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Pole Bending Sweepstakes

Congress Pole Bending Sweepstakes 

Presented By: Universal Media

Open to All Breeds and Ages

$10,000 added | Total Estimated Purse : $27,500

Payment Schedule : Nominate - April 1st - $75

                                   Sustain - June 1st - $125

                                   Final Payment - August 1st - $200

                                   TOTAL : $400

 

Pole Bending Conditions 

1. ELIGIBILITY
Horses of any breed and any age are eligible to compete. 

2. RULES
The sweepstakes classes will be conducted under AQHA rules. Please note that rules will be strictly enforced.

3. GO-ROUNDS AND FINALS
A. There will be two go-rounds and a short go-round. 20 horses and ties will be selected for the short go-round, based on the fastest times run out of both go-rounds combined (not composite times).
B. Monies will be paid to the fastest times in each go-round and the short go-round.
C. The average winner will be based on the fastest composite times from two go-rounds. The fastest timed run in the short go-round added to the fastest timed run out of the first two go-rounds will determine the winner.
D. A horse must have the same rider in the go-rounds and the short go-round. Any change in riders must be made by the show manager, for dire
emergencies only.

4. TIES
In the event of a first place tie in any segment, the winner will be determined by a run-off. Ties for other places will be handled by a coin flip for ribbons and there will be an equal division of tied prize money between tied contestants.

5. DIVISION OF PURSE
20% of the net purse will be paid to each of the go-rounds and the short go-round. 40% will be paid to the average.

6. DIVISION OF PURSE BY PLACE
If 50 entries or more remain eligible, 15 places will be paid as follows: 23%, 14%, 10.5%, 9%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 4%, 3.5%, 3%, 2.5%, 2%, 1.5%, 1%.

7. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HORSES TO BE SHOWN
Congress follows AQHA rules regarding the maximum number of horses that may be shown in individual work classes of barrel racing and pole bending. In an all-age class, a maximum of four (4) horses may be shown.

5. DIVISION OF PURSE
20% of the net purse will be paid to each of the go-rounds and the short go-round. 40% will be paid to the average.

6. DIVISION OF PURSE BY PLACE
If 50 entries or more remain eligible, 15 places will be paid as follows: 23%, 14%, 10.5%, 9%, 8%, 7%, 6%, 5%, 4%, 3.5%, 3%, 2.5%, 2%, 1.5%, 1%.

7. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HORSES TO BE SHOWN
Congress follows AQHA rules regarding the maximum number of horses that may be shown in individual work classes of barrel racing and pole bending. In an all-age class, a maximum of four (4) horses may be shown.

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