futurity nomination mailing went in the mail today. Thank you to everyone for their patience.
If you are interested in placing an ad in the 2015 Mid-West Hackney futurity, please get the
information to us as soon as possible. So far, there have been very few ads submitted and if we do not receive more
ads, we cannot justify the printing costs for the booklet. This is a great way to get the information out on your ponies,
stable, or business and the costs are reasonable. This booklet is handed out free of charge at the Illinois State Fair
Horse show, Mid-West Hackney fall sale and various other events.
A full page black and white ad on the inside of the booklet is $100., a half page ad is $65.00 and a quarter page
ad is $45.00.
The futurity book has been a regular feature
every year and we hope to continue, but only if there is the interest.
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!!!
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
However, 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 board members.