ENTRIES CLOSE SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
RULES AND REGULATIONS
ALL OWNERS AND EXHIBITORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED TO BY THEM, THEIR AGENTS OR THEIR ANIMALS TO BARNS OR OTHER PROPERTIES AND TO PERSONS ON THE SHOW GROUNDS AND WILL BE BILLED ACCORDINGLY. IN NO INCIDENT WILL THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK OR THE UPHA CHAPTER 9 KENTUCKY FALL CLASSIC HORSE SHOW BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE IN ACCIDENTS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR ANIMALS OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY SUSTAINTED IN ANY WAY TO EXHIBITORS, SPECTATORS, EMPLOYEES OR ANY OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES. NOR WILL THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK OR THE UPHA CHAPTER 9 KENTUCKY FALL CLASSIC HORSE SHOW AND its MANAGEMENT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ARTICLES LOST OR STOLEN. IT WILL BE THE CONDITIONS OF ANY ENTRY AT THE UPHA CHAPTER 9 KENTUCKY FALL CLASSIC TO HOLD BLAMELESS ANY PARTIES CONNECTED TO THE SHOW FOR ANY TYPE OF LOSS.
EVERY CLASS OFFERED HEREIN, WHICH IS COVERED BY THE RULES AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE CURRENT USEF RULEBOOK, WILL BE CONDUCTED AND JUDGED IN ACCORDANCE THEREWITH.
ENTRY DEADLINE: All Entries close September 21, 2012. Entries postmarked after this date will be charged post entry fees regardless of qualification date.
POST ENTRIES: REGULAR FEE PLUS $10 per entry from September 21 until 2 hours prior to Show each day. (Exception – See below).
ENTRIES CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENT INCLUDING STALL FEES. STALLS WILL NOT BE RESERVED WITHOUT PAYMENT IN FULL
OPEN ACCOUNTS: There will be no open charge accounts without an open check or credit card on file in the office.
ENTRIES SAME DAY OF PERFORMANCE – ANY ENTRY RECEIVED WITHIN TWO (2) HOURS OF THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE CHARGED REGULAR ENTRY FEE PLUS $100 PER ENTRY AND PER CLASS. PLEASE ENTER EARLY TO AVOID LATE ENTRY CHARGES!
ONE-HORSE PER ENTRY FORM Entries must be completed on entry forms furnished by the UPHA Chapter 9 Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show.
PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT. HORSES MUST BE ENTERED BY THEIR REGISTERED NAME AND CORRECT OWNERSHIP. Copies of registration papers are required.
YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY OR FEDERAL TAX ID NUMBER IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE PREMIUM CHECK
USEF membership number is required for owner, trainer, exhibitor, handler, lessee, agent or coach; as well as any other association membership numbers required for breeds and disciplines.
Every exhibitor, owner, agent or trainer must sign the entry blank and be accompanied by a check covering all fees and charges.
All Entries are required to have a Certificate of Equine Infectious Anemia Test (Coggins Test) within the past twelve months as required by the Kentucky State Veterinarian. No exceptions. ALL HORSES MUST HAVE A HEALTH CERTIFICATE issued by a veterinarian within the past 120 days with a temperature on each animal.
STALLS: Horse and tack stalls are $125 each for the entire show. Grounds Fee $15 per Horse (Showing with no Stall). NO FIRST BEDDING PROVIDED. All stalls are 10 X 10 pvc panel permanent box stalls equipped with sliding doors and equimix asphalt flooring. One Day stalls are available at $40 for the day for early ship-in.
CONTROL OF HORSES: Horses must be kept under control at all times. At the discretion of the judges and/or steward, horses may not be allowed to compete. Owner will forfeit entry fees.
VETERINARIAN: Equine Services is the Official Veterinarian. They will be in attendance and will inspect such horses designated by the judge(s) or steward to be considered unsound and will pass on any question pertaining to the soundness of any horse before being excused from the class. Their decision will be final. Equine Services will be available at all times and telephone numbers will be posted on the door of the Horse Show office for after show hours.
