Cutting Horse Futurity presented by Wrangler

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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.

NOTICE TO ALL COMPETITORS

The Calgary Stampede remains committed to the safety of our guests, volunteers, employees, and our community as a whole. As such, beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, proof of vaccination or a negative test result will be required to participate in events and activities at Stampede Park. 

We have worked diligently to adapt to the evolving environment in order to address the increased safety precautions required for live events, shows and exhibits. The Stampede will look to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program as further clarity about the program comes to light. Thank you for your continued commitment to the safety of our community. We recognize that there may be questions about the policy, and we will be providing further details.

Update as of October 6

The Calgary Stampede is committed to the safety of our community and we continue to work diligently to adapt to the evolving environment in order to address the increased safety precautions required for live events. As such, we have implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program, which applies to every event or activity hosted on Stampede Park including the 2021 Cutting Horse Futurity.

The following guidelines will be in place for this year’s event; 

  • All competitors and guests must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 OR provide proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Rapid tests are available on site for $35 per test and can be included on your closing statement of account.
  • Masking is required at all times - including barns - with the exception of while actively competing on horseback. No spectating on horseback please.
  • Physical distancing is encouraged at all times.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: October 13–15, 2021
Entry Closing Date: September 24, 2021 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

ENTRY DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 AT 4:00pm.  (Extended deadline)

  • $30,000 in Added Money
  • Compete in the state of the art, temperature controlled venue: The Nutrien Western Event Centre
  • 2 Judge show
  • Temperature controlled, indoor practice pen
  • 70% advance to the second go and 25% advance to the finals, with exception of the Futurity

2021 Stalling Layout

Live Video Feed

ENTRY DRAWS & RESULTS

  First Go Draw First Go Results Second Go Draw Second Go Results Finals Draw Finals Results
Open Futurity Open Futurity Official Results Open Futurity

Second Go Results

Aggregate Results

Finals Draw Official Results
Non Pro Futurity  NP Futurity Official Results NP Futurity

Second Go Results

Aggregate Results

Finals Draw Official Results
Open Derby Open Derby Official Results Open Derby

2nd Go Results

Aggregate Results

Finals Draw Official Results
Non Pro Derby NP Derby Official Results Non Pro Derby

2nd Go Results

Aggregate Results

Finals Draw Official Results
Non Pro $50K Amateur Derby Within NP Derby Official Results Within NP Derby

2nd Go Results

Aggregate Results

N/A N/A
Open Classic/Challenge Open Classic Official Results Open Classic

Official Results

Aggregate Results

Finals Draw Official Results
Non Pro Classic/Challenge NP Classic Official Results NP Classic

Official Results

Aggregate Results

Finals Draw Official Results
Non Pro $50K Amateur Classic/Challenge Within NP Classic Official Results Within NP Classic

Official Results

Aggregate Results

N/A N/A
Non Pro 7Up 7 Up Official Results     Finals Draw Official Results

 

 

Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE *SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Move In – Late Afternoon Recommended 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*

(No Access before 10:00 am) **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 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 12 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 13, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Open Classic / Challenge First Go
Open Derby First Go
Open Futurity First Go
Non Pro Classic / Challenge First Go
Non Pro Derby First Go
Non Pro Futurity First Go

Thursday, October 14, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Open Classic / Challenge Second Go
Open Derby Second Go
Open Futurity Second Go
Non Pro Classic / Challenge Second Go 
Non Pro Derby Second Go
Non Pro Futurity Second Go

Friday, October 15, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Non Pro 7 Up First Go
Open Classic / Challenge Finals
Open Derby Finals
Open Futurity Finals
Non Pro Classic / Challenge Finals 
Non Pro Derby Finals
Non Pro Futurity Finals
Non Pro 7 Up Final

Practice Pen Hours (Nutrien Western Event Centre - Altalink Hall):

Tuesday, October 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 13 - Friday, October 15 - 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Practice Pen Fees:

$75.00  -  Fresh Cattle work - 5 minutes  (only on First day)

$50.00 - Cattle Work - 5 minutes

$20.00 - Flag Work - 5 minutes

Entry Fees

ENTRY FEES



Futurity (3 year old) any breed

Futurity Added Purse: $10,000

  Entry Fee Cattle/Office/Video Total Entry Fee
Open Futurity $600 $900 $1,500
Non Pro Futurity   $600 $900 $1,500

Entry Deadline: September 24, 2021

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


Derby (4 year old)

Derby Added Purse: $10,000

  Entry Fee Cattle/Office/Video Total Entry Fee
Open Derby $600 $900 $1,500
Non Pro Derby   $600 $900 $1,500
Non Pro Derby + $50K Amateur $350 + 600 $230 + 900 $2,080

 

Entry Deadline: September 20, 2021

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


Classic Challenge (5 & 6 year olds)

Classic/Challenge Added Purse: $10,000

  Entry Fee Cattle/Office/Video Total Entry Fee
Open Classic/Challenge $600 $900 $1,500
Non Pro Classic/Challenge $600 $900 $1,500
Non Pro Classic Challenge + $50K Amateur $350 +  $600 $230 + 900 $2,080

Entry Deadline: September 20, 2021

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


7-Up (7 years and older) 

Added Purse: $2,000

  Entry Fee Cattle/Office/Video Total Entry Fee
Non Pro 7 Up $340 $330 $670

Awards

AWARDS

Futurity: $10,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro).

Derby: $10,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro) 

Classic/Challenge: $10,000 added purse (pro-rated Open and Non Pro)

7 Up:  $2,000 added purse

 

There will be no additional charges for advancement to the Finals in any class.

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).  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.

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. Telephone 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 division (open, non-pro) 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 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.   

d.  The draw will be made on Monday, October 4, 2021, 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.   Three head of fresh cattle per entry will be used in all go rounds.  Three head of fresh cattle per entry will be used in all finals.

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. 

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, 2021.

3. The Rider can enter the Non-Pro division for their class and pay the required entry fee as well as the additional fee for the $50,000 Amateur entry Entry fees are due no later than September 20, 2021.

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.

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 (2 Judges)

Judges:

Due to International border requirements Foster Johnson will be replaced by Binky Moffat

Brian Kelly

 

Videographer:

HD2

Photographer:

James Hudyma

http://hudymaphotography.com/

General

GENERAL

For those exhibitors arriving prior to the October 12, 2021 move in, stabling is available at the Okotoks Agricultural Society. To book stalls phone: (403) 938-3256.

During the competition (Oct 12-15 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 Friday, October 15th.

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 24, 2021.

After the initial move in on October 12, 2021 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.