2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales to Begin One Day Earlier

The schedule for the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales, presented by Markel Insurance, has a few changes from recent years. The changes will give consignors, buyers, and spectators the chance to not only enjoy the elite sales, but also to take in everything else that the Snaffle Bit Futurity has to offer.

NRCHA Horse Sale Committee Chairman Sandy Collier noted, "We appreciate everyone's support over the years." She added, "We thank Markel Insurance Company for sponsoring these sales, and also Professional Auction Services, who manages the sales."

Collier noted the following highlights of the Sale Schedule, which will begin one day earlier in the week in 2010.  

o   Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale - Wednesday, September 29 - Noon - Pavilion

o   Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale - Thursday, September 30 - 9am - Main Arena

o   Performance Horse Sale - Thursday, September 30 - After Select Y & B - Main Arena

§  Preview for Performance Horse Sale - 7am - Thursday, September 30

o   Select 2-Year-Old Sale - Friday, October 1 - 3pm - Main Arena

§  Preview for Select 2-Year-Old Sale - Friday, October 1 - 9:45am

The premier market place for reined cow horses and prospects, the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales have become a major draw of the Reno, Nevada, event. Despite tough economic conditions, the Sales grossed $2,934,100 in 2009.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, now in its 61st year, is the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family that includes Markel Insurance Company, Wide World of Horses, John Deere, Adequan®, Bob's Custom Saddles, Cinch, Inc., Classic Equine, Gist Silversmiths, MD Barns, Platinum Performance, Inc., Nutrena, Quarter Horse News, Pfizer Animal Health, Rios of Mercedes, Merial products ULCERGARD and EQUIOXX, Running W Designs, and the Silver Legacy Hotel, the association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today's equine industry. For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the NRCHA Official Web Site at www.nrcha.com.