The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) announced the payout results of its 2010 Breeders’ Trust program—the ninth year of consecutive million-dollar payouts. The 2010 incentive program paid out $1,131,356 to participating horse owners, foal nominators and stallion subscribers. Nominated horses received $14.47 for every Open and Amateur point they earned during 2010. Over the last ten years, more than $10,500,000 has been paid out to subscribers of the program.
For the last decade, Zippos Sensation sired the most money-earning Breeders’ Trust foals. In 2010, 133 of his foals earned a total of $103,950. Of the 7,184 points earned by his offspring this year, Vested Sensation earned the most with 499 points for a payout of $7,220. Zippos Sensation is a 1993 sorrel overo stallion owned by Simons Show Horses, LLC of Aubrey, Texas. He currently has 544 foals nominated to the Breeders’ Trust program.
The top-earning Breeders’ Trust horse for 2010 was Timeless Assets, who earned 1,227 points for a payout of $17,754. Timeless Assets is a 2005 bay overo gelding sired by Frozen Assets and out of This Times Divine. He is owned by Coleen Bull of Reed City, Michigan.
“The Breeders’ Trust program has proven itself consistently profitable for everyone involved including the stallion subscriber, the foal nominator and the horse owner,” said Lex Smurthwaite, Executive Director of the American Paint Horse Association. “These horses are highly sought-after by those in the Paint Horse show industry due to the lucrative financial rewards that are possible.”