Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler

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NCHA & CCHA sanctioned

 

What is Cutting?

Cutting horse competitions got their start in the Wild West, where a good cutting horse was invaluable to cowboys when they were chasing cattle and trying to separate certain individuals from the herd to vaccinate or brand. Now, cutting is one of the world’s fastest growing equine sports with competitions all over North America. In fact, the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler is one of the highest profile events. From October 12 through 16 the top open and non-professional riders will be in Calgary with their horses in tow. The focus of the event are the Futurity classes – those limited to 3 year old horses – and includes high level competitions for all ages of horses as they advance through their training. It’s an exciting time as these equine athletes show their skills and riders compete for more than $300,000 in cash and awards. Click Here for more information
 

 

2012 Futurity access map

 

 

 

 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: October 10–14, 2012
Move in Date: October 9, 2012 12:00 PM
Entry Closing Date: September 17, 2012 4:00 PM
Location: Corral

Late Entry Deadline: Wednesday, October 3 at Noon ($200.00 late entry fee will apply after September 17, 2012).

 

Draw Date: Friday, October 5 - 3:00 pm  

Schedule

                                       Tentative Schedule as of October 5, 2012

Tuesday, October 9
Move In - Starting at 12:00 pm

Tentative Start time 8:00 am daily

Wednesday, October 10
Open Derby First Go  
Open Futurity First Go  

Thursday, October 11
Open Futurity Second Go
Open Classic / Challenge First Go  
Non Pro Futurity First Go   

Friday, October 12
Open Classic / Challenge Second Go
Non Pro Futurity Second Go
Open Derby Second Go 
Non Pro Classic / Challenge First Go 

                                        Tentative Start time 9:30 am
Saturday, October 13
Non Pro Derby First Go  
Non Pro Classic / Challenge Second Go  
Open Derby Final  
Open Futurity Final  
Open Classic / Challenge Final  

                                         Tentative Start time 9:00 am

Sunday, October 14
7 Up Non Pro First Go
Non Pro Derby Second Go 
Non Pro Classic / Challenge Finals   
Non Pro Futurity Finals 
7 Up Non Pro Finals 
Non Pro Derby Finals 

*Schedule and times are tentative and subject to change based on final entries*

Futurity Open
Derby Open
Classic Challenge Open
Futurity Non Pro
Derby Non Pro
Classic Challenge Non Pro
7 Up Non Pro
$50,000 Limit Amateur (held within the Non Pro division of the Derby & Classic/Challenge)

Futurity Event Times (tentative) 

Practice Pen:  

Tuesday, October 9 - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct 10 - Sunday, Oct 14 - 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Competition (Corral):

Wednesday, October 10 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 11 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, October 12 - 7:00 am - 9:30 pm 
Saturday, October 13 - 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 14 - 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
 

Entry Fees

FUTURITY (3 year old) open to any foals of 2009, any breed.
  Open Non Pro Added Purse *
Entry Fee $800 $800 $50,000
Cattle/Office/Video $670 $670  
Total Entry Fee - Futurity $1470 $1470  

Due Date: Sept 17, 2012

*Added purse for each class will be pro-rated between Open and Non Pro

DERBY (4 year old) open to any 2008 foals
  Open Non Pro Added Purse *
Entry Fee $800 $800 $24,000
Cattle/Office/Video $670 $670  
Total Entry Fee - Derby $1470 $1470  

Due Date: Sept 17, 2012

*Added purse for each class will be pro-rated between Open and Non Pro

CLASSIC  CHALLENGE (5 & 6 Year Olds) open to any foal of 2006 or 2007
  Open Non Pro Added Purse *
Entry Fee $800 $800 $24,000
Cattle/Office/Video $670 $670  
Total Entry Fee-Classic/Challenge $1470 $1470  

Due Date: Sept 17, 2012

*Added purse for each class will be pro-rated between Open and Non Pro

7-UP (7 Years and Older) open to any foal of 2005 and older
    Non Pro Added Purse
Entry Fee   $300 $4,000
Cattle / Office   $260  
Total Entry Fee   $560  

Due Date: Sept 17, 2012

$50,000 LIMIT AMATEUR
   

If entered in
Non Pro

Amateur Only

 Added Purse

Sept 17/12 Derby

$510*

$1020*

$1,000

Sept 17/12

 

Classic/
Challenge

$510*

$1020*

$1,000

*$350 of entry fee will be added back to payout

All fees must be made payable in Canadian Funds to The Calgary Stampede. Entries may also be paid by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Facsimile entries will only be accepted with complete credit card payment information. Entries may be faxed to (403) 261-0495. Entries from the USA must be paid by credit card in order to ensure the most current exchange rate. TELEPHONE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NCHA Classification Rules apply (NCHA Standing Rule 8).

