Futurity wrap up Thursday 1st June

Media Release Thursday 1st June 2017

The AELEC was filled with whooping and hollering at the 2017 NCHA Futurity when eight Australians and eight USA competitors held their ground at the 2017 AUS v USA Non Pro Challenge with the first go round seeing all 16 horses go through, while the second go round of the Open Futurity saw the three year olds back it up to show the 280x280_2017NCHAMR1.jpg aggregate for the Open Futurity final on Sunday 11 June.

It was the 2016 Open Futurity Champion rider Trent Smith from Young that sat in top place on Sparkys a Dreamer with an aggregated score of 433 over the previous two rounds, just ahead of Todd Graham on PV Dreams of Royalty sitting on a very satisfying 432.5.

The final of the Open Futurity will be held on Sunday 11 June.

Saturday see’s the NCHA Select Cutting Horse Sale offer 105 quality cutting bred lots with free entry, while the night will include the Bull Ride & Rodeo at 7pm with live music and a 4 man shootout to crown the champion bull rider plus the very talented Kate Clancy and her trick horse Mate to entertain the whole family.

An amazing array of gifts have been donated for the AUS v USA Auction being held straight after the Select Sale to raise funds for next year’s Challenge being held over in the states. The NCHA invites all to come and see the great events.

The 2017 NCHA Futurity will continue until Sunday 11th June at the Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre in Tamworth with free entry days Sale Day Saturday 3rd June (ticketing to begin at 2pm for Rodeo & Bull Ride) Sunday 4th, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June featuring a whole host of amazing Western Traders to suit all of your western needs. Tickets available at the AELEC Box Office or at www.entertainmentvenues.com.au