Futurity Programs Show Amateurs The Money

Arabian horse clubs annually sponsor amateur futurity programs that are proving to inspire both new and veteran horse enthusiasts across the country. These programs designed specifically for amateur owners and exhibitors offer thousands of dollars in cash awards. Nearly 1.5 MILLION dollars in payouts was reported by club organizers for amateur futurity classes in 2015 and 2016. These programs have significantly encouraged participation at the shows while reportedly increasing the market value of nominated horses. The chart below reflects payouts for amateur classes only. Visit the individual program websites for more information on classes and payouts.

 

Scottsdale Signature Futurities

Amateur-Only Halter Futurity | Amateur and Professional Performance Futurity

Over $575,000 in cash prizes were awarded at the 61st Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in the Scottsdale Signature Stallion classes. A breeding from each 2016 Nominated Stallion was auctioned during the show. All the money raised at this auction is used for future prize money payout for all eligible SSS nominated foals.

 

AHBA Futurities

Amateur-Only Halter Futurity

The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance (AHBA) will award $176,000 in cash prizes at the 10th Arabian Breeders World Cup Show in Las Vegas this April. The AHBA Stallion Auction is held online in March. All the money raised at this auction is used for future prize money payout for all eligible AHBA nominated foals in the AHBA Futurity and the Legacy Futurity programs.

 

The Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Futurity

Amateur-Only Halter and Performance Futurity

Over $168,000 in cash prizes was awarded at the 2015 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival show. Any purebred Arabian mare in foal to a nominated Medallion Stallion is eligible to be nominated in the halter futurity. Any foal whose dam was nominated to the Futurity is eligible to compete in all performance divisions. The Minnesota program auctions breedings during the club’s Minnesota Fall Festival Horse Show, which also hosts its futurity.

 

Region 12 Spotlight Futurity

Amateur-Only Halter Futurity | Amateur and Professional Performance Futurity

Over $180,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at the 2016 Region 12 Horse Show in the Spotlight Futurity classes. A breeding from each 2016 Nominated Spotlight Stallion will be auctioned live on May 5th, 2016 in Perry, Ga. The successful bidder for each stallion will be eligible to compete in the 2018 Auction classes.

 

AHA Performance Maturity

Amateur-Only Performance Maturity

Over $130,000 in cash prizes was awarded at the 2015 U.S. Nationals in the AHA Purebred and Half-Arabian Performance classes. Western and hunter pleasure classes are offered to four- to five-year-old Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian performance horses. Country English and English pleasure classes are offered to five- to six-year-old Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian performance horses.

 

Silver Sire Futurity

Amateur-Only Halter Futurity

Over $55,000 in cash prizes is projected to be awarded at the 2016 Silver Sire Amateur Futurity Show held in Scottsdale, Az at the 2016 Arabian National Breeder Finals Show. Nomination to the Open Futurity is available to any registered purebred Arabian mare bred to any purebred stallion, not just the Auction Stallions. The breeding services purchased through the online Stallion Service Auction allow participation in the Auction Futurity classes. The stallion nomination fee of $500 is waived for stallions that meet specified requirements. Visit SilverSire.com for more information.

 

Breeders Club & Three Year Old Finals Futurities

Amateur and Professional Halter Futurity

Over $8,000 in cash prizes were awarded at the 2015 Arabian National Breeder Finals show in the Breeders Club and 3-Year-Old Futurity classes. Anyone who breeds to a Breeders Club nominated stallion can nominate their purebred mare so that the resulting foal can compete for Breeders Club prize money.

 

The chart reflects information on amateur futurity payouts only. There are multiple money programs offered to Arabian horse breeders for amateur and professional participants in both halter and performance nationwide.

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AHA Prize Money Programs

Amateur and Professional Performance and Halter Programs

AHA awards more than $2 million in prize money annually through the Breeders Sweepstakes, Halter Futurities and Performance Futurities programs. These programs showcase yearlings, two-year-olds and three-year-olds. Futurity winners can win thousands of dollars during their three-year-old year, and many Sweepstakes horses are eligible to win prize money at the Regional and National level for their entire life. ArabianHorses.org

 

AEPA Performance Futurities

Amateur and Professional Performance Programs

AEPA Arabian Horse Times Arabian Futurity & AEPA Halcon Furniture Half-Arabian Futurity – The AEPA Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurities, for 4 year olds, are held each year at the U.S. National Arabian Horse Show. The AEPA Strawberry Banks Country Maturity is open to 5 and 6 year old horses that were sired by AEPA enrolled stallions. The Maturity takes place at the Buckeye show in Ohio. ArabianEnglishPerformanceAssociation.com

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About Riyan Rivero

I am a lifetime member of the Arabian Horse community, specializing in public relations and marketing of Arabian horses.