Cajun Country Live Model Horse Show
Cajun Country Live -- February 25-26, 2017

Held at the American Legion Hall Post 208
5461 Joe Courville Rd. Vinton, Louisiana 70668
Phone: 337-589-6761

GENERAL INFORMATION

SHOW HOLDER -- Jennifer Moore 
Email -- candjmoore1117@bellsouth.net  
Cell Phone -- 337-274-9703
                                      

JUDGES -- Jennifer Moore, Others TBA

NAMHSA APPROVED -- Cajun Country Live is a member show of the North American Model Horse Showers Association ( NAMHSA ).   http://www.namhsa.org All first and second places in open division classes will receive NAN cards and qualify to compete at the 2017through 2020 North American Nationals Championship model horse shows.

SHOW HALL -- The show is being held at the American Legion Hall Post 208 in Vinton, Louisiana. The address is 5461 Joe Courville Rd. Vinton, Louisiana 70668. The show hall is very nice and very large with plenty of room for everyone. It is located about a 1/4 of a mile off of Interstate - 10.

If heading east on IH - 10 take the 3rd exit when you come into Louisiana. It is the #8, Hwy 108 exit. As soon as you come to the end of the exit there will be a stop sign, go straight thru the stop sign and onto Joe Courville Rd. The American Legion Hall is about 1/4 of a mile down on the Left.

If heading West on I - 10 take the # 8, Hwy 108 exit. Go over the overpass, take the first Rd. on the right, the Joe Courville Rd. The American Legion Hall is 1/4 of a mile down on the Left. There is a sign for the American Legion Hall at the beginning of the Joe Courville Rd.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS -- There are several hotels about 10 minutes from the show Hall. If you would like to stay in Louisiana, then try to find a hotel in Sulphur, Louisiana. It is the next town over and is about 10 minutes east of Vinton and the show hall. If you would like to stay in Texas, then try to find a hotel in Orange, Texas. It is the next town over and is about 10 minutes west of Vinton. If you need help locating a hotel please feel free to contact me and I will try to help.

One of the hotels in Orange is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. The address is...

Holiday Inn Express & Suites                                                                                         2655 IH - 10 Orange, Texas                                                                                             1 - 409 - 882 - 9222

If heading East on IH - 10 take the # 866 exit. The hotel will be right off of the Interstate.

If heading West on IH -10 take the # 877 exit. Make a U- turn under the Interstate, the hotel will be on the right.

ENTRY FEES -- Payments may be made via personal check, money order, or PayPal -- candjmoore1117@bellsouth.net

OPEN SHOW or VENDOR BOTH DAYS = $75.00
OPEN SHOW or VENDOR ONE DAY= $55.00

LUNCHES – We will have catered lunches available on both days. Prices are $10.00 per day per person.

PROXY FEES – $3.00 per horse for halter, or $3.00 per horse per performance class. No discount for proxy showers fees.

DEADLINE TO ENTER – All entries must be RECEIVED by February 20, 2017

NOTE -- If you pay your fees and then discover you will not be able to attend the show, please contact the show holders as soon as possible. Refunds will not be available until after the show has been held and in order to receive a refund, you must notify the show holder at least 48 hours before the show.

$1 Buy In – We are doing the $1 Buy In for all Halter Divisions. If you would like to show more than 4 models in a halter class you can by placing $1 next to every model that is over the limit. Not available for Performance Divisions.

LUNCHES -- · We will break for one hour on both Saturday and Sunday for lunch. The exact time of the breaks will be decided at the show, but will be around noon.

· Catered lunches will be available on both Saturday and Sunday. Prices are $10.00 a person per day. Please indicate if you would like to purchase catered lunches when you send in your entry forms. This will help us know how many servings to have.

· Saturday's menu will be Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with potato salad, bread, dessert, and a beverage.

· Sunday's menu will be Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, cornbread, dessert, and a beverage.

· If you would prefer fast food there is a Burger King, Sonic, Subway, Arby's and Pizza Inn within a few miles of the show hall.

· There will be complimentary coffee and doughnuts in the mornings when the show hall opens on both days.

RAFFLE -- There will be a raffle at the show for any donated items. If you are interested in donating an item to the raffle, please contact me personally. Thank you! At the show, raffle tickets will be $1/each, $5 for 6 tickets, or $10 for 12 tickets.

