For a guy who hadn't showed a 3-year-old before this year, Josh Briggs is really good at it. By the end of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, he'd won the Novice Non-Pro title and both of his mares were wearing neck ribbons.
The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity really seems to suit CWR Sanntonio.
This year’s Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity will likely take place without approval from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) because of a dispute over a trademark. It has to do with the words “Snaffle Bit Futurity.”
Justin Wright’s 17-year journey as part of the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s competitive circuit has reached a benchmark of note as one of the organization’s newest One Million Dollar Riders. “I remember my first several embarrassments,” he joked when asked if he recalled collecting his first check in 2002, a year in which he […]
Although this was only Tripp Townsend’s second year competing in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), he wasn’t deterred from entering in the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Metallic Cat. Townsend clinched the Limited Open title on an electrifying fence run, earning a 223 on his gray stallion. His composite of 653 (214 […]
For a brief moment, Lance Johnston lost himself staring up at the arched trusses of the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. From there, banners with the names of the most successful riders and horses in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) hang in well-deserved honor. There are only 15 riders to achieve […]
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 […]
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 […]
Looking back, Bobby Ingersoll remembers well the ephipany that would shape all of his days, from the rest of that one until the end. He was 12 years old, watching a bridle horse show his father had taken him to in their native California. On display were the horsemen of the Spanish vaquero tradition. “I […]
Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall made quick work of the National Reined Cow Horse Associations’ (NRCHA) Open Hackamore Classic, taking the event by storm with a 668 composite and earning $15,173 for owner K & L Phillips LLC of Corona Del Mar, California. “It’s great, he’s been a really good horse,” Edsall recounted, reflecting […]