The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales spanned three days in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 1-3, and included four sessions of cow horse prospects, proven performers and broodmares. The final session, the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale, resulted in the highest seller, as Shining CD Light brought a final bid of $100,000.
Consigned by Jim Gauthier, Shining CD Light was purchased by Russell Keegan’s Ophir Creek Stables Inc. Sired by CD Lights, Shining CD Light is one of two yearlings out of Jennys Spark, by Shining Spark. The other, a Metallic Cat stallion named Metallic Spark, sold four head later as Hip No. 449 for $26,000.
Jennys Spark is a 2006 mare who had earnings of $17,670 at the time of the sale, according to Equi-Stat. Earlier this year, she was the NRCHA Derby Open Bridle Co-Reserve Champion and was a finalist in the World’s Greatest Horseman competition with Russell Dilday. In 2009, she was an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finalist.
Jennys Spark is a half-sister to Montana Freckles (by Elans Playboy), a cutting earner of $8,117. Their dam is Jenny Montana, by Doc’s Hickory. Jenny Montana has an Equi-Stat record of $44,815 and was the 2001 American Quarter Horse Association Senior Cutting World Champion.
Dual Rey x Moonstruck Cat x High Brow Cat). Arcese and Oswood consigned the 2014 stallion who was purchased by Hooray Ranch for $90,000.The Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale also resulted in the second-highest seller, Moonstruck Striker (
Moonstruck Striker is a half-brother to several top performers, including ARC Cat Her Please ($127,467, by Chic Please), the 2008 AQHA World Champion in Junior Cutting; Moonstruck Pepto ($93,550, by One Time Pepto), the 2011 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Reserve Champion; ARC Moonstruckplease ($52,451, by Chic Please); Red Moons Rising ($19,697, by One Time Pepto); Moonstruck Nic ($16,190, by Nic It In The Bud); and others.
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