In Hand Extended Gait Class Gets Added Money

An increase in nominations for the 2010 TWHBEA National Futurity gives hope for upturn in Tennessee Walking Horse Industry. This year’s Futurity will again be a qualifying event for the Celebration Championship classes and will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 beginning at 5:30 pm, in Calsonic Arena on the Celebration grounds.
Catalog entries for the Futurity are up 27 from last year to 503. Total number of nominations, including those that will not show in 2010 are 551, up from 534 in 2009. There were a total of 144 weanlings, 159 yearlings, 153 two-year-olds, and forty-seven three-year-olds nominated from 57 stallions. The top nominating stallions, according to number of foals nominated are Jose Jose, with 60, Ritz with 26, Ted Williams with 25, All American Cash with 20, Out On Parole with 19, Black Diamond Ritz with 18, Lined With Cash with 15, Gen’s Armed and Dangerous and Gen’s Black Gin both with 13, Specialist with 12 and Silver Express and Skywatch with 10 each.
The TWHBEA/W H T A Youth Challenge (Canter) Class will open the evening for a chance at double points in the Youth Challenge program, followed by seventeen Futurity classes for halter, pleasure, and performance horses. New for this year will be a Two and Three-Year Old Country Pleasure class and an older Weanling class for fillies and colts foaled October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010. The Yearling In-Hand Extended Gait class will again be offered for all nominated yearlings for an additional fifty-dollar entry fee. The class will also offer added money for the pay out.  Rounding out the evening will be the always-anticipated Three-year-old Stallion class featuring 10 outstanding nominations.
TWHBEA would like to extend a very special thanks to the 2010 National Futurity Stallion Sponsors, Jazz King, owned by Double B Farms of Troy, Alabama, Master Of Jazz, owned by Mike and Lee McGartland of Ft. Worth, Texas, Out On Parole, owned by Randall and Sadie Baskin of Autumn Crest Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, Trip My Trigger, owned by Jo Ann Dowell of Canton, Ohio, and Watch It Now, owned by Waterfall Farms of Shelbyville, Tennessee and to our TWHBEA National Futurity Corporate Sponsors, Manna Pro,, Tucker Milling LLC. And Just Horse’n Around-Bill and Karen Bean.