Futurity Rules

The World Morgan Futurity will be shown each year at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®. All horses shown must be currently nominated in the World Morgan Futurity. The World Morgan Futurity will show in four divisions:  Yearlings, Two Year Olds, Three Year Olds and Alumni Four Year Olds.

All horses showing at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show must be entered on the Futurity Show Entry form (blue form) and have their Futurity show fees of $150 per class entered paid by August 1. Only those horses that have made these entries with the Futurity Secretary will be allowed to show in the Futurity classes at the Grand National. Futurity horses must also be entered on the Grand National show entry blank. A Grand National entry fee of $80 per horse, per class must be paid to the Grand National for all Futurity horses competing. A $25 Grand National entry fee will be charged to Alumni horses, per class entered. Thus, one entry form is sent to the Futurity secretary and one form is sent to the Grand National secretary for each owner.

Prize money will be sent to the owner of record on file with the Grand National Show Secretary.

NOMINATIONS OF WEANLINGS

1. Weanlings together with their Sire and Dam must be nominated and all fees paid on or before December 1st  of the nominee’s weanling year.

2. The fee for nominating a weanling is $50.

3. The fee for nominating a weanling’s dam is $50, for EACH nominated foal (i.e., embryo transfers).

4. The fee for nominating the weanling’s sire is $200. Once nominated, the stallion may be recorded as sire of any number of Futurity weanlings during the current year at no additional fee. It is the responsibility of the stallion owner to nominate his stallion. If he does not, it may be done by one or more other persons (nomination fee may be shared) wishing to nominate his get.

5. To pre-pay all weanling, dam and eligibility fees, the one-time fee would be $250 plus a $30 office fee. If Alumni fees are included, the additional amount would be $250. These amounts do not include sire nomination fees. The horse would then be eligible for the life of the Futurity and only the Show Entry fees would be required if the horse is to be shown at the Grand National. This reflects a savings of $90-$120 in office fees.

NOMINATIONS OF YEARLINGS

1. The Yearlings must have been nominated as a Weanling in this Futurity with all fees paid.

2. An eligibility fee of $50 must be paid on or before April 1st  of the nominee’s yearling year.

NOTE:  A Yearling can be nominated even though not nominated as a Weanling, by paying the Weanling nomination fee of $50 on or before December 31st, of the nominee’s yearling year, together with a late fee of $250. The Dam of the Yearling must also be nominated for a fee of $50 and the Sire of the Yearling must be nominated for a fee of $200 in the event the Sire was not nominated when the nominee was a Weanling. Eligibility fees, and applicable late fees will be assessed.

NOMINATIONS OF TWO YEAR OLDS

1. The Two Year Old must been nominated as a Weanling and eligibility fees paid as a Yearling.

2. An eligibility fee of $50 must be paid on or before April 1st of the nominee’s two year old year.

NOTE:  A Two-Year-Old can be nominated even though not nominated as a Weanling, by paying the Weanling nomination fee of $50 on or before April 1, of the nominee’s two-year-old year, together with a late fee of $300. The Dam of the Yearling must also be nominated for a fee of $50 and the Sire of the Yearling must be nominated for a fee of $200 in the event the Sire was not nominated when the nominee was a Weanling. Eligibility fees, and applicable late fees will be assessed. After April 1 of the two-year-old year, it is no longer possible for a horse to be nominated to the futurity.

NOMINATIONS OF THREE YEAR OLDS

1. The Three Year Old must been nominated as a Weanling and eligibility fees paid as a Yearling and Two Year Old

2. An eligibility fee of $50 must be paid on or before April 1st of the nominee’s three year old year.

NOMINATIONS OF ALUMNI FOUR YEAR OLDS

The Four Year Old Futurity Alumni is separate from the regular Futurity. This Alumni Division allows Futurity horses to go another year beyond the Futurity and participate in any Grand National Class, in any division, at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show®. A horse may participate in the Futurity without participating in the Alumni program, but a horse may not participate in the Alumni Program without completing all four years of the Futurity. All money paid into this fund is held and distributed in the Alumni Four Year Old Year.

1. The Four Year Old must have been previously nominated as a Weanling and all eligibility fees paid as a Yearling, Two Year Old and Three Year Old in the regular World Morgan Futurity.

