Welcome to the official webpage of The International Hunter Futurity.  Over many years, the IHF has become an established and prestigious part of the hunter show world.  It provides a continuum of shows from hunter breeding through performance under saddle and over fences.  Many successful "line" horses have gone on to compete in performance within the futurity and in open competition.  The recognition owners and breeders receive through this program has increased value for both their nominated stallions and nominated offspring.

The International Hunter Futurity Mission

The International Hunter Futurity, a competition for young hunters, has emerged as a method of promoting the hunter to a position of prominence in the world of horse sports.  The objectives of the Hunter Futurity are:

  • To increase interest in and enthusiasm for breeding and showing quality hunters.
  • To establish a lucrative incentive program to encourage owners to promote their horses and investments.
  • To present a financially rewarding program, with the highest money prizes ever offered in the hunter ring.
  • To increase the competitive position of hunters within the world of horse sports.

It is the pursuit of excellence that The Futurity represents and the excellence in our sport it will encourage.

What is a Futurity?

A "futurity" is a type of competition in which stallions are nominated in order to have their offspring be eligible for the futurity competitions.  This is done by paying a fee each breeding season.  In addition, owners nominate their young horses (only those sired by "nominated" stallions) by paying a fee.  Then these young horses are eligible to show in the designated competitions.  These fees provide the funds to offer a generous payback to both winning offspring and their sires. 

 

Kathy Gilbertson, Executive Director
Post Office Box 13244, Lexington, KY 40583-3244
phone: (859) 879-3600 - fax: (859) 879-3608
inthf1@windstream.net