$102,000 2-Year-Old Tops NRCHA Snaffle Bit Sales

Courtesy Quarter Horse News

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales were held Oct. 2-4 in Reno, Nev., during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The two Select sessions recorded increases in averages, with the highest seller coming from the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. Hip No. 439, Miss Peptoleno, topped the sale after the gavel fell at $102,000 for the 2013 sorrel filly. Circle Y Ranch consigned the One Time Pepto daughter who was purchased by Merle Fulton of Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches LP.

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NRCHA $2 Million Rider Todd Crawford Offers Free Reined Cow Horse Clinic for National High School Rodeo Youth

Todd Crawford, the National Reined Cow Horse Association's only $2 Million Rider, will offer advice and assistance to National High School Rodeo Association competitors at the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Fall Festival in Stephenville, Texas.

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AQHA Congratulates Invitation Only, the New No. 1 All-Time Leading Sire

The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to share a pivotal moment in American Quarter Horse history. Invitation Only was named the No. 1 all-time leading sire of AQHA points earned by offspring on October 14, 2014. 

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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finalists Determined; Cinch Intermediate Open and Limited Open Finals Begin Thursday, Oct. 2

There was a three-way tie for the lead in the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open composite with a 656 between Nursin a Hangover (Metallic Cat x Bet On Nurse), shown by Corey Cushing for Mystic Shadow Farm; Big Time in Cowtown (One Time Pepto x Lil Lena Long Legs), shown by John Swales for owner Robbie McKay, and Call Me Mitch (Metallic Cat x Miss Hickory Hill) ridden by Phillip Ralls for owner Estelle Roitblat. 

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Golden Reins Devotes Championship to Maximiliano Conceição

A large audience was in the stands of Querência Equestrian Centre in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to watch on this saturday night, September 27, the professional final of the second edition of Golden Reins, sponsored by the Brazilian Association of Crioulo Horse Breeders (ABCCC in portuguese). 

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First Futurity Champions Crowned in Reno

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.

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Non Pro Bridle, Non Pro Limited and Run To Reno Champions Crowned at NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

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.

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Smooth Classical and Todd Bergen Win Open Round of NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd Work

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.

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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Begins Monday, September 22nd

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. 

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Battle In The Saddle Celebrity Team Penning - Fun for the Whole Family

The second annual Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena on Sunday, October 12, 2014.

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