The National Reined Cow Horse Association is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has hired Anna Morrison as NRCHA Executive Director.

“Anna brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to our association,” said Corey Cushing, NRCHA President. “The NRCHA Board of Directors invested a great deal of time and thought into locating just the right candidate for the position of NRCHA Executive Director. We feel that Anna is a great fit for this very crucial role within our association and we’re excited to have her join the team.”

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Elite reined cow horses competing in the Open Hackamore and Open Bridle finals took the spotlight today in Fort Worth, Texas, at the $1.3 million National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Metallic Cat, while 3-year-old Open and Non Pro finalists enjoyed a day off.

Snaffle Bit Futurity finals herd work begins on Thursday, October 22 at 2 p.m. in Will Rogers Coliseum with the Intermediate and Limited Open divisions, followed by the Non Pro, and culminating with the Open. On Friday, October 23 the Intermediate Open, Limited Open, and Non Pro finals rein and cow work take place, with the Open rein and cow work to be held on Saturday, October 24.

Open Bridle Champion
High Stressin Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Playguns Melody x Playgun), ridden by Nick Dowers for owner Clinton Marshall, worked his way to the top of an ultra-tough Open Bridle finals to earn $10,880 and the prestigious title. Judges awarded High Stressin Cat and Dowers a 223 in the reined work and 220.5 down the fence for a combined 443.5, which clenched the victory.

The Open Bridle champion was awarded a custom saddle from DC Cow Horse Gear, sponsored by Rent-A-Stall-Mat; a Gist custom buckle sponsored by Jim Gauthier and Bill and Carla McElligott, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.
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Intermediate Open Bridle Champion
The Intermediate Open Bridle championship was determined today by a work-off between Open Bridle finalists Coloradoboonsmal ridden by Keith Vogel, and Peptos Smart Cookie ridden by Shane Steffen, after each posted matching scores of 295 (147 rein/ 148 cow) in the Intermediate Open Bridle prelims. Coloradoboonsmal (Peptoboonsmal x Miss Playboys Josie x Freckles Playboy) and Vogel earned the title, scoring a 419.5 today to break the tie and pocket $1,904. Coloradoboonsmal is owned by Conrad Swanson.

The Intermediate Open Bridle champion was awarded a Gist custom buckle and trophy knife, CR Morrison bronze finish trophy sponsored by Paul and Amy Bailey, a pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.
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Open Hackamore Champion
A brilliant performance in today's finals by the 2016 gelding Jittery, ridden by Erin Taormino, earned them the Open Hackamore championship. Owned by Smith Cattle Company, LLC Ltd., Jittery is by Metallic Cat and out of Jitters Brown by Smart Little Lena. Jittery and Taormino scored a 218 in the reined work and crowd-pleasing 223 down the fence to cinch the win and earn $13,244. Alvin and Becky Fults are the breeders of Jittery.

The Open Hackamore champion received a custom saddle by The Saddle House, sponsored by Brazos Valley Equine Hospital; a Gist custom buckle, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.

Taylor Sheridan, co-creator and producer of Yellowstone, used today's Open Hackamore Finals as a chance to capture footage for use in his Paramount Network television series. It became apparent during the first set of Open Hackamore finals that an arena sign placed by Sheridan’s crew was presenting a significant distraction for the horses. After concurring with NRCHA leadership, Taylor offered to pay each of the 19 Open Hackamore finalists $13,244 each—the same amount that was awarded for first place. Sheridan acknowledged the intrusion and wished to make the best of the situation for each worthy finalist. Prizes and placings were still awarded by virtue of each horse's score.
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Cow Horse for Cutters Champion
National Cutting Horse Association non professionals were invited to participate today in NRCHA Limited (box only) competition as part of the 2nd annual Cow Horse for Cutters Invitational. NRCHA professionals and judges answered questions prior to the competition for these 20 new contestants, giving them the chance to learn the finer points of reined cow horse competition. Makayla Cowan, riding Kathy Pinkley's mare She's Divine (Metallic Cat x Shesa Show Stopper x Peptoboonsmal), took the win and was presented with a CR Morrison bronze finish trophy sponsored by Anne Albert, a 20X hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, and a custom Preston Williams bit sponsored by Preston Williams Hardware.
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NRCHyA Stallion Auction 
The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales in Watt Arena on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, will offer a special NRCHyA Stallion Auction. 2021 breedings to great stallions will be up for bid during separate sale sessions, including: CR Gotcha Covered, CD Diamond, Cool N Hot, Dual Reyish, Dual Smart Rey, Hashtags, Hickory Holly Time, Kit Kat Sugar, Meteles Cat, One Time Pepto, One Time Royalty, SJR Diamon Mist and Time For The Diamond. All proceeds go to benefit NRCHA youth programs.

The $110,000-added World Championship Rope Horse Futurity, presented by DT Horses and the American Rope Horse Futurity Association, kicks off on Thursday, October 22 at 8 a.m. in John Justin Arena with the Open Heading preliminaries. The ARHFA World Championship is a do-not-miss event for roping enthusiasts as some of the best in the business will be on hand to showcase their phenomenal equine partners for the next three days.  

Champion cutting stallion Dual R Smokin, recently acquired by Dave and Becky Kuhl of Skillet Fork Performance Horses, will make a special appearance here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity on Friday and Saturday. The leading sire formerly owned by J5 Horse Ranch will be available to see in person over at the Moncrief Building outside Watt Arena. Dual R Smokin currently stands at Oswood Stallion Station.

To all of our exhibitors here at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, your run will be emailed to you thanks to our presenting video sponsor, Scooter Kat. You have access to this video to view and share for the next year! Approximately 30 days after the completion of this show, you will receive another email with a link to download a copy of your video. That downloadable video will be yours to keep, free of charge (as long as it is downloaded before October 22, 2021).


October 22 - The Open and Non Pro cow work preliminaries came to a close today in Fort Worth, Texas, at the $1.3 million National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Metallic Cat, which means that Open and Non Pro finalists are official. One from among the field of elite 3-year-old cow horses that have qualified for the Open finals will earn the $125,000 champion’s paycheck this Saturday, October 24, and anticipation is high to see whose dream of becoming the Snaffle Bit Futurity champion will come true.

With the 25 top scores, including ties, advancing to the Open finals, it took a 651 composite to make the cut. In the Intermediate Open, 19 advanced and a 648 composite was needed. Making the top 11 in the Limited Open took a 641. To be among the top 16 in the Non Pro it took a 639; in the Intermediate Non Pro a 631 made the top 12, and in the Novice Non Pro a 618.5 made the top 10.

Finals herd work begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 in Will Rogers Coliseum with Intermediate and Limited Open, followed by Non Pro, and culminating with the Open. On Friday, October 23 Intermediate Open, Limited Open, and Non Pro finals take place.

Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Cow Work Prelims
Smart Chic An Tari (Smart Chic Olena x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), ridden by Sarah Dawson for Aaron Ranch, kept a lock on the No. 1 spot in the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity composite with a 666.5 (223 rein/ 218 herd), thanks to their crowd-pleasing 225.5 in the fence prelims. As the high scoring team in the preliminary round of cow work they banked $5,000.
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Intermediate Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Cow Work Prelims
Pow Pow Pepto (Peptoboonsmal x Shiners Pretty Woman x Shining Spark), ridden by Ben Baldus for owner Jonathon Yarbrough scored a 222 to win the Intermediate Open Snaffle Bit Futurity cow prelims and $2,000. Pow Pow Pepto was bred by the Aaron Ranch.
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Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Cow Work Prelims
There was a three-way tie for first in the Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity cow prelims with identical scores of 219, each earning $500. Dr Boonolena (WR This Cats Smart x Badabing Badaboon x Peptoboonsmal) was ridden by CJ Shopbell for owner Ann Matthews to a 219. The breeder of Dr Boonolena is Gallegos Performance Horses, LLC. Also marking a 219 was Eight Karat Diamond (CD Diamond x Whiz Guinevere x Topsail Whiz), ridden by Abigayle Mixon for Dr. Harry and Patricia Prince. San Juan Ranch is the breeder of Eight Karat Diamond. Special Cat Edition (Metallic Cat x PG Special Edition x Playgun), ridden by John Love for owners Larry Rice and Shawn Madden, also scored a 219. Special Cat Edition was bred by Flag Ranch, LLC.
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Level One Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion
Earning the Level One Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity championship with a 645.5 (213.5 rein/ 218.5 herd/ 213.5 cow) was CWR Sanntonio (Sannman x Surfin Calie x Cat Ichi), a 2017 mare ridden by Ricky Piggott for owner Jane Owens. CWR Sanntonio was bred by Devlyn Drake. CWR Sanntonio and Piggott earned $13,639 for their efforts.

The Level One Limited Open Futurity champion received a custom saddle by Bob’s sponsored by Debbie and Chris Swain, a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by BOXO Quarter Horses, Gist custom trophy buckle, browband headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles from Dennis Moreland Tack, Classic Equine monogrammed polar fleece cooler, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA, and 10-lb. UltraCruz EQ Advantage Joint supplement from San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health.
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Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive Champion
Earning $7,002 as NRCHA Open Gelding Incentive champion was CR Woody Dig It (Woody Be Tuff x Cat Digs Lucinda x High Brow Cat), ridden by Corey Cushing for owner Dave Belson. CR Woody Dig It was bred by Center Ranch. As the high scoring gelding of the Snaffle Bit Futurity prelims, CR Woody Dig It and Cushing were awarded a custom saddle by DC Cow Horse Gear.
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Open Snaffle Bit Futurity APHA Chrome Cash Incentive
The Chrome Cash Incentive, sponsored by McSpyder Ranch, was awarded to Lil Bit O Diamonds (Time For The Diamond x Lil Bit Bar Pep x Colonel Doc Bar Chex), ridden by Trevor Carter to a 645.5 (216 rein/ 213.5 herd/ 216 cow), which earned them $1,110. The breeder of Lil Bit O Diamonds is Randy William Harris.

Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® presented by Metallic Cat that are registered by the American Paint Horse Association.
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Non Pro & Intermediate Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Cow Work Prelims
Lanham Brown rode Seven S Razzberry (Blind Sided x Seven S Valentina x Playgun) to a 219.5 down the fence for high-scoring cow work honors in the Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro prelims and a $1,400 payday. Seven S Razzberry is owned by R.A. Brown Ranch and was bred by RT Stuart Ranch, LLC.
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Novice Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Cow Work Prelims
Josh Briggs and his gelding Voodoo Whiskey (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Whiskey On Wheels x Paddys Irish Whiskey) earned the high score in the Novice Non Pro cow work preliminaries with a 217.5 to earn $500. Ricky Dusin is the breeder of Voodoo Whiskey.
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Amateur Snaffle Bit Futurity & Non Pro Gelding Incentive Champion
Lindsey James and Quit Your Mitchin (Call Me Mitch x Masters Nu Fox x Master Merada) secured the Amateur Snaffle Bit Futurity championship today to earn $6,613. James and Quit Your Mitchin achieved a 644 composite (213 rein/ 218 herd/ 213 cow). Quit Your Mitchin was bred by Lindsey James and is owned by LMJ Enterprises, LLC. Thanks to their solid composite, the team of James and Quit Your Mitchin also emerged as winners of the Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive to earn an additional $2,580.

As Amateur Futurity champion, James received a custom saddle by Don Rich Saddles, sponsored by Ellen and Larry Bell; a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by Patti Colbert, a Gist custom trophy buckle, browband headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles from Dennis Moreland Tack, a $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, Classic Equine monogrammed polar fleece cooler, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA, and a 10-lb. UltraCruz EQ Advantage Joint supplement from San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health.
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Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Chrome Cash Incentive
Winning the Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Chrome Cash Incentive, sponsored by McSpyder Ranch, was Josh Briggs and Playin With Cher (Mr Playinstylish x Bella Cher x Peptoboonsmal), bred by Kit and Charlie Moncrief. Briggs earned $900 for the win.

Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® presented by Metallic Cat that are registered by the American Paint Horse Association.
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NRCHA Sale Incentive Winners
Winners of the Open and Non Pro NRCHA Sale Incentive Program were named today. All weanlings, yearlings and 2-year-old horses sold at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales are eligible to participate in the NRCHA Sale Incentive Program. NRCHA adds $25,000 to the purse, which is combined with pay-in fees from owners and consignors. Purses are paid to the four highest-advancing eligible foals in the Open and Non Pro divisions based upon preliminary composite scores.

Sale Incentive Open Composite:
    1.    Smooth Lil Dream (Smooth As A Cat x Dream A Lil Drem x One Time Pepto), consigned by Jason J. Parker, owned by Suzanne Rodoni Silverberg, ridden by Justin Wright, 658 (220 rein/ 219 herd/ 219 cow), $21,126;
    2.    Ricato Suave (Metallic Cat x Hip Hip Sue Rey x Dual Rey), consigned by Flag Ranch, LLC., owned by Madeleine Claire Fountain, ridden by Clay Volmer, 656.5 (219.5 rein/ 218 herd/ 219 cow), $15,845;
    3.    Tee Boone (Once In A Blu Boon x Skeets My Bro x Docs Curious Cat), consigned by Turner West Performance Horses, LLC, owned by JT & Sandra Neal III, ridden by Jay McLaughlin, 655.5 (222 rein/ 216 herd/ 217.5 cow), $10,563;
4T. Red Holly Time (Hickory Holly Time x Very Red Remedy x Very Smart Remedy), consigned by
Jamieson Performance Horses, owned by Rob A. Brown, ridden by Myles Brown, 653 (219.5 rein/
214.5 herd/ 219 cow), $2,640;
4T. SpecialEditionKitty (Metallic Cat x PG Special Edition x Playgun), consigned by Flag Ranch, LLC,
owned by Beverly Servi, ridden by Clayton Edsall, 653 (218 rein/ 216.5 herd/ 218.5 cow), $2,640.
 
