JUDGE’S RULES Judges are earnestly requested to familiarize themselves with all the rules and regulations of this Show and to especially note those rules bearing on the classes to be judged by them. 38. Selection of Judges . Judges will be selected by the Exposition in cooperation with the breed associations. In every case, the judge is selected with the utmost care and, as far as possible, will be of national reputation. 39. Decision of Judges Final . The decision of the judges will be final in all cases, except where mistake, fraud, misrepresentation or collusion, not discovered at the time of awards, is proven. In such cases, the Management or such referee as it may appoint may make the decision, or the case may be referred to the Executive Committee from whose decision there can be no appeal. 40. Interference with Judges . If any exhibitor, in any way, whether in person or by agent, or servants, interferes with the judges, or shows any disrespect to them, or the Show, the Management may demand a proper apology from such exhibitor, or it may exclude the exhibitor from competition and from the ring and may also withhold from such exhibitor premiums that may have been awarded. 41. Time of Judging . The schedule as published in this Horse Show Premium List will be followed as closely as possible. Exhibitors should ascertain at what time the exhibits entered will be judged. Any exhibit not presented promptly at scheduled time will be ruled out and barred from competition in the class called. No complaint or protest on the grounds that the judges overlooked exhibits will be considered. Barn calls are a courtesy, it is the exhibitor’s responsibility to report to their class on time. 42. Special Awards . When determining specific breed special awards, each breed association’s rules shall apply. Other special awards will be awarded as outlined in this Premium List. Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show special awards will be determined as follows: To qualify for special High Point Youth and Amateur Awards, participant must enter and show in Halter or Performance Halter, if applicable, and three (3) performance events. Points will be awarded based on the number of horses in a class. Ties will be broken by the most first places won. (If ties still exist, then awards will be based on the most second places won, then third places won, etc.) Points will be tabulated using one (1) horse, one (1) rider. Showmanship will be considered a Performance event. Performance Halter is not considered a Performance event. Awards will be determined based on points earned from placing in Regular Youth classes designated by the Equine Scholarship Committee. NOTE: Reining, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and all Roping events do not count for the High Point Awards given by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in the Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, Palomino Horse and Pony of the Americas departments. See each department for specific rules. Classes that count towards High Point Scholarship awards are designated in the POA, Palomino Horse, Paint Horse and Quarter Horse departments. Scholarships are awarded to exhibitors 14-18 years of age. In the event the scholarship winner is not eligible, any remaining funds will return to the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Equine Scholarship Program. No. of Horses in Class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 3 2 1 4–6 3 2 1 7–10 4 3 2 1 11–14 5 4 3 2 1 15–19 6 5 4 3 2 1 20–24 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 25–29 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 30–34 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 35–39 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 40–44 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 45–49 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 50 & up continue pattern
COOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THE SHOW GROUNDS EXCEPT BY FOOD CONCESSIONAIRES No cookers, crock-pots, microwaves, coffee pots, warmers or other cooking utensils will be permitted.