The World Show and Celebration brings together Missouri Fox Trotting Horse enthusiasts to participate in a variety of in-arena competition. Committees are busy planning all aspects of the show. One of those committees is seeking volunteers interested in helping put on this special event.
The MFTHBA Versatility Committee, chaired by Julie Bellucci, is looking for volunteers to support the versatility and ranch horse classes. Events in the versatility arena begin at 9 a.m. Morning volunteers will need to report at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers can volunteer for a short amount of time or all day.
Volunteers are needed for the following positions.
Ringmaster – Sunday, September 6, Monday, September 7, Tuesday, September 8, and Wednesday, September 9
Gate person – Sunday, September 6, Monday, September 7, Tuesday, September 8, and Wednesday, September 9
Ribbon Presenters – Sunday, September 6, Monday, September 7, Tuesday, September 8, and Wednesday, September 9
Obstacle Set up/Take down – Monday, September 7
Speed event Barrel & Pole set up/take down – Tuesday, September 8
Announcer helper – Tuesday, September 8, and Wednesday, September 9
If you can volunteer or have questions regarding the job responsibilities, please contact Ms. Bellucci at 913-207-6707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you be at the Celebration on Sunday, September 1st? Attendees are invited to join Mike Rutledge and the Common Ground Band at 10:30 under the Roy Williams Pavilion for a non-denominational church service. The Common Ground band will be performing and Mike Rutledge will bring a message.
If you are coming to the World Show & Celebration and bringing a large trailer that you don’t want to haul to the trail heads each day, Wildcat Rental in Rogersville has a 16′ bumper pull trailer for rent. The trailer rents for $50 per day or $240 for the week. You can call 417-573-8665. website is www.wildcattoolrental.com
Exhibitors competing for 2019 Versatility World Grand Champion titles will also be able to earn payback. Thanks to an anonymous sponsor, $8000 will be paid out to the Open, Open Amateur, and Youth Versatility World Grand Champion Top 5.
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.
The MFTHBA requires all horses entering the MFTHBA World Headquarters have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, also known as a health certificate, and negative Coggins test. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required regardless of state of origin.
Due to Vesicular Stomatitis, the Missouri Department of Agriculture requires horses from impacted states to request a permit from their office before entering Missouri. Currently, this includes horses originating from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming. The board recommends that exhibitors work with the veterinarian to determine appropriate booster vaccinations needed before attending the show, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Equine Influenza, and Equine Herpesvirus. Those bringing a horse onto the MFTHBA showgrounds can find more information about disease prevention HERE.
Horses must enter through the equine entry gate to have the paperwork checked. There is a $10 per horse inspection fee. The equine entry gate will be staffed starting Friday, August 30.
Equine Entry Gate Hours:
Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 1- Saturday, September 7: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
After Hours Arrivals
For horses arriving earlier than Friday or outside equine entry gate hours, an individual will be available Friday, August 31 through Saturday, September 1 to check in horses at their stalls. This will occur between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. To have horses checked during this time, owners must sign up in the MFTHBA office.
After Sunday, any horse entering outside the equine entry gate hours must bring their horses to the gate to be checked promptly after the gate reopens.
With the World Show and Celebration just a few weeks away, the MFTHBA Board of Directors encourages all exhibitors to keep their horse’s health and the health of other equine competitors in mind. “The health of all the horses attending the World Show and Celebration is a top priority for the MFTHBA,” said Mark Mackie, MFTHBA president.
The MFTHBA requires all horses entering the MFTHBA World Headquarters have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, also known as a health certificate, and negative Coggins test. The Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required regardless of the state of origin. Due to Vesicular Stomatitis, the Missouri Department of Agriculture requires horses from impacted states to request a permit from their office before entering Missouri. Currently, this includes horses originating from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming. The board recommends that exhibitors work with the veterinarian to determine appropriate booster vaccinations needed before attending the show, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Equine Influenza, and Equine Herpesvirus.
Horse owners should practice good biosecurity prior to, during, and following the event. Below are some suggestions for preventing disease in your horses. These recommendations were adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture brochure “Biosecurity—The Key to Keeping your Horse’s Health.”
At the show or trail ride:
Visiting farms, horse shows, and auctions:
Bringing a horse home from a show or trail ride:
Exhibitors are encouraged to work with their local veterinarian to determine other ways they can prevent the spread of disease.
“We want all the equine visitors to the World Show and Celebration to arrive and leave healthy,” added Mr. Mackie. “If the health status of your equine partner is in question, we ask that you consider all the other horses attending the event when making your decision to bring the horse to the showgrounds.”
It is time to RSVP for the 6th Annual Membership Dinner which will be on Saturday, August 31st from 6-8.
The menu of this year’s dinner will feature a taco bar, and it will be held at the Roy Williams Pavilion.
The Membership Committee would like to thank MFTHBA member Jimmy Bell for donating all of the beef for the taco bar. Jimmy has also arranged for all of the members to be entertained by a bluegrass band during dinner.
To help with planning, please RSVP by Wednesday, August 28th by using the provided link (HERE) or calling the MFTHBA Office at (417) 683-2468.
There will be a ranch rodeo following the dinner at the versatility arena and sign-ups will take place at the dinner.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Warm up your vocal chords and put on your dancing shoes! Diana Queen returns to the MFTHBA showgrounds for a fun night of karaoke immediately following the performance classes on Tuesday, September 4th.
Even if singing and/or dancing is not in your wheelhouse, everyone enjoys the opportunity to visit. Karaoke night is one of the nights where everyone can get together and enjoy some comradery.
“We received feedback last year from a number of people that Friday night was not their first preference for karaoke night for various reasons. With the youth auction returning on Thursday night, we tried to find a night that did not already have something planned. We also wanted to spread out the events throughout the week, which is why the new date was selected,” shared Amy Stangl, MFTHBA Membership Committee Chairman.
Please plan to join in the fun at the Pavilion right after the last performance class of the evening on Tuesday, September 4th.
The MFTHBA is pleased to announce that K and D Martin Fox trotters, owned by Kim and Darrell Martin of Rolla, Missouri, have sponsored all entry fees for class 31, Gelding Model World Champion, scheduled for Monday September 3rd at the Celebration.
In addition to the class being free to exhibitors, K and D Martin Fox Trotters is also offering payback for the class. The top 5 places will receive the following payback: 1st. $75.00, 2nd $50.00, 3rd $35.00, 4th $25.00 and 5th $15.00.
Entry forms are available online at https://mfthba.com/celebration/forms/