Sale Incentive Non Pro Composite:
    1.    Playguns Pepto (One Time Pepto x PG Special Edition x Playgun) owned by Rob A. Brown, ridden by Myles Brown, 652 (220 herd/ 213.5 rein/ 218.5 cow), $9,054;
    2.    Seven S Razzberry (Blind Sided x Seven S Valentina x Playgun) owned by R.A. Brown Ranch, ridden by Lanham Brown, 649 (218.5 herd/ 211 rein/ 219.5 cow), $6,790;
    3.    Sann Slinger (Sannman x Pinch Of Doc x Doc Freckles Leo) owned by Jay & Wendy McLaughlin, ridden by Cutter McLaughlin, 640 (214 herd/ 213.5 rein/ 212.5 cow), $4,527;
    4.    SJR Diamonds Reylynn (CD Diamond x Missin Reylena x Dual Rey) owned and ridden by Debbie R. Crafton, 637.5 (210 herd/ 210 rein/ 217.5 cow), $2,263.

Elite bridle horses, as well as 3-year-old snaffle bit futurity horses just beginning their competitive careers, were all showcased today at the $1.3 million National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, in Fort Worth, Texas, at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

October 20 - Bridle horses competed today in Will Rogers Coliseum to determine the field of 11 (plus one tie) finalists that will be gunning for the Open Bridle championship here on Wednesday evening. In the John Justin Arena, the Non Pro Limited Snaffle Bit Futurity champion was named. Then, it was Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity competitors who completed the reined work phase of this equine triathlon. The day culminated with an exciting start to the Open Futurity cow work prelims. Open and Non Pro competitors are all working to earn a berth to Saturday’s climactic Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals.

Non Pro Limited Futurity Champion
The first NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity championship was awarded today when Hope Mitchell secured with Non Pro Limited victory. An accomplished non pro cutter competing in her first snaffle bit futurity, Mitchell rode the 2017 mare Wing Anda Prayer (Meteles Cat x Wings OfA Lena x Quejanaisalena) to a cumulative score of 641.5 (214 herd/ 211 rein/ 216.5 cow) for total earnings of $7,045. Wing Anda Prayer is owned by Hope and John Mitchell. The breeder of Wing Anda Prayer was Marcus Vinicius T. Guimaraes.

Mitchell was awarded a custom saddle by Don Rich Saddles, which was donated by Hayden Outdoors; a Gist custom buckle sponsored by Don Bell Properties, CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by W&C Marketing & Designs, a browband headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles from Dennis Moreland Tack, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, Classic Equine monogrammed polar fleece cooler, monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA, and a 10-lb. UltraCruz EQ Advantage Joint supplement from San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health.

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Non Pro & Intermediate Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Reined Work Prelims
Myles Brown and Playguns Pepto (One Time Pepto x PG Special Edition x Playgun) put up a 220 to share the lead in the Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity reined work prelims. Playguns Pepto is owned by Rob A. Brown and Flag Ranch is the breeder. Karey Louthan and SS Genuine Metal (Metallic Masterpiece x Miss Genuine Zanoita x Genuine Doc) also scored a 220. Louthan owns SS Genuine Metal and Silver Spur Operating is the breeder. The co-winners each banked $1,225. Louthan also topped the Intermediate Non Pro rein preliminaries for $1,000.

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Novice Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Reined Work Prelims
Amateur Snaffle Bit Futurity Reined Work
Lindsay James and Quit Your Mitchin (Call Me Mitch x Masters Nu Fox x Master Merada) had no complaints with a 216 in the reined work to win the Novice Non Pro futurity rein prelims, as well as the Amateur futurity reined work, for total earnings of $1,000. Quit Your Mitchin was bred by Lindsay James and is owned by LMJ Enterprises, LLC.

James and Quit Your Mitchin also lead the Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive with a cumulative 431 (213 herd/ 218 cow).

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Non Pro Futurity Chrome Cash Incentive
The Chrome Cash Incentive, sponsored by McSpyder Ranch, leading non pro rein score of 214.5 was shared by two accomplished young riders today. Emily Kent and On The Reydio (Reydioactive x Bewitching Ichi x Cat Ichi), bred by EE Ranches, tied with Josh Briggs and Playin With Cher (Mr Playinstylish x Bella Cher x Peptoboonsmal), bred by Kit and Charlie Moncrief.

Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® presented by Metallic Cat that are registered by the American Paint Horse Association.

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Limited Open Bridle Champion
Cash Master T (Cat T Masterson x Nu Cash Box x Shining Spark), ridden by Andrew Steiger for owners Scott and Darnell Trueblood, earned the Limited Open Bridle championship and $1,650 with an aggregate score of 293.5 (145 rein/ 148.5 cow). Cash Master T and Steiger will perform again on Wednesday evening when they also have a shot at the Open Bridle championship by virtue of qualifying for the prestigious Open Bridle finals.

The Limited Open Bridle champion was awarded a Gist custom buckle and trophy knife, CR Morrison bronze finish trophy sponsored by Paul and Amy Bailey, a pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.

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Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Aggregate Leaderboard Takes Shape
Leading the Open Snaffle Bit Futurity aggregate after a thrilling 225.5 fence run is Smart Chic An Tari (Smart Chic Olena x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), ridden by Sarah Dawson for Aaron Ranch. This team scored a 223 to split the win in the rein work prelims, and following completion of six sets, they lead the cow work prelims. A 218 out of the herd combined with their rein and cow scores for a 666.5, which currently holds down the No. 1 spot.

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Don't miss the Mars Equestrian™ National Finals Cow Dog Rodear finals on Tuesday, October 20, right here in Justin Arena following after the conclusion of the fence work prelims.

To all of our exhibitors here at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, your run will be emailed to you thanks to our presenting video sponsor, Scooter Kat. You have access to this video to view and share for the next year! Approximately 30 days after the completion of this show, you will receive another email with a link to download a copy of your video. That downloadable video will be yours to keep, free of charge (as long as it is downloaded before October 22, 2021).

Open Hackamore Classic and NRCHA horse show action dominated the day here at the $1.3 million National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat. Designated for 4- and 5-year-old hackamore horses shown in the traditional headgear used by the early day Vaqueros, Hackamore Classic entries show in each of the three phases of cow horse competition—the herd, rein and fence work.

October 19 - Over in the iconic Will Rogers Coliseum, bridle horses took center stage today as championships were decided in Non Pro divisions. Youth Limited competitors then took to the arena, followed by NRCHA Cowboy Class Invitational entries to wrap up an action-packed day.

Open, Intermediate Open & Limited Open Hackamore Classic Champion
MC Cowhammer (Metallic Cat x GunSmart Gay x Playgun) and Trevor Carter worked their way through the herd work, reined work and cow work—excelling in each phase through the course of the competition—to secure the Open Hackamore Classic championship here at the 2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity. The dynamic team won more than $27,000 for their 667 (223 herd/ 221.5 rein/ 222.5 cow) as winners of the Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open Hackamore Classic divisions. Bogle Brothers, LLC. are the breeders and owners of MC Cowhammer.

MC Cowhammer’s 221.5 reined work and 222.5 down the fence also overtook the top spot in the Open Hackamore horse show class with a 444 aggregate. The Open Hackamore Finals happen on Wednesday, October 21 in the Justin Arena where final results will be determined. It took a cumulative score of 434 to make the Open Hackamore Finals.

