Futurity/Maturity Nomination Forms


WDHA Purebred & Partbred Futurity Program

The WDHA Purebred and Partbred Futurity consists of two divisions - The Breeder's Halter Division and The Breeder's Performance Division. 


Futurity Rules

  1.  All entries must be eligible for registration with the Arabian Horses Registry of America, Inc. as a Purebred or Half-Arabian.
  2. Any number of horses may be nominated by the same breeder.
  3. The owner(s) of the nominated horse(s) must be members of the Wisconsin Desert Horse Association.
  4. Horses originally nominated by a WDHA member and subsequently sold are eligible to remain in the Futurity provided the new owner is a member of WDHA or joins prior to the show for the year to be shown. All penalty and regular fees must be paid prior to the show.
  5. The futurity classes will be held in conjunction with a WDHA sponsored show.
  6. Mares must be nominated and the nomination fee must be paid on or before December 31 of the year prior to foaling to be eligible to continue in the halter and performance divisions without penalty.
  7. Horses entered as Original Mare Nominations are eligible to: (I) Pay a fee and participate in the Breeder's Halter Division; (2) Pay a fee and participate in the Breeder's Performance Division, or (3) Pay both fees and be eligible to participate in both divisions.
  8. Once a horse has been nominated, there is to be no substitution or refund.
  9. Pay notices are sent only as a courtesy. Horses on which payments have been made will be listed and made available to the membership.
  10. Registration certificates are required for all futurity entrants prior to issuance of a show number for Futurity classes.
  11. Official post office postmarks will determine eligibility or acceptance of nominations and re-nominations received after the due date; payment dates falling on a Sunday or holiday will be extended to the following day.
  12. Nominations must be on an official WDHA Futurity application blank.
  13. All late nomination fees are indicated on the nomination/re-nomination form. Late nominations entered prior to the entry deadline for the futurity show may show in the same year as entry.

TRANSFERS

  1. Futurity participation may be transferred and continued on a previously nominated horse to a new owner. New owners are responsible for informing the Futurity Secretary of the ownership change and meeting nomination deadlines.
  2. WDHA Futurity will not be responsible for any dispute arriving through ownership changes.

HALTER DIVISION

  1. Properly nominated horses are eligible to compete as weanlings, yearlings, two-year-olds, three-year-olds, and four and five-year-olds. Weanlings compete in two Jackpot classes split by Purebred and Half-Arabian. Yearling and older Purebreds compete against their age groups (4 & 5 year olds together) in the same sex classes: fillies, colts, and geldings. Yearling and older Half-Arabians compete against their age groups in same sex classes: fillies, and geldings.

PERFORMANCE DIVISION

  1. Open to properly nominated and sustained three, four, and five-year-olds.
  2. Performance Futurity classes will be offered in four divisions: Saddleseat Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, and Pleasure Driving. Cross entries are acceptable and encouraged between performance divisions.
  3. Except as noted, this Performance Futurity will be judged in accordance with the specifications set forth in the USEF Rule Book for Junior Horses. Proper show attire according to USEF rules will be required.
  4. 3 Year Old Classes Only - To be shown at the walk, trot, and canter or lope only (no hand gallop) both ways of the ring. Driving entries will be shown at the walk, normal trot, and strong trot both ways of the ring. To be judged on suitability, potential, and performance. Shoeing - as allowed by AHA and USEF rules. Equipment - any combination of straight reined snaffle bridle, hackamore, or bosal. Shin boots, splint boots, polo wraps, and non-weighted bell boots are acceptable. Martingales and draw reins are allowed.

DRIVING DIVISION

  1. Four and Five-year-old Performance Futurity horses to be shown with appointments and gaits as defined in the Junior Pleasure Driving Performance class of the Arabian Division of USEF. Headers required. See special rules for Three-year-olds above. 
  2. To be shown at a walk, normal trot, strong trot (Extreme speed to be penalized). To stand quietly and back readily. To be judged on quality, manners, and performance.

