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
The International Hunter
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
- 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.