Every year, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity is a chance for stallions in the industry to make their mark through the exploits of their 3-year-old sons and daughters.
The leading sire from 2020 NRCHA Futurity (futurity classes only) was Equi-Stat Elite $37 Million Sire Metallic Cat. The National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open Champion sired seven earners of $155,900. His leading earner was Ricato Suave, a son of the mare Hip Hip Sue Rey (by Dual Rey), who earned the Open Co-Reserve Championship with trainer Clay Volmer.
The Top 10 Leading Sires of the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity classes, according to Equi-Stat:
|1||Metallic Cat||$155,901||Open Co-Reserve Champion Ricato Suave ($95,849)|
|2||Hickory Holly Time||$136,851||Non-Pro Champion Illbeyourhickleberry ($33,676)|
|3||Dual Rey||$128,645||Open Champion Selvarey ($125,000)|
|4||Gunnatrashya||$90,941||Open Co-Reserve Champion Snapdragons ($80,000)|
|5||Peptoboonsmal||$74,054||Intermediate Open Reserve Champion Bad To Tha Boon ($46,500)|
|6||Smooth As A Cat||$71,162||Open finalist Smooth Lil Dream ($33,326)|
|7||Shiners Voodoo Dr||$60,357||Limited Open Champion Sweet Voodoo Mama ($44,928)|
|8||Smart Chic Olena||$58,167||Open finalist Smart Chic N Tari ($58,167)|
|9||Woody Be Tuff||$54,384||Open finalist CR Woody Dig It ($47,002)|
|10||Once In A Blu Boon||$45,795||Open finalist Tee Boon ($21,313)|
The competition for leading maternal grandsire, or broodmare sire, for this year’s NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity was an extremely close race.
The winner was the late Dual Rey, whose daughters foaled 3-year-olds who earned $144,640 at this year’s show. Like Metallic Cat, his leading earner was Open Co-Reserve Champion Ricato Suave.
The Top 10 Leading Maternal Grandsires at the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, according to Equi-Stat:
|1||Dual Rey||$144,640||Open Co-Reserve Champion Ricato Suave ($95,849, by Metallic Cat)|
|2||High Brow Cat||$142,049||Open Co-Reserve Champions Snapdragons ($80,000, by Gunnatrashya)|
|3||Peptoboonsmal||$136,931||Novice Non-Pro Champion Playin With Cher ($34,092, by Mr Playinstylish)|
|4||WR This Cats Smart||$127,200||Open Champion Selvarey ($125,000, by Dual Rey)|
|5||Shining Spark||$92,304||Open finalist Smart Chic N Tari ($58,167, by Smart Chic Olena)|
|6||Very Smart Remedy||$83,695||Limited Open Champion Sweet Voodoo Mama ($44,928, by Shiners Voodoo Dr)|
|7||One Time Pepto||$60,090||Open finalist Smooth Lil Dream ($33,326, by Smooth As A Cat)|
|8||Smart Little Lena||$48,107||Open finalist Backseat Dryver ($25,085, by Hydrive Cat)|
|9||Bet On Me 498||$46,500||Intermediate Open Reserve Champion Bad To Tha Boon ($46,500, by Peptoboonsmal)|
|10||Playgun||$41,199||Non-Pro finalist Seven S Razzberry ($17,249, by Blind Sided)|
NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Leading Breeders
The leading breeders of this year’s NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity were Richard and Cheryl Winters, who bred the mare their daughter, Sarah Dawson, rode to the Open Championship — Selvarey.
Selvarey was by Dual Rey and out of Shine Smarter, an outstanding mare by WR This Cats Smart that Dawson still shows in bridle classes.
Top 10 Breeders at 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, according to Equi-Stat:
|1||Richard and Cheryl Winters||Poolville, TX||$125,000|
|2||Aaron Ranch||Commerce, TX||$123,167|
|3||Flag Ranch LLC||Torrington, WY||$116,115|
|4||Flyin V Ranch||Val Verde, CA||$80,000|
|5||Center Ranch||Centerville, TX||$64,384|
|6||San Juan Ranch||Weatherford, TX||$46,017|
|7||Joyce W Pearson||Hailey, ID||$44,928|
|8||DT Horses LLC/Dean Tuftin||Bend, OR||$39,667|
|9||Jordan Furnish||Amarillo, TX||$35,058|
|10||Bret & Amie Paulick||Toole, UT||$33,676|