stallion Service Report which is filed with the AMERICAN SADDLEBRED HORSE ASSOCIATION before October 30. The AMERICAN SADDLEBRED HORSE ASSOCIATION will be asked to confirm this breeding date.
The date of foaling will be furnished to the All American Cup administration. For the foal to be eligible for competition in the All American Cup events the foaling date cannot be more that 365 days from the date of implantation in the surrogate. Embryo foals will then follow the established procedure for registration by the AMERICAN SADDLEBRED HORSE ASSOCIATION prior to entering competition in the All American Cup class.
5. In the event the mare you are DECLARING is having multiple foals from the same All American Cup Stallion, you may chose the desired foal (prior to birth) by submitting the required form prior to December 1 of the year bred. The form requires all embryo breeding dates for the DECLARED mare be listed, including the stallion. The mare owner is required to declare on the form the foal that will be designated as the All American Cup foal. (Forms may be obtained by contacting Jim Aikman). The surrogate mare MUST be identified by photos and/or legal registration.
Any protest regarding the eligibility of an entrant produced by embryo transfer will be heard by a committee appointed by the All American Cup administration. The decision of this committee will be final and not subject to appeal. All costs incurred by the above procedure shall be the responsibility of the person making the declarations. In the event of any errors or omissions of the above procedures, the All American Cup will declare the first born as the eligible entrant.
ENTERING THE WEANLING – DECLARATION TO SHOW
In order to show, all entries must be declared on an official All American Horse Classic entry form with all office fees paid and returned to the show secretary as required. There is a $50 DECLARATION FEE which must be paid by 12 Noon. on
the day prior to the class.
In order to show as a weanling the foal MUST be registered on or before day of Class, of the year of the competition. There will not be any exceptions.
If not shown as a Weanling, the foal MUST be registered by December 31 of the foaling year to be eligible in the 3 Year Cup or any of the Indiana Open Futurity classes. ANY WEANLING SHOWING IN THE ALL AMERICAN CUP: MAY BE SUBJECT TO BLOOD TESTING BY THE UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION AND DNA VERIFICATION FOLLOWING THE COMPETITION. ALL PRIZE MONEY AWARDED IN THE CLASS, WHETHER A TESTED WEANLING OR NOT, WILL BE RETAINED UNTIL THE PARENTAGE IS VERIFIED BY BLOOD TYPING OR DNA TESTING AND DRUG TESTING RESULTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM THOSE TESTED.
***If an entry has been disqualified by ASHA, United States Equestrian Federation or the horse show where the horse has competed, the owner shall forfeit and return all premium money, trophies and ribbons upon notification.
INDIANA FUTURITY REQUIREMENTS
ALL STALLIONS AND DECLARED MARES MUST BE NOMINATED INTO THE OPEN DIVISION OF THE INDIANA FUTURITY. A FIFTY DOLLAR ($50.00) STALLION NOMINATION FEE WILL BE ADDED TO THE BID PRICE AND MUST BE PAID BY THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER AT THE AUCTION.
THE PERSON DECLARING ANY MARE MUST NOMINATE THE SAME MARE THEY HAVE DECLARED INTO THE WEANLING OPEN DIVISION OF THE INDIANA FUTURITY. INDIANA FUTURITY FORMS WILL BE MAILED TO MARE OWNERS ON APRIL 15, WITH PAYMENT DUE ON MAY 1.
WEANLING CLASS PROCEDURES
THE ALL AMERICAN CUP Weanling Show Ground and Ring Procedures per USEF SB173 and USEF SB 174 are: Each weanling will enter the ring, one at a time, at a trot and will show in a fashion to allow the entry to look its best. After showing at the trot, the entry will then return to the judges and pose for conformation evaluation. The weanling will then be dismissed from the ring. A minimum of eighteen (18) will then be asked to return to the ring for final judging. Entries will again enter, one at a time, as described above and remain in the ring for final placing. Top 6 weanlings will be required to be judged for a third time. The class will be tied to sixteen (16) places. There will be two (2) alternates. All eighteen (18) entries may or may not be excused. Eighteen (18) entries will be placed and will be introduced individually. Placing of entries will be announced in reverse order.
Handlers are REQUIRED to wear formal attire.
Prize monies will be paid to sixteen (16) places with two alternates.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE ALL AMERICAN WEANLING CUP IS AS FOLLOWS:
WEANLINGS: Prize money will be awarded for places 1 through 16 as shown below for prize money totaling $100,000.00 or below. For prize money totaling over $101,000.00, see three year old payout on the next page for over $101,000.00.
