Music City Futurity October 8-17 By Barbara And Kix Brooks by Kevin DeBusk With $125,000 in added money, cutters from across the country will be heading to Franklin, Tennessee October 8-17 for the first Music City Futurity. Franklin is just outside of Nashville, on interstate 65. " The show is being produced by Barbara and Kix Brooks," show secretary Della Hillerman said. "They decided about three years ago they wanted to have a good quality show in their area." Hillerman continued saying they waited three years for the Franklin facility to be finished. They wanted a quality facility. "We're hoping for 400 to 500 entries," Hillerman stated. "I don't know for sure but I would say we have over 300 entries right now. The deadline for entries is September 17." The Music City Futurity is going to include the Coors Light Trainers Challenge. "This is something Barbara wanted," Hillerman reported. "Barbara wanted a program to reward trainers for doing a good job and it's a way of saying thank you to them. The winner will receive $2,000 and a special Coats Saddle." The Trainers Challenge is designed to award the trainer whose clients win the most money in the amateur and non-pro divisions. Registration for the challenge must be done prior to the show. Those not preregistered will not be eligible. "They will fill out cards and send them in to us letting us know the horses names and riders," she said. "We will keep a running total of how much money they've won based on these cards." Participants are invited to the Coors Light/Brooks & Dunn All-American Barn Dance following Saturdays cutting. This will be a private party for participants and their family. For more information you can contact Della Hillerman at (405) 598-2568.
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