Cutting Horse Futurity

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.

 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: October 15–20, 2019
Entry Closing Date: September 16, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

ENTRY DEADLINE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019.

the link to entries can be found at the bottom of the entry fees page.

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.  

Draw Date: Friday, October 4, 2019- 3:00 pm

  • $167,000 in Added Money
  • Compete in the state of the art, temperature controlled venue: The Nutrien Western Event Centre
  • 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

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE *SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Move In – Late Afternoon Recommended 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.*

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

*Please note there is a Calgary Flames NHL hockey game at 7:00pm on this day. We encourage you to please arrive early afternoon.*

**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 15 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 16, 2019

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

Open Derby First Go  

Open Futurity First Go

 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

Open Futurity Second Go

Open Classic / Challenge First Go  

Non Pro Futurity First Go

 

Friday, October 18, 2019

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 19, 2019

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.

Bill Collins Youth Showcase

Open Derby Final

Open Classic / Challenge Final

 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

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 (Nutrien Western Event Centre - Altalink Hall):

Tuesday, October 15 - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16 - Friday, October 18- 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19 - 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20 - 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

*End times are tentative and based on entries*

 

Practice Pen Fees:

$50.00 - Cattle Work - 5 minutes

$20.00 - Flag Work - 5 minutes

 

BILL COLLINS YOUTH EXCELLENCE SHOWCASE

In his 89 years of adventure and exceptional horsemanship, the late Bill Collins covered many miles and acquired a lot of fans and friends, including royalty. The Calgary Stampede honors and remembers this incredible cowboy icon through the Bill Collins Youth Excellence Scholarship.

Bill was undisputedly a celebrity within the global equine world, yet those who met him commented on how he not only taught horsemanship, he also taught people about themselves and epitomized the western values and spirit of integrity. These values paired with his exceptional equine knowledge created a lasting legacy when he brought the then-emerging sport of cutting horse to the Calgary Stampede in 1973.


To honor Bill Collins for more than 40 years of leadership and volunteer service to the Calgary Stampede, he was awarded a lifetime membership in 2007 and is the namesake for the Bill Collins Youth Excellence Scholarship.  Each year at the Calgary Stampede we recognize five youth riders in a Youth Cutting Showcase.
 

2018 Recipients

Colten Powell             

Destry Gonnet            

Tomas Lukacs             

Megan Mathison                   

McKenna Omiecinski 

 

Qualifications

The top five aggregate performances who participated in the Hans Hansma Youth Scholarship Cutting held in July 2019 are invited to the Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler Youth Showcase. The Youth Showcase Champion will be determined by a single go at the Calgary Stampede.

Awards & Prizes:

1st: $2000
2nd:$1500
3rd: $500
4th: $500
5th: $500

Calgary Stampede Champion & Reserve Champion buckles will be awarded.

Rules & Regulations for Bill Collins Youth Excellence Showcase

Each competitor must follow the general guidelines of the cutting competition as well as the specific guidelines governing the youth competition:

  1. Only the top 5 aggregate scores at the Hans Hansma Youth Scholarship Cutting event will be invited to the Calgary Stampede Youth Showcase on October, 19, 2019.
  2. Youth must compete on the same horse as ridden in the qualifying event.
  3. There will be a minimum of four head of used cattle per competitor.
  4. Should any of the top 5 invited youth be unable to compete in the Finals on October 19, the Calgary Stampede reserves the right to invite the next highest placing youth from the qualifying event to fill the roster.
  5. Please note that an exhibitor waiver is required prior to competition.  If the applicant is under 18 years of age, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  6. No entry fee, cattle fee, or office fee will be charged.
  7. In the event of a tie the prize money will be split.

 

 

 

 

 

Entry Fees

ENTRY FEES

 

 

New for 2019: The Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler has adopted the 3 year old and 4 year old classes for nominated horses from the former Canadian Supreme Show previously held in Red Deer, Alberta. Only horses nominated are eligible for this class. 

 

Futurity (3 year old) open to any foals of 2016, any breed

  • Open Futurity Added Purse: $60,000
  • Canadian Supreme 3 Year Old Added Purse: $17,000 approximately

                                                                         Entry Fee            Cattle/Office/Video        Total Entry Fee

Open Futurity                                                    $840                                 $770                       $1610  

Non Pro Futurity                                               $840                                 $770                       $1610  

Supreme 3yr old Only                                      $400                                 $770                       $1170  

Open Futurity + Supreme 3yr old              $840 + 585                          $770                       $2195  

Non Pro Futurity + Supreme 3yr old        $840 +585                            $770                       $2195   

Entry Deadline: September 16, 2019

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


Derby (4 year old) open to any 2015 foals

  • Added Derby Added Purse: $42,000
  • Canadian Supreme 4 Year Old Added Purse: $17,000 approximately
  • 50K Non Pro Amateur Derby Added Purse: $1,000

                                                                                Entry Fee                     Cattle/Office/Video                    Total Entry Fee

Open Derby                                                               $840                                       $770                                       $1610  

