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Department 1 - Draft Animals

Superintendents: Ernie Alwine (242-8450) and Jake Hall

Committee: Kenneth Zimmerman, Laura Wallace, Jordyn Alwine and Tammy Furry

Judge: Wyatt Carbaugh

SHOW SCHEDULE
Sunday: 12 pm - Draft Horse Riding Classes; 11 am - Draft Horse opening Ceremonies and Crowning of Youth Draft Horse Representative; 1 pm - Draft Horse Costume Classes; 2 pm - Obstacle Course - Heavy Draft, Light Draft Horse (Ring 1); Draft Pony divisions (Ring 2)
Monday: 10 am - Mule & Donkey Halter, Heavy Draft Horse Halter, Draft Horse Hitching, and Draft Pony Halter
Tuesday: 10 am - Light Draft Horse Halter, Draft Pony Halter, Light Draft Horse Hitching, Draft Pony Hitching & Mule & Donkey Hitching
Thursday: 10 am - Draft Animal Activities, Heavy Draft, Light Draft (Ring 1); Draft Pony divisions (Ring 2)

Draft Horse Guidelines:
A horse or similar equine such as donkey, mule, pony, burro of any size or type used for pulling heavy loads, doing farm work or logging. This show consists of 4 divisions:
1. Heavy Draft Horse - Belgians, Percherons, Clydesdales, Shires, Suffolk or animal weighing over 1300 lbs.
2. Light draft Horse - Morgans, Fresians, Halflingers or Draft crosses weighing under 1300 lbs.
3. Draft Pony - Pony or mini under 48 inches.
4. Mule and Donkey - mule, donkey or burro of any size.
Eligibility Rules:
1. Arrive Sunday by 10 am and leave no earlier than 2 pm Saturday.
2. Exhibitors must show animals entered unless exempt or dismissed by superintendent.
3. All person will abide by fair rules and health requirements and protect the public from any unruly animals (biters, kickers, etc.) The superintendent will have full authority to remove any animal as needed for any reason.
4. NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST, RABIES VACCINE, AND CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION ARE MANDATORY. Copies of tests must be attached to the stall where the animal is kept. See Equine Animal Health Rules for more specifics.
5. Exhibitors will take prudent care when moving animals from one place to another within the fairgrounds, making all necessary precautions to protect the public.
6. 4-H exhibitors showing in the Draft Show should be stalled in the 4-H barns, if possible.
7. No mare and foal will be separated regardless of class shown in, unless so desired by owner.
8. Each exhibitor must have a separate number.
9. Youth classes will be divided into Youth ages 12 years and under and Youth ages 13 to 18 years. Age determined as of January 1st of this year.
10. All youth 18 years and younger in hitch classes must be accompanied by an adult driver 19 years or older.
11. Classes may be split by judge if needed
12. Safety helmets are suggested but not mandatory.
13. There cannot be leaders handling animals in a hitch class.
14. A brood mare must have had a foal before July 1 of this year.
15. If entered in a brood mare class, the animal is not eligible for other mare classes.
16. Peewee and Novice is anyone not comfortable driving alone.
17. All animals excluding ponies and foals WILL BE tied in stalls between 9 am and 9 pm.
18. No stallion over 1 year old will be handled anywhere on the fairgrounds by anyone 18 years or younger.
19. Anyone showing a gross lack of horsemanship skills may be removed from the show and/or barn.
20. All exhibitors should dress for the halter and hitch classes in a manner that represents the Bedford County Draft Animal Club in a positive display.
21. Draft animals may only be exercised on the upper road leading to the midway's extra parking field until 2 pm daily.
22. Each animal 3yrs and over must show in a driving class to participate in a halter class. Stallions are excluded from this rule.
23. Animals may not be kept in trailers during week of Fair, they must be in a stall.
24. One (1) entry per person for Activities Days.

Please note difference in entry process. New sections!
For example - Costume Class. group. any age - entered as "Dept. 1, Section 60, Class 5"; Heavy Halter Mare entered as "Dept 1, Section 11, Class 1"

Section 60

11 a.m - OPENING CEREMONIES AND CROWING OF YOUTH DRAFT HORSE REPRESENTATIVE

Section 60 - Riding Classes
- Sunday - 12:00 a.m.
Section 60 - Costume Class - Sunday - 1:00 p.m.
Special Rules:
1. Costume class is open to all horses. Two section rule does not apply.
2. An adult must accompany exhibitors in Class 3.
3. All entries will receive an participation ribbon and prize.

