If your horse is sired by one of the Pink Buckle Stallions, your horse is eligible for nomination.

Only ONE nomination payment is due per year per horse. Nomination payments are non-transferrable and non-refundable.

All horses need to be nominated every year to remain eligible to compete at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race.

Nomination Schedule :

$200 due by Aug 1


$300 due by Dec 31

If you do not pay your foal in by the Dec 31 deadline of the year they are born, they will not be eligible for nomination into the Pink Buckle.


There is a late payment option for horses that were not nominated the first year of eligibility or have missed a nomination payment. Horses must be late paid before their 4-yr-old year. Yearly nomination payments will be due to maintain your horse’s eligibility to run at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race.

$2,000 / due by Dec 31 (of their 3 yr old year)

For the entire life of your horse, if you wish to run at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race, they will need to be paid in yearly. (Example: Weanling $200 + Yearling $200 + 2 yr old $200 + 3 yr old $200 + 4 yr old $200 + 5 yr old $200 = $1200 + Entry Fee for the Pink Buckle Barrel Race)

Any horse nominated into the Pink Buckle will need to pay $200 yearly to remain eligible to run at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race for future years.

$200 nomination for all horses are due by Aug 1st.  If you miss this deadline the fee will be $300 due by Dec 31st.  AQHA registration papers are not needed at the time of nomination but we require that you email a copy of the papers to when you get them.

In the case of stallions leaving the program or dying –> Within any given year, if you have nominated your horse (sired by a current Pink Buckle Stallion) and continue to pay your nominations yearly, your horse will always be eligible to run in the Pink Buckle Barrel Race.

Example — > ‘Stallion X’ sired horses are eligible to run at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race as long as they are nominated into the program each year starting in 2018 or each year of their life. If ‘Stallion X’ drops out of the Pink Buckle Stallions list, your foal will be eligible to run at the Pink Buckle Barrel Race as long as ‘Stallion X’ was Pink Buckle eligible the year your foal was conceived. Foal must be nominated based on schedule outlined above.

Starting 2019, only weanlings whose sires were 2018 Pink Buckle Stallions the year the foal was conceived are eligible for nomination.

If your horse is sired by a stallion that has been added to the Pink Buckle in 2020, then you will be able to nominate horses of any age sired by these ‘new’ stallions in 2020 ONLY. $200 Nomination Fee is due Aug 1.

*In the case where a horse is not/cannot be registered: a DNA test will need to be provided by the horse owner with nomination/entry form(s) & the stallion owner will be contacted by the Pink Buckle office to verify parentage and confirm that all breeding payments have been made to the stallion owner.

2018 Pink Buckle Stallions: A Smooth Guy / Irish Pay / The Goodbye Lane / Eddie Stinson / Slick By Design / Roarrr / Dashing Guy / PYC Paint Your Wagon / PG Dry Fire / No Pressure On Me / HP Dash Ta Fiesta / Hez A Rare Deal / BHR Frenchies Socks / Vanila Latte / Lucky Wonder Horse / One Famous Eagle / Furyofthewind / Shawne Bug Leo / Ima Special Kinda Guy / Lead The Field / Dats A Frenchman / Freckles Ta Fame / MP Hot Hayday / Streakin Boon Dox / Firewater Canyon / Feel The Sting / MP Jet To The Sun / Prime Talent / Mr Sassy Frenchman / This Guyz A Keeper / PCR Pink Cadillac / Blazin Jetolena / Jesses Topaz / Coronado Cartel / Blazin Honor / Guys Eye Paint / Johnny Reb Jackson / Born Ta Be Famous / VF The Main Squeeze / PC Redwood Manny

If you have any Nomination questions please email