ASHDA
2017 ASHDA Futurity!




In the fall of 2017, ASHDA will be hosting its second Video Futurity! ASHDA Registered (E, I, N, H, #) horses aged 3 years and under may compete in hand and at liberty for the title of Champion in each age division. Read below for the divisions and rules on how to compete!










Divisions



ASHDA Weanling

ASHDA registered Weanlings (in categories E, I or #) born in 2017. Colts, fillies and geldings are welcome to compete. Must have registration completed and registration number in hand.

Weanling At Halter

Weanling At Liberty

ASHDA Yearlings

ASHDA registered Yearlings (in categories E, I or #) born in 2016. Colts, fillies and geldings are welcome to compete. Must have registration completed and registration number in hand.

Yearling At Halter

Yearling At Liberty

ASHDA 2 year olds

ASHDA registered 2 year olds (in categories E, I or #) born in 2015. Colts, fillies and geldings are welcome to compete. Must have registration completed and registration number in hand.

2 Year Old At Halter

2 Year Old At Liberty

ASHDA 3 year olds

ASHDA registered 3 year olds (in categories E, I or #) born in 2014. Colts, fillies and geldings are welcome to compete. Must have registration completed and registration number in hand.

3 Year Old At Halter

3 Year Old At Liberty

ASHDA Heritage

ASHDA Heritage Registered horses born in years 2014 through 2017 may compete in this category. Colts, fillies and geldings are welcome. Must have Heritage Registration completed and registration number in hand.

ASHDA Heritage At Halter

ASHDA Heritage At Liberty



Class Descriptions

At Halter ASHDA horses will stand for a walk around conformation shot, and then walk and trot a triangle pattern.

At Liberty ASHDA horsses will be presented in a paddock or arena-type area. Horses will be presented set up at the beginning of the video, then turned loose by the handler. Horses must exhibit at least 5 strides of each gait (walk, jog/trot, canter/lope) and then be caught by the handler before the end of the video. Your horse must be exhibited between 2:00 and 2:45 minutes and MUST be caught after the alloted time. You have 2 minutes to catch your horse, or you will be penalized. Entries started with the horse already loose will be penalized.

Disciplines


ASHDA Horses competing in the futurity may choose one of the following disciplines to show under. Please present your horse as best you can!

Saddleseat or Hitch-in-Hand


Horses: All ages may be shown in a plain dark oil or black leather halter or draft show bridle (white or black). Horses aged 2 years and up may show in a bridle with a snaffle bit. Manes and tails may be braided, roached, rolled or left loose. Rosettes and buns are permitted.

Handlers: All handlers presenting in this style must dress as such: Shirts may be polo-style (solid colors) or button down (solid colors). Vests and/or ties may be worn. Jeans are permitted, slacks or khakis are preferred. Solid colored boots or loafers, sneakers are discouraged. If showing in Saddleseat style of English, the handler is permitted to wear a suit and bowler, top hat or fedora. Long hair should be pulled back in bun, ponytail or braid. Handlers may carry crops or dressage/stock whips.

Hunter or Dressage/English Suitability


Horses: All ages may be shown in a plain dark oil or black leather halter. Horses aged 2 years and up may show in a snaffle bridle. Manes and tails may be braided or left loose and manes may be roached.

Handlers: All handlers presenting in this style must dress as such: Shirts may be polo-style (solid colors) or button down (solid colors). Hunt jackets may be worn in conservative colors. Traditional breeches/jodphurs and field boots or paddock boots. Long hair should be pulled back in bun or braid(s). Black hunt caps or helmets are permitted, but not necessary. Handlers may carry crops.

Western

All ages may be shown in a halter that is plain leather, silver decorated leather or solid colored dark nylon (preferably black or brown). Bronc halters and rope halters are not permitted. Manes may be pulled, roached and/or banded or left loose.

Handlers: All handlers presenting in Western style must dress as such: Shirts may be short or long sleeved button down style. Blazers are permitted. Shirts and jackets may be patterned or customized so long as they are not distracting. Jeans or showmanship trousers are permitted. Boots are required and can be "cowboy" style or lace up "roper" style. Cowboy hats are permitted, but not required. Long hair should be pulled back in ponytail, braid or bun.

Rules and Requirements - In Hand


Horses are to be videoed in hand, first set up and walked around to show conformation. Horse and handler will then walk one perimeter of the cones and trot a second parimeter before stopping and ending the video. Use of cones, flower pots or other visible markers are required, set at approx 60 feet apart in a triangle. Horses will be set up, videoed around to show conformation from all angles. Then horse and handler will complete two circuits of the triangle, first at a walk and then at a jog or trot. Horses in all categories will be judged against the ASHDA breed standard, both on conformation and movement.