The Open Hackamore Classic champion was awarded a Jeff Smith’s Custom Saddle sponsored by Jamieson Performance Horses, a Gist trophy buckle, Kangaroo Bosal from Traditional Rawhide Braiders, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet, and 25-lb. UltraCruz EQ Advanced Gastric Support. As the Intermediate Open Hackamore Classic champion, MC Cowhammer’s owner and rider connections were awarded a Gist custom buckle, Kangaroo Bosal from Traditional Rawhide Braiders, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, and Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet. As champion of the Intermediate Open Hackamore horse show class, MC Cowhammer was presented with a one-ear headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles from Dennis Moreland Tack and $150 in Farnam products. Also winning the Limited Open Hackamore Classic, MC CowHammer and Carter won a Gist custom buckle, a Kangaroo Bosal from Traditional Rawhide Braiders, a CowTrac System, Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, and one-gallon of UltraCruz EQ Foaming Shampoo and tool.
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Level One Limited Open Hackamore Classic Champion
Reanna Dillman rode her 2015 mare Smarter Than Nic (Shining Lil Nic x Smart N Katsi x Smart Little Pepinic), bred by Desiree and Jeff Westfall, to the Level One Limited Open Hackamore Classic championship and earnings of $4,151. Dillman scored a 649.5 (215 herd/ 218 rein/ 216.5 cow), and was awarded a Gist custom buckle, Kangaroo Bosal from Traditional Rawhide Braiders, a CowTrac System, Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet, and a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®.
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Open Novice Horse Hackamore Classic Champion
Annies Smart Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Nu Annie x Shining Spark), ridden by Lance Johnston for Rocking BS Ranch, won the Open Novice Horse Hackamore Classic and $2,445 with their 662 (218 herd/ 220 rein/ 224 cow). The breeder of Annies Smart Cat is Wagonhound Land & Livestock. The champion received a Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet, and a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formuala + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®.
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Limited Open Hackamore Champion
Heart Shaped Box (Smart Boons x Rica Olena x CD Olena), ridden by Wilson McCray for owner Aileen McCray, earned the Limited Open Hackamore horse show title and $2,170 with a score of 431.5 (217 rein/ 214.5 cow). McCray was awarded a Gist custom buckle, a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by Amy and Paul Bailey, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle and trophy knife, pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, a two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.
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Non Pro Bridle Champion
Katy Thomison rode Betcha Like That (Bet Hesa Cat x Girl Like That x Playgun), owned by Tom McBeath, to an aggregate score of 295 (146 rein/ 149 cow) to emerge as champion of the hotly contested Non Pro Bridle class. Thomison earned $3,996, plus a host of first-class awards including a Gist custom buckle, a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by Amy and Paul Bailey, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle and trophy knife, pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formuala + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrying case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and Cinch monogrammed jacket from NRCHA.
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Intermediate & Novice Non Pro Bridle Champion
Tylor Todd rode her 2011 gelding Mr Stylish Cat (Mr Playinstylish x Lil Sally Cat x High Brow Cat) to a score of 295 (147 rein/ 148 cow) to earn both the Intermediate Non Pro and Novice Non Pro Bridle championships. Todd earned a total of $4,068 and top-notch awards thanks to NRCHA's generous sponsors. She was presented with a Gist custom buckle, a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by Amy and Paul Bailey, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle and trophy knife, pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.

For her Novice Non Pro Bridle win, Todd received a Gist custom buckle, a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by Amy and Paul Bailey, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle and trophy knife, pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and a Cinch monogrammed jacket from NRCHA.
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Select Non Pro Bridle Champion
Paul Wilinski rode his 2013 gelding Smooth Santana (Smooth As A Cat x Smart Mariah x Smart Little Lena) to the Select Non Pro Bridle championship scoring a 292 (145 rein/ 147 cow). Wilinksi was presented a check for $720, a one-ear headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles from Dennis Moreland Tack and $150 in Farnam products.
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Youth Limited Champion
Champion of the Youth Limited horse show class was Laney Fjelstad riding Mini Mes Mercedes (Mini Me Merada x Spooks Hickory x Olenas Command) to an outstanding score of 293.5 (143.5 rein/ 150 cow), which earned her $1,092. The 2006 gelding is owned by Addison Fjelstad. Fjelstad was presented with a beautiful CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by The Creator’s Apprentice, a Gist Silversmith's custom buckle sponsored by Jim and Linda Schrak, Gist trophy knife, a pair of Horsepower Cowboy Boots by Rios of Mercedes, an equine clipper set, a Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, two-month supply of the Equine Wellness & Performance Formula + Digestive Care by Platinum Performance®, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and Cinch monogrammed jacket from NRCHA.

Fjelstad also won the Youth Limited 13&Under, and was awarded a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Lynn Wurzer, as well a grooming tote.


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NRCHA Cowboy Class Invitational presented by MC Cowhammer
NRCHA offered a $2,000-added Cowboy Class here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity presented by Metallic Cat. MC Cowhammer graciously sponsored this special class, which brings ranch cowboys and cowgirls to the show pen where they have an opportunity to polish some of the same skills used in day-to-day ranch work as they compete in rein worked, fence work and roping. 

Kelsey Thomas and Dualshot At Midnite (Dual Shot Doc x Sassy Peppy Dual x Mister Dual Pep) earned the championship thanks to scores of 71 in the reined work, 71 in the roping, and 73.5 on the cow for a cumulative score of 215.5. Thomas received check for $1,095 and a custom Preston Williams hardware headstall, bit and set of romal reins courtesy of Preston Williams and MC CowHammer.

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Day No. 8 of the $1.3 million National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, was an exciting one for Non Pro Hackamore Classic entries, horse show competitors and those entered in the $15,000-added AQHA Ranching Heritage classes. Reined work for the Non Pro Limited Futurity concluded the day here in John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex. Additionally, preliminary round action for the Mars Equestrian™ National Finals Cow Dog Rodear got underway today in Watt Arena.

October 17 - Non Pro Hackamore Classic & Non Pro Hackamore
Parke Greeson and SCR BetThisTime (Bet Hesa Cat x Prf One Time Candi x One Time Pepto) secured the 2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity Non Pro Hackamore Classic championship and $4,360 thanks to their 652 composite (216 herd/ 216.5 rein/ 219.5 cow). SCR BetThisTime is owned by the Sarco Creek Ranch and bred by Milton and Bridey Greeson. The Non Pro Hackamore Classic Champion was awarded a custom saddle by Jeff Smith’s custom Saddles sponsored by Equine Sports Medicine, a Gist custom buckle sponsored by Just Stitch It, a $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, a Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet, Platinum Performance product and 10-lb. UltraCruz EQ Advantage Joint supplement from San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health.
 
Greeson and SCR BetThisTime also won the Non Pro Hackamore horse show class to earn $2,703 thanks to their 216.5 in the reined work and 219.5 on the cow. Greeson won a host of fine awards, including a CR Morrison bronze finish trophy sponsored by Allison Walker, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle and trophy knife, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, product from Platinum Performance, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central and a monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.
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Intermediate Non Pro, Novice Non Pro & Amateur Hackamore Classic Champion
Nicole Westfall and Gotta Smoker (Gotta Go Get It x Miss Smokin It x Smart Little Pepinic), owned by Desiree and Jeff Westfall and bred by Ward Ranch, carried three Non Pro Hackamore titles home to Colorado thanks to their 645.5 (210 herd/ 215 rein/ 220.5 cow). Westfall captured the Intermediate and Novice Non Pro, as well as the Amateur championship for earnings of more than $7,400.

