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☛ NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity to be in Fort Worth 6-2-16

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NRCHA CHOOSES FORT WORTH FOR THEIR SNAFFLE BIT FUTURITY

 

BONUS ADDED TO PAYOUT; CHAMPION’S PAYCHECK RAISED TO $125,000

 

Press Release from NRCHA
June 2, 2016 

 

After months of deliberation, the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors has announced the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, one of the largest and most prestigious events in the Western performance horse industry, will be held at the historic Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, beginning in 2017. The NRCHA has committed to hold the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth for the next three years, through 2019.

 

In December 2015, the NRCHA announced it was seeking a community partner to host the Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2017 and beyond. More than a dozen facilities made initial contact after the public request for proposal.  Four facilities – located in Denver, Fort Worth, Reno, and Scottsdale – submitted complete written bids detailing suitability and interest. The NRCHA outlined specific selection criteria, including facility location and amenities; availability of incentive and sponsorship money; and reasonable access to cattle.

 

“The Board took its time with this decision. All the proposals we received were attractive, with Fort Worth providing the most appealing package overall. The Will Rogers facility was much more affordable than the other locations, as far as what it is charging the NRCHA to hold the Futurity there. The amenities, cattle supply, and the central location in a great city like Fort Worth, convinced the Board that it would be the ideal home for the Snaffle Bit Futurity,” said NRCHA President Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Oregon.

 

Further adding to Fort Worth’s appeal was a substantial Futurity added money offer from a group of reined cow horse owners, breeders, exhibitors, and professionals, representing all regions of the U.S.. This coalition supported the Fort Worth location by pledging a large bonus to the payout for three years if the Futurity moved there. The bonus added money currently stands at six figures and growing, as more supporters join the effort.

 

“This additional money means we will be awarding the 2017 through 2019 Futurity Open Champion a check for $125,000, as compared to our traditional $100,000 payout,” said NRCHA Vice-President Paul Bailey, Sparta, Tennessee. “Furthermore, it is our hope that this funding will allow us to award all the Futurity Open finalists a check for at least $10,000, as well as increase the payout for the Futurity Non-Pro divisions.”

 

Besides the venue change, the 2017 Snaffle Bit Futurity will also come with a date change, tentatively scheduled for October 1 – 14. Exhibitors can also look forward to a more forgiving show schedule, because the NRCHA will have access to the entire Will Rogers Equestrian Center complex, including all show, warmup and sale arenas, barns, and exhibit space. This will permit the association to streamline the schedule to better accommodate participants and spectators, while continuing to offer an exciting lineup of Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales and a vibrant shopping experience at the popular Best of the West Trade Show.

 

“We anticipate growth across the board at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2017 and beyond,” Bergen said. “Moving to Fort Worth puts our biggest event in the middle of the country, within easier reach for participants, and we are expecting growth in entries. As if the Futurity didn’t give a reined cow horse fan enough reason to come to Fort Worth in early October, that time of year usually means  wonderful weather, not to mention all the recreational and cultural opportunities outside the show arena.”

 

Bergen emphasized the gravity of the Board’s decision to re-locate the Futurity from its historic home on the West coast. Reno has been home to the majority of Snaffle Bit Futurities since the first event in 1970.

 

“There is an emotional attachment to the Snaffle Bit Futurity being a West coast event, and I believe all of us on the Board acknowledge the history with Reno. The Board labored long and hard over this decision. We were very engaged in the process of trying to ensure that we chose what was in the best interest of the NRCHA for its future growth. We look to the future with optimism, feeling as if we have taken a positive step for the entire association,” Bergen said.

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☛ NCHA Super Stakes Sale 4-20-16

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

 

NCHA SUPER STAKES SALE HIGHER AVERAGE AND HIGH-SELLING HORSE FROM 2015

 

HOWEVER NO OF CONSIGNMENTS DOWN 76% AND SUNRISE RANCH CARRIES SALE

 

By Glory Ann Kurtz
April 20, 2016

Six of the top seven horses in the NCHA Super Stakes Sale were consigned by the Sunrise Ranch – topped by Miss Reycine, selling with an embryo by Metallic Cat.

