Heavy Horse Show

See the fabulous Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron and Shire horses — the gentle giants of the equine world — presented in all their majesty at the Scotiabank Saddledome and the new Agrium Western Event Centre.  Unique to North America, members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra play selected performances while the horses perform.  In a beautiful union of music and horses, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will join the show from July 7 to 9, accompanying the horses as they compete for top honours at the show. 

 

 

Reminder for 2017: Structures and Exhibit Booth Requirements

1. Decorative material, such as, but not limited to, drapes, theatre curtains, signs, banners, acoustical material, hay/straw, split bamboo, plastic cloth, plastic displays, canvas, cardboard, etc. shall be of non-flammable material, shall conform to CAN/ULC1-S109, “Flame Tests of Flame-Resistant Fabrics and Films”, or shall be treated and maintained in a flame retardant condition by means of a flame retardant solution to ensure that the material will pass the match flame test in NFPA2 705, “Field Flame Test for Textiles and Films.” Plastic cloth and certain other plastic materials, tar-paper, nylon, oilcloth, etc. cannot be rendered flame retardant and are prohibited. Any decorative material may be subject to testing. Materials in violation shall be immediately removed from the building.

2. Combustible materials that are 10mm (3/8 inch) or more in thickness or glass may be used without flame retardant treatment. Exception: Paper, cardboard or foam products. 

The full details of the guide HERE.

 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 6–10, 2017
Move in Date: July 5, 2017 11:00 AM
Release Date: July 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Substitution Date: June 30, 2017 3:00 PM
Entry Closing Date: June 2, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: Saddledome & Agrium Western Event Centre

Heavy Horse show entries must be completed on official entry forms and must be received in the Agriculture Entries Office by specified dates. All horses with the exception of foals and grade horses must be accompanied by registration papers.

**Please reference the class schedule when determining your entries to ensure you have no conflicts with times and are able to make the classes you entered. There will be no gate holds.

THE ORIGINAL REGISTRATION PAPER OR A NOTARIZED COPY MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR PEDIGREE CHECKING.

** NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUNE 2, 2017 POSTMARKED OR OTHERWISE.**

SUBSTITUTION of one animal for another within a class will be allowed up to 3:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017 with no listing in the official show program. The substitution must be submitted in writing to the Agriculture Entries Office.

All horses must be in the barn by Thursday July 6 at 11:00am.

An exhibitor meeting will be held on Thursday July 6 at 2:00pm in the International Room, 2nd Floor Agriculture Building.

Schedule

Class List Coming Soon!

**Please reference the class schedule when determining your entries to ensure you have no conflicts with times and are able to make the classes you entered. There will be no gate holds.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Entry Fees

The entry fee must accompany the entry. All entry fees will be allocated to Prizes - GST not applicable. ENTRIES NOT COMPLYING WITH THE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE REJECTED.

Class Entry Fees Fee Substitution
Youth Cart $ 15 $ 15
Youth Team $ 15 $ 15
Youth $ 20 -
Line/Halter $ 15 $ 15
Gelding $ 15 $ 15
Costume/Pairs $ 25 $ 25
Teams/Cart $ 30 $ 30
Unicorn Hitch $ 40 $ 40
Four Horse Hitch $ 60 $ 60
Six Horse Hitch * $ 100 $ 100
World Champion Six Horse Hitch * $ 250 $ 250

*NOTE: Hitches must enter and show in the appropriate breed six horse hitch class to be eligible for entry in the World Championship Six Horse Hitch class.

Stalls must be ordered and paid for with entry. All stalling will be subject to available space. All Heavy Horse Show Stalling will be in the Agriculture Barn. Tack stalls will be given last priority and may be shared. Refunds will be issued for any paid stalls that cannot be accommodated.

  • Due to space limitations, the committee reserves the right to limit the number of entries to the show.
  • Entries must be received by June 2, 2017
  • The selection committee's decision is final.
  • Hitches must show in heat drawn
  • **Please reference the class schedule when determining your entries to ensure you have no conflicts with times and are able to make the classes you entered. There will be no gate holds.

