WCHA Breeder's Championship Futurity Moves for 2016

The World Conformation Horse Association announces the new location of event, including the Big Money Futurity and WCHA Ranch Horse Challenge.

From the World Conformation Horse Association

In 2015, WCHA added a ranch horse challenge to its Breeder's Championship Futurity. The challenge will return again in 2016, when the event moves to Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: Emily Peak)

The World Conformation Horse Association has chosen Springfield, Illinois, as the host city for the 2016 WCHA Breeder's Championship Futurity, set for September 23-25. The WCHA Futurity will still be held in conjunction with the Big Money Futurity. 

"We are pleased to announce that after listening to our exhibitors the WCHA Breeder's Futurity Committee has given much time and consideration to determining the location and dates for the 2016 WCHA Futurity and determined it was in the best interest of all to move the Futurity to Springfield, Illinois," said Greg Holden, World Conformation Horse Association president. "Much time and effort has been spent by the WCHA Breeder's Committee to help grow and improve our industry, and we think a more central location will impact the growth of the WCHA Conformation Futurity and WCHA Ranch Horse programs, introduced in 2015."

The WCHA Futurity program is open to stallions registered by the American Quarter Horse, American Paint Horse, Palomino Horse Breeders and American Buckskin Registry associations, as well as the Appaloosa Horse Club. Any weanling and yearling offspring by 2016 WCHA Futurity-enrolled stallions will be eligible to show. 

"We look forward to this new venue and all it has to offer with the history of successful futurities. We all remember the days of the Solid Gold Futurity and hope we can in some way capture the participation and enthusiasm of day's past," said Holden.

Be sure to mark your calendars with the WCHA Futurity dates, September 23-25, 2016, as well as  the stallion enrollments, mare enrollments and entry deadlines. Please visit the WCHA website to enroll your stallion by the December 15 deadline as well as information on our current events at www.conformationhorse.com.

Contact Jennifer Sheriff at the WCHA office or email WCHAFuturity@gmail.com for questions regarding the 2016 WCHA Futurity.