NILE Horse Futurity results
All horses that sell in the NILE Gold Buckle Weanling/Yearling Sale are eligible to be entered in either the Yearling Futurity or the Two-Year-Old Futurity for the next year.
The 2009 Yearling Futurity was for current year foals that sold in the 2008 Gold Buckle Sale. The entries are shown in a halter class and then in a round pen. This futurity had a total purse of $4,100. The winner in this futurity was Fire and Dynamite, owned and shown by Kava Huestis of Ulm, MT. This fine yearling was raised by Walt Brindley of New Underwood, SD. First place money was $1,076 to Kava and $358 paid to Walt Brindley, the breeder.
Second place went to Ruby’s Dirty Deal, bred by Three Mile Quarter Horses of Ashland, MT and owned by Lukas Fleener of Vancouver, WA. A purse of $768 went to the owner and $250 to the breeder.
Third place was a fancy colt raised by Clint Casterline of Wolf Point, MT and owned and shown by Lance Bateman, Etna, WY.
In the Two-Year-Old Futurity the horses were shown at halter, in a pleasure class, and in a reining pattern. There was an exceptional group of high-quality horses competing for $5,400 in prize money. Placing first was Executive Jade, bred by Don and Patty Brunner of Rapid City, SD, and owned and shown by Kava Huestis of Ulm, MT. Total winnings for the owner and breeder were $1,877.
Second place went to Petunia’s Spark owned by C.T. Ripley of Huntley, MT. The breeder and exhibitor was Ward Fenton of Worden, MT. Winnings for this horse totaled $1,412.
Third place went to Destined to Hunt, owned by Theresa Brown, bred by Jan Taylor and winning $790.
These futurities have become very popular, with buyers coming to the sale specifically to buy prospects for the next year’s NILE futurity competition. There was also a very nice crowd on hand to watch the classes.