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AHHS NATIONAL HACKNEY PONY FUTURITY

NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR 2012, YEARLINGS TO BE SHOWN WITH NATURAL TAIL (TAILS NOT TO BE CUT OR HAVE BREAK OVER) BUSTLES ARE PERMITTED.

Open to offspring of nominated stallions and mares. Ponies may show as weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in hand; 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds in harness with 3-year-olds showing as Hackneys, Harness (long tails), Roadsters or Pleasure Ponies. Hackney Ponies,14.2 hands or under, shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and the appearance of a short tail.  Harness Ponies 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled vehicle with long mane and tail. Roadster ponies, 52" inches and under, shall be shown to a roadster cart (bike). A low crupper, overcheck, square blinkers and straight or broken snaffle bit shall be used. Martingales are required. Protective boots are permitted. Pleasure Ponies 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Prizes, earning potential, and national recognition make this program popular with breeders and owners. Several regional Hackney associations also sponsor futurities which allow youngsters to earn substantial premiums early.

 

At the time of nominations the owner must provide social security or employer identification number.  Failure to provide the number will result in backup withholding on prize money.  Entries are to be made with the approved show in order to compete. Nomination payments can be made without registering the Hackney with the Society; however, in order to show, DNA verification and registration are required by June 10th of the year showing.

 

Hackneys showing in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity will be subject to DNA verification following the class. Any prize money won will be retained until parentage is verified by DNA testing.

 

AHHS membership must be current as of June 10th, in the year of competition, in order to participate in the show. Owner, co-owners, handlers, and judges are all required to be American Hackney Horse Society members.

 

Eligibility:

All foals must be the produce of registered stallions and mares that have been nominated in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity.

 

Nomination of the Sire & Dam

Click here for 2018 Mare & Stallion & Weanling Nomination Form

  • 2018 Nomination Deadlines: Mares & Stallions — May 20, 2018; Weanlings— July 1, 2018
  • The stallion must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book.
  • The nomination fee of $50 must be paid to the AHHS on or before April 15th of the year the foal is due to be born.
  • In the event a stallion is nominated by more than one party, the Stallion Owner’s nomination takes precedence over the other nominator.
  • The stallion must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.
  • In the year of nomination, if two foals are expected to be registered from the same mare (embryo transfer foals or twins), both foals will be eligible for the weanling nominations; one dam nomination fee of $10 shall be due on or before April 15th but two weanling nominations fees will be due on or before July 1st if eligibility of both foals is to be maintained.
  • The dam must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.

 

Weanling Division

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must have application and fees for registration sent to the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Application and payment for DNA kit must be postmarked and received in the AHHS office by June 10th of the year showing.
  • DNA test kits must be mailed to the University of California at Davis by June 24th (postmarked June 24th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Provided the above requirements are met, DNA parent verification is not required to show, however DNA parent verification results will be required before prize money is distributed.
  • The nomination fee of $35 must be paid on or before July 1st.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter with natural tail, judged 50% on conformation and 50% on performance.

 

Yearling Division

  • The Yearling must have been nominated in the Weanling Division and all conditions and requirements fulfilled
  • In order to show in the Yearling Division the yearling must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the Yearling year if not previously done
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter, or lead bridle, judged 50% conformation, and 50% performance
  • To be shown with natural tail (tails not to be cut or have break over); bustles are permitted. NEW FOR 2012.

 

2-Year-Old Division

  • The 2-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 2-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the 2-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • In-hand (colt and filly) entries shall be shown in halter or lead bridle; tack optional for stallions and geldings), and judged 50% conformation and 50% performance.
  • In harness, the 2-Year-Old will be shown to a four-wheeled -vehicle, to be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • Nominees may enter both classes but are permitted to show in only one.

 

3-Year-Old Division

  • The 3-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling, Yearling, and 2-Year-Old Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 3-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file in the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) of the 3-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The Roadster Pony measures below 13 hands (52″) and shall be shown as Roadster-to-Bike, with drivers in racing colors.
  • The Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and appearance of a short tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with long mane and tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog chart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Judged on manners, suitability as a Pleasure Pony, performance and conformation. Must be asked to back. Stallions are permitted but all Pleasure entries must be driven by an amateur.
  • Nominees may show in only one class.

 

Premiums: (Weanlings, Yearlings, 2-Year-Olds & 3-Year-Olds)

The value of the prize fund of the AHHS Breeders’ Futurity each year will be the total amount of nomination fees received that year, plus any added money, and any carryover from the prior year.

