Please mail your entries to Janie Hamilton:
839 Ferry Road, Hixson, TN 37343
by September 30th , 2017

ENTRIES:

An Open Check is acceptable for entries only.  All stall fees must be paid in full by the closing date of September 30, 2017 (closing date).  The word “entry” will not be accepted. Each entry blank must be filled in completely and properly signed before numbers will be issued.

Show Committee reserves the right to refuse any/all entries, return any money paid for all or entry fees without explanation or recourse to the show for liability of compensation.

PAYMENT:

Stalls are $85.00 each. No entries will be accepted and stalls cannot be reserved unless accompanied by payment in full for stalls.

Open checks will be accepted for processing ENTRIES ONLY. All Accounts MUST be settled by Saturday, October 14, 2017.

REFUNDS:

Entry fee refunds requested prior to the entry closing date (September 30th) will be made in full less the non-refundable office fee (per horse) of $10.00. After the closing date, entry fees will be refunded only with a veterinarian’s certificate.

STALL FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE AFTER THE CLOSING DATE.

POST ENTRIES:

Entries postmarked after September 30th, except those for stake and championship classes, will be considered post-entries and will be charged $25.00 per horse in addition to the regular entry fee. Post entries will also be accepted during regular office hours.

SCRATCHES:

Must be made in the show office by 9:00 A.M. for  morning performances and during regular office horses for evening performances.

HORSE SHOW OFFICE:

Tuesday–Office will be open from 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday–Office will be open at 9:00 A.M.

Office Hours will be posted for the remainder of the show.

STABLING:

Stalls will be available from Monday, October 9 through Sunday, October 15 @ $85 per stall and does not include first bedding. STALL WILL NOT BE RESERVED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENT OF STALL FEES.  An additional $10/day per stall will be charged for horses arriving prior to Monday, October 9, 2017 (payable to Morgan County Celebration Arena).

PORCHES:

A limited number of front porches are available for $30 per porch.

GROUNDS FEE:

A grounds fee of $20 per day per animal will be assessed for all animals not paying a stall fee.

DAMAGES:

All owners and exhibitors will be held responsible for any damage incurred by them or their agents to barns or other properties on the show grounds and will be charged accordingly.

WARM-UP AND SHOW RING PROCEDURE:

The gate to the show ring will be closed two minutes after the first horse enters the ring. Any exhibitor not in the ring by that time will not be admitted. Please cooperate by being on time. Rider conflicts shall be worked out with the Paddock Master. Due to unforeseen problems with any mechanical device, the PA system and paddock calls over that system must be considered a courtesy. Therefore, no protest will be upheld, nor will any section be changed, on the basis of PA malfunction.

Exhibitor and trainers are cautioned as to their conduct in and around the show and warm-up rings, especially in respect to schooling of horses. Items such as Chains, Tape Measures, Blow Horns, Split Bamboo Poles, or Whips Longer than 6 Feet that would alter or disturb the performance of a horse are prohibited.

DISCIPLINE:

Exhibitors are notified that any act of discourtesy or disobedience to the judges or officials on the part of the owner, manager, rider, driver or attendant shall be grounds to disqualify the horse. The owner shall forfeit his entry fee and other fees. In the case of any horse being disqualified, the winner of the next succeeding prize in that class shall take the prize that has been awarded to such disqualified horse.

SHOW COMMITTEE:

Should any questions arise that are not provided for in the foregoing rules, the same shall be referred to the show committee whose decision will be final. The show manager/committee will act as steward when any rule needs to be reviewed for clarification. In the event of a protest, the fee is $100.00 payable to the Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show.

CLASSES:

The show committee reserves the right to limit entries, change, cancel, limit, or combine classes at its discretion to compensate for excessive or inadequate entries, without claim for damages. Ten and under classes will split at 12. Driving classes will split at 15, and all other classes will split at 20.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

The following descriptions are used for this horse show. Stake classes: Only opportunity to show in a particular division, no championship is offered (primarily young horse classes). Championship: Final competition for a particular division that requires a qualifier (will not be stripped). Grand Championship: Final competition for a particular division (will not be stripped).

SHOW RING:

No person will be allowed in the show ring during the time of judging except the exhibitor and those having official or requested duties to perform. No horse will be allowed in the show ring except at such hours as posted at the show office or announced on the PA system by the Celebration Arena Management.

LIABILITY:

The show committee, Celebration Arena, Morgan County Junior League, and/or any sponsor shall not be responsible for any accident that may occur to any owner, driver, rider, trainer, attendant, spectator, animal, and/or equipment at the show.

WARNING: UNDER ALABAMA LAW AN EQUINE SPONSOR OR EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO, OR THE DEATH OF, A PARTICIPANT IN AN EQUINE ACTIVITY RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISK OF EQUINE ACTIVITY. RESULT OF THE EQUINE DEATH PROTECTION ACT.

PROPER ATTIRE:

All riders, drivers, and attendants must be neatly and appropriately dressed when entering the ring.

PETS:

Pets must remain on a leash at all times and are the owner’s responsibility.

NEGATIVE COGGINS:

A valid negative Coggins test within one year of show must accompany each horse and be available for inspection by Alabama inspectors at the show grounds.

PRIZE MONIES:

Premiums will be paid by check and mailed to the address of record by December 1.  Any checks not cashed by the last day of January, 2018 will be forfeited to the show.

PARKING:

All trucks, vans, trailers, and RVs after unloading must park in the designated parking areas.

CAMPERS:

Camper hookups are available from The Morgan County Celebration Arena with payment to the facility upon arrival at the arena.

RETURNED CHECKS:

All checks returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $50 handling fee. No one will be allowed to enter if they have a bad check, handling fee or unpaid account.

CHALLENGE AND MEMORIAL TROPHIES:

The trophies will be presented to the winners of specific classes but will remain with The Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show.

BEDDING:

Bedding will be available through the offices of the Morgan County Celebration Arena with payment to Celebration Arena @ $7 per bag.  Bedding fees must not be included with stalls and entry fees.  Morgan County Celebration Arena is responsible for taking shaving orders and collecting payment for shavings.

Stable not purchasing shavings from Morgan County Celebration Arena may be charged an additional fee.

For all bedding orders call (256) 584-6725.

FEED & HAY:

Feed and hay are not available on the show grounds. Local vendors will supply product lines & address/maps will be in the horse show office if needed.

Veterinarian Services

Dr. Michael Penney, DVM

256-773-8191 – Hartselle, AL

Dr. John Edwards, DVM

256-640-5993 – Union Grove, AL

Osborne Animal Clinic – Steve Osborne, DVM

256-353-4339 – Decatur, AL