MMBHF

mmhbf special events

September 6-8, 2024

Michigan State University Pavilion
East Lansing, Michigan

Morgan & Open Classes
MJMHA Point Approved

Morgan Weanling spectacular

 

amateur morgan
yearling sweepstakes

 

over $75,000 in prize money

The 2024 MMHBF Weanling Sweepstakes Class will feature a $4,000 award to the donor of the sire of the CHAMPION weanling, and a $1,000 award to the donor of the sire of the RESERVE CHAMPION weanling, thanks to a gracious anonymous donor.

Sponsored by Lexicon LLC, Darris & Leslie Garoufalis & Appointments USA

Eligibility:

  • Open to ALL 2024 Morgan foals sired by the stallions sold in the MMHBF 2023 Stallion Service Auction.
  • Any 2024 foal resulting from a “Name Your Mare” lot purchased the day of the 2023 MMHBF Stallion Service Auction. The mare and the stallion to which it was bred must be declared by December 1, 2023.
  • Any 2024 foal identified as being the result of a breeding purchased in the 2022 Stallion Service Auction where a mare was declared, but the breeding was unsuccessful. A new mare declaration form with updated 2023 breeding information must be re-submitted by December 1, 2023.

See eligible sires listed below.

Entry Fee: $175 per foal by August 15, 2024. After August 15, the class entry fee will be $250 per foal. If the foal was not entered in the show by August 15, 2024, $35 per horse post entry fee will also apply. All entries must be completed by NOON, Friday, September 6, 2024, at which time entries close.

Information Forms: At show check-in, be prepared to complete a form requesting the foal’s date of birth, the name and registration numbers of its sire and dam, and also the foal’s registration number (if registered). For your convenience, the foal information form may be downloaded (see “Weanling Form” above). Foal owners must also complete and sign IRS Form W-9 requesting the OWNER’S Social Security number.

General Information & Class Procedures:

  • The order of entry for sweepstakes classes will be posted at the Show Office during the Friday afternoon session. The order will be randomly generated with the specification that, for handlers with multiple entries, there is to be at least two horses between his or her entries. No requests for changes will be honored.
  • The sweepstakes class will begin with each entry in the order posted making an individual appearance of a maximum of two minutes before the judge, then leaving the ring. After the last horse has left the ring, the top 12 entries will be announced, and then a 10-minute break will follow.
  • After the break, the previously announced top entries will re-enter the ring and line up on the rail, and the judge will complete the class.

DNA Test: Immediately after the class and in the presence of an MMHBF representative, a DNA hair sample will be taken from each of the Top Ten foals and also from the 11th and 12th place foals, these samples to be submitted to AMHA for DNA verification. MMHBF will provide blank DNA test kits for the sampling and will send the samples to the testing laboratory within 72 hours of the end of the show. No DNA testing fees will be charged to exhibitors.

Class Awards: Champion to receive trophy, Appointments USA sheet, ribbon and $6,250. Reserve Champion – Appointments USA sheet, ribbon and $4,250. Balance of Top Ten to receive ribbons and cash prizes: 3rd – $3,375, 4th – $2,750, 5th – $2,125, 6th – $1,750, 7th – $1,500, 8th – $1,250, 9th – $1,000, 10th – $750, 11th – ribbon, 12th – ribbon. SSA donor of champion’s sire to receive $4,000, and SSA donor of reserve champion’s sire to receive $1,000. Bonus Prize Money: $25,000 Bonus Prize Money is to be divided equally among all Bonus-eligible foals (see below) that place in the Top Ten of the Weanling Spectacular.

Bonus Prize Eligibility: Foals identified as being the result of a breeding purchased the day of the Gala in the 2023 Stallion Service Auction (or a declared carry-over re-breeding from a 2022 Auction purchase) are eligible for the 2024 Bonus Prize money. In addition, each stallion owner whose donated stallion service was purchased the day of the Gala in the 2023 Stallion Service Auction was given the opportunity to identify one of the purchased stallion’s foals to be eligible for the 2024 Bonus Prize Money. IN ALL CASES, THE BIOLOGICAL DAM OF THE FOAL FROM THE PURCHASED OR DONATED STALLION SERVICE MUST HAVE BEEN DECLARED BY DECEMBER 1, 2023 or by December 31, 2023 with the payment of a $100 late penalty.

