NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Returns to Reno

nrcha-logoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, the organization’s largest and most prestigious premier event, will return Sept. 18-Oct. 1, 2016, to the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada.

Since 1970, the year of the first Snaffle Bit Futurity, the event has exploded in popularity, and it is now a mainstay on the fall calendar for reined cow horse competitors and enthusiasts.

“The NRCHA intends to completely satisfy its relationship with the Reno Livestock Events Center. We are currently evaluating the best possible location for the Snaffle Bit Futurity beyond 2016, but next year’s event will, without question, be held in the familiar setting of Reno, Nevada, at the Livestock Events Center,” said NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn.

Since its inception, the Snaffle Bit Futurity has also been held in Fresno, Sacramento and Santa Rosa, California; and in Las Vegas. 

2016 NRCHA Premier Event Schedule:

Celebration of Champions/World’s Greatest Horseman

Feb. 12-20 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas

NRCHA Stallion Stakes

March 27-April 2 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas


June dates to be determined at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

Sept. 18-Oct. 1, 2016 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center in Reno

NRCHA Hackamore Classic

Sept. 18-25, 2016 in conjunction with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno

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