Limited Breeders Guidelines and Rules

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* Limited Breeders Guidelines and Rules

Limited Breeders Guidelines and Rules

DR. RICK LUFT LIMITED BREEDERS STAKE OF WISCONSIN

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In 1985 an innovative idea promoting the American Saddlebred was developed and presented by the Wisconsin Futurity. A unique competition was created where only one weanling sired by each qualified “Limited Breeder’s Stallions” is eligible to compete.

  1. Source of Funds

    1. The stallion services donated by stallion owners are auctioned off, starting with one-half the current stallion service fee or a minimum of $500.00 bid. Advance phone bids will be accepted. All stallion services must be paid at the auction. A NSF FEE of $100.00 will be charged to the stallion service buyer. The buyer will have 5 business days to settle the account from the time the buyer is notified of the nonpayment due to the bad check. Payment of Open Futurity stallion nomination of $75.00 will be added when purchasing stallion service.
    2. Neither the Wisconsin Futurity nor its board of directors will intervene between the purchaser of the stallion service and the stallion owner. All contracts, arrangements and negotiations that may arise in the service of any mare designated for the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stakes will be strictly between the mare owner and stallion owner.
    3. A refund, the amount paid for the purchased stallion service will be made if the stallion dies before the designated mare has been bred.
  2. Prize Money

      1. The Wisconsin Futurity will retain 10 percent of the auction proceeds plus the cost of credit card processing. Interest accumulated from the date of the auction until distribution, following the competition, will become part of the purse. Prize money will be mailed November 1 of competition year.
      2. Prize money will be paid as follows: If the purse totals $60,000 or less, the prize money will be paid to eight places. If the purse exceeds $60,000, the prize money will be paid to ten places. Owner of the weanling at the time of show entry deadline receives 75% of the purse and the stallion donor 25% of the purse.
    PAYOUT $60,000 OR LESS PAYOUT EXCEEDS $60,000
    1st Place 32% 1st Place 30%
    2nd Place 20% 2nd Place 20%
    3rd Place 15% 3rd Place 15%
    4th Place 10% 4th Place 10%
    5th Place 8% 5th Place 8%
    6th Place 6% 6th Place 6%
    7th Place 5% 7th Place 4%
    8th Place 4% 8th Place 3%
    9th Place 2%
    10th Place 2%
  3. Mare Designation

    1. A mare designation form containing the registered name and number of the designated mare must be received by the Wisconsin Futurity by December 31st of the year the mare was bred to be eligible for the competition. The mare designation form will be mailed to the stallion service buyer in early December of year purchased
    2. The rights of a designated mare’s foal cannot be postponed to the following year.
  4. Requirements for Weaning Eligibility

    1. The owner of a weanling showing in the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stake must be a current member of the Wisconsin Futurity. Annual membership dues are $25.00.
    2. The sire, dam and weanling must be nominated with the American Saddlebred Horse Breeders Futurity of Wisconsin with all fees paid, on or before the nomination closing date, and must be registered with the American Saddlebred Registry
    3. All weanlings showing in the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stake will be subject to drug and DNA testing by the Wisconsin Futurity immediately following the competition.
  5. Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show Class

    A separate entry form must be completed and mailed to the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Festival Show Secretary to enter the Limited Breeder’s Weanling Stake. No entry fee, but stall fee, office fee, etc. must be paid in full prior to the competition. Each weanling must be assigned a registration number by the American Saddlebred Registry in order to show.

    Rules for Showing the Limited Breeder’s Weanling:

    1. The class will be divided into sections and called by section and number. Each weanling must be presented as assigned or forfeit right to show.

    2. It is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor to obtain the correct order of go.

    3. Showing procedure for In-Hand: entries will enter the ring one at a time showing at a trot, be lead down the right hand rail to the other end of the ring, return to the judges at a trot, and then be judged on conformation. On the return lead, entries are permitted to trot past the judges to the end of the ring, if so desired, and then return to the judges. Entry will then be lead to the opposite rail at a walk, out of the way of subsequent entries. Entries are not to be judged lunging.

    4. Ten (10) weanlings will be selected for final evaluation if paying to eight places. Twelve (12) weanlings will be selected to return if paying to ten places. The ring announcer will then read the back numbers for the selected weanlings in numerical order after which a five-minute break will begin. The order of go will be determined and posted at the in-gate area as well as announced during the break.

    5. When the class resumes, the weanlings will enter one at a time in the order of go, showing at a trot, be lead down the right hand rail to the other end of the ring, return to the judges at a trot, and then be judged on conformation. On the return lead, entries are permitted to trot past the judges to the end of the ring, if so desired, and then return to the judges. Entry will then be lead to the opposite rail at a walk, out of the way of subsequent entries. Entries are not to be judged lunging.

    6. The class will then be tied by the judge(s) with 50% of the placement to be determined from the first showing added to 50% of a determination made from the second showing.

    7. All weanlings from the final evaluation will report to the designated holding area upon exit from the ring for required testing and remain there until excused. Any entry failing to do so will forfeit any and all prizes from the class.