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☛ NCHA Futurity Sales to feature close to 800 well-bred cutting horses 11-28-17




By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 28, 2017

Looking for a well-bred seasoned cutting horse, a broodmare, a yearling or a 2-year-old you can get ready for next year’s Futurity? A wide array of cutting-bred horses will go on sale in three sale arenas during the 2017 NCHA Cutting Futurity, currently being held in Will Rogers Coliseum. The seven sales held during six days, Dec. 5-10, will be featuring close to 800 cutting-bred horses. The sales are all produced during the NCHA Futurity by Western Bloodstock Ltd., owned by Jeremy and Candace Barwick. Auctioneers will include Steve Friskup, Muleshoe, Texas; Justin Holmberg, Lexington, Ky. and Wade Cunningham, Jay, Okla. Pedigree information will be announced by Spence Kidney, Shawnee, Okla.; Phil Rapp, Weatherford, Texas and Jayson Jackson, Bixby, Okla.

NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale – Session 1:

The sale begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with Session 1 including 130 head of 2-year-old cutting-bred horses going under the auctioneer’s hammer in the first of two sessions in the Watt arena, where trainers will show the horses with some already being on cattle. The youngsters will have all been nominated to next year’s NCHA Futurity.

NCHA 2-Year-Old Sale – Session 2:

A total of 110 2-year-olds will go on the auction block on Wednesday, Dec. 6, during Session 2 of the NCHA 2-Year-Old sale, starting at 9 a.m. in the Watt Arena. All of the youngsters will be started and will be nominated to the 1918 NCHA Futurity.

Select Yearling Sale & Gala:

The highlight of the sales will be a group of 50 of the best-pedigreed yearlings to be offered during the sales. The Select Yearling Sale and Gala, which will be held Wednesday evening, Dec. 6 and will include a dinner at 6 p.m. with the sale starting at 7 p.m. Both the dinner and sale will take place in the Round-Up Inn. This select sale usually holds the highest average amount paid for the horses out of all the sales.

Preferred Breeders Sale – Session 1:

The Preferred Breeders Sale has been broken down into two Sessions, with the first one, consisting of 142 top-bred cutting horses being sold Thursday, Dec. 7, starting at 10 a.m. in the John Justin Sale Arena. Most of the consignments will be yearlings; however, you could also find broodmares with embryos selling with them.

Preferred Breeders Sale – Session II:

The Preferred Breeders Session II will begin on Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. in the John Justin Sale Arena on Friday, Dec. 8. A total of 144 mostly well-bred yearlings and a few broodmares bred to top sires will be auctioned off. However, just prior to the sale, two 2018 breedings to the industry’s leading sire, High Brow Cat, consigned by Rockin 5 Ranch LLC, will be auctioned off, as will a Rockin W Syndicate share, consigned by Mariposa Farms LLP.

Preferred Breeders Sale – Session III:

The Preferred Breeders Sale – Session III, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 iin the John Justin Sale arena, with 120 horses selling, starting at 10 a.m. The sale will include 120 head of mostly yearlings, as well as trained cutting horses.

2017 NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale:

Your last chance to buy a cutting horse during the NCHA Futurity sales will take place Sunday, Dec. 10 in the Watt Arena. Preceded by the demonstration and sales of four Select Cow Dogs, which starts at 9 a.m., the Cutting Horse Sale will include 100 cutting bred horses of all ages, with most of them in training or having performance and money-earning records.This sale will be held in the Watt Arena so you can check out their cutting ability on cattle.

Don’t forget to pick up a nice thick catalog on your way into the sale and have your check book with you!!!!

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