Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity Bigger and Better than Ever!

The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, billed "Where the finest go First!" is set for October 26-29 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore. Headlined by the Billingsley Ford Open FuturityThe Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, billed "Where the finest go First!" is set for October 26-29 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore. Headlined by the Billingsley Ford Open Futurity

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The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, billed "Where the finest go First!" is set for October 26-29 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore. Headlined by the Billingsley Ford Open Futurity and the WinStar Casino Non Pro Futurity Divisions, the event’s added money has increased over $35,000 more than last year, due to the funds raised from the SWRHA On-Line Stallion Auction.

The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity has long been a preview of the top horses that will be seen a month later at the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City. It was already a great event, but with the boost in added money, the 2006 Futurity will rise to a new level.

Jack Covington, SWRHA Board member, explains, "The new SWRHA On-Line Stallion Auction brought in $35,580 additional added money for the Futurity. That means the added money in the Open Division went from $25,000 to $45,000! In the Intermediate Open, it was $10,000 and is now $20,000. The Limited Open was increased by nearly 25%."

The Non Pro division added money was raised from $10,000 to $15,000, as well.

And there’s more in store for participants at the futurity with the advent of the SWRHA’s innovative new program, the Houston Ranch Mare Incentive. Sponsored by Houston Ranch, the Mare Incentive will pay $2,000 to the highest placing or advancing open mare at the 2006 Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity.

Add to that the fun of the Lil Ruf Peppy Open, where some of the top Open reining horses in the world will compete. Plus, there will be a great Two Frogs Restaurant Friday Night party that features the finals draw and other fun activities from an auction to special entertainment.

For more information about the Southwest Reining Horse Association or the SWRHA Futurity, call 580-759-2572 or visit www.swrha.com.

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