New Classes Added to the Elite Halter Futurity

Six yearling classes are added to the Elite Halter Futurity line-up during the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress.

From the Elite Halter Futurity

Yearlings can now join in on the fun at the Elite Halter Futurity. (Credit: Journal)

A new slate of halter classes has been added to the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress, October 5-29 in Columbus, Ohio.

"We are pleased to announce, after a successful weanling futurity the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the Elite Halter Futurity will be offering six yearling halter futurity classes this year in addition to the weanling halter futurity classes. Last year we had great numbers and the response was very positive. We are once again looking forward to working with Jennifer Sheriff and the Elite Halter Futurity," said Dr. Scott Myers, Ohio Quarter Horse Association executive director.

"After the tremendous turnout last year, I am excited to add the yearling futurity to the halter classes. We have some new and exciting things in store for 2017," said Jennifer Sheriff. "One of our goals with a total of 12 futurity classes (six limited open and six non-pro) is to promote and reward the non-pro owner/exhibitor. Also, we hope to gain the color breeds this year with the date change of the American Paint Horse Association World Show. Top color breeds will have additional bonuses and prizes."

With only six classes in 2016, the Elite Halter Futurity paid out more than $75,000 in cash and prizes along with a year's use of an Elite three-horse trailer. The Elite Halter Futurity is open to AQHA, APHA, Palomino Horse Breeders Association, Appaloosa Horse Club and American Buckskin Registry Association stallions. All weanlings and yearlings sired by enrolled stallions will be eligible to show.  

Visit for a current list of enrolled stallions, stallion enrollment deadlines and forms.

Contact Jennifer Sheriff at 641-530-137 or email