Awards

CLASS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Youth Cart $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $25 $25
Youth Team $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $25 $25
Line/Halter $150 $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $25
Youth Classes $40 $30            
Gelding $150 $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $25
Cart $150 $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $25
Teams $150 $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $25 $25
Champion Teams $100
Unicorn Hitch $300 $250 $200 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150
Four Horse Hitch $500 $400 $300 $250 $200 $200 $200 $200
Six Horse Hitch $800 $600 $500 $400 $400 $400 $400 $400
Best of Show $500              

 

Jackpot Payouts

CLASS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
 Costume Class*  40%  30%  20%  10%

* A minimum of 4 entries required to run this class. The class may be cancelled at the discretion of the Committee (entry fees will be refunded).

 

World Championship Six Horse Hitch

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th - 18th
$10,000 $7,500 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000



CLASS RIBBONS will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
CHAMPION RIBBONS will be awarded where applicable.
GOLDEN FORK AWARD will be presented to the exhibitor displaying the best cooperation, attitude, stall cleanliness, decorations, and public relations for their breed during the show.
YOUTH AGGREGATE AWARD will be presented to overall youth exhibitor.
BEST OF SHOW The winner of the Jim McPeak Memorial trophy will receive a embroidered sheet.

Red roses for the Ladies Classes and Best of Show donated by White's Flowers.

PERPETUAL OR MEMORIAL TROPHIES

  • Percheron Champion Team - George E. Church Memorial, The Church Family
  • Percheron Junior Champion Mare - Dwight Ellis Memorial, Alberta Percheron Club
  • SPECIAL RIBBON PRESENTATIONS Clydesdale Grand Champion Mare - Canadian Clydesdale Association
  • Clydesdale Grand Champion Stallion - Canadian Clydesdale Association

Rules

Rules:

Original registration papers or original notarized copies must be presented to be eligible to show. See Rule #6

Special attention is called to the following:

 

1. Animals shall be presented to show events free of volatile drug residues. The act of entering an animal in a livestock show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer and/or absolutely responsible person for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood or other substances from the animal to be used in testing. Animals shall not be administered drugs other than in accordance with applicable federal, state and provincial statutes regulation and rules. Livestock shall not be exhibited if the drugs administered in accordance with federal, state and provincial statues, regulations and rules affect the animal's performance or appearance at the event. If the laboratory report on the analysis of saliva, urine, blood, or other samples taken from livestock indicates the presence of forbidden drugs or medication, this shall be prima facie evidence such substance has been administered to the animal either internally or externally. It is presumed that the sample of urine, saliva, blood, or other substance tested by the laboratory to which it is sent is the one taken from the animal in question, its integrity is preserved and all procedures of said collection and preservation, transfer to the laboratory and analysis of the sample are correct and accurate and the report received from the laboratory pertains to the sample taken from the animal in question and correctly reflects the condition of the animal at the time the sample was taken, with the burden on the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to prove otherwise. At any time after an animal arrives on Stampede Park, all treatments involving the use of drugs and/or medications for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal shall be administered by the Official Stampede Veterinarian or Accredited Veterinarian.

2. Any surgical procedure or injection of any foreign substance or drug or the external application of any substance (irritant, counterirritant, or similar substance) which could affect the animal's performance or alter its natural contour, conformation, appearance. Except external applications of substance to the hoofs of animals which affect appearance only and except for surgical procedures performed by a duly licensed veterinarian for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal, is prohibited. 

3. The use of showing and/or handling practices or devices such as striking animals to cause swelling, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are not acceptable and are prohibited.

4. Heavy Horse exhibitors are responsible to carry their own liability insurance (see Liability - General Rules).

5. The age of horses shall date from January 1 of the year in which they are foaled. No stallion, two years of age or older, may be exhibited unless he has two testicles down and showing.  Stallions may be examined by the Official Stampede Veterinarian or and Accredited Veterinarian at the discretion of the Heavy Horse Committee. 

6. All horses must be owned by and registered as a purebred in the name of the exhibitor, or accompanied by a lease registered in the name of the exhibitor.
The original registration paper(s) or an original notarized copy must be presented during pedigree checks to be eligible to show.
Note: Copies that are not notarized will not be accepted.
Shire yearling, and two year old stallions require a Certificate of Notification to comply with these requirements.  Grade B Shire mares will be accepted in Shire Breeding classes with notarized registration and compliance with SHS, and ASHA rules.

7. No registered female can be shown as a grade mare. 

8. Brood Mare – The exhibitor is required to show a mare visibly nursing a current year foal or provide the registration paper for its current year's foal.

9. All foals must be exhibited on the halter. Mares may accompany foals into the ring if desired by the exhibitor.

10. Get of One Sire – Three animals, any age, the get of one sire. The registered name and number of the sire must appear on the entry form at the time of entry. Each animal must have been shown in its appropriate single section. At least one animal must be owned by the exhibitor and registered as a purebred in the exhibitor's name. Multiple entries are accepted. Registered Geldings are eligible.

11. Progeny of One Dam – Two animals of any age, the progeny of one dam. The registered name and number of the dam must appear on the entry form at the time of entry. Each animal must have been shown in its appropriate single section. Both animals must be owned by the exhibitor and registered as a purebred in the exhibitor's name. Multiple entries accepted. Registered Geldings are eligible.

12. Breeders Herd (stallion & three mares) – Each animal must be owned by the exhibitor and registered in the exhibitor's name. Each animal must have been shown in its appropriate single section. Multiple entries are accepted.

13. Cross entries between Registered Mare Hitch classes and Open Hitch classes will NOT be permitted.

14. World Six Horse Hitch – In order to be eligible to compete in the World Six Horse Hitch Class you must have completed the individual breed six horse hitch class.

15. Ladies Cart – The drivers in the Ladies cart classes are permitted to enter in more than one breed. Drivers must be 18 years or older as of show day. 

16. Mens Cart – Drivers must be 18 years or older as of show day. 

17. No driver cross entries may be made between the Men’s cart class and a Youth cart class.

18. No driver cross entries may be made between Ladies team/cart classes with Youth team/cart classes.

19. Youth Halter Classes – Junior ages 9 – 11, Intermediate ages 12-14, and Senior 15-20, as of January 1st of the current show year. 

20. Youth Driving Classes – Junior ages 9 – 14, and Senior 15-20, as of January 1st of the current show year. 

21. Youth Driving Classes – The driver in a Junior team or cart class (9-14 years old), must be accompanied by an adult. The driver in the Senior team or cart class (15-20 years old), has the option of being accompanied by an adult.  Any attendant must be correctly attired for the class in question. 

22. The Heavy Horse Committee reserves the right to ask for proof of age of the exhibitor at any time.

23. No stallion may be shown in any youth class.

24. Judging - Exhibitors must ascertain at what time judging will take place; and no complaint or appeal based upon the statement that the judges have overlooked exhibits, will be considered by the Calgary Stampede.

25. An exhibitor lodging a protest must submit it in writing to the Agriculture Administration Department before 10:00 a.m. the day following the cause of protest, and a receipt must be obtained. A protest must state plainly the cause of complaint or appeal and must be accompanied by a deposit of $500 which shall be forfeited to the Stampede, if the said protest is unsuccessful.

26. Time of Showing - The Heavy Horse schedule will be published in the official show program. Exhibitors are required to act accordingly. Any animals not presented in the ring at the time the class is called, will be barred from showing in that class. Courtesy barn runners may be present but are not responsible for exhibitors to be on time for classes. There will be no gate holds. Please reference the class schedule when determining your entries to ensure you have no conflicts with times and are able to make the classes you entered. 

27. The use of long whips (3 feet or longer), by exhibitors in the show ring during the halter classes or in the marshalling area is prohibited. The Official ringman may make use of a long whip.

28. The costume class is a jackpot payout.  All costumes must be safe and the Heavy Horse Committee reserves the right to dismiss or refuse any entry it considers unsafe.

29. It is the tradition of the show ring that an exhibitor be correctly attired for the class in question, that attendants be neatly dressed and horses properly presented. The Calgary Stampede and Heavy Horse Committee may at its discretion bar any entry or person from entering the show ring if not suitably presented to appear before an audience. No Work Clothes will be allowed in the show ring.

30. Please indicate stable requirements on the entry form. Every effort will be made to comply with all reasonable requests. All horses are required to stand in tie stalls with the exception of stallions 2 years of age or older and mares with nursing foals. They will be stalled in box stalls only. Stall fees must be paid in full with the entry.

31. Exhibitors cancelling their entries shall forfeit their entry fee, except when a certificate of disability is issued by a qualified veterinarian. The certificate of disability must be received at the Agriculture Entries Office by Monday, July 17, 2017 in order to receive the entry fee refund.

