The Futurity is designed to encourage young horses in dressage. Entrants ride two USEF tests, each of which is judged by two judges. The highest percentage determines the placings.
The California Dressage Society Young Horse Futurity will be divided in age groups: 4-Year Olds, 5-Year Olds and 6-Year Olds with Open and Amateur in each age division. Entrants will ride two USEF tests, each of which is judged by two judges. Four-Year-Olds will ride Training Level Tests 2 and 3; Five-Year-Olds will ride First Level Tests 1 and 2; Six-Year-Olds will ride Second Level Tests 1 and 2. The highest percentage determines the placings. There are two divisions, Open and Adult Amateur in each age group, with an award to first and ribbons to 10th place in each division. One warm up class will be offered for each age group.
AWARDS Each age group – Open and Amateur will be awarded a Futurity Trophy. All nomination fees received go into the purse which is divided among the six highest total scoring entrants in each division ~ Adult Amateur or Open, as follows: 1st - 30%, 2nd - 25%, 3rd - 20%, 4th - 15%, 5th - 5%, 6th - 5%.
2009 4-Year Olds Training Level Tests 2 and 3 OPEN
2009 4-Year Olds Training Level Tests 2 and 3 AMATEUR
2008 5-Year Olds First Level Tests 1 and 2 OPEN
2008 5-Year Olds First Level Tests 1 and 2 AMATEUR
2007 6-Year Olds Second Level Tests 1 and 2 OPEN
2007 6-Year Olds Second Level Tests 1 and 2 AMATEUR
Horse may have shown at any level prior to nomination, no previous show restrictions.
2013 FUTURITY RULES:
Age of Horse: All horses entered in the 2013 California Dressage Society Young Horse Futurity classes at the CDS Annual Championship Show must have been born in the years 2009 or 2008 or 2007. Horses who compete as 4-Year Olds may nominate again the following year as 5-Year Olds and again as 6-Year Olds.
Horses may have shown at any level prior to the Futurity.
Horse may be entered in consecutive years of the Futurity. Enter as a 4-Year Old this year, and next year, enter as a 5-Year Old!
NOMINATION FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2013. If paid after July 1, the fee will be $150. Nomination fees are held in a special account and put into the purse the year the horse is Nominated for the Futurity. There will be one flat fee for nomination fee ($100) due before July 1, of the year shown. If paid after July 1, the nomination fee will be $150. Fees are non-refundable. Horse must be
nominated for each year it is entered in the Futurity. There are no restrictions, other than age and no qualifying for the California Dressage Society Young Horse Futurity. There are no refunds of nomination fees.
Membership of Owner: The owner of the nominated horse must be a member of CDS at the time of nomination and must maintain that membership.
Futurity Nomination does not include entry into the Futurity Class at the Championship Show. This must be done separately. Premiums are posted online at www.california-dressage.org
The CDS CAL BRED purse is open to horses foaled in '09 or '08 or '07 already entered in the CDS Futurity who were foaled in California or Nevada. The Perpetual Trophy, ribbons and cash awards are based on the highest percentage, regardless of Amateur or Open status or age division. The Cal-Bred purse, which consists of all nomination fees from entered horses, is divided on the same percentage basis as the CDS Futurity.