Classes - Riding and Costume Class

Riding

CLASS...Ribbons Only
1 Draft Horse Riding - Adults
2 Draft Horse Riding - Youth (ages 18 years and under) The animal must be shown in a driving class to be shown in the riding class.
Youth Riding Champion: (1st place winner from class 2) - Plaque and Rosette
Reserve Champion: (2nd place winner from class 2) - Rosette

Costume

CLASS...Ribbons Only
3 One Exhibitor - 8 years & under
4 One Exhibitor - 9 years & older
5 Group - Any age
Champion Class (1st place winners from classes 3,4 & 5)
Champion Costume Class - Plaque & Rosette
Reserve Champion - Rosette

Section 30

Obstacle Course - Heavy Draft Horse and Light Draft Horse - Sunday - 2 p.m.
Special Rules:
1. One vehicle will be supplied.
2, For any obstacle not tried, a two minute penalty will be given.
3. For each penalty, except for 2 above, 15 seconds will be given.
4. No more than one driver per animal per class.

Classes - Heavy/Light Draft Obstacle Course

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Multiple Hitch - Any size (3 or more)
2 Team Heavy Draft Men
3 Team Heavy Draft Ladies
4 Team Heavy Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
5 Team Heavy Draft Youth (12 years & under)
6 Team Light Draft Men
7 Team Light Draft Ladies
8 Team Light Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
9 Team Light Draft Youth (12 years & under)
10 Single Heavy Draft Men
11 Single Heavy Draft Ladies
12 Single Heavy Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
13 Single Heavy Draft Youth (12 years & under)
14 Single Light Draft Men
15 Single Light Draft Ladies
16 Single Light Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
17 Single Light Draft Youth (12 years & under)
18 Senior Class

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Heavy Draft Horse Obstacle Adult (best time from classes 2, 3, 10, & 11)
Champion Heavy Draft Horse Obstacle Youth (best time from classes 4, 5, 12 & 13)
Champion Light Draft Horse Obstacle Adult (best time from classes 6, 7, 14, & 15)
Champion Light Draft Horse Obstacle Youth (best time from classes 8, 9, 16 & 17)

Section 32

Obstacle Course - Draft Pony - Sunday - 2 p.m. - Ring 2 (Peewee classes may have helpers.)

Classes - Draft Pony Obstacle Course

1 Single Pony Ladies
2 Single Pony Men
3 Single Pony Youth (13-18 years)
4 Single Pony Youth (12 years & under)
5 Single Pony Peewee - Ribbons only
6 Team Pony Ladies
7 Team Pony Men
8 Team Pony Youth (13-18 years)
9 Team Pony Youth (12 years & under)
10 Team Pony Peewee - Ribbons only
11 Senior Class
12 Barrel Cart (Trot Only)
CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Single Draft Pony Obstacle Adult (best time from classes 1 & 2)
Champion Single Draft Pony Obstacle Youth (best time from classes 3 & 4)
Champion Team Draft Pony Obstacle Adult (best time from classes 6 & 7)
Champion Team Draft Pony Obstacle Youth (best time from classes 8 & 9)

Section 11

Heavy Draft Horse Halter Division - Monday - 10:00 a.m.

Classes - Heavy Draft Horse Halter Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Mare (3-7 years)
2 Mare (8 years & older)
3 Broodmare (must have a foal this year)
4 Gelding (3-7 years)
5 Gelding (8 years & older)
6 Heavy Horse Halter Stallion (3 years & older)
7 Yearling ( 1-2 years)
8 Foal (under 1 year)
9 Mare and Foal (foal under 1 year)
10 Get of Sire ( 2 offspring, same sire)
11 Produce of Dam (2 offspring, same dam)
Championship Mare Class
Champion Gelding Class
Champion Stallion Class
Supreme Champion Class

30 Youth Showmanship (13 to 18 years)
31
Youth Showmanship (12 years & under)
Champion Youth Showmanship Class

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Mare (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 1,2, & 3 and highest placing filly of classes 7& 8)
Champion Gelding (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 4 & 5 and highest placing gelding of classes 7& 8)
Champion Stallion (1st & 2nd place winner of class 6 and highest placing stallion of classes 7& 8)
Supreme Champion Heavy Draft Horse (1st place winner of Champion Mare, Champion Gelding & Champion Stallion) Rosette
Champion and Reserve Champion Draft Horse Youth Showmanship (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 12 & 13)

