NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity & Hackamore Classic Underway in Fort Worth, Texas

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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity & Hackamore Classic Underway in Fort Worth, Texas

CD Highlights, shown by Randy Paul, scores
a 149.5 to lead the Hackamore Classic Open and Intermediate Open herd work

The 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic, the largest and richest event for 4- and 5-year-old horses shown in the traditional bitless hackamore headgear, began October 3, 2017 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. 

For the second year, the Hackamore Classic has been  incorporated with the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity schedule, giving reined cow horse fans an opportunity to experience two NRCHA Premier Events in one. Hackamore Classic entries are judged in herd work, rein work and cow work, with a single go-round determining the Champions in multiple Open and Non Pro divisions. 

A big group of 77 Hackamore Classic Open entries walked to the herd in the historic Will Rogers Coliseum, an increase of nearly 7 percent over 2016.

The high score in the Open and Intermediate Open belonged to the proven combination of CD Highlights (High Brow CD x Go Little Starlight x Grays Starlight), owned by Linda Katz and shown by Randy Paul of Buellton, California. Working from the 5th draw position in the 5th set of the day, Paul guided the 2012 stallion to a 149.5 score.

Click the player window above to watch CD Highlights, shown by Randy Paul, score a 149.5 to lead the NRCHA Hackamore Classic Open herd work.
There are still two demanding events to go before a Hackamore Classic champion is crowned. Later in the event schedule, Hackamore Classic entries will be judged in rein work and cow work, concurrent with the Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Show Hackamore classes.
The cow horse action from Cowtown continues Wednesday, October 4, with the first event in the Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries, the rein work. It can all be seen on the live, free webcast from award-winning NRCHA Official Videographer, Equine Promotion, at

All the events taking place in the indoor arena will be broadcast live, beginning Monday, September 19, as the Snaffle Bit Futurity action gets underway with the first day of Open herd work preliminaries. The webcast can be found at, and the action begins at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time.

For draws, schedule, results, and other information about the Snaffle Bit Futurity, click here

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