Copy of current registration papers or equivalent must accompany all entries.

Late Fees:
Entries received after the final payment date accepted at the discretion of show management with a penalty of $200.00.

$150.00 on delinquent (NSF) payments.

 

Awards

Futurity: $50,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro).

Derby: $24,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro) ($1,000 additional added purse to $50,000 Limit Amateur).

Classic Challenge: $24,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro) ($1,000 additional added purse to $50,000 Limit Amateur).

7 Up Non Pro: $4,000 added purse.  

There will be no additional charges for advancement to the Finals in any class.

Buckles will be awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion in each class. In the $50,000 Amateur division, a trophy buckle will be awarded to the aggregate Champion in both the Derby and Classic Challenge classes. A NCHA bronze will be awarded to the Champions in the Open Futurity, Non Pro Futurity, Open Derby, Non Pro Derby, Open Classic Challenge and Non Pro Classic Challenge.
 
 
In the event of a tie for Champion, the Champion and trophy recipient will be determined by either a ride off or coin toss at the discretion of the competitors. Prize money will be split. The Reserve Champion will be decided on the finals score. In the event of a tie, prize money will be paid as won, but the highest aggregate score of both go rounds and the finals will determine the trophy recipient and the official Reserve Champion.
 
 
Failure of any entry to appear for a performance will result in forfeiture of all earnings in the Finals.

 
Allocation of Prize Money will be (except 7-Up Non Pro and $50,000 Limit Amateur):

First Go: 5% of total purse to the top three places
Second Go: 5% of total purse to the top three places
Finals: 90% of total purse (all finalists will receive prize money)

For Futurity classes, all entries will advance to the second go round, for Derby and Classic Challenge classes, 80% of entries will advance to the second go round. Aggregate score of first and second go rounds will determine advancement to the Finals, the top 30% of the original number of entries will advance to the Finals to a maximum of 25 plus ties. Prize money and awards will be determined solely by scores in the Finals round.

Allocation of Prize Money for 7-Up Non Pro class will be:
Finals: 100% of total purse
 
Score of first go will determine advancement to the Finals, the top 30% will advance to the Finals to a maximum of 25 plus ties. Prize money and awards will be determined by the aggregate of first and final go round scores.
 

Allocation of Prize Money for $50,000 Limit Amateur Divisions (Derby and Classic Challenge classes):
 
Purse for each class will be the sum total of the add-back portion of Amateur entry fees collected ($350 per entry) plus published added money for the division of that class. Payout will be determined by aggregate scores over the first two go rounds of the Non Pro competition, paying 60% to the aggregate first place rider and 40% to the aggregate second place rider. A trophy buckle will be awarded to the aggregate Champion. In the event of a tie, the money will be divided and the buckle awarded to the rider with the highest score in the first go round.
 


 

Rules

Rules:
GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS (Applicable to all Classes & Divisions)
 

NCHA Rules and Regulations shall apply.
 

Special attention is called to the Calgary Stampede General Rules and Conditions.

1. ENTRY NOMINATIONS
Both owner and rider must be NCHA members. NCHA membership number must be provided on the entry form. All fees must be made payable in Canadian funds to Calgary Stampede and show a postmark date of no later than midnight on the due date. Telephone entries will not be accepted. Facsimile entries will be accepted only if complete credit card information is provided on the entry form. Entries from the USA are encouraged to pay fees by credit card in order to insure the most current exchange rate. GST will be charged where applicable. Payment may be made via credit card or by mailing in a cheque. Entries are not complete until payment has been received in the entries office.
  
2. PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Payment schedule is outlined above and on the official entry form. This schedule will serve as notice to all entrants as to the due date and the amount of payment owing. It will be the sole responsibility of the entrant to ensure payments are made on time. Payments not received within specified time lines will be assessed penalties as outlined herein. Entries with fees outstanding after the final payment grace period will be cancelled and previous payments will be forfeited.

 3. LATE ENTRIES
Entries received after the final payment date are accepted at the discretion of show management and will be assessed a late penalty of $200.00. No entries will be accepted after Noon Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Office hours are 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. The office is CLOSED on Saturday and Sunday.

