The National Snaffle Bit Association’s tenth annual NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale set a new record for gross sales on Friday, August 19, as buyers and consigners saw big numbers throughout the night.
The gross sales on the 96 yearlings that went through the sale ring was $2,082,500, providing consignors with a sale average of $21,672 per head. The top ten sale average was $80,150, and the top 20 sale average was $57,600.
“NSBA had just a phenomenal sale,” noted Bill Kaven, NSBA sale manager. “We had a great group of yearlings from wonderful consignors and an active group of buyers for this year’s sale. It was our best one yet.”
The 2022 NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale generated an estimated purse of $210,995 that will be set aside for sale graduates who will compete either as two year olds in 2023 in a designated Breeders Championship Futurity two year old class, or as three year olds in 2024 in a designated Breeders Championship Futurity three year old class. The Sale Graduate purse is in addition to NSBA’s Breeders Championship Futurity and Color Breeders Championship Futurity payouts that are provided in each BCF and Color BCF class.
High Selling Mare – Cool Sultry Lady, Hip number 66, a black filly by RL Best Of Sudden and out of NSBA Hall Of Fame mare Cool Krymsun Lady (One Hot Krymsun) who was consigned by Sara Heeley and sold for $160,000.
High Selling Gelding – Win N Doubt/CWH Win N Doubt, Hip number 95, a double-registered AQHA/APHA gelding by No Doubt Im Lazy and out of Congress and NSBA world champion producing mare She Kisses The Best (RL Best Of Sudden), who was consigned by Bret and Heather Caplinger and sold for $155,000.
High Selling Stallion – Doubt It, Hip number 56, a red roan colt by No Doubt Im Lazy and out of Only Yours, who was consigned by Bill and Cindy Cosentino and sold for $60,000.
High Selling Hunt Seat Prospect - Its A Summer Thing, hip number 51, a filly by Its A Southern Thing and out of Sleepy Pleasures, dam of five producing foals earning more than $65,000 in earnings (Too Sleepy To Zip), who was consigned by Gumz Farms and sold for $70,000.
About The NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale
Since its inception in 2013, NSBA’s yearling sale has generated a purse of more than $1 million that has been paid out to sale graduates who declare a Breeders Championship Futurity class to compete in during either their graduate’s two year old or three year old year. The graduate must place in the top ten in the class to earn a portion of the sale graduate purse. Two year old and three year old sale graduates from the 2020 and 2021 yearling sale are currently competing at this year’s NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity for a purse of $166,645, including more than $93,000 for the two year old sale graduates and more than $72,000 for the three year old sale graduates.
ABOUT THE NSBA
Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots in the Western Pleasure discipline to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s mission is to grow the show horse community through various equine programs and events where every activity benefits horses, breeders, owners and exhibitors alike.
The National Snaffle Bit Association has more than 20,000 active members and more than 44,000 registered horses across its eight alliance breed organizations. In 2021, NSBA members earned more than $13.6 million in monetary awards at NSBA-sanctioned horse shows. The association sanctioned nearly 600 horse show events and close to 200,000 horse show entries last year.
To learn more about NSBA, the World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity or the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale, please visit nsba.com.