The Dufferin Agricultural Society, in conjunction with The Manitoba Percheron Belgian Club, is pleased to present The Manitoba Pennwoods Draft Horse Futurity. This Futurity is an opportunity for some of the best young horses in the province to strut their stuff.
The Futurity structure is broken into a yearling division, and a 2 year old division. The yearling division is judged in a halter, or line class. Emphasis is placed on an animal that has correct conformation and is sound on all feet and legs. Balance, breed type, form to function, smoothness of body parts, eye appeal and the action or movement of the horse is considered.T he 2 year old division is divided into 3 classes. A halter, or line class is judged the same as the yearling division. A rail class awards points to the horse driven in harness hitched to a two wheeled cart. The horses movement and response to direction from the driver are judged. The final class is a pattern, or obstacle class. Here each horse is hitched to a two wheeled cart and
the driven through a pattern completing specific movements and actions. Each movement is scored as the driver maneuvers the horse from start to finish. The points awarded from each class are tabulated and a winner is determined.
Come join us on August 20th and 21st, 2016 for the Manitoba Pennwoods Draft Horse Futurity,
here on the Dufferin Agricultral Soceity (Carman Fair) Fairgrounds in ring #3.