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At the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, the conclusion of the Non Pro preliminaries not only determined who would advance to Friday's clean slate finals, they also decided the Championships in two divisions: the Amateur and the Non Pro Limited.
News from the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
Stephen Silva and Talkin Prize
The 3-year-old horses had a day off from showing Sept. 28 at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nev., while the spotlight shined on the seasoned equine campaigners and their riders in the Non Pro Bridle and Non Pro Limited divisions.
The first leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, is complete at the 2014 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nev., with Smooth Classical (Smooth As A Cat x Classical CD x CD Olena) and Todd Bergen winning the round in the Open division with a 222. Smooth Classical, a stallion owned by Pam Bailey, Golden, Colo., earned $1,500 for the win, as well as a Gist buckle and a trophy sponsored by the National Cutting Horse Association.
At this time three years ago, they were weanlings. Now, hundreds of talented young horses from the foal crop of 2011 face the biggest test of their young lives: the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity. A $100,000 prize awaits the Open Futurity Champion, and the entire show is expected to pay out more than $1.1 million. The 44th annual NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity begins Monday, Sept. 22 and continues through Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Reno Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nev.
The second annual Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena on .
It took a 221 to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby Level(L) 4 Open Championship, sponsored by KL Performance Horses. When Cira Baeck of Belgium, riding Colonels Shining Gun for Katarzyna Roleska, burst in the pen, she set a 219.5 to beat. Her deep stops, fast spins and trademark circles earned her a 221 and the title!
Being a registry in addition to a competitive trail riding association the American Competitive Trail Horse Association has records on all of the horses that participate as members. "Our registry indicated 1,762 horses have been taken out of rescues, or rescue situations, to work at ACTHA. As far as I know we are alone in being able to document name of owner and contact information for every rescue horse ACTHA has helped to return to the workplace. And nothing makes me and our staff prouder," say Carrie Scrima a Founder of ACTHA.
The qualifying go-round of the Euro74,500-added KL Performance Horses Open Derby opened the NRHA European Derby in Manerbio, Italy today. Ninety-three horse-rider combinations in the four levels rode for a spot in the finals in the Palasturla arena.
As the final horse-and-rider duo to go down the fence in eight sets of Futurity Open competition, Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch dominated the Protect the Harvest/Lucas Oil National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity Open.
November 11th is always reserved as Veterans Day in observance of the signing of the armistice ending World War One in 1918. ACTHA is shooting for 111 events on Veterans Day week end with all proceeds, except direct administrative costs, going to Veteran Outreach Programs like Horses4Heroes where ACTHA has been successful finding members to set up local chapters.
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