Region 5 Futurity Program
|Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity
Half-Arabian/AA Western Pleasure Futurity
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity
Arabian Western Pleasure AOTR Futurity
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AOTR Futurity
|Arabian Country/English Pleasure Futurity
Half-Arabian/AA Country/English Pleasure Futurity
FUTURITY RULES and ENROLLMENT FORM:
GENERAL RULES: These classes will be held individually at the Region 5 Championship Show. Rules will be reviewed annually by the futurity committee. All rules not covered by this document will be governed by the current rules of the USEF. Entries will show and be judged under applicable class specifications for junior horses as set forth in the Arabian division of the USEF rule book. ELIGIBILITY All entries must be registered with the AHA or CAHR. There is no requirement for Owner’s state of residence. Hunter, Western and Country/English pleasure horses to be 3 or 4 years of age. AOTR classes are restricted to 4 & 5 year olds.
NOMINATIONS AND FEES: Nominations must be received on or before the dates listed. Nominations may be transferred upon sale of a nominated horse. The futurity secretary must receive notice of sale within 30 days from date of sale. Total futurity payments, if made by due dates are $300 per futurity class. Horses may enter more than one class. There will be no vet-outs, refunds or substitutions.
*To avoid late payment fees, all payments must be postmarked by payment date schedule.
THE FEE SCHEDULE WILL BE STICTLY ADHERED TO - The nomination fee will be $300 per class; this fee will be due by June 1. If you miss the June 1st, deadline, nominations will be accepted through the closing date (TBD) for the Regional Championship show, there is a $100 late fee. Therefore, the nomination fee will increase to $400.
The nomination fee does not include show entry fees, post entry fees, drug fees, stall fees, etc. Nomination into the Performance Futurity Program does not constitute entry into the Regional Show. A separate Regional Show Entry form must be submitted with the appropriate entry fees prior to the close of entries for the horse to be shown in the specified Performance Futurity Classes.
PRIZE MONEY AND AWARDS Regional Awards will be given to an unrated full top five, followed by champion & reserve. Belt buckles will be awarded to all champions. All money received from nominations will be allocated for prize money. Payments credited toward specific class entered. Prize money divided:
5 or more entries: champion 45%, reserve 22%, remaining top 5 will receive 11% each.
4 entries: champion 50%, reserve 25%, remaining entries 12.5%.
3 entries: champion 55%, reserve 30%, remaining entry 15%.
2 entries: champion 60%, reserve 40%.
1 entry: champion 100%
TACK AND APPOINTMENTS
County/English Pleasure Bridle shall be a single snaffle, full cheek, or half cheek snaffle. Cannot be shown in a double bridle. Single snaffle (defined as a smooth, rounded snaffle bit that is at least 3/8” in diameter as measured
1/2” from the ring. The snaffle bit may be wrapped with Guardtex, Latex, Sealtex or similar materials), curb and bridoon or Pelham bit. No tie-downs. Martingales are optional. **Horses that have shown in a double bridle are eligible to compete, but must show in a single snaffle.
Hunter Pleasure 3 & 4-year-old classes require a snaffle bit. (Snaffle bit is defined as snaffle bit of at least 3/8” diameter as measured 1/2” from the ring. The snaffle bit may be jointed, double jointed or unjointed. For all junior horse performance classes, all snaffle bits must have a round, egg butt or “D” shaped ring with no attachments to the headstall or reins through a hook (except for keepers for a full cheek snaffle when section rules allow a full cheek). Full cheek (with or without keepers), French and Dr. Bristol snaffle bits are permitted). The following are not permitted: ornamented bridles, browbands or cavessons, saddle seat style colored browbands/cavessons, figure eight, drop, or flash nosebands. Breastplate or breast collar is optional. No martingales or tie-downs. AOTR Classes require a light show type, browband and cavessons must be of hunter type. Snaffle, Pelham, full bridle or kimblewick bit acceptable.
Western Pleasure classes require a snaffle bit or hackamore. A standard snaffle bit is defined as a center jointed single, rounded, unwrapped, smooth mouthpiece of 5/16” to ¾” diameter metal as measured from ring to 1” in from the ring with a gradual decrease to the center of the snaffle. The rings may be from 2” to 4” outside diameter of either loose type, eggbutt, dee, or center mounted without cheeks. If a curb strap is used it must be attached below the reins. A hackamore includes a bosal rounded in shape and constructed of braided rawhide or leather
and must have a flexible non-metallic core, attached to a suitable headstall. No other material of any kind is to be used in conjunction with the bosal, i.e., steel, metal or chains (Exception: smooth, plastic electrical tape is acceptable if applied in a smooth, untwisted manner). Attached reins may be of hair, rope, or leather. Both hands must be visible to the judge. Two hands may be used on hackamore (Bosal) and Western snaffle reins. Junior Western Pleasure horses shown in either a hackamore or snaffle must never have been shown in any Arabian Competition/Division Western Pleasure event in a bridle.
DECLARATION OF CLASSES
It is recommended but not necessary to declare a class with payments. You may not change classes after your entries have been processed by the show secretary.