For the third year, we are letting our readers decide the cover horse for the Barrel Horse News Stallion Register. The 2024 Stallion Register Cover Bracket will run April 25, 2023, through May 20, 2023. The winning stallion will be published on the 2024 Barrel Horse News Stallion Register cover. Every Tuesday, a new round will open until there is a winner for each category: Junior & Up-and-Coming Sires, All-Time Futurity Sires, All-Time Rodeo Sires and All-Time All Ages, All Division Sires.
- Round 1: April 25-29 (16 stallions)
- Round 2: May 2-6 (8 stallions)
- Round 3: May 9-13 (4 stallions)
- Final Round: May 16-20 (2 stallions)
The winning stallion will be announced this fall.
BHN Stallion Register Cover Bracket Selection Criteria
- No stallions who have previously been on the cover of the BHN Stallion Register or are deceased are eligible for voting.
- Former Stallion Register cover stallions are: Feel The Sting 2023, Aint Seen Nothin Yet 2022, Epic Leader 2021, Famous Bugs 2020, Frenchmans Fabulous 2019, Judge Cash 2018, A Streak Of Fling 2017, Blazin Jetolena 2016, JL Dash Ta Heaven 2015, Slick By Design 2014, Frenchmans Guy 2013, Dash Ta Fame 2012.
- Stallions were selected for the bracket using EquiStat statistical charts of All-Time Leading: Junior Sires, Futurity Sires, Rodeo Sires and All Divisions (aged events, rodeos, open competition).
- Seeding for the bracket pits predominantly junior and up-and-coming sires and futurity sires against predominantly all-time leading all competition and rodeo sires. Selection criteria for which stallions fell into which category are based on each stallion’s respective rankings on the EquiStat charts. BHN understands that most of these stallions have sired money-earners across all categories, regardless of their designation as a Junior, Futurity, Rodeo or All-Time Sire for the purpose of these brackets.
Disclaimer: The BHN Stallion Register Cover Bracket is a reader-voted contest, which will help Barrel Horse News determine the cover stallion for the 2024 BHN Stallion Register. BHN reserves the right to showcase any stallion outside of the confines of this contest at the discretion of the BHN staff. Similarly, if a stallion owner so chooses to be excluded from the BHN Stallion Register Cover Bracket, or refuses photography rights for the cover, BHN reserves the right to replace the stallion selection with a stallion of its choosing.