Minneapolis, Minnesota The Minnesota Saddlebred horse community will celebrate breeders at the 2011 Minnesota Futurity Horse Show, September 30 through October 2 at the Minnesota Equestrian Center in Winona, Minnesota. The event is open to the public and free for spectators. A show schedule can be found at www.msha.org
The Minnesota Saddlebred Horse Association’s (MSHA’s) Futurity program encourages breeding of outstanding offspring – the winners of the future. At this show, nominated weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds, and 3-year-olds will compete against their peers for ribbons, trophies, and prize money.
“We are so excited to see our babies at this show,” says show manager and MSHA president, Sally Snyder Tesch. “They’re our future stars of the show ring.”
The show also offers a full range to Saddlebred and Hackney pony classes. These will showcase the riding and driving talents of youth and adult exhibitors.
Show organizers have a number of fun events planned, including a pizza party, pumpkin decorating, and an exhibitor breakfast. Local businesses Pepin Heights Orchard, Signatures Restaurant, and Bridges Golf Course are also involved. To support MSHA youth programs, a Chuck-A-Duck competition and a gift card basket raffle will be held at the show.
MSHA sponsors the Futurity show as part of its mission to promote the American Saddlebred horse within Minnesota. MSHA encourages the breeding, ownership, training, showing, use and improvement of the breed to foster public recognition and esteem. MSHA endeavors to promote public interest in the breed and awareness of its versatility. For more information, visit www.msha.org