The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to present the Breeders Championship Futurity! This program is designed to appeal to all pleasure horse breeders, owners, trainers, and exhibitors by offering a full slate of classes and paybacks. The Breeders Championship Futurity (BCF) is held each year in conjunction with the NSBA World Championship Show.

Classes Offered

A variety of classes are offered during the Breeders Championship Futurity. Enrolled horses are eligible to show from their yearling year to their six year old year. 

Depending on the Yearling eligibility, they will be qualified to show in the following divisions:

  • Western Longe Line - Open &  Non Pro
  • Hunter Longe Line - Open & Non Pro

Beginning in 2018 for Color Breeders Championship Futurity yearlings:

  • Open
  • Non Pro

Exhibitors

An exhibitor may show as many horses in as many classes as they are eligible for in each division. NSBA membership is required for all owners and exhibitors.

Packback of Purse

The Stallion nominator receives 20%, the foal nominator receives 10%, and the foal owner received 70% of foal earnings. In the event the foal ownership changes, the original nominator will receive the 10% earnings. Each year, over $200,000 is paid out during the BCF. The payback schedule for each foal crop year will be paid out as follows (after program expenses).

  • Yearling Longe Line - 15%
  • 2 Year Old Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle - 20%
  • 3 Year Old Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle - 30%
  • 4-6 Year Old Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle - 20%
  • 4-6 Year Old Trail & Western Riding Division - 10%
  • Color Division - 5%

Eligibility 

To be eligible to participate in the BCF Program, a horse must be sired by a stallion who was nominated to the BCF during its foaling year. If eligible, horses may be enrolled at any time beginning as weanlings through their three year old year. Weanling enrollments begin at one time payment of $125 and increase with the age of horse. The BCF also offers a sliding scale for multiple foal enrollments. Upon completion of an enrollment, foal owners will be sent a Certificate of Eligibility. This certificate will need to be presented in order to show in any BCF classes

Certificate of Eligibility

Once the enrollment form has been received and validated and a copy of the breed registration papers have been forwarded to the NSBA office, a Certificate of Eligibility is mailed to the foal owner. The Certificate must be current when the horse is shown. Any changes in information will need to be forwarded to the NSBA office, along with a transfer form. The fee of changes including those listed below $35. Please note that a copy of the horse's registration papers showing the current ownership must accompany the transfer form.

  • Change in ownership
  • Change in the name of horse
  • Loss of original certificate

For more information about the Breeders Championship Futurity program please contact Sue Ellen Kaven at NSBA office 847-623-6722 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.