There is no other Morgan Futurity that gives back like the World Morgan Futurity!

The World Morgan Futurity chalked up another highly successful year featuring some of our breed's finest youngsters on display at the 2018 Morgan Grand National & World Championship Horse Show in Oklahoma City during the week of October 6-13th.

Offering a total payout of $108,561, including Jackpots, Auction Rewards and Auction Bonuses, the Futurity enjoyed well filled performance classes and a slight increase in the in hand division from recent years. We hope this upswing will continue as breeders return to supplying our market with the sought after world quality prospects.

The yearling in hand division offered $20,838 of prize money in classes for fillies, geldings and colts. We welcomed 10 entries, with each World Champion winning $1,400 and the Reserve World Champions taking home $1,100. LVM Full Regalia (Regal Masterpiece x Fire Run China Doll), owned by Eric & Jessica Balsis and presented by John & Alejandro Vicente of Triumph Stables, earned an additional $603 in Auction Rewards, and Eric & Jessica also received another $335 for nominating the dam, making their total take over $2,300. Winning trainers also received $65 and the sire owners collected $335.

Earning the biggest paycheck in the Yearling division were breeders/owners Greg & Kathy Janes, whose Jagged J Gentleman Jack (SpringMill Superstition x Seaway Showgirl) not only earned his $1,400 for being our Futurity Yearling Colt World Champion, but also earned an Auction Bonus of $10,000, because they purchased their service to Superstition in the AMHA/WMF Stallion Service Auction!

The Two Year Old division enjoyed strong numbers with a total of 13 youngsters showing in hand, 7 in Park Harness and 11 in Pleasure Driving, all vying for their portion of our $29,465 jackpot. Each World Champion earned $1,425 and Reserves earned $1,140. The winners of each Two Year Old division earned an additional $603 in Auction Rewards.

With Morgan versatility in the forefront of our Three Year Old divisions, our $33,458 jackpot for these 2015 models was spread through seven different classes. A total of 31 entries made the gate calls for these classes and each World Champion earned $1,300, while Reserve World Champions earned $1,100. An additional $603 in Auction Rewards premiums were added to the Champions, bringing their total to $1,703 each, which doesn’t include the extra Rewards going to the owners of the sire and dams, as well as the trainers, for each d Champion.

The Futurity Alumni division paid out $24,800 to 26 different horses. This option is sometimes overlooked by breeders and it definitely is worth examining! Four year old Alumni horses paid $50 per class entered at the Grand National and took home outstanding dividends for their efforts. Most notable in this group were Tim & Carol Selinsky’s Fieldcrest Major Of War (Whispering War Chant x Sarde’s Scintillation), who earned $2,400 in the Western Dressage division with trainer Liz Thomas of Equestrian Elite. Also bringing home the bacon for owner Ann Blankenship was Private Eyes (Ultras Private Eye x MFM Chances Are), presented by Frank Miller of Miller Equestrian Services in hand and in Four Year Old Pleasure Driving for a $2,400 paycheck. Intense CH (SpiceOLife Present Tense GCH x S & R’s Mephisto’s Waltz), owned by Glitter Farms and trained by Triumph Stables, has been earning her way to the Grand National every year in the World Morgan Futurity and this was no exception. She collected a check for $1,800 this year. TDM Excelsiora (Mizrahi x Gracious Moment Immortal) presented owner Francine Bretschneider with a check for $1,800 after two strong showings in the Hunter Pleasure division.

William Haines’ Ledyard Farms has enjoyed great success in the World Morgan Futurity and his four year old Alumni nominees earned a $1,900 check during their week in Oklahoma City, which was added to over $2,300 earned by Ledyard’s 2YO Pleasure Driving World Champion, Whitemud Shimmer (Astronomicallee x Whitemud Flite Of Fancy).

Another successful supporter of the futurity taking home significant earnings this year was Robin Molaskey Herrick of Cherrydale Manor, whose Cherrydale Casanova (Graycliff Tony GCH x Cherrydale Cassiopeia) earned back to back World Championship titles in 3YO Park Saddle and Harness under the direction of Waterford Farm, which earned his breeder nearly $4,500 in futurity premiums and Auction Rewards. Dr. Grace Steere also enjoyed a check over $4,000 from double World titles owned by her 2YO stallion, Ledgefields Jagged Edge (Get Busy x Queen’s No Mercy), shown to his titles in hand and in park harness by David Rand. And the Fu family’s Dragonsmeade also earned over $4,000 from their own World Morgan Futurity entries.

If you’re serious about breeding Morgan Horses on a national level, there are no greater rewards available than the recognition provided by the World Morgan Futurity and the growing premiums it provides. And to breed a foal eligible for the $10,000 Auction Bonus, choose a sire and be the high bidder in the AMHA/WMF Stallion Service Auction! Explore the donated stallion services at www.MorganHorse.com/media-events/service-auction. To find out more about the World Morgan Futurity and how you can nominate and participate, visit their website at www.WorldMorganFuturity.com.