The Intermediate Non Pro Hackamore Classic Champion was awarded a Gist custom buckle, a $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, a Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet and Platinum Performance product. As Novice Non Pro Hackamore Classic Champion, Westfall received a Gist custom buckle, a $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, a Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet and Platinum Performance product. For her Amateur win, Westfall was presented with a Gist custom buckle, a $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, a Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet and Platinum Performance product.
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Non Pro Limited Hackamore Classic Champion
Lori Frampton-Crafton rode Stylish Reys (Mr Playinstylish x Dual Reys Belle x Dual Rey) to a 641.5 (210 herd/ 216 rein/ 215.5 cow) to earn $2,052 as the Non Pro Limited Hackamore Classic winner. Stylish Reys is owned by Debbie Crafton and was bred by David Pratt. The Non Pro Limited Hackamore Classic champion was awarded a Gist custom buckle sponsored by CL Custom Leather, a $250 gift certificate for a CR RanchWear shirt, a Classic Equine monogrammed nylon custom sheet, Platinum Performance product, and 10-lb. UltraCruz EQ Advantage Joint supplement from San Juan Ranch/Santa Cruz Animal Health.
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Non Pro Limited Futurity rein work
Keagan Trett and TravelByStarlight (Fannen Fun x Travastar Duniedelux x Travastar) had the high scoring reined work of the Non Pro Limited Futurity with a 214. Trett is the owner, rider and breeder of TravelByStarlight.
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Youth Fence Champion
Champion of the Youth Fence class was Trail Townsend and his 2020 Youth World’s Greatest Horseman winning mount TRR Lucky Playgun (Pepcid x TRR Ms Lucky Gun x Playgun) with a crowd-pleasing 293.5 (145 rein/ 148.5 cow) to earn $1,575. TRR Lucky Playgun is owned by Tripp Townsend and was bred by Tongue River Ranch. The Youth Fence Champion was presented with a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by The Creator’s Apprentice and Carla Gniffke, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle sponsored by Jim and Linda Schrak, a Gist trophy knife, Horsepower cowboy boots from Rios of Mercedes, a therapeutic fleece horse blanket from NRCHA, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, product from Platinum Performance, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.

The Youth Fence 13&Under winner was Dani Cox and Circle C Ranch’s Just Makin A Scene (Very Smart Remedy x Catinthehat x High Brow Cat). Cox was awarded a Western hat carrier case and a grooming tote.
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$5,000 Non Pro Limited Champion
Champion of the $5,000 Non Pro Limited was Kathleen Pinkley riding her 2015 mare Shes Divine (Metallic Cat x Shesa Show Stopper x Peptoboonsmal) to an impressive 292 (145 rein/ 147 cow). Pinkley earned $817 for winning the $5,000 Non Pro Limited, plus top-notch prizes. Her $5,000 Non Pro Limited title came with a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy sponsored by Performance Horse Digest, a Gist Silversmiths custom buckle and pocket knife, pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, a one-ear headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles sponsored by Dennis Moreland Tack, product from Platinum Performance, a Western hat carrying case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and Cinch monogrammed jacket from NRCHA.

Pinkley also won the $5,000 Non Pro Limited Select went home with a one-ear headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles, plus $150 in Farnam products.
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$1,000 Non Pro Limited Champion
Amy Diener and her 2008 gelding MJG Gotta Dry Gun (Dun It Gotta Gun x Dock And Dry x Dry Doc) earned the $1,000 Non Pro Limited championship thanks to their 288.5 (142.5 rein/ 146 cow) for $472. Diener won a CR Morrison bronze finished trophy, a Gist Silversmith’s custom buckle and pocket knife, pair of Rios of Mercedes cowboy boots, equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, a one-ear headstall with rawhide accents and silver buckles sponsored by Dennis Moreland Tack, product from Platinum Performance, a Western hat carrying case sponsored by Performance Horse Central and Cinch monogrammed jacket from NRCHA.
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AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Winners
The $15,000-added AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge took place today in the Coliseum. Winners in all classes were awarded Classic Equine Classic Fit front boots and bell boots sponsored by Martin Saddlery and BOXO Quarter Horses.
 
The Ranching Heritage 5&6-year-old Working Ranch Horse was Smart Ladies Sparkle (WR This Cats Smart x Shiners Diamond Lady x Shining Spark). Smart Ladies Sparkle was ridden by Matt Koch for owner Myra Koch to a 148 (73 rein/ 75 cow) for $1,200. Smart Ladies Sparkle was bred by Wagonhound Land & Livestock. Smart Ladies Sparkle and Koch also won the Ranching Heritage Open Ranch Riding with a 76.

Winner of the Ranching Heritage Limited Amateur Ranch Horse (Box-Drive) and Level One Limited Amateur was Twenty Will Do (Cat Man Do x King Tucks Miss x Poco King Tuck) owned and ridden by Melaina Middleton to a 149 (74 rein/ 75 cow) to earn $1,077. WT Waggoner Estate is the breeder of Twenty Will Do.

The Ranching Heritage 4-year-old Working Ranch Horse winner was Hot Night In Rio (Cats Desire x MCC Travalin Riostar x Bobs Hickory Rio), ridden by Luke Jones to a 146.5 (73 rein/ 73.5 cow) for Kris Klingaman and Dave Albrecht. Breeders of Hot Night In Rio are Jeff or Sue Dawson. Hot Night In Rio earned $1,480.

The Ranching Heritage Limited Open 5&6-year-old champion with a 147.5 (73.5 rein/ 74 cow) was Wanna Be A Pepto (Pocket Fulla Pepto x Wanna Be Blonde x Double My Whiskey), ridden by Garrett Cooper for owner and breeder, W.T. Waggoner Estate, to $800 in earnings.

The top Ranching Heritage 7-year-old Working Ranch Horse was Playin Motown (Mr Playinstylish x Mo Flo x Mr Peponita Flo), ridden by Ben Baldus for owner Catelyn M. Walker to a 150 (75 rein/ 75 cow), which was worth $1,770.

The top Ranching Heritage Cowboy Working Ranch Horse was Ranch Rooster (Gallo Del Cielo x PC Miss Smoakum x PC Fire N Smoak), ridden by Orren Koontz for owner and breeder Durrett Cattle Co. to a 142.5 (69.5 rein/ 73 cow), which earned $1,500.

Ben Self rode Smart Kwackin Boon to the win in the Ranching Heritage Youth Working Ranch Horse and Level One Youth Working Ranch Horse with a 144 (71 rein/ 73 cow) to earn $333. Smart Kwackin Boon is owned by Birgit Self.

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Day No. 7 of the $1.3 million National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, delivered plenty of reined cow horse excitement here at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. In Will Rogers Coliseum the day began with Non Pro Limited Futurity herd work, which was followed first by the Non Pro Futurity herd prelims, and then wrapped up with Non Pro Limited Hackamore Classic herd work.

NRCHA horse show action got underway in the John Justin Arena with an exciting Open Two Rein class followed by Beginning Fence Work. The action culminated with a fun and entertaining Lead-Line and Flag Work classes sponsored by Bet He Sparks.

