NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity
- Presented By: National Reined Cow Horse Association
- Dates: 10/6/2019, 10/7/2019, 10/8/2019, 10/9/2019, 10/10/2019, 10/11/2019, 10/12/2019, 10/13/2019, 10/14/2019, 10/15/2019, 10/16/2019, 10/17/2019, 10/18/2019, 10/19/2019
- Location: John Justin Arena
From humble beginnings in 1970, with a mere 27 entries, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity® has flourished into one of the most prestigious and exciting events in the Western performance industry. Many cow horse enthusiasts describe their first Snaffle Bit Futurity® experience as the reason they became hooked on the spine-tingling sport. Hundreds of horses and thousands of fans from across the U.S., Canada and overseas make the journey to the Futurity each year. Thrills, and sometimes spills, abound as 3-year-old horses test their athleticism in a trio of demanding events: herd work, rein work and fence work. The reward for the best performance is the $125,000 first-place Open Championship paycheck, and the total payout for all the divisions at the show is expected to top $1.1 million. Other Futurity activities include the NRCHA Hall of Fame Banquet; the enormous sponsor showcase; the Snaffle Bit Futurity® Horse Sales; and horse show classes for horses age 4 and older. Limited Age Event Added Money totaling $606,419 includes $491,419 total added to the Open, Cinch Intermediate Open and Limited Open. $100,000 is added to the Discount Tire Non Pro Futurity along with $7,500 added to the Level One Limited Open, the Amateur and the Non Pro Limited Futurity. Horse Show Added Money totals $95,800 and includes $25,000 Added Open Bridle, $15,000 added Open Hackamore, $5,000 added Non Pro Bridle, $3,500 added Non Pro Hackamore and $3,000 added Non Pro Limited classes.