Exploring Breeders Clubs and Leaderboards
What Breeders Clubs does my horse qualify for?
Horses can be entered in up to four Breeders Clubs. There are clubs for each era and and assortment of colors and patterns in the game. Some color clubs are phenotype specific like Black. A horse must have black in the name to be entered (smoky cremes don't count!). Some are gene specific like Tobiano. A horse must have the tobiano gene to be entered. It is not always immediately clear what the rules are for color clubs. When in doubt check "Entry rules for this club:" given for each club.
The Breeders Club Leaderboards
At the end of a game year, the top ten horses of each leaderboard will receive an award. The leaderboard must have have a full 25 horses qualified to issue the awards. First place horses get a trophy. The other nine receive ribbons. Additionaly, the top three horses in each leaderboard receive gene mod tokens. Gene mod token prizes range from 5 tokens to 1 depending on the specific club.
Awards for each year are handed out during the roll-over between the 27th and 28th of each month. Awards go out slightly early to allow for any issues to be fought before the end of the game year.
Each Breeders Club has 6 leader boards horses compete for:
- Top Producing Stallion: Based on the best ten foals sired by each stallion. Note the era of the foals mater for era clubs. Stallions need 10 foals to get on the leaderboard.
- Top Producing Mare: Based on the best four foals produced by each mare. Note the era of the foals mater for era clubs. Mares need 3 foals gets them on the leaderboard
- Highest PT of the Year: Only foals born this season count. Must be PT tested to qualify.
- Points Earned by Foundation Horses: This leaderboard is often the easiest to get a spot on in color clubs.
- Points Earned by 2nd Gen Horses: For horses out of two foundation parents.
- Points Earned by Lined Horses: For horses third gen and higher.
Note: Only the 10 best foals of a stud or 4 best foals of a mare count towards the leaderboard which means lower quality foals do not negatively impact their leaderboard standing. There is no reason to sell back lower quality foals to the game or ask other members to do so.
Why Can't I Enter My Horse In This Club?
There are three reasons why you may not be able to enter your horse in a club.
- Horses can only enter up to 4 clubs at a time.
- Horses must be color/gene tested before they can be entered in a color club.
- With color clubs double check the "Entry rules for this club:" section. You horse might not actually qualify for that club.
There are Color Clubs, Why Not Breed Clubs?
Since upgraded players can have, and name, their own breed there are an infinite number of 'breeds' on Hunt And Jump. So we "limit" clubs to the genetics your horse carries and the era in which it was born. Eras are important for the leaderboards but have no other real effect on game play. People who established their herds a long time ago will mostly have high pointed horses in earlier eras. Using eras gives people with younger herds a chance to win awards on the more recent era boards. (See All About Eras.)
Can we get a club for...
New clubs are not created when a new gene is added. Clubs are added when there is the potential for that club to actually fill and run awards. Additional efforts are made to keep clubs at reasonable sizes. While every horse has color clubs they can enter, not every specific color has or needs a club.