AHHS YOUTH MEDALLION SERIES

Open to junior exhibitors under 18 years of age in the Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse, Roadster Pony, Roadster Under Saddle, Pleasure Pony/Horse Under Saddle, Youth Hackney/Harness Combination, Country Pleasure Driving, Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse (Reinsmanship), and Showmanship In-Hand Pony/Horse divisions. By qualifying in local medallion classes, a combination of junior exhibitor and pony may compete in the National Medallion Championship Finals vying for the national title in each division, and scholarship awards. This program encourages youth involvement with Hackneys as they are acquiring show ring skills, developing friendships and competing for the prestigious title of Youth Medallion National Finalist. A special medallion is awarded to winners of local medallion classes and certificates of qualification are sent to each entry. The National Final will provide special gifts and events for all participants along with national recognition. 1995 brought the addition of two new divisions, the roadster pony under saddle and Hackney/Harness combination class. Now the pony that is shown in the Ladies or Amateur division can also compete with the youth, encouraging family participation.

 

For listings of shows offering the classes or information on adding a class to any horse show please contact the AHHS office. The Medallion Championship Finals are held at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

AHHS Youth Medallion Rules

 

AHHS Youth Medallion Application

 

2018 Youth Medallion Shows

 

Gasparilla Charity — March 13-17

Tampa, FL

 

ASAC Spring Classic — March 15-17

Clemson, SC

 

Raleigh Spring Premier — March 21-24

Raleigh, NC

 

Pro-Am Benefit Classic — April 4-7

Perry, GA

 

Mid-America Spring Fling — April 5-8

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Bridlespur — April 12-14

St. Louis, MO

 

J.D. Massey Classic — April 18-21

Clemson, SC

 

ARHPA — April 20-21

Harrodsburg, KY

 

UPHA Old Dominion Classic — April 20-21

Lexington, VA

 

River Ridge — April 25-28

Columbus, OH

 

Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling — April 26-28

Murfreesboro, TN

 

Des Moines Springfest — April 26-29

Des Moines, IA

 

UPHA Chapter 5 — May 9-12

Kansas City, MO

 

Bonnie Blue National — May 10-12

Lexington, VA

 

F.A.S.H. Spring — May 10-13

St. Paul, MN

 

Heartland Classic — May 11-13

Springfield, OH

 

Asheville Saddlebred Classic — May 16-19

Fletcher, NC

 

Great River Benefit — May 18-20

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

TASHA Spring Classic — May 19-20

Katy, TX

 

New River Valley — May 24-26

Dublin, VA

 

Madison Classic — May 24-27

Madison, WI

 

Indianapolis Charity — May 30-June 2

Indanapolis, IN

 

Nebraska Charity — May 31-June 1

Lincoln, NE

 

Almost Summer — June 1-3

Estes Park, CO

 

Delaware Riding Club — June 2-3

Delaware, OH

 

Blowing Rock Charity — June 7-10

Blowing Rock, NC

 

Cleveland Tri-State Charity — June 12-16

McDonald, TN

 

Midwest Charity — June 12-16

Springfield, IL

 

Shenandoah Classic — June 20-23

Lexington, VA

 

Lawrenceburg — June 26-29

Lawrenceburg, KY

 

Syracuse International — June 27-30

Syracuse, NY

 

Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses — June 27-30

St. Paul, MN

 

Lexington Jr. League — July 9-14

Lexington, KY

 

ASAW Summerfun — July 12-15

West Allis, WI

 

Mid-State — July 13-15

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Central States Benefit — July 19-21

Kansas City, MO

 

Morgan Masterpiece — July 19-21

Oshkosh, WI

 

Blue Ridge Classic — July 24-28

Asheville, NC

 

Illinois State Fair Society — Aug. 6-10

Springfield,, IL

 

Iowa Fall Classic — Sept. 7-9

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Springfield Charity — Sept. 21-23

Springfield, OH

 

ASHAM Charity Fall — Oct. 11-13

East Lansing, MI

 

Octoberfest — Oct. 12-14

Cannon Falls, MN

 

Central States Fall Classic — Oct. 26-28

Sedalia, MO

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT AHHS YOUTH PROGRAMS

LIMITED BREEDERS' WEANLING STAKES & 3-YEAR-OLD COMPETITION

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders’ Weanling Stakes and Three-Year Old Competition is held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the All-American Classic Horse Show. Prize money is paid out through places 1-10 and is funded by the sale of stallion services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services are sold at the AHHS LBS auction. The offspring of these stallion services will be eligible to participate in the weanling and three-year old competitions. The LBS program has awarded over $298,000 in prize money.

