Congress Stakes Classes
*2-Year-Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Stakes (Non Pro & Ltd)
2-Year-Old Non Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes (Non Pro & Ltd)
*NEW* Southern Belle Breeders 3-Year-Old Open Trail Stakes (Open & Ltd)
*NEW* Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5-Year-Old Open Trail Stakes (Open & Ltd)
Open Working Hunter Classic Stakes
Congress & NSBA Stakes Rules
A. Unless Congress rules differ, classes will be shown under NSBA rules.
B. There will be a prelim and a finals for the Open division, and a separate finals for the Limited division, except for 2 Yr Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, which has two go-rounds. All horses will show in the prelim. The top 15 placings in the prelim will be eligible for the Open finals. All Limited riders standing in the arena when the finalists in the prelim are named will be eligible for the Limited finals, regardless of whether they are named one of the 15 finalists to the Open division. Placings in the finals only will determine the winners.
C. In Non Pro classes, the horse being shown must be exhibited by a Non Pro [i.e. Amateur, Level 1 Amateur, Select Amateur, Level 1 Select Amateur, Youth or Level 1 Youth], and ownership of the horse must follow NSBA rules.
D. 60% of the purse will be paid in the Open division finals and 40% of the purse will be paid in the Limited division finals (in classes that have Limited divisions). NSBA pay-back schedule will be used.
E. Prize money checks will be awarded and mailed to the owner, after all drug testing results have been received.
F. All horses making the finals may have their markings verified against registration papers.
G. Rider changes must be made no later than 2:00 pm the day before the prelim. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to report rider changes. Please see page 54 for this complete policy.
H. NSBA membership is mandatory for owner and exhibitor.
I. Congress Futurity and Stakes Classes are open to the following breeds AQHA, APHA, ApHC, ABRA, IBHA, PHBA and Jockey Club, except in the Congress Barrel Racing Sweepstakes and the Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes. These classes are open to all.
J. All futurity and stakes entries will require a Certificate of Eligibility. Horse holding a current BCF or SIF certificate will satisfy this requirement. For more information please contact the NSBA office.
K. All horses that are entered in a Congress futurity or stakes class will be required to pay a $7.50 NSBA Drug Fee per horse.
Conditions for Southern Belle Breeder’s Stakes Classes
A. All horses must enter the corresponding NSBA stakes class to be eligible. Only offspring of stallions SOLD in the Southern Belle Breeder’s Stallion Service Auction are eligible. For a current list of stallions, visit http://www.quarterhorsecongress.com/2017-stallions.
B. 60% of the purse will be paid in the Open division finals and 40% of the purse will be paid in the Limited division finals.
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