Originating in 2001, the HFBI has grown into one of the largest stallion incentive programs in the country. Originally JUST a futurity program, in 2009 it split into two programs the HFBI and the BRIF (Barrel Racing Incentive Fund).
For the stallion owner, it may just be the best value in incentive programs out there. For $350 per year the stallion owner can enroll their stallion in BOTH the HFBI and the BRIF. The HFBI offers $10,000 in bonus money to progeny each year during the Hawki Futurity (with no extra entry fee). The BRIF is an OPEN incentive program adding money to OPEN Barrel Bash events ($18,000 in 2013) paid out on a 2D format (full second split).
Founder Renea Bolling adds, “We realized only a handful of horses will be futurity stars and wanted to offer more value to our stallion program for those that have progeny by enrolled stallions BEYOND their futurity year. This is how the BRIF came to exist today.” Unlike the HFBI, BRIF progeny must pay a 1x enrollment fee to “pay their horse up” in the program and run for the bonus money. Combined these programs paid out $28,000 in bonus money in 2013.
In addition to the benefits of the payouts in the program, Bolling explains, “The marketing exposure our stallion owners get from our Barrel Bash Tour advertising and Bonus Race Finals is hard to compare to any other program. Hosting events in; OK, MO, KS, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, IL, TN stallion owners gain exposure throughout the US that most other programs simply cannot offer. Constantly keeping your stallions name in front of potential customers at each of the large 3 day+ events held throughout the year, Double B Productions is constantly promoting the stallions in the program. With one of the largest barrel racing networks in the business Double B Productions has the connections to promote stallions to a large number of potential customers.