AWARDS -- Flats to 6th. Awards to champs / reserves. Special Awards for overall grand champs / reserves. All models placing either first or second in all open classes will receive NAN cards, and will qualify to compete at NAN 2017-2020. 

SHOW RULES --

1. Good sportsmanship should be exhibited at all times. Please do not disturb or talk to the judges while they are in the process of judging, and please do your best to be considerate of others and courteous at all times, no matter how your horses are placing. We are here for friendly competition. Please help make the show enjoyable for all. The show holder does reserve the right to ask anyone who is not behaving in an appropriate manner to leave and no refund will be given.

2. Halter classes may be split by gender, size, or breed origin if entries warrant. Only one class per horse per division, and foals/weanlings/yearlings may only show in the Foal classes. No halters, set-ups, or handlers permitted in halter classes.

3. If you have any questions about what class to put a horse in, please ask the show holder or the judge for the division for clarification.

4. Class Limits: Entries are limited to FOUR (4) horses per person per class in halter and THREE (3) horses per person per class in performance.

PERFORMANCE CLASS RULES --

1. Performance classes should have explanation cards or pages explaining the type of performance or showing patterns if the horse is performing a pattern (as in trail or dressage). Please limit documentation to no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches. The exception to this would be common classes such as huntseat pleasure or western pleasure, which do not need any documentation. No extra setups or props allowed in saddleseat/park, huntseat, or western pleasure classes. Rider/handler dolls are optional in most performance classes; however, showmanship entries will need at least one handler doll.

2. Harness: Appropriate harness for breed required. Vehicle is not required.

3. Costume: Costume must be appropriate for breed. Documentation is encouraged.
    
4. Hunter/Jumper/Cross Country: must include correct obstacle.

5. Dressage: Must include documentation identification of level and movement.

6. Speed Events: At least one barrel for barrel racing and two poles for pole bending are required. Other props as appropriate for the class are required. Documentation is useful.

7. Stock Classes: Stock required as appropriate for the entry. Documentation is useful.

8. Trail: Arena or natural obstacle required as appropriate for the class. Documentation is useful.

9. Other Performance: Must include card describing the activity shown.

HALTER CLASS RULES --

1. OF Plastic Halter and Collectability classes will be judged simultaneously by two judges, with one judge basing decision on breed characteristics, conformation, and condition of the model, and the other judge basing decisions on the collectability, rarity, and condition of the model.

2. COLLECTABILITY HALTER CLASSES, all horses must have a card giving the collectable information including name of mold, number in run, when produced, etc. Horses without collectability information may not be judged for collectability (this is at the judge's discretion and judges are not required to use a horse in a class without its collectability information). Non-realistic colors, Decorator colors and Woodgrains, etc. should be shown in the Unrealistic Class and will be judged only on collectability merits and will only be eligible to earn a non breed halter NAN card. Please limit documentation to no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches.

3. OF HALTER RULES: Regular Runs also include variations as part of the run (25 mares/25 stallions or 15 glossy/35 matte); accidental variations/factory goofs such as no socks, blanket spots, glossy or semi-glossy; Connoisseur models; Artists proofs of Regular Run & Connoisseur models; signed Regular Runs; and, any designated runs over the test run/VLR limit (over 50). Peter Stone Design Your Own Horse models will go the in VLR Division.

4. VLRs: IMPORTANT PLEASE READ VLR limit is 50 total horses in the run. This includes all Breyerfest prize models (even if it is just a glossy version of the regular run); Breyerfest raffle models, some judge's models if they fall under the number limit for the VLR division; DAH models and Stone Limited Factory runs under the VLR limit; Congress runs under the VLR limit.

5. STONE OOAK / TEST / VERY LIMITED RUN -- Extreme Factory Custom models will go in this division. Judge Models – If the judge models are the same model/color as a show regular run that was more than 50 (except for being glazed) then they will go in the REGULAR Stone classes. If they are a different color, etc. and are fewer than 50, then they go in this division.

6. BREYER OOAK / TEST / VERY LIMITED RUN -- All Breyer Fest & Breyer West Prize Models and Raffle Models go in this Division.

BREED AND CLASS NOTES --

1. If you have a question about where a breed goes, email the show holders or ask the judge at the show.

2. Coach / Carriage / Standardbred classes includes Friesians, Drum Horses, Gypsy Vanners & Cobs, Welsh Cobs (Section D), Cleveland Bays, Standardbreds as well as any breed originally developed as a light / fancy coach / carriage breed.

