Bernard & Marion Barton 406-846-2744
Betty McCoy & Nick Shrauger 406-586-5113
Betty Hadley 406-846-2507
Chuck & Dayna Gilman 406-846-2464
Huey Long 406-846-1106
Bob Toole 406-846-1100
Russ Anderson 208-776-5610
Wayne Wareing 208-521-7375
Haley Bazil 208-680-4150
Tracy Jenrich 406-560-1141
Lisa Morgan -406-595-8224
Dave Harper 208-270-4827
Ross Wagner - 406-270-0441
Glen Koldbeck - 406-274-2066
Joe Sarphie - 406-491-1556
Alan Zohner - 208-754-0904
Kevin Foster - 208-760-9695
Brenda Thaxter - 306-293-2785
Send entries to:
BIG SKY DRAFT HORSE EXPO
P.O. Box 23
Deer Lodge, Montana 59722
Web site: www.DraftHorseExpo.com
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 1, 2013
Welcome to the 18th Annual Big Sky Draft Horse Expo
This show is designed to support the draft horse industry and to create a fun, entertaining and educational event in Montana. The classes are arranged to offer the spectators a variety of activities each day and to make the show flow as smoothly as possible for the exhibitors.
The show features draft horse breeds and we welcome mules and light driving horses to enter the open classes.
This is the best draft horse show in Montana. We hope you will be able to attend as an exhibitor or as a spectator.
In addition to the draft horse show, there are a number of things under the grandstand that you will find of interest. The quilt show is a "must see" with everything from antique quilts or lap robes to beautiful quilts using current techniques. Take a few minutes on either Saturday or Sunday to view these wonderful master pieces.
The Montana Academy of Living History offers workshops during the week of September 11 - 15 at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch and Old Montana Prison Museums. Check the Academy of Living History web site for information about classes and registration.
Dry camping is available at the fairgrounds for $10 per night. There are limited electrical hookups available for an additional $5 per night. A list of area motels and campgrounds is listed below. If we can be of further help, please feel free to contact any of the show committee members.
Go to the web site www.drafthorseexpo for more details about the show and www.academyoflivinghistory for workshop information.
Motels & Campgrounds
Travel Lodge1-800-424-6423 or 406-846-2370
Budget Inn 406-846-2810 (budgetinndeerlodge.com)
Best Western Inn 406-846-2590 (westernbigskyinn.com)
Indian Creek RV Campground406-846-3848
KOA Campground 406-846-1629
Riverside Campground (Garrison) 1-800-255-1318 or 406-846-2158
Fairmont Hot Springs (Opportunity) 1-800-332-3272 or 406-797-3241
RULES AND REGULATIONS
ALL ENTRIES AND EXHIBITORS ARE SUBJECT TO THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS
* This is a draft horse show with hitch classes, teamster events and open classes. The hitch classes are open to draft horse breeds including Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons, Shires, Suffolks and Grade horses of these breeds.
* Mules and light breeds of driving horses will be able to enter the open classes including the teamster events (Obstacle Course, Cultivating, and Log Skidding), the Antique/Unique Vehicle Class, Junior Team, Junior Cart, Senior Team, Pleasure Cart Class, Street Class, Gamblers Choice Cart Class, and Feed Team Race and Canadian Maze Jackpots.
* All participants, including the hitch horse and open class horses/mules, may enter the 4-Abreast, 4-Horse Driving Competition, Junior Team and Junior Cart. Senior Drivers who are part of a Level Pay Hitch are not eligible to drive in any other classes if they enter any of the classes underlined above. With the exception of the Junior Classes, no additional premium will be paid to Level Pay Hitch entries.
1. Any person violating these rules and regulations shall be disqualified and forfeit any entry fees or premium that may be awarded. The Show Committee will settle any discrepancies.
2. Exhibitors of animals or other items liable to occasional accidents, injury or damage to persons coming into contact therewith, shall guard their exhibits in such a way as to protect the public. Any horse(s) or mule(s) out of control or seemingly dangerous, may be asked to leave the arena or the grounds and forfeit entry fees/premium money. Any horses involved in an accident at previous shows here or otherwise and deemed unsafe by the committee, may be asked to leave and all premiums may be forfeited. Owner of unsafe animals will be subject to paying for damages caused by the accident.
3. Exhibitors make entry at their own risk and release Big Sky Draft Horse Expo, the show committee and volunteers, Powell County, Powell County Chamber of Commerce, Tri-County Fair Board, and Blue Ribbon Pavilion from all liability of any kind; or loss of property, life, demands, costs, charges and expenses that may be incurred by reason of any accidents, omissions, conducts of fault of any kind. You must have your own insurance to cover any personal loss as a result of any accident, illness or injury and insurance to cover injury caused by you, your animals, crew or equipment. A Proof of Insurance Statement is required to be sent in with your entry form.