 

AHHS LBS GRAND WEEKEND & STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!!

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend and Stallion Service Auction will be held March 9-10, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, Fishers, Indiana, at a special AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend rate of $99 plus tax for a king room or $109 plus tax for a two queen room.

 

Click here to reserve your room at the special LBS rate

Click here to download 2018 AHHS Grand & LBS Stallion Auction Agenda (PDF) (updated 3.1.18)

Click here to download 2018 LBS Stallion Service Contract (PDF)

Click here to download 2018 LBS Stallion Auction & Dinner Reservation Form (PDF)

 

The Annual General Membership Meeting, Junior Exhibitor Regional Awards, and Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Dinner and Stallion Service Auction will be featured. The dinner and Stallion Service Auction will be held at the beautiful Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, also located in Fishers, Indiana.

 

We are also planning special activities, seminars, presentations, and events to complete the weekend, including a special outing for our junior exhibitors.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

This is your Grand Weekend! Tell us what you would like to see or do in Indy. Any and all suggestions for seminars, events, presentations, and activities are welcome!

 

ADULT AMATEUR DRIVING CHALLENGE

The purpose of this program is to promote the showing of the older Hackney ponies, by amateurs, at smaller shows in a designated tri-state area (Ohio, Michigan and Indiana).

 

Congratulations to the 2017 award winners and all participants! Good luck in 2018!

 

Hackney Roadster Pony to Bike

1) Go Black Betty owned by Missy Fleming

2) Regal's Commander owned by Steve & Tami Shrock

3) Regal's Crown Prince owned by Julie Moro

 

Hackney Show Pleasure Driving Pony

1) T's Chick Chaser owned by Steve & Tami Shrock

2) Craycroft's Bandit owned by Terry Greisinger

3) Satan's Promise owned by Ellen Butler

 

Hackney Country Pleasure Driving Pony

1) T's Da Ja Voodoo owned by Steve & Tami Shrock

2) Kaizon owned by Jim Lyme

3) Michigan's The Mentalist owned by McKenzie Maple

 

Hackney Harness Pony

1) Zephyr owned by Kimberly Becker

2) Diamond's Sexy Lexi owned by Mark Shohayda

3) Heartand's DeLuxe owned by Elizabeth Cremeans

 

Hackney Pony

1) Heartland Whirlwind owned by Kathy Buente

2) Oh Truly owned by Brenda Cole

3) Truly Scandalous owned by Richard Bevins

 

For more information about the Adult Amateur Driving Challenge, click here (www.adultdrivingchallenge.com).

 

 

AHHS OPEN COMPETITION PROGRAM

Open Competition High-Point Award program was designed to acknowledge and honor the achievements of Hackney horses and ponies who compete in events against all breeds. To be eligible a horse or pony must be a registered Hackney Horse or Pony. Both the owner and all riders/drivers must be current AHHS members. Both the event (show) and the class entered must be open to all breeds.

 

Points are then awarded for the open events they compete in. Most new owners discover the breed through friends and seeing Hackneys at shows and events. Open Competition allows the Hackney world to recognize the breed’s best ambassadors.

 

Open Competition Rules

Open Competition Application

Open Competition Result Forms

Open Competition Participant Master Form

 

 

The American Hackney Horse Society is pleased to congratulate its 2017 AHHS Open Competition Program High Point Champions!

 

Margaret Peggy Shenker and her Hackney horse, Heartland Flash Back, are repeat champions in the CDE division.

 

Sara Layden expertly presently the Dawn White-owned Hackney horse, Panache M'Lady and won the tri-color in the Ridden Dressage division.

 

CH Reedann’s Sunscreen, owned by Mary Schwabel and shown by Chris Cox, were the champions in the In Hand division, while Fireworks Filoli, another Mary Schwabel entry, was reserve.

 

Click Here for the current OCP Standings for 2016

 

2013 Open Competition Final Results

2014 Open Competition Final Results

2015 Open Competition Final Results

UPHA CLASSICS

FOR HACKNEY PONIES

Developed for ponies who are four-years-old and under who compete as Hackney, harness (long tail), roadster or pleasure entries on a local level in UPHA Classic classes. First through sixth placings qualify the pony for the National UPHA Classic Championships that offer leading prize money for young performance ponies. Entrants pay an annual eligibility fee of $50.00 in addition to the horse show entry fee. Since no sustaining payments are necessary, the UPHA Classics programs attract a wide variety of participants who own and show Hackneys. For complete UPHA Classic rules, click here.

