Implemented in 2006, the Southwest Reining Horse Association’s Online Stallion Service Auction is one of the most successful in the reining industry and has helped the SWRHA Futurity to become and remain one of the National Reining Horse Association’s top five money-added futurities. The 2013 auction began Jan. 15 and concludes on Feb. 28 at 8 pm.
For mare owners, it’s a great place to shop for a stallion for the current breeding season. With 67 stallions currently listed, there are many choices at every price level. Often the stallion services sells for less than the advertised fee. Either way, the resulting foal is eligible for a free entry into the Open Level 4 Futurity or the Non Pro Level 4 Futurity.
Stallion Auction Committee Chair Kathy McCutcheon is optimistic about this year’s auction. “We are very excited to offer such a phenomenal group of stallions in this year’s auction. A huge ‘Thank You!’ goes out to all the stallion owners who have donated. Do not miss your opportunity to bid on the best stallions in the industry!”
In 2013, the proceeds of the auction will again go to provide the bulk of the added money for the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity, set for October 22-27, 2013. In the formula implemented from the beginning, 80 percent of the proceeds of the auction becomes added money for the futurity, with 15 percent used for stallion awards and 5 percent for administration.
The Southwest Reining Horse Association is one of the industry’s largest and most successful affiliate organizations, since its beginning back in 1984. The primary mission of the SWRHA is to promote the breeding, training, and exhibition of the reining horse and its keynote event each year is the annual futurity. Often tagged “Where the Best Go First,” the SWRHA Futurity is a must-attend event for reiners. For most, it is the final stop before the National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City.
For information on the SWRHA – and to start bidding – visit the web site at www.swrha.com.