If I were writing a press release for the 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Sale, held Saturday, April 16, in the Watt Arena of the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Finals night of the NCHA Open and Non-Pro Super Stakes, it would be upbeat! As it was last year, the sale was produced by Jeremy and Candace Barwick’s Western Bloodstock Sale Co., and auctioneered by Steve Friskup.

 

THE GOOD:

According to the sale results published on Western Bloodstock’s web site, the sale average this year was up from 2015:  $10,551 to $19,584 this year. The median price of the horses was also up from $9,250 in 2015 to $11,750 this year. The high-selling horse was up from Metallic Flo, a 2012 daughter of Metallic Cat, consigned by Alan Chappell, being the higher-selling horse bringing $60,000 in 2015. This year, the high-selling horse, Miss Reycine, brought a whopping $170,000! (No buyers were reported last year or this year following the sale; however, a check with AQHA shows that Metallic Flo sold on sale day, April 18, 2015, to W. Cody Erwin, Vancouver, Wash. On Sept. 16, 2015, she resold to Diane P. Rubino Ferrara, San Jose, Calif., and according to NCHA records, currently has $46,499.61 in NCHA dollars.)

 

This year John Walker’s Sunrise Ranch, Fayetteville, Ark., consigned eight top-bred cutting horses to the sale and it was announced prior to the sale, they would all change hands. When the sale was over, the eight head netted $379,000 for a whopping $47,375 average and a $31,500 median.

 

Six of the top seven horses in the sale were consigned by the Sunrise Ranch – topped by Miss Reycine, a 2002 daughter of Dual Rey out of Smart Pudden by Smart Little Lena, with $134,894 in lifetime earnings. She was the NCHA No. 2 Leading Producer in 2013 and currently has offspring earning $412,000, including the NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year, Reyzin, the earner of $359,542. She sold with an embryo conceived June 13, 2015 by Metallic Cat. The remaining two consignments by Sunrise Ranch were yearlings, bringing $9,000 and $7,000.

 

One Super Cat was the highest-selling horse NOT consigned by the Sunrise Ranch. The 2012 red roan gelding by One Time Pepto, consigned by John and Hope Mitchell that was in the Non-Pro Finals that evening, brought a final bid of $48,000. He was not demonstrated on cattle during the sale and is shown by Gary Bellenfant.

The highest-selling horse not consigned by Sunrise Ranch was One Super Cat, a 2012 red roan gelding by One Time Pepto out of Sarahs Super Cat by High Brow Cat, consigned by John and Hope Mitchell.  The pretty gelding did not work cattle in the sale as he was showing in that evening’s Non-Pro Finals with Hope in the saddle, and it was announced that ownership of the horse would not take place until after the Finals. The gelding brought a final bid of $48,000.

 

With 76 of the 105 head selling last year, there was a net of 72 percent of the horses selling. With 38 of the 48 horses selling this year, the percentage of horses selling was up to 79 percent.

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THE BAD … AND THE UGLY:

Consistent with the current downturn of the nation’s economy, taking with it the horse sale industry, the number of horses consigned, going through the sale ring and being sold this year, was down drastically from 2015. A total of 218 horses were consigned in 2015, while only 53 were consigned in 2016 – down 76 percent. A total of 48 went through the sale ring this year, compared to 105 in 2015 – down 54 percent from last year.

 

THE GOOD:

But the sale company made the best of a bad situation by getting the Sunrise Ranch horses consigned. Without the eight Sunrise Ranch horses, the net sales this year would have totaled $365,200, for an average of $12,173, rather than the $19,584 that it was. And the median would have only been $10,600, rather than the $11,750 that it was.

 

BROODMARES AND MONEY-EARNING HORSES BRING TOP DOLLARS:

Mainly due to the sale of Miss Reycine for $170,000, broodmares topped the average, with 8 head averaging $40,963, placing second in the median with $13,600. (Median is halfway between the highest- and lowest-selling horse.)  In fact four of the top-selling broodmares were consigned by Sunrise Ranch and besides Miss Reycine included Cats Ruby, $55,000; Playin Tag, $50,000 and Genuine Gold Cat, $25,000.

