The 10th Anniversary of the Sugar Bars Legacy Sale’s (SBLS) first yearling halter futurity class was held Sept. 16. The futurity was successful with 25 percent of the eligible yearlings returning for a chance at $2500 in prize money. All weanlings purchased at the 2011 SBLS were eligible to compete. Both Open Stallion/Gelding and Filly classes, as well a Youth Divisions were held. The 2013 riding versatility futurity classes will include the weanlings and yearlings that were sold at the 2011 sale.
The Open Stallion/Gelding class first place winner was Hez Cool N Fancy owned and shown by David Redding. “Hez Cool” was sired by Coolest Sensation and out of a granddaughter of Sugar Bars, Centennial Sissy. Sire and dam are owned by Bar M Quarter Horses, Lame Deer, MT. Placing second was a gelding Only Sensational, owned by Justin and Sharon Bailey and shown by Sharon Bailey. Only Sensational was sired by Bar M Quarter Horses stallion, Only One Scotch and out Grays Last Sensation. Third place was Boston Blue Buck owned and shown by Pepper Fipps. “Magic” was bred by Jim Fredericks, Deer Run Ranch from Hornick, IA, by Cats Blue Starbuck and out of Ms Boston Tyree. Placing fourth was Sugar Will Sparkle owned and shown by Rob Fox. “Bow” is by BVR Sugar Leo and out of Debby Joak from LeRoy and Shirley Wetz’ s Stirrup Ranch, Vale, SD
Tivios Cool Sugar, owned and shown by Jaylene Pinkerton, won the Open Filly class Cool Sugar was sired by Coolest Sensation and out of Sugars Silver Tivio owned by Bar M Quarter Horses. Placing second was Leolinas Rainbow owned and shown by Billie Schenk. “Rainbow‘s” sire is, Poco Pablo San and dam, Lizzie Rainbow owned by the Nixon Ranch, Eric and Nancy Nixon of Hemingford, NE.
Josey Bailey showed Only Sensational to first place in the Youth Gelding Class.
Retea Pinkerton showed Tivios Cool Sugar and placed first in the Youth Filly Class. Both of the youth did a great job and we will look forward to seeing these youth back again next year.
The judge for the Futurities was LeAnn DeMars from Laural, MT. LeAnn has judged at the AQHA Youth World Show as well as the APHA World Show. She has shown horses since she was a youth and shown several to their AQHA World Championships.
The Open contestants were rewarded with prize money. A Montana Silversmith buckle set was given to each of the Open winners to commemorate the first Yearling Halter Futurity. The buckles were donated by Bar M Quarter Horses.
The Youth contestants were each gifted with a $300 gift certificate donated by King’s Saddlery and the HUB. We hope to see all of these horses back again next year for the next phase of our futurity.
The SBLS is planning on increasing the prizes and payback for both the Youth and the Open classes for next year. Everyone who purchased a weanling in the 2012 sale is eligible for the yearling halter futurity at the 2013 SBLS.
–Sugar Bars Legacy Sale & Futurity