COURTESY TO OFFICIALS: Any act of discourtesy to the judges on the part of any exhibitor, owner, trainer or groom shall disqualify the horse and rider. The owner shall forfeit his entry fees and any prize money won at this show; and, subjects himself to be reported to the USEF. During the time of judging, no person will be allowed in the ring except ring attendants, judge(s) of the class and when necessary the handler in charge of the horse being judged. Attendants or grooms will enter the ring in suitable attire only. Headers may enter the ring by the end gate only and must take no actions that will affect the performance of any animal in the class. Exhibitors must receive permission from the Steward to approach the judge.
USEF FEE: In compliance with the USEF rules, a $16.00 fee will be collected on all horses entered including equitation horses ($8 Drugs & Medications Fee; $8 USEF Fee). Please include on the entry blank.
USEF AMATEUR CARDS (GR1307) – All competing amateurs must present the competition secretary a current USEF Amateur Card.
USEF MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT
Life, senior active and junior active members shall be eligible to participate in all classes at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions at the Preliminary Level or above and Combined Driving Competitions at the Advanced Level, Dressage, Reining and Vaulting Competitions and Endurance Rides. A nonmember may participate as a handler, rider, driver, owner, lessee, agent, coach or trainer at Regular Competitions, Eventing Competitions, Dressage Competitions, Reining Competitions and Combined Driving Competitions upon payment of a $30 nonmember registration fee. Participants in the following classes are exempted from the Requirements of this rule: 1) leadline; 2) exhibitions; 3) games and races; 4) classes for 4-H members; 5) walk trot and academy classes (academy classes are classes limited to horses used regularly in a lesson program); 6) USDF introductory level tests, pas de deux and quadrille classes; 7) NRHA Endorsed Reining Competitions. 8) Opportunity classes, 9) citizens of other nations who have proof, in English, of current membership in good standing of their own National Federation, 10) USEA beginner novice division; and 11) assistant handlers in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes.
USEF MEMBERSHIP: All owners, trainers, and exhibitors must have a current United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) card.
AMERICAN SADDLEBRED HORSE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: All owners and trainers of American Saddlebred horses must be members of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA). You can contact them at 859-259-2742 for questions regarding your membership.
AMERICAN HACKNEY HORSE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP: Owners and trainers of ponies participating at Federation licensed competitions in any Hackney section must be current members in good standing with the American Hackney Horse Society and provide an original or copy of the AHHS membership card unless the competition, at their discretion, confirms electronically with the AHHS office. Lessees are considered owners in connection with this membership requirement. In the event of an entry with multiple owners, only one owner need be a member of AHHS.
UNITED PROFESSIONAL HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: Professional trainer of a UPHA Classic entry must be an Active member of UPHA and the current owner of the entry needs to be an Association member of UPHA and the membership numbers must appear on the entry form. If a non-professional is exhibiting the horse they must be an Associate or Junior member of the UPHA. All exhibitors showing in Challenge Cup Classes must be Junior Members of UPHA.
PONY MEASUREMENTS: Every pony must have a current card or form issued by the USEF or CEF and must present it to the Show Secretary. Please include copies, if possible, with entry.
TIME OUTS: Only one (1) 5-minute timeout may be requested per exhibitor per class. In case of casting a shoe or breakage of equipment in the paddock, the gate may be held no more than 3 minutes. There will be no delay after the first horse enters the ring, at which time the gate will be held for 2 minutes.
THE HORSE SHOW COMMITTEE decision shall be final and shall decide all questions not covered in these rules and regulations.
CANCELLATION/SCRATCHES: Exhibitors canceling their entries after the official closing for any reason shall forfeit the accumulation of entry and stall fees. All scratching of horses at the show must be done at the show office one hour before the start of the session in which they are to compete. PLEASE MAKE SCRATCHES EARLY AND BE CONSIDERATE TO OTHER EXHIBITORS.
