SPRING NEWS UPDATES – APRIL
season is HERE, folks! And I can’t wait
to get back to the announcer stand.
want to give you some last minute reminders before this weekend.
1. Don’t forget your Coggins papers – must be within
365 days. You will get your entry form or forms from
the EIA Verifier when he/she checks your Coggins papers. If you have pre-printed
your entry forms, be
sure to have the Verifier initial them, otherwise you will be sent back from
registration to have your Coggins papers checked.
2. Please remember that if you are showing a leased horse for
points, and the owner
is NOT a member of ANWARC, you must give us a copy of your written lease
agreement at the first show in which you compete. Leased horses that are owned
members are not required to have a copy of their lease on file.
3. Our first show is hosted by the U of A Block
& Bridle Club April 16-17 and will be held at the U of A Pauline
Whitaker Arena, Saturday night for the Gaited Division, and again on Sunday
for the Open Division. U of A Block
& Bridle will provide concessions available for both shows. It is a privilege
to get to show at this
arena, so we MUST comply with their rules.
There is absolutely NO use of the outdoor arena for warmups. AND there
is absolutely NO use of the
livestock barn for stalls. They are very
strict about this, because they use the livestock barn to quarantine their own
show horses, when they return from a competition, before they can be allowed
back in the main barn. If we take horses
into that barn, it defeats the entire purpose of the quarantine. There will
be NO EXCEPTIONS to this! You should be able to get to the water faucet
at the livestock barn for filling water buckets, however.
4. Due to my own shortcomings, I failed to
change the front of our showbills this year to reflect that Leadline is still
FREE; however, for both divisions, the Walk Only class is now a judged class
with entry fees required. So although
our first showbills say Walk Only is FREE, it is not! Sorry about the
confusion, and it is now
corrected on our website.
5. Please honor our registration deadlines. For the Open
Division, the deadline
to enter the halter classes is 9:00 a.m.
For Gaited, even waiting until the published 4:30 puts us in a bind. Until
you have worked registration yourself,
you have no idea how difficult it is to transfer a handful of entries when
several wait until the last minute to sign up for their classes. This is particularly
important in the Gaited
Division, because there is so much more information that we are required to
transfer to the class sheets, per the USDA.
We have to send the class sheets to the DQP by 4:45 so they can begin
the inspections. We want to run a good
show and that includes one that starts on time.
So please come to registration ASAP to enter your classes, once you
6. For the Open
Division, we still have two Buy-A-Classes
available at each show. The cost is
$25.00 to purchase the class, plus entry fee (and office charge if no other
classes are entered). Buyer to supply
any materials needed for the class, including pattern, class specifications,
etc. These classes can be reserved as
early as 8:00 a.m. on the Monday before the show, up until the day of the show. The
placement in the schedule will be
determined by what the class is, so that it will be held during the appropriate
division of the show. Very important:
we are going to offer one Buy-A-Class this
year in the Gaited Division, as
well! Again, it can be any class, other
than a jackpot. To reserve a class prior
to day of show, contact Cindy Pharr at 479-841-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Not too early to start thinking about your 4
hour work requirement. Make it easier on
yourself by working a little bit at more than one show. We always need more
workers, so please
volunteer to help when you can.