National Snaffle Bit Association Opens Consignments For Yearling Sale

The National Snaffle Bit Association has opened consignments for its 12th annual Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale.

The 2024 yearling sale will be held on Friday, August 16, at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The sale is held during the 2024 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, which will take place August 8-18.

A limited number of consignments will be accepted. Entries will close on June 1 unless the sale catalog fills prior to the deadline. Hip numbers will be determined by using the first letter of the second dam’s name, starting with “K” in 2024. (In future years, hip number determination will use the same system but dropping five letters each subsequent year.) Consignors who voluntarily submit radiographs of their yearlings to the 2024 Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Sale will find their yearlings placed in a more desirable spot in the sale.


Horse owners who would like to consign their yearling to this year’s sale can download the consignment form on the NSBA website at All yearlings must be enrolled in NSBA’s Breeders Championship Futurity and/or Color Breeders Championship Futurity to be eligible for consignment.

The Markel Insurance Breeder Championship Futurity Yearling Sale is a limited entry consignment sale designed to bring many of the nation’s top yearlings to public sale. Photos and videos of yearling consignments will be available online once the sale catalog closes, and an online bidding portal is provided for buyers during the sale.

In the past 11 years, the Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale has generated a purse of more than $1.2 million for 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. The Sale Graduate purse is in addition to the NSBA’s Breeders Championship Futurity and Color Breeders Championship Futurity payouts that are provided in each BCF or Color BCF class, which paid more than $467,190 in 2023.

To learn more about the 2023 NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale, please visit or contact Bill Kaven, sale manager, at (847) 623-6722.

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. NSBA members earn more than $13.5 million in monetary awards at NSBA-sanctioned horse shows annually, and the association sanctions nearly 600 horse show events and close to 200,000 horse show entries each year.

To learn more about the NSBA, please visit

National Snaffle Bit Association, Inc. – 120 Mesa St., Weatherford, TX 76086 – Phone: (847)-623-6722



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