 

The UPHA Hackney Pony Classic Championships are held each November at the American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City, MO. Location of the qualifying horse shows and additional information can be obtained by contacting the United Professional Horseman’s Association, 4059 Iron Works Pike, Building A, Lexington KY 40511, (859) 231-5070.

MID-WEST FUTURITY

The Mid-West Hackney Futurity offers one of the largest futurities for Hackney ponies in the world. It is a "true futurity" in that the sire and dam must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book or the Canadian Registry and must be nominated in the Mid-West Futurity by April 10th of the year the foal is born. The foal must then be nominated by May 31st in order to be eligble. The resulting foal must be kept eligible each year by paying a yearly nomination fee. The Mid-West Futurity offers classes for weanlings through 3 year olds. Jackpot classes for 4 and 5 year olds are also offered for ponies that have been kept eligible through their younger years.

 

The Mid-West Hackney Association began with a small group of interested breeders and trainers in 1954 with the goal of promoting the showing of the Hackney pony at shows in the Midwest. The first futurity classes were held at the 1955 Illinois State Fair and continue to be held there today. The first futurity offered four classes and had 33 ponies that made final payments. The premiums in each of the four classes were as follows:

 

  • 1st: $241.00
  • 2nd: $180.75
  • 3rd: $ 90.38
  • 4th: $ 60.25
  • 5th: $ 30.12

 

The Mid-West Hackney Futurity has grown over the years to now offer 17 classes for weanlings through three-year-olds, jackpot classes for ponies four and five years old that have been kept eligible through their younger years, a junior exhibitor weanling showmanship class, and new in 2007, is an amateur unshod weanling class. The prize money paid in the 2010 futurity for weanlings through three-year-olds is as follows:

 

  • 1st: $1,351.25
  • 2nd: $ 844.53
  • 3rd: $ 506.72
  • 4th: $ 337.81
  • 5th: $ 168.90
  • 6th: $ 84.45
  • 7th: $ 84.45
  • 8th: $ 84.45

 

The first place payouts in the 4- and 5-Year-Old Jackpot Classes ranged from $401.07 to $744.84 in 2010.

 

Nominate and be a part of the Mid-West Hackney Futurity, where it pays to raise and show Hackney ponies!

OHIO FUTURITY

For information regarding the Ohio Hackney Futurity contact the following:

 

President: David Estis - 740-739-5400 burnsidemanorfarm@earthlink.net

 

Secretary: Amber Estis - 740-924-1385

SOUTH CENTRAL FUTURITY

Open Pony Breeders Futurity Alexandria Fair and Horse Show

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

THE FOUR DIVISIONS:

The South Central Hackney Pony Breeders Futurity will be shown each year in four divisions. Weanling, Yearling, Two-Year Old, and Three-Old Hackney Ponies.

 

WHAT FOALS ARE ELIGIBLE:

All foals shown must be the produce of stallions and mares who have been previously nominated in the SCHA Pony Breeders Futurity. Exceptions: In 2006 – Yearlings, Two-Year Olds, and Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be nominated by paying appropriate fees below.

In 2007 – Two-Year Olds and Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be nominated by paying appropriate fees below.

In 2008 – Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be nominated by paying appropriate fees below.

 

NOMINATION OF SIRE – HOW TO NOMINATE THE SIRE:

To nominate a stallion it is necessary: (1) That the stallion be registered in the SCHA, and (2) That a fee of $25.00 be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the foal is nominated.

 

NOMINATION OF DAM – HOW TO NOMINATE THE DAM:

To nominate a mare in the Futurity it is necessary: (1) That the mare be registered in the SCHA, and (2) That a fee of $5.00 be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year in which the foal is to be eligible for the Weanling Division of the Futurity.

 

THE WEANLING DIVISION: HOW TO MAKE A WEANLING ELIGIBLE:

In order to make a foal eligible to show in the Weanling Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be complied with:(1) The sire and dam must be nominated in the Futurity the year in which the foal is born. (2) The foal must be registered before it can be shown. (3) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before May 31 of the year in which the foal is born. HOW SHOWN: The entries in this division shall be shown in hand, 70% conformation, 30% action, in halter or lead bridle, with natural tail.

 

THE YEARLING DIVISION: HOW TO MAKE A YEARLING ELIGIBLE:

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the Yearling Division, the following conditions must be complied with: (1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling Division of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of that Division must have been fulfilled. Must have been registered as Weanling. (2) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the entry becomes a yearling. Exception: In 2006 Yearlings not previously nominated may be made eligible by paying past nomination fees of $50.00 plus additional $50.00 (sire and dam nominations plus interest) fee by April 30. HOW SHOWN: The entries in this division shall be shown in hand. 70% conformation, 30% action, in halter or lead bridle.

