Wyoming Breeder Award Program





The purpose of the Wyoming Breeder Award Program is to promote the improved breeding and development of the horse industry in the State of Wyoming.

The program offers an exceptional opportunity for owners, breeders, and stallion owners of accredited Wyoming bred horses to earn significant monetary award incentives, while serving as the backbone to a valuable agricultural industry in the Cowboy State.

The Wyoming Gaming Commission is the regulatory agency that serves as the official registrar and administrator of the Wyoming Breeder Award Program. The Commission is tasked with always ensuring the integrity of program rules and the welfare of the horses and participants at all times.

It is the applicants responsibility to understand the rules for Chapter 8, Section 6 - Wyoming Bred Horses. The completed set of rules can be found using the links herewith.

  1. Definitions:

ACCREDITED means the process of certification by the state breed registrar recognized by the Commission.

ACCREDITED WYOMING BRED RACING STOCK means any horse used for racing purposes foaled in the State of Wyoming and out of an accredited Wyoming broodmare and registered pursuant to W.S. § 11-25-106(a).

ACCREDITED WYOMING BROODMARE is a female horse (mare) used for breeding purposes and permanently domiciled in the State of Wyoming and registered pursuant to W.S. § 11-25-106(a).

ACCREDITED WYOMING STALLION means a male horse (stallion) used for breeding purposes and permanently domiciled in the State of Wyoming and registered pursuant to W.S. § 11-25-106(a).

BREEDING SEASON is from January 1 through December 31. BREEDER of a foal is the owner of its dam at time of foaling.

  1. Broodmares:

Once an accredited Wyoming Broodmare is accredited by the state breed registrar, the horse shall be permanently domiciled within the borders of the State of Wyoming. A mare shall be accredited as a broodmare by August 15 of the year in which an eligible foal is conceived. A mare may leave the state of Wyoming for breeding, medical, sale or racing purposes without losing its accreditation, provided the mare returns to the state of Wyoming each year before August 15. If an accredited Wyoming broodmare permanently moves out of state or fails to properly notify the state bred registrar when leaving, she will lose her accreditation and must be re-accredited to return to the program. If moving a mare within the state, you must contact the breed registry to identify new location.

  1. Stallions:

An Accredited Wyoming Stallion must stand the entire season in the State of Wyoming. An Accredited Wyoming Stallion must be accredited by December 1st of the breeding season to receive award funds from the resulting Wyoming bred racing stock foals. A stallion may leave the state for racing, medical or sale purposes as long as he returns to the State of Wyoming each year before December 1st. The stallion owner shall give written notice to the breed registrar when he leaves and returns to the State of Wyoming. If moving a stallion within the state, you must contact the breed registry to identify new location.

  1. A horse accredited as racing stock must be re-accredited as an Accreditate Wyoming Broodmare or Stallion for breeding stock purposes.

  2. All checks must be made payable to: WGC - Wyoming Bred. Accreditation fee is a non-refundable fee.

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