4. Montana Law – 2701-727: Equine Activity Liability Limitations. (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), and equine activity sponsor or an equine professional is not liable for injury to or the death of a participant engaged in an equine activity resulting from risks inherent in equine activities. (2) An equine participant shall act in a safe and responsible manner at all times to avoid injury to the participant and others and to be aware of risks inherent in equine activities. (3) Subsection (1) does not apply: (a) if the equine activity sponsor failed to make reasonable and prudent efforts to determine the ability of the participant to safely engage in the equine activity and the participant’s ability to manage the particular equine based on the participant’s representations as to his/her ability; committed an act or omission that constituted willful or wanton disregard for the safety of the participant; or intentionally injured the participant.
5. The Chairperson(s) of the Steering Committee for Big Sky Draft Horse Expo shall have general supervision of the grounds, the entire exhibition as well as control of the show rules and regulations with support of the show committee. Should there be any dispute or misunderstanding which none of the By-laws, Rules and Regulations will govern, the Show Committee, acting as a Protest Committee, shall have the final and absolute right to alter, interpret, apply or change these rules and regulations as may become necessary.
6. Any disputes with showmen, officials or any other individuals will be handled by the Show Committee, without public display. Anyone creating an unfavorable scene may be asked to leave the grounds. Any exhibitor who may desire to enter a protest must enter such protest in writing prior to the close of the show and deposit $20 with the secretary. If the protest is not sustained, the deposit will be forfeited and added to the funds of the Big Sky Draft Horse Expo.
7. Any error in recording premiums caused by oversight shall be subject to correction whenever proof of a mistake is furnished to the Show Committee within one week after the show.
8. Entries for all classes must be received by August 1, 2013. Late entries may be accepted until September 10 if space allows, but after that date, no entries will be accepted. Late entry fee is $10 per class. Proof of Insurance must accompany entry forms.
9. Exhibitors shall keep their animals in tie stalls provided at the fairgrounds. These are $15 per stall (2 horses per stall) per day. All horses/mules must be tied while in the stalls. Bedding will be provided. Hay will be available to purchase with prior notice. You may wish to bring your own partitions. Tack stalls will be $10 each per day and will be available only if there is space. Horses may arrive after 9 a.m. Friday and must be off the grounds by noon on Monday. For early arrival or extended stay please make prior arrangements. Additional fees will be charged if arriving prior to Friday or staying Sunday night or beyond.
10. If the barns are full, no entries will be accepted after the deadline. Entries may be accepted on a first come first serve basis until the spaces are filled. If stall limitations are needed they will be as follows: four stalls per exhibitor with a six-horse hitch entered and one stall per team. If there is space, one tack stall will be allowed. All fees must be paid at the time of entry.
11. Each exhibitor must wear the correct number for that class. Numbers may be attached to person, cart or wagon.
12. All dogs shall be kept on leashes at all times while on the show grounds. No dogs are allowed in the grandstand.
13. This is an all paid gate. All exhibitors must wear their exhibitor badges/stamp/wristbands. Two exhibitor badges are included for each team, 6 badges/stamps for a 6 horse/mule hitch. Additional badges/stamps may be purchased at $9 each. The exhibitor must be the one to purchase these badges/stamps/wristbands. Youth 10 and under are free, $5 for youth 11-16 years old.
14. No horse or mule is to be shown if it has been given any forbidden substance defined as any controlled substance scheduled by the DEA. This includes stimulants, depressants, and all anabolic steroids. The respective committee reserves the right to test any horse or mule for the presence of forbidden substances.
Youth Teamster Program:
The Youth Teamster program is designed to help young people learn to drive draft animals in a safe and responsible manner. Along with adult advisors and parent support, there are 3 youth selected to provide leadership and planning for the program. They are representative of youth ages 9 – 18 years of age.
Antique Quilt Show – under the grandstands. Everyone is invited to display their quilts or lap robes. You may also sell them at a display booth. Antique or new quilts are welcome.
Souvenir Program Advertising Rates:
For information about advertising in the Expo program, visit the web site at www.DraftHorseExpo.com or contact a committee member listed on page 2. The program cost is $1.00.
This button sells for $18 and provides entry to both days of the Big Sky Draft Horse Expo and free admittance to the Carriage Show, Quilt Show. Plus free admittance to the Old Prison Museums, and many of the Grant-Kohrs Ranch activities. There will be a Grand Prize drawing on Sunday.
Academy of Living History
Classes will be offered to those interested in history September 12-14, 2012 at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch and the Old Prison Museum in Deer Lodge. Classes will include Buggy/Wagon Wheel Construction by Dave Watkins, All About Harnesses by Alex Fraser, Dutch Oven Cooking, History of Black Powder Rifles, History of Cattle Brands, Gold Pans, Rockers and Dredges and much more. For detailed information go the Academy of Living History web site -- www.AcademyofLivingHistory.com
Schedule of Expo Show Events – these are subject to change.
Hope you can attend the show this year.
Visit the web site www.DraftHorseExpo.com
Entries Deadline is August 1, 2013