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1. New for the 2000 Gold Cup23. High Point Information
2. Judging Assignments   High Point Amateur Award
3. Board of Directors   High Point Hunter Award
4. General Rules   High Point Junior Exhibitor Award
5. AHSA Information24. Horse Registration
   AHSA/AMHA Forum25. Hospitality
   AHSA Fee26. Judge Evaluation Program
   AHSA Membership Affidavit Fee27. Novice and Limit Classes
   AHSA Membership Rule28. Ohio Exposition Center Information
6. Amateur Information   Ohio Exposition Center Location
   Amateur Championships   Ohio Exposition Center Regulations
   Amateur Owned/Trained/Ridden Classes29. Post Entries
   Amateur Status30. Premiums and Awards
7. AMHA Membership Requirement31. Protests
8. Arrivals and Departures32. Raffle
9. Box Seats33. Refunds
10. Campers34. Ring Procedure and Conduct
11. Championships35. Settlement of Accounts
12. Class Sponsorship36. Show Program Advertising
13. Cross Entries37. Show Secretary
14. Drugs and Medications38. Silent Auction
15. Entry Information39. Special Presentations
   Entry Fees40. Splitting, Cancellation, or Combination of Classes
   Entry Regulations41. Stall Information
16. Exhibitor's Meeting   Stall Assignments
17. Food and Beverage Service   Stall Fee
18. Gate Admission and Parking42. Voinovich Center Schedule
19. Golf Cart Rental43. Walk-Trot/Walk-Jog Classes
20. Headers44. Youth Information
21. Health Requirements    Youth Program
22. Holds    Youth of the Year

New for the 2000 Gold Cup[Top of page]
- ADDED CLASSIC PLEASURE SADDLE AND DRIVING FOR THE JUNIOR HORSE
- STAKE CLASSES OFFERED IN LIEU OF CHAMPIONSHIPS EXCEPT FOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
- ROAD HACK AND TRAIL CLASS OFFERED
- CONTINUED TWO SESSIONS PER DAY PROGRAM
- ENHANCED DRESSAGE SECTION
- $400 STIPEND/SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO AMHA MEDAL CLASS WINNERS
- THE VOINOVICH CENTER WILL BE SITE OF ALL PERFORMANCE CLASSES AS THE COLISEUM IS UNDERGOING REPAIRS
- YOUTH OF THE YEAR CONTEST

Judging Assignments[Top of page]
Stallions in Hand: Harry Sebring
Mares in Hand: Cheri Barber
Geldings in Hand: Rock Walker
Amateur in Hand: Harry Sebring

Park Saddle: Rock Walker
Park Harness: Harry Sebring

Saddle Seat Equitation: Rock Walker
Hunt Seat Equitation: Rock Walker
Western Seat Equitation: Rock Walker

English Pleasure: Harry Sebring
English Pleasure Jr. Exh.: Cheri Barber
English Pleasure Amateur: Cheri Barber

Hunter Pleasure: Cheri Barber

Classic Pleasure Saddle: Rock Walker
Classic Pleasure Driving: Harry Sebring

Pleasure Driving: Harry Sebring
Pleasure Driving Jr. Exh.: Rock Walker
Pleasure Driving Amateur: Rock Walker

Western Pleasure: Cheri Barber

Dressage: Christine Hastings

Roadster: Harry Sebring
Carriage: Harry Sebring
Fitting and Showmanship: Harry Sebring
Reining: Rock Walker
Lead Line: Rock Walker

Board of Directors[Top of page]
  Art Hattan, President  
Byron Singer, IMHC (Vice Pres.)  Bette Ann Parker, POMHA (Sec'y)  Beverly Burch, IMHC (Treas.)
Rosie Grapner, IMHC  Nancy Hattan, OMHA  Ann Aughinbaugh, Dir. At Large
Don Arhar, POMHA  Vicki Higgins, IMHC  Kay Lawter, MJMHA
LavonneMcCoy,KYOVA  Elise Becht, KYOVA  Robert Morgan, KYOVA
Mary Carlton, MJMHA  Ron Roesink, POMHA  Ed Creighton, KYOVA
Walter Semke, POMHA  John Ferenc, OMHA  Jeff West, MJMHA
  Bob Fraunfelder, OMHA  
 
