NILE Horse Futurity entry fee schedule adjusted
In an effort to increase and encourage participation the NILE changed the due date for horse futurity entries. Previously the entry fee increased to $250 July 1, now the entry fee remains at $150 until September 1.
The requirements for the three-year-old futurity have also been changed. Three-year-old horses are no longer required to take a cow down the fence. They must complete a reining pattern, and box a cow but for the safety of the rider, horse, and cattle, the NILE has eliminated that portion of the three-year-old futurity rules.
The barrel futurity will be held Tuesday, October 18 at 4 p.m. before the Running the Rims Barrel Race. If exhibitors wish to enter both they will run once during the futurity and their time will carry over for the Running the Rims barrel race.
Horses that are eligible for the futurities are horses that have gone through a NILE sale, or are offspring of a nominated stallion.
This year’s nominated stallions are:
Smoken Darling owned by Katie Breckenridge of Picabo, ID
The Masqued Male owned by Mel & Brenda Flottmeyer of Piedmont, SD
DMAC Fireplug owned by Fink Quarter Horses of Hysham, MT
There’s still time to nominate a stallion. Nominated stallions receive 25% of their foals’ winnings (only in 3, 4, and 5 year old futurities), listing on the NILE website, and a quarter page ad in the NILE Premier Magazine, which includes the Horse Sale Catalog.