During the annual National Reined Cow Horse Association Hall of Fame Banquet, held at the Silver Legacy Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada, Lyn Anderson received three very coveted awards.
The first of those was the Ladies Championship of the 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity, which she won with Tuckers Smart Cat, owned by David Archer. The Ladies Championship came with a check for $1,485; a Gist Silversmiths buckle sponsored by Larry and Sharon Rose; a custom handmade hat from Shorty’s Hattery; an ESP pad from Classic Equine; a monogrammed Cinch vest from Bob’s Custom Saddles; Platinum Performance; a C.R. Morrison trophy; and a C.R. Morrison commemorative medallion.
Tuckers Smart Cat is by WR This Cats Smart, out of Smoke Time Tuck – a mare whose offspring Anderson has had much success with. “I’ve made the Open finals of the Snaffle Bit Futurity with four of the five horses out of that mare that I’ve competed on,” Anderson said. “They are very nice horses and I’m thrilled that I could make the finals on this one for David.”
But the Ladies Championship is not all that Tuckers Smart Cat has won. Because he is NRCHA Stakes eligible, and was purchased during his yearling year at the Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales and paid into the Fairlea Ranch/Silver Gun Yearling Sale Incentive, Tuckers Smart Cat received an additional $14,500!
“That was the best $250 entry fee that I could ever have paid. I had no idea it would be that kind of money. Knew we’d be eligible and was going to try for it. It is a great encouragement to buy a horse here. It’s a great return on your money,” she said. “Thank you to Fairlea Ranch for giving us even more of an incentive to buy at the Snaffle Bit Futurity.”
Along with the Ladies Championship and the Fairlea Ranch/Silver Gun Yearling Sale Incentive check, Anderson was presented another special honor – the President’s Award from NRCHA President Kathy Gould. It came as a surprise to the Madera, California, trainer, who attended the banquet with her father, Arlyn Carr. “That was a surprise. My father isn’t at every banquet so it was good timing. It was very nice of Kathy to think of me for the President’s Award,” she said.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association, now in its 61st year, is the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family that includes Adequan, Bob’s Custom Saddles, Cinch, Classic Equine, Gist Silversmiths, John Deere, Markel Insurance, MD Barns, Merial products ULCERGARD and EQUIOXX, Nutrena, Pfizer Animal Health, Platinum Performance, Quarter Horse News, Rios of Mercedes, and Wide World of Horses, the Association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry.
For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the NRCHA Official Web Site at www.nrcha.com.