The Breeders Halter Futurity Board of Directors is very proud of our event that was held in Des Moines, Iowa from September 13 – 17, 2022.   Thank you very much to all who participated in our show.   The quality of the horses was over the top!!!   All the positive feedback gets us very excited about things to come in 2023!!!

The BHF Board of Directors has some great things in store for next year:

** At our 2023 BHF, we will have Stallion Booths which will allow all Stallion Owners to showcase their stallions.   All participating BHF Stallions will be given the opportunity to participate.  This is a great way to get information out to mare owners and offer special incentives.

** All DIY horses must be trainer free by July 1st.

** All Owners of horses who exhibited at our 2022 event will receive a survey to help choose our Judges for 2023.   We thought you all did such a great job this year, we are going to use this system again.   A survey will be sent to you via Survey Monkey.

** We will be adding Non-Pro Class within a Class to our Mare Power Classes and our Yearling Classes.

** Mare Power Enrollments are due by December 1st for $350 with a final deadline of December 31st for $700.    If you enroll 4 mares, there is no charge for the 5th mare.

** We are going to revamp our Payouts to include 10% for the Breeder and 10% for the Stallion Owner.

Please contact Karen Kennedy at with questions.

Remember with our online system you can now look up a horse to see if it is eligible &/or nominate your horse(s).  Click on the ‘Forms’ tab and then to look up or nominate a horse, click on the ‘online nomination’.  

There are a million reasons to get involved with showing Halter horses, but in 2019, the Breeders Halter Futurity gave people exactly $1,400,000 worth of reasons to pack up their gear and horses and head to the Midwest. In 2020 we celebrated our 10th anniversary and added 2 new classes – Mare Power & Yearling Longe Line.  In 10 years we have paid out over $10 million dollars to our exhibitors!! The 2023 Breeders Halter Futurity will be held again at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The event has experienced phenomenal growth in popularity since its inaugural event. The event has single-handedly given the halter horse industry a much needed boost during challenging economic times.

Making a lie out of the old adage, ‘two horsemen, three opinions,’ the Breeder’s Halter Futurity represents a unique and refreshing collaborative effort among some of the top stallion owners in the country. The event was started in 2010 by ten dedicated stallion owners as a way to grow the industry and encourage breeders, mare owners, amateur owners and exhibitors to participate in halter. 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.  In 2014, the eleventh slot was sold at public auction where heated bidding brought a whopping $600,000 from high bidders Linda and Gary Gordon of Fossil Gate Farm in Argyle, Texas.

Members of this prestigious group of stallion owners include Chad & Tiffany Beus, Steve Jensen, Jim & Georgia Snow, Linda Gordon, Steve & Kathy Headley, Billy & Suzonne Franks, and Jerry & Penny Robinson. 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.

There are several other unique aspects of the Breeders Halter 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 Amateur Classes at the BHF.   In addition, foals owned by the stallion owners at the time of the futurity are not eligible to show in the Amateur Classes.  Should a question about legitimate ownership arise, proof of legitimate transaction 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.

For more information on breeding to one of the nominated stallions and/or purchasing an eligible 2022 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 and under the stallion tab of this website.  For questions or more information on the Breeders Halter Futurity contact Karen Kennedy at 479-414-6965 or Chad Beus at 801-631-6093