SADDLESEAT DIVISION

  1. Four and Five-year-old Performance Futurity horses to be shown with appointments and gaits as defined in the Junior English Pleasure Performance class f the Arabian Division of USEF. See special rules for Three-year-olds above. 
  2. To be shown at a walk, normal trot, and canter. To be shown in a light, show type bridle; either single curb or single snaffle (defined as an unwrapped, smooth, rounded snaffle bit 3/8" to 3/4" diameter as measured on inch from the ring with gradual decrease to the center of the snaffle, half cheeks permitted) curb and snaffle, or Pelham bit. To be judged on quality, performance, attitude, and manners.

WESTERN DIVISION

  1. Four and Five-year-old Performance Futurity to be shown with appointments and gaits as defined in the Junior Western Pleasure Performance class of the Arabian Division of USEF. See special rules for Three-year-olds above.
  2. To be shown at a walk, jog-trot, and lope. To be shown in a snaffle bit or hackamore. To be judged on substance, quality, performance, and manners.

HUNTER PLEASURE

  1. Four and Five-year-old Performance Futurity to be shown with appointments and gaits as defined in the Junior Hunter Pleasure performance class of the Arabian Division f USEF. See special rules for Three-year-olds above.
  2. To be shown at a walk, trot, canter and hand gallop both directions of the ring. To stand quietly and back readily. To be judged on quality, performance, suitability as a Hunter, manners, and confirmation.

AWARDS

  1. The original nomination fee for the Halter Division will be split twelve ways and will be added to the purse of each class the unborn foal is eligible to show in as a yearling, two-year-old, three-year-old, etc.. Weanling classes are jackpotted classes only. Should a foal be entered late, the fee will be divided into the remaining classes for which the foal is eligible.
  2. The original nomination and first sustaining payments for the Performance Futurity will be divided either ways. The other re-nomination and entry fees will only into those classes that the foal is eligible to show in. 
  3. In all divisions, the prize money will be divided according to the number of horses shown. The cost of the trophies, ribbons, and any related expenses may be deducted. Money distribution percentages are as follows: 

One horse - 100%

Two horses - 60%, 40%

Three horses - 50%, 30%, 20%

Four horses - 40%, 30%, 20%, 10%

Five or more - 35%, 25%, 20%, 12.5%, 7.5%

Six (weanlings) - 33%, 23%, 18%, 13%, 8%, 5%


The show results and monies will be filed with the WDHA Club Secretary by the Futurity Secretary and made available to the membership. Rev 12/3/09



Maturity Program

 The WDHA Maturity Program is open to any horse six years old or older who is registered with the Arabian Horse Registry of America, Inc. For Arabians, there will be four performance classes (Western Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, and Country Pleasure Driving) and three halter classes (Purebred Mares, Purebred Geldings, and Purebred Stallions) and four Half-Arabian performance classes (Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Saddleseat Pleasure, and Driving) and three halter classes (Half-Arabian Stock Type, Half-Arabian Hunter Type, and Half-Arabian English Type). The classes(es) entered must be indicated at the time of nomination.
PURPOSETo promote the Arabian and Half-Arabian performance horse. Horses are nominated in the year they show.
ELIGIBILITY

  1. The nominated horse must be registered with the Arabian Horse Registry of America, Inc. Nominated horses must be sis years old or older.
  2. The owner of the horse must be a member of WDHA in good standing at the time of nomination.
  3. Nominations are to be made on an official nomination form and submitted with the correct payment and a copy of the nominated horse's registration papers. Any number of horses may be nominated by the same person.
  4. All nomination payments are final and nonrefundable. Substitution of horses is prohibited.
  5. Nomination fees do not include class fees, drug fees, stall fees, etc., which fees are necessary show fees.
  6. Horses originally nominated by a WDHA member and subsequently sold are eligible to remain in the Maturity providing the new owner is a member of WDHA or joins before the show for the year to be shown. Payment of any prize money will be made to the owner of the horse as designated on the show entry forms. WDHA shall not be responsible for any disputes arising through change of ownership.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. The maturity classes for Purebreds shall include Western Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Country Pleasure Driving, Purebred Mares, Purebred Geldings, Purebred Stallions. Half-Arabian classes shall be Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Saddleseat Pleasure, Driving, Stock type, Hunter Type, and English Type.
  2. The class or classes entered must be indicated at the time of nomination. Nomination fees are due for each class entered. (For example, if the horse will compete in Country Pleasure and Country Pleasure Driving, two nomination fees will be required).
  3. Horses may be shown by professional handlers. All handlers must be members of WDHA in good standing.
  4. WDHA Maturity classes will be held in conjunction with the WDHA Open Show.
  5. WDHA Maturity classes are not regional qualifying classes.
  6. Maturity nominated horses entered in the WDHA High Point Program will receive points as for WDHA futurity.

