2023 All American Cup Rules and Regulations (2024 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 and bidding participant***.
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 February 3, 2023.
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. Electing NOT to breed a mare during the breeding season the year of the auction does not constitute a Return Privilege. 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 the following year ONLY.
STALLION SERVICE DONOR – DECLARING THE MARE
Stallion owners who donate a breeding service 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 John A. Hale, 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
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 ultrasound 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
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 choose 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
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.
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, as always, shoes are optional. 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 fourteen (14) 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 3 or 4 weanlings will be required to be judged for a third time.
The class will be tied to twelve (12) places. There will be two (2) alternates.
All fourteen (14) entries may or may not be excused.
Fourteen (14) 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 twelve (12) places with two alternates.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZE MONEY FOR THE ALL AMERICAN WEANLING CUP
IS AS FOLLOWS STARTING WITH THE 2024 CLASS FROM THE 2023 AUCTION:
WEANLINGS: Prize money will be awarded for places 1 through 12 as shown below as a percentage of total class money.
1st 29.6% 7th 3.0%
2nd 22.5% 8th 2.5%
3rd 15.6% 9th 2.0%
4th 9.4% 10th 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 14
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.
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
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 STARTING WITH THE 2027 CLASS FROM THE 2023 AUCTION:
ALL AMERICAN THREE YEAR OLD CUP: Prize money will be awarded for places
1 through 12 as shown below as a percentage of the total class money.
1st 29.6% 7th 3.0%
2nd 22.5% 8th 2.5%
3rd 15.6% 9th 2.0%
4th 9.4% 10th 2.0%
5th 5.5% 11th 2.0%
6th 3.9% 12th 2.0%
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
All correspondence and fees should be made out and sent to:
THE ALL AMERICAN CUP
c/o John A. Hale
8949 Baker Road Indianapolis, IN 46259
Phone/ Fax: 317-862-4341, John Hale’s Cell: 317-432-0445