2. An alumni fee of $50 is paid to the World Morgan Futurity on or before December 1st of the nominee’s weanling year.

3. An alumni fee of $50 is paid to the World Morgan Futurity on or before April 1st of the nominee’s yearling, two year old, three year old and four year old years.

4. All monies accumulated in the Alumni Fund are paid out the four year old year.

DIVISION OF THE PRIZE MONEY

Each weanling class will initiate a new Futurity Prize Fund, which will exist for four years. The value of the prize fund each year will be the total amount of money paid in nomination fees, eligibility fees, show entry fees, miscellaneous funds and added donations, plus residuals from preceding years.

YEARLING YEAR—pay back 35% of balance, residual to go to the Two Year Old Year.

TWO YEAR OLD YEAR—pay back 50% of balance, residual to go to the Three Year Old Year.

THREE YEAR OLD YEAR—pay back 100%

FOUR YEAR OLD YEAR—pay back 100% of alumni fees.

CLASS PAYBACKS

1. Class paybacks will be divided as follows: 1st – 25%, 2nd – 20%, 3rd – 15%, 4th – 10%, 5th – 5%, 6th – 5%, 7th – 5%, 8th – 5%, 9th – 5%, 10th – 5% in all regular Futurity classes.

2. Prize Money will be divided equally between the three Yearling In-Hand Classes from the Yearling fund.

3. Prize money will be divided equally between the five Two Year Old Classes from the Two Year Old fund.

4. Prize money will be divided equally between the seven Three Year Old Classes from the Three Year Old fund.

5. Prize money is paid back to Alumni horses placing 1st-10th in any Grand National class judged solely on the horse, excluding World Championships.

6. 40% of the total AMHA Sire Auction revenue less expenses will go the World Morgan Futurity for distribution to each first place winner in each Futurity class, provided that winner is sired by one of the sires in the auction that year. For distribution percentages, visit our website.

DIVISIONS AND CLASSES

YEARLING DIVISION

  • WC Futurity Yearling Gelding In-Hand
  • WC Futurity Yearling Colt In-Hand
  • WC Futurity Yearling Filly In-Hand

TWO YEAR OLD DIVISION

  • WC Futurity Two Year Old Gelding In-Hand
  • WC Futurity Two Year Old Stallion In-Hand
  • WC Futurity Two Year Old Mare In-Hand
  • WC Futurity Two Year Old Pleasure Driving
  • WC Futurity Two Year Old Park Harness

THREE YEAR OLD DIVISION

  • WC Futurity Three Year Old Classic Pleasure Driving
  • WC Futurity Three Year Old English Pleasure
  • WC Futurity Three Year Old Hunter Pleasure
  • WC Futurity Three Year Old Park Harness
  • WC Futurity Three Year Old Park Saddle
  • WC Futurity Three Year Old Pleasure Driving
  • WC Futurity Three Year Old Western Pleasure

FOUR YEAR OLD DIVISION

  • Any GRAND NATIONAL Class (this does not include any World Championship classes) that is judged solely on the horse.

ENTRY CLOSING DATES

DECEMBER 1ST
· Weanling nominations due; regular and alumni—Gray Sheet.
APRIL 1ST
· Eligibility fees due. Yearling, Two Year Old, Three Year Old and Four Year Old Alumni—Green Sheet.

AUGUST 1ST
· Show entry forms due. Yearling, Two Year Old, Three Year Old and Four Year Old—Blue Sheet.

LATE FEES

WEANLING/YEARLING NOMINATION LATE FEES

January............................................ $25
February.......................................... $50
March............................................... $75
April................................................ $100
May................................................ $200
June-Dec of yearling year............... $250
Jan-April of two year old year......... $300

ELIGIBILITY LATE FEES
May.................................................. $25
June and after............................. .... $50

SHOW LATE FEES

Up to August 10 - No Late Fees
August 11—GN entry deadline - 1.5x the entry fees
After GN entry deadline - 2x the entry fee

ALUMNI LATE FEES
If fees not paid when due, the amounts to catch up are:

Yearlings - $150
Two-Year-Olds - $200
Three-Year-Olds - $300
Four-Year-Olds - $400