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Big Money Futurity Rules

//Big Money Futurity Rules
Big Money Futurity Rules2018-08-31T12:10:33+00:00

Purpose

  • To promote the halter horse industry, regardless of breed or color of the horse, by providing a futurity program for “NON PRO EXHIBITORS” to compete against other non pro exhibitors (youth and/or amateurs).

Format

  • Foals/Yearlings are made eligible by the stallion owner or agent paying an annual nomination fee.

Futurities Classes

  • All horses shown must have appropriate breed registration papers and meet all normal requirements to show that particular horse as an amateur or youth.
  • All weanlings will enter the pen by foaling date and judges will be instructed to consider their age when judging.
  • There are three yearlings classes, yearlings fillies, yearlings geldings, and yearling stallions.
  • There are 4 weanling classes, junior and senior weanling fillies, junior and senior weanling colts (combined colts and geldings).
  • Only foals from stallions paid in “same” year are eligible.

Entry Fees for Weanlings/Yearlings Non-Pro Classes

  • Pay on or before June 1st – $400
  • Pay on or before July 15th – $450
  • Pay on or before Aug 15th – $500
  • Pay on or before Sept 15th – $550
  • Pay after Sept 15 until 5pm on Sept 20th – $750

Entry Fees for Color Classes

Only APHA & ApHC Registered foals are eligible. Horses Must Enter Corresponding Non Pro Class.

Weanling Color Class –

  • Entry Fees: $150 if paid by June 1,
  • $200 if paid by July 15,
  • $250 if paid by Aug 15,
  • $300 if paid by Sept 15,
  • $350 after Sept 15.

Yearling Color Class –

  • Entry Fees: $150 if paid by June 1,
  • $200 if paid by July 15,
  • $250 if paid by Aug 15,
  • $300 if paid by Sept 15,
  • $350 after Sept 15.

Miscellaneous

  • Color Requirements: Each horse MUST provide proof of registration with APHA or ApHC. Solids are eligible.
  • Horses substituted only with vet signed death certificate. Substituted must meet all eligibility requirements.

Exhibitors With Disabilities Variance Rule

Non Pro Exhibitors With Physical Disabilities/Heart Condition Will Be Allowed To Have Another Non Pro Lead Their Horse Through The “Tracking Portion” Of The Class. Once the horse is around the cones of the trot through the designated exhibitor will then take the lead of their horse and compete in the class, the “helper” must leave the arena. The “helper” must also wear a corresponding number to the entry. (This helper must wear proper western attire) This Variance will give those with a physical disability or heart condition the opportunity to compete that otherwise wouldn’t physically be able to. The designated exhibitor must set their horse up themselves without assistance. We hope this rule allows someone who thought they could never show their own horse because they couldn’t make it through the trotting portion of the class the opportunity to compete themselves. A doctor’s order must be presented to the Futurity manager prior to competition. This variance is for all WCHA and Big Money “Non Pro” Futurity classes.

Note: THESE VARIANCES WILL BE GRANTED ON A CASE BY CASE DETERMINATION WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION SO THAT THOSE “TRULY DESERVING OF ASSISTANCE” WILL BE AWARDED VARIANCE STATUS.