Canadian Barrel Futurites and Derbies
West of the 5th S Country Moose Jaw Coastal Classic

CANADIAN BARREL FUTURITIES is designed to promote the growth of Barrel Racing Futurities & Derbies in Canada.

All Futurities are for horses 5 and under while Derbys are set for horses 7 and under. Futurity horses can begin competing as of NOVEMBER 15 prior to their futurity year.

NOTE: To be eligible for a futurity, the horse must NEVER have competed in ANY barrel race, including AQHA shows, play days, novice horse events, derbies, rodeos etc... prior to NOVEMBER 15 of his/her futurity year.

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October, 2020 Update from the BFA:


Please read carefully as this new rule can affect Futurity Horse eligibility for next year!

Exhibitions can not be taken DURING a competition race class (jackpots, rodeos, show and 4ds etc.). This will be considered a competition run prior to November 15th, eligibility rule. 

For example... you are NOT ALLOWED to exhibition your futurity hopeful horse in a class or replace a drawn out entry with an exhibition during a class or jackpot.
 ... more information here

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Futurity and Derby Horses
1) can compete in any event EXCEPT barrels prior to the futurity year.
2) can only futurity a horse for one year - most people wait until they are 5 years old to futurity.
3) as of right now all Futurities in Canada are for horses 5 and under while the Derby is set for horses 7 and under.
** Each individual event will have specific rules in regards to the ages.
4) Coming into effect for 2020 - Futurity horses can begin competing as of Nov 15th the year prior to their futurity year.

NOTE: To be eligible for a futurity, the horse must NEVER have competed in ANY barrel race, including AQHA shows, playdays, novice horse events, rodeos, gymkhana (no points, prizes or money) etc... prior to Nov 15th of his/her futurity year.
5) can time only/exhibition prior to Nov 15th deadline as long they are not competing for prizes, points or money.
6) Western fortunes, future fortunes, CBHI (incentive) and SS are incentives they are not events BUT CBHI also puts on an event that ANY futurity (and derby) horse can enter. The CBHI and SS eligible horses is an incentive added to the event.
7) The other futurity/derbies events in Canada are open for ALL horses to enter then they may have western fortunes, CBHI and other incentives that pay out in addition to their event.

Championship prizes awarded to High Point Futurity and Derby Winners (2015-16: Custom designed Troy Fischer trophy buckles)
* 10 points down to 1 point for placings in each go round and in the average
* 4 down to 1 points in short go
* 2 points/each event for competing. Choose your events; it is not compulsory to compete in all.
(competitive pts under review)

* Futurity contenders may start competing on their horses as of December 1 the year prior to their futurity season.
The Canadian Barrel Futurity organization is working to promote a greater number of long-standing Futurities & Derbies; this will provide trainers and barrel racers with quality events to compete at making it more worthwhile to prepare their young horses for competition.

Effort continues to be made to encourage significant added money in both Futurity and Derby competition. As well as the individual purses/awards each event offers, contestants vie for overall Futurity & Derby High Point Awards. Added money re. the various events is posted on this website in good faith, but Canadian Barrel Futurities is not in a legal position to guarantee event payouts.

If you are interested in holding a barrel racing futurity and derby and would like to explore our organization, please check out the overview below.


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