  Directors Emeritus  
Don Abbit  Robert Driggs*  Max Rudicel
Merle Aughinbaugh*  Milford Fox*  Paul Rumbaugh
Eleanor Brackman  Edward Gamble  James Stewart
Pam Cannon  Ralph Grapner  John Tschantz
Walter Carroll  Ralph Grapner  T. D. Ulrich
Robert Chapman  Lyle Horne  Floyd Voss
Ralph Curtis  Ray Leach  Richard Withers
Bud DeBaun*  Norman Mann  Jack Whitaker*
  Camille Peterson  
    * Deceased

General Rules[Top of page]
- Every class offered herein which is covered by the rules and specifications of the current AHSA Rule Book will be conducted and judged in accordance therewith.
- Management reserves the right to change or alter the officials listed without notice prior to or during the show.
- Copies of current AMHA and ASHA membership cards must be presented with entries before numbers are issued.
- Chains, wooden rattles or any kind of action device will not be allowed anywhere on the show grounds except in the stall before, during, or after the show.

AHSA/AMHA Forum[Top of page]
There will be an AHSA / AMHA Rules Forum in the Voinovich Center area following the morning performance on Thursday, June 15, 2000.

AHSA Fee[Top of page]
The Drugs and Medications fee has been incorporated into the AHSA fee which will continue to be assessed at $8.00 per horse per competition; this includes the $5.00 drug fee and the $3.00 AHSA fee.

AHSA Membership Affidavit Fee[Top of page]
All participants (rider, driver, handler, owner, trainer, agent or lessee) as provided in Article 1401.8 must present to the competition secretary a current AHSA membership card or copy thereof. In the event a participant does not have his/her card or copy, he/she must sign an affidavit and pay a $5.00 fee; or if not a member pay the $15.00 non-member fee plus the $5.00 breed/discipline category fee. Individuals who have applied for membership within 30 days prior to the show may apply to the AHSA for a refund of the $5.00 affidavit fee. This fee will be forwarded to AHSA.

AHSA Membership Rule[Top of page]
LIFE, SENIOR ACTIVE AND JUNIOR ACTIVE MEMBERS SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL CLASSES AT REGULAR MEMBER COMPETITIONS, COMBINED TRAINING AT THE PRELIMINARY LEVEL OR ABOVE AND COMBINED DRIVING EVENTS AT THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL OR ABOVE, DRESSAGE AND VAULTING COMPETITIONS AND ENDURANCE RIDES PROVIDED THE RESPECTIVE BREED/DISCIPLINE DUES OR BREED/DISCIPLINE CATEGORY FEE HAS BEEN PAID. A NON-MEMBER MAY PARTICIPATE AS A HANDLER, RIDER, DRIVER, OWNER, LESSEE, AGENT OR TRAINER AT REGULAR MEMBER COMPETITIONS, COMBINED TRAINING EVENTS, DRESSAGE COMPETITIONS AND COMBINED DRIVING COMPETITIONS UPON PAYMENT OF A $15.00 NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION FEE AND A $5.00 BREED/DISCIPLINE CATEGORY FEE FOR EACH BREED/DISCIPLINE. PARTICIPANTS IN THE FOLLOWING CLASSES ARE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS RULE: 1) LEADLINE; 2) EXHIBITIONS; 3) GAMES AND RACES; 4) CLASSES FOR 4-H MEMBERS; 5) WALK TROT AND ACADEMY CLASSES (ACADEMY CLASSES ARE CLASSES LIMITED TO HORSES USED REGULARLY IN A LESSON PROGRAM); AND 6) USDF INTRODUCTORY LEVEL TESTS, PAS DE DEUX AND QUADRILLE CLASSES. ALSO EXEMPTED FROM THIS REQUIREMENT ARE RESIDENTS OF OTHER NATIONS WHO ARE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF THEIR NATIONAL FEDERATION.

