Color Breeders Championship Futurity

Each year, an estimated purse of $100,000 is paid out in the Color Breeders Championship Futurity classes.

This program is designed to appeal to all horse breeders, owners, trainers, and exhibitors, by offering a full slate of classes and paybacks.  The Color Breeders Championship Futurity (Color BCF) is held each year in conjunction with the NSBA World Championship Show.  The Color BCF is for horses registered with one of NSBA’s recognized color breed associations (APHA, PtHA, ApHC, IBHA, ABRA, PBHA), including breeding stock horses, except for those horses registered as PtHA Solid Bred.

Enrolled horses are eligible to show as a yearling through six years old.

Payback of Purse

  • Stallion nominators receive 20%
  • Foal nominators receives 10%
  • Foal owner receives 70%

(Must remain a current member of NSBA to receive payout)


Eligibility is determined by the sire’s nomination into the Color BCF during the foaling year. Eligible horses can enroll anytime as a weanling through six years old.

Stallion Nominations:

  • By May 15th of foaling year - $500
  • After May 15th per foaling year - $800

Foal Enrollments:

  • By December 15th of foaling year - $125

(Sliding scale for multiple foal enrollments)

  • By December 16th - May 15th of yearling year - $200
  • After May 15th of yearling year through six years of age - $1,000

Per NSBA Rule 85, a solid bred/breeding stock is considered a color horse only if the sire or dam has regular registry papers with one or more of the following associations: APHA, ApHC, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and POA.

PtHA solid registered is not considered a color horse unless it is also registered with one or more of the aforementioned breed associations.

Class Offered

A total of 23 classes are offered during the Color Breeders Championship Futurity. They consist of Longe Line, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, and Western Riding in Open, Non Pro, and Limited divisions.

A transaction fee of $45 is required for transfer of ownership, change in the name of horse and duplicate certificates. A copy of the horse’s registration papers showing current ownership must accompany the transfer.

For more information about the Color Breeders Championship Futurity program, please contact the Registration Department at 847-625-6594 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Registration

Color Breeders Championship Futurity enrollment meets Certificate of Registration requirement. Enrollment provides the additional opportunity to earn money through the Breeders Championship Futurity, Color Breeders Championship Futurity, and Stallion Incentive Fund License.

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