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Iowa QHA Announces Two New Futurities

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The Iowa Quarter Horse Association held its 46th Breeder’s Futurity Stallion Auction on Sunday, January 27th at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, Iowa.  The live auction was presented by Conover Auction Service and allowed for online viewing and phone bidding.

Thanks to the generosity of the stallion owners, IQHA was able to offer over 110 stallions. Committee member, Shelli Eatwell, comments on the quality of stallions. “We were pleased to offer some of the nation’s top stallions. This was our first year in a couple years that we were back to the live auction. Our committee was pleased with the outcome, but it wouldn’t have been successful without the kindness of the stallion owners.”

Out of 115 total stallions, 63 stallions were sold during the live auction for a total of $52,800. There are still stallions available through the auction. For a complete unsold list and for purchasing information please click here:  https://www.iowaquarterhorse.com/stallion-auction-futurities/auction-futurity/

New Futurities

In addition to the Breeder’s Futurity, IQHA announced two new futurities available to its membership. “We want Iowa to be a go-to state in support of breeders, mare owners, exhibitors and their trainers. In 2018, we took a hard look at what we could do to help promote the Quarter Horse industry and our state affiliation. With the addition of these exciting new programs and the regenerated Breeder’s Futurity rolling out in 2019, we are able to reach out to a wider base of interests. This will serve us well as we gain more support for our state and the promotion of the American Quarter Horse with a new vigor,” says 2018 IQHA President Kim Strong.

The Breeder’s Futurity Incentive Program was designed for breeders, owners, non-pro exhibitors, and trainers to showcase offspring of eligible sires from the IQHA Breeder’s Futurity Stallion Auction. IQHA Breeder’s Futurity Incentive Program classes will be held during the Iowa Quarter Horse Fall Classic Show and Futurity. Both Halter and Performance divisions of the program are available. Nominated horses are eligible to earn a payback each year they show, along with the original foal nominator who will receive 10% of the horse’s payback.

“The Breeder’s Futurity Incentive program was implemented to give stallion owners, and breeders another avenue to promote and show their horses,” says Mitch Adkins, IQHA Breeder’s Futurity Incentive Program Committee Chair.

For the 2019 inaugural year, horses will be grandfathered in, if the stallion sold in the Breeder’s Futurity Stallion Auction in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019.  The deadline to nominate these horses is July 1st, 2019. For a list of eligible stallions, nomination form, and rules please visit: https://www.iowaquarterhorse.com/stallion-auction-futurities/incentive-futurity/

The IQHA Ranch Horse Futurity was started to provide an opportunity for AQHA stallion owners to showcase and promote their ranch bred stallions and subsequent offspring in open and non-pro Divisions. Nominated horses are eligible to earn a payback each year they show, along with the stallion owner who will receive 10% of the horse’s payback.

Shane Vaughan, committee chair and IQHA District 3 Director, says, “We have already gotten a lot of interest from around the country in the program. We have polled multiple stallion owners, breeders, and ranch horse exhibitors to tailor the program to best benefit the growth of the Ranch Horse program. We expect this program to really take off.”

This year, founding sires in the program can enroll their stallions for $350 through May 1st or $450 from May 2nd to July 1st. To date, the new program has over 35 stallions enrolled. For a complete list, additional offspring enrollment information, and rules please visit:  https://www.iowaquarterhorse.com/stallion-auction-futurities/ranch-horse-futurity/

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