 

The largest section of horses selling were “money-earning” horses and the 16 that sold, placed second in the average with $16,413, but first in the $13,850 median. The high-selling money-earning horse was One Super Cat, a 4-year-old red roan gelding by One Time Pepto out of Sarahs Super Cat by High Brow Cat, consigned by John and Hope Mitchell and bringing a $48,000 final bid. The gelding was not shown on cattle, as he had advanced to the Non-Pro Finals of the Super Stakes that evening.

 

Third in the average and fourth in the median were two yearlings and an embryo, with all three consigned by the Sunrise Ranch. The three averaged $14,000 for a $9,000 median. The embryo, sired by Metallic Cat out of Miss Reycine by Dual Rey, was selling without return to Metallic Cat if something should happen to the colt.

 

Fourth in the average and third in the median were 3- and 4-year olds without earnings, with eight selling for an $11,625 average and $11,250 median. The high-selling 3 year old was Stylena Cat, a red roan daughter of Metallic Cat out of Smart Stylena by Docs Stylish Oak. The filly, sold by Clay Johnson, brought a final bid of $20,000.

 

The high-selling 4-year-old was Nurse Smoothie, a sorrel daughter of Smooth As A Cat out of Nurse Nellie by Dual Pep, consigned by Linda and Lloyd Wolf Sr. She brought a final bid of $15,000.

 

Finishing fifth in both the average and the median were three 2-year-olds, with Bingabang Bingaboon, a daughter of Boon A Little out of Sweat Wood by Doctor Wood, consigned by Gina Stopher bringing $6,200.  The three averaged $5,467 for a $5,200 median.

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Click for chart of all horses going through the ring>>

Click for a copy of the Super Stakes Sale catalog>>

 

WHO IS THE SUNRISE RANCH LLC?

While the sale was going on, I had several individuals ask who the Sunrise Ranch was … and these weren’t newcomers to the industry. The Sunrise Ranch LLC of Fayetteville, Ark., has been around for years. It was originally owned by Willard and Pat Walker who were involved in the cutting horse and cattle industry years ago. Their son, John Walker now runs the ranch, including cattle and horses, with the help of Chad Vanlandingham, who keeps his ear to the health of the industry.

 

According to an article written by Jan Cottingham of the Arkansas Business in July 2, 2012, Willard Walker was the first manager of Sam Walton’s Five & Dime Store in Fayetteville and later managed a Wal-Mart Store in Springdale. Then, when the company went public in 1970, Walker had great faith in his friend Sam Walton’s business acumen and took out bank loans to buy as much stock as he could. As a result, he retired from Wal-Mart as a very wealthy man.

 

Three Wal-Mart stores were incorporated in the 1960s. Wal-Mart Inc. was incorporated on May 14, 1962 and opened for business in July 1962. Directors included Sam M. Walton, Bentonville, Ark., President; James L. Walton, Versailles, Mo.; Helen R. Walton, Bentonville, Ark., and Don Whitaker, Rogers, Ark.

 

On April 23, 1964, Wal-Mart of Springdale, Inc. opened for business In October 1964. Directors included Sam M. Walton, President; James L. Walton, Helen R. Walton, Robert L. Bogle, Bentonville, Ark., and it was then that Willard Walker, Springdale, Ark., entered the picture as a Director. As a stockholder, he owned 40 shares or 6 percent of the company.

 

Wal-Mart of Harrison, Inc., incorporated on June 11, 1964 and opened for business in August 1964. Directors included Sam Walton, President; Helen Walton, James L. Walton, C. C. Baum, Fayetteville, Ark., Robert L. Bogle, Bentonville, Ark., Don Whitaker, Rogers, Ark., and Willard Walker, who owned 50 shares or 8.3 percent of that Wal-Mart.

 

THE WILLARD AND PAT WALKER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION:

After the Walkers began reaping the financial benefits of investing in Wal-Mart, they decided to give back by establishing the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation in 1986, investing in human lives by philanthropically providing for healthcare and education.

 

That year they gave $100,000 to a $5 million capital campaign for the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at the University of Arkansas (UA) for Medical Sciences. In April 1999, the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation gave $4 million to John Brown University in Siloam Springs for a community center and classrooms. The center was to house the Donald G. Soderquist Center for Business Leadership & Ethics. In October 2000, the Walker Charitable Foundation gave $7 million to the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville for a building to house teachers’ education and communications program.

