Inaugural Halter & Performance Maiden Series held in conjunction with MoQHA Gateway Classic Show
PRESS RELEASE January 25, 2017, Sheffield, Iowa – “Do you remember the prestigious Solid Gold Futurity back in the 80’s? Well it is back! I want to thank Mr. John Narmont of Auburn, IL for allowing me the opportunity to reinvigorate the Solid Gold Futurity. The original plans were to hold the event in Springfield, IL due to the historic Solid Gold Futurity being held there for many years. Due to the main arena being under construction, we had to look for another location for this year, “said organizer Jennifer Sheriff.
“We are pleased to announce that through a combined effort of the Missouri Quarter Horse Association and the Solid Gold Futurity, we will be offering a Maiden Series; three Yearling Halter Slot classes, three Western Pleasure and two Hunter Under Saddle Futurity classes. After discussions with owners, breeders and trainers; it was felt our industry needed this type of event to promote the horses that hadn’t made it to the show pen yet. The goal is to stimulate interest by having this new event earlier in the year rather than having to wait for all the events in the fall,” Sheriff stated.
The Solid Gold Futurity is holding the all breed Maiden Series in conjunction with the Missouri Quarter Horse Association’s Gateway Classic AQHA Show (Six Judges) May 25-28, 2017 at Lake St. Louis, Missouri.
“It’s a great pleasure to be working with the Missouri Quarter Horse Association and Mark Harrell Horse Shows to bring this venue to Lake St. Louis,” said Sheriff. Halter Classes will be held in a slot format, 25 lifetime slots per sex division and slots begin to sell immediately for $1,000.00 on a first come, first served basis. Performance Classes will be in a nomination format with nominations beginning March 1. The Solid Gold is open to AQHA, APHA, PHBA, ApHC & ABRA horses. Stay tuned in the coming days for more information on this exciting event!
Solid Gold Futurity Announces Pleasure Series
PRESS RELEASE February 2, 2017, Sheffield, Iowa – “Thank you for the overwhelming response to the Solid Gold Futurity Series launch! We have received calls from all over the US thanking us for bringing back the Solid Gold and offering this type of event. Last week we kicked off the Futurity with our Halter Division and in 24 hours we had over half the slots sold. Right now there are only 16 halter slots left out of the original 75 (25 slots per sex division) so anyone interested needs to contact the office quickly! Slots are sold on a first come first served basis,” stated Jennifer Sheriff.
“Jim & Georgia Snow were the first to purchase three halter slots as soon as it was announced. The Snow’s have been very supportive of this effort and I would like to thank them for being the first slot owners,” said Sheriff. Jim & Georgia Snow commented, “We feel as breeders we should support our industry and there cannot be too many futurities. We are lifetime members of AQHA, APHA, founding members of WCHA and we were fortunate to be part of the original ten to start The Breeder’s Halter Futurity. This new concept for a yearling maiden Futurity presents a new avenue for showing and marketing our foals.”
Today we are pleased to announce the Solid Gold Performance Series. We are offering three Western Pleasure classes and two Hunter Under Saddle classes, both Open & Non- Pro. Performance classes will be in a nomination format with nominations now being accepted. The goal is to stimulate interest in our industry and promote maiden horses.
The Solid Gold Futurity is holding the all breed Maiden Series in conjunction with the Missouri Quarter Horse Association’s Gateway Classic AQHA Show (Six Judges) May 25-28, 2017 at Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows. The show schedule is currently being finalized and will be available soon.
The Solid Gold Futurity is open to AQHA, APHA, PHBA, ApHC & ABRA registered horses.