November 28, 2022

Tenth Annual NSBA Yearling Sale Sets New Sales Record in 2022

Tenth Annual NSBA Yearling Sale Sets New Sales Record in 2022

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 96 yearlings was $2,080,500, 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 $210,795 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. 



Top Sellers

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, by No Doubt Im Lazy and out of NSBA and Congress world champion mare Only Yours (Invitation Only), 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 competed 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. 

166,000 Reasons To Own A Yearling Sale Graduate

Owners of 2020 and 2021 graduates from the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale won more than $166,000 this past August when the program paid out its graduate incentive purse at this year’s NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity.



 Two Year Olds Earn Big

A total of 12 two year old sale graduates from the 2021 yearling sale vied for a purse of $93,806 set aside for them from last year’s yearling sale. The largest check for the two year old graduates went to Pretty Dang Good, owned by David Beck, shown by Kristin Pokluda and consigned last year by Meghan Tierney. Pretty Dang Good placed sixth in the Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle, and earned a paycheck of $10,553.18.

 Heart Stopper, owned and shown by Sheyenne Nelson and consigned last year by Susan Brees, won the second highest paycheck among the two year olds, earning $9,380.60 after placing sixth in the Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Limited Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle. Additional paychecks that the two year old sale graduates won ranged from $7,817 to $6,253 and were dependent on the number of sale graduates in the class division.

 Three Year Olds Vie For Purse Money

The eleven sale graduates who competed in three year old Breeders Championship Futurity classes competed for an additional total purse of $72,839 set aside for them from the 2020 yearling sale. Flo Rida, shown by Cole Baker for JR and Melissa Cook and consigned by Joe Whitt, earned the largest sale graduate check among the three year old graduates at $8,939.33, after earning third in the Breeders Championship Futurity Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure.

 Two horses earned sale graduate money in the Breeders Championship Futurity Three Year Old Non-Pro Trail, while seven graduates earned checks by placing in the top ten in a Breeders Championship Futurity Non-Pro, Open or Limited Open Western Pleasure class. Two graduates competed and placed in the top ten in a Color BCF Non-Pro or BCF Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle class this year to earn their share of the purse.

 The additional three year old graduates earned checks that ranged from $7,946.07 to $3,973.04 and were dependent on the number of sale graduates who placed in their declared class or division of the Breeders Championship Futurity.

 About the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale Graduate Incentive Program

To be eligible for a portion of the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale Graduate Incentive Program, the horse must sell in the yearling sale. Graduates from the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale must declare a Breeders Championship Futurity class in which they will compete during the graduate’s two year old or three year old year. The sale graduate must place in the top ten in their designated BCF class to be eligible for a portion of the sale graduate purse. All sale graduate earnings are in addition to the Breeders Championship Futurity earnings that these horses win in their BCF classes.

 Since NSBA’s yearling sale and Sale Graduate Incentive Program began in 2013, graduates who sold as yearlings in the NSBA yearling sale have won $1.2 million in additional earnings.

 For complete sale graduate earnings, or to learn more about the 2023 NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale or the Graduate Incentive Fund program, please visit nsba.com/yearling- sale or call sale manager Bill Kaven at (847)623-6722.

About 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. 



The National Snaffle Bit Association Foundation was established to enhance the well-being of the show horse community through various charitable programs that benefit horse people, horses and the relationships they create. The Foundation provides charitable programs that align with five core pillars of work, including Animal Welfare, the Trainer Crisis Fund, Education, Equestrians With Disabilities and the Champion Fund. 

To learn more about the NSBA and the NSBA Foundation, please visit nsba.com

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