4. VERIFICATION OF AGE & OWNERSHIP
All entries must include a copy of the registration certificate of each horse. On-line entries papers may be supplied in electronic or hard copy format. If the horse has recently been sold and the breed registry has not been changed to the new owner, a copy of the existing registration certificate must be accompanied by a copy of the bill of sale. For entry of grade horses, a notarized statement containing the horse's name, age, gender, color and sire & dam (if available) must accompany the entry form.
 
5. ADDING DIVISIONS
A second or third division (open, non-pro or $50,000 amateur) entry may be added by an existing entrant prior to the draw date at no penalty by paying the total fee due for the additional division(s).

6. TRANSFERS
A horse may be transferred between divisions (open, non-pro), however, if transferred after the final payment grace period a $50 transfer fee will be applied. Transfer of an entry between classes (i.e. 3 year old entry to a 4 year old entry) may be made provided the transfer entry belongs to the same owner. Any additional entry fees and a $50 transfer fee must be paid. All transfers must be made prior to the draw.
 
7. SUBSTITUTIONS
After the final payment grace period, but prior to the draw, a horse and or rider may be substituted within the class upon payment of a $50 substitution fee. After the draw but prior to the start of the event a horse or rider may be substituted within the class if a signed veterinary certificate/doctor certificate is provided stating an entry’s inability to work and a $100 substitution fee is paid. The substituted horse must belong to the same owner and a copy of the registration certificate must be provided. The substituted horse will work in the original draw position.

8. REFUNDS
No refunds shall be given except in the event of the death or a disabling injury to a horse or rider. The owner of said horse may receive a refund provided he/she provides written verification of such from a Calgary Stampede approved Veterinarian. Any veterinary fees will the responsibility of the horse owner. These requirements must be met prior to the draw. Any such notifications received after the draw but prior to the competition will be refunded minus the cattle and office charges. Failure to meet the above requirements will result in forfeiture of all entry fees.
 
9. GENERAL REGULATIONS
a) The Open and Non Pro divisions of each event will be entered and run separately. A horse may be entered in either or both divisions. Owners may enter as many horses as they choose. Open and Non-Pro riders may ride as many horses as they desire. A Non-Pro may enter both divisions, or a Professional may ride the horse in the Open and the owner (Non-Pro) may ride the horse in the Non-Pro division. Both owner and rider must be members of the NCHA.
b) The Non Pro division entry must be shown by the owner, or a member of the owner's immediate family as required by NCHA Standing Rule 8. Non Pro rider must be able to produce a valid NCHA Non Pro membership card on request.
c) Go Round Advancement: Futurity divisions all horses will advance to the 2nd go round. Derby and Classic Challenge Open/Non-Pro divisions - top 80% of the entries will advance to the 2nd go round. The top 3 places in each division will receive go round money.
d) The draw will be made on Friday, October 05, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the entries office. Draws will be made according to the NCHA rules and will show no favour to any rider who draws consecutively. There will be ABSOLUTELY no entries accepted after the draw is made.
e) It is the responsibility of the contestant to be ready to work when his name is called. No horse/rider combination will be allowed in the working area except at their allotted working time. This rule is in effect during show hours and at least one hour prior to the start of each performance.
f) Three head of fresh cattle per entry will be used in the go rounds and four head of fresh cattle per entry will be used in the finals.
g) Where a contestant receives a zero score (disqualified), a contestant will be allowed to retain any earnings to which they may be allowed by their placement. The failure of a contestant to appear for a performance will result in forfeiture of all earnings for that go round.
h) NCHA rules for judging will be followed. The ADJUSTED MONITOR SYSTEM (AMS) with 3 NCHA Judges shall be used for judging throughout the competition.
i) NCHA/CCHA dress codes (long sleeve shirt with full collar and cowboy hat) will be enforced for anyone in any part of the show arena.
j) The Calgary Stampede and its Western Performance Horse Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any entry, transfer or substitution for any reason. The Calgary Stampede and its Western Performance Horse Committee reserves the right to cancel, transfer or reschedule this event without liability and to make any changes deemed necessary. In the event of cancellation, entry fees paid will be refunded.
k) All prize money will be paid in Canadian dollars. Non-residents of Canada will be subject to a 15% withholding tax on all prize monies awarded as required by Revenue Canada. This tax may be waived upon pre-approval by Revenue Canada. Year end rebates are also available.
l) The Calgary Stampede and its Western Performance Horse Committee reserve the right to make any changes or alterations to any of the above rules.

