2018 Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show

DID YOU HEAR THE BIG NEWS?

The Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show is now seven BIG days of fun!

July 5 – 11, 2018

2018 brings a bigger and better Heavy Horse Show to the Calgary Stampede!

This year the show will grow to seven days, taking place Thursday, July 5 to Wednesday, July 11. The majesty of the Heavy Horses will be on display in the specially designed Nutrien Western Event Centre as well as the Northern Lights Arena.

A crowd favourite, the World Six will now take place Tuesday, July 10 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

In between shows, Stampede guests are invited to visit the big beauties as they relax in box stalls in the Agriculture Barn. 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 5–11, 2018
Move in Date: July 4, 2018 7:00 AM
Release Date: July 11, 2018 10:00 PM
Substitution Date: June 29, 2018 3:00 PM
Entry Closing Date: June 8, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre and Northern Lights Arena

Schedule

Schedule Subject to Change - Updated April 6, 2018

  • All horses must be in the barn by Thursday, July 5 at 11:00 a.m.
  • An exhibitor meeting will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. - Location International Room, Agriculture Building.

 

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 5:00pm-8:30pm - NLA (2 rings, classes #1 and #17 will start at 5pm)

1.    Belgian Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under
2 .   Belgian Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over
3.    Belgian Gelding or Grade Mare, Champion & Reserve
4.    Percheron Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under
5.    Percheron Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over
6.    Percheron Gelding or Grade Mare, Champion & Reserve
7.    Belgian Stallion Foal of current year
8.    Belgian Stallion, 1 year old
9.    Belgian Stallion, 2 years old
10.  Belgian Stallion, 3 years old or older
11.  Belgian Stallion, Champion & Reserve
12.  Percheron Stallion Foal of current year
13.  Percheron Stallion, 1 year old
14.  Percheron Stallion, 2 years old
15.  Percheron Stallion, 3 years old or older
16.  Percheron Stallion, Champion & Reserve
17.  Shire Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under
18.  Shire Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over
19.  Shire Gelding or Grade Mare, Champion & Reserve
20.  Clydesdale Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under
21.  Clydesdale Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over
22.  Clydesdale Gelding or Grade Mare, Champion & Reserve
23.  Shire Stallion Foal of current year
24.  Shire Stallion, 1 year old
25.  Shire Stallion, 2 years old
26.  Shire Stallion, 3 years old or older
27.  Shire Stallion, Champion & Reserve
28.  Clydesdale Stallion Foal of current year
29.  Clydesdale Stallion, 1 year old
30.  Clydesdale Stallion, 2 years old
31.  Clydesdale Stallion, 3 years old or older
32.  Clydesdale Stallion, Champion & Reserve

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:30pm-6:30pm - NWEC

33.  All Breeds Youth Cart (15-21yrs)
34.  All Breeds Open Costume Class
35.  Percheron Ladies Cart
36.  Clyde/Shire Four
37.  Belgian Six
38.  Percheron Unicorn
39.  All Breeds Registered Mare Six

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 11:00am-12:30pm - NLA (2 rings, classes #40 and #52 will start at 11am)

40.  Belgian Filly Foal of current year
41.  Belgian Filly, 1 year old
42.  Belgian Filly, 2 years old
43.  Belgian Junior Mare, Champion & Reserve
44.  Belgian Mare, 3 years old
45.  Belgian Yeld Mare, 4 or older
46.  Belgian Brood Mare
47.  Belgian Senior Mare, Champion & Reserve
48.  Belgian Mare, Champion & Reserve
49.  Belgian Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries
50.  Belgian Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries
51.  Belgian Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor
52.  Shire Filly Foal of current year
53.  Shire Filly, 1 year old
54.  Shire Filly, 2 years old
55.  Shire Junior Mare, Champion & Reserve
56.  Shire Mare, 3 years old
57.  Shire Yeld Mare, 4 or older
58.  Shire Brood Mare
59.  Shire Senior Mare, Champion & Reserve
60.  Shire Mare, Champion & Reserve
61.  Shire Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries
62.  Shire Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries
63.  Shire Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 1:30pm-3:00pm - NWEC

