Dear Friends and WVQHA Futurity Exhibitors,
As this show season has drawn to a close with our annual Futurity concluding on September 22, 2013, I would like to thank all of you for your part in making this year’s Breeder’s and Mountain State Open & Non Pro Futurity a success. We are constantly reminded of the evolving horse show world and I believe WVQHA is working from a vantage point in a struggling environment thanks to you.
Consistently, we have many great stallion owners and breeders that embrace our Breeder’s Futurity, something that is not present in many other programs and for this WVQHA is eternally grateful. Without the stallion owners’ generosity, our Breeders program would not be what it is today. We paid out $11,550 this year, as you may read in our results, which is also rare for a futurity of our size in present times. Of course, it is our goal to see an increase every year. We have several breedings still available and will have them posted online through breeding season in 2014 for 50% of the advertised fee.
With our Mountain State Futurity, we tested an addition of nontraditional AQHA classes by an introduction of the color classes this year, and though we did not have an overwhelming number of entries, believe there is much opportunity to build from this beginning. Besides new classes, not to go unnoticed, are the reputable trainers that frequently show at our facility bringing clients and exhibitors to our grounds and chose to donate to our trainer service auction. These trainers raised just shy of $1000 by donating their services for auction and allowing us to use their money to contribute to our Mountain State portion of the show which became added money to class purses in 2013. The Mountain State Futurity paid out $4,210.00 this year.
Last but not least, we thank you, the exhibitors, who continue to support our club and our cause. We are well aware that there are plenty of other horse shows that you could choose to attend but you choose to come to West Virginia. We want to continue to work together in years to come, keeping the foundation on which our organization is built while allowing for change and advancement in this industry. With loyal supporters we like you we can persevere and we know “our future is bright”! Thank you again and we hope to see you next show season!
& WVQHA Breeders &
Mt State Futurities Committee
All horses entering the show grounds from out-of-state MUST have a current Coggins test and Health Certificate, whether the horse is being shown or not. This is strictly enforced by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Failure to provide proper paperwork will be adequate grounds to dismiss horse(s) from grounds. To be current, Health Certificate must be dated within 30 days.
Winfield Riding Club
Winfield Riding Club
9254 St Rt 34
Winfield, WV 25213
For Stall Reservations, please contact Janie Wymer
- 20 Acres for the Show Horse and Exhibitor
- 1-Indoor Arena – 160’ X 100’
- 2-Covered Arenas – 120’ X 250’ & 100’ X 220’
- Permanent Restrooms & Shower Facilities
- 100 Electric Hookups
- 239 Permanent Stalls (new 21 stall barn added in 2011)
- Easy Access to & from I-64
- Strategically located at the intersection of St Rt 34 & 817 (formerly US 35)
- Hotels & Restaurants located within 5 miles
- Concession Stand/Restaurant located on Grounds
- Free Sawdust is provided for every show