The NRCHA will offer spectator tickets to the 2020 NRCHA Futurity. There will be restrictions to remain compliant with health restrictions on large gatherings. • Photo by Primo Morales.

Spectators Allowed at 2020 Snaffle Bit Futurity

Spectators will be allowed at the 2020 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity. There will be some restrictions.

Officials with the Pilot Point, Texas-based association announced Tuesday that tickets for the Open will go on sale later this month for the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Metallic Cat. Attendance is free with the exception of the Open rein work and cow work finals on Saturday, Oct. 24, which is ticketed.

“We are excited at the opportunity to have fans attend one of the most coveted nights in the Western performance industry,” the NRCHA said in its announcement. “We have missed our fans and look forward to seeing you all in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center & Facilities October 10 – 24.”

A link to purchase tickets will published on once available. 

There will be restrictions in place to comply with state and local government health guidelines, including that guests must wear masks at all times in compliance with Tarrant County health guidelines. There also will be social distancing-compliant stall assignments and seating arrangements, as well as designated sponsor show case spaces, a limited number of people in the office spaces and other similar rules.

David Reeves, director of sales at Will Rogers, said the facility allows spectators but has a 50 percent capacity restriction for events at the complex.

The NRCHA says tickets for the Open finals rein work and cow work will be available with social distance guidelines in mind – four seats will be available, the next four will be blocked off, and then the next four seats will be available, etc.

Officials say exhibitor tickets will not be handed out in the show office and that at the time of check in, exhibitors will be provided with a unique code to go online and claim their tickets in the exhibitor seating section. 

Exhibitors will be able to claim their seats after everyone has received their code. That section will be opened online around Oct. 17. There are two tickets for Futurity entries, and one ticket for all other entries.