The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ National Futurity shall include four age divisions, with 2-year olds and 3-year olds divided by shoeing classification.
No Entry is liable for more than the amount paid in, but there will be no return of a payment. The right is reserved to reject any entry, and to bar any entry from competition for failure to comply with the conditions of the Futurity.
What Colts and Fillies are Eligible
All horses/foals shown must be DNA typed and Parentage verified with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association. The only exception is for weanlings that their DNA kit has been received by the DNA lab and is in the process of typing and parentage verification.
Nomination & Entry Fees
Sire and Dam Nomination Fees MUST be PAID for foal to be entered. If, after requested, owner of stallion or dam refuses to pay the fee, the initial nominator may pay that fee and the initial nominator will receive the stallion’s and/or dam’s portion of the foal’s winnings.
To show in a National Futurity class, nominated foals must be entered in the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration prior to the entry deadline of August 1, 2023. Nomination fees are paid to TWHBEA and entry fees are paid to The Celebration. Entries are subject to the Rules & Regulations of The Celebration. To be eligible for winnings, the exhibitor and owner must be current members of TWHBEA.
If an exhibitor and/or horse are found in violation of USDA, Horse Protection Act, TWHBEA or Celebration regulations, that person will forfeit all winnings, trophies, and points.
August 1st is the absolute deadline for all nominations who plan to participate in the 2023 Futurity. The only exception is for weanlings which may be nominated at the rate up through September 30 in order to be eligible for the 2024 season.