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Professional Auction Services to Manage NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales

Byars, Oklahoma - The National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors announced in late February that it had reached an agreement with Professional Auction Services, Inc. to manage the 2009 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sale.

According to NRCHA President, Lyn Anderson, the uncertain economy in both the horse industry and the country in general precipitated the need to evaluate the Futurity Sale management contract and put it out to bid. She noted, “We are very pleased and excited to have Professional Auction Services, Inc. agree to do our NRCHA Sales. Mike and Tim Jennings have a strong background in sales and all phases of the horse industry with an emphasis on customer service. The NRCHA is looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Professional Auction Services. We also thank Dave Hammond and Dave Hammond Auctions for all the hard work he and his company have put into the NRCHA Sales in the past.”

Professional Auction Services was formed in 1978 by Mike and Tim Jennings and since then has managed over 240 auctions in sixteen states with sales of more than $165,000,000.00, drawing horses and buyers from all fifty states and fourteen foreign countries.

Mike Jennings was excited about growing the new partnership with the National Reined Cow Horse Association. “We have had a successful track record in developing and maintaining long term relationships with major associations. 2008 marked our fourteenth year with the American Quarter Horse Association and the United States Equestrian Federation, managing auctions at their premier events. Our goal is to develop a sale that enhances the reputation of the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale and the Association.”

In 1995 Professional Auction Services, Inc. was chosen by the American Quarter Horse Association to manage the AQHA World Championship Show Sale. Since 1995, In the past fourteen years, over $38 million worth of horses have been sold at that prestigious sale.

The Jennings brothers are lifelong horsemen with experience in showing, breeding and promoting champions. Mike has been an AQHA judge for 28 years and an AQHA Director since 1995. He has assisted with organizational promotion for the Mid Atlantic and Atlantic Reined Cow Horse Associations. Tim Jennings, a licensed Auctioneer since 1976, has also been successful in AQHA and National Reining Horse Association competition.

The National Reined Cow Horse Association, celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2009, is the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the cow horse. Through the support of a Corporate Partner family that includes John Deere, Adequan®, Bob's Custom Saddles, Cinch, Inc., Classic Equine, Gist Silversmiths, MD Barns, Platinum Performance, Inc., Nutrena, Quarter Horse News & Performance Horse magazine, the Peppermill Hotel/Resort, Fort Dodge West Nile Innovator, Rios of Mercedes, Merial products ULCERGARD and EQUIOXX, Great American Insurance Company and the Silver Legacy Hotel, the association works to keep the vaquero tradition alive in today’s equine industry. For information on the National Reined Cow Horse Association, call 580-759-4949 or visit the NRCHA Official Web Site at http://www.nrcha.com.


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