NOTICE: The 2020 Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo and Celebration has been postponed to Labor Day weekend. We have NOT been canceled! Exact times and dates are not available at this time, but we will announce as soon as possible. Please be patient as we work through this, and work with Gunnison County and the State of Colorado to provide the best Rodeo possible. We are dedicated to continuing our 120 year history and look forward to seeing our contestants and fans as soon as safely possible.
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Cattlemen’s Days Horse Show 2020
July 5th, 8:00 AM
Online Entry Form (Online entries are closed)
Horse Show Entry Form (PDF) Form will be posted late spring, 2020
Information – Regulations – Class Schedule (PDF) Form will be posted late spring, 2020
ENTRY FEES: $5.00 per class (Age 8 & under are $ 2.00 per class)
ENTRY FORMS: There are three ways to send in entry forms.
- Online (online entries closed on Date to be Determined at 5 pm)
Fill out and submit the online entry form. Payment will be made on the morning of the show.
Send in form with payment to:
151 Ute Lane
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
Download and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment will be made on the morning of the show.
FACILITY FEE: $5.00 per contestant
SCRATCHING OUT OF CLASSES AND REFUNDS: You may scratch out of any or all classes before 8:00 am the day of the show and receive a refund. You may also receive a refund with a vet note at any time.
PAYMENT: You may pay and pick up your back numbers on the morning of the show. The horse show secretaries will be at the announcer’s booth at 6:00 am.
- Date TBD, by 5:00 pm – NO LATE FEES
- Date TBD, by 5:00 pm
- Entry Fee = $10 per class
- 8 & UNDER = $4 per class
- Date TBD, by 5:00 pm
- Entry Fee = $15 per class
- 8 & UNDER = $6 per class
- ENTRIES RECEIVED THE MORNING OF THE SHOW
- Entry Fee = $15 per class PLUS A $20 FLAT LATE FEE
- 8 & UNDER = $6 per class PLUS A $20 FLAT LATE FEE
LEADLINE: Allowed only in classes 9, 15, & 25. Leadline must be separately attached to halter or bridle. Attached bridle reins do not constitute a leadline. *Leadline classes do not count towards high point.
STALLS: Are available 1st come 1st serve. We encourage you to please clean-up your stalls.
STALLIONS: Will not be shown by contestants under 16.
DRESS CODE: Showmanship classes for Quarterhorse, Paint, and Appaloosa type horses per AQHA rule #471(d)(1). For Arabian and Saddlebred type horses per AHSA rule 1699E(c)(3). For all other classes per AQHA rule 445.
HATS: Loss of your hat at any time during the class or between the start and finish lines will result in disqualification.
AGE GROUPS: 8 & under, 9-13, 14-17, 18-25, and 26 & older as of January 1, 2020. Switching age groups will not be allowed.
OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARD/ RESERVE HIGH POINT: Will be given in each age group based on the contestant. Any number of horses may be shown by each contestant. All classes with age groups, including showmanship, will count toward high point awards. *ONLY ONE OF THE TRAIL CLASSES WILL COUNT TOWARDS THE OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARD.
High Point is calculated by a point system:
1st = 4 points
2nd =3 points
3rd = 2 points
4th = 1 point
In the event of a tie, the showmanship class will be used to break the tie (the contestant scoring the highest in the showmanship class).
NEWLY ADDED HIGH POINT AWARDS
SPEED EVENTS HIGH POINT AWARD – Will be given in each age group. The same scoring system will be used as in the overall high point.
ENGLISH DIVISION HIGH POINT AWARD – Classes 17-24 will count towards this award and will be given in 2 age groups 17 & under and 18 & older. The same scoring system will be used as in the overall high point.
WESTERN DIVISION HIGH POINT AWARD – Classes 31-39 will count towards this award and will be given in in 2 age groups 17& under and 18 & older. The same scoring system will be used as in the overall high point.
TRAIL HIGH POINT AWARD – The contestant MUST enter BOTH trail classes to be eligible for this award. Awards will be given in each age group. The same scoring system will be used as in the overall high point.
OPEN REINING CLASSES: Contestant off pattern will be asked to leave the arena.
OPEN CLASSES & HALTER CLASSES: These classes do not count toward high point awards.
CASH PRIZES: 8 & under: 1st $5.00, 2nd $3.00, 3rd $2.00. 9 & over classes and open classes: 1st $10.00, 2nd $7.00, 3rd $5.00.
AWARDS are given to Grand Champion in Halter Classes.
Any other questions or concerns, please contact:
Commitee Chair – Ivy McNulty – 970-275-0043
Secretary – Michelle Zadra – 970-596-3308
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