Amateur Information[Top of page]
Amateur Championships
- Horses may qualify for an Amateur Championship by showing in a Gentleman's, Amateur, Youth, or Ladies Class provided the exhibitor has an Amateur Certification.
Amateur Owned/Trained/Ridden Classes
- To be eligible for these classes, the horse must not have had professional training after January 1,2000. Rider need not be owner.
Amateur Status
- Limited to adults, 18 years of age as of December 1st, 1999.
- Every person who competes in classes for amateurs under AHSA rules must possess a current amateur certification issued by the AHSA

AMHA Membership Requirement[Top of page]
Life, general, junior and family members of AMHA shall be eligible to participate in all regional show classes. A non-member of AMHA may participate as a rider, driver, handler, owner, lessee, agent or trainer at regional shows by paying a non-member fee of $20.00. Participants in the following classes are exempted from the requirements of this rule: 1) leadline; 2) exhibitions; 3) games and races; 4) classes for 4-H members; 5) walk trot and academy classes (academy classes are classes limited to horses used regularly in a lesson program); and 6) USDF Introductory Level tests, Pas de Deux and quadrille classes. Also exempted from this requirement are residents of other nations who are members in good standing of their national federation.

Arrivals and Departures[Top of page]
Horses will be officially admitted to the grounds beginning at 8:00 AM, Sunday, June 11. No exceptions. The Early Bird Fees have been eliminated for 2000. Unloading or departures activities during performances must not obstruct roadways or barn aisles.

Box Seats[Top of page]
Box seats will be available to exhibitors on a first come, first serve basis at $10.00 per seat. Please include box seat fee with entry check.

Campers[Top of page]
An Ohio Expo Center regulation requires all campers used as sleeping quarters and house vehicles to pay a grounds admission charge. They must be parked in the designated area north of 17th Avenue. Fee to be paid at the gate.

Championships[Top of page]
Championships are offered in the open division of each section. No post entry fee will be charged for championships. If there is no Junior Exhibitor Stake offered in a division, Junior Exhibitors may show in the Amateur Stake for that division. Stripping of horses is only required in "saddle" championships.

Class Sponsorship[Top of page]
Class sponsorships are available at the following levels of support; Qualifying Classes - $50, Pro Am Classes - $150, and Stakes and Championships - $200. Please contact Bette Ann Parker, 531 Twp. Hwy 247, Toronto, OH 43964 (740-544-5564) or Norman Mann, 3974 State Rd., Medina, OH 44256 (330-239-2073). In addition a raffle is being conducted to supplement class expenses. See RAFFLE

Cross Entries[Top of page]
Cross entries will be accepted in any class as long as all AMHA and AHSA shoeing regulations are followed.

Drugs and Medications[Top of page]
A horse exhibited at this show that receives any medication which contains a forbidden substance shall not be eligible for competition unless otherwise exempted under AHSA Art. 401-408. To provide funds for research, inspection and enforcement of rules regarding medications and drugs, each recognized show must assess the exhibitor a fee of $5.00 (which is included in the $8.00 AHSA fee) for each horse entered in the show. Although the drug rule attempts to accommodate the treatment of illness or injury, it does not accommodate the use of forbidden therapeutic medications for non-therapeutic reasons (for clipping or shipping), nor does it accommodate the use of forbidden non-therapeutic medications (such as Ritalin or Caffeine) for any reason.

Entry Information[Top of page]
Entry Fees
Qualifying Classes $25.00
Equitation and Medal Classes $25.00
In Hand Classes $25.00
$200 Stake/Championship $30.00
$250 Stake/Championship $30.00
$300 Stake/Championship $40.00
$350 Stake/Championship $40.00
$400 Stake/Championship $40.00
$450 Stake/Championship $40.00
$500 Stake/Championship $50.00
$550 Stake/Championship $50.00
$600 Stake/Championship $50.00
Entry Regulations
- One owner per entry blank. If extra entry blanks are needed, photocopies are allowed.
- Entry blanks must be completed in full, signed, an accompanied by full payment, copies of the horses registration papers and copies of current AHSA and AMHA membership cards. Entries may not be processed without the aforementioned being complete.
- All exhibitors and trainers or their agents, every rider, driver and handler (or their agents) must sign the entry blank. The signature of a parent or guardian of a minor participant is also required. If there is no parent or guardian available to sign, the minor's trainer is to do so.
- No entry will be processed that has split any charges between exhibitors, horses, or stables.
- Checks sent with entries will be deposited immediately. No post dated checks will be accepted.
- Entries must be postmarked by May 13, 2000 to avoid post entry fees. Entries received five (5) or more days after closing date may not appear in the program.