Non Pro Derby                                                          $840                                       $770                                       $1610  

Open Supreme 4yr old ONLY                                 $400                                        $770                                       $1170  

Open Derby + Supreme 4yr old                          $840 + 585                                $770                                       $2195  

Non Pro Supreme 4 yr old ONLY                              $400                                     $770                                      $1170   

Non Pro Derby + Supreme 4 yr old                     $840 + 585                               $770                                      $2195  

Non Pro 50k Amateur Derby ONLY                         $390                                     $770                                      $1160   

Non Pro Derby + 50k Amateur                              $580 + $840                          $770                                       $2190  

Non Pro Supreme 4 yr old + 50K Amateur          $580 + $400                          $770                                       $1750  

Non Pro Derby + Supreme 4yr old + 50K Amateur  $840 + 585 + 580           $770                                       $2775  

Entry Deadline: September 16 2019

*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 2013 or 2014

  • Added Purse: $42,000
  • 50K Non Pro Amateur Classic/Challenge Added Purse: $1,000

                                                                                Entry Fee                Cattle/Office/Video        Total Entry  Fee 

Open Classic/Challenge                                        $840                                       $770                        $1610  

Non Pro Classic/Challenge                                   $840                                       $770                        $1610  

Non Pro 50K Amateur ONLY                                $390                                       $770                        $1160  

Non Pro Classic/Challenge + 50K Amateur       $840 + 580                            $770                        $2190  

Entry Deadline: September 16, 2019

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

 


7-Up (7 years and older) open to any foal 2012 and older

Added Purse: $4,000

                                 Entry Fee            Cattle/Office/Video        Total Entry Fee

Non Pro                 $340                                     $330                       $670     

Entry Deadline: September 16, 2019


TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY please visit: https://calgaryfall.fairwire.com/

If you require assistance with our new online entry system please call 403-261-0336 or email agriculture@calgarystampede.com

Awards

AWARDS

Futurity: $60,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro).

Derby: $42,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro) ($1,000 additional added purse to $50,000 Limit Amateur).

Classic/Challenge: $42,000 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 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 15, 2019 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 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.

Canadian Supreme Breeders Group Classes

Purse for each class will be the sum total of the add-back portion of the Canadian Supreme entry fees collected ($400 per entry) plus added money for the division of that class. Classes will be two (2) Go’s. Champions and payout to be determined by the aggregate score of the 2 Go-rounds. Entries in the Derby Classes will only advance to the 2nd Go if they are in the top 70% of the 1st Go-round for that class.

Rules

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. All entries must be completed online only.  Telephone and faxed entries will not be accepted.  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. LATE ENTRIES

NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

3. 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.


4. 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).

 

5.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.

 

 

6. 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.

 

7. 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.

 

 

8. 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 2ndgo 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 7 Up 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. Champion and Reserve Champion to be determined based on the scores in the finals in the 7 year old and up Non-Pro class.  

 

d.  The draw will be made on Friday, October 4, 2019, 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.    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, 2019.

 

3. The Rider can enter the Non-Pro division for their class and pay the required entry fee as well as an additional $580 for the $50,000 Amateur entry or enter the $50,000 Amateur only and pay the entry fee of $1160.  Entry fees are due no later than September 17, 2019.

 

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. $390 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.

 

3. A minimum of 6 entries will be required in the class otherwise it will be cancelled and entry fees refunded.

 

4. This class is for seven year olds and up of all breeds.

 

GENERAL RULES

HEALTH REGULATIONS

IAFE CODE OF ETHICS

ANIMAL CARE CODES OF PRACTICE

Judging Criteria

JUDGING CRITERIA

NCHA (Adjusted Monitor System - 5 Judges)

Judges:

Gayle Allen

Ernie Beutenmiller

Tracy Surles

Buddy Westphal

Ryder Carpenter

 

Andy Adams - Monitor

 

Videographer:

Feature Productions

 

Photographer:

James Hudyma

http://hudymaphotography.com/

General

GENERAL

For those exhibitors arriving prior to the October 15, 2019 move in, stabling is available at the Okotoks Agricultural Society. To book stalls phone: (403) 938-3256.

During the competition (Oct 15-20 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 20th. 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 RV stalls must be booked by September 16, 2019.

After the initial move in on October 15, 2019 trailers & vehicles need to be parked in the Infield parking area.   

Please note there are two NHL games scheduled during Futurity; October 15 (7pm) and October 17 (7pm). If you are parked in Lot 2 you MUST have your pass visible on your dash. Absolutely NO trailers are permitted to be parked in Lot 2 (except for unloading on October 15 and loading on October 20). Trailers MUST be parked in the infield.

Partner Hotel 

Hotel Blackfoot 

Phone: 1.403.252.2253

Toll Free: 1.800.661.1151

Group Name when booking: Cutting Horse Futurity

Booking ID: 21276

Rate: $124.00 CDN + tax per night for a Signature Queen and $154 CDN for an Executive King

Committee

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