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Paints break the bank at the 2016 Breeders Halter Futurity

Halter enthusiasts from around the country flocked to Des Moines, Iowa, September 8–11 for the Breeders Halter Futurity, one of the highlights of the halter community’s show calendar. With approximately $1.5 million up for grabs, exhibitors brought their best to compete.

New to the show this year, the Breeders Halter Futurity Color Division was a smash hit with 30 stallions enrolled and strong turnout in the Open and Amateur divisions.

“I think it was a great thing to add a color division for the BHF. Both Paints and Appaloosas were very well represented, particularly for the first year,” Breeders Halter Futurity Spokeswoman Karen Kennedy said. “Our numbers were good, and we paid out a lot of money.”

Amateurs who compete at BHF and the APHA World Championship Show in 2017 are also eligible for an additional $20,000 payout, new this year thanks to a partnership between BHF and APHA. Exhibitors in Amateur Weanling Colts, Amateur Weanling Mares, Amateur Weanling Geldings, Amateur Solid-Paint Bred Weanling Colts/Geldings and Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Weanling Mares have the opportunity to win big at the APHA World Show.

One of the standout stallions at BHF this year was Intensions, a 2010 red roan overo stallion owned by Billy Franks of Cisco, Texas. Bred by Mark Voegele, Intensions’ get earned more than $42,000 over the course of the 2016 Breeders Halter Futurity.

“We think Intensions is a Paint stallion with a great future ahead of him in the halter industry,” Three Nails Ranch Equine owner Suzonne Franks said. “We are so thankful for everyone who bred to him in 2015 to get these foals in the ring for 2016, and we are looking forward to breeding season this year!”

Congratulations to the following Paints and their connections who placed in the Top 5 at the Breeders Halter Futurity; full results are online at breedershalterfuturity.com:

Open Color Weanling Fillies

1st–Sweet Intensions, exhibited by Sarah Headley: $7,500

3rd–Ms Star Intensions, exhibited by Justin Ware: $4,125

4th–Starlite Intensions, exhibited by Joy Stehney: $3,563

5th–Shez Hell On Heels, exhibited by Terry Nutt: $2,625

Open Jr. Weanling Fillies

3rd–Impeccable Style, exhibited by KelleyStone: $4,290

5th–Perfecion, exhibited by Mark Niebrugge: $2,730

Open Jr. Weanling Colts & Geldings

3rd–FG Rare Vintage, exhibited by Buddy Laney: $4,290

Open Yearling Mares

1st–Hot Fire And Style, exhibited by Kelley Stone: $7,800

2nd–KR Shes Extra Cute, exhibited by Luke Castle: $5,000

5th–SW First Class Act, exhibited by Christopher Arentsen: $2,730

Open 2-Year-Old Mares

3rd–FG Cleopatra, exhibited by Buddy Laney: $3,250

4th–My Secret Dream, exhibited by Josh Larman: $2,500

5th–Red Hot N Stylish, exhibited by Kelley Stone: $1,750

Open 2-Year-Old Stallions

3rd–Dawns Best Knight, exhibited by Ross Roark: $3,250

Open 3-Year-Old Stallions

4th–Absolutely Fearles, exhibited by Darryl Graham: $1,400

Amateur Junior Weanling Fillies

4th–She Curls My Toes, exhibited by Susan Darr: $3,333

Amateur Jr. Weanling Colts & Geldings

1st–Big Time Addiction, exhibited by Cameron Brees: $10,000

2nd–Hashtag, exhibited by Dylan Madden: $6,667

Amateur 2-Year-Old Geldings

2nd–Intentionallydesigned, exhibited by Annie Schobel: $5,000

Amateur 3-Year-Old Stallions

2nd–Absolutely Fearles, exhibited by Darryl Graham: $2,300

Amateur Color Weanling Colts & Geldings

4th–Im With Him, exhibited by Drew Kooiker: $3,800

Amateur Color Weanling Fillies

1st–Starlite Intensions, exhibited by Joy Stehney: $8,000

2nd–Sweet Intensions, exhibited by Sarah Headley: $5,600

3rd–Shez Hell On Heels, exhibited by Terry Nutt: $4,400

Youth Mares

3rd–Sheza Obvious Image, exhibited by Erin Wright: $3,250

Youth Geldings

3rd–Hashtag, exhibited by Dylan Madden: $3,250


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