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Futurity gets poor rating in poll

The Walking Horse Report Online poll regarding peoples opinion of the 2005 Futurity was the most negative in the history of the poll.  Almost 60% rated this years' show either below average or poor. Last year 40% rated the Futurity either below average or poor, a 20% point swing. 

On the positive side 17% rated it either excellent or very good while 23% rated it average.  Last year 23% rated it excellent or very good and 37% rated it average.

Among the reasons cited were that 3 of the 13 classes had less entries than the number of ribbons to be awarded and one class had a single entry.

Also, there was apparently some confusion over the number of entries with The Tennessean reporting 500 while in actuality only 189 horses were shown.

The results;

Excellent - 11%
Very good - 6%
Average - 23%
Below average - 24%
Poor - 36%

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