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Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival to be held in September



The Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival will host American Saddlebred, Hackney Pony and Hackney Horse classes starting on Wednesday, September 17, 2003, and running through Sunday, September 21, 2003. The Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival will be held in the indoor coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

The total of prize money and trophies to be awarded during this year’s show is in excess of $200,000. With over $100,000 being awarded on Sunday in the Limited Breeders class.

This year’s bronze trophy will be a sculpture of Rob Me Blind by Nancy Leigh Fisher designed and sculpted by Diane Maroscia.

Two new scholarship classes will be offered this year.

1. Pleasure Equitation Championship rider 17 and under has a $2,000 fund sponsored by the Knollwood Knockouts from Knollwood Farm in Hartland, Wis.

2. Saddleseat Equitation Junior Exhibitor - rider 17 and under with a $1,000 fund.

New features for this year’s show include:

* $2,500 Jackpot classes for five-gaited, three-gaited, park full mane and tail and fine harness

* $10,000 Wisconsin Futurity nominated three-year-old park class

* An Owner Rewards Program that pays the owner of a horse $100 extra if they win a Saturday night class and have their horse listed in the program for the class

* A number of novice classes for hackney ponies will be included this year

The Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival employees a three-judge panel for all classes. The judges for this year are Robert Ruxer, Tom Ferrebee and Brent Jacobs. Some of the others on staff are John Owens, announcer, Josie Forbes, show steward, Howie Schatzberg, photographer, Cheryl Rangel, show secretary, Vicki Holston, show office manager, and Scott Stollenwerk, show manager.

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