Halter Futurity

Anyone Can Dream - Anyone Can Win


Comp_HalterFut_PicOver $129,000 paid out in 2022 for US and Canadian Halter Futurity!

AHA's lowest entry fee Prize Money Program is a one shot competition for 3 year-old horses at both the U.S. and Canadian National Championship Shows.  Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian foals must have been enrolled in-utero and renominated each year to be eligible to compete.


  • Futurity horses have more market value                   
  • Bring attention to your breeding program
  • Attract new buyers





  • AHA Foreign Members Who Earn Prize Money

    Foreign residents winning prize money at an event held in the States will be subject to income tax of 30% per Internal Revenue Service regulations.  This amount will be withheld from total winnings.
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Program Updates


Horses that are not renominated in the US and/or Canadian Halter Futurity are automatically dropped from the program.  However, horses can be reinstated by paying the appropriate fees.


Horses that are not reinstated into the program by the original close of entries for that show will be notified and will be given seven (7) days to buy back into the program.  Horses that are not reinstated within the seven (7) days of notification of payment for reinstatement will remain dropped from the Halter Futurity Program.  The horse will not be allowed to be reinstated into the program and will not be eligible to show in the Halter Futurity Class(es).



Due to the Canadian National Show being suspended indefinitely, the AHA Futurity Commission met to discuss the Canadian National Halter Futurity Program.


It was determined that the Canadian Halter Futurity Program be suspended at this time.  This program will be reviewed on an annual basis.


  • No additional enrollments for 2023 foals will be taken for the Canadian Halter Futurity Program. 


  • The 2023 Canadian Halter Futurity classes will be held at the 2023 US National Championship Show and will be held as separate classes from the US National Halter Futurity Classes and adjudicated by a separate panel of judges.


  • Foals born in 2021 and 2022 that will show in 2024 and 2025 will be allowed to show.  The location will be reviewed and determined the year prior to the 2024 and 2025 Canadian Halter Futurity Classes.


  • All Canadian Halter Futurity enrollments submitted to date will be refunded.




Nominations and Renominations - National Halter Futurity Program

  • In-utero nomination/horse/country:
  • One-time processing fee/horse/country:
  • Weanling year renomination/horse/country:
  • Yearling year renomination/horse/country:
  • Two-year-old year renomination/horse/country:


Halter Futurity Buyback Program


If your horse has been dropped from the Halter Futurity Program due to non-payment, it may be reinstated by paying the following fees:
  • Arabians - $500 per horse/per country for each year missed in addition to the $35 renomination fee per horse/per country for each year missed.
  • Half-Arabians/Anglo-Arabians - $250 per horse/per country for each year missed in addition to the $35 renomination fee per horse/per country for each year missed.
  • In order to be eligible for the Halter Futurity Buyback Program, the horse must have originally been enrolled in-utero.


Office Charges


  • Renomination late fee /horse/country:
    (in addition to renomination, payment postmarked/transaction dated between January 1 and March 31)
  • Deceased foal replacement fee/horse:





DNA Parentage Requirement


All Half-Arabian Halter Futurity, Performance Futurity/Maturity/Derby, AEPA and AWPA classes at U.S. Nationals and Canadian Nationals will require DNA testing.  DNA type of the horse and the horse's Purebred Arabian parent must be placed on permanent record with the AHA Registry and the horse has been shown to qualify as an offspring of the stated purebred sire or purebred dam through DNA type testing. DNA testing will be at the owner's expense and must be on file with the AHA office before the horse will be eligible to compete. If the DNA is not on file at that time, the horse is ineligible to be shown and all nomination fees will be forfeited. 


To obtain a DNA testing kit for Half-Arabians, please contact Registry Services at 303.696.4500 option 2.



Halter Futurity Payouts


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For additional information, contact Competition Services at 303.696.4500 Option 1

or info.comp@arabianhorses.org