ELIGIBILITY Horses or mules, whether pure bred or grade, regardless of where owned, are entitled to enter. A stone boat to be loaded with cement blocks which have been accurately weighed will be used. CONDITIONS Class A — Teams 3300 pounds and under. Class B — Teams over 3300 pounds. (NO HORSES UNDER 3300 TO PULL IN CLASS B) One Driver and One Hitch Person admitted free at the gate for Horse Pull. Team must be entered at the grandstand stage by 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 4, 2010. Teams must be weighed at fairground between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m.
With halter and lead strap and weight slip must accompany entry.
Owners must furnish their own feed. A $10.00 entry fee will be charged each entry. ORDER of CONTEST Class A and B will start at 9:00 A.M. The first test will be with such a load as any good pulling team in the class may be expected to move.
The load, after the initial load, may be increased, as the committee may require. 1.
Draft horses: The distance for each pull shall be 27 feet, but a distance of less than 27 feet will be used to determine the winner or placement at the end of contest.
The second best distance will break ties. 2.
The distance between the side boundaries for draft horses shall be at least 15 feet.
Teams must stay within the side boundaries while pulling.
If a horse touches the rope regardless, it nullifies the pull unless the back judge whistle blows for full distance or toppage of sled prior to rope being touched. 3.
All teams must take a first pull.
Each team shall take first and second while hitched to the sled.
Drivers may pass their second pull.
A third pull may be taken after all teams have had their first and second pull.
You must take a first pull, with second pull optional to be eligible for third pull. 4.
Drivers shall have three tries to get hitched (first and second pull attempts).
If he misses all three, the team shall be placed in the contest at this time, with distance of the best pull prior to this attempt.
If team is deemed unmanageable by the judges, then team shall be disqualified, placed last, and no monies or other awards shall be given. 5.
You will have three minutes to get hooked to the sled and make your first pull.
The time starts when the announcer calls your name.
You shall have two minutes between your first and second pulls.
On a third pull you shall have three minutes, from the time the announcer calls your name, to get hitched.
Failure to do so will place you in the contest with the best distance of your previous pull.
If the team is deemed unmanageable by the judges, then the team shall be disqualified, placed last, and no monies or other awards shall be given. 6.
The first and second pull shall be in the direction indicated by the judges.
A third pull may be taken in either direction providing enough room remains on the track.
If a team is hooked to the sled and keeps bumping it, they may have to go the same direction even if they pass the turn around point. 7.
Any forward movement of the load after the driver gives the command to go shall be counted as a pull.
Judges may require the teamster to straighten the sled.
Judges shall determine if a break allows a new pull.
If the horse(s) get tangled and need to be headed, they must unhook and leave the sled and then hook back on for the same pull.
Teamsters must have the judges approval to unhook. 8.
A whistle or signal shall be given when the team has made the distance or committed an error nullifying distance.
The driver must stop the team immediately after the signal. 9.
Draft horses: No heading is allowed any time a horse is inside a rope.
No touching, petting, or speaking to horses by helpers at any time.
No touching or petting of horses by driver.
Any violation of the above will result in loss of that pull.
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