A foal lounges in a field at Brazos Valley Stallion Station. Offspring of 18 stallions managed by the Texas facility will be eligible for a new incentive at two major futurities. • Photo by Bee Silva, courtesy of Brazos Valley Stallion Station.

Brazos Valley Announces New Multi-Stallion Futurity Incentive

Brazos Valley Stallion Station announced a new incentive for offspring of 18 of its stallions competing at two of next year’s biggest futurities.

Called the Brazos Valley Super Stallion Incentive, it will be paid out for placings at the 2022 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity and the National Cutting Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity. It is open to any offspring of participating stallions managed by Brazos Valley during the 2022 breeding season.

Funded by a portion of each 2022 breeding to participating stallions, the incentive will pay 10 places in the Open class of the 2022 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and the Open, Non-Pro and Amateur classes in the 2022 NCHA Futurity.

Total payouts are not yet available. However, officials at Brazos Valley estimated that, had the Super Stallion Incentive been in place this year, horses by eligible offspring would have competed for roughly $435,000 in the NCHA Futurity Open; $181,000 in the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro; $108,000 in the NCHA Futurity Amateur and $80,000 in the NRCHA Futurity Open.

Brazos Valley Stallion Station General Manager Frank Merrill said the concept is that all offspring of eligible stallions that are competing in the designated classes at those two shows in 2022 are able to participate in the incentive.

“The 2-year-olds right now that are by stallions that are eligible – the eligible stallions that are going to stand here next year – those 2-year-olds are all eligible to participate in this incentive program [as 3-year-olds in 2022],” he said.

Eligible stallions: Badboonarising, Bama Jelly, Dual Rey, Dual Reyish, Dual Smart Rey, Catolena Cashin In, Cool N Hot, Countin Hot Checks, CR Gotcha Covered, Hashtags, Hit Tha Flo, Metallic Cat, Metallic Rebel, Meteles Cat, Rollz Royce, Shining CD Light, Smooth Talkin Style and Spots Hot.