 

THE 2-YEAR OLD DIVISION: HOW TO KEEP THE 2-YEAR-OLD ELIGIBLE:

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 complied with: (1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled. (2) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the entry becomes a two-year old. Exceptions: In 2006 and 2007 Two- Year Olds not previously nominated may be made eligible by paying past nomination fees of $75.00 plus additional $50.00 (sire and dam nominations plus interest) fee by April 30. HOW SHOWN: The entries in this division shall be shown in hand, 60% conformation, 40% action, in halter or lead bridle. Tack optional for stallions and geldings.

 

3-YEAR OLD DIVISION: HOW TO KEEP A 3-YEAR-OLD ELIGIBLE:

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 complied with: (1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling, Yearling and Two-Year Old Divisions of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled. (2) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the entry becomes a three-year old. Exceptions: In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be made eligible by paying past nomination fees of $100.00 plus additional $50.00 (sire and dam nominations plus interest) fee by April 30. HOW SHOWN: Hackney/Harness, Roadster or Pleasure Driving.

 

Each entry to show in only one class.

 

PRIZES — HOW THE PRIZES ARE DIVIDED:

In each division the winner will receive 40% of the Prize Fund in that division; second, 25%; third, 17 ½ %, fourth, 10%; fifth, 5%; sixth, 2 ½%.

 

VALUE OF THE PRIZE FUND:

The value of the Prize Fund of the Futurity each year shall be the total amount of money paid in fees, miscellaneous funds and added donations.

 

WHERE TO PAY FEES:

All payments to the Futurity must be made to:

 

Tom Galbreath, President

Laura Schmidt, Secretary/Treasurer

369 Schmidt Lane

California, KY 41007

 

Home: (859) 472-5043

Email: laura.schmidt@duke.energy.com

www.southcentralhackney.com

 

Management Assumes No Responsibility to Remind Nominators of Payments Due, Mark Your Calendar.

CONTACT US

 

American Hackney Horse Society

4059 Iron Works Parkway, A-3

Lexington, KY 40511-8462

 

Phone: (859) 255-8694

Fax: (859) 255-0177

E-mail: ahhscsl@qx.net

 

Office Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

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AHHS NATIONAL HACKNEY PONY FUTURITY

NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR 2012, YEARLINGS TO BE SHOWN WITH NATURAL TAIL (TAILS NOT TO BE CUT OR HAVE BREAK OVER) BUSTLES ARE PERMITTED.

Open to offspring of nominated stallions and mares. Ponies may show as weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in hand; 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds in harness with 3-year-olds showing as Hackneys, Harness (long tails), Roadsters or Pleasure Ponies. Hackney Ponies,14.2 hands or under, shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and the appearance of a short tail.  Harness Ponies 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled vehicle with long mane and tail. Roadster ponies, 52" inches and under, shall be shown to a roadster cart (bike). A low crupper, overcheck, square blinkers and straight or broken snaffle bit shall be used. Martingales are required. Protective boots are permitted. Pleasure Ponies 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Prizes, earning potential, and national recognition make this program popular with breeders and owners. Several regional Hackney associations also sponsor futurities which allow youngsters to earn substantial premiums early.

 

At the time of nominations the owner must provide social security or employer identification number.  Failure to provide the number will result in backup withholding on prize money.  Entries are to be made with the approved show in order to compete. Nomination payments can be made without registering the Hackney with the Society; however, in order to show, DNA verification and registration are required by June 10th of the year showing.

 

Hackneys showing in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity will be subject to DNA verification following the class. Any prize money won will be retained until parentage is verified by DNA testing.

 

AHHS membership must be current as of June 10th, in the year of competition, in order to participate in the show. Owner, co-owners, handlers, and judges are all required to be American Hackney Horse Society members.

 

Eligibility:

All foals must be the produce of registered stallions and mares that have been nominated in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity.

 

Nomination of the Sire & Dam

Click here for 2018 Mare & Stallion & Weanling Nomination Form.

  • 2018 Nomination Deadlines: Mares & Stallions — May 20, 2018; Weanlings— July 1, 2018
  • The stallion must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book.
  • The nomination fee of $50 must be paid to the AHHS on or before April 15th of the year the foal is due to be born.
  • In the event a stallion is nominated by more than one party, the Stallion Owner’s nomination takes precedence over the other nominator.
  • The stallion must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.
  • In the year of nomination, if two foals are expected to be registered from the same mare (embryo transfer foals or twins), both foals will be eligible for the weanling nominations; one dam nomination fee of $10 shall be due on or before April 15th but two weanling nominations fees will be due on or before July 1st if eligibility of both foals is to be maintained.
  • The dam must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.

