Elite Hanoverian Stallion
by For Pleasure - Madison
Approved by VhW, AHS, Oldenburg, ISR, CWHBA, CSHA
Futurist is a licensed and fully approved stallion (performance class I).
February 2009 - Futurist is in the Top 10 of the Leading Sires - Young Jumper Championships
"Exemplifies the modern performance horse"
2006 - Erynn Ballard and Futurist win International class at Spruce Meadows Masters
2004 Ontario Champion - Open Jumper
2003 Reserve Champion - Rising Star Series
2003 Reserve Champion- Ontario - Modified Level
Winner of SEVEN Modified Classes & TWO Open Classes in 2003
2001 National Champion, Eastern Canada Champion and Ontario Champion for 6 year Old Show Jumpers
100 day stallion performance test with score of 127 points
Futurist is approved for breeding by the Hannoverian Verband in Germany, AHS, Oldenburg, CWHBA, ISR and CSHA.
He passed his performance test with an excellent score of 127 points, achieving top scores in both the jumping phase (128.64 points) and the rideability phase (122.81 points) of the test.
Futurist has won show jumping ability classes in Germany as a four and five year old and was imported to North America in the late fall of 2000.
Futurist's first show season in North America certainly surpassed our highest expectations.
In Ocala, Florida, Futurist won a six year old Jumper class. In Tallahassee, Florida and Aiken, SC, Futurist was High Preliminary Champion, quite an achievement for a six year old horse.
In Aiken, SC, Futurist competed in his first $ 15,000 Grand Prix, going double clear and placing sixth.
In Ontario, Futurist won several preliminary classes and he was second in first derby, a $ 10,000 Open class at the beautiful Hendervale show facility.
Our main goal for the 2001 show season was the TD Jumper Development Class.
Futurist made a clean sweep of the series, winning the Ontario series, the Eastern Canada final at the Tournament of Champions and finally the National Championship for 6 year old jumpers at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. What an incredible show season for Futurist and his rider Roberto Teran, they won more than $ 8,000 in prize money in Ontario alone, a remarkable sum for a six year old horse.
In 2002 and 2003, Futurist continued his successful show career under Erynn Ballard. Futurist & Erynn won the two first Open classes that Futurist competed in, in the spring of 2003 in Ocala, Florida.
In Ontario, Futurist and Erynn won SEVEN Modified classes in 2003.
Futurist & Erynn are the 2003 OHJA Reserve Champion in the Rising Star Series and also the OHJA Reserve Champion at the Modified level - what a wonderful season for Erynn & Futurist!
In 2004, Erynn & Futurist were the Ontario Open Jumper Champion !!
These results are quite remarkable given the fact, that Erynn just meets our stallions at the Horse Show but does not train them on a continuous basis. Erynn always comments on Futurist's incredible rideability: "I just have to think what I want him to do next and Futurist already does it".
Futurist is an extremely competitive horse and in 2005, Erynn and Futurist had numerous "top 3" finishes in smaller Grand Prix.
2006 was the last season for Erynn and Futurist and the highlight was without a doubt the win of an International class at the prestigious Spruce Meadows Masters.
Futurist is now retired to to stud and cooled semen is available during the breeding season.