The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, presented by Scooter Kat, will return to Reno, Nev. for the sixth annual futurity and horse show Sept. 14-18, 2022 at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center. Continuing the tradition of the reined cow horse futurity on the West Coast, the event will feature Open and Non-Pro futurity divisions; Open, Non Pro and Youth horse show classes; a western trade show; and the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.
“New for 2022, JJ Fisher Construction and Diane Shaffer with Gotta Go Get It will be sponsoring the Non Pro Futurity division. Thanks to their support and sponsorship, we’ll be guaranteeing $20,000 to the 2022 Non Pro Futurity champion,” shared Ted Robinson of Oak View, Calif., and one of the founders of the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. “Our sponsors are an integral part of carrying on this event in Reno year after year.”
The Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Foundation will sponsor three key classes, presenting awards, perpetual bronze trophies, added money in the Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Open Bridle, and scholarship monies to the Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Youth Bridle and Youth Boxing top five winners. The futurity event will also feature the Benny Guitron Memorial Open Hackamore and Jimmie Paul/Tenlight Memorial Open Two Rein. Entry information for futurity divisions and horse show classes are available online at www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com/entry-forms. Entries are due Sept. 1, 2022, and the futurity draw date is scheduled for Sept. 5.
Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sale – Saturday, Sept. 17
The Reno Snaffle Bit Horse Sales, managed by Parnell Dickinson, Inc., is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17 in the main arena. The horse sale will feature two-year-olds, performance and ranch horses, and yearlings and broodmares. Two-year-old and yearling sale incentives are available for horses who come back to compete in the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity during their 3-year-old year. Sale information is available at www.snafflebitsales.com.
Schedule of Events (Tentative)
- Wednesday, Sept. 14 – Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open & Level 1 Open Futurity Herd Work; Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro & Level 1 Non Pro Futurity Herd Work; Non Pro Boxing Futurity Herd Work
- Thursday, Sept. 15 – Non Pro Two Rein; Jimmie Paul/Tenlight Memorial Open Two Rein; Non Pro Bridle, Intermediate Non Pro Bridle & Limited Non Pro Bridle; Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Open Bridle & Limited Open Bridle
- Friday, Sept. 16 – Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro & Level 1 Non Pro Futurity Rein Work; Non Pro Boxing Futurity Rein Work; Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open & Level 1 Open Futurity Rein Work; Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Youth Boxing; Sherri Gilkerson Memorial Youth Bridle
- Saturday, Sept. 17 – Non Pro Boxing, Intermediate Non Pro Boxing & Limited Non Pro Boxing; Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales; Benny Guitron Memorial Open Hackamore & Limited Open Hackamore
- Sunday, Sept. 18 – Non Pro Hackamore; Non Pro Boxing Futurity Cow Work; Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro & Level 1 Futurity Cow Work; Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open & Level 1 Open Futurity Cow Work
Western Trade Show
Featuring a wide selection of clothing, tack, silver, jewelry, home décor, trailers, equine feed, stallion breedings, and more, the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity’s Western Trade Show will be located along the concourse of the Livestock Event Center throughout the duration of the show. Limited vendor space is still available. Visit www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com/vendors for more information.
Hotels & Travel
The 2022 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity’s host hotels include The ROW’s Silver Legacy, El Dorado and Circus Circus. To book a room, visit www.renosnafflebitfuturity.com/hotels for the direct link to the hotel site with the room block information. For more travel information while visiting the “The Biggest Little City in the World,” visit www.visitrenotahoe.com.
How to Attend
Cow horse fans are welcome! The 2022 event is open to the public, and no tickets will be needed for entry.
Up-to-date information about the 2022 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity can be found on www.renosnafflebitfuturity, and by following “Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity” on Facebook and Instagram.