Color Breeders Championship Futurity

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

Horses may be enrolled at any time, beginning as weanlings through their six year old year.

Classes Offered

A variety of classes are offered during the Color Breeders Championship Futurity.

The Color horse classes are provided for horses registered with NSBA Approved Color Breed (APHA, PtHA, ApHC, IBHA, ABRA, PBHA), including breeding stock horses, except for those horses registered as PtHA Solid Bred.

Starting with the 2019 foals, a solid bred/breeding stock is considered a color horse only if the sire or dam has regular registry papers with one or more of the following associations: APHA, ApHC, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and POA.

PtHA solid registered is not considered a color horse unless it is also registered with one or more of the aforementioned breed associations.

Western Pleasure has the following divisions:

  • Open
  • Non Pro


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.

Payback 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.


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.

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. Upon completion of an enrollment, foal owners will be sent a Certificate of Registration. This certificate will need to be presented in order to show in any Color BCF classes.

Certificate of Registration

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 Registration 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 for changes, including those listed below, is $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 Color Breeders Championship Futurity program, please contact the Registration Department at 847-625-6594 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Registration

Incentive Fund Program enrollment meets Certificate of Registration requirement. Enrollment provides the additional opportunity to earn money through the Breeders Championship Futurity, Color Breeders Championship Futurity, and Stallion Incentive Fund License.