Skip to content

First Old Dominion Futurity Auction a Success



The Old Dominion Futurity hosted its first annual holiday party and stallion auction on December 13, 2008 at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Convention Center in Natural Bridge, Virginia. The hotel was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and guests were treated to a delicious holiday buffet , including complimentary wine. Before and during the dinner, the crowd enjoyed the holiday music provided by Colonial Williamsburg balladeer Paul Vrooman. The party provided an excellent opportunity for guests to socialize and catch up with each other.

Following the dinner, Jim Aikman, the "Million Dollar Man", presented the keynote speech, in which he challenged the guests to promote the American Saddlebred through any and all means available. He entertained the guests with interesting stories of the people and horses he’d had experiences with throughout the years.

Auctioneer Brian Chappell called the auction, which included breedings to some of the top stallions in the industry, as well as other items donated to the futurity. Bidding was lively, and most of the stallions sold. Other items auctioned included a Rozann Henning print, a bronze by Dimaro, and much more. Bidding was so lively that Santa Claus dropped in looking for a few bargains to give as gifts!

All of the stallions that were donated for the auction will automatically have their futurity nomination fees paid, and the resulting offspring from the purchase of a breeding will be eligible to participate in the inaugural Old Dominion Weanling Classic, scheduled to be held at the ASHAV Horse Show in 2010. In addition, the Old Dominion Two year-old Classic, an under-saddle class, will be added to the show schedule in 2012. This program presents an exciting opportunity for mare owners to breed to one of the best stallions in the industry, as well as receive a possible payback in 2010 AND 2012!

For a list of breedings still available, please contact Dickey Davis at (276)620-3216 or Carolyn Folkers at (434) 386-4350.

More Stories

  • REPORT Leaderboard

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to expand our Leaderboard standings to include Leading Amateurs, Junior Exhibitors, Owners, Professional Exhibitors, Hackney Trainers and Exhibitors in addition to the Leading Trainers and Leading Sires from the World's Championship Horse Show through the end of classes on Monday, August 19. Stay tuned for the latest developments. Read More
  • Sunday Night Excitement

    With the Junior Exhibitor Park class being split, 14 events were held on the Sunday evening session, which started at 6:30 p.m. with the ASR Sweepstakes Four-Year-Old Fine Harness class. That class gave the general spectators their thrill for the night as Debbie Foley lost a wheel on her buggy and the horse got loose momentarily. Everything ended okay but she could not get everything back together in the allotted time.  Read More
  • Monday Matinee Highlights

    The first 9:00 a.m. session of the week kicked off Monday's competition with a couple younger age group equitation classes and a slew of pleasure classes for both the American Saddlebreds and Hackneys. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to present the New REPORT Leaderboard winners which tabulates the leading trainers and sires, both within the American Saddlebred and Hackney Pony classes, at the 2017 World's Championship Horse Show through the end of classes on Sunday, August 20. Read More
  • Sunday Matinee Highlights From WCHS

                The second session of the 2017 World’s Championship Horse Show got underway at noon on Sunday with 15 classes, namely four splits of the Adult Show Pleasure class, older age group equitation classes, open park qualifiers, amateur road pony and horse classes, gaited ponies and an amateur gentlemen’s long-tail class. Read More
  • Honor Society

    Kathy Humphries and Honor Society were reserve in Sunday afternoon’s Amateur Junior Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony class. Longtime friend and trainer Myra Williams worked it out for them to become a team and move to Majestic Oaks to pursue Kathy’s dream of showing her pony at Louisville under the Campbell’s direction. Read More
  • Instant Connection

    A last minute substitution turned out great for Jordyn Isgrigg and Reedann's Fantastic Design. Read More
  • Opening Night At The World's Championship Horse Show

            The 114th World’s Championship Horse Show got underway Saturday night, August 19 with 89 teams competing in the opening session. As tradition dictates it was County Fair night with seven championships held. Rich and Maureen Campbell’s Majestic Oaks won all three pony classes with Maureen driving Regal’s Norma Jean LF, Regal’s Prime Rate LF and Heartland Infinity to the roses. Read More
  • Latest Issue Aug 21 17

    Read More
  • AMHA Regional Shows to Continue

    The AMHA Board of Directors voted at its August 12 third quarter meeting to continue the Regional Show Program with changes to its criteria beginning with the 2018 show season... Read More