Breeder’s Award

Horse Breeder/Owner Information and Registration

Horse Breeder/Owner Information and Registration

Awards for Races after 10/01/2010:

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development began using a new payment provider starting with fiscal year 2011 award payments.  Payments for races won during FY11 (October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011) have been made to qualified breeders that provided their requested W-9. If you did not receive your award, please call 517-284-5723.

In order for you to receive any Michigan Breeders’ and/or Owners’ Award payments for races that occurred after October 1, 2010, you, each of your business entity(s) and/or partnerships must complete both of the following prior to receiving any award payments:

1)  You, each of your business entity(s), and/or partnerships must be properly registered with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), using MDARD’s Breeder/Owner Registration Form (Form FR-098).  If there are any changes in the status of any person or business entity to include updated contact information (phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, etc.) a new form must be submitted to MDARD.  The form may be found at MDARD’s website:

The information you provide on the Breeder/Owner Registration Form must match the breeder/owner information reflected with the appropriate breed registry(s).  You may mail the completed form(s) or fax them to:

 Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Michigan-bred Horse Programs
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909-0017  Fax: (517) 335-1423

2)  You, each of your business entity(s) and/or partnerships must complete a new IRS form W-9 with our payment provider.  Even if you have previously filed a W-9 form with MDARD and/or Michigan Department of Treasury’s C & P Express, each form must be now be replaced.  Please complete the newest version of the IRS W-9 form and return it via mail or fax directly to the vendor.  Do not send to MDARD as this will delay the process. The IRS Form W-9 can also be found online at   You may mail the completed page 1 of the form or fax it to:

MDARD Breeder/Owner Awards Payments Program
116 Premier Drive
Orion, MI 48359-1881  Fax: (248) 370-9207


Breeder’s Award


Oscar Sievert – 2015

Mike & Libby Myers– 2015

Libby Myer – 2014

Patty Sweeney – 2014

Jeanne Boudot -2011

Darwin & Ann Shaver – 2010

Mike and Libby Myers – 2009

Gardner Farms -2008

Marlene Lemke -2008

Dave Bolenbaugh, Starwin Farm – 2007

Kent & Becky Hess – 2007

Jim Jackson & Dave Tanner – 2007

Lawrence Young – 2006

Oldfield Farm Inc. – 2006

Bill and Patti Gira, Oldfield Farm Inc. – 2006

Karen Greengard, Bonley Farm – 2005

Ron Cole and Judy Ekstrand, Pebble Creek Farm – 2004

Dave Bennett of Bennett Farms – 2003

Roger Boyd of Riverbend Standardbreds – 2003



Revised by the Board of Directors October 2010

BREEDERS AWARD: This award to the breeder selected from the top ten breeders within the state, based on Michigan money winnings, or performance of the offspring by the sires of Michigan stallions. Must be a MHHA member in good standings.  Ballot results with board approval.