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2017 SuperPULL

Horse & Pony pulling RULES AND REGULATIONS

1) Pullers, you are RESPONSIBLE for your own horses, equipment, feed, truck, trailer, etc.  Under No Circumstance will SuperPULL Organizers be liable for your being on the grounds, ( pulling or otherwise ), nor others that travel with you or your equine.

2) Entries, with the proper fees AND ALL forms, must be submitted to SuperPULL, 7628 Sunset Dr, Two Rivers, WI 54241   We will NOT be responsible for mail that is NOT delivered. Incomplete entries will be returned!

3)   Entries received with postmark date by 9/1/16 , will have their pulling position drawn for on the official score sheet and receive 3 armbands per entry. Late entries will be placed at the bottom of the score sheet and MUST purchase armbands needed.

4) WEIGHING: Any late entries PLEASE REGISTER with Vickie before weighing!!
a) Horses can only pull in one weight class.
3200# and 3400# teams must weigh-in on the grounds between 1 & 2:30 pm on September 30th 2016 ONLY! 3200# teams first.
                                                    No weights taken on October 1st.
b) All Heavyweights MUST register with Vickie by the Mandatory Drivers Meeting near Dynamometer, IMMEDIATELY following the 3400# pull.

5) Ponies:  53” Ponies 

a) The Wisconsin Pony Pullers Assoc, will be in charge of measuring ponies.

1) Pony teams must be measured 53” or under and will be measured from the high part
                                                              of the withers.

2) Shoes will not be measured in the height of ponies.

3) Ponies feet must stay between 2 angles set at 68” apart

4) No leaning allowed.

5) 1 ½” maximum allowed for shoes.

b) You’ll be able to measure 2 different times, at 1 ½ minute each time between 1 & 2:30 pm  9/30/16

6) Health Certificates/Coggins: Please bring the original Coggins papers along with a copy for the veterinarians.

7) Pulling Rules:

a) Puller must stay seated on the machine at all times. Falling off will disqualify that pull.

b) The required distance to pull is 27 ½ feet for horses and 16 feet for ponies.

c) Each team is entitled to three pulls on a given load. For each pull attempted, the driver will have three tries to get the team hitched. A try is defined as: “the driver must touch the lines while also touching the dynamometer, while trying to get hitched”
d) If the team fails to make the required distance on pull #1 the driver must stay hitched if they would like to take pull #2. If the driver unhitches for pull #2, they forfeit pull #2 but can come back at the end of the round for pull #3. The driver has the option to pass pull #1 and pull #2 and spot the machine for pull #3
e) Once the exhibitor’s name is called, they have three minutes to start their pull on pull #1 and pull #3. Two minutes are allowed for Pull #2. The time clock stops on breakdowns (Judge’s discretion). Being over a tug will not constitute a breakdown.

f) Horses and Ponies may switch sides. 

g) Heading of horses and ponies is prohibited except during breakdowns or horse over a tug. Teams needing to be headed will unhitch from the machine.

h) No changing of bridles is allowed with the exception of a breakdown. No open bridles.

i).No teams shall be tied together with ropes or extra straps.

k)  You can pull a horse (not pony) back from another class if you have a FRESH horse to pull with it.- must make weight if not a heavyweight horse.

8) Drivers may not be changed unless they are sick or injured. (Judges discretion)

9) Anyone whipping or undue use of lines, profanity, misuse of ponies & horses, inside or outside of the arena will be disqualified
10) THE JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL! Argument of any decision may result in disqualification or placing last in the competition. The judge has the right to disqualify any team if they are out of control and/or a risk to people, horses or spectators in or out of the Arena.

11) Good Horsemanship, Pony Etiquette and Sportsmanship MUST be followed at all times!

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