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The new Chrome Cash incentive will pay out to Paint horses at major limited-age cuttings in 2020. Several shows have signed on for the program, and officials say they hope to add more soon. • Hart Photos.

Chrome Cash Paint Incentive Added to Major Limited-Age Cuttings

More than $20,000 in payouts are available for Paint cutting horses this year through the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Chrome Cash program.

The program, which is new in 2020, will pay out APHA rewards at existing National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) limited-age events. Officials with the APHA say eligible horses can add the Chrome Cash jackpot as a “class within a class” of a show’s Open, Non-Pro and Amateur divisions.

Currently, the program will be in place at: the Bonanza Cutting, The Cattlemen’s Derby, the Breeder’s Invitational, the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Derby and Futurity, the El Rancho Futurity and the Brazos Bash.

APHA Manager of Business Development Sunny Bates said Chrome Cash was built to reward Paint Horses competing in performance events such as cutting, while also encouraging the registration of APHA-eligible horses and the breeding of future Paint superstars.

“So many registered Paints are representing APHA in performance horse competition, but there are countless APHA-eligible horses whose owners haven’t yet found a reason to register their Paints,” Bates said in a statement. “With Chrome Cash, not registering your APHA-eligible horse means you’re leaving money on the table.”

Both regular registry and solid Paint-bred horses are eligible to compete in the Chrome Cash program. Horses simply must be registered with the APHA, and then entered in a participating event at select NCHA competitions.

For more details, visit or contact Sunny Bates at [email protected].

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