 

Weanling Division

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must have application and fees for registration sent to the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Application and payment for DNA kit must be postmarked and received in the AHHS office by June 10th of the year showing.
  • DNA test kits must be mailed to the University of California at Davis by June 24th (postmarked June 24th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Provided the above requirements are met, DNA parent verification is not required to show, however DNA parent verification results will be required before prize money is distributed.
  • The nomination fee of $35 must be paid on or before July 1st.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter with natural tail, judged 50% on conformation and 50% on performance.

 

Yearling Division

  • The Yearling must have been nominated in the Weanling Division and all conditions and requirements fulfilled
  • In order to show in the Yearling Division the yearling must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the Yearling year if not previously done
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter, or lead bridle, judged 50% conformation, and 50% performance
  • To be shown with natural tail (tails not to be cut or have break over) bustles are permitted. NEW FOR 2012.

 

2-Year-Old Division

  • The 2-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 2-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the 2-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment maybe made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • In-hand (colt and filly) entries shall be shown in halter or lead bridle; tack optional for stallions and geldings), and judged 50% conformation and 50% performance.
  • In harness, the 2-Year-Old will be shown to a four-wheeled-vehicle, to be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • Nominees may enter both classes but are permitted to show in only one.

 

3-Year-Old Division

  • The 3-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling, Yearling, and 2-Year-Old Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 3-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file in the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked) of the 3-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The Roadster Pony measures below 13 hands (52″) and shall be shown as Roadster-to-Bike, with drivers in racing colors.
  • The Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and appearance of a short tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with long mane and tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog chart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Judged on manners, suitability as a Pleasure Pony, performance and conformation. Must be asked to back. Stallions are permitted but, all Pleasure entries must be driven by an amateur.
  • Nominees may show in only one class.

 

Premiums: (Weanlings, Yearlings, 2-Year-Olds & 3-Year-Olds)

The value of the prize fund of the AHHS Breeders’ Futurity each year will be the total amount of nomination fees received that year plus any added money, and any carryover from the prior year.

LIMITED BREEDERS' WEANLING STAKES & 3-YEAR-OLD COMPETITION

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders’ Weanling Stakes and Three-Year Old Competition is held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the All-American Classic Horse Show. Prize money is paid out through places 1-10 and is funded by the sale of stallion services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services are sold at the AHHS LBS auction. The offspring of these stallion services will be eligible to participate in the weanling and three-year old competitions. The LBS program has awarded over $298,000 in prize money.

 

AHHS LBS GRAND WEEKEND & STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!!

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend and Stallion Service Auction will be held March 9-10, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, Fishers, Indiana, at a special AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend rate of $99 plus tax for a king room or $109 plus tax for a two queen room.

 

Click here to reserve your room at the special LBS rate

 

Click here to download 2018 AHHS Grand & LBS Stallion Auction Agenda (PDF)

 

Click here to download 2018 LBS Stallion Service Contract (PDF)

 

Click here to download 2018 LBS Stallion Auction & Dinner Reservation Form (PDF)

 

The Annual General Membership Meeting, Junior Exhibitor Regional Awards, and Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Dinner and Stallion Service Auction will be featured. The dinner and Stallion Service Auction will be held at the beautiful Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, also located in Fishers, Indiana.

 

We are also planning special activities, seminars, presentations, and events to complete the weekend, including a special outing for our junior exhibitors.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

This is your Grand Weekend! Tell us what you would like to see or do in Indy. Any and all suggestions for seminars, events, presentations, and activities are welcome!

AHHS NATIONAL

HACKNEY PONY FUTURITY

NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR 2012, YEARLINGS TO BE SHOWN WITH NATURAL TAIL (TAILS NOT TO BE CUT OR HAVE BREAK OVER) BUSTLES ARE PERMITTED.

Open to offspring of nominated stallions and mares. Ponies may show as weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in hand; two-year-olds and three-year-olds in harness with three-year-olds showing as Hackneys, harness (long tails), roadster or pleasure ponies. Four-year-olds and five-year-olds showing as Hackneys roadsters 13 hands (52″) or under, Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and short tail, Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled vehicle with long mane and tail, and Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Prizes, earning potential, and national recognition make this program popular with breeders and owners. Several regional Hackney associations also sponsor futurities which allow youngsters to earn substantial premiums early.

