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NEW LOCATION FOR 2020 show will be Miller's Horse Palace

Eligibility:

To be eligible to compete in any NILE Gold Buckle Select Futurity horses must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet necessary purchase or nomination requirements for the class entered.
  • Be the proper age for the class entered.
  • Submit proper entry form to the NILE office before entry deadline.
  • Pay all required entry fee(s) before entry deadline.

Entries to the Yearling and Two-Year-Old futurity classes MUST BE purchased through a NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale.

Entries for the Three-Year-Old, Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old, or Barrel Futurities may be purchased through a NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale OR be sired by a Nominated Stallion (see Stallion Nomination section for rules).

Show Format:

Yearling futurity entries will show in halter class and round pen class. Two-Year-Old futurity entries will show in trail class including reining maneuvers. Three-Year-Old, Four-Year-Old, and Five-Year-Old futurity entries will show in reining class and cow work class. Barrel futurity entries will run a barrel pattern during the Runnin’ the Rims Barrel Race.

Refunds:

Absolutely no refunds. Any owner not making all payments on time or not participating in the futurity events will forfeit all money paid in.

Sale Discount:

Any horse entered and showing in the futurity can receive a discount of $25 OFF the NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale consignment fee. Discount only available for the same year shown. The sale consignment must meet all regular horse sale consignment rules (i.e. consignment form and consignment fee received before deadline).

Purse Breakdown:

Based on the number of horses that compete the day of the show. ($10 office charge taken out each entry) Estimated $20,000 total futurity purse.

# of Horses Shown

1-2

3-4

5-6

7-9

10-15

16+

# of Places Paid

1

100%

60%

50%

40%

30%

30%

2

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40%

30%

30%

25%

24%

3

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20%

20%

20%

18%

4

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10%

15%

12%

5

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10%

9%

6

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7%

Breeder/Owner Purse Split:

The breeder of the horse will receive 15% of winnings. The owner of record at time of futurity will be paid the balance. Breeder’s share is paid to the breeder listed on the registration papers. Eligibility will remain with the horse regardless of changes in ownership after entry.


Nominated Stallions:

Any foal sired by a nominated stallion is eligible to enter the Three-Year-Old, Four-Year-Old, Five-Year-Old, or Barrel Futurities. Nomination entry form and nomination fee are required. Nominated stallions get ¼-page advertisement in sale catalog, listing on NILE website, PA mentions during show, and NILE promotion. Stallions must be nominated each year. Eligibility will remain with the horse regardless of changes in ownership after entry or nomination.

RULES FOR ALL CLASSES

Riders and/or handlers will show in western attire.

All horses will be shown in western stock saddle.

All horses will be shown in legal bits and head gear as outlined in the AQHA rule book (2019 edition, pages 4-5).

Lame or unsound horses will be severely penalized.

BARREL FUTURITY:

The NILE Barrel Futurity is run in conjunction with Runnin’ the Rims Barrel Race, held on Sunday, October 10th. If entered in both the Runnin’ the Rims Barrel Race and the NILE Barrel Futurity the horse will ONLY run once. The run will be during the futurity section and the run time will carry over for Runnin’ the Rims time. 2D Format. Open to any 3, 4, or 5-year-old horse that was purchased through the NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale or sired by a current nominated stallion.

YEARLING FUTURITY:

Open to any horse born in 2019 that has been purchased through the NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sale on October 18, 2019. Horses will be shown at halter as a group, then shown individually in a round pen. Horses must complete at least one circle each direction at the walk, jog, and lope. Lead line must be removed after entering round pen. Halter may be left on or removed. Lunge whips are optional. Time starts when gate closes. Horses will be judged on movement, training, manners, and conformation. Horses shall be marked down for excessive play in the round pen. There will be a 90 second time limit for round pen work with a warning given at 45 seconds.

TWO-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY:

Open to any horse born in 2018 that has been purchased through the 2018 or 2019 NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sales. Horses will be shown in a trail class with reining maneuvers, including but not limited to trot over poles, bridge, gate, pick-up and carry a slicker, load in trailer, and lope both directions. Pattern will be determined by NILE officials.

THREE-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY:

Open to any horse born in 2017 that has been purchased through the 2017, 2018, or 2019 NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sales, or sired by a NILE nominated stallion. (See Stallion Nominations section for qualifications). The futurity will be shown in two separate parts: Horses will show first in a reining pattern (pattern selected by NILE officials). Horses will then work a cow, following the AQHA rules (2019 book pg. 243 SHW564.1) box-drive-box-drive. Horses will work individually boxing a cow at the end of the arena, taking the cow down the fence, boxing the cow at the opposite end of the arena, and then taking the cow back down the fence. 90 second time limit to complete cow work with warning given when 30 seconds remain.