 

In July 2001, the Walker Foundation gave $3 million for a cardiovascular center at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville and in August, it gave $3 million to the UA for a new health center. They also donated $1.1 million to UAMs to endow a chair in orthopedic surgery.

 

In May 2002, the Walkers pledged $6 million to the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye INSTITUTE AT THE university of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. UAMS announced that it would rename the Arkansas Center for Eye Research within the Institute, the Pat & Willard Walker Eye Research Center.

 

In April 2003, two months after Willard Walker’s death, the Walker family donated $8 million for a graduate school building at the UA’s business college and the building became the Willard J. Walker Hall.  In 2004, the Foundation announced a $21.5 million donation to UAMS to go toward its eye institute, Alzheimer’s disease research and the school’s psychiatry program. Much of the money, $15 million, paid for a five-floor expansion of the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute and the expansion was called the Pat Walker Tower. The Foundation also gave $2 million to build the Circle of Life Hospice and Palliative Care Complex at Har-Ber Meadows in Springdale and it became the Willard and Pat Walker Family Center.

 

In 2012, the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation gave $1.5 million for a student education center at the UAMS’ Northwest Arkansas campus, bringing to at least $48 million in donations that the Walkers gave to UAMs.

 

THE WALTON FAMILY FOUNDATION:

All the while, the Walton family was also busy donating millions of dollars. Sam Walton started the Walton Family Foundation in Bentonville with $1,000. In 2007, the year that Sam Walton’s widow, Helen, died, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported: “Since 1998, the Walton family has contributed more than $359 million to the state’s flagship university through the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and private family gifts.

 

The Walton family had started the Wal-Mart Foundation and by 2012, Wal-Mart money stood behind at least five of the 25 largest nonprofit organizations in the state – $2.2 billion in assets and a billion-dollar-plus art museum. According to the Foundation Center of New York, The Walton Family Foundation, Arkansas’ largest nonprofit by asset size, was No. 50 on the center’s ranking of largest U.S. foundations by asset size, only behind Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, when ranked by total giving. Over the years, they have donated billions, including large amounts donated to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

 

Alice Walton, well known in the cutting horse industry, is the only daughter of Sam and Helen Walton, who in 1994-1995, and along with her family helped raise $15 million to begin work on the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill. The Walton family pledged the purchase of $5 million in bonds. The $109 million, 2,185-acre airport opened in 1998 and the terminal was named the Alice L. Walton Terminal Building.

 

In May 2005, Alice paid an estimated $35 million for Asher B. Durand’s painting “Kindred Spirits,” and the Walton Family Foundation announced that the piece would be displayed in an art museum planned for Bentonville. A few weeks later, Walton officially announced plans for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, described as a $5 million project projected to open in 2009. The value of the building and its artwork eventually soared past the $1.2 billion mark and Crystal Bridges opened in November 2011.  Unfortunately, last year, Alice sold her cutting horses, saying she needed to spend more time with the Museum.

 

JOHN WALKER PURCHASES SPOTS HOT:

In 2012, John Walker purchased Spots Hot, the winner of the 2004 NCHA Open Futurity, from Wesley Galyean, Claremore, Okla. The 2001 stallion sired by Chula Dual out of Sweet Shorty Lena by Shorty Lena, had $529,435 in lifetime earnings and was trained and shown by Wesley.  By the time the stallion retired he had seven major event championships, six major event reserve championships and was a finalist 22 times, earning $529,471.

 

In his first few years of siring offspring, he had an NCHA Open Futurity finalist in all three of his first foal crops. His offspring have won more than $2.8 million, including Hottish, earning $301,843. Spots Hot currently stands at ESMS On the Brazos, Weatherford, Texas.

 

Those that know John, say he is a wonderful, humble and friendly man … and obviously, also very charitable. With that being said, we now know why John Walker and the Sunrise Ranch LLC have such well-bred cutting horses that sell for such high dollars! The ranch is definitely the “Good,” in “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t miss this mare at the NCHA Super Stakes Sale!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SELLING IN THE 2016 NCHA SUPER STAKES SALE

HORSE NO. 15 ON APRIL 16

 

SHE WON $9,087 IN HER ONLY SHOW, THE 2015 NCHA FUTURITY, AND IS READY TO GO TO THE AGED EVENTS.

