SATURDAY, JUNE 4 RAIN DATE SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
Start Time TBD
All horses must be ready to weigh in by 9:00 a.m.
Rules and Regulations of the Eastern Draft Horse Association, Inc. will govern the contests. The Vermont Drug Law Sec. 1 V.S.A. Chapter 9 will be in force, as will be Vt. Equine Activities Law, acceptance of inherent risks, 12 V.S.A. Chapter 1039.
NO HITCHING FEE.
All participants will pay Fair Gate Fee of $10.00.
Vt. Fairs Association policy for drug testing will be followed.
The Rules of the Eastern Draft Horse Association will be followed in their entirety. Numbers will be drawn at registration, prior to the start of the pulls.
All teams will be required to remain in the pulling area after the pull if requested to do so by the Superintendent.
The Superintendent reserves the right to disqualify any team he feels may endanger the spectators.
Trophies will be awarded to all first place finishers. Rosettes will be awarded for the 2nd- 5th place in each class.
There will be three classes:
- 3000 lbs. and under
- 3001 to 3200 lbs.
- Over 3200 lbs
Absolutely no alcoholic beverages allowed on or near the track.
"Good Pull" The weighted sled must be pulled at least twelve feet.
"Colt/horse" A male horse is considered a colt until he reaches his fourth birthday, when he becomes a horse.
"Birthday" All horses celebrate their birthdays on January 1 regardless of when they were born.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How many years can the typical team pull?
Ten years, but many can go much longer.
How old are horses before they are entered into pulls?
Usually about four years.
What is the starting weight to be pulled today?
All pulls will start at 3700 pounds.
Approximately what final weight will the winners pull?
Winning teams will usually pull between 10,000 and 15,000 pounds depending upon the condition of the track (dry track less, wet track more).
PREMIUMS: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
ALL CLASSES: $110 $90 $80 $65 $55
TOTAL PREMIUMS $1200.00
THERE ARE NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS!
If a dog is seen left in a vehicle, the police will be notified