The NSBA is proud to present the Breeders Championship Futurity! This program is designed to appeal to all pleasure horse breeders, owner, trainers, and exhibitors by offering a full slate of classes and paybacks. The Breeders Championship Futurity (BCF) is held each year in conjunction with the NSBA World Championship Show.

Classes Offered

A variety of classes are offered during the Breeders Championship Futurity. Nominated horses are eligible to show from their yearling year to their six year old year. Yearlings may show Lunge Line in Open, Non Pro and Color divisions as well as Western and Hunter Open and Non Pro according to eligibility. Western Pleasure is offered for the Open, Intermediate, Limited, Color and Non Pro divisions. Hunter Under Saddle is offered for the Open, Limited, Color and Non Pro divisions. Trail and Western Riding classes are offered for Open and Non Pro divisions. The color horse classes are provided for horses registered with an NSBA approved color breed (APHA, PtHA, ApHC, IBHA, ABRA, PBHA) including breeding stock horses. Color horses are eligible to show in the Open, Intermediate, Limited and Non Pro divisions of each class.


Any exhibitor may show as many horses in as many classes as they are eligible for in each division. NSBA membership is required for all owners and exhibitors.

Packback of Purse

The stallion nominator receives 20%, the foal nominator receives 10%, and the foal owner receives 70% of foal earnings. In the even the foal ownership changes, the original nominator will receive the 10% earnings. Each year, over $200,000 is paid out during the BCF. The payback schedule for each foal crop year will be paid out as follows (after program expenses)

  • Yearling Lunge Line - 15%
  • 2 Year Old Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle - 20%
  • 3 Year Old Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle - 30%
  • 4-6 Year Old Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle - 20%
  • 4-6 Year Old Trail & Western Riding Division - 10%
  • Color Division - 5%


To be eligible to participate in the BCF program, a horse must be sired by a stallion who was nominated to the BCF during its foaling year. If eligible, horses may be enrolled at any time beginning as weanlings through their six years old year. Weanling enrollments begin at one time payment of $100 and increase with the age of horse. The BCF also offers a sliding scale for multiple foal enrollments. Upon completion of a nomination, foal owners will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility. This certificate will need to be presented in order to show in any BCF classes.

Certificate of Eligibility

Once the nomination form has been received and validated and a copy of the breed registration papers have been forwarded to the NSBA office, a Certificate of Eligibility is mailed to the foal owner. The Certificate must be current when the horse is shown. Any changes in information will need to be forwarded to the NSBA office, along with a transfer form. The fee for changes including those listed below is $35. Please note that a copy of the horse's registration papers recordings any changes must accompany the transfer form.

  • Change in ownership
  • Change in the name of horse
  • Loss of original certificate

For more information about the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity program please contact Sue Ellen at the NSBA office at (847)-623-6722 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foal Documents

BCF Foal Lists