 

 

DUNN DREEMIN

Dunn Dreemin, a 4-year-old daughter of High Brow CD and a mare with offspring earnings of $685,093 is selling No. 15 in the NCHA Super Stakes Sale. Her owner is from Australia and can’t make it to the US to show her on the aged-event circuit. Hart Photo.

Dunn Dreemin, a 2012 daughter of High Brow CD out of the Australian mare Dreams Of Oak, has $9,087 earned in just three non-pro and amateur classes at the 2015 NCHA Futurity, earning $9,087. He was shown by his owner Peter Dunn from Australia and those classes were the only classes the mare was entered in. The pair scored a 217 ½ in the first go-round of the Unlimited Amateur Futurity with 181 entries. The 2015 NCHA Futurity is the only show she has been entered in and has $0 in eligibility toward Novice classes.  The only reason Peter Dunn is selling this good mare is because due to business and personal situations, he is unable to show her in the aged-event circuit in the United States this summer and shipping her to Australia would be very costly. He was also unable to return to show her in the Super Stakes, which she was originally entered in.

 

 

DREAMS OF OAK (Dam)

The 1991 mare Dreams Of Oak by Docs Freckles Oak by Doc’s Oak, was bred in Australia and had 18 offspring with 11 (61%) being money earners. According to AQHA records they earned $685,093 in the National Cutting Horse Association competition.

 

They highest money earner was Cats In Ya Dreams, a 2007 gelding by High Brow Cat, with earnings of $250,399.87, 11 youth points, COA, Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards.

 

2nd highest money earner was Hoo Rey For Dreams, 2005 mare by Dual Rey, with $173,677.89 in earnings.

 

HIGH BROW CD (Sire)

High Brow CD is a son of High Brow Cat, the leading sire of all time and, according to the March 2016 Chatter, is the second leading sire for 2016.

 

The fourth leading sire for 2016 is High Brow CD with $215,150 in offspring earnings.  His total get have earned $4,207,601. High Brow CD has lifetime earnings of $542,101 and has been an NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Horse of the Year sire. An ad in the March issue of the Chatter, claims that “No stallion in NCHA history has sired more champions and reserves from a single foal crop in a year.”

 

How Brow CD’s high money earner is Reyzin, $351,717, followed by Some Kinda Highbrow, $224,774 and Highbrow Time, $163,735. So far this year, High Brow CD’s offspring have been champions at the 1) Abilene Spectacular (8 champions, Reserve Champions, Senior Champions, Unlimited Amateur Champion, Stallion Incentive Reserve Champion and Limited Non-Pro Classic Reserve Champion ),   2) Augusta Futurity (2 champions including Derby Champion and Classic Non-Pro Champion, 3) The Ike (4 champions including Reserve Open Derby, Clssic Non-Pro Reserve, Limited Non-Pro Classic and $50K Amateur Classic Sr. Champion and $50K Classic Amateur Reserve Champion.)

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☛ Dunn Dreemin in April 16 Super Stakes Sales 4-2-16

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SELLING IN THE 2016 NCHA SUPER STAKES SALE

HORSE NO. 15 ON APRIL 16

 

SHE WON $9,087 IN HER ONLY SHOW, THE 2015 NCHA FUTURITY, AND IS READY TO GO TO THE AGED EVENTS.

 

 

DUNN DREEMIN

Dunn Dreemin, a 4-year-old daughter of High Brow CD and a mare with offspring earnings of $685,093 is selling No. 15 in the NCHA Super Stakes Sale. Her owner is from Australia and can’t make it to the US to show her on the aged-event circuit. Hart Photo.

Dunn Dreemin, a 2012 daughter of High Brow CD out of the Australian mare Dreams Of Oak, has $9,087 earned in just three non-pro and amateur classes at the 2015 NCHA Futurity, earning $9,087. He was shown by his owner Peter Dunn from Australia and those classes were the only classes the mare was entered in. The pair scored a 217 ½ in the first go-round of the Unlimited Amateur Futurity with 181 entries. The 2015 NCHA Futurity is the only show she has been entered in and has $0 in eligibility toward Novice classes.  The only reason Peter Dunn is selling this good mare is because due to business and personal situations, he is unable to show her in the aged-event circuit in the United States this summer and shipping her to Australia would be very costly. He was also unable to return to show her in the Super Stakes, which she was originally entered in.

