ASPR Futurity

The ASPR Futurity is the newest futurity which started with Foals born in 2015. This breeding program encourages breeders to breed the best quality ASPR show horses possible by selecting the correct mares and using stallions to compliment the mares. It gives a breeder a chance to use his/her judgement. The ASPR Futurity is a five year program (Weanling, Yearling, Two Year Old, Three Year Old and Four Year Old) determined at the ASPC/ASPR Congress using the Modern Shetland Futurity Judge.

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All Foals shown must be the produce of stallions and mares who are registered ASPR and have been previously nominated in the American Show Pony Futurity. All owners, co-owners, drivers and handlers must be members of the American Shetland Pony Club in order for the entry to show in the Futurity classes.

HOW TO NOMINATE

NOMINATION OF SIRE

To nominate a stallion in the American Show Pony Futurity, it is necessary:

  • That the stallion be registered in the American Show Pony Registry (ASPR).
  • That the stallion must be two (2) years old to breed.
  • That a fee of $25.00 be paid to the American Show Pony Futurity on or before March 1 of the year the foal is nominated to be eligible for the weanling division.  A stallion may breed multiple mares but the fee is only paid once.
NOMINATION OF THE MARE

To nominate a mare in the American Show Pony Futurity, it is necessary:

  • That the mare be registered in the American Show Pony Registry (ASPR).
  • That the mare must be three (3) years old to foal.
  • That a fee of $10.00 be paid to the American Show Pony Futurity on or before March 1st of the year the foal is nominated to be eligible for the weanling division.

If a foal is not shown in the Weanling Division, it must be registered by the end of it’s weanling year.

WEANLING DIVISION

In order to make a foal eligible to show in the weanling division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met:

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the Futurity the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must be registered before it can be shown.
  • The height of a foal must be 44” and under.
  • Class entry fees are only paid if the animal is entered into a class.  Failure to enter in a particular year DOES NOT eliminate the animal from showing the next year, provided the animal has been sustained on a continued basis.  Entry fees become part of the monetary distribution in their entirety each year.
  • A pony can skip any year of showing, but you must keep them sustained to keep them in the Futurity program.
  • Four year olds are not eligible if they were shown as a 3 year old in any futurity driving class.

HOW SHOWN:

The entries in this division shall be show in hand, in halter.  One class for Stallions/Geldings and one class for Mares.  To be judged 75% on conformation and 25% on action.

YEARLING DIVISION

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the yearling division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met:

  • The colt, filly or gelding must have been sustained in the weanling division of this Futurity and requirements of that division must have been fulfilled.
  • The colt, filly or gelding must be registered to show.
  • The height of a yearling must be 45” and under.
  • A fee of $10.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before March 1 of the yearling year.
  • Class entry fees are only paid if the animal is entered into a class.  Failure to enter in a particular year DOES NOT eliminate the animal from showing the next year, provided the animal has been sustained on a continued basis.  Entry fees become part of the monetary distribution in their entirety each year.
  • A pony can skip any year of showing, but you must keep them sustained to keep them in the Futurity program.

HOW SHOWN:

The entries in this division shall be shown in hand, in halter or lead bridle.  To be shown with a natural tail (tails not to be cut or have a break over).  One class for Stallions/Geldings and one class for Mares.  To be judge 75% on conformation and 25% on action.

TWO YEAR OLD DIVISION

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the two year old division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met:

  • The colt, filly or gelding must have been sustained in the weanling and yearling divisions of the Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must be fulfilled.
  • The colt, filly or gelding must be registered to show.
  • The height of a two year old must be 46 1/2” and under.
  • A fee of $10.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before March 1 of the two year old year.
  • Class entry fees are only paid if the animal is entered into a class.  Failure to enter in a particular year DOES NOT eliminate the animal from showing the next year, provided the animal has been sustained on a continued basis.  Entry fees become part of the monetary distribution in their entirety each year.
  • A pony can skip any year of showing, but you must keep them sustained to keep them in the Futurity program.

HOW SHOWN:

The entries in this division shall be shown in hand, in halter or lead bridle.  Tack Optional for stallions and geldings.  One class for Stallions/Geldings and one class for Mares.  To be judged 40% on conformation and 60% on action.

THREE YEAR OLD DIVISION

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the three year old division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met:

  • The colt, filly or gelding must have bee sustained in the weanling, yearling and two year old division of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled.
  • The colt, filly or gelding must be registered to show.
  • The height of a three year old must be 48” and under.
  • A fee of $20.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before March 1 of the three year old year.
  • Class entry fees are only paid if the animal is entered into a class.  Failure to enter in a particular year DOES NOT eliminate the animal from showing the next year, provided the animal has been sustained on a continued basis.  Entry fees become part of the monetary distribution in their entirety each year.
  • A pony can skip any year of showing, but you must keep them sustained to keep them in the Futurity program.

HOW SHOWN:
The entries in this division may be shown in hand or performance (Entry may be only shown in one (1) class).  

  • Hand Division:  Halter or lead bridle.  Tack optional for stallions and geldings.  One class for Stallions/Geldings and one class for Mares.  To be judged 60% on conformation and 40% on action.
  • Performance Division:  To be shown in Harness, Roadster, Open Pleasure or Country Pleasure.  To be judged on the same basis and subject to the same specifications as the open class.

FOUR YEAR OLD DIVISION

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the four year old division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be met:

  • The colt, filly or gelding must have been sustained in the weanling, yearling, two year old and three year old divisions of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled.
  • The colt, filly or gelding must be registered to show.
  • The height of a four year old must be 48” and under.
  • A fee of $20.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before March 1 of the four year old year.
  • Class entry fees are only paid if the animal is entered into a class.
  • Four year olds are not eligible if they were shown in any performance classes as three year olds in any Futurity

PERFORMANCE DIVISION

HOW SHOWN:

The entries in this division shall be shown in Performance.  To be shown in Harness, Roadster, Open Pleasure or Country Pleasure.  To be judged on the same basis and subject to the same specifications as the open class.

HOW PRIZES ARE DIVIDED

CURRENT PAYOUT STRUCTURE

In each division, the winner will receive 40% of the prize fund in that division, second 25%, third 15%, fourth 10% and fifth 10%.

The value of the prize fund of the Futurity each year shall be the TOTAL amount of money paid in (Including nominating, sustaining and entry fees)  plus any added donations (Including but not limited to ASPC donations and private donations) minus 5% office fees.  The money shall be divided equally between the weanling, yearling, two year old, three year old and four year old divisions.

MANAGEMENT ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO REMIND NOMINATORS OF PAYMENTS DUE.  FAILURE TO MAKE ALL PAYMENTS BEFORE THE ENTRY SHOWS IN A FUTURITY CLASS WILL RESULT IN THE ENTRY BEING INELIGIBLE TO SHOW.  PRIZE MONEY NOT PAID OUT WILL BE RETURNED TO AMERICAN SHOW PONY FUTURITY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT YEAR'S PURSE.

Notes:  ASPC/AMHR has allotted $1500 for the first year to get the Futurity started with a substantial pot.

The current fee to nominate a Shetland, Shetland cross to Hackney, or a Hackney is $25.  As of Dec 1, 2015.  The fee scale will be in line with normal registry fees, so take advantage of the savings and nominate your mares and stallions before the date.  Any Shetland may be registered ASPR.

If you pay into both Modern and ASPR Futurity, you MAY show in both Futurities!!!!!