 

At the time of nominations the owner must provide social security or employer identification number.  Failure to provide the number will result in backup withholding on prize money.  Entries are to be made with the approved show in order to compete. Nomination payments can be made without registering the Hackney with the Society; however, in order to show DNA verification and registration are required by June 10th of the year showing.

 

Hackneys showing in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity will be subject to DNA verification following the class. Any prize money won will be retained until parentage is verified by DNA testing.

 

AHHS membership must be current as of June 10th, in the year of competition, in order to participate in the show. Owner, co-owners, handlers, and judges are all required to be American Hackney Horse Society members.

 

Eligibility:

All foals must be the produce of registered stallions and mares that have been nominated in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity.

 

Nomination of the Sire & Dam

Click here for 2018 Mare & Stallion Nomination Form.

  • 2018 Nomination Deadlines: Mares & Stallions — May 20, 2018; Weanlings— July 1, 2018
  • The stallion must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book.
  • The nomination fee of $50 must be paid to the AHHS on or before April 15th of the year the foal is due to be born.
  • In the event a stallion is nominated by more than one party, the Stallion Owner’s nomination takes precedence over the other nominator.
  • The stallion must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.
  • In the year of nomination, if two foals are expected to be registered from the same mare (embryo transfer foals or twins), both foals will be eligible for the weanling nominations; one dam nomination fee of $10 shall be due on or before April 15th but two weanling nominations fees will be due on or before July 1st if eligibility of both foals is to be maintained.
  • The dam must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.

 

Weanling Division

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must have application and fees for registration sent to the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Application and payment for DNA kit must be postmarked and received in the AHHS office by June 10th of the year showing.
  • DNA test kits must be mailed to the University of California at Davis by June 24th (postmarked  June 24th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Provided the above requirements are met, DNA parent verification is not required to show, however DNA parent verification results will be required before prize money is distributed.
  • The nomination fee of $35 must be paid on or before July 1st.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter with natural tail, judged 50% on conformation and 50% on performance.

 

Yearling Division

  • The Yearling must have been nominated in the Weanling Division and all conditions and requirements fulfilled
  • In order to show in the Yearling Division the yearling must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the Yearling year if not previously done
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter, or lead bridle, judged 50% conformation, and 50% performance
  • To be shown with natural tail (tails not to be cut or have break over); bustles are permitted. NEW FOR 2012.

 

2-Year-Old Division

  • The 2-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 2-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the 2-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • In-hand (colt and filly) entries shall be shown in halter or lead bridle; tack optional for stallions and geldings), and judged 50% conformation and 50% performance.
  • In harness, the 2-Year-Old will be shown to a four-wheeled-vehicle, to be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • Nominees may enter both classes but are permitted to show in only one.

 

3-Year-Old Division

  • The 3-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling, Yearling, and 2-Year-Old Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 3-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file in the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) of the 3-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The Roadster Pony measures below 13 hands (52″) and shall be shown as Roadster-to-Bike, with drivers in racing colors.
  • The Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and appearance of a short tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with long mane and tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Judged on manners, suitability as a Pleasure Pony, performance and conformation. Must be asked to back. Stallions are permitted but all Pleasure entries must be driven by an amateur.
  • Nominees may show in only one class.

 

Premiums: (Weanlings, Yearlings, 2-Year-Olds & 3-Year-Olds)

The value of the prize fund of the AHHS Breeders’ Futurity each year will be the total amount of nomination fees received that year plus any added money, and any carryover from the prior year.

 

AHHS YOUTH MEDALLION SERIES

Open to junior exhibitors under 18 years of age in the Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse, Roadster Pony, Roadster Under Saddle, Pleasure Pony/Horse Under Saddle, Youth Hackney/Harness Combination, Country Pleasure Driving, Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse (Reinsmanship), and Showmanship In-Hand Pony/Horse divisions. By qualifying in local medallion classes, a combination of junior exhibitor and pony may compete in the National Medallion Championship Finals vying for the national title in each division, and scholarship awards. This program encourages youth involvement with Hackneys as they are acquiring show ring skills, developing friendships and competing for the prestigious title of Youth Medallion National Finalist. A special medallion is awarded to winners of local medallion classes and certificates of qualification are sent to each entry. The National Final will provide special gifts and events for all participants along with national recognition. 1995 brought the addition of two new divisions, the roadster pony under saddle and Hackney/Harness combination class. Now the pony that is shown in the Ladies or Amateur division can also compete with the youth, encouraging family participation.

