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 […]
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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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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 […]

NRCHA SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY

Fort Worth, TX – Oct. 7-20, 2018 631 Entries – $610,500 Added – $1,193,917.52 Total Purse Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Finals $ / Total $ FUTURITY OPEN – 209 E. – $348,940 Add. – $675,058.37 TP 1) SJR DIAMOND MIST (15S) / Corey D Cushing / San Juan Ranch, 658.5, $125,000, […]
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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 […]