2021 Futurity Information
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What is a Futurity?
A futurity is a monetary prize program for young horses.
Who is eligible to win prizes?
Participants must nominate their foals to be eligible to compete for cash awards beginning in the foal’s weanling year and for every year thereafter through their three-year-old year.
Who is eligible to participate?
The NWSA has both an Open Futurity for all competitors in several horse show divisions, and an Amateur Futurity for amateur competitors showing in-hand. Foals must be nominated to each Futurity individually.
What is the purpose of a Futurity?
Futurities are held to encourage the breeding, registration, and showing of American Saddlebred Horses. Showing a foal in a futurity enhances its value and increases its earning potential. The value of its sire and dam may also be enhanced by the success of their progeny in futurities.
How do I find out more about the NWSA Open and Amateur Futurities?
The rules governing the NWSA Futurities are included as page 2 of the nomination form for each futurity. These include the specific classes offered at each age level and how prize money is to be distributed over participants.