 

 

DREAMS OF OAK (Dam)

The 1991 mare Dreams Of Oak by Docs Freckles Oak by Doc’s Oak, was bred in Australia and had 18 offspring with 11 (61%) being money earners. According to AQHA records they earned $685,093 in the National Cutting Horse Association competition.

 

They highest money earner was Cats In Ya Dreams, a 2007 gelding by High Brow Cat, with earnings of $250,399.87, 11 youth points, COA, Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards.

 

2nd highest money earner was Hoo Rey For Dreams, 2005 mare by Dual Rey, with $173,677.89 in earnings.

 

HIGH BROW CD (Sire)

High Brow CD is a son of High Brow Cat, the leading sire of all time and, according to the March 2016 Chatter, is the second leading sire for 2016.

 

The fourth leading sire for 2016 is High Brow CD with $215,150 in offspring earnings.  His total get have earned $4,207,601. High Brow CD has lifetime earnings of $542,101 and has been an NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Horse of the Year sire. An ad in the March issue of the Chatter, claims that “No stallion in NCHA history has sired more champions and reserves from a single foal crop in a year.”

 

How Brow CD’s high money earner is Reyzin, $351,717, followed by Some Kinda Highbrow, $224,774 and Highbrow Time, $163,735. So far this year, High Brow CD’s offspring have been champions at the 1) Abilene Spectacular (8 champions, Reserve Champions, Senior Champions, Unlimited Amateur Champion, Stallion Incentive Reserve Champion and Limited Non-Pro Classic Reserve Champion ),   2) Augusta Futurity (2 champions including Derby Champion and Classic Non-Pro Champion, 3) The Ike (4 champions including Reserve Open Derby, Clssic Non-Pro Reserve, Limited Non-Pro Classic and $50K Amateur Classic Sr. Champion and $50K Classic Amateur Reserve Champion.)

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☛ Dunn Dreemin selling in Super Stakes Sale 4-2-16

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in CUTTING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

SELLING IN THE 2016 NCHA SUPER STAKES SALE

HORSE NO. 15 ON APRIL 16

 

SHE WON $9,087 IN HER ONLY SHOW, THE 2015 NCHA FUTURITY, AND IS READY TO GO TO THE AGED EVENTS.

 

 

DUNN DREEMIN

Dunn Dreemin, a 4-year-old daughter of High Brow CD and a mare with offspring earnings of $685,093 is selling No. 15 in the NCHA Super Stakes Sale. Her owner is from Australia and can’t make it to the US to show her on the aged-event circuit. Hart Photo.

Dunn Dreemin, a 2012 daughter of High Brow CD out of the Australian mare Dreams Of Oak, has $9,087 earned in just three non-pro and amateur classes at the 2015 NCHA Futurity, earning $9,087. He was shown by his owner Peter Dunn from Australia and those classes were the only classes the mare was entered in. The pair scored a 217 ½ in the first go-round of the Unlimited Amateur Futurity with 181 entries. The 2015 NCHA Futurity is the only show she has been entered in and has $0 in eligibility toward Novice classes.  The only reason Peter Dunn is selling this good mare is because due to business and personal situations, he is unable to show her in the aged-event circuit in the United States this summer and shipping her to Australia would be very costly. He was also unable to return to show her in the Super Stakes, which she was originally entered in.

 

 

DREAMS OF OAK (Dam)

The 1991 mare Dreams Of Oak by Docs Freckles Oak by Doc’s Oak, was bred in Australia and had 18 offspring with 11 (61%) being money earners. According to AQHA records they earned $685,093 in the National Cutting Horse Association competition.

 

They highest money earner was Cats In Ya Dreams, a 2007 gelding by High Brow Cat, with earnings of $250,399.87, 11 youth points, COA, Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards.

 

2nd highest money earner was Hoo Rey For Dreams, 2005 mare by Dual Rey, with $173,677.89 in earnings.

 

HIGH BROW CD (Sire)

High Brow CD is a son of High Brow Cat, the leading sire of all time and, according to the March 2016 Chatter, is the second leading sire for 2016.