CLASS SPECIFICATIONS
PERFORMANCE CLASS SPECIFICATIONS:
ARABIAN AND HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE: Entries will be shown and judged under the class specifications set forth in the Arabian Division of the USEF Rule Book for Western Pleasure.
ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE: Entries will be shown and judged under the class specifications set forth in the Arabian Division of the USEF Rule Book for Country English Pleasure.
ARABIAN AND HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE: Entries will be shown and judged under the class specifications set forth in the Arabian Division of the USEF Rule Book for Hunter Pleasure. Bridles shall all be light show type, either single curb or single snaffle, Pelham or Kimberwicl bit (full cheeks are optional).
ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING: Entries will be shown and judged under the class specifications set forth in the Arabian Division of the USEF Rule Book for Country Pleasure Driving.
HALF-ARABIAN SADDLESEAT PLEASURE: Entries will be shown and judged at the walk, normal trot, and canter. To be judged on willingness, manners, performance and quality.
HALF-ARABIAN DRIVING: Entries are to be shown in show harness appropriate to a two-wheeled vehicle. A two-wheeled vehicle is required. To be judged at the walk, normal trot and strong trot. To stand quietly and back readily. To be judged on willingness, manners, performance, and quality.
HALTER MATURITY:
GENERAL CRITERIA: Horses must be serviceably sound. Transmissible weaknesses are a serious fault in breeding stock. Stallions must have both testicles descended. A wry tail or one carried in an unnatural fashion is a breeding fault.
PUREBRED SPECIFICATIONS
STALLION/MARE CLASSES: Emphasis placed in the following order of importance: Type, conformation, suitability as a breeding animal, quality, movement, substance, manners, and presence.
GELDINGS: Emphasis placed in the following order of importance: Conformation, type, quality, movement, substance, manners, and presence.
HALF-ARABIAN SPECIFICATIONS: Conformation, quality, substance, Arabian type in that order.
STOCK TYPE: Conformation qualities necessary for Western events, a horse of substance, exhibiting ground-covering motion without excessive elevation.
HUNTER TYPE: Qualities necessary for all hunter seat events. Carries head and neck lower than Saddle/Pleasure type. Shown in a more relaxed fashion and stance. When in motion, has a forward frame; movement has good ground cover, long, low with good push from behind, without tension and showing good balance.
SADDLE PLEASURE TYPE:  High set neck of sufficient length and set onto the head in such a way as to allow the horse to set up in the bridle properly. Should exhibit a free-flowing and animated trot. A refined horse, more animated than Stock or Hunter.
AWARDSPrize money will be paid only to the party whose name appears on the original show entry form. In all divisions, the available prize money will be divided according to the number of horses shown as follows:
One horse - 100%Two horses - 60%, 40%Three horses - 50%, 30%, 20%Four horses - 40%, 30%, 20%, 10%Five or more horses - 35%, 25%, 20%, 12.5%, 7.5%
For WDHA Maturity classes, the cost of ribbons and trophies may be deducted from the available prize money.
PAYMENTS: Nomination Fee: $50.00 due August 1st. Class Fee - Due at show.
LATE NOMINATIONS not accepted. No nomination exceptions past August 1st deadline.