 

FUTURITY CLASS:
1. This class is for three year olds (foals of 2009) of all breeds. Entries in any division of the Futurity must not have been shown in any previous cutting competition with the exception of three year old snaffle bit and cutting futurities.
2. All futurity entries will be accepted and processed in accordance with the Calgary Stampede General Rules & Regulations.

DERBY CLASS:
1. This class is for four year olds (foals of 2008) of all breeds.
2. All futurity entries will be accepted and processed in accordance with the Calgary Stampede General Rules & Regulations.
 
CLASSIC CHALLENGE CLASS:
1. This class is for five and six year olds (foals of 2006 or 2007) of all breeds.
2. All futurity entries will be accepted and processed in accordance with the Calgary Stampede General Rules & Regulations.
 

$50,000 LIMIT AMATEUR CLASS:
1. A $50,000 Amateur Class will be held within the Non Pro division of the Derby & Classic/Challenge. A minimum of 6 entries will be required in the class otherwise it will be cancelled and entry fees refunded.
2. All entrants must hold an NCHA Amateur card and must not have NCHA earnings in excess of $50,000 as of January 1, 2012.
3. The Rider can enter the Non-Pro division for their class and pay the required entry fee as well as an additional $510 for the $50,000 Amateur entry or enter the $50,000 Amateur only and pay the entry fee of $1020. Entry fees are due no later than September 17, 2012.
4. Scores for the $50,000 Amateur will be taken from the go round scores in the Non-Pro classes. Amateur entries in the Derby and Classic Challenge Classes will only advance to the 2nd go if they are in the top 80% of the 1st go round for that class.
5. $350 of the entry fee for the Amateur class will be added back to the purse to be paid out.
6. Amateur division Champion and Reserve Champion to be determined based on the aggregate scores of the two go-rounds in the Non-Pro competition. Trophy buckle will be awarded to the Champion. In the event of a tie, the money will be divided and the trophy will be awarded to the rider with the highest score in the first go round.
7. All $50,000 Amateur entries will be accepted and processed in accordance with the Calgary Stampede General Rules & Regulations.
 
7 year old and up Non-Pro
1. ENTRY NOMINATIONS Rider must hold a current NCHA Non Pro designation and be the owner of the horse.
2. Champion and Reserve Champion to be determined based on the aggregate scores of the first go-round and finals in the 7 year old and up Non-Pro class. Trophy buckles will be awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion. In the event of a tie, the money will be divided and the buckle will be awarded to the rider with the highest score in the first go round. Top 30% will advance to the Finals to a maximum of 25 total finalist entries.
3. All 7 year old and up Non-Pro entries will be accepted and processed in accordance with the Calgary Stampede General Rules & Regulations.
4. A minimum of 6 entries will be required in the class otherwise it will be cancelled and entry fees refunded.
5. This class is for seven year olds and up of all breeds.

 

GENERAL RULES

 

Health Regulations

IAFE code of ethics

 

 

Judges

Judges:

Jamie Beamer, Weatherford, TX
David Costello, Paso Robles, CA
Terry Hollis, Millisap, TX
 
Monitor:

Bobby Hunt, Comfort, TX

 

Videographer:

PS Digital (780)961-3518   psvideo@albertacom.com

 

Photographer

James Hudyma

hudymaphotography.com

 

General

For those exhibitors arriving prior to the October 9 move in stabling is available at the Okotoks Agricultural Society. To book stalls phone: (403) 938-3256.

During the competition (Oct 10-14) stalling on Stampede Park is mandatory for all horses. Stalls will be at a cost of $150.00 per stall. Tack Stalls are available at a cost of $40.00.

The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce that we have started as of July 25, 2012 construction on the new Agrium Western Events Centre that will continue through May 2014. As a result, there will be some changes this year in the barn access and practice pen area for the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity.  Access to the barns will be from the north side of the Agriculture Building, there will be no access from the south side of the building.

One vehicle parking pass (not designated for overnight RV with power) will be supplied per horse, additional parking passes may be purchased at a cost of $50.00 with your entry. Designated overnight RV parking in Lot #25 with power, water & sewer is available on site at a cost of $240.00. Serviced stalls must be booked by October 5, 2012 .

After the initial move in on October 9 trailers & vehicles need to be parked in the Lot 25 B parking area.   
 

Committee

The Western Performance Horse Committee will conduct the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler.