2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity

Cinch, NRCHA Sponsor

SEPTEMBER 22 – OCT 4, 2014    /////    RENO, NV
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The 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion, Time For The Diamond (One Time Pepto x Diamonds With Style x Playin Stylish), shown by Nick Dowers and owned by Dowers’ family’s Triple D Ranches.

From humble beginnings in 1970, with a mere 27 entries, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity has flourished into one of the most prestigious and exciting events in the Western performance industry. Many cow horse enthusiasts describe their first Snaffle Bit Futurity experience as the reason they became hooked on the spine-tingling sport. Hundreds of horses and thousands of fans from across the U.S., Canada and overseas make the journey to Reno, Nevada, for the Futurity each year.

Thrills, and sometimes spills, abound as 3-year-old horses test their athleticism in a trio of demanding events: herd work, rein work and fence work. The reward for the best performance is the $100,000 first-place Open Championship paycheck, and the total payout for all the divisions at the show is expected to top $1.1 million. Other Futurity activities include the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous Best of the West trade show; the Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; and horse show classes for horses age 4 and older.

The annual Raffle Filly giveaway also is a Futurity mainstay. For the price of a single $10.00 ticket, you could win your very own royally-bred, started 2-year-old with a paid entry to the 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity! The Raffle Filly is donated every year by the Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, California.

Limited Age Event Added Money totaling $428,000 includes $328,000 added to the Open and Cinch Intermediate Open.  $100,000 is added to the Discount Tire Non Pro Futurity along with $5,000 added to the Amateur and $5,000 added to the Non Pro Limited Futurity.

Horse Show Added Money totals $33,500 and includes a $7,000 Added Open Bridle and Open Hackamore and $3,000 added Non Pro Bridle and Non Pro Hackamore.

Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals Tickets will be on sale soon.  Please check back.

Hotel Information:
Official Headquarters Host Hotel – Silver Legacy Resort Casino: From $69 Sun – Thur & $119 Fri – Sat.  Call 800-687-8733 and use group code SBF14.

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino:  From $59 Mon – Thur & $119 Fri-Sat.
Click here for online registration for Grand Sierra Resort and Casino  or call 1-800-648-5080 and reference the group name: National Reined Cow Horse Association.

More hotels coming soon!

Saturday, September 27th: AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge
Details coming soon!

October 2-4, 2014: Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales

September 26-October 4: Best of the West Trade Show Information

2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Schedule
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Exhibitor’s Packet
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Age Event Entry Form
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show Entry Form Due in office, Sept 12.
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Stabling Request Form  Please use this form to order stalls. Due Aug 15.
2014 Hall of Fame Banquet Reservation Form

Run To Reno Qualifiers

Slots For Sale
Open slot for sale – Jim Reid 206-979-9449 (listed 7/23/14)

Slots for sale will be posted to this page.  Owners wishing to sell slots should email the request to carriemcbride@nrcha.com.  Questions can be directed to the office – 940-488-1500.

Potential buyers should contact the seller and will pay the seller for the slot directly.  The seller will inform the office who the buyer is.  The buyer is then responsible for any remaining payments upon the due dates as well as the slot transfer fee.  The buyer will also need to provide a new entry form.

You may purchase a Non Pro slot and change it into an Open slot or purchase an Open and change it into a Non Pro slot, up until August 15.  The transfer fee is $250 through August 15.


2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity dates are September 21 – October 3, 2015 in Reno, NV.