NCHA Futurity Sales soar with 2-Year-Old and Gala results

Top seller Summer Shandy at $375,000.

Top seller Summer Shandy at $375,000.

Session II of the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, on Tuesday, December 6 at Will Roger Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, saw 81 horses sell for an average of $27,572, and three that sold for $100,000 or more, including the sale topper, Summer Shandy, at $375,000.

On Tuesday evening, the Select Yearling Sale and Gala saw 37 horses sell for an average of $59,905. Smooth Walkin Style, a full sister to 2015 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Smooth Talkin Style LTE $300,379, was the high seller at $200,000. The Smooth As A Cat filly, out of Stylish Play Lena LTE $289,524, a leading producer of earners of $1.5 million, was consigned by her breeder Double Dove Ranch and purchased by Circle Y Ranch, Millsap, Tex.

Misty Reyn, the second highest-selling select yearling at $150,000 was consigned by Arcese and Oswood and purchased by Glenn and Debbie Drake, Napa, Calif. The Dual Rey filly, out of Cat Mist, by High Brow Cat, is a three-quarter sister to ARC Catty Dual LTE $168,762, the dam of One Catty Cupid LTE $130,172.

Desires Got Style, consigned by Rockin 5 Ranch, brought $125,000, from Phil Hanson, Weatherford, Tex. The Docs Stylish Oak filly is out of Desire Some Freckles LTE $205,444, dam of earners of $1.2 million.

Whip Then Nae Nae, by Dual Smart Rey, sold for $100,000 to Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex. Consigned by Rocking L Cutting Horses, she is out of Sly Playgirl $343,467, whose first performer is three this year.

Summer Shandy, in training with Andy Christensen, topped the day and the NCHA 2-Year-Old Sale sessions at $375,000. The Metallic Cat daughter, out of Pippis Longstocking LTE $72,046, by Dual Smart Rey, was consigned by Dry Creek Ranch and purchased by Rocking P Ranch, Fort Worth, Tex.

Rey Luis, by Dual Smart Rey and a full brother to Whip Then Nae Nae (yearling, above), was the second highest seller at $172,000. Consigned by Crown Ranch/Chad Bushaw and in training with Chris Hanson, he was purchased by Daniel Burkes, Gold Canyon, Ariz.

Metallic Lil Playboy, consigned by and in training with Hayden Upton, sold on Tuesday for $100,000 to Richard Carney, Kemp, Tex. The Metallic Cat son is out of Stylish Sharon, by Docs Stylish Oak, dam of Sir Stylish Liizzy LTE $219,884.

The NCHA Futurity Sales continue on Wednesday, December 7, with the Select Cow Dog Demonstration and Sale followed by the Preferred Breeders Sale Session I.

 

NCHA Futurity Entries Increase

$3,500,000 purse offered
Entries in the Open Class of the NCHA Jerry’s Chevrolet National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, presented by Great American Insurance, are up 12.2% over last year.  The increase in Open Class participation is reflected across the board in all major divisions with the event’s prize fund exceeding $3,500,000.

The NCHA Futurity begins November 17 in Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas, and concludes with the Open Class finals on Saturday, December 10.  For the first time in the show’s 55-year history, with the assistance of $100,000 in Bonus dollars contributed by Jerry’s Chevrolet and Great American Insurance Group, the top six Open Class finalists are each projected to take home checks of more than $100,000. The winner’s share is estimated at over $200,000.

“We’re excited about the great surge in entries for this year’s Futurity,” said NCHA President Chuck Smith. “The NCHA Futurity is the bellwether of our sport, so we’re looking forward to renewed growth throughout the Association.”

With its big purse and long tradition, the NCHA Futurity attracts the world’s best 3-year-old cutting horses who are making their competitive debut in Fort Worth. In addition to the Open Class, the show offers a full slate of Non-Professional and Amateur classes to cater to riders of every level of ability.

The Mercuria NCHA World Finals, held in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity, features the sport’s top older horses in 10 divisions scheduled from November 25 through December 3. World championship titles and year-end placings are on the line at the Mercuria NCHA World Finals.

Along with the competition, the Western Bloodstock, Ltd. NCHA Futurity Sales will offer nearly a thousand head of cutting horse prospects, seasoned show horses and breeding stock. The sales run from December 5-10.

In addition, the Best of the West trade show  in the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall  features the best Christmas shopping in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro-plex throughout the show.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the National Cutting Horse has members around the world. For more information, visit www.nchacutting.com.