World Championship

5th Annual Hangin' Tree Cowdog Futurity 

NRS Ranch Decatur, TX.  October 8-12, 2019

Major Futurity Sponsors

Host

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Futurity Jacket Sponsors

Travis Stone

Paul Lelinski

Hitter Farrier Services LLC

Carroll Messick

Bluff Valley Kennels

Andrew Baxter

John Schlichting

Ernie Christmas

4 K Ranch (Carron Knight)

Wilcox Cowdogs

Hollow Point Ranch

Holbrooks Land & Cattle

2019 Schedule

Monday, October 7th - 8 A.M.- Supreme Qualifier (Must be registered by Sept 24th)

                                         4 P.M. - Check-in contestants competing in the Maturity Class and the Horseback class. We  will walk the course with the judges and all participants and go over the obstacles and rules for the Tuesday & Wednesday classes.

Tuesday, October 8th - 8 A.M. - 1st Go-Round of the Maturity Class & Horseback Class.

Wednesday, October 9th - 8 A.M. - 2nd Go-Round of the Maturity Class & Horseback Class.

                                         4 P.M.Check-in day for all contestants competing in Supreme Class, Futurity Class, Novice Class, and Youth Class. We will walk the course with the judges and all participants and go over the obstacles and rules for the Thursday & Friday classes.

Thursday, October 10th 8 A.M. - 1st Go-Round of the Supreme Class, Futurity Class, Novice Class, and Youth Class. 

            This will be long days, there are more entries than ever, so please be ready when it's your time to run.

Friday, October 11th - 8 A.M. - 2nd go-round of the Supreme Class, Futurity Class, Novice Class, and Youth Class. Same plan as the day before, we need to move along at a timely pace. We need to have the 1st and 2nd go-rounds concluded by the end of Friday.

 

Friday, October 11th - 6 P.M. immediately following days events - Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 12th - 8 A.M. Finals for all Classes.

Awards Ceremony immediately following the Final Class. 

Members competing during the Futurity week:

You'll need to have DNA submitted by August 25th, 2019 for the results to be returned back to the association before Futurity time. Anyone who delays in this will not receive any winnings until the association has the DNA results.

Classes

There will be a $50 per entry cattle charge for contestants, except Novice class will be $25 per entry.

This cattle charge is due Sept 1st along with your entry fee.

Also note there has been a Youth Class added to get interest started at a young age.

Novice Class there is a $300 earning limit for those entered in this class.  Also individuals entering in any other class except Youth Class may not enter Novice class.

  • Futurity Class - Entry Form (printable version only because of multiple payments and possible late sign-up.)

    • Dog cannot be over 27 months old as of November 1, 2019. To qualify, dog must be whelped on or after August 1, 2017.

    • Any missed payment and entry is cancelled. To re-enter dog, penalty applies.

    • Dog can be entered at any time up to the Futurity date (late fees apply, contact Association) 

    • Payment Schedule for Futurity: $50 each time IF payment schedule is followed

      • 1st payment January 1st to January 31st

      • 2nd payment due March 1st

      • 3rd payment due May 1st 

      • 4th payment due July 1st 

      • 5th payment due September 1st 

      • Final payment, due by Futurity date

    • 2 Go-rounds finals

    • Rules to be posted before Futurity

  • Maturity Class - Entry Form

    • Dogs over 27 months old as of November 1, 2019 (whelped before August 1, 2017)

    • 2 go rounds & finals.

    • $50 Cattle Charge per Entry

    • $100 entry fee.

    • Same rules as futurity

    • Entry deadline September 1st

  • Supreme Cowdog Class - Entry Form          

    • Previously Supreme qualified dogs have to be entered by September 1st

    • ***Monday 10/7/2019*** We are holding a Supreme Qualifying Session. Your dog must be entered BY 9/24/2019 (for the qualifying session). Any dog that qualifies during the Supreme Session can still be entered in the Supreme Cowdog Class (MUST BE ENTERED THAT DAY)

    • 2 Go-rounds & finals

    • $50 Cattle Charge per Entry

    • $300 entry fee.

    • Same rules as futurity.

  • Novice Class - Entry Form

    • For any member that has not won more than $300 in other trials

    • Individual can not be entered in any other classes except Youth.

    • They can use any age Hangin' Tree Cowdog

    • $25 Cattle Charge per Entry

    • $50 entry fee

    • 2 Go-rounds and finals

    • Prize money and buckles

    • Will follow Maturity Class

    • Entry deadline September 1st

  • Youth Class *NEW*

    • For any member 16 years or younger​

    • They can use any age Hangin' Tree Cowdog

    • $25 entry fee

    • 2 Go-rounds and finals

    • Prize buckles

    • Will follow Novice Class

  • Horseback Class (Stall Booking) - Entry Form

    • They can use any age Hangin' Tree Cowdog

    • $50 Cattle Charge per Entry

    • $100 entry fee

    • 2 go rounds and finals

    • Prize money and buckles

    • Will follow Novice Class

    • Entry deadline September 1st

 

  • Nominate Stud Dogs for $100. If pup out of nominated stud wins the futurity the owner of stud wins the purse. Purse 80% to winner 20% to association. If no one wins it rolls over to next year.

Jan 1 - 31             Enter dog                   $50                                                                                

March 1              2nd payment             $50   -------------------------- late entry $200

May 1                  3rd payment              $50   -------------------------- late entry $300

July 1                   4th payment             $50   -------------------------- late entry $400

Sept 1                   5th payment             $50   -------------------------- late entry $500

Futurity date      Final payment          $50      Total of $300   ------- late entry $600       

2019 Futurity Payment schedule  

     

Explanation of Rounds and Payouts

 

  • Each go round points & time - Each go round pays 10% of total purse.

    • If under 10 dogs entered 2 moneys 60%-40%. 

    • If 10 or more dogs entered 3 moneys 50%-30%-20%.

  • Finals - Total combined points & time of the two go rounds.  Top 1 per 3 dogs entered go to finals.  

    • If 6 or less dogs entered, 2 go to finals.  

    • 7 to 9 dogs entered, 3 to finals.

    • 10 to 12 dogs entered, 4 to finals. 

    • 13 or more dogs entered, top 5 to finals.

  • Finals pay 2 moneys

    • If less than 12 dogs entered, 70% - 30% plus prizes.

    • If 12 or more dogs entered 3 moneys 50%-30%-20%.

  • Dates and times are subject to change if deemed necessary.

  • All futurity expenses must come out before any prize money is established.

  • 10% of total purse goes to association.

  • Dog must be a Permanent Registered Hangin’ Tree Cowdog by futurity time and DNA tested (see HTCA Trial Dogs for rules). No prize money or prizes given out until DNA results are received by the association office.