 

The fourth leading sire for 2016 is High Brow CD with $215,150 in offspring earnings.  His total get have earned $4,207,601. High Brow CD has lifetime earnings of $542,101 and has been an NCHA Horse of the Year and NCHA Horse of the Year sire. An ad in the March issue of the Chatter, claims that “No stallion in NCHA history has sired more champions and reserves from a single foal crop in a year.”

 

How Brow CD’s high money earner is Reyzin, $351,717, followed by Some Kinda Highbrow, $224,774 and Highbrow Time, $163,735. So far this year, High Brow CD’s offspring have been champions at the 1) Abilene Spectacular (8 champions, Reserve Champions, Senior Champions, Unlimited Amateur Champion, Stallion Incentive Reserve Champion and Limited Non-Pro Classic Reserve Champion ),   2) Augusta Futurity (2 champions including Derby Champion and Classic Non-Pro Champion, 3) The Ike (4 champions including Reserve Open Derby, Clssic Non-Pro Reserve, Limited Non-Pro Classic and $50K Amateur Classic Sr. Champion and $50K Classic Amateur Reserve Champion.)

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☛ NCHA News 2-14-16

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in BREAKING NEWS, COW HORSE NEWS, CUTTING NEWS, HORSE NEWS, MAJOR EVENTS, REINING NEWS, SALES INFORMATION, WHO, WHAT & WHERE | 0 comments

NCHA NEWS

 

Releases from NCHA
Feb. 14, 2016

 

NCHA Vice President candidates nominated

We received word from the Officer Nominating Committee Chair Chuck Smith that two candidates have been selected for the 2016 Vice President election. Those two candidates are:

  • Ron Pietrafeso of Elbert, CO
  • Phil Rapp of Weatherford, TX

Ballots with background information on the two candidates will be sent via email and mail to all NCHA members by no later than April 30, 2016 with the votes tabulated on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (due by midnight on June 13). Additionally, information on the two candidates will appear in the April and May issues of the Cutting Horse Chatter and on the NCHA website.

 

Payout Task Force Recommendations

As we’ve informed you throughout the past several weeks, a payout task force reviewed and took a holistic approach to purse distribution and calculations at NCHA’s Triple Crown events with the following primary objectives in mind:

  • Create simple, clear and consistent rules for NCHA events to increase understanding and transparency to payouts and awards.
  • Eliminate Guaranteed Payouts to manage financial risk more effectively.
  • Retain philosophy to pay competitors as strong and as deep as practical especially in the Non Pro and amateur classes.
  • Keep NCHA events as the best value cutting in the industry based on entry fee vs. payout potential.

That task force included representatives from multiple segments of the industry and those recommendations were submitted to and passed by the Executive Committee to improve the payout distribution, starting at the 2016 Lucas Oil/NCHA Super Stakes.

You can click here to view the revised guidelines that will govern payouts at the Triple Crown events at this year’s Lucas Oil Super Stakes, along with the estimates of the open and non-pro in the 4-year-old classes and 5/6-year-old classes at the Lucas Oil Super Stakes. THESE ARE ESTIMATES ONLY based on last year’s entries, so actual payouts will be determined by entries in each class.

With this change, the grace period for the first payment of the Lucas Oil Super Stakes will be extended to Monday, February 1. Entries MUST BE postmarked by this date to not pay the penalty. If you have any questions, please contact the show department by calling (817) 244-6188.

 

 

Sponsors enhance NCHA Triple Crown payouts

The National Cutting Horse Association has welcomed the support of three new purse sponsors at NCHA’s Triple Crown events.

 

Fults Ranch of Amarillo, Texas, the home of Metallic Cat, will contribute $25,000 to the winner’s paycheck in the 4-year-old Open division of the NCHA Super Stakes this spring. Faith Mountain Ranch will add $25,000 to the winner’s check in the 5/6-year-old Open division of the NCHA Super Stakes Classic. And Circle Y Ranch will add $25,000 to the winner’s check in the 4-year-old Open division of the NCHA Derby, held during the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular.

 

The NCHA Super Stakes, which will be held in Fort Worth, Texas March 24-April 16, and the NCHA Derby, scheduled for July in Fort Worth, complete the Triple Crown, which began with last December’s NCHA Futurity.