CHAMPIONSHIPS: To be eligible horses must have been entered, shown and judged in any other class of its division or section. The Horse Show officials may exercise their rights to limit Championship/Stake Class entries to the ribbon winners from the qualifying classes.
RING DIMENSIONS: Show Ring 135 feet x 309 feet –clay/river sand mix footing – Indoor Show Arena with Indoor Make up Area.
PAYMENT OF PREMIUMS: All prize money will be paid by check drawn to the order of the payee as listed on the entry blank. Checks will be forwarded by mail within 30 days after the show. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OF THE PAYEE MUST BE INCLUDED ON ENTRY FORM BEFORE PAYMENTS ARE MADE.
PRIZE MONEY DISTRIBUTION
Stalls (Tuesday – Saturday)..................................................................................................... $125
Stalls per day (early ship in)...................................................................................................... $40
Grounds Fee per Horse (No Stall)............................................................................................. $15
Office Charge per Horse........................................................................................................... $20
USEF Fee ($8 Drug & Medication fee/ $8 Horse Fee)................................................................. $16
USEF Non-Membership Fee..................................................................................................... $30
Horses may not arrive on the grounds before Monday, October 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM. You may order bedding for stalls from Dever Inc to be in place upon your arrival. Horses must be removed from the Kentucky Horse Park stalls by 7:00 pm, Sunday, October 9. A stall map posted in the show office will show your stall location. UNDER NO CONDITIONS ARE YOU TO STABLE HORSES IN ANY OTHER STALLS THAN THOSE DESIGNATED FOR YOU.
ANY OTHER INFORMATION NEEDED MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING:
Chuck Walker – Manager......................................................................................... (859) 333-1406
Beth Snider – Entries Secretary................................................................................ (502) 647-0076
RECEIVING YOUR BACK NUMBERS YOU WILL NEED – Copy of the original papers showing correct owner, USEF member card for owner, trainer, exhibitor, appropriate membership card for Breed organizations, measurement card for ponies, Social Security or Federal Tax ID number for payee. Back numbers will not be issued until all paper work is complete.
HORSE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. PARKING - Passes may be obtained from the
Parking Booth or Visitor Information Center upon entry. $5 fee assessed for each parking pass per event. Horse trailer day passes are required for all competitors
showing out of their trailer and must be purchased for $20 per day or $75 for a
seasonal pass. All trailers
must park in approved lot. NO PARKING is allowed in the barn area. Trailers
should be dropped in the main Kentucky Horse Park parking lot and NOT in the
CAMPER’S/ R.V.’S/ HORSE TRAILERS W/LIVING SPACE- Must go to campground for
water/electric hook-up, unless event has made separate arrangements with KHP
Special Events. NO
HOOK-UP ALLOWED TO THE BARNS AT ANY TIME! CAMPING- We now accept reservations. Please call
888/4KYPARK (888/459-7275) or reserve on-line at www.parks.ky.gov. Groups of 20 or more, please call
859/259- 4257 or 800/370-6416. Limited spots are available on a
3. GOLF CARTS/ MOPEDS ETC.- A privilege-not a right- extended to show participants. Driver
must be at least 16 years of age with valid driver’s license. Not allowed in
the Tourist/Visitor areas of the Park. A Golf Cart License is required for all
private golf-carts and can be obtained for $25/event or $50/season from the
golf cart vendor office. NO ALL TERRAIN (ATV) VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON HORSE SHOW
4. DOGS- Must be on a leash (not to exceed 6
feet in length) or suitably restrained in a tack stall/cage etc. Loose animals/
animals left in vehicles in distress, etc. can and will be removed from the
grounds at the owner’s expense.
AND HORSE DRAWN VEHICLES – Have the right-of-way at all times.
EXHIBITOR PROBLEMS/SPECIAL REQUESTS-All non-emergency problems or special requests must be relayed through show management to
ensure prompt attention.