32. The release of any Heavy Horses from the Agriculture Building will begin at 8:00 PM on Monday, July 10, 2017.  All early releases must be approved and pre-arranged with the Heavy Horse Barn Boss. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of prize money.

33. Any item not covered by the above mentioned rules will be ruled on by the Heavy Horse Committee.

 

Judges

2017 Heavy Horse Show Judges

Todd Jardine - Oil City, Ontario

Judging Assignment:

    Individual:

  • Belgian Halter Classes
  • Belgian Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes, to be assigned following arrival

    Panel Judge:

  • Best of Show
  • Champion Team of the Show
  • World Six Horse Hitch Championship

   Youth Classification:

  • Individual: One Third of Youth Classes to be assigned upon arrival
  • Panel: Champion Youth Classes


   
Donald Walker - Kincardine, ON

Judging Assignment:

    Individual:

  • Percheron Halter Classes
  • Percheron Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes, to be assigned following arrival

    Panel Judge:

  • Best of Show
  • Champion Team of the Show
  • World Six Horse Hitch Championship

   Youth Classification:

  • Individual: One Third of Youth Classes to be assigned upon arrival
  • Panel: Champion Youth Classes

 

Ronald Brewster - Methven, Perthshire, Great Britain

Judging Assignment:

    Individual:

  • Clydesdale & Shire Halter Classes
  • Clydesdale & Shire Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes, to be assigned following arrival

    Panel Judge:

  • Best of Show
  • Champion Team of the Show
  • World Six Horse Hitch Championship

   Youth Classification:

  • Individual: One Third of Youth Classes to be assigned upon arrival
  • Panel: Champion Youth Classes

General

STAMPEDE ENTRY:
An official accreditation pass will be needed by all exhibitors for the 2017 Stampede and all future Stampedes. In addition to granting access to Stampede Park, the photo accreditation will indicate which restricted areas each person can enter based on individual requirements. Accreditation is year specific, and a new pass will be issued each year. The Agriculture Accreditation pass gives you access to the Grandstand Rush areas for the Rodeo, Chuckwagons, and Evening Show.  The pass must be purchased on the entry application for a fee of $35.00 (G.S.T. included) each. These badges are a privilege of the exhibitors, and will be limited. Exhibitors are responsible for lost or forgotten badges.
**Please note all accreditation will be sorted alphabetically for pick up**
 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS
  • Anyone entering Canada must have a valid Passport
  • Non-residents of Canada will be subject to a 15% withholding tax on all prize monies awarded as required by Revenue Canada
  • Non-residents of Canada may have the 15% withholding tax waived if they complete the following documents prior to competing.
  • Canada Revenue Agency T1261E form - please note that you MUST have a notorized copy of your supporting documents.
  • Canada Revenue Agency Regulation 105 form - If you already have an International Tax Number (ITN) you may submit this form with your entry
  • American Port of Entry - Sweet Grass, Montana 406.335.9610
  • Canadian Port of Entry - Coutts, Alberta 403.344.3808

 

For more information, please contact your Agriculture Program Coordinator 403.261.9159

 

‚ÄčTRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS

Health Requirements - Importation of Animals from the United States (General):

** If you require clarification or you have concerns regarding the above information, please contact the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Administration at 403.261.0313.

DOCUMENTS FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION - Health Requirements

 

ARRIVAL AT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE
Entry to Stampede Park is via the Nat Christie Gate off of 25th Ave SE (650 25 Ave SE, Calgary, AB).  Please follow the directions of the parking staff.  Stalling will be in  the Agriculture Barns, and trailers will be directed where to park upon arrival.

CALGARY & SURROUNDING AREA VISITOR INFORMATION

 

Committee

Jess Debnam (Chair), Brian Coleman (Vice Chair), John Third (Director Liaison), David Bailey, Kathleen Bailey, Dwight Ferguson, Erin Ferguson, Glenna Ferguson, Patrick Fisher, Lorne Hammer, Sylvia Hunter, Laurie Irving, Troy Knolwes, Darwin Krebs, Elise Lucas, John Lyster, Bruce Roy, Peggy Royle, Colleen Ruzicka, Donna Sargeant, Todd Shannon, Courtney Stephenson, Jamie Westlund, Brett Warder (Agriculture Manager), Robyn Kurbel (Agriculture Program Coordinator)