7. No refunds of entry fees or stall fees will be made where an entry is withdrawn by an Exhibitor for any reason. 8. Entry fees and charges for stabling must be forwarded with entry blank; otherwise, entries will not be accepted. 9. All entries for exhibits of any kind or character are subject to these regulations and any violation will subject exhibitors to any penalties the Executive Committee. 10. The management reserves the right to accept or reject entirely, partially or conditionally any entry or application.
The management also reserves the right to personally, or appoint a committee to inspect all entries after they have arrived, and dismiss any entries that would discredit the Exposition. 11. The assignment of all stalls will be made by the Draft Horse Show office. 12. Exhibitors will be required to attend to their animals while on exhibition and to have them presented to the judges when called for.
Any exhibitor who fails to present his animals in the ring when the class is called to be judged will be barred from the competition. 13. No livestock (for exhibit or sale) will be released until the exhibitor presents a paid feed bill and obtains a release from the Draft Horse Office. 14. False representation, interference, or ungentlemanly conduct by any exhibitor will be dealt with by the Executive Committee according to the equities of the case. 15. Substitutions will only be accepted for animals with a veterinarian certificate and within class.
The substitute must be owned by the same exhibitor. 16. Judges will not award prizes to any unworthy exhibit.
Animals must be shown in such a manner as the judges require and if the exhibitors refuse to submit to the requirements of the judges, their animals will be dismissed. 17. All animals must be exhibited before the judge in the show ring, with entry number attached. 18. Premiums will be forwarded to the payee as stated on the entry form, as soon after the close of the Exposition as they can be properly processed.
Premiums are payable by bank check.
All premiums, whatsoever, not claimed by November 1 of the following year shall be deemed forfeited to the management or donors. 19. All protests must be in writing and accompanied by a deposit of $500 which will be forfeited if protest is not sustained.
Such protest must be delivered to the Manager within six hours after the occasion of such protest, or if age is brought into question, on day, prior to the one on which the animals are to be judged.
Protests will be considered by the Executive Committee as speedily as possible and their decision in the matter shall be final. FOR HEALTH REQUIREMENT INFORMATION, CONTACT: KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DIVISION OF ANIMAL HEALTH 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 252 Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone (502) 564-3956 For all up-to-date health regulations for each species of livestock, please contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture at the address and phone number above, or visit their website at www.kyagr.com. 3. All dogs must be tied or on a leash only in the barn area.
Keep dogs out of the show arena. 4. All requests to the Judge for his opinion must be made through the Ring Steward or Show Management. 5. Vans and trailers must be parked in designated areas only.
Camping and electric hook-ups in designated areas only.
Subject to fees for services used. The Show Management reserves the exclusive right to interpret all questions and conditions in regard to or arising from, or incident to the show, without claim or damages or recourse of any kind. 6. Exhibitor’s Show Badge – $20.00 each or pay Exposition admission of $6.00 Adults, $3.00 Children 12 & under per person per admittance to grounds.
Parking fee – $8.00 per vehicle per admittance.
Parking Pass (entire show) – $25.00 each. SPECIAL DRAFT HORSE SHOW RULES 1. Registration papers will be checked by the management of the show. 2. Every horse entered must pay a stall fee of $20.00 per stall for the entire show. 3. For all hitch classes, the superintendent has the right to have classes judged in sections with call back privileges. 4. No person shall be permitted in the ring during the time of judging, except the judges, clerks, ring steward, official photographers, members of the press and one groom with each exhibit.
Grooms should be attired in keeping with their exhibit. 5. Animals shall be shown to an appropriate wagon or two-wheel cart, depending on the entry. 6. The driver and his/her assistant shall wear appropriate neat and clean clothing, blue jeans and bib overalls excluded. 7. If it shall be ascertained that any exhibitor, exhibitor’s helper or any spectator attempted to interfere with the judge or manager in the performance of his duties in any manner, or if any exhibitor shall refuse to accept the awards made, he shall be disqualified from further competition and shall forfeit any premiums and ribbons awarded him. 8. All entries shall be ready well in advance of class time to avoid delays.
A maximum of ten minutes will be allowed between the gate call for the next class and entering that class.
Hitches not ready shall not be allowed to show or enter the ring once the time limit has expired and the gate is closed. 9. Hitches may be made up of horses owned by one or more exhibitors. 10.
Hitches are judged for performance, driving and conformation as noted in individual class description. 11. Definitions: Performance: The animal(s) way of going: their manner of prompt springy and snappy actions; the individual and collective responses of the animal(s) to the driver’s verbal and manual signals.
The overall performance of the animals. Driving: Ability of driver; the ease with which he puts the animals through their paces and their response.
The working relationship between the driver and animals. Conformation: The overall appearance of the hitch; matching of the animals in size, color and markings.
Animals should be compact and stylish, standing squarely, being well muscled with clean bone and joints. 12. Junior Driving Eligibility: a. Drivers 18 years old and under Class 79. b. One adult must accompany the driver c. Junior drivers are not eligible for any other driving class d. Horses may be entered in other classes. e. Class is judged on driving ability only. 1. Proper commands 2. Ability to change gaits 3. Maneuver smoothly 4. Continuity 13. Ride-A-Draft Class: Horses and riders should be dressed in suitable Western or English attire. All riders must wear a western hat, tam or helmet.
Riders will be asked to walk, trot or jog in either direction of the ring and to back. Class to be judged on ability of horse and rider in their chosen discipline. 14.
Pleasure Driving shall not be shown in patent leather or scotch collars.
To be driven to a suitable pleasure type vehicle.
Horses do not need to be shod with scotch bottom shoes, keg shoes are permissible.
To be judged as a pleasure type horse. PREMIUM LIST IN PREMIUMS & AWARDS $12,155 DRAFT HORSE SHOW Classic Series Six Horse Hitch NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2012 Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Kentucky Official Address: North American International Livestock Exposition P.O.
Box 36367 Louisville, KY 40233-6367 Phone: (502) 367-5300 • Fax: (502) 367-5305 www.livestockexpo.com
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