NCMA - Futurity Rules

  1. Any paid member of the North Central Morgan Association may nominate a horse in the current year provided the horse is eligible for nomination in the N.C.M.A. Breeders' Futurity. A "paid member" is one whose N.C.M.A. membership dues for the calendar year in which a nomination is to be made have been either received by the treasurer of N.C.M.A., Inc., on or before April 15th, or mailed to the treasurer and postmarked on or before April 15th. Nominees must be owned by the paid member at the time of nomination.
  2. Any weanling or foal may be nominated m the year in which it is foaled provided the sire and dam possess American Morgan Horse Registration Certificates, the sitre's nomination fee has been paid, and the nomination form and fees are received by April 15th. Late nomination for weanlings will be permitted between April 16th and June 1st for a fee of $100 plus the regular nomination fee. This late nomination is permitted only for the year in which a horse is foaled and must be postmarked no later than June lst.
  3. A stallion nomination fee of $50 is due by April 15th for each stallion whose foals are to be nominated for the weanling Futurity. No nominations will be accepted for any weanling whose sire has not been nominated. The fee may be paid by the stallion owner or the owner of the foal. The stallion nomination fees will become part of the Futurity purse and be distributed equally among all the Futurity classes. Nominated stallions will be listed in both the newsletter and the show program.
  4. No horses is eligible for nomination as a yearling, two or three year old which was not nominated in the year in which it was foaled.
  5. No horse may be shown in a Futurity class if the nomination fee is not paid by April 15th (see exception in rule 2) and the eligibility fee paid by June 1st of the current year. Late eligibility is permitted for a fee of $100 plus the regular eligibility fee. This late eligibility is permitted only for horses whose nominations are current and the fee must be paid before the horse is shown per the show rules. Each horse must be renominated by April 15th of its yearhng, two and three year old year respectively in order to be shown in those years.
  6. Any foal originally nominated in the Futurity may be reinstated as a two or three year old upon payment of the nomination fee for the year(s) missed plus payment for the current year.
  7. The nomination fee due April 15th of each year will be $5.00. A $10.00 per owner office fee must be paid with the nomination fees. This office fee will be used to cover expenses incurred in operating the Futurity. If there are any office fees remaining after all expenses have been paid, these funds will become part of the Futurity purse. In the event a member intends to show a nominee in a Futurity class, an eligibility fee in the amount of $25.00 shall be due on or before June 1st of that year (see exception in rule 5). Efforts will be made to remind members of the due date for the eligibility fee. Non-receipt of such a reminder shall not extend the deadline. It is YOUR responsibility to get your fees mailed before the deadlines.
  8. Any Futurity entry may be sold, but the new owner must become a paid member of the N.C.M.A., Inc., on or before the date that the next Futurity payment is due, or on or before the date the Futurity class is held, which ever shall first occur. It is YOUR responsibility as the owner to inform the Futurity chairperson of changes in ownership.
  9. There will be no restrictions as to who may 'handle' an entry, provided the owner has complied with the membership requirements set forth above.
  10. If there are six or more entries shown in the class, the purse will be divided 40%, 25%, 15%, 10%, 5% and 5%. If there are less than six entries, the purse will be divided accordingly. 100% of the purse will be distributed in all classes. If no entries show in any class, the purse will be distributed equally among the other classes of that age group. Payment of the prize money will be by check.
  11. All nomination fees received for Weanlings will be carried over to their yearling year. Any fees received for weanlings whose sex is unknown prior to the time of the yearling classes will be split equally between classes.
  12. There will be two yearling classes: one for colts and geldings and one for mares.
  13. There will be three divisions in the two year old Futurity: In Hand, Sport Horse In Hand and Performance.
    1. Fees: entries will pay a single nomination fee of $5.00 by April 15th. There will be three separate $25 eligibility fees dues by June 1st - one for In Hand, one for Sport Horse In Hand, and one for Performance. An owner may choose to enter one ($25) two ($40) or three ($56) of these classes. If a horse is nominated for two or three divisions, the nomination fee will be split between them. If the horse is nominated for only one division, the fee will go that class.
    2. In Hand: there will be three in-hand classes for two year olds: mares, colts, and geldings.
    3. Performance: in harness, the horses will be judged on performance (50%) and conformation (50%). Any suitable vehicle may be used and the entry shall be judged on its suitability to the vehicle. The entry shall be judged on its way of going and manners.
    4. Sport Horse In Hand: there will be one sport-horse in-hand class for eligible two year olds. Classes will be judged according to AHSA specifications.
  14. There will be three divisions in the three year old Futurity: Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, and Pleasure Driving.
    1. Fees: entries will pay a single nomination fee of $5.00 by April 15th. There will be three separate $25 eligibility fees dues by June 1st - one for each class. An owner may choose to enter one ($25) both ($40) or all three ($56) of these classes. If a horse is nominated for two or three divisions, the nomination fee will be split between them. If the horse is nominated for only one division, the fee will go that class.
    2. Performance: the horse will be judged on performance (50%) and conformation (50%). Class specifications for Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure and Pleasure Driving will be used to judge the classes.
  15. The current year's Futurity fee will be refunded only if the nominee is deceased or the mare does not foal and the Futurity committee is notified in writing prior to the Futurity class in which the nominee has been entered. If the nominee is not shown for any other reason, the fees paid shall be forfeited.
  16. Registered names and registration numbers must be submitted on or before April 15th of the Nominee's yearling year. Note: If you have not received the registration number by April 15th please notify the Futurity Chairperson in writing. Remember the Nomination fee is due April 15th whether you have received the registration number or not.
  17. Absolutely no nominations or payments postmarked after the deadlines will be accepted except under the exception conditions outlined in Rules 2 and 5. Entries with metered postmarks will not be accepted if received after the deadline dates.

Any questions please contact
DeLossie Hanscom, Futurity Chair
6600 Chicago Ave So #101
Richfield, MN 55423
612/869-6748

If you have any questions, please call. It is better to call than to miss out on being a part of the NCMA Breeder's Futurity!


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Last updated on May 06, 1997
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