Scenes From The Virginia Yearling Futurity At The Warrenton Horse Show Grounds

The annual $22,500 Virginia Yearling Futurity took place at the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds on June 23rd under a “Chamber of Commerce” type morning with sunny skies and comfortable temperatures. The 2019 festivities were sponsored by the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and the Virginia Breeder’s Fund.

Virginia HBPA Executive Director Frank Petramalo looked right at home serving as Futurity emcee.
Jim Arrison was top handicapper in the Virginia-Bred/Sired Colt & Gelding division and won $200 for his efforts. Attendees who selected the order of finish closest to the order of Judge Patrick Lawley-Wakelin won the prize.
The nice weather made for a relaxing morning to view 31 yearlings compete in three divisions and a championship round.
The door handle on Eagle Point Farm’s truck/trailer combo fit right in with the Futurity event.
The Riverview Farms trailer had Futurity ribbons on display just above the wheel base.
VTA Vice-President Amy Moore (South Gate Farm) studies the field as she prepares her picks for the Judging contest
Entry #212, a 2018 Green Jeans chestnut filly bred by Althea Richards, won the Best Turned Out horse award at the event.
Virginia-Bred/Sired Fillies line up for judging.
Virginia-Certified Yearling runner-up was a 2018 Power Bid chestnut filly bred by Tigertail Ranch/Irwin Olian.
Attendees and participants enjoy the Futurity activities.
Virginia-Certified horses line up for judging.
Eagle Point Farm’s Karen Godsey is all smiles at the Futurity.
Billy Howland is shown with his Virginia-Certified filly.
VTA Executive Director Debbie Easter and Board Member Jim Arrison prepare to award ribbons in the Certified class.