Section 12

Draft Pony Halter Division - Monday following Draft Horse Halter Division

Classes - Draft Pony Halter Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
2 Mare - 3-7 years
3 Mare - 8 years & over
4 Broodmare (must have a foal this year)
5 Gelding - 3-7 years
6 Gelding - 8 years & over
7 Stallion - 3 years & over
8 Yearling - 1-2 years
9 Foal - under 1 year
10 Mare & Foal (foal less than 1 year)
11 Get of Sire (2 offspring, same sire)
12 Produce of Dam (2 offspring, same dam)
Champion Mare Class
Champion Gelding Class
Champion Stallion Class
Supreme Champion Class
21 Youth Showmanship - (13 - 18 years)
22 Youth Showmanship - (12 years & under)
Champion Youth Showmanship Class

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Mare (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 1, 2, 3, and highest placing filly of classes 7 & 8)
Champion Gelding (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 4, 5, and highest placing gelding of classes 7 & 8)
Champion Stallion (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 6, and highest placing stallion of classes 7 & 8)
Supreme Champion Draft Pony (1st place winners of Champion Mare, Champion Gelding & Champion Stallion) - Rosette
Champion and Reserve Champion Draft Pony Youth Showmanship (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 12 & 13)

Section 13

Mule & Donkey Halter Division - Monday following Draft Pony Halter Division

Classes - Mule & Donkey Halter Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Molly or Jenny (any age mare)
2 Mule or Donkey Gelding (any age)
3 Jack (any age)
4 Mule or Donkey foal (under 1 year)
5 Youth Showmanship (13-18 years)
6 Youth Showmanship (12 years & under)
Champion Class
Champion Youth Showmanship Class

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion and Reserve Champion Mule & Donkey (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 1, 2, 3 & 4
Champion and Reserve Champion Mule & Donkey Youth Showmanship (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 5 & 6)

Section 21

Heavy Draft Horse Hitch Division - Monday following Halter Mule & Donkey Division

Classes - Heavy Draft Horse Hitch Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Multiple hitch (3 or more horses)
2 Hitch Team - Men
3 Hitch Team - Ladies
4 Farm Team - Men
5 Farm Team - Ladies
6 Team - Youth 13-18 years
7 Team - Youth 12 years & under
8 Single - Men
9 Single - Ladies
10 Single Senior Adults 65+ (Ribbons Only)
11 Single - Youth 13 to 18 years
12 Single - Youth 12 years & under
13 Single & Team Farm Equipment - (Ribbons Only)

Section 22

Mule and Donkey Hitch Division - Tuesday

Classes - Mule and Donkey Hitch Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Novice Class - Ribbons
2 Team Men
3 Team Ladies
4 Team Youth (13 to 18 years)
5 Team Youth (12 years & under)
6 Single Men
7 Single Ladies
8 Single Youth (13 to 18 years)
9 Single Youth (12 years & under)

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Mule & Donkey Hitch Adult (1st place winners of classes 2, 3, 6, & 7)
Champion Mule & Donkey Hitch Youth (1st place winners of classes 4, 5, 8 & 9)

Section 14

Light Draft Horse Halter Division - Tuesday - 10:00 a.m.

Classes - Light Draft Horse Halter Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Mare - 3-7 years
2 Mare - 8 years & over
3 Broodmare (must have a foal this year)
4 Gelding - 3-7 years
5 Gelding - 8 years & over
6 Stallion - 2 years & over
7 Yearling - 1-2 years
8 Foal - under 1 year
9 Mare & Foal (foal less than 1 year)
10 Get of Sire (2 offspring, same sire)
11 Produce of Dam (2 offspring, same dam)
Champion Mare Class
Champion Gelding Class
Champion Stallion Class
Supreme Champion Class
16 Youth Showmanship - (13 - 18 years)
17 Youth Showmanship - (12 years & under)
Champion Youth Showmanship Class

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Mare (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 1, 2, 3, and highest placing filly of classes 7 & 8)
Champion Gelding (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 4, 5, and highest placing gelding of classes 7 & 8)
Champion Stallion (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 6, and highest placing stallion of classes 7 & 8)
Supreme Champion Light Draft Horse (1st place winners of Champion Mare, Champion Gelding & Champion Stallion) - Rosette
Champion and Reserve Champion Light Draft Horse Youth Showmanship (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 12 & 13)

Section 23

Draft Pony Hitching Division - Tuesday following Light Draft Horse Halter Division

Classes - Draft Pony Hitching Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Single Ladies
2 Single Men
3 Single Youth (13 to 18 years)
4 Single - Youth 12 years & under
5 Pee Wee - Ribbons
Champion Adult Single Hitch (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 1 & 2)
Champion Youth Single Hitch (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 3 & 4)
8 Team Ladies
9 Team Men
10 Team Youth (13 - 18 years)
11 Single Youth (12 years & under)
Champion Adult Team Hitch (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 6 & 7)
Champion Youth Team Hitch (1st & 2nd place winners of classes 8 & 9)

