TWHBEA Announces New National Futurity Opportunity

 

Starting again in 2014, the TWHBEA Futurity will allow “Buy-In” opportunities for yearlings, two-year olds, and three-year olds. Notices will be sent to previously nominated foal owners, but please contact Annette Rodgers arodgers@twhbea.com if you do not receive or if you need a form for a new foal or an older horse you would like to “Buy-In” to the Futurity.

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 by sex and shoeing classifications. Weanling and yearling divisions are also split according to sex classifications.

General Provisions

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ National Futurity shall include four age divisions, with 2-year olds and 3-year olds divided by shoeing classification.

NOTE: In order to receive Futurity prize money, TWHBEA must have your Social Security Number on file. All owners and exhibitors in the TWHBEA National Futurity MUST be a TWHBEA member for their nominated horse to be able to receive any Futurity Awards.

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 horses/foals shown must be the produce of stallions and mares who have been registered and DNA typed and Parentage verified with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. All entries of the TWHBEA National Futurity must have been registered and DNA typed and parentage verified with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. The only exception is for weanlings that their DNA kit has been received by the DNA lab and is in the process of typing and parentage verification.

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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 DNA typed and Parentage verified. Also

(2) A $200 fee must be paid to the Futurity before colt can be entered in Futurity (weanling division) Also 1 stud fee to that stallion for TWHBEA to use in a Stallion Fee Public Offering with all proceeds going to The TWHBEA National Futurity. All nominated stallions will be listed on the TWHBEA website with an owner provided link to help promote your stallion to the breeding public.

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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 DNA typed and Parentage verified. Also

(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.

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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 and DNA typed and Parentage verified.

(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 may be taken until October 1st for those not competing as a weanling.

How to Show:  (1) All entries in the Weanling Division shall be shown in hand.

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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. Or                                                                         

(2) The owner may “Buy-In” the nominated yearling at the current “Buy-In” rate for a yearling at time of initial nomination if the Sire and Dam of that yearling have also been nominated for the weanling year of that yearling. See Schedule below for nomination fee.

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.

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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.  Or                                                                         

(2) The owner may “Buy-In” the nominated Two-Year-Old at the current “Buy-In” rate for a Two-Year-Old at time of initial nomination if the Sire and Dam of that Two-Year-Old have also been nominated for the weanling year of that Two-Year-Old. See Schedule below for nomination fee.

How to Show:  The entries in this Division will be shown under saddle.  Fillies and geldings will be shown together and separate from colts. Classes will be divided by shoeing classifications. Age groups of 2 and 3 may be combined in some shoeing classification depending on class participation.

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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.  Or                                                                          

(2) The owner may “Buy-In” the nominated Three-Year-Old at the current “Buy-In” rate for a Three-Year-Old at time of nomination if the Sire and Dam of that Three-Year-Old have also been nominated for the weanling year of that Three-Year-Old. See Schedule below for nomination fee.

How To Show:  The entries in this Division will be shown under saddle.  Fillies and geldings will be shown together and separate from colts. Classes will be divided by shoeing classifications. Age groups of 2 and 3 may be combined in some shoeing classification depending on past participation.

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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. If, after requested, owner of stallion refuses to pay the stallion fee the initial nominator may pay that fee and initial nominator will receive the stallion’s portion of the foal’s winnings.

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

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

4.) Stallion and Mare fees will be divided among the four years for which the foal is eligible.

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

6.) After expenses, 70% of Futurity payouts will go to the horses’ owner/owners with 15% each going to the nominator of the mare and the nominator of the stallion.

Note: For the original nominator of the mare and stallion this means they will receive 15% of that nominated foals Futurity Winnings throughout its TWHBEA Futurity career.

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

Important

August 1st of each year is the deadline for everything concerning the nominations for the Futurity 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 shoeing classifications by the TWHBEA National Futurity Show entry deadline.

Two and three-year-old performance 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 TWHBEA National Futurity Show entry deadline.

Please declare your entry in the proper class before the TWHBEA National Futurity Show entry deadline in order to meet Futurity program deadline. Program changes cannot be made after the entry deadline.

*Notes: Initial Nomination listed below is defined as the first time that horse had been nominated for the TWHBEA Futurity i.e. as a yearling, 2 year old or 3 year old.

 

 2014 TWHBEA National Futurity Nomination Fee Schedule

2014

           

Futurity Nominations

           
     

Not Previously Nominated

Not Previously Nominated

Not Previously Nominated

 

Age Group

 

Nomination fee

1 Year Penalty

2 Year Penalty

3 Year Penalty

Total Initial Nomination fee

Weanling

 

$50

*

*

*

$50

Yearling

 

$50

$100

*

*

$150

Two Year Old

 

$50

*

$200

*

$250

Three Year Old

 

$50

*

*

$300

$350

Sire

Fee stated plus one stud fee donated to TWHBEA Futurity

 

$200                  

$100

$200

$300

$200 + Year Penalty

+ 1 Stud Fee

Dam

 

$50

$50

$100

$150

$50 +Year Penalty

 

For example when you look at the chart for a horse that is 2 that has not been previously nominated nor has its sire or dam, the cost would be:
 
Nomination fee                         $ 50
Penalty 2 Year                         
$200
Dam Nomination fee                 $ 50
Dam 2 year penalty                  $100
Sire Nomination fee                  $200 + 1 donated stud fee
Sire 2 year Penalty                    $200
 
Total                                          $800 Total to nominate that horse
 
Now, for that same horse to be nominated as a 3 year old after it was nominated as a 2 year old it goes back to $50 total. Sire Nomination has been initially paid so has the dam nomination fee and no penalty. This will keep those that "buy in" to "stay in" the system. They basically have caught up their fees.
 
All classes offered will still rely on the final entries for those classes. All shoeing classes for all riding age groups will be offered. At the entry deadline which will be 3 weeks before the Futurity, all classes without 3 or more entries will not be offered unless they can be easily combined with another age group from the same shoeing classification and/or age group.

For all Futurity Nominated Colts that do not declare a division by entering the Futurity Show their nomination premiums will be divide equally over the different divisions for that foals birth year by the percentage of entries in that particular showing classification.

 

Good Luck to everyone who nominates their foals for the TWHBEA National Futurity and may the “Best Of Our Breed” shine through.

 

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