PACKAGES/DELIVERIES- The Park is not responsible for any deliveries to an
event or event participant. Receiving party must be present when delivery is
expected. Park mail service personnel will try to assist if conditions allow,
however, any delivery/package may be refused/returned to sender, etc at any
time without notification.
ADMISSION- Reduced Park
admission is available to event participants and must be obtained at the Visitor
Information Center. Proof of event participation may be required at time/point
CODES – As of May 15,
2006, The Kentucky Horse Park will not allow the following inside of barns or tents,
which will be enforced by the Fire Marshall:
a. any 2-wire appliances
b. any 2-wire extension cords
c. light duty cords for indoor use
d. any 3-way adaptors unless specifically made for
e. any adaptors with out 3-wire connections
f. any cut or damaged cords
GR840 Attention Getting Devices: Attention getting devices &/or other
noisemakers (including but not limited to tape measures, blow horns, altered
bamboo poles, explosives, etc.) are not allowed in and around the make
up/schooling/warm-up and competition rings during scheduled competition
sessions. (Except for the National Show Horse division.) Use of explosives and
fire extinguishers by or for exhibitors/competitors (except in the case of
fire) is not allowed on competition grounds at any time. (See also GR839.4i)
CALLS! Entries must be prepared and report to the makeup
area at least 10 minutes prior to the class in which they are entered. Kentucky Fall
Classic will make every effort to announce the progress of the preceding class
over speakers to the stable area. Barn
calls are a courtesy of the show. It is
the responsibility of the exhibitor to present your horse prior to the gate
The Bluegrass Futurity Limited Breeders Stake Rules and
The Bluegrass Futurity will be held each year in two divisions: weanlings shown in hand and two-year-olds
shown in fine harness. All classes will
be held at The Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show. All classes will be conducted under the
current rules of USEF.
SOURCE OF FUNDS:
The stallion services donated by stallion owners are
auctioned off, starting at one-half the current stallion service fee or a
minimum bid of $500.00. Sealed bids are
accepted, but must be received prior to the auction. A check must accompany the sealed bid and
will be returned if a live bid exceeds the sealed bid. Phone bids will be accepted. All stallion services must be paid in full at
the auction. A NSF fee of $50 will be
charged on all returned checks.
Neither The Bluegrass Futurity nor its board of
directors will intervene between the purchaser of the stallion service and the
stallion owner. All contracts,
arrangements and negotiations that may arise in the service of any mare
designated for the Bluegrass Futurity will be strictly between the mare owner
and the stallion owner or agent.
A refund, the amount paid for the purchased stallion
service, will be made if the stallion dies before the designated mare has been
bred, unless there is frozen semen available and that the use of frozen semen
is satisfactory to the stud fee purchaser.
The Bluegrass Futurity will retain 10 percent of the
auction proceeds for administrative purposes.
Interest accumulated from the date of the auction until distribution,
following the competition will become part of the purse.
CLASSES AND PRIZE MONEY:
All classes: To be held
during The Kentucky Fall Classic Horse Show in Lexington, KY.
procedure for the weanling classes:
Each weanling will enter at a trot and show to the end
of the ring
trot back to the judges for lineup.
After individual judging, the weanlings will retire to
the end of the ring.
If the number of weanlings warrants additional work, 10
to 12 entries will ask to remain in the ring and the balance of the class will
be excused. The judges can work any
number of entries they feel necessary.
The class will be tied to 8 places.
Prize money will be paid to 8 places with the weanling
owner receiving 75% of the purse and the stallion owner receiving 25% of the
6th, 7th, & 8th place prize
money may change according to the amount of money raised at each stallion
Pay out schedule: 1st place 45% 5th
place 25% 6th place
place 15% 7th place
4th place 10% 8th
NOMINATING THE STALLION:
Stallions may be nominated to The Bluegrass Futurity by
donating one breeding fee to the annual auction. Stallion owners that donate a breeding fee
will also be eligible to nominate one weanling that is by their donated
stallion for a $1000.00 fee. They do not
have to own the mare or weanling that is nominated.
