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 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 $125,000 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.
Limited Age Event Added Money totaling $606,419 includes $491,419 total added to the Open, Cinch Intermediate Open and Limited Open. $100,000 is added to the Discount Tire Non Pro Futurity along with $5,000 added to the Level One Limited Open, the Amateur and 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. Again this year is the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
ENTRY INFORMATION / SCHEDULE
2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity Terms and Conditions – includes Futurity Entry Form
Hackamore Classic/Horse Show/AQHA Ranching Heritage Show Information – includes Entry Form
Show Schedule as of 7/24/17
Stabling Request Form
** NRCHA Office will provide your stall assignment to the rental company.
SLOTS FOR SALE
*REMINDER* Open slots can be converted to Non Pro slots (and vice versa) until September 11th.
8/7/17 – Jay McLaughlin / 417.861.6963 (2 slots for sale)
8/8/17 – Mike Major / 719.469.2109
8/10/17 – Michelle Cannon / 210.381.3132 / Michelle@CannonQuarterHorses.com
8/14/17 – Melissa Rivas / 805.331.2408 / Melissa@SanLucasRanch.com
8/14/17 – Trish Valasek / 308.750.5371
8/15/17 – Andrew Steiger / 805.610.6589
8/15/17 – Abby Mixon / 580.768.1453 / firstname.lastname@example.org
8/18/17 – Michelle Yates / 509.949.9012
Non Pro Slots
8/17/17 – Wyatt Glade / 406.951.2452 c / 406.421.5695 h / email@example.com
SpringHill Suites Fort Worth University
3250 Lovell Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Group Code: NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Attendee
3150 Riverfront Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Group Code: NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
1300 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Group Code: National Reined Cow Horse Association 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity
2018 Dates: TBD