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Chrome Cash pays $116,140 at the 2022 NCHA Futurity

Photos by PCH & Seth Petit Photography, courtesy Sunny Bates
Pictured: Ripp Tide, Quite Cash, Cinca De Force

Chrome Cash’s huge purses at the 2022 NCHA Futurity made it even more rewarding to ride a Paint. More than $116,000 was paid out across nine divisions, with 224 Paints vying for the cash. Non-Pros and Amateurs cashed in especially big, scoring $63,505 in Chrome Cash just for them.


  • 224 Chrome Cash-participating Paints at the 2022 NCHA Futurity
    • 60% increase over 2021
  • $116,140 paid to Chrome Cash winners
    • $49,978 increase
    • 61% increase in Chrome Cash purses over 2021
  • Chrome Cash purses are the result of jackpotted entry fees and $4,000 added money from Check Up Ranch, Jeff & Jennifer Foland of Weatherford, Texas


Ripp Tide & Brandon Westfall were the biggest Non-Pro champions, scoring $4,456 for their Chrome Cash 3-Year-Old Non-Pro victory; the duo won the finals as well, netting $70,300 more. Quite Cash & Tiffany Sternfels earned $3,862 in the 3-Year-Old Amateur Chrome Cash class, with The Kindred Spirit & Beth Rockey close behind with $3,812 in the 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro. Beth and The Kindred Spirit won the 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro finals, too, adding more than $11,000 to her tally.

In the Open Futurity, Grant Setnicka piloted Cinca De Force to tie for fifth overall—that scored him a $75,690 payday plus $6,369 as the Chrome Cash Open champion. Playful Smoothtalker and William Moore won the Intermediate Open and Limited Open events, along with the Chrome Cash pots in those divisions, taking home more than $47,776 in full.

Congrats to all of our Chrome Cash champions:

  • 3-Year-Old Open—$31,845 paid to 12

Champion: Cinca De Force & Grant Setnicka ($6,369)

  • 3-Year-Old Intermediate Open—$13,860 paid to 7
    3-Year-Old Limited Open—$6,930 paid to 4

Champion: Playful Smoothtalker & William Moore ($3,880 & $2,772)

  • 3-Year-Old Non-Pro—$22,280 paid to 11

Champion: Ripp Tide & Brandon Westfall ($4,456)

  • 3-Year-Old Intermediate Non-Pro —$13,645 paid to 9

Champion: The Kindred Spirit & Beth Rockey ($3,812)

  • 3-Year-Old Limited Non-Pro—$1,980 paid to 2

Champion: Homiedontplaydats & Jimmy Purselley ($1,188)

  • 3-Year-Old Amateur—$12,875 paid to 9

Champion: Quite Cash & Tiffany Sternfels ($3,862)

  • 3-Year-Old Intermediate Amateur—$9,655 paid to 5

Champion: Marie Levon & Sawyer Hennig ($2,896)

  • 3-Year-Old Limited Amateur—$3,070 paid to 2

Champion: Von Rubie & Stephen Roseberry ($1,842)


Launched in 2018, Chrome Cash was designed to increase payouts for registered Paint Horses at select events across the country. Now , Chrome Cash classes can be found at cutting, reining, reined cow horse, roping and all-around events across the country, where it pays to ride a Paint. At the NCHA Futurity, exhibitors pay a Chrome Cash entry fee that’s jackpotted—that jackpot, plus the $4,000 added by the event sponsor (Check Up Ranch), is paid out to eligible Paint exhibitors.

More Information: apha.com/programs/chromecash


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