Breeders Cup Halter Futurity
Press Release #1

Beginning in 2011:

The Breeders Halter Futurity
An Unprecedented Opportunity for Amateurs and Breeders

When the first Breeders Halter Futurity takes place later this year, it will mark not only the premier of the richest halter competition in history but also a truly unique opportunity for amateurs to compete for an unprecedented amount of payback. This competition boasts an annual guaranteed added purse of $250,000 for a minimum of four years. Half of this guaranteed purse, $125,000, will go to the amateur weanling halter classes each year with the remaining $125,000 designated for the amateur yearling halter classes.

The bold, forward-thinking concept for this type of competition was developed by a group of the industry’s most prominent stallion owners. Their goals are to create more interest in the halter horse industry by bringing back the middle market, to provide an opportunity for the public to show for more money, and to establish an event outside the various breed world shows with the potential to expand.

Members of this prestigious group of stallion owners include Chad Beus, Steve Beus, Terry and Phyllis Bewley, Terry Bradshaw, Monte & Anna Horn, Wayne & Erin Jeffcoat, Steven Jensen, Lisa King, Rancho Poco Loco, Clark Rassi, and Bitter Lake & Snow. And the elite stallions they have nominated to this new program represent the epitome of excellence in halter accomplishments both as individuals and as sires.

Stallions whose foals of any breed are eligible for the 2011 Breeders Cup Futurity include Fearles, Hear The Cheers, Self Employed, Kid Coolsified, My Intention, Sierras Tribute, The Home Run Kid, Top Secret, PTMA Star Kid and Western Gunslinger. In 2012, TD Kid will replace Sierras Tribute in this all-star lineup.

There are several other unique aspects of Breeders Futurity that should be of particular interest to amateur competitors and breeders alike. To ensure the integrity of the competition, the stallion owners have agreed unanimously that they and members of their families are not eligible to show in the futurity, other than in a Get of Sire class which might be added in the future. In addition, foals owned by the stallion owners at the time of the futurity are not eligible. Should a question about legitimate ownership arise, proof of legitimate transfer will be required, and any violation of this rule will result in the stallion being permanently removed from the program. A complete set of rules, all geared to the benefit of the amateur owner and breeder, will be available for publication in the near future.

Complete rules can be found by visiting the Breeders Halter Futurity on this website. The exact date and location of the competition have not as yet been finalized; however, look for the 2011 competition to take place sometime in September at a centrally located facility. More information will be forthcoming shortly, as will the possible inclusion of a sale and/or an open all-breed show in conjunction with the futurity.

For more information on breeding to one of the nominated stallions and/or purchasing an eligible 2011 foal, a complete list of the stallion owners’ names and numbers appears in the Breeders Halter Futurity ad appearing in the Jan-Feb edition of the Equine Chronicle. For questions or more information on the Breeders Halter Futurity contact Chad Beus at 801-631-6093 or ctbeus@msn.com, or Steven Jensen at 989-284-4794 or steve.jqh@gmail.com.

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