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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The preliminary rounds are complete at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, Calif. The herd, rein and cow work prelims not only determine who will advance to the clean-slate finals on Saturday, June 14; they also decide the champions in the Open Novice Horse, Level 1 Limited Open, Amateur, and Non Pro Limited divisions.
The first leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, is complete for Non Pro competitors at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby in Paso Robles, Calif.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association has released a new "Introduction to Reined Cow Horse" video, designed to familiarize National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) contestants with the newest event in the NHSRA competitive lineup.
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