In recent years the we have customers inquire about the incentive programs our stallions are paid into. It’s a good question! We really want to support our customers who work hard and compete on their Aus Ranch bred horses.
Realistically, we don’t want to price our foals as high as we would need to in order to pay in to the well-advertised programs. While we think our individual foals can compete against the foals by the big breeders, we will never compete with those breeders on volume. If you have 100 foals, a $2500/year payment is justifiable. We usually have fewer than 10 foals a year.
This means that we need a program designed to fit just us. While we have some ideas for later, we wanted to do something now. This small start beats waiting for Perks’ foals to get older which would be our other choice.
How do we reward our hard-working, competitive customers?
Sidepot for Customers in 2020
For 2020, we are expanding on the sidepot we started last year. This year it will be at Autumn Dempewolf’s Outback Barrel Racing Association open 4D race on May 9 2020. It’s the Mother’s Day Barrel Bash and will be a great start to the summer!
It’s a simple sidepot. If you are a customer of Aus Ranch Performance Horses, then you qualify.
The payout will be simple too. The fastest time gets $150. The second place time gets $100.
For now, we’ll define “customer” as someone who has bought a horse sired by one of the following sires or bred a mare to one of them. You can ride any horse – doesn’t have to be by the following sires. (That will change in a few years but for now the rider just has to be a customer.)
- CCs Last Warrior
- Golden Slew
- My Indian Money
- Raise Your Rocket
Here’s a couple answers to questions you might have:
- You do not have to currently own the horse that qualifies you.
- You don’t have to have bought the horse directly from us.
- If your parents bought a horse from us, that qualifies you.
If you have any questions, please contact us before the race.
And please note that if you win, you agree to let us take and post a picture of you on our website!