IT’S NOMINATION TIME!!!
2013 TWHBEA National Futurity

 

TWHBEA Announces New National Futurity Requirement

 

*Starting in 2008, the TWHBEA Futurity began the process to eliminate “buy-in” opportunities for yearlings, two-year olds, and three-year olds. Please refer to this schedule for 2012 rates. As of 2011, all Three-year olds eligible for competition will have been in the program for the full four years. Notices will be sent to previously nominated foal owners, but please contact arodgers@twhbea.com if you do not receive or if you need a form for a new foal.

The purpose of the TWHBEA Futurity program is to breed and promote quality stallions, mares and colts. The Tennessee Walking Horse Futurity includes four divisions: weanling, yearling, two year old and three-year-old. The two-year-olds and three-year-olds are further divided into padded and non padded classes. Weanling and yearling divisions are also split according to sex classifications. Refer to our schedule of events for Futurities scheduled near you.

General Provisions
The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ National Futurity shall include four divisions, with 2-year olds and 3-year olds divided into performance horse and pleasure horse.

NOTE: In order to receive Futurity prize money, TWHBEA must have your Social Security Number on file.

Liability
No Entry is liable for more than the amount paid in, but there will be no return of a payment.  The right is reserved to reject any entry, and to bar any entry from competition for failure to comply with the conditions of the Futurity.

What Colts and Fillies are Eligible
Owners &/or exhibitors of all colts and fillies shown shall carry out all provisions and rulings as set out hereafter.  All colts shown must be the produce of stallions and mares who have been registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association.

Nomination of Sire
To nominate a stallion in the Futurity, it is necessary:  
(1) That the stallion be registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, and
(2) A one-half stud fee must be paid to the futurity before colt can be entered in Futurity (weanling division) (minimum $150 dollars).

Nomination of Dam
To nominate a mare for the Futurity, it is necessary: 
(1) That the mare be registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, and
(2) That a fee of $50.00 be paid to the Futurity the year in which the foal is to be eligible for the weanling Division. *(A special nomination of $30 each for foal and dam if nominated at time of registration)

The Weanling Division

In order to make a foal eligible to show in the Weanling Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met: 
(1) The sire and dam of the foal must be registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association;
(2) The sire and dam must be nominated in the Futurity in the year in which the foal is born;
(3) In order to be eligible to show, the foal must be registered by July 1st of the year in which it was foaled; however, nominations will be taken until October 1st. 

How To Show:  (1) All entries in this division shall be shown in hand; and (2) Colts and Fillies born October 1 (previous year) through March 31 (current year) will be shown in same class (3) Colts and Fillies born April 1 through August 1 (current year) will be shown separately. *(A special nomination of $30 each for foal and dam if nominated at time of registration)

The Yearling Division
In order to make a colt, filly, or gelding eligible to show in the Yearling Division of the Futurity, the following conditions and requirements of that Division must have been fulfilled. 
(1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the weanling division of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of that division must have been fulfilled.

How To Show: (1) The entries in this Division shall be shown in hand; and (2) fillies and geldings will be shown together and separate from colts. 

The Two-Year-Old Division
In order to make a colt, filly, or gelding eligible to show in the Two-Year-Old Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met: 
(1) The colt, filly, or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling and Yearling Division of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled. 

How To Show:  The entries in this Division will be shown under saddle.  Fillies and geldings will be shown together and separate from colts.

The Three-Year-Old Division
In order to make a colt, filly, or gelding eligible to show in the Three-Year-Old Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met: 
(1) The colt, filly, or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year-Old Division of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled. 

How To Show:  The entries in this Division will be shown under saddle.  Fillies and geldings will be shown together and separate from colts.

Fees
All Futurity payments must be made to the Office of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, Lewisburg, Tennessee.

1.) Sire Fee -- This is a one time fee for the particular foal crop nominated.  Sire Fee must be PAID for foal to be entered.

2.) Dam Fee -- A one time fee is good for the duration of foal’s Futurity career.

3.) Foal Fee -- Foal nominated in year of foaling follows schedule 1.

4.) Stallion and Mare fees will be divided among thefour years for which the foal is eligible assuming a foal through 3 Year Old Futurity was scheduled.  

5.) Stallion and Mare fees may be paid at any time, but must be paid by July 1 for offspring nomination to be eligible. 

6.) After expenses, 90% of Futurity fees will go to the horses’ owner/owners with 10% going to the nominator of the mare and stallion. 2/3 of the 10% goes to the nominator of the mare and 1/3 to the nominator of the stallion.

7.) If an exhibitor and his horse is found in violation of Federal regulation, regarding:  sensitivity, scar rule, heavy chains, drugs, etc., that person will forfeit all winnings, trophies, and points.

8.) The owner of entry may voluntarily designate a percentage of the winnings to his handler or trainer.  Normal procedure is for us to send winnings to the owner of record. If you would like for us to send a percentage of winnings to your handler or trainer, please furnish the name and address of that individual as well as the percentage desired prior to June 1.  


Important

July 1st of each year is the deadline for everything concerning Futurities except for current year late foal nominations.

If you have a nomination in a two-year-old or three-year-old class, you MUST declare that entry in one of the (a) Padded classes, or (b) non-padded or pleasure classes. If you do not declare, your entry will be left out of the program and proper distribution of funds cannot be determined.

Two and three-year-old padded class entries that are/were a stallion that are now or will be geldings on date of the futurity MUST be entered in the Mare and Gelding Class BEFORE JULY 1st.

Please declare your entry in the proper class before July 1st in order to meet Futurity program deadline. Program changes cannot be made after July1.

 

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