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Certified Residency Program

The Virginia Standardbred Certified Residency program is available starting with foals born in 2019. A copy of the program rules and requirements can be found by clicking here.

A registration form for each horse that will participate in the program must be submitted prior to the horse beginning the residency program. This form is found by clicking here. Failure to submit this form on time will delay, or possible void, enrollment in the program.


All foals must be microchipped or freeze branded and registered with the VHHA prior to moving to Virginia. Any foal that is not properly registered will be ineligible for the bonus program.

Several farms have indicated that they have space available for horses participating in the program. The complete list can be found by clicking here. Information will be added to this list as we receive it from the facilities. Horses do not have to be kept at one of these farms to be eligible. You may keep your horse anywhere in Virginia.

At the completion of the six month stay, Farms are required to submit the Residency Verification form which can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Warnick at or by phone at 443-463-0917.

Virginia Incentive Programs

There are several incentive programs in Virginia for foals to participate in. A brief description of each program can be found here. Rules and forms for each program can be found on the individual tabs on the website.

It is the horse owner's responsibility to submit all required paperwork and payments by the due dates.



Nothing contained herein creates a contractual obligation for payment of any award or bonus by the VHHA or any other entity. The VHHA ‘s receipt of sufficient funding for the bonus or award is a condition precedent to the obligation it may have to pay any award or bonus under the Certified Residency program. The VHHA reserves the right at any time, with or without notice, and in its sole discretion to (i) amend the requirements of the program, (ii) change the amount of the bonus or award, or (iii) cease paying bonuses or awards.

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