Horses may be shown with a chain lead. The chain may go over the nose, under the chin, or be clipped back on itself. Lip chains/cords and chains/cords through the mouth are not permitted.

Outside handlers may be used if the owner wishes, but they must be current ASHDA members.

Entry videos may not be edited in any form. Do not add text, add or remove clips, add music/sound effects, use filters or any other sort of tampering. Doing such will disqualify your entry.

Rules and Requirements - At Liberty


Horses are to be videoed in a paddock or arena. The handler will lead the horse in and set it up as square as possible. Then the handler will turn the horse loose in the area. The horse must exhibit all three gaits of a walk, trot/jog and canter/lope. Videos showing loose movement are not to exceed 2:45 minutes and may not be less than 2 minutes. The horse must be caught again on camera before the video ends. Horses in all categories will be judged against the ASHDA breed standard.

Horses may be shown with a chain lead. The chain may go over the nose, under the chin, or be clipped back on itself. Lip chains/cords and chains/cords through the mouth are not permitted.

Outside handlers may be used if the owner wishes.

Encouragement with a crop or leadrope is permitted for a horse to move out.

Horses MUST be caught again on camera or entry will be penalized.

Horses must be caught within 2 minutes of the end of the Liberty session, making the max video time 4:45 minutes (max 2:45 for liberty, max 2:00 for catching). More than two minutes to catch will result in a penalty.

Entry videos may not be edited in any form. Do not add text, add or remove clips, add music/sound effects, use filters or any other sort of tampering. Doing such will disqualify your entry.

Guidelines and Suggestions



While this is a video futurity, do your best to represent your horse to its fullest potential. Bathe and clip your horse if you are able and dress appropriately. Make sure any tack or equipment used is clean and undamaged. Just like a live show, placings may come down to splitting hairs in which case a better presented and groomed horse may win a tie on conformation and movement.

Shoot your entry in a clean and non-distracting area if possible. Arenas, round pens and paddocks are your best bet.

Work your horse beforehand! Moments of attitude or exasperation are expected in young horses and won't be held too much against them, but if it comes down to two horses for a placing, the better behaved one will likely win.

While we wish for handlers and horses to be presented nicely, remember this is not a world-level stock show. Blinged out rail shirts and silvered halters are not required at all and may prove distracting in video format. The number of crystals on your shirt collar or the amount of silver on your halter will ultimately do nothing to determine placing. Tidiness and good behaviour have been very steadfast winners to date.

Videos may be shot in a variety of formats, most preferred is .MP4. Smartphone videos are permitted, but be aware that the quality of your video may effect your placing! If the judge is unable to determine your horse's value due to low quality footage, your horse may be bumped down a placing.

PLEASE SHOOT YOUR VIDEO IN LANDSCAPE ORIENTATION! Portrait oriented videos drastically reduce the visibility of your entry and if gaits or conformation are difficult for the judge to see, they will very likely cause a severe penalty to placing. If you are shooting your videos on a phone, this goes doubly as phone videos will have lesser video quality to start with.

Overall, simply do your best! You can't win if you don't compete! A plain halter and a clean, well behaved horse IS ENOUGH TO WIN if you just send in an entry!

For people with horses aged 3 years, this is your last year for your horse to compete. Don't miss out on a chance to win!

Deadline

The deadline for digital submissions is October 15th 11:59 PST. Please upload your entry to dropbox or google drive and share it with ashdaregistry@gmail.com. Youtube or ANY other sharing site is NOT permitted to upload entries.

The deadline for physical submissions is October 22nd your entry must be postmarked by October 15th to enter. We suggest mailing your disc or thumb/USB drive containing your file in a priority envelope with tracking to be sure it gets here! You must notify ASHDA via email if your entry is coming by mail by the digital deadline. Send your physical submissions to:

ASHDA
P.O. Box 555
Brookneal, VA 24528

Rewards

The best part of the show experience (besides the experience itself) is, of course, the prizes! The current prizes are as follows:

Ribbons will be awarded for places 1st-6th in each class.
1st place winners will receive a trophy and 2nd place winners will receive a smaller trophy.
Overall Grand and Reserve (selected from the 1st place winners of each division) will receive an extra trophy item.

Sponsorship

Want to sponsor an award or class? We'd love you to! ASHDA will release a list of all of our sponsors to thank them for their contributions to our first futurity. Trophy items that are sponsored will be awarded with full credit to their sponsor. The more sponsors we get, the better the prizes will be! If you are interested in sponsoring an award for this futurity, please contact us at ashdaregistry@gmail.com!