Welcome to the Breeder's Trust program at the ASSA! In order to promote breeding the best of the best, the ASSA nominates horses that place champion or reserve in an in-hand class (excluding prospect classes) at one of the following shows:
- Syracuse International Horse Show (February)
- J. D. Massey Classic (April)
- European International Championships (June)
- Barcelona Open Classic (August)
- Oakland International Cup (October)
- The Year End Championships (December)
Nominated horses are awarded the title “Breeder's Sweepstakes Nominated Sire” or “Breeder's Sweepstakes Nominated Dam,” making all of their foals eligible as Breeder's Sweepstakes entries. All shows from the official ASSA Calendar of Events, as well as some additional admin-run shows, include exclusive sweepstakes halter classes for the sires, dams, and nominated foals of the program.