14 Single and Team Farm Equipment - Adult
15 Single and Team Farm Equipment - Youth

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette

Section 24

Light Draft Horse Hitching Division - Tuesday following Draft Pony Hitching Division and Lunch Break

Classes - Light Draft Horse Hitching Division

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Multiple Hitch - Adult
2 Multiple Hitch - Youth
3 Novice Class - Ribbons
4 Team Men
5 Team Ladies
6 Team Youth (13 - 18 years)
7 Team Youth (12 years & under)
8 Single Men
9 Single Ladies
10 Single Youth (13 - 18 years)
11 Single Youth (12 years & under)
12 Single and Team Farm Equipment - Adult
13 Single and Team Farm Equipment - Youth

Section 40

Draft Animal Farm Activities - Heavy Mules in Heavy Draft classes - Light & Mini Mules in Light Draft & Draft Pony classes
Farm Activities Rules:
1. Animals must compete in same weight division they competed in during hitching and halter classes.2. No more than 1 driver per animal per class.
3. Senior classes for drivers 60 years and older.

Classes - Draft Animal Farm Activities

CLASS...$14 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Team Heavy Draft Men
2 Team Heavy Draft Ladies
3 Team Heavy Draft Seniors
4 Team Heavy Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
5 Team Heavy Draft Youth (12 years & under)
6 Single Heavy Draft Men
7 Single Heavy Draft Ladies
8 Single Heavy Draft Seniors
9 Single Heavy Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
10 Single Heavy Draft Youth (12 years & under)
11 Team Light Draft Men
12 Team Light Draft Ladies
13 Team Light Draft Seniors
14 Team Light Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
15 Team Light Draft Youth (12 years & under)
16 Single Light Draft Men
17 Team Light Draft Ladies
18 Single Light Draft Seniors
19 Single Light Draft Youth (13 - 18 years)
20 Single Light Draft Youth (12 years & under)
21 Multiple Hitch (Ribbons Only)
22 Senior Class

CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Heavy Draft Farm Activities Adult (best time from classes 1, 2, 6, & 7)
Champion Heavy Draft Farm Activities Seniors (best time from classes 3 & 8)
Champion Heavy Draft Farm Activities Youth (best time from classes 4, 5, 9 & 10)
Champion Light Draft Farm Activities Adult (best time from classes 11, 12, 16, & 17)
Champion Light Draft Farm Activities Seniors (best time from classes 13 & 18)
Champion Light Draft Farm Activities Youth (best time from classes 14, 15, 19 & 20)

Section 42

Draft Pony Farm Activities - Ring 2
Ponies MUST have work harness to participate. Peewee classes may have helpers.
Farm Activities Rules:
1. Animals must compete in same weight division they competed in during hitching and halter classes.
2. No more than 1 driver per animal per class.
3. Senior classes for drivers 60 years and older.

Classes - Draft Pony Farm Activities

1 Single Pony - Ladies
2 Single Pony - Men
3 Single Pony - Youth (13 - 18 years)
4 Single Pony - Youth (12 years & under)
5 Single Pony - Peewee - Ribbon only
6 Team Pony - Ladies
7 Team Pony - Men
8 Team Pony - Youth (13 - 18 years)
9 Team Pony - Youth (12 years & under)
10 Team Pony - Peewee - Ribbons only
11 Senior Class
CHAMPION CLASSES:
Adult - Champion & Reserve - Rosettes; Youth - Champion Plaque & Rosette; Reserve Champion - Rosette
Champion Draft Pony Single Adult (best time from classes 1 & 2)
Champion Draft Pony Single Youth (best time from classes 3 & 4)
Champion Draft Pony Team Adult (best time from classes 6 & 7)
Champion Draft Pony Team Youth (best time from classes 8 & 9)

Section 43

Classes - Draft Pony

Classes are Thursday at end of day.
Ribbons only
1 Jumping (This is a jump-off class)

Good Housekeeping Award

DRAFT ANIMAL BARN GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AWARD
Inspection will be made daily and unannounced. Each area will be judged, and scoring is as follows:
40 %- appearance of stalls, decorations including keeping area clean and tidy in front of stalls and middle of barns.
40 % - Cleanliness and care of animals and stalls including bedding, water, and hay available.
20 % - Courtesy to public, information posted on stalls (emergency info, coggins, rabies, etc).
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