Changes coming to the Snaffle Bit Futurity

Apr 27, 2012
by WLJ

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors announced in March that it has reached an agreement with Parnell Dickinson, Inc., to manage the 2012 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales presented by Markel Insurance.

The Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales will begin Thursday, Sept. 27 with the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale. On Friday morning, the Select 2-Year-Old Sale will be followed by the Performance Horse Sale. Saturday, the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale will kick off the final day of the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

The Sale Entry deadline is July 16. According to NRCHA Sale Committee Chairman Sandy Collier, Parnell Dickinson, Inc. will be a good fit for the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales. “Not only do they know many of our consignors through their ranching and cattle backgrounds, they have also worked as ringmen for our sales in years past.” She added, “They’re all very likeable and are working hard to make this year’s sales successful.”

Jake Parnell was excited about growing the new partnership with NRCHA.

“The Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales are not only the world’s premier cow horse of ferings, they are one of the strongest traditions on the West Coast,” he said. “We look forward to working with breeders and owners from around the country to once again offer an elite set of prospects and proven horses next fall. Having been involved on the marketing side of the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales in the past, we believe there is tremendous opportunity in 2012.”

Parnell and John Dickinson are responsible for all management and marketing relations, while Luke Parnell, CFO, takes care of all the financial and accounting duties.

Also on the team is Christina Ward, who will handle the entries and office management for Parnell Dickinson at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.

Parnell Dickinson Inc. is a fully licensed and bonded marketing company that conducts auctions and private treaty sales on all classes of livestock. The company manages a variety of sales throughout the country with a heavy emphasis in the West. Parnell Dickinson manages individual production sales, consignment sales, online auctions, and other events such as the Junior Premium Auction for the California State Fair.