East Tennessee Saddlebred Association
2016 ASHB Futurity of Tennessee Open and Amateur Weanling Winner
Deeper Shade Of Wool
Walterway's Wild & Wooly X Milady Isabelle
bred, owned, and shown by
Green Mountain Farm
Thank you to Terry Young, Morristown Charity official photographer, for the use of this photo.
WHAT IS A FUTURITY?
A Futurity is a prize program for young horses, which awards purses made up of the entry fees paid over a period of time by participants.
The ASHB Futurity of Tennessee actually consists of three separate Futurities, the Tennessee Futurity which is open to professional trainers, amateur and juvenile exhibitors showing weanlings, yearlings and two-year-olds; the Tennessee Amateur Futurity which is open to amateur and juvenile exhibitors showing weanlings, yearlings, and two-year-olds; and the Tennessee 3-Year-Old Futurity which is open to professional trainers, amateur and juvenile exhibitors showing three-year-olds.
Nomination in the futurity begins with the weanling year and in order to maintain eligibility to show in the Futurity, fees must be paid each year to keep the entry nominated for the particular divisions. For entries in the weanling division, fees must also be paid to nominate the sire and dam.
Futurities are held to encourage the breeding and showing of American Saddlebred horses. Showing a foal in a Futurity enhances its value and increases its earning potential; the value of the sire and dam may also be enhanced through the success of their progeny shown in the Futurities. Amateurs and juveniles, as well as professionals, have the opportunity to show young horses in Futurities. The experience should be entertaining, to both the audience and participants, and should present the American Saddlebred at its best, providing an opportunity for fun, competition and good sportsmanship.
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The East Tennessee Saddlebred Association is an American Saddlebred Horse Association Charter Club.