Exhibitor's Meeting[Top of page]
Exhibitor's and trainers are encouraged to meet with the directors of the Gold Cup to ask questions, make suggestions, and present constructive criticism. This meeting will be held near the stabling area at 1:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2000. Exact location will be announced prior to the meeting.

Food and Beverage Service[Top of page]
Ogden Food Service is the food and beverage provider for the Ohio State Fairground. They hold a full liquor permit as well. For any food and/or beverage requirements, please contact them directly. Because the entire fairground is a permit premise, it is illegal to bring alcoholic beverages of any kind onto the grounds. All must be purchased from the permit holder.

Gate Admission and Parking[Top of page]
- The Ohio Exposition Center has imposed a charge on every vehicle entering the grounds. It is possible to purchase a sticker which will permit "'in and out" parking for the duration of the show. Please do not include this sum in your check for entry fees. These permits can be purchase at the entry gate.
- Parking on the Gilligan Complex is restricted to automobiles and trucks up to 3/4 ton without dual wheels. No parking is permitted behind stabling area (in the area between the stable and the viaduct) at any time.
- RV's ,campers, and motor homes must be parked in the designated area north of 17th Street.
- Parking for horse trailers will be designated at check-in.

Golf Cart Rental[Top of page]
Golf carts will be available to rent starting Sunday, June 11, 2000. A vendor will be on the show grounds to accommodate your golf cart needs. For advance reservation contact:
Salopek Golf Car & Equipment Co., Inc.
937-228-3292

Headers[Top of page]
Headers must be at least 16 years old and be suitably attired in coat and tie, smock coats or clean work clothes.

Health Requirements[Top of page]
Horses, if 12 months of age or older, must have evidence (certificate of negative Coggins Test from an official laboratory) that they were negative to an official test for Equine Infectious Anemia within the six (6) month period preceding the date of importation, in addition to satisfying the other health specifications. Ohio horses are not required to present Coggins Reports. All horses from states other than Ohio shall be accompanied by an official, current health certificate issued by a licensed, accredited Veterinarian.

Holds[Top of page]
ALL HOLDS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION AND WILL NOT BE CANCELED.

High Point Information[Top of page]
High Point Amateur Award
Participation for the Amateur High Point Award must be declared on your entry blank. This award will be made to the amateur who accumulates the highest total number of points throughout the show for competing in any amateur class as listed below. To be eligible, the exhibitor must be 18 years of age or older. The Bill Marquardt Amateur High Point Championship Rotating Trophy will be presented to the winner. The following classes will be considered for this award: 22, 24, 30, 32, 33, 37, 39, 43, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 63, 64, 67, 68, 76, 78, 81, 84, 85, 87, 94, 98, 104, 105, 109, 111, 120, 127, 133, 134, 136, 138, 143. Points are accumulated on the following basis: 1st - 10 points, 2nd - 9 points, 3rd - 8 points, 4th - 7 points, 5th - 6 points, 6th - 5 points, 7th - 4 points, and 8th - 3 points.
High Point Hunter Award
The Hunter High Point Award will be given to the exhibitor who accumulates the highest total number of points throughout the show for competing in any hunter class as listed below. The following classes will be considered for this award: 33, 35, 40, 48, 57, 61, 68, 71, 74, 80, 95, 97, 101, 117, 118, 119, 122, and 143. Points are accumulated on the following basis: 1st - 10 points, 2nd - 9 points, 3rd - 8 points, 4th - 7 points, 5th - 6 points, 6th - 5 points, 7th - 4 points, and 8th - 3 points.
High Point Junior Exhibitor Award
The Junior Exhibitor High Point Award will be given to the junior exhibitor17 years and under who accumulates the highest total number of points throughout the show for competing in any classes limited to their participation. The Junior Exhibitor High Point Rotating Trophy donated by the Singer Family will be presented to the winner. The following classes will be considered for this award: 8, 13, 25, 27, 29, 31, 34, 42, 45, 46, 49, 51, 53, 55, 58, 66, 72, 77, 79, 131, 112, 151, 114, 75, 80, 82, 91, 93, 97, 101, 125, 126, 128, 137, 163, 166, and 171. Points are accumulated on the following basis: 1st - 10 points, 2nd - 9 points, 3rd - 8 points, 4th - 7 points, 5th - 6 points, 6th - 5 points, 7th - 4 points, and 8th - 3 points

Horse Registration[Top of page]
Horses shown at this show must be registered with the American Morgan Horse Association, Inc., the Canadian Morgan Horse Association, or the British Morgan Horse Society and must be entered under their full registered name and registration number, or if under one year of age, be eligible for registration. Horses must be entered under the names of the owner(s) or lessee of record with AMHA, CMHA, or BMHS. A copy of the registration papers showing recorded ownership or proof of lease must be submitted with entry form at the time of making entry.

