At nearly 900 pages, the 2014 NCHA Futurity Sales Catalog is a cutter’s wishbook filled with the largest and finest selection of cutting-bred horses offered at public auction.
The sales, held at Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, in conjunction with the NCHA Futurity, begin on Monday, December 8, with the much anticipated NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, where horses are auctioned as they work cattle in Watt Arena.
The Select Cow Dog Sale, a first for the NCHA Futurity Sales, begins on Tuesday, December 9, at 10:00 a.m. in Watt Arena, with working demonstrations of these highly trained dogs. The sale follows at 11:00 a.m.
The Select Yearling Sale & Gala, limited to 50 yearlings singled out because of their individual combination of outstanding pedigree and conformation, begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9 in the Round Up Inn. The special event, which includes a formal dinner and sales personnel attired in tuxedos and evening gowns, was inaugurated in 2013 to rave reviews from consignors and buyers.
This year, in appreciation of the cutting industry’s support, Jeremy and Candace Barwick, owners of Western Bloodstock Ltd. and producers of the NCHA Futurity Sales, will also present a complimentary concert featuring country music star Neal McCoy. The concert begins at 9:00 p.m., in the Round Up Inn.
The Western Bloodstock Producers Sale, beginning at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 10, in John Justin Sale Arena offers a variety of future show prospects, as well as of bred mares. It will be followed on Thursday and Friday, December 11 and 12, by Preferred Breeders Sale Session 1 and Preferred Breeders Sale Session 2, each also held in John Justin Sale Arena and each beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Complimentary breakfasts sponsored by First Financial Bank, Plains Capital Bank, and Quarter Horse News, respectively, will be served preceding the sales on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Saturday, December 13, the day of the NCHA Futurity Open Finals, will kick off at 9:00 a.m. in Watt Arena, with the NCHA Futurity Cutting Horse Sale, featuring trained horses and horses in training, which will be sold as they work cattle.
Detailed information about the NCHA Futurity Sales, as well as the complete catalog of all sales is available online at www.westernbloodstock.com, where the full slate of 2015 Western Bloodstock Sales will also be found.