For questions on breedings that were purchased or questions regarding the rules and regulations of the Limited Breeders, please contact:
Rick or Cindy Luft
8639 County Rd. W
Larsen, WI 54947
Day: (920) 836-2520
Fax: (920) 836-3057
Email: [email protected]
Limited Breeders Guidelines and Rules
ASH BREEDER’S FUTURITY OF WISCONSIN, INC.
LIMITED BREEDER’S WEANLING STAKE
In 1985 an innovative idea promoting the American Saddlebred was developed and presented by the Wisconsin Futurity. A unique competition was created where only one weanling sired by each qualified “Limited Breeder’s Stallions” is eligible to compete.
- Source of Funds
- The stallion services donated by stallion owners are auctioned off, starting with one-half the current stallion service fee or a minimum bid of $300. Sealed bids are accepted, but must be received prior to auction. A check must accompany the sealed bid and will be returned if a live bid exceeds the sealed bid. All stallion services must be paid at the auction. A NSF FEE of $100 will be charged to the stallion service buyer. Payment of stallion futurity nomination fee of $75.00 will be added when purchasing a stallion service.
- Neither the Wisconsin Futurity nor its board of directors will intervene between the purchaser of the stallion service and the stallion owner. All contracts, arrangements and negotiations that may arise in the service of any mare designated for the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stake will be strictly between the mare owner and the stallion owner.
- A refund, the amount paid for the purchased stallion service will be made if the stallion dies before the designated mare has been bred.
- Designating The Mare
- A copy of the registration paper for the designated mare bred by a purchased stallion service must be received by the Wisconsin Futurity before December 31st of the year the mare was bred to be eligible for the competition.
- The rights of the designated mare’s foal cannot be postponed to the following year.
- Requirements for Weaning Eligibility
- The owner of a weanling showing in the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Class must be a member of the Wisconsin Futurity. Annual membership dues are $25.00.
- The sire, dam and weanling must be nominated with the American Saddlebred Horse Breeders Futurity of Wisconsin with all fees paid on or before the nomination closing date, and must be registered with the American Saddlebred Horse Association.
- All weanlings showing in the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stake will be subject to blood typing by the Wisconsin Futurity following the competition.
- Prize Money
- The Wisconsin Futurity will retain 10 percent of the auction proceeds for administration. Interest accumulated from the date of the auction until distribution, following the competition, will become part of the purse.
- Prize money will be paid as follows: If the purse totals $60,000 or less, the prize money will be paid to eight places. If the purse exceeds $60,000, the prize money will be paid to ten places. The weanling owner receives 75% of the prize and the stallion owner 25% of the prize.
- Prize Money shall be paid as follows:
- 1st Prize 40%
- 2nd Prize 25%
- 3rd Prize 15%
- 4th & 5th Prize 10% each
- 6th-10th Prizes $2000.00 each (but not to exceed 4th & 5th Prizes)
- Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show Class
A separate entry form to show must be filed and mailed to the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival Secretary to enter the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stake. No entry fee required.Rules for Showing the Limited Breeder’s Weanling
- The class will be divided into sections and called by section. Each weanling must be presented as assigned or forfeit right to show.
- It is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor to obtain the correct order of go.
- Showing procedure for In-Hand: entries will enter the ring one at a time showing a trot, be lead down the right hand rail to the other end of the ring, return to the judges at a trot, and then be judged on conformation. On the return lead, entries are permitted to trot past the judges to the end of the ring, if so desired, and then return to the judges. Entry will then be lead to the opposite rail at a walk, out of the way of subsequent entries. Entries are not to be judged lunging.
- Twelve (12) weanlings will be selected for final evaluation. The ring announcer will then read the back numbers for the selected weanlings in numerical order after which a five-minute break will begin. The order of go will be determined and posted at the in-gate area as well as announced during the break.
- When the class resumes, the weanlings will enter one at a time in the order of go, showing a trot, be lead down the right hand rail to the other end of the ring, return to the judges at a trot, and then be judged on conformation. On the return lead, entries are permitted to trot past the judges to the end of the ring, if so desired, and then return to the judges. Entry will then be lead to the opposite rail at a walk, out of the way of subsequent entries. Entries are not to be judged lunging.
- The class will then be tied to twelve (12) places by the three judges with 50% of the placement to be determined from the first showing added to 50% of a determination made from the second showing.
- All weanlings from the final evaluation will report to the designated holding area upon exit from the ring for required testing and remain there until excused. Any entry failing to do so will forfeit any and all prizes from the class.