WEST TEXAS CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION GENERAL RULES

THE WEST TEXAS FUTURITY 2018 -$175,000 TOTAL ADDED MONEY
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  1. The cutting is to be held August 11 thru August 19, 2018. ONLY ONLINE ETRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  2. The cutting will consist of a Futurity: $46,500 added purse to the Open and $12,500 to the Non-Pro (3 yr old) Ef $800+Cc $800. Note: Gelding Stakes, Limited Open ($200,000) class within class Open & Non-Pro. Ef $300 + Oc $100.

    Derby: $48,000 added purse prorated between Open and Non-Pro (4-year-old). Ef $800+Cc $800. Note: Gelding Stakes, Limited Open ($200,000), 25K NH (total earnings) within Open. Gelding Stakes, Limited Non-Pro ($200,000), 25K NNP (total earnings) within Non-Pro (4-year-old). Ef $300+Oc $100.

    Unlimited Amateur Derby: $5,000 Added purse (4-year-old) Ef$450+Cc $450. Eligibility based on NCHA Unlimited Amateur rules. 50K Amateur Derby Class $5,000 added purse Ef$450 + Cc $450. Senior class within Unlimited Amateur and 50K Amateur. Ef $200+Oc$100.

    Classic/Challenge: $48,000 added purse prorated between Open and Non-Pro (5/6-year olds). Ef $800+Cc $800. Note: Gelding Stakes and Limited Open ($200,000), 25K NH (total earnings) within Open. Gelding Stakes, Limited Non-Pro ($200,000), 25K NNP(total earnings) within Non-Pro (5/6 year old) Ef $300+Oc $100.

    100K Limit 5/6 Open: $10,000 added purse.Ef$600+$Cc$600. One go & finals. Go will run concurrently with 5/6 Open.

    Unlimited Amateur Classic/Challenge: $5,000 added purse (5/6-year-old) Ef $450+Cc $450.
    Eligibility based on NCHA Unlimited Amateur rules. 50K Amateur Classic/Challenge $5,000 added purse Ef $450 + Cc $450. Senior class within Unlimited Amateur and 50K Amateur. Ef $200+Oc$100.

    Classes within classes will be paid on the furthest advancing horses. Senior entries will be limited to any contestant 60 years or older on the beginning day of the West Texas Futurity.
     
  3.  The Futurity open and non-pro will consist of 2 go-rounds and finals. 60% advance to the second go. The open and non-pro Derby and Classis/Challenge will consist of 1 go-round and a final. 25% of the total entries per class will advance to the respective final of the Futurity, Derby and Classis/Challenge, not to exceed a total of twenty-four (24). A contestant may ride unlimited horses in each of these classes.

    Second Chance Class. Ef$400+$100Oc. (Horse did not advance to the second go-round of Open Futurity.) Must enter class before 2nd go-round draws of Futurity. Class will run concurrently with 2nd go-round of Futurity. Horse may not advance to finals. One go-round only. Money paid according to NCHA weekend payout.
     
  4. The Amateur Derby and the Amateur Classic/Challenge will consist of one go-round and a final. 25% of the total entries per class will advance to the respective final, not to exceed a total of twenty-four (24). A contestant may ride unlimited horses in each of these classes.
  5. ANY CLASS WITH LESS THAN 15 ENTRIES WILL HAVE A NON-WORKING FINAL, WITH ALL MONIES PAID BASED ON THE CUMULATIVE SCORES OF THE GO-ROUNDS OF THE CLASS.
  6. All monies will be paid in the finals, with all finalists receiving their entry fee in premium. The top 50% of finalists will receive additional premiums.
  7. A photocopy of the registration is required on all limited age event horses. Unregistered horses must furnish a veterinarian’s statement of age and description of horse to the WTCHA. The WTCHA reserves the right to have a veterinarian examine any horse to determine age and eligibility.
  8. All contestants must be in good standing with the NCHA. All NCHA rules apply when not in direct conflict with rules of the WTCHA.
  9. There will be no refunds for any reason.
  10. A five judge adjusted monitor system will be used in all classes.
  11. All rules are subject to change by action of the West Texas Cutting Horse Association board of directors. All fees shall be made payable to the West Texas Futurity.
  12. All earnings of winners will be withheld until tax numbers or social security numbers are furnished and all fees and charges concerning the cutting are verified as paid. All winnings will be paid to the person who paid the entry fee unless otherwise notified by that individual. All premium checks will be mailed within 7 business days, after all required paperwork is in the WTCHA office.
  13. The WTCHA reserves the right to accept or reject any entry and to disqualify any contestant for actions of misconduct. All decisions of the WTCHA are final. The WTCHA reserves the right to cancel the event or a class without notice any time prior to start of the event or class without liability to them, but in such case, shall return all fees paid by contestants.
  14. In case of ties in any class a work off will be held to determine the champion in the class.
  15. When making entry you have released the West Texas Futurity and the West Texas Cutting Horse Association of any liability for accidents or injury which may occur during the time of the event to entrants, their employees or property.
  16. Entries close August 8, 2018. Only online entries will be accepted. Payment in the form of credit card or check must be received before entries will be accepted in the draw. Credit card payments will have a 3% processing fee added. No exceptions.

    Draws and show results will be posted at www.westtexasfuturity.com.
  17. Substitutions will be allowed if a veterinary certificate is received stating that the entered horse is unable to work. The owner will be allowed to substitute another horse by paying a $100 fee.

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