64.  Clyde/Shire Team
65.  Belgian Ladies Cart
66.  Percheron Team
67.  All Breeds Registered Mare Four
68.  Belgian Unicorn

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 7:00pm-9:00pm - NWEC

69.  All Breeds Registered Mare Cart
70.  Belgian Four
71.  Clyde/Shire Six
72.  All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn
73.  Percheron Six

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 9:00am-10:30am - NLA (2 rings, classes #74 and #87 will start at 9am)

74.  Clydesdale Filly Foal of current year
75.  Clydesdale Filly, 1 year old
76.  Clydesdale Filly, 2 years old
77.  Clydesdale Junior Mare, Champion & Reserve
78.  Clydesdale Mare, 3 years old
79.  Clydesdale Yeld Mare, 4 or older
80.  Clydesdale Brood Mare
81.  Clydesdale Senior Mare, Champion & Reserve
82.  Clydesdale Mare, Champion & Reserve
83.  Clydesdale Mare, Canadian Bred, Champion & Reserve (provided by Canadian Clydesdale Association)
84.  Clydesdale Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries
85.  Clydesdale Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries
86.  Clydesdale Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor
87.  Percheron Filly Foal of current year
88.  Percheron Filly, 1 year old
89.  Percheron Filly, 2 years old
90.  Percheron Junior Mare, Champion & Reserve
91.  Percheron Mare, 3 years old
92.  Percheron Yeld Mare, 4 or older
93.  Percheron Brood Mare
94.  Percheron Senior Mare, Champion & Reserve
95.  Percheron Mare, Champion & Reserve
96.  Percheron Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries
97.  Percheron Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries
98.  Percheron Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor

Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 1:00pm-3:00pm - NWEC

99.  All Breeds Youth Cart (9-14yrs)
100.  All Breeds Registered Mare Team
101.  Clyde/Shire Ladies Cart
102.  Belgian Team
103.  Percheron Four
104.  Clyde/Shire Unicorn

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:30am-1:30pm - NWEC

105.  All Breeds Youth Team (15-21yrs)
106.  All Breeds Youth Team (9-14 yrs)
107.  All Breeds Ladies Team
108.  All Breeds Mens Cart Class
109.  All Breeds Supreme Team

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 9:00am-11:00am - NWEC

110.  All Breeds Junior Decorating (ages 9-11)
111.  All Breeds Intermediate Decorating (ages 12-14)
112.  All Breeds Senior Decorating (ages 15-20)
113.  All Breeds Champion Decorating
114.  All Breeds Junior Showmanship (ages 9-11)
115.  All Breeds Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)
116.  All Breeds Senior Showmanship (ages 15-20)
117.  All Breeds Champion Showmanship

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00pm-9:00pm - NWEC

118.  All Breeds World Six

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm-3:00pm - NWEC

119.  Belgian Supreme Champion
120.  Clydesdale Supreme Champion
121.  Percheron Supreme Champion
122.  Shire Supreme Champion
123.  All Breeds Best of Show

**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.

 

CLASS LIST BY BREED:

Class Number -  Class

BELGIAN

1        Belgian Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under

2        Belgian Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over

7        Belgian Stallion, Foal of current year *New*

8        Belgian Stallion, 1 year old

9        Belgian Stallion, 2 years old

10      Belgian Stallion, 3 years old or older

40      Belgian Filly, Foal of current year *New*

41      Belgian Filly, 1 year old

42      Belgian Filly, 2 years old

44      Belgian Mare, 3 years old

45      Belgian Yeld Mare, 4 or older

46      Belgian Brood Mare

49      Belgian Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries

50      Belgian Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries

51      Belgian Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor

65      Belgian Ladies Cart - no driver cross entries with classes 33 and 99

102     Belgian Team - no cross entries with Team of Registered Mares, class 100

68      Belgian Unicorn - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn, class 72

70      Belgian Four - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Four, class 67

37      Belgian Six - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Six, class 39

 

CLYDESDALE

20      Clydesdale Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under

21      Clydesdale Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over

28      Clydesdale Stallion, Foal of current year *New*

29      Clydesdale Stallion, 1 year old

30      Clydesdale Stallion, 2 years old

31      Clydesdale Stallion, 3 years old or older

74      Clydesdale Filly, Foal of current year *New*

75      Clydesdale Filly, 1 year old

76      Clydesdale Filly, 2 years old

78      Clydesdale Mare, 3 years old

79      Clydesdale Yeld Mare, 4 or older

80      Clydesdale Brood Mare

84      Clydesdale Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries

85      Clydesdale Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries

86      Clydesdale Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor

101     Clyde/Shire Ladies Cart - no driver cross entries with classes 33 and 99

64      Clyde/Shire Team - no cross entries with Team of Registered Mares, class 100

104  Clyde/Shire Unicorn - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn, class 72

36      Clyde/Shire Four - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Four, class 67

71      Clyde/Shire Six - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Six, class 39

 

PERCHERON 

4        Percheron Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under

5        Percheron Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over

12      Percheron Stallion, Foal of current year *New*

13      Percheron Stallion, 1 year old

14      Percheron Stallion, 2 years old

15      Percheron Stallion, 3 years old or older

87      Percheron Filly, Foal of current year *New*

88      Percheron Filly, 1 year old

89      Percheron Filly, 2 years old

91      Percheron Mare, 3 years old

92      Percheron Yeld Mare, 4 or older

93      Percheron Brood Mare

96      Percheron Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries

97      Percheron Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries

98      Percheron Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor

35      Percheron Ladies Cart - no driver cross entries with classes 33 and 99

66      Percheron Team - no cross entries with Team of Registered Mares, class 100

38      Percheron Unicorn - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn, class 72

103     Percheron Four - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Four, class 67

73      Percheron Six - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Six, class 39

 

SHIRE

17      Shire Gelding or Grade Mare, 3 & under

18      Shire Gelding or Grade Mare, 4 & over

23      Shire Stallion, Foal of current year *New*

24      Shire Stallion, 1 year old

25      Shire Stallion, 2 years old

26      Shire Stallion, 3 years old or older

52      Shire Filly, Foal of current year *New*

53      Shire Filly, 1 year old

54      Shire Filly, 2 years old

56      Shire Mare, 3 years old

57      Shire Yeld Mare, 4 or older

58      Shire Brood Mare

61      Shire Get of One Sire, three animals - multiple entries

62      Shire Progeny of One Dam, two animals - multiple entries

63      Shire Breeders Group - maximum of one entry per exhibitor

101     Shire/Clyde Ladies Cart - no driver cross entries with classes 33 and 99

64      Shire/Clyde Team - no cross entries with Team of Registered Mares, class 100

104     Shire/Clyde Unicorn - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn, class 72

36      Shire/Clyde Four - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Four, class 67

71      Shire/Clyde Six - no cross entries with All Breeds Registered Mare Six, class 39

 

YOUTH

33      YHHS Youth Cart (15-21yrs) - no driver cross entries with classes 35, 65, 101 and 104

99      YHHS Youth Cart (9-14yrs) - mandatory to be accompanied by an adult, no driver cross entries with classes 35, 65, 101 and 104

105     YHHS Youth Team (15-21yrs) - no driver cross entries with class 107

106     YHHS Youth Team (9-14 yrs) - mandatory to be accompanied by an adult, no driver cross entries with class 107

110     YHHS Junior Decorating (ages 9-11)

111     YHHS Intermediate Decorating (ages 12-14)

112     YHHS Senior Decorating (ages 15-20)

114     YHHS Junior Showmanship (ages 9-11)

115     YHHS Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)

116     YHHS Senior Showmanship (ages 15-20)

           

ALL BREEDS

34      All Breeds Open Costume Class

108     All Breeds Mens Cart Class - no driver cross entries with classes 33 and 99

107     All Breeds Ladies Team - no driver cross entries with classes 105 and 106

118     All Breeds World Six

69      All Breeds Registered Mare Cart

100     All Breeds Registered Mare Team - no cross entries with classes 64, 66 and 102

72      All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn - no cross entries with classes 38, 68 and 104

67      All Breeds Registered Mare Four - no cross entries with classes 36, 70 and 103

39      All Breeds Registered Mare Six - no cross entries with classes 37, 71 and 73

Entry Fees

Entry Details:
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 8, 2018 POSTMARKED OR OTHERWISE.**

SUBSTITUTION of one animal for another within a class will be allowed up to 3:00 p.m. on June 29, 2018 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 5 at 11:00 a.m.

An exhibitor meeting will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 2:00 p.m. - Location TBD.

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 SUBSITUTION
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 8, 2018.

The selection committee's decision is final.

Hitches must show in heat drawn.
 

Awards

World Championship Six Horse Hitch
**NEW for 2018**
**Prize Money Increase for 2018**

World Championship Six Horse Hitch – The Champion will receive a hand-crafted, custom-designed Calgary Stampede buckle as well as increased prize money to the purse.
 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th-18th
$15,000 $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $3,000


Breed Supreme Champions & Best of Show

  Champion

Breed Supreme Champion

*Awarded to each Breed Supreme Champion

$100
Best of Show $600

 


Class Prize Money

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
                 
Supreme Team $1,000              
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

 


Jackpot Payouts

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

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



SPECIAL AWARDS

CLASS RIBBONS ~ will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
CHAMPION RIBBONS ~ will be awarded where applicable.
YOUTH AGGREGATE AWARD ~ will be presented to overall youth exhibitor.
BEST OF SHOW ~ will be presented by the James/Ferguson Family.
PREMIER BREEDER AWARD ~ In Memory of John Walker.

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


GOLDEN FORK AWARD 
~ NEW FOR 2018! ~

$5,000 ADDED PRIZE MONEY FOR FIVE DAYS OF GOLDEN FORK AWARDS!!!
The daily Golden Fork Awards will be presented to Exhibitors who display the best cooperation, attitude, stall cleanliness, decorations, and public relations during the Heavy Horse Show. Based on two categories (exhibitors with 1-5 horses being exhibited, and exhibitors with 6 or more horses), we will award $300 for 1st and $200 for 2nd for five days in both categories.
 

Five Days of Golden Fork Awards 1st 2nd
1-5 Horses Exhibited $300 $200
6 or more Horses Exhibited $300 $200

 

Rules

Rules:

2018 Heavy Horse Show 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 an 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 Group (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. Only one entry per exhibitor permitted.
     
  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. *New for 2018* All horses 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 16, 2018 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 Wednesday, July 11, 2018. 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. The Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Committee and Stampede Officials shall in their sole and unfettered discretion have the right at any time to add, delete, modify, waive or interpret a Rule or Rules in order to clarify or address a circumstance or action not previously outlined or contemplated in the existing Heavy Horse Show Rules or as Stampede Officials may deem appropriate for the betterment of the competition in their sole and unfettered discretion.

Reminder for 2018: 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.

Judges

2018 Heavy Horse Show Judges

Jim Pareo, Veguita, New Mexico

  • Belgian Halter Classes
  • Belgian Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Team
  • Youth Show
    • YHHS Junior Decorating (ages 9-11)
    • YHHS Junior Showmanship (ages 9-11)
    • YHHS Youth Cart (15-21yrs)
    • YHHS Youth Team (9-14 yrs)
  • Panel Judge
    • Best of Show
    • Supreme Team
    • World Six Horse Hitch Championship
    • Champion Youth Decorating
    • Champion Youth Showmanship Class 

Logan Behn, Rockford, Illinois

  • Clydesdale Halter Classes
  • Shire  Halter Classes
  • Clydesdale / Shire  Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Six
    • All Breeds Ladies Team
  • Youth Show
    • YHHS Intermediate Decorating (ages 12-14)
    • YHHS Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)
    • YHHS Youth Cart (9-14 yrs)
  • Panel Judge
    • Best of Show
    • Supreme Team
    • World Six Horse Hitch Championship
    • Champion Youth Decorating
    • Champion Youth Showmanship Class 

Cal Lipsett Jr., Schomberg, Ontario

  • Percheron Halter Classes
  • Percheron Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes
    • All Breeds Mens Cart Class
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Cart
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Four
  • Youth Show
    • YHHS Senior Decorating (ages 15-20)
    • YHHS Senior Showmanship (ages 15-20)
    • YHHS Youth Team (15-21 yrs)
  • Panel Judge
    • Best of Show
    • Supreme Team
    • World Six Horse Hitch Championship
    • Champion Youth Decorating
    • Champion Youth Showmanship Class 

Judging Criteria

 2018 Heavy Horse Show Judges

Jim Pareo, Veguita, New Mexico

  • Belgian Halter Classes
  • Belgian Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Unicorn
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Team
  • Youth Show
    • YHHS Junior Decorating (ages 9-11)
    • YHHS Junior Showmanship (ages 9-11)
    • YHHS Youth Cart (15-21yrs)
    • YHHS Youth Team (9-14 yrs)
  • Panel Judge
    • Best of Show
    • Supreme Team
    • World Six Horse Hitch Championship
    • Champion Youth Decorating
    • Champion Youth Showmanship Class 

Logan Behn, Rockford, Illinois

  • Clydesdale Halter Classes
  • Shire  Halter Classes
  • Clydesdale / Shire  Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Six
    • All Breeds Ladies Team
  • Youth Show
    • YHHS Intermediate Decorating (ages 12-14)
    • YHHS Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)
    • YHHS Youth Cart (9-14 yrs)
  • Panel Judge
    • Best of Show
    • Supreme Team
    • World Six Horse Hitch Championship
    • Champion Youth Decorating
    • Champion Youth Showmanship Class 

Cal Lipsett Jr., Schomberg, Ontario

  • Percheron Halter Classes
  • Percheron Performance Classes
  • Interbreed Performance Classes
    • All Breeds Mens Cart Class
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Cart
    • All Breeds Registered Mare Four
  • Youth Show
    • YHHS Senior Decorating (ages 15-20)
    • YHHS Senior Showmanship (ages 15-20)
    • YHHS Youth Team (15-21 yrs)
  • Panel Judge
    • Best of Show
    • Supreme Team
    • World Six Horse Hitch Championship
    • Champion Youth Decorating
    • Champion Youth Showmanship Class 

General

STAMPEDE ENTRY:

An official accreditation pass will be needed by all exhibitors for the 2018 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:
  • 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 403.261.9316


​TRANSPORTATION 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 Competition Services Coordinator at 403.261.0336.


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. Exhibitor packages will be available to you upon arrival.


CALGARY & SURROUNDING AREA VISITOR INFORMATION

Committee

Brian Coleman (Chair), Todd Shannon (1st Vice Chair), Paul Polson (CS Director Liaison), Jess Debnam (Past Chair), David Bailey, Kathleen Bailey, Dwight Ferguson, Erin Ferguson, Glenna Ferguson, Patrick Fisher, Lorne Hammer, Sylvia Hunter, Laurie Irving, Darwin Krebs, Elise Lucas, John McGruther, Glenn Mryglod, Bruce Roy, Peggy Royle, Donna Sargeant, Courtney Stephenson, Ken Watts, Jamie Westlund, Melissa McKay (Competitions Manager), Tammy Botsford (Agriculture Programming Manager)