IOWA PAINT HORSE CLUB BREEDERS FUTURITY
^This is the link you will need to find out about the Iowa Paint Breeders Futurity. You'll probably need to send in the Yearling Sustaining form & payment (due date is April 1). If you have any questions, don't be afraid to call the IPHC representatives listed on the forms.
You can show in the Open and the Non Pro futurity classes. You will also be able to show in any Open, Amateur or Novice Amateur classes that are part of the regular APHA showbill. At the futurity shows, remember there is basically a regular APHA show going on along with the futurity show.
If you look at the past year's results for the yearling lounge line futurity classes, you will see a lot of owners exhibit their own horses in the Open and Non Pro classes. My gelding was shown at the IA futurity & won some money, shown by an amateur (before I bought him). Here he is: 2011 ia paint futurity 334.MOD - YouTube
The futurity is not until September so you have a lot of time to learn all you can about showing in the lounge line classes & getting your horse ready to perform at that level. I am hoping to be there with my gelding for the 3 year old classes. I will be riding him myself against all the BNTs.
Basically what CLaPorte432 mentioned is what im really worried about. But how will I make a name for myself if I don't get out there and show?