The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce the creation of the Color Breeders Championship Futurity which is held in conjunction with the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity beginning in 2018.

To be eligible to participate in the Color BCF program, a horse must be sired by a stallion who is nominated to the Color BCF during its foaling year. If eligible, horses may be nominated at any time beginning as weanlings through their three year old year (4 to 6 year old may be enrolled until December 31, 2018). Weanling enrollments begin at a one time payment of $125 and increase with the age of the horse. The color BCF also offers a sliding scale for multiple foal enrollments.

The purse is funded by stallion and foal nomination fees collected each year. The stallion nominator receives 20%, the foal nominator receives 10% and the foal owner receives 70% of foal earnings. In the event the foal ownership changes, the original nominator will receive the 10% earnings.

Color futurity class will include Longe Line, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Open and Non-Pro. As the program matures, a Limited division along with Trail and Western Riding classes will be included. 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.

Stallions may be enrolled in to the Color Breeders Championship Futurity as well as the Breeders Championship Futurity. Foals may be nominated in to one or both programs, providing the sire is enrolled in the corresponding program.

Enrollment Fees

Annual Stallion Nomination Fee:

  • Before May 15th - $500
  • After May 15th - $800

Foal Nomination Fees:

  • Weanling by December 15th - $125
  • Yearling by December 16th to May 15th - $200

Introductory Offer Through December 31, 2018:

After May 15th, yearlings and older may nominate for a fee of $750

Once the nomination 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. A copy of the horse's registration papers must accompany the transfer form.

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

For further information contact Sue Ellen Kaven at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 847-623-6722