Congress Futurity & Sweepstakes News

Entry materials are now online for futurity classes, plus big changes are on the way for the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress.

From the Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Entry materials for the 49th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurities & Sweepstakes are now available. The 2015 Congress Futurities & Sweepstakes Entry Book will be hitting mailboxes this week, but is also available online at www.oqha.com/aaqhc.

Big Changes
The Congress Futurity & Sweepstakes classes will now be open to the following breeds/registries: American Quarter Horse Association, American Paint Horse Association, Appaloosa Horse Club, American Buckskin Registry Association, International Buckskin Horse Association, Palomino Horse Breeders of America and the Jockey Club.

There has also been Changes to the Congress Master’s Program:

Congress Masters Western Pleasure Futurity
Guaranteed $30,000 to winner

  • Ran as a futurity class instead of a slot class with no limit on entries
  • Open to AQHA, APHA, ApHA, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and Jockey Club
  • 2-year-old maiden
  • 100 percent of the entry fee is paid back
  • $3,500 entry fee

Congress Masters Hunter Under Saddle Futurity
Guaranteed $15,000 to winner

  • Ran as a futurity class instead of a slot class with no limit on entries
  • Open to AQHA, APHA, ApHA, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and Jockey Club
  • 2-year-old maiden
  • 100 percent of the entry fee is paid back
  • $2,500 entry fee

Included Classes
Held this year October 1-25, 2015, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, the 2015 Congress Futurities & Sweepstakes Entry Book contains information for the following classes:

  • Congress Two-Year-Old Masters Western Pleasure Futurity
  • Coughlin NSBA Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity
  • Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity
  • Congress Southern Belle Breeder’s Three-Year-Old Western Pleasure Futurity 
  • Three-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity
  • Markel Maturity Open Western Pleasure Futurity
  • Congress Two-Year-Old Masters Hunter Under Saddle Futurity
  • Three-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity
  • Congress Barrel Racing Sweepstakes Presented By: Universal Media
  • Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes
  • NRHA Open Reining Futurity
  • Congress Stallion Challenge Open Weanling Futurity
  • Congress Stallion Challenge Non-Pro Weanling Futurity
  • Congress Stallion Challenge Open Yearling Futurity
  • Congress Stallion Challenge Non-Pro Yearling Futurity

Nominations for performance futurities and sweepstakes are due April 1, 2015.