Jameson wins NRCHA raffle colt; Norris wins Sundowner trailer

On Sunday, October 5, during the Open Finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, there are some winners each year who never compete in the arena, but the excitement for their win is no less tangible.On Sunday, October 5, during the Open Finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, there are some winners each year who never compete in the arena, but the excitement for their win is no less tangible.

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On Sunday, October 5, during the Open Finals of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, there are some winners each year who never compete in the arena, but the excitement for their win is no less tangible.

An annual highlight of the event is the NRCHA Raffle Colt Drawing and this year’s winner was Sharyn Jameson of Prineville, Oregon.

Due to an injury, the 2003 NRCHA Raffle Colt, Dandylion Nic, had been withdrawn prior to the Snaffle Bit Futurity. He was replaced with Dualin Bay, by Mister Dual Pep out of Tivios Illusion by Sir Tivio San and Dualin Bay was presented daily to the Reno Crowd in the Livestock Events Center.

John Ward, of the Ward Ranch, which donates a special colt for this raffle each year, explained that Dandylion Nic had experienced some soundness problems and rather than continue with him, the decision was made to substitute the bay Mister Dual Pep son.

Jameson, who said she had "never won anything like this before!" was on hand to pick up her colt and said she’ll definitely take advantage of the pre-paid entry into the 2004 Snaffle Bit Futurity, which comes with the colt. "We’ll be back!" she noted.

The Raffle Colt program benefits the National Reined Cow Horse Association and in 2003 funds were earmarked to support the World’s Greatest Horseman competition.

Kim Norris of Placerville, California Wins the Sundowner Raffle Trailer

In a special drawing held on Sunday, October 5 during the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Kim Norris of Placerville, California won the Sundowner Raffle Trailer.

Sponsored for the second year by Sundowner, the drawing in the Reno Livestock Events Center during the open finals completed a nation-wide raffle.

Norris, of Placerville, California, was surprised when she got the call at her home telling her she had won the trailer, valued at $14,870.

"I had told my husband we needed to get home so I could see if they’d called me to tell me I’d won, but I was just joking. Then when I got home there was a message from the NRCHA Office telling me I really had won!"

The Raffle Trailer is a fully equipped 2-horse slant load "727" bumper pull.