Most of your mares have foaled and the excitement builds as you evaluate your foal’s potential for our futurities this fall !! Remember, all horses must first be nominated to be eligible for participation and I urge you to take advantage of our low rates when you nominate your foals within 60 days or 90 days of foaling and don’t forget your yearlings, two year olds and this year three year old and older horses !!! The entry forms for the WCHA Breeder’s Futurity, the Big Money Futurity and the Yellow Rose Futurities are posted so please review and mark your calendars for payment dates. When setting payment options I compared due dates for Breeder’s Futurity in Iowa, the Platinum and Gold Futurities and then staggered our payment dates so that not all are due at the same time, I know when you enter all three events there is allot of money going out and no return on your entry fees until after the event.
We have several new programs for you to compete this year: Yearling Longe Line, Two Year Old Ranch On The Rail, Three and Over Ranch Versatility, Youth Halter, Three Year and Over Halter, Two Year Old Halter, more Intermediate Exhibitor classes, etc. etc. No Stallion Nomination Fees are used as added money for these additional classes so that our weanling and yearling halter class purses are not diluted so we rely on the generosity of members of this association to give you meaningful purses, I would like to thank those members: Fossil Gate Farms/Linda Gordon, Steve and Kathy Headley, Randy Jacobs and Dac, Amy Erhardt, Kathryn Mitchell/Oak Spring Ranch, Joy Stehney/Joe’s KC Bar B Que/Jason and Julie Smith, June Rhea, and Terry and Stacey Kull, they have made significant cash contributions to supplement purses within our WCHA futurity programs and we truly appreciate their support !!!!
This will be the 10th Anniversary of our WCHA Breeder’s Championship Futurity, a milestone to celebrate and we are planning a great “halter extravaganza” in Fort Worth !!! I look forward to seeing you all there as participants, spectators and stallion owners………. Don’t forget to book your hotel rooms NOW through Dawn for special discount which also gives our futurities a rebate for every night booked.
The Yellow Rose Futurity will be held with the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, we will offer non pro classes for yearlings and two year olds. Payouts will be good with over 30 stallions nominated and more stallions being enrolled each week, if the stallion by your horse isn’t nominated yet contact them and inform them of your wishes to compete, stallion nomination is only $250 and can be paid by anyone. Don Falcon – WCHA Executive Director