Date: July 6, 7, & 8th, 2017
Location: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Address: 3001 North Grant Avenue, Springfield, MO 65803

Camping Hook-ups
   
Camping Rates per day:
    $30 for 30 amp or $35 for 50 amp
To reserve your camping spot or trailer hook-up please contact the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds: 417.833.2660.
All spaces must be prepaid with the fairgrounds.

Two Yr Old Futurity horse Check-In
▪ Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00pm

Entry Desk
▪  Open from 1:00pm - 5:00pm Thurs-Sat.
▪  All horses must enter back in Championship classes.

 


Arena Hours
▪ Main Arena will be open from 1:00pm to Midnight for riding Wednesday.
▪ Main Arena will close at 5:00pm for show preparation Thursday-Saturday.
▪ Main Arena will be open for riding until Midnight directly after the show

Stalls:
▪ Cost is $50 per stall, which includes one bag of shavings.
▪ Tie Out fee: $10
▪ For stall reservations contact Gail Freed: 417-327-4536 or Ricka Mathews: 417-894-7973

Admission: Spectator Cost is $5.00 per night per person

The Mid America Grand Slam is a National Association of Breeders point show so show entries will receive points that will qualify your horse for the Year End Awards given away at the Breeders Cup banquet.

  Class Descriptions

Below is a brief summary of the Mid America Foxtrotting Horse Association Exhibitor divisions.

Open: Open classes are open to any registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horse. There are no restrictions on ownership however the owner must be a current Mid America member. All exhibitors in Open classes must be a current Mid America member.

Open Amateur: Open Amateur classes are open to any Amateur Rider. There are no restrictions on ownership of the horse except that the horse’s owner(s) must be current Mid America members and Exhibitors must be current Mid America members. Entered horses must meet the age and gender requirements of the class and be registered with the MFTHBA.

Amateur Owned & Trained (No professional training 90 days):  Horses must be owned by the Amateur member who is exhibiting the horse. Co-ownership with individuals outside the exhibitor’s immediately family makes the horse ineligible for this division. In addition, entered horses may not have been professionally trained or reside in a training facility within the 90 time frame from the Grand Slam show date. Entered horses much be 3 Yrs & Older and be registered with the MFTHBA.

Youth: There are no restrictions on ownership of the horse except that the horse’s owners must be current Mid America members in designated Youth classes. In addition, Youth must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Youth classes do not permit the exhibition of a stallion.

Open Amateur Limited: Exhibitors may not have won a 1st or 2nd place in any Mid America class in the past two calendar years. No Amateur ownership requirements apply to horses exhibited in this division.

Specialty: On some 5 years and older classes you willnotice that they are designated as a "specialty" class. The word Specialty is simply used to designate the class as a two gait (flat walk and foxtrot) class versus the traditional 5 years and older class which requires a flat foot walk, fox trot, and canter.

Mars/Venus: Entered horses much be 3 Yrs & Older and be registered with the MFTHBA. There are no ownership requirements for this class. It will be considered open to all rider divisions. Each entry must have one male rider and one female rider. Both will take turns riding for one half of the class and switch during the reverse in center ring.

Youth Equitation: A larger percentage of the judge's score will be determined by the rider's equitation and riding ability than that of a regular youth class where the focus is on the horse's performance. Riders must be 17 Years & Under.

Country Pleasure: Exhibitors may compete in english or western tack and attire, but tack/attire should not be mixed. The 2 gait class is judged on the quality and consistency of the flat walk and foxtrot, as well as manners of the horse under saddle. The horse should have a quiet nature and be responsive to the rider's commands. Horses should exhibit a relaxed, willing, free flowing, rhytmic, movement, which shows a fit horse and gives the rider the most pleasurable of rides. Entered horses much be 3 Yrs & Older and be registered with the MFTHBA.

Out of State: Entered horses much be 3 Yrs & Older and be registered with the MFTHBA. Horse and owner must be from out of the state of Missouri. Riders must be 18 Years & Older.

 Mid America Sportsmanship & Conduct Policy:

Unsportsmanlike conduct to show officials and/or show participants on the part of members, non members, exhibitor, trainers, grooms, owners, spectators, family members of a person participating in a Mid America event and all other persons on the grounds will not be tolerated. Unsportsmanlike conduct is defined as any form of misconduct that is irresponsible, illegal, indecent, profane, intimidating, threatening, abusive, or discourteous. Penalties: The MAFTHA reserves the right to impose penalties and/or monetary fines as it deems proper without being held liable for compensation or damages. Penalties are as follows but not limited to: Private censure, Public censure, deny all or part of MAFTHA privileges, prohibit involvement in MAFTHA events, expulsion or suspension of membership, forfeit of prizes, disqualification of horse(s), removal from grounds of MAFTHA event, and monetary fines.

Nearby Hotels and Lodging:

Microtel Inn & Suites
1.7 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 3125 N Kentwood Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-888-293-6798
Super 8 Springfield North I-44
1.7 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 3022 N Kentwood Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-800-536-1211
La Quinta Inn Springfield East
1.8 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 1610 East Evergreen St, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 915-888-3420
Days Inn & Suites Springfield on I-44
1.9 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 3114 N Kentwood Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-800-329-1992

Comfort Inn & Suites
2 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 2815 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-855-849-1513
Drury Inn & Suites
2 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 2715 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-888-324-1835
DoubleTree by Hilton
2.1 Miles from Showgrounds
Address: 2431 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 1-855-605-0318



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Mailing Address:

Mid America Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association
Attention: Two Year Old Futurity
P.O. Box 726
Republic, MO 65738

Mid America Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association
Attention: Membership
P.O. Box 726
Republic, MO 65738

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