Snaffle Bit Futurity to Feature $160,000 for Non-Pros

For the first time, added money for non-pros will reach six figures at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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Tammy Hays and SDP Got Good Genes won the 2013 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity non-pro championship. (Credit: Primo Morales photo courtesy of NRCHA)

Non-pro competitors, do you have a 3-year-old for the upcoming National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity? If not, this news will make you want to find one. 
The added money for the Snaffle Bit Futurity non-pro divisions will be an unprecedented $100,000 in 2014!
"Thanks to a new NRCHA corporate partnership with Scottsdale, Arizona-based Discount Tire, the Snaffle Bit Futurity non-pro payout will be the biggest in our association's history," said NRCHA Executive Director Jay Winborn, who announced the new relationship with Discount Tire Friday, May 2, during the NRCHA Hackamore Classic in Pueblo, Colorado. 
The deadline to purchase a SBF non-pro slot is just days away: May 16, 2014. Slots may be sold and horse and rider are not required to be named until August. Progressive entries can still be purchased after May 16, although those entries may not be sold and late fees will apply. 
The total entry cost for the SBF non-pro has been reduced to $1,800 in 2014. The fee was $2,400 last year. Based on current entry numbers, and including the Discount Tire sponsorship, the payout for the non-pro, intermediate non-pro and novice non-pro divisions will total $160,480 and will be broken down as follows:

  • Non-pro: $96,288
  • Intermediate: $48,144
  • Novice: $16,048

In addition, the amateur and non-pro limited divisions will have $5,000 added money apiece.

Visit for information and entry materials, or call the NRCHA office at 940-488-1500.

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