NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finalists Determined

imageBlind Sided & Jay McLaughlin chase a cow during the Open preliminary fence workThey cut in the herd work, they spun and slid in the rein work and they galloped full throttle down the fence. Now the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries are over and Open riders know who will compete in the clean-slate finals this Saturday, Oct. 5.

The top composite preliminary score in the Open, a 664, belonged to Blind Sided (Peptoboonsmal x Lil Miss Shiney Chex x Shining Spark), shown by Jay McLaughlin and owned by Aaron Ranch. The roan stallion worked his way to a 218 in the herd work, won the rein work round with a 225 and finished strong with a 221 in the cow work preliminaries.

McLaughlin has two other horses in Saturday’s finals: Shining Stuff, also owned by Aaron Ranch; and Bossie, owned by Bob & Kate Bellew.

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Here are the Futurity Open finalists with their scores from the preliminary round:

(Horse/Rider/Owner/Composite score)

  1. Blind Sided/Jay McLaughlin/Aaron Ranch/664
  2. Royal Smart Fletch/Boyd Rice/Kit & Charlie Moncrief/658.5
  3. Moms Hail Cat/Corey Cushing/Kevin & Sydney Knight/656
  4. Woodys Smart Bet/Chris Dawson/Jack Bogart/654.5
  5. Playin It Smooth/Jake Gorrell/Kalpowar Quarter Horses/654
  6. Peptos Shiney Pistol/Todd Bergen/Roxanne Koepsell/654
  7. Magicality/Anne M. Reynolds/Joyce Pearson/653
  8. Rubys Radar/Zane Davis/Billie Filippini/653
  9. Time For The Diamond/Nick Dowers/Triple D Ranches/652.5
  10. Shinee Hot Wheels/Justin Lawrence/Bill & Janiejill Tointon/652
  11. Shining Stuff/Jay McLaughlin/Aaron Ranch/652
  12. Bed Head Cat/Kelby Phillips/Garth & Amanda Gardiner/651
  13. Uno What Time It Flo/Todd Crawford/Julie Gibbons/651
  14. Camilla The Cat/Jake Telford/Newt White/651
  15. Bugs Boony/Chris Dawson/Chris Dawson/651
  16. Dressin Up/Jake Gorrell/Newt White/650.5
  17. Johnny/Clayton Edsall/Clayton Edsall/650.5
  18. Jackies Sparkle/Phillip Ralls/Estelle Roitblat/650.5
  19. One Big Time Secret/Corey Cushing/Karilyn Crolius/650
  20. Im Nitro/Luke Jones/David Pratt/650
  21. Black Design/Phillip Ralls/Pat Roberts/650
  22. Hickory Holly Time/Kelby Phillips/Garth & Amanda Gardiner/650
  23. Bossie/Jay McLaughlin/Bob & Kate Bellew/649
  24. Jules Hickory Star/Ken Wold/Daniel Perez/648.5
  25. Lil Shiny Long Legs/Zane Davis/Michelle Cannon/647.5
  26. Starey/Robbie Boyce/Cowan Select Horses LLC/647.5
  27. Sparktilion/Zane Davis/Michelle Cannon/647.5