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Welcome to the Carolinas Futurity Page

In 2023, the Carolinas' Futurity payout amount was a grand total of $61,400.00!

The total payout since 2003 is $840,000.


What is a Futurity?


A Futurity is a prize program for young horses which awards purses made up of the nomination or entry fees paid over a period of time by participants.

The Carolina's Futurity actually consists of three divisions, the weanling division, the yearling division, and the two year old division. The weanling and yearling divisions are further divided into open and amateur classifications. Professional trainers, amateurs, and juvenile exhibitors can show in the open class. Only amateur or juvenile exhibitors (handlers and tailers) can show in the amateur class. The two year old division is divided into three gaited, fine harness, and in-hand classifications which are open to professional trainers, amateurs, and juvenile exhibitors.

Nomination in the futurity begins with the weanling year and in order to maintain  eligibility to show in the Futurity, fees must be paid each year to keep the entry nominated for the particular divisions. For entries in the weanling division, fees must also be paid to nominate the sire and dam.


Online Stallion Auction - End of January 

Golf Tournament - Blowing Rock Horse Show


Deadline - June 15th


Carolinas' Futurity Classes - UPHA Chapter 12 Horse Show

What is the purpose of a Futurity?

Futurities are held to encourage the breeding, registration, and showing of American Saddlebred horses. Showing a foal in a futurity enhances its value and increases its earning potential; the value of the sire and dam may also be enhanced through the success of their progeny shown in futurities. Amateurs and juveniles, as well as professionals, have the opportunity to show young horses in futurities. The experience should be entertaining, to both audience and participants, and should present the American Saddlebred at its best, providing opportunity for fun, competition, and good sportsmanship.


Sheila Wingler    197 Ruritan Park Rd.    North Wilkesboro, NC 28659   (336) 469-5415


Vice President

Carol Addison    295 John Weaver Rd    Columbus, NC 28722    (828) 429-3404



Annette Greene    1498 Rom Eller Rd    Ferguson, NC 28624    (336) 973-3956




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