Some of the sales held during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity will have new names this year.
Officials with the NRHA announced Friday they were renaming the Select Yearling Sale, Select Breeders Sale and Marketplace Sale. All will be held Dec. 2 during the NRHA Markel Futurity Sales in Oklahoma City.
According to a statement from the NRHA, the quality and integrity of the NRHA Markel Futurity Sales is reflected in the records of exemplary graduates of previous sales and those horses have won millions in NRHA earnings since the first 2-year-olds were sold in 1993. To represent the elevated quality of horses sold in each sale, the Sale Task Force has renamed three of the four sales. The Select Yearling Sale will now be the Elite Yearling Sale, the Select Breeders Sale has been renamed the Preferred Breeders Sale, and the Marketplace Sale will now be known as the Premier Sale.
As in the past, the sales will offer a two-year-old reining prospects, yearlings, stallions, broodmares, and show horses from leading breeders, owners, and trainers. All sales are managed by the NRHA staff with support and direction from the NRHA Sales Task Force. Rick Clark, John Tague, Rosanne Sternberg, Frank Costantini, Tim Anderson, Rick Ford and Jake Dahl serve on this task force along with NRHA Senior Manager of ReinerSuite and Futurity Sales Angie Honeywell.
“The Sale Task Force felt these names were a better representation of the high-quality horses we have. Sale graduates from each sale have been incredibly successful in the show pen and breeding barn, and they wanted every aspect of the NRHA Markel Futurity Sales to reflect that,” Honeywell said in the statement.
The deadline to consign is August 31, and this year’s selection process has been streamlined with the elimination of photography and video requirements for yearlings, and modified 2-year-old preview opportunities. For more consignment information, visit NRHA.com/Sales.