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Top 15: NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Leaders

Quarter Horse News - Posted onOctober 10, 2021by QHN Staff

The all-time leaders from the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity read like a list of who’s who in the cow horse world. It includes modern champions who landed lucrative payouts as well as the names of people and horses who created the sport and made it what it is today. The sport will crown its newest champions in the coming weeks, as the 2021 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity runs through Oct. 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. Here are the all-time leading horses, sires, dams, owners, riders and breeders from the show’s futurity classes through the 2020 show, as recorded in EquiStat.


1. Here Comes The Boon Pedigree: 16S (Once In A Blu Boon x Stay Outta My Shorts x Shorty Lena) Earnings: $165,262 Rider: Lance Johnston, Lindsay, CA Owner: Rocking BS Ranch, Las Vegas, NV Breeder: Randy & Sharon Butler Inc, Gainesville, Texas Top Finishes:

  • 2019 Open Champion

2. Smokums Prize Pedigree: 97S (Smokum Oak x Tommie Tivio Tucker x Doc Tom Tucker) Earnings: $144,917 Riders: Ted Robinson ($101,917) and Shawn Renshaw ($43,000) Owner: Shawn & Kim Renshaw, Santa Maria, CA Breeder: Walter & Sharon Wright, Santa Maria, CA Top Finishes:

  • 2000 Futurity Open Champion (Ted Robinson)*

  • 2000 Futurity Non-Pro Reserve Champion (Shawn Renshaw)

3. Plain Catty Pedigree: 14S (Bet Hesa Cat x Miss Plain Plain x Just Plain Colonel) Earnings: $137,000 Rider: Jake Gorrell, Porterville, CA Owner: Kalpowar Quarter Horses, Midland, TX Breeder: Kevin Cantrelle, Raymond, CA Top Finishes:

  • 2017 Open Champion

4. SJR Diamond Mist Pedigree: 15S (CD Diamond x Cat Mist x High Brow Cat) Earnings: $128,000 Rider: Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, AZ Owner: San Juan Ranch, Weatherford, TX Breeder: San Juan Ranch, Weatherford, TX Top Finishes:

  • 2018 Open Champion

4. Selvarey Pedigree: 17M (Dual Rey x Shine Smarter x WR This Cats Smart) Earnings: $125,000 Rider: Sarah Dawson, Perrin, TX Owner: Sheri Jamieson, La Jolla, CA Breeder: Richard & Cheryl Winters, Poolville, TX Top Finishes:

  • 2020 Open Champion

* Shawn Renshaw qualified Smokums Prize for the Open, but was injured and unable to ride the horse in the finals. Ted Robinson catch rode for him, and won the Open Championship.



1. Lil Miss Shiney Chex Pedigree: 02M (Shining Spark x Lil Miss Smarty Chex x Smart Little Lena) Total Progeny Earnings: $230,361 Money–Earning Performers: 5 Top 3 Earners:

  • Nineteen Ten ($104,167, by Hickory Holly Time)

  • Blind Sided ($71,600, by Peptoboonsmal)

  • Mr Shiney Lights ($32,600, by CD Lights)

2. Magical Lena Pedigree: 95M (Little Lenas Legend x Swayback Magic x Early Tink) Total Progeny Earnings: $224,752 Money–Earning Performers: 9 Top 3 Earners:

  • Very Black Magic ($77,204, by Very Smart Remedy)

  • Magicality ($41,250, by Very Smart Remedy)

  • More Magic Please ($31,250, by Very Smart Remedy)

3. Katie Starlight Pedigree: 93M (Grays Starlight x Colonel Gunsmoke x Colonel Freckles) Total Progeny Earnings: $220,625 Money-Earning Performers: 5 Top 3 Earners:

  • Nu Circle Of Light ($100,000, by Nu Circle N Cash)

  • This One Time ($80,000, by One Time Pepto)

  • Katies Kitty ($20,000, by High Brow Cat)

4. Shiney Tari Pedigree: 00M (Shining Spark x Tarizana x Taris Catalyst) Total Progeny Earnings: $211,054 Money–Earning Performers: 6 Top 3 Earners:

  • Shine Smarter ($69,306, by WR This Cats Smart)

  • Smart Chic An Tari ($58,167, by Smart Chic Olena)

  • Lighten Up Boss ($35,000, by CD Lights)

5. Lil Miss Smarty Chex Pedigree: 87M (Smart Little Lena x Miss Reed Chex x Bueno Chex) Total Progeny Earnings: $205,722 Money–Earning Performers: 6 Top 3 Earners:

  • Shiney Lil Miss ($85,000, by Shining Spark)

  • Smart Little Cash ($74,250, by Nu Cash)

  • Lil Miss Shiney Chex ($41,342, by Shining Spark)



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