October 16 - Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd Prelims
Accomplished non professional Tammy Jo Hays and her horse Stylin Kat (Kit Kat Sugar x Stylin Tonette x Docs Stylish Oak), which she owns in partnership with her father Walter Greeman, achieved the high scoring herd work today in the Non Pro Futurity with a 219 to earn $1,400. Stylin Kat was bred by Rick Mattson.
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Intermediate Non Pro & Novice Non Pro herd prelims
Amateur Snaffle Bit Futurity herd work & Gelding Incentive
Josh Briggs and his gelding Voodoo Whiskey (Shiners Voodoo Dr x Whiskey On Wheels x Paddys Irish Whiskey) earned the high score in the Intermediate and Novice Non Pro herd work preliminaries with a 215. Briggs and Voodoo Whiskey also lead the Amateur Snaffle Bit Futurity herd work for a total of $2,000 in earnings across all divisions thus far, plus they are holding down the No. 1 spot in the $10,000-added Gelding Incentive for the Non Pro division. Ricky Dusin is the breeder of Voodoo Whiskey.
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Non Pro Limited Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd Work
Lauren West and SunShineInMyPocket (High Brow CD x Travs Scooter x Smart Lil Scoot), owned by Turner West Performance Horses, LLC., topped the Non Pro Limited Snaffle Bit Futurity herd work with a 214.5 to bank $500. Matt and Megan Miller are the breeders of SunShineInMyPocket.
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Chrome Cash Non Pro Herd Work High Score
The Chrome Cash Incentive sponsored by McSpyder Ranch leading non pro herd score of 213 was posted by Emily Kent and On The Reydio (Reydioactive x Bewitching Ichi x Cat Ichi), bred by EE Ranches. Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® presented by Metallic Cat that are registered by the American Paint Horse Association.
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Open Two Rein Champion
Champion of the ultra-competitive Open Two Rein class here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity was the 2014 stallion Still Get Jealous (One Time Pepto x ARC Cat Her Please x Chic Please), ridden by Nick Dowers for owner Trigg Marquiss. A score of 147 in the reined work combined with a thrilling 150 down the fence to produce a composite score of 297 worth $4,800. The Open Two Rein Champion was presented with a host of commemorative awards, including a CR Morrison bronze finish trophy sponsored by Paul and Amy Bailey, Gist Silversmiths custom buckle and trophy knife, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Two Bit Performance Horses, product from Platinum Performance, a therapeutic mesh horse blanket from NRCHA, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and a monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.
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Beginning Fence Work Champion
Julie Gibbons and Unos Blue Lightening (Uno What Time It Is x Miss Vibrant Chex x Nu Chex To Cash) topped the Beginning Fence Work class with their score of 288 (144 rein/ 144 cow). The pair earned $749 for the win and first-class prizes, including a CR Morrison bronze finish trophy, Gist Silversmiths custom buckle and trophy knife, a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots, an equine clipper set, Classic Equine Sensorflex Contour Pad sponsored by Classic Equine, product from Platinum Performance, a Western hat carrier case sponsored by Performance Horse Central, and a monogrammed Cinch jacket from NRCHA.
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Non Pro Limited Hackamore Classic Herd
Calley Rae Satriana and her 2016 mare Smooth Cat Voo (Smooth As A Cat x Voodoo Chic x Smart Chic Olena) scored the Non Pro Limited Hackamore herd work win with a 211. Smooth Cat Voo was bred by Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch, LLC.

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October 14 - Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd Prelims
Competition at the 2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity has been fierce. Five teams scored 219 to share the lead in the Open herd work preliminary round.

I Got Cow Issues (Hottish x Lil Miss Pepto x Peptoboonsmal), a 217 mare ridden by Spud Sheehan for owner C. Randy Massey scored a 219 to tie for the lead in the Open herd, as well as in the Intermediate Open herd. I Got Cow Issues was bred by Garrett Johnson.
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Smooth Lil Dream (Smooth As A Cat x Dream A Lil Drem x One Time Pepto), a stallion ridden by Justin Wright for Suzanne Rodoni Silverberg, scored a 219. Smooth Lil Dream was bred by Donald W. and Mcsherry Weber.
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Clay Volmer rode Nakes Lies (One Time Royalty x Smart Lookin Mate x WR This Cats Smart) for owner and breeder Bradley Rogers to a 219.
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Ben Baldus rode Catelyn M. Walker's stallion Teles Were Dreamin (Meteles Cat x Reys Dreamgirl x Dual Rey) to a 219 to share the lead in Open Snaffle Bit Futurity herd work, as well as the Intermediate Open herd. Jordan Furnish is the breeder of Teles Were Dreamin. Baldus currently leads the Open and Intermediate Open aggregate with a 441 (222 rein). He is tied with Smart Chic An Tari (Smart Chic Olena x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark), ridden by Sarah Dawson for Aaron Ranch, with her 441 (223 rein/ 218 herd).
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Corey Cushing rode Smooth Cat Player 17 (Smooth As A Cat x Lizzys Lil Playgirl x Lizzys Gotta Player) to a 219 for Lynne Wurzer. Smooth Cat Player was bred by James Eakin.
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Limited Open & Level One Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd
Leading the Limited Open and Level One Limited Open herd work is CWR Sanntonio (Sannman x Surfin Calie x Cat Ichi), a 2017 mare ridden by Ricky Piggott for owner Jane Owens with a 218.5. CWR Sanntonio was bred by Devlyn Drake.
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Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive Composite
Center Ranch bred Smooth Cat Player 17 (Woody Be Tuff x Cat Digs Lucinda x High Brow Cat), ridden by Corey Cushing for owner Dave Belson, leads the $10,000-added Gelding Incentive composite with a 439 (220.5 rein/ 218.5 herd).
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Chrome Cash Herd Work High Score
The Chrome Cash Incentive, sponsored by McSpyder Ranch, high herd work score thus far is New Chief In Town (Tinker With Guns x West Coast Cowgirl x West Coast Whiz) owned and bred by Britta Jacobson and ridden by Randy Paul with a 215. Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, that are registered by the American Paint Horse Association.
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October 13 - Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Composite
Working second in the seventh set of the day, leading rider Sarah Dawson lit the leaderboard with a 218 out of the herd to combine with a 223 reined work to yield a 441 composite score. Dawson and Smart Chic An Tari are tied for the top spot in the aggregate with Teles Were Dreamin and Ben Baldus. Smart Chic An Tari (Smart Chic Olena x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark) is owned and bred by Aaron Ranch.

Baldus rode Catelyn M. Walker's stallion Teles Were Dreamin (Meteles Cat x Reys Dreamgirl x Dual Rey) to a 219, which combined with their 222 from the reined work to move them to the top of the Intermediate Open in addition to the Open. Jordan Furnish is the breeder of Teles Were Dreamin.
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Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Composite
Leading the Limited Open is Dr Boonolena (WR This Cats Smart x Badabing Badaboon x Peptoboonsmal) ridden by CJ Shopbell for owner Ann Matthews to a 432.5 (219.5 rein/ 213 herd). Dr Boonolena was bred by Gallegos Performance Horses, LLC.

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Level One Limited Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Composite
Tyus Olson rode his 2017 sorrel mare Sista Jackson (Brother Jackson x Hickorys One Time x One Time Pepto) to a combined 428.5 (217.5 rein/ 211 herd), which leads the Level One Limited Open. Sista Jackson was bred by Daniel Perez.

