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Leading Stallions & Breeders from 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

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.

Click here for the full results of the Futurity (3-year-old classes only).

The Top 10 Leading Sires of the 2020 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity classes, according to Equi-Stat:

1Metallic Cat$155,901Open Co-Reserve Champion Ricato Suave ($95,849)
2Hickory Holly Time$136,851Non-Pro Champion Illbeyourhickleberry ($33,676)
3Dual Rey $128,645Open Champion Selvarey ($125,000)
4Gunnatrashya$90,941Open Co-Reserve Champion Snapdragons ($80,000)
5Peptoboonsmal $74,054Intermediate Open Reserve Champion Bad To Tha Boon ($46,500)
6Smooth As A Cat$71,162Open finalist Smooth Lil Dream ($33,326)
7Shiners Voodoo Dr$60,357Limited Open Champion Sweet Voodoo Mama ($44,928)
8Smart Chic Olena $58,167Open finalist Smart Chic N Tari ($58,167)
9Woody Be Tuff $54,384Open finalist CR Woody Dig It ($47,002)
10Once In A Blu Boon $45,795Open finalist Tee Boon ($21,313)

Maternal Grandsire

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:

1Dual Rey$144,640Open Co-Reserve Champion Ricato Suave ($95,849, by Metallic Cat)
2High Brow Cat$142,049Open Co-Reserve Champions Snapdragons ($80,000, by Gunnatrashya)
3Peptoboonsmal$136,931Novice Non-Pro Champion Playin With Cher ($34,092, by Mr Playinstylish)
4WR This Cats Smart$127,200Open Champion Selvarey ($125,000, by Dual Rey)
5Shining Spark$92,304Open finalist Smart Chic N Tari ($58,167, by Smart Chic Olena)
6Very Smart Remedy$83,695Limited Open Champion Sweet Voodoo Mama ($44,928, by Shiners Voodoo Dr)
7One Time Pepto$60,090Open finalist Smooth Lil Dream ($33,326, by Smooth As A Cat)
8Smart Little Lena$48,107Open finalist Backseat Dryver ($25,085, by Hydrive Cat)
9Bet On Me 498$46,500Intermediate Open Reserve Champion Bad To Tha Boon ($46,500, by Peptoboonsmal)
10Playgun$41,199Non-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:

1Richard and Cheryl WintersPoolville, TX$125,000
2Aaron RanchCommerce, TX$123,167
3Flag Ranch LLCTorrington, WY$116,115
4Flyin V RanchVal Verde, CA$80,000
5Center RanchCenterville, TX$64,384
6San Juan RanchWeatherford, TX$46,017
7Joyce W PearsonHailey, ID$44,928
8DT Horses LLC/Dean TuftinBend, OR$39,667
9Jordan FurnishAmarillo, TX$35,058
10Bret & Amie PaulickToole, UT$33,676