Hospitality[Top of page]
Start each day off with a smile, cup of coffee and a donut. Each morning, Monday through Saturday, from 7:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. the hospitality area will be open for your pleasure. Look for the hospitality area in the barn, near the show office.

Judge Evaluation Program[Top of page]
A $2.00 fee will be assessed each horse as required by AMHA to support the Judge Evaluation Program. These funds will be used by AMHA to insure the quality of judging by independently monitoring judges performance. This fund will help offset a portion of the cost of this program.

Novice and Limit Classes[Top of page]
- A novice class is open to any horse (equitation rider) that has not won three (3) first place ribbons as of the Gold Cup closing date at regular AHSA or CEF shows in the particular division in which they are shown.
- A limit class is open to any horse that has not won six (6) first place ribbons as of the Gold Cup closing date at regular AHSA or CEF shows in the particular division in which they are shown.

Ohio Exposition Center Information[Top of page]
Exposition Center Location
The Ohio Exposition Center is located on Interstate 71 north of Interstate 70 at the 17th Street exit adjacent to the Ohio State University campus.
Ohio Exposition Center Regulations
- Use of any material other than straw for bedding of animals is causing severe problems in manure removal from the Ohio Expo Center. A fee will be charged for bedding material other than straw if used.
- All bicycles, skateboards. mopeds, ATVís of all types and loose dogs are prohibited from the livestock complex, mall and coliseum.
- Drivers of golf carts must be 16 years of age or older and must have valid operators license in their possession when operating vehicle. Offenders will subject their vehicle to be confiscated by the Ohio State Patrol.
- All manure and debris must be placed in the appropriate container. Manure dumpsters and trash containers are located throughout the barn area to use for appropriate use. We encourage the use of these containers in an effort to keep our barns and grounds as clean as possible. The show will be assessed a fine for all debris that is mixed with the manure.
- Electrical equipment and appliances used by exhibitors shall be properly shielded, grounded if necessary, for safe operation and all electrical cords shall be in good condition, without breaks in insulation. The State of Ohio Fire Marshall's office may inspect, at any time, all electrical equipment and may impound, for the duration of the show, any equipment considered unsafe. All electrical cords must be underwriter's laboratory approved.
- Damaging, marring or defacing the horse stalls or cattle ties in the Gilligan Complex will result in a heavy fine.
- A minimum of $50.00 per panel, plus the estimated cost of repair will be charged for the following damages: wire staples, nails, mars. scrapes, dents, small gouges, etc.
- A minimum of $100.00 per panel, plus the estimated cost of repair will be charged for the following damages: screw holes, drilling, etc. A panel that is ruined and must be replaced will cost $200.00.

Post Entries[Top of page]
May 6, 2000 is the closing date for entries. Post entries may be made at a fifty percent additional charge. All post entries for any class will close one (1) hour prior to the start of the first class of the session in which the class is to be shown. Any change of entry will be handled as a Post Entry. There will be no post entry fee for performance classes for 2 year olds.

Premiums and Awards[Top of page]
- A Gold Cup is presented to the winner of each class.
- Ribbons will be presented to entries placing first through eighth in all classes.
- Coolers will be presented to winners of Stakes and Championships.
- Payouts for Stakes and Championships are as follows:
Stakes & Championships 1st 2nd 3rd 4th





$200 $100 $50 $30 $20
$250 $125 $62 $28 $25
$300 $150 $75 $45 $30
$350 $175 $88 $52 $35
$400 $200 $100 $60 $40
$450 $225 $112 $58 $45
$500 $250 $125 $75 $50
$550 $275 $138 $82 $55
$600 $300 $150 $90 $60
Prize money will be mailed to exhibitors within forty-five days following the show. All checks must be cashed within 60 days.

