In response to exhibitor requests, the MFTHBA Board of Directors approved the Versatility Committee’s request to add Open Amateur classes to the versatility class schedule. The 2018 versatility class list will include a full schedule of Open, Open Amateur and Youth classes to be held on Sunday, September 3 through Tuesday, September 5. Competition in the versatility arena will begin each morning at 10 a.m. The full schedule for the Celebration will be released soon.
The Versatility Committee is also pleased to announce that again this year, payback money has been donated for the Versatility World Grand Champion titles. In addition to the prestige that comes along with being named a Top 5 Versatility World Grand Champion, winners will split $8000 in payback.
In addition, Versatility World Grand Champions and Reserve World Grand Champions along with the Ranch Horse World Grand Champions and Reserve World Grand Champions will be recognized in the Dale Esther Arena.
The Top 5 for the Open and Open Amateur divisions will each split $3000 in payback. Youth competitors will split $2000. Exhibitors will need to have a W-9 on file with the MFTHBA prior to receiving payback checks. Checks for the first and second place winners will be presented during the Dale Esther Arena presentation. Winners of third through fifth placings will be able to pick up their checks in the MFTHBA office the day following the presentations.
The Top 5 in each division will receive payback at the following percentages:
Payback for the Open and Open Amateur World Grand Champion Top 5 will be:
Youth payback will be:
In the event that a division does not have 5 entries, payback money not paid out by placing will be divided evenly among the other placing entries in that division.