 

Metallic Cat, who won the 2008 NCHA Futurity and was the top money earner of his age group in NCHA Triple Crown events, has already sired earners of nearly $6 million from just three crops to compete. His offspring include Stevie Rey Von, winner of the 2015 NCHA Futurity. MetallicCat.com

 

Faith Mountain Ranch is a spiritual retreat based in Boerne, in the scenic Texas Hill Country. FaithMountainRanch.com.

 

Circle Y Ranch of Millsap, Texas, is the home of NCHA Hall of Fame Horse and $2 million sire Im Countin Checks. Circle Y is also renowned for their elite band of broodmares, with produce earnings of more than $6 million. CircleYQuarterHorses.com.

 

As cutting’s most prestigious competitions, the NCHA Triple Crown events typically pay out more than $8 million annually to contestants from around the world.

For more information about the National Cutting Horse Association, visit NCHACutting.com or call (817) 244-6188.

 

NCHA Members Hall of Fame nominations open

The NCHA Members Hall of Fame was established to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding and unusual contributions to the NCHA basic purpose, which is the public exhibition and constant promotion of the Cutting Horse. We are proud to honor these individuals who have exhibited a high moral character, good sportsmanship, fairness, and an exemplary contribution of time, effort and interest in NCHA and its basic endeavors.

The criteria and form for submitting nominations to the Members Hall of Fame were recently updated. Nominations may be submitted at any time but should be received in the NCHA offices by no later than March 1 of each year to be considered for induction that year. Nominations are kept on file and included for review for five years.

The Members Hall of Fame was specifically established to recognize individuals for accomplishments OUT of the cutting pen. In order to honor those individuals, we need help in locating those deserving persons. If you feel you know of someone that qualifies for the NCHA Members Hall of Fame, please review the criteria, complete the nomination form, and send in a maximum of five letters of support to the NCHA outlining their accomplishments.

You can find a list of previous inductees in the NCHA Members Hall of Fame on the NCHA website. Please look it over and see who you feel is missing! If you need any further information or have any questions, please contact Pam Robison in the NCHA offices at (817) 244-6188, ext. 111.

 

Eastern Nationals and Western Nationals Rules for entry.

Eastern Nationals to be held March 7-19, 2016 in Jackson MS.

(Entries Dues: January 29, 2016)

 

Western Nationals to be held April 27-May 6, 2016 in Denver CO.

(Entries Dues: March 21, 2016)

To make entry into the 2015 Eastern/Western Nationals you Must:

  • Be A Current member for 2016 ( event is after grace period of 2015 membership)
  • Must have been a member in 2015 in good standing.
  • Must have been eligible for the class you are entering in 2015.
  • If a horse class, your horse must have been eligible in 2015.
    The owner must have been a member in 2015 and be a member for 2016.
  • Youth members must have been a member in 2015, and have a current 2016 membership.
  • You did not have to ride to the herd in a class or ride to herd in an affiliate show.

 

NCHA Super Stakes Sale

The 2016 NCHA Super Stakes Sale is scheduled to be held Saturday, April 16 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center, Fort Worth, Texas, during the NCHA Super Stakes March 24-April 16. The sale is produced by Western Bloodstock, Ltd.

 

The nomination deadline for the sale is March 16. Cost is an entry fee of $500 that will be deducted from the sale proceeds, plus an 8 percent commission of accepted bid and a cattle charge of $145 for 3 head. Shipping halters will be provided to buyers.

 

When sending in the Sale Nomination Form, the original Registration Certificate of the horse, a signed Transfer Report and a Breeders Certificate for mares in foal must be included. Digital radiographs are suggested, but not required, with the absolute deadline for submission of radiographs being April 11, 2016.

 

Sale horses must have an original Coggins dated within six months and a health certificate (1 horse per certificate) dated within 15 days of the sale and on file in the office prior to sale day. Health Certificates must include a pregnancy status (within 15 days of sale) for mares, the status of descended testicles for stallions 13 months and older and any other defect or injury. No copies will be accepted.

 

Send all information to Western Bloodstock, Ltd., PO Box 1389,Weatherford, Texas 7086. For more information go to www.westernbloodstock.com, call 817-594-9210 or fax 817-596-0430.

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