Protests[Top of page]
Protests will follow the procedures outlined in American Horse Show Association Rule VI. A protest must be in writing, signed and addressed to the Secretary of the Competition and accompanied by a deposit of $100.00. It must be received within 48 hours of the occurrence of the alleged violation. Any exchange of ribbons or awards must be made prior to the close of the show except in the case of a protest.

Raffle[Top of page]
A raffle to supplement class expenses normally covered by class sponsorships will be held at the 2000 Morgan Gold Cup. Tickets are $20 each with only 600 tickets to be sold. In addition to covering class expenses $2000 will be contributed to the Gold Cup Youth Scholarship Fund which provides the Medal class stipends. Winners will be announced during the Saturday evening session. Prizes are:
- 1st Prize: 5 DAY CRUISE FOR 2
- 2nd Prize: 3 NIGHT TRIP TO LAS VEGAS FOR 2
Please see any Gold Cup Director for your tickets.

Refunds[Top of page]
Only those exhibitors canceling entries in writing by registered mail prior to closing date of entries shall be entitled to have all fees returned less a $20.00 office fee. Exhibitors with extraordinary circumstances must be addressed to the Show Manager. Horses withdrawn from a class without a certificate from the official horse show veterinarian after arrival on the grounds will forfeit their fee. This certificate must be on file with the Secretary of the show no later than the day the class is scheduled. STALL FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Ring Procedure and Conduct[Top of page]
- In classes which horses compete collectively, entries will be allowed a maximum of two minutes to enter the ring from the time the first horse enters the ring. A starting order will be established in classes in which horses compete individually and a maximum of one minute will be allowed for an entry to enter the ring. The class is considered complete when the cards are handed to the ringmaster or announcer.
- All riders, drivers, and attendants must be appropriately dressed in all classes. Attendants should wear coat and tie, smock coats or clean work clothes.
- No loud and boisterous actions will be tolerated at ringside.

Settlement of Accounts[Top of page]
- All entries must be accompanied with a check or money order and payable to The Morgan Gold Cup Horse Show, Inc. and mailed to the Show Secretary. All fees are stated in U.S. currency..
- MasterCard or Visa may be used for payment of all fees..
- Any exhibitor with an open account must settle the account or leave an open check to be closed at the conclusion of the show. Back numbers will not be issued until this requirement and all other AHSA and AMHA requirements regarding signatures are met.
- All checks returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $50.00 handling fee and must be replaced by a certified or cashier's check. No one will be allowed to show if he/she has a bad check or handling fee outstanding.

Show Program Advertising[Top of page]
Advertising in the 2000 Gold Cup Show Program is available at $150 for a full page and $100 for a half page. Please contact Bob Fraunfelder, 50923 Becker Road, Oberlin, OH 44074 (440-965-5868)

Show Secretary[Top of page]
Appointments
Exhibitors/Trainers with ten (10) or more horses are encouraged to make an appointment with the show secretary to expedite the processing of their entries. Contact Sherri Hamilton at 740-776-4854 9 (email: sherrian@aol.com) prior to the show for an appointment or make arrangements upon your arrival it the Expo Center.
Office Hours
Sunday, June 11 Noon to 5:00 PM
Monday, June 12 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 13 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 14 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 15 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday, June 16 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 17 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, June 18 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Exceptions:
(1) The period 7:30 to 8:00 AM each morning is reserved post entries for the morning session.
(2) The office will be closed each day the show is in session between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 PM for the purpose of reconciling the shows records.
Office Telephone
614-294-SHOW

Silent Auction[Top of page]
A silent auction for the benefit of the Gold Cup will be conducted during the show. Three groups of items will be offered with final bids on each group at 5:00 PM, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We invite everyone to participate in the fun and excitement of this activity as well as some great deals. Should you wish to contribute any item or have any questions, please contact: Gayle Singer, 20991 Oak Ridge Road, Sheridan, Indiana 46069 (email: meadowln @netusa1.net)

Special Presentations[Top of page]
Special Presentations or retirement ceremonies are available during the evening sessions. These will be limited to one per night. Time will be allowed on a first come first served basis. Maximum ring time allowed will be 10 minutes. A fee of $ 500, which includes ring time, stabling, and a full page ad in the show program will be assessed. Board approval is needed before ring time is scheduled. Requests are to be made to Art Hattan, President Morgan Gold Cup, Inc., 5445 Rudy Road, Tipp City, OH 45371 (email: morganwhip@aol.com)

