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The Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth Texas was one for the ladies this year! The futurity was hosted by the National Reined Cow Horse Association, and showed off three year old cowhorses from across the nation and Canada. But this year, the ladies rocked the leaderboard in all divisions.

Starting with a win in the highly competitive Non-Pro class. Abbie Phillips piloted “TRR Dual Smart Olena” (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena) to a composite score of 647.5 (213.5 herd- 218 rein- 216 fence). The pair earned over $25,000 at the futurity.

Cara M. Hencratt ridding “Shiney Little Rock”. Photo by Primo Morales.

Then Cara M. Hencratt went and won the Limited Open Futurity on “Shiney Little Rock” (That CD Rocks x Uno Smart Starlight). They were a composite score of 652 (herd 217- rein 219- fence 216) they won over $17,500. Cara was also the level 1 limited champion on “Shiney Little Rock”.

Abigayle Mixon on “Reyzin A Princess”. Photo by Primo Morales.

The Reserve Champion was yet again another lovely lady. Abigayle A. Mixon rode “Reyzin A Princess” (Reyzin The Cash x Pink Catty). She had a composite score of 647 and earned over $14,000.

Then last year’s champion Sarah Dawson went in and represented the ladies in the Open Finals. Sarah ended up 4th on “Juliette Jonez” (Travelin Jonez x Shine Smarter) with a composite of 663 and over $50,000 in earnings.

As you can see, the ladies can keep their own in the Open and in the Non-Pro. Almost all of these horses will go on next year and have a very successful careers in their Derby years. Watch for them at the next big shows.