Jared Jones and PRF Peptos Smart Cat.
PRF Peptos Smart Cat got his work in while performing in both the Non-Pro and Open divisions of the Snaffle Bit Futurity. Photo by Lillian Kent

‘Special’ PRF Peptos Smart Cat Pulls Snaffle Bit Double Duty

As Here Comes The Boon was working his way to the pinnacle of achievement at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity® last week, another red roan stallion was also generating his share of intrigue. PRF Peptos Smart Cat was working his tail off in both Non-Pro and Open divisions and doing it well. “Not very […]
Lance Johnston and Here Comes The Boon in cow work at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

Here Comes The Boon Is Just That As Snaffle Bit’s Top Dog

How long did it take owner Brent Steward and trainer and rider Lance Johnston to realize they had something special in 2016 stallion Here Comes The Boon, the newly crowned Open champion of the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat? Not long. “It was actually right here at the […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
CW One Bay Boon and Sawyer Sanders

CW One Bay Boon, Rider Band Together in Non-Pro Limited

With the Snaffle Bit Futurity quickly approaching – the moment Sawyer Sanders had been waiting two years for – the you-know-what hit the fan with six weeks to showtime. Clancy, better known to some by his registered baptismal name, CW One Bay Boon, tore up a coronet band on a fence line while turned out […]
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In the Blood: SJR Diamond Mist

When SJR Diamond Mist won the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity last year, it was a “like father, like son” moment. The stallion’s sire, CD Diamond, won the same event in 2012. Corey Cushing, an Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider, showed both horses to their championships. During the finals, SJR Diamond […]
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EVENT RECAP: 2018 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

Held Oct. 7-20, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity hosted talented riders and horses from all over the country. In addition to the Futurity, the Hackamore Classic showcased horses 5 years old and younger, and events like the NRCHA Finals Reception/Hall of Fame Banquet, Kimes Ranch/TX Whiskey After Party, American Rope […]