The Wisconsin Futurity was developed by a group of dedicated horsemen determined to bring the best of the American Saddlebred bloodlines to Wisconsin. Their vision created the programs that continue today. Over the years, Wisconsin Futurity has adapted to the changing needs within our industry. Currently, the Wisconsin Futurity is recognized in the American Saddlebred world as a trendsetter.
The first competition of the Wisconsin Futurity was held October 5 and 6, 1946, at the State Fair Grounds in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Wayne Munn and Walter Craig were co-chairmen of this show. The show was a complete success and thus began a long line of horsepeople ready to serve and assure the continuation of the Wisconsin Futurity.
Wisconsin has established a healthy Saddlebred industry which continues to grow year after year. Our state is the home of some of the finest breeders, trainers and year-round facilities in the nation.
Futurities provide wholesome family activity. Amateurs can compete on par with professionals. Many young people enter the show ring for the first time, leading or trailing a young Saddlebred horse.