☛ NCHA Futurity begins 11-17-16
NCHA FUTURITY ENTRIES INCREASE
TRIPLE CROWN TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS PAYOUTS
By Glory Ann Kurtz
Nov. 17, 2016
The NCHA Futurity starts today with the first of six bunches of horses in Open competition. The event will continue for the next three weeks, ending on Saturday, Dec. 10 with the Open Finals. The Open semifinals will be held Friday, Dec. 9. The event is being held at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center complex in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to the NCHA, the Open Finals has been assisted by companies contributing $100,000 in bonus dollars to the top six Open finalists, who are projected to take home checks of more than $100,000, with the winner receiving $200,000. The companies are Jerry’s Chevrolet and Great American Insurance Group.
The NCHA recently published a statement saying that the Open Futurity entries have increased 12.2 % over last year, more than likely due to the event’s prize fund exceeding $3.5 million.
The Non-Pro Finals and unlimited Amateur Finals will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, while the Amateur Finals will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6.
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The NCHA recently published the Triple Crown Task Force Recommendations for the Purse Payout Rules for the 2016 Futurity and beyond.
The Non-Pro is estimated to pay out a total of $661,371, with the champion taking home over $49,000. The Limited Non-Pro will pay out $172,811, with the champion going home with $10,023. The Amateur will pay out $237,752, with the champion taking home close to $10,000 and the Unlimited Amateur will pay out $250,555, with the champion taking home close to $10,800.
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NCHA FUTURITY SALES:
The Western Bloodstock Sales will be held for six days: Tuesday, Dec. 5, through Sat., Dec. 10 in the Justin sale Arena and the and Roundup Inn. There are nearly 1,000 head of cutting horse prospects, seasoned show horses and breeding stock available to purchase. Go to www.westernbloodstock.com to get a copy of the catalog and/or a list of horses selling. To download the catalog go to Westernbloodstock.com, click on NCHA Futurity Sales, then on download catalog.
The Western Bloodstock Select Cow Dog Sale will be held following the semifinals on Wednesday Dec..7.
NCHA WORLD FINALS:
The NCHA Mercuria World finals is also held in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity Nov. 25-Dec. 3. The event, held in the Watt arena, features the sport’s top older horses in 10 divisions with World Championship titles and year-end places at stake.
There will also be a trade show going on during the event in the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall.
NCHA Show Photography RFP
NCHA is soliciting bids for the position and designation as the “Official Photographer of the NCHA Triple Crown and National Championships Events.” Details for the bids are outlined here.
This request for proposal will be open for bids until 12:00 pm, December 15, 2016 and must be submitted to photoRFP@NCHAcutting.com.