NCHA National Finals/Snafflebit Futurity & Breeders Incentive
At the end of every point score year the NCHA hold their annual National Finals in Tamworth NSW. Initially only the top point scorers for the year were generally invited, but this has since changed and entries are now open to all members.
The show features a number of popular events including an Open & Open Non Pro, Snafflebit, $5,000 Non Pro, $10,000 Non Pro, Novice classes and Youth events.
With the NCHA Futurity packed, the Snafflebit Futurity for three-year-olds was moved to the National Finals and has become a very popular event averaging more than 50 entries annually with prize money of $18,000 up for grabs and a $3,000 incentive if the champion horse was purchased from the previous Landmark Sale.
[Photo by Ken Anderson Equine Photography. Jon Templeton & Pounce on Coals (by Whos Top Cat) Snaffle Bit Futurity.]
The Breeders Incentive show which was added to the National Finals schedule in 2014 proved very popular. The show features two aged events - Derby and Classic - and their non pro categories, and is designed to promote the leading sires in the industry. The show prize money is based on nominations from stallions and entries for their progeny as well as added money from the NCHA. 2014 saw an estimated $50,000 paid out over the four classes.
>> Q14 & 2013 National Finals Cutting Results
>> View Videos of Select Sires Stallions, their progeny & Industry Professionals competing in the events