CDS Young Horse Futurity

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.. 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 will not be a separate Adult Amateur Division. Award to first and ribbons to 10th place in each division. One warm up class will be offered for each age group.

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Awards

Each age group 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, as follows: 1st - 30%, 2nd - 25%, 3rd - 20%, 4th - 15%, 5th - 5%, 6th - 5%.
2014   4-Year Olds Training Level Tests 2 and 3 OPEN
2013   5-Year Olds First Level Tests 1 and 2 OPEN
2012   6-Year Olds Second Level Tests 1 and 2 OPEN

Horse may have shown at any level prior to nomination, no previous show restrictions.


2018 CDS YOUNG HORSE FUTURITY RULES:

Age of Horse: All horses entered in the 2018 California Dressage Society Young Horse Futurity classes at the CDS Annual Championship Show must have been born in the years 2014 or 2013 or 2012. 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!

ALL ADULT AMATEURS entered in the futurity divisions will be entered into the adult amateur futurity challenge at no extra charge.
The adult amateur futurity challenge prize money will be awarded through third place in each division:
1st - $150.00         2nd - $100.00        3rd - $75.00.
Ribbons for the adult amateur futurity challenge will be awarded to 8th place for each age group. The adult amateurs in the adult amateur futurity challenge will also place in the open futurity winning all the prizes associated with it.

NOMINATION FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO JULY 1. 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 '14 or '13 or '12 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 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.

2018 Futurity Nomination Form


2017 Futurity Purse was $13,100   CB = Cal Bred

Nominated 6 Year Olds
BARNABAS - HAN  CB
BELLISAMBROSSO RTH - WES  CB
DARIUS 555 - HAN
DG HEAVENLY DREAM - KWPN
DG HOLLYWOOD - DWB
DON ARMSTRONG – DAN
HAPPY M - KWPN
HARVARD – KWPN
HERTOG - KWPN
HOTSHOT - OLD CB
LUDACROUS - HAN 

Nominated 5 Year Olds
ASKIM - DAN
ASTRID YHF – OLD CB
COCO NOIR - OLD
COOL HAND LUC – HAN
CONISANTI - HOL  CB
CREMONA - OLD
EPIC – DAN
FLORJAN – TRAK
INAYA NSN – KWPN
INFERNO M - KWPN
INXS - KWPN
LOLA VORK’S JIVE - DAN  
LYRA - OLD  CB
ROCK STAR – DAN
ROMULUS - OLD
TEMPLAR - OLD
VALENTINO RWH

Nominated 4 Year Olds
BELIALUNA RTH - WES  CB
DOC MARTEN SPF - HAN
FIGARO – WES
FLEUR NOIR WSHS - HAN  CB
GISELE – HOL CB
HOTNESS - OLD CB
JELLY BEAN - DWB
JOULE – KWPN CB
JOY – DWB
JUILLIARD DG – DWB CB
JUNIOR SBF – KWPN
LYLO - OLD  CB
NAVARRO - OLD
RAZZINI - OLD
SKYHEART IHF  
SPEKTACLE – RPSI CB