2019 Working Cow Horse Classic & Cow Horse Fence Spectacular

The 2019 Working Cow Horse Classic and Cow Horse Fence Spectacular competition at the Calgary Stampede will take place over two days. Stampede visitors will be able to see equine athletes in action at this high-energy event Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12. 

New Show Format for 2019

Thursday, July 11 will comprise of reined work and fence work in a NRCHA sanctioned show format.

Friday, July 12 will showcase the top ten fence work scores in each class from Thursday advancing to the Finals of the Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular.

2019 DRAW

Draw date June 24

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 11–12, 2019
Entry Closing Date: June 10, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

Schedule

CLASSES

 **All classes will be held in the Nutrien Western Event Centre on Stampede Park**

The Working Cow Horse Classic competition will  consist of reined and fence work held on Thursday, July 11.  The top 10 fence work scores in Open Hackamore, Open Bridle and Non Pro Bridle will return to the Cow Horse Fence Spectacular on Friday, July 12. The Working Cow Horse Classic awards will be decided on a one run total score comprised of reined work and fence work. Payouts will be determined per NRCHA Rule 7.2. Ties will be broken per NRCHA rule 7.3.

This Working Cow Horse Classic will be run under National Reined Cow Horse Association Rules.  All riders and owners must be members of the NRCHA.  Any entry received without a NRCHA membership number will be rejected.  Non-Pros must abide by NRCHA ownership rules as stipulated in NRCHA rules 2.1.10 through 2.1.16.  The Western Performance Horse Committee reserves the right to resolve issues not covered by the rules.

 

Advancement to the Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular on Friday, July 12 will be comprised of the top 10 scores from each class in the fence work portion only on Thursday, July 11. No scores and scores of zero will not be eligible to return on Friday for the Cow Horse Fence Spectacular. Awards will be decided based on the aggregate from the two fence work scores from Thursday and Friday. The top 5 aggregate fence work scores in each division will be paid out as follows:

1st: 30%

2nd: 25%

3rd: 20%

4th: 15%

5th: 10%

Ties for 1st place will involve a coin toss to determine how the hardware and prize money will be split. Ties for 2nd through 5th will split the prize money.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

10:00 a.m.                 Warm Up - Nutrien Western Event Centre

12:00 p.m.                 Working Cow Horse Classic– Nutrien Western Event Centre

Non Pro Bridle / Non Pro Bridle Presentations

Open Hackamore / Open Hackamore Presentations

Open Bridle / Open Bridle Presentations

 

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2018

2:10 p.m.                    Warm Up - Nutrien Western Event Centre

3:00 p.m.                   Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular – Nutrien Western Event Centre

Non Pro Bridle / Non Pro Bridle Presentations

Open Hackamore / Open Hackamore Presentations

Open Bridle / Open Bridle Presentations

All competition times are tentative and subject to change; any changes will be posted to the website.

Entry Fees

Entry Fees

Entry fee includes entry into the Working Cow Horse Classic and Fence Work Spectacular**

**Top 10 fence work scores from each class advance to the Fence Work Spectacular. 

 

Non-Pro Bridle: $5,000 Added Money

Entry fee is $550 per entry which includes:

Cattle charge of $120
Office charge of $122
NRCHA fee $8 
Total add-back Working Cow Horse Classic is $200

Total add-back Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular is $100

Non Pros must attach to their entry, legal documents to prove ownership such as a copy of the bill of sale, or the registration papers for their horse as defined in NRCHA rule 2.1.16. Horses must be shown in a full bridle.

The Non-Pro Bridle class awards will be decided on a one run total score comprised of reined work and fence work on Thursday, July 11.  


Open Bridle: $10,000 Added money

The Open Bridle class entry fee is $700 per entry which includes:

Cattle charge of $120
Office charge of $122
NRCHA fee $8 
Total add-back for Working Cow Horse Classic is $350

Total add-back for Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular is $100

The Open Bridle class awards will be decided on a one run total score comprised of reined work and fence work on Thursday, July 11


Open Hackamore: $10,000 Added Money

The Open Hackamore class entry fee is $700 per entry which includes:

Cattle charge of $120
Office charge of $122
NRCHA fee $8
Total add-back for Working Cow Horse Classic is $350

Total add-back for Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular is $100

This class is open to horses 5 years of age and under (as of January 1, 2019) that have never been shown in a bridle or two-rein down the fence at any judged classes or events with the exception of horse sales. Proof of age of horse is required: registration papers or vet certificate required.  

The Open Hackamore class awards will be decided on a one run total score comprised of reined work and fence work on Thursday, July 11.  


 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE. No entries will be accepted via phone, email or fax. The completed entry form must be received in the Agriculture Entries Office by listed date. No late entries will be accepted. Entries not complying with the requirements will be rejected.  ALL RIDERS AND OWNERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE NRCHA AND SUBMIT THEIR NRCHA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY ALONG WITH THE HORSE’S REGISTRATION PAPERS or Bill of Sale for Grade horses. These documents must be uploaded with the entry online. Document upload will be requested once the entry has been submitted and paid for.  

It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that their entries comply with the NRCHA rules.  NRCHA Rule 1.17 “Any rider participating in a class or division in which he/she is not eligible (or the horse he/she is riding is not eligible) will be placed on probation for a minimum of 30 days for the first offense.  Second and subsequent offense will result in a 90-day suspension and a fine of $500.  When a horse/rider is found to be ineligible, the earnings and awards are forfeited to the NRCHA.

**Please send a completed accreditation form to agriculture@calgarystampede.com or fax to (403)410-4549. Be sure to purchase the corresponding number of passes you require when you enter online. Each horse will receive a parking pass for Infield parking, no form is necessary. However, due to limited space we ask that you travel together as much as possible.  


TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY please click the following link:  https://calgarytenday.fairmanager.com

 

EQUINE BIOSECURITY PROTOCOLS: We take the health and safety of your equine athletes very seriously at the Calgary Stampede. As such, for 2019 we are implementing a mandatory submission of an Equine Biosecurity Form for all equine exhibitors. These forms must be filled out by all exhibitors entered into the Cowboy Up Challenge. We kindly ask that you return these forms to our office by Friday, June 14. 

 

SCRATCHES & SUBSTITUTIONS

Please submit a copy of the completed applicable form to our Agriculture Offices at agriculture@calgarystampede.com 

 

IMPORTING HORSES

For information on importing horses to Canada please click here.

Awards

AWARDS

Working Cow Horse Classic

Total added money is $25,000:

Open Bridle: $10,000 added money plus $350 add-back per entry

Open Hackamore: $10,000 added money plus $350 add-back per entry

Non-Pro Bridle: $5,000 added money plus $200 add-back per entry

The Champions and Reserve Champions in the Non-Pro Bridle, Open Hackamore and Open Bridle classes will receive a cash prize. Scores will be decided on a one run total score comprised of reined work and fence work on Thursday, July 11 to determine final payout and awards.  Payout will be made in accordance with the NRCHA rule 7.2. All ties will be broken by following NRCHA rule 7.3.3

 

Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular

Total added money is $5,000

Open Bridle: $1,750 added money plus $100 add-back per entry

Open Hackamore: $1,750 added money plus $100 add-back per entry

Non-Pro Bridle: $1,500 added money plus $100 add-back per entry

The top 5 aggregate fence work scores in each division will be paid out as follows:

1st: 30%

2nd: 25%

3rd: 20%

4th: 15%

5th: 10%

In addition to cash, the Champions in the Non-Pro Bridle, Open Hackamore and Open Bridle classes will receive trophy buckles and bronzes. 

Ties for 1st place will involve a coin toss to determine how the hardware and prize money will be split. Ties for 2nd through 5th will split the prize money.

Rules

Rules:

RULES

Rules:

  1. Special attention is called to the following:
    General Rules
    Health Regulations
    IAFE code of ethics
    - Animal Care Codes of Practice
  2. Order of the round will be decided by draw on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 12:00 noon.  
  3. Order of go for each class in the Fence Work Spectacular will be the reverse order of standings in the fence work scores from Thursday's Working Cow Horse Classic. That is, the tenth place score in a class from the fence work portion on Thursday will go first in the Fence Work Spectacular on Friday. 
  4. The Working Cow Horse Classic on Thursday, July 11 will  consist of one round of reined and fence work. The Cow Horse Fence Work Spectacular on Friday, July 12 will comprise of the top 10 scores from each class on Thursday, July 11 in the fence work portion only. Awards will be decided based on the aggregate from the two fence work scores from Thursday and Friday.
  5. Awards will be presented at the end of each class on both Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, 2019, All prize monies will be mailed to either the rider or owner of the horses as stipulated on the entry form. Prize money will be paid in Canadian Funds.
  6. Competitors are requested to travel together as much as possible to reduce the number of trailers/parking.
  7. The Horse, Rider and Owner must be declared at the time of entry.  Rider and Owner must be members of the NRCHA. NRCHA rules will be in effect.  This competition is open to horses of any breed registry and non-registered/grade horses for entry into the Working Cow Horse Classic.
  8. Competitor accreditation will be available for pick up upon arrival on July 11, 2019 at the Nat Christie Gate entrance off 25 Ave SE to the show grounds.  For alternative pick-up or delivery arrangements please call (403) 261-0320.
  9. There will be a zero tolerance of any inhumane treatment of horses or cattle while in the show arena or on the show grounds.  Any such action will be cause for disqualification.  Inhumane treatment includes, but is not limited to, excessive jerking, pulling, kicking, slapping or whipping.
  10. All complaints and protests will be handled in compliance with the NRCHA rule 14.3.
  11.  If an entry is cancelled, all fees will be forfeited.  The only exceptions permitted are as follows:
    1. In case of a disabling injury to the horse, the contestant must furnish a certificate from a qualified Veterinarian declaring the horse disabled and unable to compete.  Such certificate must be in the hands of the Show Management prior to the start of the contest.
    2. In the case of a disabling injury to the rider, or serious sickness or death in his/her family, Show Management must be advised in writing prior to the start of the contest.
    3. Should the conditions of A or B be met, a full refund will be made if cancellation is made PRIOR to the draw on June 24. If the cancellation is made AFTER the draw is made, only the entry fee portion will be retained, and the cattle and office fees will be refunded. A completed SCRATCH FORM must be submitted to the Entries Office. 
  1.  The decision of the Western Performance Horse Committee is final.
  2.  Non Pro riders must comply with the NRCHA ownership rules 2.1.10 through 2.1.16 and submit with their entry, legal documents to prove ownership of their horse in accordance with the NRCHA definition of “Non Pro”.
  3.  **Please note there will be NO unauthorized persons allowed in the Hitching Ring or Warm Up Arena.  Exhibitor Badges must be visible at all times, no exceptions will be made. **
  4. No open alcohol will be permitted in the parking area.
Judges

Judges

Tom Neel and Bill Enk

Scribes

TBD

NRCHA Show Representative:

TBD

Patterns:  

July 11, 2019: NRCHA Pattern 9

 

Judging Criteria

Judges

Tom Neel and Bill Enk

Scribes

TBD

NRCHA Show Representative:

TBD

Patterns:  

July 11, 2019: NRCHA Pattern 9

 

 

General

GENERAL

Stampede Park Arrival Information
Entry to Stampede Park is through the Nat Christie Gate off 25th Avenue SE.  Once you enter the gates you will be directed to the accreditation trailer to pick up your exhibitor package. Your Exhibitor Package will include all of your accreditation passes as well as your parking pass. Competitors will be parked in the Infield Parking Lot. Due to limited space please travel together as much as possible. 

Parking Information
Daily parking passes for the Calgary Stampede Infield Lot will be provided to competitors (one per rider).  Please note there is no overnight parking or stalling on Stampede Park.  Competitors are asked not to arrive any more than three hours before the posted event start time. You must vacate the parking area within 60 minutes of the end of the event.

Stampede Entry
An official photo accreditation badge will be required by all competitors to access Stampede Park for the 2019 Calgary Stampede.  A new accreditation must be issued each year.  In addition to granting you access to Stampede Park, the Agriculture Accreditation badge gives you access to the Grandstand Rush areas for the Rodeo, Chuckwagons, and Evening Show.  The badge must be purchased on the entry form for a fee of $35.00 (G.S.T. included). These badges are a privilege of the exhibitors, and will be limited. Exhibitors are responsible for lost or forgotten badges.

 

Transportation of Animals
For more information on transporting animals in Alberta and importing horses please click here.
American Port of Entry – Sweetgrass, Montana (406) 335-2142 www.cbp.gov
Canadian Port of Entry – Coutts, Alberta (403) 344-3808 – www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

 

General Calgary Information

For information on Calgary please click here.  For accommodation information for surround areas please click here.  For campground information around Calgary please click here.

 

Stalling Information 

For stalling information at Okotoks Agriculture Society please click here. Additional stalling available at Cochrane Agriculture Society

**Please note there is no overnight stalling on Stampede Park**

Committee

The Western Performance Horse Committee conducts the Working Cow Horse Classic Competition.