A new feature for the 2008 National Show is a set of “slot” classes with added prize money and prestige. Slots must be purchased in advance – the ApHC begins accepting slot payments October 1, 2007 – for the six classes making up the inaugural event. Reservation forms and rules are available from the National Show section of the website or by calling (208) 882-5578 ext. 400 to request a form.

Futurity classes include 3-year-old Western Pleasure, 3-year-old Hunter under Saddle, Yearling Fillies Halter, and Yearling Colts/Geldings Halter. Futurity slots are available at $1,250 each. The “Sweepstakes” classes are Non-Pro/Youth 5 and under Western Pleasure and Non-Pro/Youth 5 and under Hunter under Saddle. Sweepstakes slots are $750 each.

Slots are permanent and the fee must be paid each year. The first 20 payments received by the ApHC will be given a permanent slot. Depending on demand, an additional five temporary slots may be sold.
The prize money (based on purchase of 20 permanent and five temporary slots totaling $28,125) will be paid out through six places. First place will pay $7,500 in each slot futurity class. Top limited exhibitors will also be eligible for added money.

Twenty-five (25) permanent slots will be available in each of the Sweepstakes classes, with an optional five temporary slots as in the futurities. Prize money will be apportioned similarly through six places with first place paying $6,000. Top youth exhibitors will be eligible for added money.
Slot owners will vote for the judges who will be hired to judge these classes only. Slot futurity classes will be held each year at the National Show beginning in 2008 in Jackson, Mississippi.

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