More than 110 top quarter horses, paints and appaloosas and their riders will be competing for $25,000 cash and a carload of prizes Friday and Saturday at the Utah Quarter Horse Association's Fall Futurity.
The two-day event will be held in the Spanish Fork Arena at the city's fairgrounds and will start at 5 p.m. Friday and again at 10 a.m. Saturday, said Ken Cochrane, Salt Lake City, vice president of the quarter horse association, who is in charge of the organization's show division.Cochrane said the contest is the biggest futurity his organization has ever sponsored and will include horses and riders from nine states, including Utah, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Colorado and Missouri.
Entry fees are $200 for halter classes and $300 for performance classes and horses may be entered up until the time of each event.
Friday night's events will include hunter under saddle in both non-professional and open classes, non-professional Western pleasure classes, Western pleasure maturity, 3- and 4-year-old reining and reining maturity.
Saturday's events will include several classes of non-professional weanling fillies, colts and yearling fillies, and geldings and colts. Friday night's classes will be repeated.
"Winnings in some events can go as high as $3,000 plus prizes such as saddles, boots, television sets and other items," Cochrane said.
More information about the event can be obtained by calling Cochrane at 484-4850 or Debbie Bartholomew, Springville, show secretary, at 489-7304.