Photography by Larry Williams Photography
The Breeders Halter Futurity had a chromatic landscape again this year, featuring plenty of Paints among its winners crowned September 10–13 in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Breeders Halter Futurity is one of the richest halter competitions in the world, featuring deep cash awards in Open and Non-Pro halter classes. Offering classes for weanlings through 2-year-old horses, the Breeders Halter Futurity is open to Paints, Quarter Horses and Appaloosas sired by participating stallions.
“We only breed three or four mares a year, so we make sure that one or two of our mares are bred to Breeders Halter Futurity stallions,” said Andrea Olsen, whose fillies Oh So Intriguing (pictured above) and My Secret Dream brought home nearly $30,000 from the show. “They’ve done a great job creating an environment that makes you want to bring your horses and compete with the big dogs, so to speak. Even though you might not win it, you can still take home a sizable check and feel proud about what you’ve done.
“Competition always serves to make you better, and I know it’s made my program better. It’s really neat to be able to go to this show and see an industry-wide representation of stock horse breeds.”
Standout Paints include Intentional Ruby, who won Youth Mares; Oh So Intriguing, who placed second in Amateur Weanling Fillies; Inferno, who placed second in Junior Weanling Colts and Geldings, and Creatted, who placed second in Yearling Stallions.
Congratulations to all of the Paints who competed at the Breeders’ Halter Futurity, especially those placing in the Top Five, noted below. For complete results, head over to breedershalterfuturity.com and its sister site, nationalhalterchampionship.com.
- Amateur Weanling Fillies
2nd–Oh So Intriguing, exhibited by Andrea Olsen, owned by Andrea & Eric Olsen
4th–Intentional Ruby, exhibited by Eli Page, owned by Christopher & Amy Page
- Amateur Yearling Stallions
3rd–Mr Star Kid, exhibited by Annie Schobel, owned by Walt & Annie Schobel
- Amateur Yearling Mares
3rd–Girls Got Guns, exhibited by William Timan, owned by Dava Benyak and William Timan
5th–Dominant Equilibrium, exhibited and owned by Curtis Peterson
- Youth Mares
1st–Intentional Ruby, exhibited by Isaiah S. Page, owned by Christopher & Amy Page
- Amateur 2-Year-Old Stallions
4th–WR Game Day, exhibited and owned by Susan Groeb
- Amateur 2-Year-Old Geldings
3rd–Gazuntite, exhibited by Kimberly Borcherding, owned by Leon A. & Terry Borcherding
- Junior Weanling Colts & Geldings
2nd–Inferno, exhibited by Kelley Stone, owned by Rigo & Jill Alvarado
- Junior Weanling Fillies
5th–Shes Intensional, exhibited by Kelley Stone, owned by Susan Groeb
- Senior Weanling Fillies
5th–Acool Lady, exhibited by Olin Parker, owned by Lorraine Wallinger
- Yearling Stallions
2nd–Creatted, exhibited by Jason Smith, owned by Floyd Dixon
5th–Sierra Slammer, exhibited and owned by Cheryl Lawhead
- Yearling Mares
3rd–My Secret Dream, exhibited by Josh Larman, owned by Andrea & Eric Olsen
4th–Red Hot N Stylish, exhibited by Kelley Stone, owned by Bob Cassata
- 2-Year-Old Stallions
4th–Bronze Statue, exhibited by Rich Zenner-Miller, owned by Brad & Becky Ratzlaff
- 2-Year-Old Geldings
3rd–Hes Just Cool, exhibited by Terry Sartain, owned by Scott Chandler
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