Splitting, Cancellation, or Combination of Classes[Top of page]
- Should the number of entries warrant, the Show Management reserves the right to split any class. The final number of entries in a class will be determined one hour prior to the session in which the class in question is to be held. Harness classes will be split if they contain 16 or more entries. Saddle classes will be split if they contain 20 or more entries. When a class is split, it will be split by management on a numerical (every other one) basis. There will be no trades between the split sections as posted unless approved by Show Management. Each split section will receive duplicate awards in the preliminary classes. Six (6) exhibitors from each split will be eligible to enter the championship at the declaration fee.
- The Horse Show Committee reserves the right to cancel any class after the closing date of entries where there are less than three (3) entries. In case of cancellation, entry fee shall be refunded. Where warranted, classes may be combined.

Stall Information[Top of page]
Stall Assignments
Stall assignments will be available at the Barn Manager's office located immediately south of the stall area. Exhibitor's packets may be picked up at the Secretary's Office located in the Gilligan Complex. Requests for stabling with an exhibitor or trainer must have mutual requests on both entry blanks.
Stall Fee
- Box and tack stalls are $80 for the duration of the show or $40 per day. Stall fees must be paid on all horses. Dam and suckling foal may occupy the same box stall. Initial straw bedding will not be furnished with box stalls. Permanent stalls are 10í x 10í with doors. The Ohio Expo Center has a specific removal charge of $10.00 per stall for bedding other than straw. Please see Ohio Expo Center Regulations pertaining to stall damages and other regulations.
- No early bird fees will be charged. To offset the additional costs associated with making the Expo Center available early eliminating these early fees, the stall fee has been increased to $80.
- Facilities will not be available before 8 A.M. Sunday, June 11, 2000. No one will be allowed to unload horses or equipment prior to that time. Stalls and barn must be vacated by 12:00 noon Sunday, June 18, 2000.

Voinovich Center Schedule[Top of page]
The Voinovich Center will be closed at 12:00 midnight each night and re-open for the morning session each day. It will be available for schooling following the morning session until one (1) hour prior to the evening session.

Walk-Trot/Walk-Jog Classes[Top of page]
Walk-trot and walk-jog classes are limited to exhibitors 11 years and under who have not been judged in a class that required a canter/lope at a recognized or non-recognized show. Riders in these classes may not enter any class in the show that requires a canter/lope.

Youth Information[Top of page]
Youth Program
A variety of activities are available for youth attending the Morgan Gold Cup. They include both educational and social events. The focal point of this program is the youth booth, location to be determined, area where the events of the week will be posted. A voluntary $5.00 donation to the Gold Cup Youth Program may be added to your entry fee which will help to defray the cost of this unique program. All funds collected will go to support youth activities at the Gold Cup Horse Show.
Youth of the Year
This is the inaugural year of the Gold Cup Youth of the Year contest. The senior winner of this contest will represent the Gold Cup in the National Youth of the Year in Oklahoma City, OK during the 2000 Grand National and World Champion Morgan Horse Show.
The Youth of the Year contest is designed to recognize youth who are well versed in all aspects of horsemanship. The four divisions of the contest are:
- Written test
- Oral presentation - 3 to 5 minute speech
- Judging contest
- Horsemanship pattern
Each division represents a fourth of the total points that will be awarded.
Two awards will be presented. The Junior Youth of the Year for youth 13 years and under and the Senior Youth of the Year for youth 14 to 17 years. The winners of each section will be awarded ribbons through eight places with the winner of the Senior Division representing the Gold Cup at the 2000 Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show in Oklahoma City during October.
To participate in the Gold Cup Youth of the Year contest please mail/email the information below to:
Marilyn Ackerman
4231 Brantling Hill Road
Sodus, NY 14551
email: septfarm@aol.com
Details including the schedule for the contest and the topic for the oral presentation will be mailed / emailed to you on May 15, 2000.
Entry Info to send in:
Name, Age, Street Address, City, State, Zip, E-mail, Phone number, and an indication of whether the youth will ride or drive for the horsemanship trial.


     
     

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