Payment of Prizes: Prize checks will be mailed once DNA tests have been confirmed. Each prize check will be made payable to the foal owner of record and will be void 60 days after the date of issue.

 

Sponsored by the Walton & Loubert Families

Eligibility: Open to all registered Morgan yearlings. Handler and trailer must be amateurs as defined by USEF rules and must be 18 years of age or older. Class does NOT qualify for any Morgan “Futurity” in-hand championships. 

Entry Fee: $100 per horse by August 15, 2024. After August 15, the class entry fee will be $150 per horse. If the horse was not entered in the show by August 15, 2024, $35 per horse post entry fee will also apply. All entries must be completed by NOON on Friday, September 6, 2024, at which time entries close.

Tax ID Information: OWNERS must provide their Social Security numbers on IRS Form W-9, those forms available in the show office. 

General Information & Class Procedures:

  • The order of entry for sweepstakes classes will be posted at the Show Office during the Friday afternoon session. The order will be randomly generated with the specification that, for handlers with multiple entries, there is to be at least two horses between his or her entries. No requests for changes will be honored.
  • The sweepstakes class will begin with each entry in the order posted making an individual appearance of a maximum of two minutes before the judge, then leaving the ring. After the last horse has left the ring, the top 12 entries will be announced, and then a 10-minute break will follow.
  • After the break, the previously announced top entries will re-enter the ring and line up on the rail, and the judge will complete the class.
  • Management reserves the right to adjust the time of the break.

Class Awards:

  • Champion – Trophy, Appointments USA sheet, ribbon and $1,500
  • Reserve Champion – Appointments USA sheet, ribbon and $1,250
  • Balance of Top Ten to receive ribbons and cash prizes: 3rd – $750, 4th – $500, 5th – $400, 6th thru 10th – $200 each

Payment of Prizes: Prize money will be paid by check within 30 days of the last day of the competition. Checks will be made payable to the owner of record and will be void 60 days after the date of issue. 

2024 ELIGIBLE SIRES

MARE DECLARATIONS

Deadlines for 2024 Bonus-Eligible Foals

  • December 1, 2023 (without Penalty)
  • December 2-31, 2023 (with payment of $100 late Penalty)
  • NO mare declarations will be accepted after December 31, 2023 for any reason.
  • NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.

**Stallions asterisked are NOT bonus-eligible because their services were purchased AFTER the day of the 2023 SSA event. However, those foals may still enter the sweepstakes and compete for 1st through 10th place prize money.

Astronomicallee
Bazinga
Balenciaga
BGMF Kentucky Gentleman
Brigantine
Burkland High Octane
Caffeinated
CBMF Crown Prince GCH
CBMF Over The Moon
CBMF Urban Legend
Clayhill’s Creed
CLS American Prince
Cool Whip
DDF Raptor
Detweiler’s Mizteri Man**
Dreamers Moonlight Rambo GCH
ECS Made You Tense
FieldcrestCaptainEclectic
GetYourGrooveOn
GRM Black Illusions**
Higher Ellevations
HWDY High Velocity
ICF Reasonably Certain
Indian Creek Ice Breaker
InGate’s Eye Of The Tiger
JDS Spectacular Flaire
Latours Revenant**
LCK Luke Skywalker**
Man In Black GCH
MEM Intoxicated

Merriehill After Hours GCH
Minion Millennium
Newmont’s Get Real
Newmont’s Legend
Nobility
NS After Six
NS Fame & Fortune GCH
OTM Total Eclipse
Queen’s Rebel Yell
Queen’s Smart Money
Roberto Cavalli
Rose Valley VeryImpressiv
Rowenda Boogie On Down
Roxanne’s Black Gentleman
RRG Mesmerize
RWF Dralion
Sand Ridge Pazazz
Saralin Seabourn
SDMF American Icon
Sensationalist GCH
SonOfAHotSummerNite
Superman
Treble’s Timepiece
Ultras Talent Agent
WRR Astro Boy
WVS Extreme Demander
Name Your Mare 1, 2, 3