NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
Only Debbie Crafton's fantastic fence run kept Axl and Abbie Phillips, above, from sweeping the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro classes. Photo by Lillian Kent

For Rider, Gelding, The Grass Is Green in this Paradise City

If the past few months are any indication, CR Tuff Guns N Roses, aka, “Axl,” loves the stage every bit as much as his hard rock namesake. For the second time since August, Axl is returning home to Scottsdale, Arizona, a double winner, this time at the $1.2 million National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle […]
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Non-Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Title A First For Debbie Crafton

When Debbie Crafton entered the Will Rogers Coliseum on the first of her two horses for the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity® Non-Pro finals, she said she felt nothing but confidence.  “I wasn’t pressured up at all,” Crafton said, standing in the arena afterward with Dualin Alittle Time. “I was just […]
Bet Hes Got Style at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

Snaffle Bit Non-Pro Futurity Finalists Ready To Tee Off

Nineteen horses successfully navigated the preliminaries and advanced to the finals of the Non-Pro Futurity. Finals herd work is scheduled for Thursday. Reining and cow work are set for Friday, both at Will Rogers Coliseum. Finalists listed by how they finished in the preliminaries. Twice In A Blu Moon (Once In A Blu Boon x Teletrona x […]
Amy Lund and Bet Hes Got Style

Amy Lund Stylin’ At Amateur Hour at Snaffle Bit Futurity

Amy Lund spent her summer at home, in the farthest reaches of eastern Kansas, feeling at times as if she were beating her head against a wall with this new project she took on. Lund is a championship bridle horse rider, but this initial step into the ranks of the futurity horse at times felt […]
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Sixteen Carat Cat Clinches Futurity Level 1 Limited Open Prize

Sixteen Carat Cat entered the John Justin Arena with an attentive expression and willingness to handle any cow that came out of the gate. When the dust settled, the Beechfork Ranch-bred and -owned mare scored a 222.5, good for a composite of 649.5 after a 220.5 in the herd work and a 206.5 in the […]
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Open Finalists — The Breakdown

As the final days of the long-awaited National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, draw nearer, the field has been thinned for the show’s climactic conclusion at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Below, grouped by rider but otherwise in no particular order, are the NRCHA Snaffle Bit […]
Shane Plummer holding stallion Hydrive Cat

Goodbye, My Friend

Hydrive Cat was humanely euthanized today, Oct. 15. It has been very hard leading up to this day, and now that it is done, there is a heaviness that will be with me for quite some time. It was the right thing to do. Watching that magnificent specimen deteriorate was so awful. “Hydrive” sustained a stifle […]