FOUR-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY:

Open to any horse born in 2016 that has been purchased through the 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sales, or sired by a NILE nominated stallion. (See Stallion Nominations section for qualifications). The futurity will be shown in two separate parts: Horses will show first in a reining pattern (pattern selected by NILE officials). Horses will then work a cow, following the AQHA rules (2019 book pg. 190 SWF505.3) box-drive-circle. Horses will work individually boxing a cow at the end of the arena, taking the cow down the fence, making at least one turn each direction on the fence and, then circling the cow in each direction.

FIVE-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY:

Open to any horse born in 2015 that has been purchased through the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, or 2019 NILE Gold Buckle Select Horse Sales, or sired by a NILE nominated stallion. (See Stallion Nominations section for qualifications). The futurity will be shown in two separate parts: Horses will show first in a reining pattern (pattern selected by NILE officials). Horses will then work and rope a cow, following the AQHA rules (2019 book pg. 241 SHW563.1) box-drive-rope. Horses will work individually boxing a cow at the end of the arena, then taking the cow down the fence and making at least one turn each way on the fence. Next, the contestant shall rope and stop the animal, then return it to the catch pen. Two-loop limit. 3-minute time limit to complete cow work with warning given when 1-minute remains.

Judge:

Marilyn Randall from Bridger, MT

Announcer:

Ross Wagner

Schedule:

Barrel Futurity --12 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 2020

All other classes -- 8 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020

Location:

Miller's Horse Palace, Montana

Stalling:

All futurity horses are given a stall. If you have special requests (ex: you want to next to someone) contact Bonnie as soon as possible, or make a note on the entry form. Hay, shavings, and straw are available for purchase or you may bring your own.

Yearling/2-YR-OLD/Barrel

3, 4, 5-YR-OLD (including cattle charge)

Paid at 2019 Sale:

$100

$125

October 22-April 1, 2020:

$130

$155

April 2-August 15, 2020:

$150

$175

August 16-October 10, 2020:

$175

$200

October 11-October 14, 2020:

$250

$275

Nominating a Stallion

NOMINATIONS DUE: AUGUST 1st
Any foal sired by a nominated stallion would be eligible to enter the Three-Year-Old Futurity, Four-Year-Old Futurity, Five-Year-Old Futurity or Barrel Futurity.
Stallion must be nominated each year. Eligibility will remain with the horse regardless of changes in ownership in the interim.
Separate entry form must be submitted with $250 nomination fee.

Nominated stallions get:
Quarter page ad in NILE Premiere Magazine (includes horse sale catalog)
Listing on NILE website
PA mentions during show
and NILE promotion (social media, e-mail blasts, etc)

2019 RESULTS

Yearlings
1. $1,098.85 Rita Hardy Walk Me Home Wolf Point MT $193.92 Rita Hardy
2. $915.71 Donald Nelson Guys Irish Whiskey Glasgow MT $161.60 Will & Vicky Crofutt
3. $732.57 Hannah Botz CCC Dun Beckwith Bozeman MT $129.28 Margret Crago
4.$549.43 Donald Nelson Viennas Bay Beckwith Glasgow MT $96.96 Clete & Kristy Schmidt
5.$366.28 Johanna Haupel Sir Quincy Matador Billings MT $64.64 Hawkins Quarter Horses

2 Year Olds
1. $1,300.01 Richard Johnson The Masqued Bonanza Billings MT $229.41 Flottmeyer Quarter Horses
2. $1,040.01 Amber Mason ELS Scottish Whiskey Alder MT $183.53 Larry Shelto
3. $780.01 Stacey Ogren Sheeza Smooth Snap Hysham MT $137.65 Borderview Ranch
4. $520.00 CT Ripley Goldseeker Playgun Huntley MT $91.77 Tim Jensen
5. $390.00 Shelby Moore CC Cool Frenchmanguy Grantsville UT $68.82 Clint Casterline
6. $303.34 Randy Jones Payday for Playboys Stevensville MT $53.53 Lori Maslowski

3 Year Olds
1. $1,231.83 Allen Munger The Smooth Guy Brockway MT $217.38
2. $923.87 Billy & Britt Allestad Smoothies Black Opheim MT $163.04
3. $615.92 Stacey Ogren Reys Quatro 003 Hysham MT $108.69
4. $307.96 Becky Bateman CC Cool Cowboy Guy Etna WY $54.35

4 Year Olds
1. $984.14 Ted Kautzman/Steven Bond OBAR Cash N Starlite Worden MT $173.67 OBAR Land & Livestock
2. $738.11 Lisa Robinett Light Little Freckle Pavillion WY $130.25 Bond Ranch
3. $492.07 Stacey Ogren Lectric Reys Hysham MT $86.84 Borderview Ranch
4. $246.04 Lyle Mitchell Gunners Aged Whiskey Arvada WY $43.42 Will & Vicky Crofutt

5 Year Olds
1. $658.16 Stacey Ogren Boons Fancy Coal Hysham MT $116.15 Borderview Ranch
2. $438.77 Jori Skaggs Smokum Freckles Riverton WY $77.43 Bond Ranch

Barrels
  1. $467.17 Candy Christoferson/Sadie Shideler SD Smokin Chex Billings MT $82.44 Katie Breckenridge

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