The second-annual Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity continued to highlight the heritage of reined cow horse competition in the Western states. The event, held Sept. 10-16 in Reno, Nevada, featured an increase in entries and strong competition. Quarter Horse News was on the scene getting the scoop on all the champions.
Doreen Dalbey was at the 2016 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, when somebody gave her exciting news. The brother to her cow horse, Mr Spook Nic, was listed the show’s horse sale.
There are good surprises and bad surprises. Trainer Ken Wold finding out owner Daniel Perez bought Jule Of A Time without telling him? That was a great surprise.
Trainer Justin Wright’s staff call Metallic Flame “Tex” around the barn. Given the sterling performance the son of Metallic Cat put in at the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, that could be exactly where the gelding will be going next.
Vanessa Lawrence had one wish while she waited expectantly for her beloved mare, Dun It For Cash, to give birth to her 2015 foal. The teenage mare had produced some nice foals, but Lawrence was hoping to get one just like Dun It For Cash.
Long-range plans have their benefits, but sometimes it pays to work up some courage and just take a shot.
Veteran non-pro Kathy Wilson knew Ima Prizcee Hickory was a cow horse for her as soon as she saw footage of him loping around in a sale video.
Breeding horses can be a frustrating pursuit, but every so often horse owners hit the jackpot with a family line that produces generation after generation of futurity champions.
The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Hall of Achievement Banquet took place Sept. 14 at the Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada. Bobby Ingersoll was the man of the hour. Click on any photo to begin slideshow.