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Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive Composite
The King N Diamonds (Whizkey N Diamonds x Miss Catty Cash x Nu Cash), ridden by Tucker Robinson for owners and breeders Mike and Linda Silveira, leads the $10,000-added Gelding Incentive available here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity with a 436.5 (220.5 rein/ 216 herd).

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Chrome Cash Reined Work High Score
The Chrome Cash Incentive, sponsored by McSpyder Ranch, high reined work score was Star Chromed Cat (RS Cats Starlight x Peptos Play Reba x Peptos Playboy) owned by Melony and Terence Reed and ridden by Tina Robinson with a 219.5. Star Chromed Cat was bred by Joseph Jipp. Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, that are registered by the American Paint Horse Association.

Trump Twenty Twenty (CD Diamond x Like A Sundance x Like A Diamond) ridden by Ricky Piggott for owner Carlee Piggott leads the APHA Chrome Cash aggregate with a 419.5 (205 rein/ 214.5 herd).

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October 12 - The National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic, held in conjunction with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, showcases reined cow horses expertly ridden in the traditional hackamore. The Open Hackamore Classic herd work was held today in Will Rogers Coliseum at the Will Rogers Memorial Center here in Fort Worth, Texas. Rein and cow work portions of the equine triathlon for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses will run concurrent with the Open, Intermediate Open and Limited Open Hackamore blocks in John Justin Arena on Sunday, October 18.

Open Snaffle Bit Futurity herd work dominates the next two days of action here at the $1.3 million Snaffle Bit Futurity, which will conclude on Saturday, October 24 with the crowning of the 2020 champion and presentation of a $125,000 first-place paycheck.

Open Hackamore Classic Herd Work
Upon conclusion of 10 sets of Open Hackamore Classic herd work it was the team of Hott Rod, ridden by Corey Cushing for owner Lynne Wurzer, who scored a 224 to top the go round. Bred by Austin Adams, Hott Rod is a 2015 stallion sired by Hottish and out of the High Brow Cat daughter Sugars Smart Kitty. Hott Rod had amassed $167,505 in NRCHA lifetime earnings prior to arriving here in Fort Worth, and most recently captured reserve honors at the NRCHA Stallion Stakes Open held in Las Vegas, Nevada in August.

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Intermediate Open and Limited Open Hackamore Classic Herd Work
MC Cowhammer, ridden by Trevor Carter for Bogle Brothers, LLC., scored a 223 to top the herd work segment of Intermediate Open and Limited Open Hackamore Classic competition. Bred by Bogle Brothers, LLC., MC Cowhammer is a 2015 stallion sired by Metallic Cat and out of the mare GunSmart Gay by Playgun.

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Level One Open Hackamore Classic Herd Work
Sam Gallaher rode his 2015 stallion Ridin A Metallic (Metallic Cat x Sweet Shorty Lena x Shorty Lena) to a 216 for top honors in the Level One Open Hackamore Classic herd work. Alvin and Becky Fults are the breeders of Ridin A Metallic.

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Open Hackamore Classic Novice Horse Herd Work
Like Shine Wine (Shine Chic Shine x Ben Smokin Pine x Bueno Starlight), a 2016 gelding ridden by Clay Volmer for owner and breeder Shaleah Hester, marked a 219.5 to win the Hackamore Classic Novice Horse herd work.

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October 11 - Day No. 2 of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, saw more brilliant performances by the top 3-year-old equine tri-athletes in the country as the Open reined work preliminaries came to a close in John Justin Arena at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Each owner and rider team is gunning for their share of the total event payout, which is projected to reach $1.3 million. The Open Futurity Champion will leave Fort Worth, Texas, $125,000 richer upon conclusion of the Finals on October 24.

Open Futurity Rein Work Prelims
Three leading NRCHA Professionals shared the Open Futurity rein work preliminary round win with identical scores of 223. Each team collected a $3,167 paycheck. Nick Dowers' score of 223 aboard Smart Time Out, owned and bred by Jerry Beukelman, set the bar high. Smart Time Out is sired by 2013 Snaffle Bit Futurity champion Time For The Diamond and out of NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse One Smart Lil Tucker by NRCHA million-dollar sire Very Smart Remedy. Also scoring a 223 was Sarah Dawson with an impeccable performance aboard Smart Chic An Tari (Smart Chic Olena x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark) owned and bred by Aaron Ranch. Rounding out the three-way tie was DT Hickorys Playtime ridden by Kelby Phillips for owner and breeder DT Horses, LLC. DT Hickorys Playtime is sired by Hickory Holly Time and out of the Freckles Playboy daughter Play Like Clay.

Smart Time Out also leads the $10,000-added Gelding Incentive available here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. A $400 entry fee is required to enter the gelding division, which will disperse a 90 percent payout. More than 40 supporters donated to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive.

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Intermediate Open Futurity Rein Work Prelims
Ben Baldus rode Catelyn M. Walker's stallion Teles Were Dreamin (Meteles Cat x Reys Dreamgirl x Dual Rey) to a 222 and the Intermediate Open rein work win. Jordan Furnish is the breeder of Teles Were Dreamin.

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Limited Open Futurity Rein Work Prelims
Clinton Anderson and Angela Massey’s gelding DontDrinkAndWorkCows (Metallic Cat x Seca Rey Lena x Dual Rey) marked a 221 in Limited Open rein work to tie for the win with GunnaLetThePaintFlo and Trey Pool. David Hartman is the breeder of DontDrinkAndWorkCows.

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Level One Limited Open Futurity Rein Work
GunnaLetThePaintFlo (GunnaTrashYa x Like To Flo x Like A Diamond), ridden by Trey Pool for owners and breeders Jeff and Wendy Oswood, marked a 221 to win the Level One Limited Open rein work preliminary round.

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APHA Chrome Cash
Valentines Hickory (Hickory Holly Time x Smartlittlevalentine x JR Red Diablo) owned by Peggy Cummings and ridden by EJ Laubscher leads the Chrome Cash standings with a 218.5. Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries that are eligible via status as American Paint Horse Association registered.

October 10 - Preliminary round action of the much anticipated National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity ®, presented by Metallic Cat, commenced on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, with the Open Futurity reined work preliminaries. Now in its 51st year and returning to Fort Worth for the fourth year consecutively, the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity is among the most thrilling equine events in the Western performance horse industry. With this year’s payout projected to reach $1.3 million and the Open Futurity Champion leaving $125,000 richer, the Snaffle Bit Futurity attracts skilled horsemen and -women from across the United States and Canada, all of whom will be in pursuit of coveted titles here in cowtown October 10 - 24, 2020.

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Open Futurity Rein Work Prelims
With 12 sets of Open Snaffle Bit Futurity reined work complete Nick Dowers leads the field of 226 Open entries with a score of 223 aboard Smart Time Out. The 2017 bay gelding owned and bred by Jerry Beukelman is sired by 2013 Snaffle Bit Futurity champion Time For The Diamond and out of NRCHA Supreme Reined Cow Horse One Smart Lil Tucker by NRCHA million-dollar sire Very Smart Remedy.