3. Other Draft Breeds includes Spotted Draft, Noriker, American Cream Draft, Boulonnais, Black Forest Draft, Breton, Suffolk Punch, Japanese Ban’ei, and any other breed not specified in the other Draft classes.

4. British Ponies includes Welsh Ponies (sections A, B, & C only), Dartmoor, Exmoor, British Shetland, Highland Ponies, New Forest Ponies, Connemara Ponies, etc.

5. American Ponies includes Pony of the Americas (POA), Chincoteague, Paint and Quarter Ponies, etc. It also includes Welara Ponies (Welsh ponies of any type crossed with Arabians because this registry originated in the USA), American Shetlands, Walking Ponies, etc.

6. Other Ponies include any breed from another country.

7. Shagya Arabians and Akhal - Tekes will go in Other Light.

8. Nez Perce will go in Other Stock.

ENTRANT INFORMATION -- We will be useing the EMCAT system!!!!

TAGS AND ENTRANT NUMBERS --

Each of your horses has a separate number that begins with YOUR entrant number. First make a list of all the horses that you plan to show. Assign each horse a number, starting with XXX-001. (The XXX is *your* entrant number.) Continue numbering in sequence, XXX-002, XXX-003, XXX-004, etc. all the way up as high as you need to go.

Feel free to email Daralyn Wallace at daralyn.fbc@gmail.com if you do NOT have an entrant number yet. If you can’t remember your entrant number, you can go to http://starhold.150m.com/numbers.htm to look up your number.

IMPORTANT -- A list of horses entered in the show is needed for all entrants. All lists should have the following information: Your name, your EMCAT#, horses's number, horse's name, breed, gender & make (OFP, CH, OFR,AR, CM, etc.) Horse lists MUST be turned in before you leave the show hall to go home. You can either hand PRINT your list or print one from your computer. If handwritten, please be neat!

Once you have your list ready for the show, you will either bring it with you to the show, OR email it to Brad Johnson. His email address is   dosnut@yahoo.com
If possible, please email a copy of your list BEFORE the show. You can always update it while you are at the show if you need to do so.

NOTE -- If your list is of all the horses that you own, you might either highlight or bold the names of the ones that you will be showing at the show. This will help Brad know which horses to look for when doing the results.

NAMING HORSES -- It is customary for people to give each model its own name rather than using the name that the company gave the model. If you really like the name the company used, then add something to it to make it unique, such as your stable name or translate the name into a different language. For example, Black Beauty in Spanish would be Belleza Negra, and in French it would be Beauté Noire.

TAGS -- Once you have the list made, you are ready to make your tags. Tags may be purchased at most office supply stores and at Wal-Mart in the office supply section. These are small WHITE tags approximately one inch in length with a string attached to them. The string is looped around one of the horse’s legs and serves as a means to identify your horse.

On the front side of the tag, you write your horse’s number, breed, and gender. On the back side of the tag, you can write the horse’s name and your name so that if the tag falls off, it can be identified and returned to you.

Always have extra blank tags at the show so that you can make tags for any horses you buy at the show or replace any that get lost.

NOTE -- The front side of the tag is always placed up on the table so that the judge can see your number easily when he or she writes down the placing of the horses that will get ribbons.

SHOW RULES FOR DAMAGED OR LOST ITEMS OR MODELS --

You are welcome to leave your models and items over night. The show hall does have a security system and the doors will be locked and the security system will be on. However if you leave your models and other items it is at your own risk. Neither the people who run or own the show hall, nor the show hosts are responsible for any damages or loss.

This goes for while the show is being ran as well. If something happens and an item or model is damaged or stolen while at the show, neither the people who run or own the show hall, nor the show hosts are responsible.

If a model or item is damaged by someone other than the owner of that model or item, then the person that did the damage will be held responsible. Basically there is a " you break it you bought it" rule in affect. Anyone who breaks or damages any item or model in any way, will be held responsible for the cost of getting that model or item repaired, or if unrepairable, replaced.

These rules are to be followed by everyone at the show including entrants, judges, and visitors. If you break or damage any item or model you will be held accountable.

Laissez Les Bon
Temps Rouler!!!