Gold Buckle Futurity

About the Gold Buckle Futurity Program:
Reining Australia first introduced the Gold Buckle Futurity Program in 2011 for the Open Divisions only of the Reining Australia National Gold Buckle Futurity.


The principle aim has been to attract the interest of all horse breeders and owners to become engaged with the Reining Australia in promoting progeny who may be destined for a reining career and in particular the Reining Australia National Gold Buckle Futurity. Owners who NOMINATE their progeny are potentially adding to their value and marketability while aiding in a more rewarding futurity with greater prize monies and trophies. Owners who NOMINATE their progeny at a young age will realise the cost benefits for those horses that progress to the Futurity.


The core difference to the conditions of ENTRY requirements meant that horses were required to first NOMINATE into the Gold Buckle Futurity Program as a precondition of ENTRY into Reining Australia National Gold Buckle Futurity.

2019 Thomas Arena Products

Open Futurity Champions

Warren Backhouse & NPH Gunner Be A Goodnite 
Sire: Gunners Special Nite
Dam: Lilmissnoitall
Owner: Dave & Jane Manchon

Breeder: Neylon Performance Horses

NON PRO RULE CHANGE
Commencing 2017 all horses competing in the NON-PRO Futurity must be NOMINATED into the Gold Buckle Program as a precondition of ENTRY.
An amnesty period did apply till the 31st December 2016 for all NON-PRO horses to NOMINATE into the Gold Buckle Program for the 2017/2018 Futurity. The NOMINATION cost remained at $220 regardless of age till the 31st December 2016.
The amnesty was a ONE TIME OFFER and only applied to NON-PRO Futurity horses. Should the horse also compete in the Open Division of the 2017/2018 Futurity an additional $660/$440 NOMINATION fee will apply and 100% of that NOMINATION fee will go to the Open Divisions.


HORSE NOMINATION - Conditions and Fees:
NOMINATION of a horse into the Gold Buckle Program will be accepted by Reining Australia from the time of foaling though to time of ENTRY.
The NOMINATION process can be actioned by the Horse Owner and is open to any horse regardless of Breed or Breed Registration.
There is no requirement for the Horse Owner to be a member of Reining Australia or NRHA at the time of nomination.


CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP:

A horse NOMINATED into the Reining Australia Gold Buckle Futurity Program may change ownership and retain its NOMINATION status under the new owner, provided Reining Australia is notified in writing on the Transfer of Ownership form. A Change of Ownership form is available for down-load on the RA Website. The new owner must be a member of RA/NRHA once the horse is shown.


NOMINATOR INCENTIVE:

The Nominator Incentive is a benefit of the program that pays money back to the person that NOMINATES a horse which competes in the Open Level 4 division of the Reining Australia National Gold Buckle Futurity.

A 5% is paid back to the nominator of the horse, even if that person no longer owns the horse. This payment applies to the Open Level 4 Prize money only.


NOMINATION Fees: Due 30th November each year
• Horse - Birth to Yearling 1 – 4 progeny NOMINATION FEE $220 each
                                         5 – 9 progeny NOMINATION FEE $165 each

                                        10   + progeny NOMINATION FEE $110 each
• Horse – two year old of age NOMINATION FEE $440 each


• Horse – Three year old of age NOMINATION FEE $880 each


• Horse - 3 year old January the year of the Futurity to time of entry  NOMINATION FEE $1650 each



HORSE ENTRY - Conditions and Fees:
HORSES TO BE ENTERED in the RA National Gold Buckle Futurity - Open or Non-Pro Divisions must first be NOMINATED. [See above]


AGE OF HORSES: Northern Hemisphere horses that are 3-year-old in their country of origin in the Futurity year will be classified as 3-year-old horses here in Australia for our National Futurity. Age of Southern Hemisphere horses in the Futurity is their age at 31st July in the year of the Futurity.


HORSE LICENCE: Horses must be licensed with NRHA prior to acceptance of ENTRY into the RA Gold Buckle Futurity.

A Horse Licence form is available for down load from the RA Website.


MEMBERSHIP: For ENTRY of a horse in the RA National Gold Buckle Futurity, Open or Non-Pro Divisions the Owner and Rider are required to be members of RA/NRHA. (Refer to the membership requirements in the current NRHA Handbook)


SUBSTITUTION/TRANSFER OF ENTRY: No consideration for any reason will be given to the substitutions or transfer of an ENTRY.


ENTRY Fees:
• Level 4 [Open Division] ENTRY FEE $440 Full added.
[This entry fee is applicable to all open futurity entries]

Competitors eligible to participate in the following Divisions will pay a further ENTRY fee with additional prize monies as follows:


To enter the Intermediate, Limited and Level 1 Divisions within the Gold Buckle Futurity, riders must be entered in the Level 4 Open Futurity.


To enter the Intermediate and Limited Divisions within the Gold Buckle Non Pro Futurity, riders must be entered in the Open Non Pro Futurity


• Level 3 [Intermediate Division] ENTRY FEE $220 Division prize money $4000
• Level 2 [Limited Division] ENTRY FEE $110 Division prize money $2000
• Level 1 [Lifetime earnings less than $2000] ENTRY FEE $55 Division prize money $1000
• Judges fee $55 payable once only.


FUTURITY PAYOUT: 1st 28%, 2nd 18%, 3rd 16%, 4th 14%, 5th 8%, 6th 6%, 7th 4%, 8th to 10th 2%
Please note the 5% nominator incentive is deducted from the above percentages.


SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS:
• NOMINATE horse into Gold Buckle Futurity Program [see fee schedule – from foaling to time of entry]


• NOMINATION accepted, recorded and certificate issued by Reining Australia.


• Transfer of Ownership if applicable. New owner must be current members of RA/NRHA [complete and submit to RA Transfer of Ownership Form]


• Owner membership of RA/NRHA to be current


• Rider membership of RA/NRHA to be current


• Obtain RA/NRHA Horse Completion Licence


• ENTER horse into RA National Gold Buckle Futurity - Open / Non-Pro Divisions


RIGHT TO CANCEL:

Reining Australia reserves the right to cancel this event without notice at any time prior to the show without liability, but in such event will return all entry money to the subscribers. Interest earned on the entries is the property of Reining Australia.


Should further information be required please contact the Reining Australia Office Manager
Secretary.reiningaustralia@bigpond.com
Mobile 0412 479 340

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