Skip to content

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.

More Stories

  • A Memorable First Trip To Oklahoma

    Taylor Ladd arrived in Oklahoma to compete for the first time this year, but she had the success of a seasoned veteran. The walk-trot rider left the fairgrounds with two World Championships, one Reserve World Championship, and three Grand National titles under the direction of Taylor River Farm. Read More
  • Highlights from Morgan Grand National

    Enjoy the victory passes and interviews from Oklahoma City on ReporTV! Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN FINAL

    It's official! The REPORT Leaderboard for the 2017 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show is final. Wow!  All the hard work all year really paid off! Congratulations to all the winners - blue ribbon and otherwise!


    Read More
  • Interview at Sterling Training Center

    In the interview that follows, trainer Katie Mair and owners Mary and Natalie Golota share their thoughts following Katie's win with As Predicted GCH at the Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Cater Stables

    In the interview that follows, trainer Kristen Cater and proud owner Lila Tater share their thoughts following Kristen's victory in Hunter Pleasure with Epona's Mo'O Lio GCH at Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Fire Stables Equestrian

    In the interview that follows, Elaine Galatz, Hannah McBain, Phil Fountain and Julianne Rafferty of Fire Stables Equestrian share their thoughts following a successful Morgan Grand National. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Friday

    With only Saturday's finale performances to go, here's how the blue ribbon counts go in the REPORT Leaderboard through end of day Friday, October 13. Read More
  • A Family Bond

    The Youth of the Year contest tests the skills of young equestrian each year at the Morgan Grand National. Selina Cloutier had the honor of winning this prestigious competition in 1998, and this year, her daughter Clea is competing for the same title. Read More
  • Another Record Breaking Performance

    Morgan Grand National fans were treated to a history making performance on Thursday afternoon as Arcadia, Oklahoma resident Chloe Farischon became the first junior exhibitor to win the World Champion Four-Year-Old English Pleasure title. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Thursday

    It's coming down to the wire and the competition is so close. Check out the REPORT Leaderboard standings as of Thursday, October 12. Read More