Smart Time Out also leads the $10,000-added Gelding Incentive available here at the Snaffle Bit Futurity. A $400 entry fee is required to enter the gelding division, which will disperse a 90 percent payout. More than 40 supporters donated to the Snaffle Bit Futurity Gelding Incentive.

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Intermediate & Limited Open Futurity Rein Work Prelims
Clinton Anderson rode Angela Massey’s gelding DontDrinkAndWorkCows (Metallic Cat x Seca Rey Lena x Dual Rey) to a 221, which currently shares top honors in both the Intermediate Open and Limited Open reined work preliminaries. David Hartman is the breeder of DontDrinkAndWorkCows.

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Level One Limited Open Futurity Rein Work
GunnaLetThePaintFlo (GunnaTrashYa x ManyTimes x One Time Pepto), ridden by Trey Pool for owners and breeders Jeff and Wendy Oswood, also marked a 221 to tie for the current Intermediate and Limited Open reined work lead. GunnaLetThePaintFlo and Trey Pool also topped today’s Level One Limited Open reined work.

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APHA Chrome Cash
Valentines Hickory (Hickory Holly Time x Smartlittlevalentine x JR Red Diablo) owned by Peggy Cummings and ridden by EJ Laubscher leads the Chrome Cash standings. Chrome Cash adds $2,000 for entries that are eligible via status as American Paint Horse Association registered.

To all of our exhibitors here at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, be sure to keep an eye on your email. Your run will be emailed to you thanks to our presenting video sponsor, Scooter Kat.
 
Owners and exhibitors—don’t forget to claim your free web image! Each horse entered in the show receives a saddle pad number with a code which is used to claim your free web image, compliments of Primo Morales Photography.  

Judges for this year’s Snaffle Bit Futurity are Tom Buckingham, Bobby Ingersoll, Dan Roeser, Jim Spence and Cailey Wilson.

Sets 13 through 19 of Open Snaffle Bit Futurity reined work will take place Sunday, October 11 and will be followed by five sets of Level One Limited Open Futurity contestants.

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About the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity ®
Now in its 51st year, the iconic NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity features an appealing multi-level competition format for trainers, which consists of Open, Cinch Intermediate Open and Limited Open divisions. The $141,000-added Non Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity provides lucrative incentives for non professional reined cow horse enthusiasts across all divisions, including Amateur and Limited.

The NRCHA Hackamore Classic for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses is featured in Fort Worth, along with a full slate of NRCHA horse show classes boasting $95,800 in added prize money—including the thrilling $25,000 Holy Cow Performance Horses Open Bridle—across all divisions.

The $15,000-added AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge, the Cowboy Class Invitational presented by MC Cowhammer, Cow Horse For Cutters and Beginning Fence Work divisions offer something for literally all skill levels.

The Snaffle Bit Futurity is much more than a horse show. The event encompasses ancillary activities like the Mars Equestrian™ National Finals Cow Dog Rodear, the DT Horses and American Rope Horse Association Futurity and a host of Snaffle Bit Futurity Youth Activities sponsored by Bet He Sparks that range from Leadline to Buckaroo Flag Classes. Additionally, Western Bloodstock Sales provide the perfect chance to shop the elite reined cow horse market, while the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sponsor Showcase offers the finest in tack, clothing, equipment and more.

By NRCHA Press Release

Published in Cowhorse

A great season finale for ERCHA with the Futurity & Autumn Show held in Travagliato, Italy.

It was a One Man Show for Giovanni Campanaro who took the $15,000-added ERCHA/NRCHA OKAMI Ranch Open Futurity title riding Cap Bet Aristo Cat, tied for the Reserve Championship with Shesa Genuinelypepto and qualified six horses for the Finals!
The spotlight was on Italian Professional Giovanni Campanaro on Sunday afternoon in Travagliato, Italy, where the European Reined Cow Horse (ERCHA)/National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Cow Work Futurity Finals were held.

Published in Cowhorse

The National Reined Cow Horse Association proud to announce that WestWorld of Scottsdale will host the 2021 NRCHA Derby presented by DT Horses LLC, home of NRCHA champion stallions Hickory Holly Time and Nineteen Ten. A multi-year agreement between the world-renowned equestrian facility and NRCHA makes Scottsdale, Arizona, home to the NRCHA Derby, which features 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses, beginning in June 2021 through 2023.

Published in Cowhorse
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 06:38

2020 NRCHA World Championship Qualification

After extensive research and consideration, the NRCHA Board of Directors have modified World Championship qualification requirements for the 2020 show season. The show season will end on November 15, 2020, as usual, but the "top twenty" and "in the same region" requirements have been waived for this year.

Published in Pro Rodeo Events

The National Reined Cow Horse Association has returned to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Stallion Stakes. For eight consecutive years, the elite South Point Arena and Equestrian Center has been home to the NRCHA Stakes.

The event, historically held in March, features 4-and 5-year-old horses who are sired by Subscribed Stallions. This year, the rescheduled Stakes will also feature a Pre-Futurity for 3-year-old horses. In addition to these robust limited age events, the Stakes offers a complete set of horse show classes and several three-event spectaculars. For nine days, the top horses and riders in the country will vie for $500,000 in payouts and a plethora of prizes.

Published in Cowhorse

ERCHA/NRCHA Pre Futurity & Derby: Smart Play Wyatt rides Giovanni Campanaro to the Pre Futurity and Derby Open Championships; Eliane Gfeller and CR Rosie The Riveter take the Non Pro Derby title, and Alessandro Tugnoli riding Smarttarisdeal claims the Pre Futurity Non Pro Championship.

Published in Cowhorse

NRCHA Eastern Derby
July 14 - 19 /// Cordova (Memphis), Tennessee

The National Reined Cow Horse Association is proud to debut its first premier event east of the Mississippi. The Dom Conicelli Memorial Eastern Derby, presented by MARS Equestrian™, has been added to the premier event schedule. For 2020, the Eastern Derby will be held at the AgriCenter International ShowPlace Arena, in Cordova, Tennessee. Added money of $64,450 will be dispersed among a Pre-Futurity, Derby, two full-slates of horse show classes and several spectaculars. A free, live webcast will be available throughout the duration of the event.

Published in Cowhorse

After careful evaluation of the current situation, the ERCHA Board met and voted on the following changes made in the best interest of our members:
• The ERCHA/NRCHA FUTURITY and the ERCHA/NRCHA AUTUMN SHOW, will take place in Travagliato on September 24-27.
• The added money will remain the
$ 20.000-added ERCHA/NRCHA Futurity
$ 3.300-added ERCHA/NRCHA Autumn Show
$ 1.750-added ERCHA Championship
• ERCHA/NRCHA DERBY & ERCHA/NRCHA FUTURITY FINALS will also be held for the Limited Open and Intermediate Non Pro divisions
• We are pleased to announce that the ERCHA/NRCHA Non Pro Hackamore has been added to the ERCHA Championship classes starting from the upcoming Derby.

Published in Cowhorse

A thrilling day of reined cow horse action on Saturday, June 13, wrapped up the main event at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby. Open and non pro riders took center stage at the WestWorld of Scottsdale in sunny Arizona. The top combined score rode away with the prestigious NRCHA Derby Champion title and a share of more than $330,000.

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