NOMINATING THE MARE:
A copy of the mare’s registration papers, a completed
mare nomination form and a $15.00 nomination fee must be postmarked by December
31, of the breeding year to be eligible for competition.
The rights of a nominated mare’s foal cannot be
postponed to the following year. It is
also up to each stallion owner, if they wish to offer a return privilege in the
event the mare does not get in foal.
However, the resulting foal will not be eligible for The Bluegrass
An Embryo transfer foal will only be
allowed to participate if it is the only embryo from the nominated mare and The
Bluegrass Futurity Stallion. You may do
as many embryo transfers as allowed by ASHA, but only one transfer must result
from the nominated mare bred to The Bluegrass Futurity Stallion. If more than one Bluegrass Futurity Stallion
is purchased the same mare can be used for each breeding. (Exception: if the
stallion owner buys his/her stud fee back and nominates a mare as the stud fee
purchaser and stallion owner, then two
embryo transfers maybe done from the same mare and Bluegrass Futurity
Stallion. However, all nominations fees
must be paid and maintain on both breedings, for the stallion owner and stud
fee purchaser in order to be eligible.) Violators of the rule will forfeit all
prize monies, nomination fees and stud fees.
NOMINATING THE WEANLING:
A completed weanling nomination form, along with a
$50.00 nomination fee must be postmarked by June 15 of the weanling year to be
eligible for competition, provided that the mare was properly nominated with a
$15.00 nomination fee paid. The stallion
owner is eligible to nominate one weanling by their Bluegrass Futurity Stallion
for a $1000. Nomination fee that must be postmarked by June 15th of
the weanling year, provide that the mares is properly nominated with the $15.00
nomination fee paid.
In order to show as a weanling, the foal MUST be
registered on or before the post entry closing date of The Kentucky Fall
classic Horse Show.
Have not shown as a weanling, the foal MUST be
registered (or application received in the ASHA office) by December 31 of the
foaling year. Pending applications must
be completed before February 28th of the yearling year.
All weanlings showing in The Bluegrass Futurity will be
subject to Drug Testing by USA Equestrian and The Bluegrass Futurity following
the competition. Any prize money won by
a conditionally registered horse will be held until blood typing or DNA testing
verifies parentage. All ribbon winners
will be DNA or Blood typed to verify parentage.
In order to show as a two-year-old, the horse must have
been nominated as a weanling with all weanling fees paid and maintain
eligibility by paying a $250 fee by March 15th of the yearling year.
And a $500. Nomination fee postmarked by March 15th of the
KENTUCKY FALL CLASSIC HORSE SHOW:
All entries must be entered on an official Kentucky
Fall Classic Horse show entry form will all office fees paid and returned to
the show secretary. There is no
additional entry fee for the class.
All correspondence and nomination fees should be mailed
to: The Bluegrass Futurity, P.O. Box 55,
Versailles, KY 40383. Phone 859-873-9129
or fax 859-879-9483. Melissa Moore is
the Futurity manager.
15.00 – December 31 $115.00
– January 31
(Stallion Owner) $
15.00 – December 31 $115.00
– January 31
Weanling Nomination $ 50.00 –
June 30 $150.00
– July 30
(Stallion Owner) $1000.00 – June 30 $1100.00 – July 30
Yearling Nomination $ 250.00 – March 30 $
350.00 – April 30
2 Year Old Nomination $ 500.00 – March 30 $ 600.00 – April 30
* If an entry has been disqualified by ASHA,
USEF or the horse show where the horse has competed, the owner shall forfeit
and return all premium money, trophies and ribbons upon notification.
** An IRS form 1099 will be
sent to all money winners
*** Agents and/or owners
making entries in this futurity are responsible for making payments when due
and The Bluegrass Futurity assumes no responsibility for reminding participants
of payment dates. If a previously
nominated horse is sold, it is the seller’s responsibility to notify the new
owner of payment due dates.