In the Stats: NRHA Futurity

draw-partyThe NRHA Futurity Platinum Performance Open Draw Party will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day in Oklahoma City – that’s where many of the world’s best reiners will be sharing their holiday meal, as the first go-round of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show kicks off. The Futurity will conclude with the Level 4 Open finals on Saturday, Dec. 5.

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In the Blood: Peptos Stylish Foxy

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Like last issue’s featured horse, May I Be Wild, Peptos Stylish Foxy is another cutting horse doing double duty early in her career. The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA)/Holy Cow Performance Horses Futurity Champion carried Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Grant Setnicka to the win in the Open with a 220.5. She followed that up with double titles in the Futurity Amateur and Unlimited Amateur divisions with Hannah Gamble in the saddle, scoring a 219. Her triple at the PCCHA Futurity earned a total of $42,221.


In the Money: Futurity Prospects

eight-mileEight Mile is one of 556 horses entered in the first go-round of the Open at the NCHA Futurity. The stallion was the highest seller at the 2014 NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale. • Photo by Jim Arnold

One of the biggest and most common dreams in the Western performance horse industry is to win “the big Futurity.” If you’re a cutter, that’s the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. The show starts on Thursday, Nov. 19, with 556 3-year-olds entered in the first go of the Open.

Quarter Horse News compared those 556 Open horses with the sale results from the past three years and found that 160 head went through horse sales between 2012 and 2015, not including horses that were sold as foals in utero in 2011 or early 2012. Several horses sold multiple times, while others were offered only once and returned to their owners when the final bids failed to meet the reserve prices.

If you’re curious what it took to buy an NCHA Futurity prospect, keep reading.

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In the Stats: NCHA Futurity

Inthestats 01 CRTuffHeartedCatRonnieRiceDH WebRonnie Rice, of Centerville, Texas, who has won the Futurity Open three times, is the leading NCHA Futurity Open rider with total earnings of $1,785,875. He is pictured aboard CR Tuff Hearted Cat at the 2012 NCHA Futurity. • Hart Photos

The countdown is on for the annual National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, to be held Nov. 19-Dec. 12 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The event draws some of the best 3-year-old cutting horses in the world, competing for the coveted Futurity Open Championship title and a $200,000 paycheck.

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In the Past: Jim Roeser

Inthepast JimRoeser webJim Roeser (1933-1997) • Photo courtesy of the Roeser family
Recognized as one of the founders of the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association and for his traditional vaquero horsemanship ways, the late Jim Roeser is remembered and respected by many reined cow horse participants.

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In the Know: The Best Reserve Ever

Intheknow CatBlackI RChartier 15SR webCat Black I is a mare Randy Chartier calls “incredible, smart and very athletic.” • Shane Rux Photography

Randy Chartier has nothing but praise for Cat Black I (Smooth As A Cat x Smart Little Gal x Smart Little Lena). The 2007 mare had stifle surgery in early 2014 and has returned to the show pen ready to cut.

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In the Blood: May I Be Wild

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May I Be Wild served double duty in the Calgary Stampede Wrangler Cutting Horse Futurity, held Oct. 14-18 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She rewarded her owners, Russ and Julie Elrod, of Terrebonne, Oregon, with the Open Championship and Non-Pro Reserve Championship. She carried Russ in the Open, winning $17,026, and Julie in the Non-Pro, earning $6,569.
May I Be Wild is a 2012 filly bred by Jeffrey Paul Boggess, of Bend, Oregon. The Elrods officially became the owners of this filly in October 2013.

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In The Stats: Idaho RCHA Futurity, Derby & Show

InTheStats VerySmartFloJo AReynolds 07S web2007 Futurity Open Champions Very Smart Flo Jo and Annie Reynolds • Photo by Scootemnshootem

The annual Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association (IRCHA) Futurity, Derby and Show will kick off this Wednesday, Oct. 21, and run through Sunday, Oct. 25. The show is held at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho.