Cutting Horse Futurity

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presented by Wrangler

 

 

In a cutting horse competition, each horse and rider is faced with a herd of cattle and two and a half minutes on the clock. Working together, they must select a single cow to move out of; or ‘cut’, from of the herd. Once the cow has been selected and removed from the herd the rider drops their reins, saying to the horse, "It's up to you - take it from here!" The pair must then demonstrate their ability, as a team, to keep the cow from returning to the herd. The horse uses great strength and agility as it mimics the movements of the cow, always staying one hoof ahead. Once the cow has lost interest and looks away, the team may re-enter the herd for a fresh cow to cut.

Years of careful training are invested into each cutting horse. Their natural instincts to herd cattle, or what we like to call “cow sense”, are fine-tuned to allow them to become true athletes of the arena and the stars of our show.

 

NCHA & CCHA Sanctioned Event

 


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First Go Draws completed on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 3:00 pm

Class

1st Go Draw

1st Go Results

2nd Go Draw 2nd Go Results Finals Draw

Finals Results

Open Futurity Draw Results Draw Results Draw Results
Non Pro Futurity Draw Results Draw Results Draw Results
Open Derby Draw Results Draw Results Draw Results
Non Pro Derby Draw Results Draw Results Draw Results
Open Classic Challenge Draw Results Draw Results Draw Results
Non Pro Classic Challenge Draw Results Draw Results Draw Results
Non Pro 7 Up Draw Results     Draw Results
$50,000 Amateur Derby   Results   Results    
$50,000 Amateur Classic Challenge   Results   Results    

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Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: October 12–16, 2016
Move in Date: October 11, 2016 1:00 PM
Entry Closing Date: September 19, 2016 4:00 PM
Location: Agrium Western Event Centre

Entry Deadline: Monday, September 19, 2016. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  

 

Draw Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 3:00 pm

 

*2016 HIGHLIGHTS*

  • Compete in the state of the art, temperature controlled venue: The Agrium Western Event Centre
  •  $129,000 in added money in 2016
  •  5 Judge show
  • Temperature controlled, indoor practice pen
  •  70% advance to the second go and 25% advance to the finals, with exception of the Futurity and 7 Up Non Pro
  • 55 Plus (Rider) Division

Schedule

                                      *REVISED* Tentative Schedule as of September 29, 2016

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Move In – Late Afternoon Recommended 

 

(No Access Prior to 1:00 pm due to prior show moving out)

**We are conscious of the safety and needs of our competitors and their horses while always trying to do our best to be accommodating to you, our guests. Please respect the operating crew as they turn over the barn from our previous show the day prior.  The barn doors will be locked until 1:00pm on Tuesday, October 11 with, no exceptions. For your safety and the efficiency of our barn staff we ask that you do not arrive on park prior to this time.

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Open Derby First Go  

Open Futurity First Go

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Open Futurity Second Go

Open Classic / Challenge First Go  

Non Pro Futurity First Go

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Open Classic / Challenge Second Go

Open Derby Second Go 

Non Pro Classic / Challenge First Go

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Non Pro Futurity Second Go

Non Pro Derby First Go

Non Pro Classic / Challenge Second Go  

Open Futurity Final

Evening Performance 6:30 p.m.

Open Derby Final

Open Classic / Challenge Final

 

 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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

 

Practice Pen Hours (Agrium Western Event Centre - Exhibit Hall):

Tuesday, October 11 - 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 12 - Sunday, October 16 - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

                             

 

 

Entry Fees

 
Futurity (3 year old) open to any foals of 2013, 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: September 19, 2016
*Added purse for each class will be pro-rated between Open and Non Pro
 
Derby (4 year old) open to any 2012   foals
 
Open
Non Pro
Added Purse*
Entry Fee
$800
$800
$36,500
Cattle/Office/Video
$670
$670
 
Total Entry Fee – Futurity
$1470
$1470
 
Due Date: September 19, 2016
*Added purse for each class will be pro-rated between Open and Non Pro
 
Classic Challenge (5 & 6 year olds) open to any foals of 2010 or 2011
 
Open
Non Pro
Added Purse*
Entry Fee
$800
$800
$36,500
Cattle/Office/Video
$670
$670
 
Total Entry Fee – Futurity
$1470
$1470
 
Due Date: September 19, 2016
*Added purse for each class will be pro-rated between Open and Non Pro
 
7-UP  (7 years and older) open to any foal 2009 and older
 
 
Non Pro
Added Purse*
Entry Fee
 
$300
$4,000
Cattle/Office/Video
 
$260
 
Total Entry Fee – Futurity
 
$560
 
Due Date: September 19, 2016
 
$50,000 LIMIT AMATEUR
 
 
If entered in
Non Pro
Amateur Only
Added Purse
September 21, 2015
Derby
$510*
$1020*
$1,000
 September 21, 2015
Classic/Challenge
$510*
$1020*
$1,000
 
*350 CDN 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 Rule Applies (NCHA Standing Rule 8).
 
Copy of current registration papers or equivalent must accompany all entries.
 
$150.00 CDN on delinquent (NSF) payments.

Awards

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

Derby: $36,500 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro) ($1,000 additional added purse to $50,000 Limit Amateur).
 
Classic/Challenge: $36,500 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 of the following classes: Open Futurity, Non Pro Futurity, Open Derby, Non Pro Derby, Open Classic Challenge, Non Pro Classic Challenge and 7 Up Non Pro.  In the $50,000 Amateur division, a trophy buckle will be awarded to the aggregate Champion in both the Derby and Classic Challenge classes.
 
An 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 award recipient will be determined by either a ride off, or coin toss, either at the discretion of the competitors.  Prize money will be split.

In the event of a tie for Reserve Champion, the Reserve Champion and award recipient will be decided on by the highest aggregate from the go rounds and the finals scores. Prize money will be split.

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 the total purse (all finalists will receive prize money)
 
 
For Futurity classes, all entries will advance to the second go round.  Aggregate score of first and second go rounds will determine advancement to the Finals, the top 25% of the original number of entries will advance to the Finals with a minimum of 5 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 classes will be:
 
Finals: 100% of total purse
 
Score of first go will determine advancement to the Finals, the top 25% will advance to the Finals with a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 25 plus ties.  Champion and Reserve Champion to be determined based on the scores in the finals in the 7 year old and up Non-Pro class.  
 
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.
 

55 Plus (Rider) – Division Award:

 

These awards are based on the rider, not on the horse. Competitors that are 55 years of age or older as of October 14th, 2015 are eligible. Competitors must enter the 55 Plus (Rider) Division on the entry form to be eligible for prizing. Competitors wanting to participate in this division need only enter once as scores will be tabulated based on the rider rather than the horse.  Therefore, each time a 55 Plus Division rider enters multiple horses they increase their own opportunity.

 

The eligible rider with the highest score in the Non-Pro Futurity, Non-Pro Classic Challenge and/or Non-Pro Derby in the 1st Go's will win the high point 55 Plus Division.

 

Should there be a tie for Grand Champion or Reserve Champion of the 55 Plus Division, the competitor with the most money won in their 1st go in one class will break the tie; if a tie still exists then a draw will be held by the committee.

 

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 my 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 outline herein.  Entries with fees outstanding after the final payment grace period will be cancelled and previous payments will be forfeited.
 
3.   LATE ENTRIES
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 
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, colour and sire & damn (if available) must accompany the entry form.
 
5.   ADDING DIVISIONS
A second or third division (open, non-pro or $50,00 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 entry deadline a $100 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 entry deadline, but prior to the draw, a horse and or rider may be substituted within the class upon payment of $100 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 $200 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 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 be the responsibility of the horse owner.  These requirements must be met prior to the competition and 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 division.  Both owner and rider must be a member of the NCHA.
b.    The Non Pro division 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 70% of the entries will advance to the 2nd go round. The top 25% in both the Futurity Division and the Derby and Classic Challenge Open/Non-pro Divisions will advance to the Finals with a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 25 plus ties. In determining the number of entries to advance where a fraction results, fractions will be rounded to the hundredth decimal point. The top 3 places in each division will receive go round money. Non Pro 7Up the top 25% of the 1st go round will advance to the Finals with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 25 plus ties. Prize money and awards will be determined by the aggregate of first and final go round scores.
d.    The draw will be made on Friday, October 7, 2016, at 3:00 pm in the entries office.  Draws will be made according to the NCHA rules and will show no favor to any rider who draws consecutively.
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 horse and at least one hour prior to the start of each performance.
f.     Four head of fresh cattle per entry will be used in all finals. Three head of fresh cattle per entry will be used in all go rounds.
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 5 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 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 subjected to a 15% withholding tax on all prize monies awarded as required by Revenue Canada.
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 DIVISION:
1.    Entries in any division of the Futurity must not have been shown in any previous cutting competition with the exception of three year old cutting futurities.
 
$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, 2016.
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 19, 2016.
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 70% 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 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 scores in the 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 25% will advance to the Finals to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 25 total finalist entries.
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

Dell Bell                     Texas

Steve Colclaure         Montana

Don Crompler            Texas

Justing White             Texas

Sam Turner                Texas

Monitor:

Andy Adams  TX

Videographer:

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

Photographer:

James Hudyma

http://hudymaphotography.com/

 

 

 

Judging Criteria

NCHA (Adjusted Monitor System - 3 Judges)

General

For those exhibitors arriving prior to the October 11th, 2016 move in, stabling is available at the Okotoks Agricultural Society. To book stalls phone: (403) 938-3256.

During the competition (Oct 12-16 stalling on Stampede Park is mandatory for all horses). Stalls will be at a cost of $160.00 per stall. Tack Stalls are available at a cost of $50.00. Those entered in the 7 up class who arrive the day of competition will be charged a stalling fee of $50. The 7 up class stalls will be in a designated area within the barn. These stalls will be unlocked the morning of Sunday, October 16th. This will be an automatic charge for each horse entered in the 7 up class, unless a stall for the entered horse has been purchased for the duration of the competition for $160.00.

One vehicle parking pass (not designated for overnight RV with power) will be supplied per horse, additional parking event parking passes may be purchased at a cost of $50.00 with your entry, otherwise daily parking rates will apply. Designated overnight RV parking in the Infield with power, water & sewer is available on site at a cost of $240.00. Serviced stalls must be booked by September 23, 2016.

After the initial move in on October 11th, 2016 trailers & vehicles need to be parked in the Infield parking area.   
 

Committee

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

  • Presenting Sponsor
  • Wrangler