1st 27.6% 7th 3.0% 13th 2.0%
2nd 19.5% 8th 2.5% 14th 2.0%
3rd 12.6% 9th 2.0% 15th 2.0%
4th 9.4% 10th 2.0% 16th 2.0%
5th 5.5% 11th 2.0%
6th 3.9% 12th 2.0%
PROCEDURES FOR SHOWING IN THE ALL AMERICAN THREE-YEAR-OLD THREE-GAITED CUP
This class procedure to be shown under United States Equestrian Federation Special Class Rules as Follows:
The entries may be stallions, mares, or geldings.
Entries may be shown by an amateur or professional.
Tail may or may not be set.
Horses are to be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, trot and canter.
Horses may be shown at any other horse show as a Park or Open Three-Year Old-Three-Gaited entry.
If a qualifying class is required, it will be limited to a maximum of 18 entries per section. The judges will choose selected entries from all sections for a total of 18 entries to come back to compete in the ALL AMERICAN THREE YEAR OLD THREE GAITED CUP. The judges will not select a fixed number from each qualifying class (section). All Championship and qualifying classes will be held at All American Horse Classic. All qualifying classes will be scheduled at discretion of AAHC. Entries are required to DECLARE intent to show by 12 Noon on day prior to
qualifying classes. A fee of $50.00 is required with the DECLARATION.
The entry-may-not-show in both divisions.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY INTO THE ALL AMERICAN THREE YEAR
OLD THREE GAITED CUP.
To maintain eligibility into the Three Year Old Three Gaited All American Cup:
The declared/eligible animal must have been nominated and kept eligible in the Indiana Open Futurity as a Weanling, Yearling, and Two year old.
The declared/eligible animal is not required to have competed in any of these futurities, but must be kept eligible.
The Stallion Donor into the All American Cup will be the recipient of 25% of any and all winnings by any entry in both the Weanling and 3 Year ALL AMERICAN CUP classes.
If an individual other than the original Stallion Donor assumes and makes the December 1 declaration and the appropriate payment, the 25% reward will still be made to the original Stallion Donor in both the weanling and Three year old class.
For the reward to be awarded to someone other than the original Stallion Donor, a copy of an agreement signed by both parties must be provided with the Stallion Donor declaration form.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE ALL AMERICAN THREE YEAR OLD THREE GAITED CUP IS AS FOLLOWS:
ALL AMERICAN THREE YEAR OLD CUP: Prize money will be awarded for places 1 through 16 as shown below for prize money total of $100,000.00 or below.
1st 27.6% 7th 3.0% 13th 2.0%
2nd 19.5% 8th 2.5% 14th 2.0%
3rd 12.6% 9th 2.0% 15th 2.0%
4th 9.4% 10th 2.0% 16th 2.0%
5th 5.5% 11th 2.0%
6th 3.9% 12th 2.0%
For prize money total of $101,000.00 or greater: Prize money will be awarded for places 1 through 16. Places 7 through 16 will be awarded as shown below ($21,500). The remaining awarded to first through sixth place as shown below.
1st 35% 7th $3000 13th $2000
2nd 25% 8th $2500 14th $2000
3rd 16% 9th $2000 15th $2000
4th 12% 10th $2000 16th $2000
5th 7% 11th $2000
6th 5% 12th $2000
(100% after awarding $21,500.00 to 7th through 16th places)
AIKMAN BREEDERS INCENTIVE AWARD
Any animal that wins either first or second place in the All American Weanling Cup and All American Three Year Old Cup is eligible for the Aikman Breeders Incentive Award. In the event two animals are eligible, the award will be split. The distribution for each animal will be one half of the accumulated purse will be awarded to the owner of record of the animal when it was shown as weanling and one half will be awarded to the owner of record when it was shown as a Three year Old. The same distribution will be applied if only one animal is eligible.
When selling an ALL AMERICAN CUP eligible entry, remember to advise the buyer that the animal is eligible to be shown as a weanling and later as a 3 Year Old. All premium money will be paid to the recorded owner(s) as of the day of the class for both the weanling and 3 year old division at a rate of 75% of total for placing, remaining 25% will be paid to the Stallion Donor of the auction year in which foal was made eligible. Prize money will not be distributed until after clearance/approval from Drug Testing and DNA verification. The ALL AMERICAN CUP will not participate in splitting of premium money per private agreements.
Agents and/or owners making entries in THE ALL AMERICAN CUP are responsible for making payments when due. Representatives of THE ALL AMERICAN CUP assume no responsibility for reminding participants of payment dates. If a previously nominated horse is sold, it is the seller’s responsibility to notify the new owner of the payment due dates.
It is, however, strongly suggested that notification of any sale be sent to THE ALL AMERICAN CUP administration so that they can help keep the buyer advised of their responsibilities.
All correspondence and fees should be made out and sent to:
THE ALL AMERICAN CUP
c/o John A. Hale
1099 S. Daisy Lane • New Palestine • IN 46163
Phone: 317-862-4341, John Hale’s Cell: 317-432-0445