The last mailing for the Mid-West Futurity will be late and everyone will be given some extra
time to get their final nominations finished. I hope to be able to work on them over this week-end, so they will
not be in the mail until next week. All details will be in the newsletter that will be included with your nominations.
2015 Mid-West Hackney futurity book
As it stands
now, I have only received 5 ads for the 2015 futurity book. This is not enough to justify printing a book this year
unless more ads are sent in. I will include information with the futurity mailing that goes out next week, but it's up
to the membership if they are interested in helping out with the cost of printing of this book.
2015 Mid-West Hackney Fall Sale
The fall sale will be held during the Mane Event Horse show again this fall and the date for the sale is October
24th. Several short presentations are also being planned for a clinic on October 23rd beginning at 6:30 pm in the Livestock
Center Arena. The general membership meeting will follow this clinic. We will update information, so keep checking
back and plan to attend.
New futurity deadline rules for 2014 and beyond!!! Please read.
The current deadlines for the Mid-West Hackney futurity nominations will remain the same--January 31st for first nomination
fees for yearlings, two year olds and three year olds. April 10th--second nomination fees on yearlings, two year olds
and three year olds. First nomination fees on 4/5 year old jackpot ponies. All mare and stallion nomination fees
due. May 31st--second nomination fees on 4/5 year old jackpot ponies and full payment due on weanlings.
starting in 2014, if these fees are not paid on or before their due dates, nominators will be given the opportunity to still
make the payments with a 30 day grace period attached, but an additional $25.00 penalty fee will be charged on each pony nomination.
So, if you make your first nomination payments on your yearlings, two year olds or three year olds, there will be no changes.
If these nominations are not made by the January 31st deadline, you will have an additional 30 days to make these payments,
but you will have to add on an additional $25.00 for each nomination you make within this 30 day period. If no payments
are made at the end of this 30 day grace period, the pony/ponies will be dropped from the futurity.
If you make your
first nomination payments, then the cycle will start over for the April 10th due dates and again, if payments are made on
time, there will be no penalty. If these are not made on time, then again, you will have a 30 day grace period in which
to make them plus the $25.00 penalty fee per pony or they will be dropped from the futurity.
We will be going
by the postmark on your nominations to determine the date and not when you dated your check. Most of the nominators
have been very compliant with our current dates, but although we have tried to give some flexibility, a few have taken advantage
of this, so these new rules were put into place by the Mid-West Hackney board of directors to make it fair to all. There
will be no exceptions to these new changes. If you have any further questions, please contact one of your Mid-West Hackney