 

For listings of shows offering the classes or information on adding a class to any horse show please contact the AHHS office. The Medallion Championship Finals are held at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

AHHS Youth Medallion Rules

 

AHHS Youth Medallion Application

 

2018 Youth Medallion Shows

 

Gasparilla Charity — March 13-17

Tampa, FL

 

ASAC Spring Classic — March 15-17

Clemson, SC

 

Raleigh Spring Premier — March 21-24

Raleigh, NC

 

Pro-Am Benefit Classic — April 2-4

Perry, GA

 

Bridlespur — April 12-14

St. Louis, MO

 

J.D. Massey Classic — April 18-21

Clemson, SC

 

ARHPA — April 20-21

Harrodsburg, KY

 

UPHA Old Dominion Classic — April 20-21

Lexington, VA

 

River Ridge — April 25-28

Columbus, OH

 

Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling — April 26-28

Murfreesboro, TN

 

Des Moines Springfest — April 26-29

Des Moines, IA

 

UPHA Chapter 5 — May 9-12

Kansas City, MO

 

Bonnie Blue National — May 10-12

Lexington, VA

 

F.A.S.H. Spring — May 10-13

St. Paul, MN

 

Heartland Classic — May 11-13

Springfield, OH

 

Asheville Saddlebred Classic — May 16-19

Fletcher, NC

 

Great River Benefit — May 18-20

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

TASHA Spring Classic — May 19-20

Katy, TX

 

New River Valley — May 24-26

Dublin, VA

 

Madison Classic — May 24-27

Madison, WI

 

Indianapolis Charity — May 30-June 2

Indianapolis, IN

 

Nebraska Charity — May 31-June 1

Lincoln, NE

 

Almost Summer — June 1-3

Estes Park, CO

 

Delaware Riding Club — June 2-3

Delaware, OH

 

Blowing Rock Charity — June 7-10

Blowing Rock, NC

 

Cleveland Tri-State Charity — June 12-16

McDonald, TN

 

Midwest Charity — June 12-16

Springfield, IL

 

Shenandoah Classic — June 20-23

Lexington, VA

 

Lawrenceburg — June 26-29

Lawrenceburg, KY

 

Syracuse International — June 27-30

Syracuse, NY

 

Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses — June 27-30

St. Paul, MN

 

Lexington Jr. League — July 9-14

Lexington, KY

 

ASAW Summerfun — July 12-15

West Allis, WI

 

Mid-State — July 13-15

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Central States Benefit — July 19-21

Kansas City, MO

 

Morgan Masterpiece — July 19-21

Oshkosh, WI

 

Blue Ridge Classic — July 24-28

Asheville, NC

 

Illinois State Fair Society — Aug. 6-10

Springfield, IL

 

Iowa Fall Classic  — Sept. 7-9

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Springfield Charity — Sept. 21-23

Springfield, OH

 

ASHAM Charity Fall — Oct. 11-13

East Lansing, MI

 

Octoberfest — Oct. 12-14

Cannon Falls, MN

 

Central States Fall Classic — Oct. 26-28

Sedalia, MO

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT AHHS YOUTH PROGRAMS

LIMITED BREEDERS' WEANLING STAKES & 3-YEAR-OLD COMPETITION

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders’ Weanling Stakes and Three-Year Old Competition is held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the All-American Classic Horse Show. Prize money is paid out through places 1-10 and is funded by the sale of stallion services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services are sold at the AHHS LBS auction. The offspring of these stallion services will be eligible to participate in the weanling and three-year old competitions. The LBS program has awarded over $298,000 in prize money.

 

AHHS LBS GRAND WEEKEND & STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!!

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend and Stallion Service Auction will be held March 9-10, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, Fishers, Indiana, at a special AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend rate of $99 plus tax for a king room or $109 plus tax for a two queen room.

 

Click here to reserve your room at the special LBS rate

 

Click here to download 2018 AHHS Grand & LBS Stallion Auction Agenda (PDF)

 

Click here to download 2018 LBS Stallion Service Contract (PDF)

 

Click here to download 2018 LBS Stallion Auction & Dinner Reservation Form (PDF)

 

The Annual General Membership Meeting, Junior Exhibitor Regional Awards, and Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Dinner and Stallion Service Auction will be featured. The dinner and Stallion Service Auction will be held at the beautiful Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, also located in Fishers, Indiana.

 

We are also planning special activities, seminars, presentations, and events to complete the weekend, including a special outing for our junior exhibitors.  More information will be released as it becomes available.

 

This is your Grand Weekend! Tell us what you would like to see or do in Indy. Any and all suggestions for seminars, events, presentations, and activities are welcome!