2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity

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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.

Click Here for Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals Tickets
Tickets on sale now!

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: NRCH14

Nugget: From $59 a night
Call 800-648-1177 and use group code GSBF14

Airport Plaza Best Western: From $52 a night
www.bestwestern.com/AirportPlazaHotel  Call 775-348-6370 and use group code: 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity

Special Events at The Snaffle Bit Futurity
Saturday, September 27th: AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Entry packet listed under Forms below.
October 2-4, 2014: Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales
September 26-October 4: Best of the West Trade Show Information
October 4: Raffle Filly Drawing Click here for information!

2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity: Open, Int. Open, Ltd. Open & Level One Ltd. Open Draw
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity: Non Pro, Int. Non Pro, Nov. Non Pro & Amt Draw
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity: Non Pro Limited Draw
Fresh Cattle Practice Draw

2014 SBF Stall Assignment List (posted 9/16)
PLEASE NOTE: There is no stall map for the stalls listed in the assignments as: Temp. These will be on the North side of the sale barn stalls.
Stall Map Barn 1
Stall Map Barn 7-8
Stall Map Barns 9-24
Stall Map Pavillion

2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Schedule
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Exhibitor’s Packet
AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Entry Packet
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Limited Age Event Entry Form
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show Entry Form
2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Stabling Request Form
2014 Hall of Fame Banquet Reservation Form
2014 Run To Reno Finals Qualifiers

Open slot for sale – Jackie Massimino 208-841-8451 or e-mail: riverine2@heritagewifi.com (listed 9/6) All fees paid. Includes stall and Fresh Cattle Practice.

Open slot for sale – Dana Jones (815)603-0015 or email danmarqh@gmail.com. All fees paid, includes stall. (listed 9/9)

Open slot for sale – Anna Nicolazzi 530-268-3314. All fees paid.  (listed 9/9)

Open slot for sale – Michael Vantreight 250-883-0449. All fees paid, includes stall and fresh cattle practice. (listed 9/10)

Open slot for sale – Patty Ralls 805-455-3057 All fees paid, stall not included. (listed 9/10)

Open slot for sale – Bob Brock 509-526-8032 or 509-520-4568.  All fees paid, includes stall & fresh cattle practice.  All offers considered. (listed 9/15)

Open slot for sale – Jerry Myer 403-988-7119 or email jerry@integritypostframe.com. All fees paid, includes stall & fresh cattle practice. (listed 9/15)

Non Pro slot for sale – Vanessa Lawrence 805-290-6544 or Vanessa@cool-pak.com. All fees paid, includes stall. (listed 9/16)

Open slot for sale – Patricia Geddes 719-339-0217 or geddes.p@gmail.com.  All fees paid, includes stall. (listed 9/17)

Slots sold as of September 3rd cannot change between open and non pro slots. They must sell as is and will be drawn during the slot draw, held on September 21st. See terms and conditions for further details.

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 submit to the office, in writing, 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, stating who they purchased the slot from.

As of September 3rd, the slot transfer fee is $500.

Late progressive entries will be accepted until noon the day before the class starts.These late entries will receive late draw positions in accordance with NRCHA rule 9.4.1.


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