The NYSMHS Breeder's Futurity
Our NYSMHS Futurity dates back to 1959 and you can read all about it's history by following this link. This page also offers a comprehensive listing of all past futurity winners dating back to the beginning of the program.
Classes for Futurity participants are held at the New York Morgan Regional and include both halter and performance opportunities. Uniquely, the New York Breeder's Futurity offers substantial paybacks for the original nominators as well.
Participants in the futurity program are eligible for participation in the Futurity High Score Trophy (for graduating three year olds.)
Futurity nomination forms are available for download on our Forms Page.
download our listing of Futurity Alumni here (September 2010 Searchable PDF file)
Recent Futurity News:
The Futurity classes at the 2011 NY Regional were light this year. That’s good news for those who did show as there were fewer horses to divide the Futurity pot amongst resulting in higher payouts for those who did show. However it indicates that there may be a lack of understanding out there about how the Futurity works. The majority of the nomination fees are paid out each year to the top EIGHT places in the Futurity In-Hand classes. If only two horses show in each class, the entire pot is divided amongst only 8 horses instead of 32 horses, which would be the case if there were 8 horses in every In-Hand class. This year, a 3 year-old Futurity horse showed in a 3 year-old Futurity performance class, but not in the 3 year-old Futurity in-hand class. With only two entries in the Futurity in-hand class, that horse would have taken home more prize money just by showing up in the in-hand class.
Also, every Futurity Alumni class pays out $250 in prize money, with $100 going to first place. A unique feature of the NYSMHA Futurity is that our Alumni are eligible for the Alumni classes for the rest of their lives. And, because the Futurity classes are judged according to USEF rules, entries shown in Futurity performance classes qualify for the championship classes.
Another aspect of the NY Futurity program is the High Score Award given to the Three Year-Old that accumulates the most points at the NY Morgan fall show from the weanling year through the three year-old year. Points accumulate for EVERY class that a horse is shown in at the fall show from birth through the three year-old year, including the Stallion Service Auction’s Weanling Sweepstakes class, when they graduate from the program. If you plan to show your weanling in the Sweepstakes class, you may as well nominate him/her to the Futurity. There is no money associated with winning the Futurity High Point Award, but there is a very nice trophy which is awarded at the Year End Awards banquet, and bragging rights. Some of the owners of Futurity eligible horses do not seem to understand this aspect of the program either as this year’s High Point three year-old scored only 38 points since its weanling year, and all of those points were scored this year. Again, for those who understand how the Futurity works, this is a golden opportunity to win.
All of the rules pertaining to the NY Futurity are published in the Directory.