What did it take to make the cut for the NRHA Futurity Open finals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma?
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The EquiStat Magic Cross statistics are an indication of which pedigree crosses are earning the most money in today's Western performance horse industry.
Highlights of the 2021 NRHA Markel Futurity Sales include half-siblings to major reining winners, million-dollar sires and leading maternal families.
The bubble scores have been set, and the leader of the NRHA Futurity Non-Pro is Jennifer Gilliam.
The NRHA Futurity is the pinnacle of reining's show season. Horses at this show don't just win at Jim Norick Arena; they write their names in the sport's history books.
The field of more than 400 entries in the NRHA Futurity Open is a lot smaller now.
Stepping into the Open division is an intimidating feat, and competing from the first hole in a deep NCHA Futurity Limited Open finals only adds to the pressure.
Brian Bell was fast off the blocks this week in Oklahoma City, winning the NAAC with a stallion who has deep roots with Bell's own.
A stallion's first foal crop to compete at the futurities is exhilarating. Things become even more interesting when that freshman sire is Copy Cat, a clone of the great High Brow Cat.