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Rules

General

  1. Western Fortunes Inc. reserves the right to refuse any enrollment at its discretion.
  1. All disputes arising out of the application or interpretation of any rules or conditions of the Western Fortunes Inc. Incentive Program shall be decided by Western Fortunes Inc.
  1. Western Fortunes Inc. reserves the right to alter the conditions of all or part of the incentive fund program as it, in its sole discretion, Western Fortunes Inc. may cancel the program at any time and refund money for 4 year olds and under, excluding interest, GST and 20% of nomination fees, if it deems participation is insufficient to justify the program.
  1. A $50.00 late fee will be charged for all late nomination payments and must be paid before next scheduled payment. Any missed payments will result in being dropped for the program. No refunds.
  1. A current listing of all eligible foals that are named and paid in full will be listed on our website, westernfortunes.com.
  1. Owners’ names and contact information will be listed on our website, westernfortunes.com, and used in Western Fortunes Inc. social media networks.
  1. Events for the upcoming year will be listed on our website, westernfortunes.com
  1. For a Western Fortunes’ offspring to be eligible for incentive money they must make entry to the host event, and complete the following:
  • On entry form, designate WF horse and use horse’s registered name (spelled correctly)
  • Supply copy of offspring’s registration papers from an accredited breed association showing the CURRENT OWNER with each entry
  • Have current address on file with the WF office (must be done before winnings will be issued)
  1. All nomination fees and money pay-outs will be in Canadian Funds.
  2. Goods and Services Tax (GST) at 5% is added to all nomination fees.

Stallions

  1. Western Fortunes Inc. reserves the right to refuse any stallion nomination.
  1. Stallion nominator must be the registered owner of the stallion at the time of nomination. All stallion prize money will be paid to the last recorded stallion nominator.
  1. Western Fortunes Inc. is a limited stallion incentive program. To enroll your stallion, send an e-mail to westernfortunes@gmail.com. Stallions who are waitlisted are not allowed to advertise that they are on the waitlist.
  1. If a stallion owner sells their currently enrolled WF stallion, they can choose to either sell the slot with the stallion or retain it and nominate a different stallion that they own. If the stallion owner retains the slot, the original stallion will no longer be considered a WF stallion.
  1. If a WF nominated stallion dies or becomes unfit for breeding, the owner will be able to nominate a different stallion that is under the same ownership within 6 months. A veterinary certificate will have to be provided to Western Fortunes Inc. along with a New Stallion application.
  1. If a WF nominated stallion does not breed any mares for two consecutive years they will be dropped from the program.
  1. If a stallion owner drops the stallion from the program for any reason, the stallion will not be eligible for re-enrollment under the same ownership.
  1. Stallions must be re-nominated yearly to remain in the program at the current nomination fee. Stallions must be nominated and include first payment by June 15th. Stallions must be paid in full by September 15th of year prior to enrollment. Failure to meet nomination and payment deadlines will result in forfeiture of nomination and any fees.
  • $200.00 due by June 15th
  • $800.00 due by September 15th

New Stallion Enrolment

  1. New stallion applications will be accepted starting February 15th.
  1. Open to either Canadian or United States ownership.
  1. Stallion can reside in either Canada or the United States.
  1. Stallion must be living at the time of enrollment.
  1. New stallions must be nominated and include first payment by May 15th. Stallions must be paid in full by June 15th of year prior to enrollment.
  1. Failure to meet nomination and payment deadlines will result in forfeiture of nomination and any fees.
  1. A copy of the stallion’s breed registration papers showing current ownership must be included with the application.
  1. Stallion must provide official breed stallion report (s) indicating how many mares have been bred in the stallion’s lifetime.
  1. Stallion must provide a picture at the time of nomination.
  1. Stallions will not be added to the Western Fortunes website unless their nomination fee has been paid for in full.
  • $200.00 due by May 15th
  • $800.00 due by June 15th

Offspring

  1. Only offspring sired by currently enrolled Western Fortunes stallions are eligible for enrolment into the Western Fortunes program by choosing one of the fee schedules below:
  2. Western Fortunes reserves the right to refuse any offspring nomination.
  3. Offspring never have to pay WF administration or entry fees to compete for Western Fortunes bonus money at host events, however all event producers entry & rollover fees have to be paid to the hosting show office.
  4. All enrolled offspring will be listed on the Western Fortunes website. Offspring will not appear on the Western Fortunes website until registration papers are provided.
  5. The Western Fortunes office will provide a WF logo sticker for the enrolled offspring’s registration papers. A WF sticker on a horse’s registration papers does not guarantee that a horse is paid in full to the program. Contact the Western Fortunes office for confirmation of enrolment.
  6. TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP: The new owner must provide the Western Fortunes office a copy of the registration papers showing current ownership along with current contact information.
  7. If the Western Fortunes program is canceled prior to the offspring’s 5-year old year, enrolment fees, excluding interest, GST and 20% of enrolment fees, will be refunded.
  8. If an offspring’s sire drops the program the offspring always remains enrolled and is always eligible to win bonus money.
  9. Offspring enrolment is a ONE-TIME fee and must be received by December 1st for current year’s fees to apply.

Note: Offspring turn another year older as of January 1st every year!

Weanlings

Pay in full by December 1st of the WEANLING YEAR for a ONE-TIME fee of $150.00.

OR

Pay a $50.00 sustaining fee by December 1st of the WEANLING YEAR and then pay $150.00 by December 1st of the YEARLING YEAR for a total of $200.00.

 

 Yearlings and Older

Offspring that have NOT either GRANDFATHERED or ENROLLED into Western Fortunes as weanlings can pay into the program with the ONE-TIME enrolment fee by December 1st using the schedule below.

 

Yearlings $250.00

2-Year Olds and Older $1500.00

 

GRANDFATHER CLAUSE: All yearling and older offspring sired by newly enrolled Western Fortunes stallions can be grandfathered into the program for a ONE-TIME fee if received by December 1st using the schedule below:

 

Offspring yearling & older sired by 2017 enrolled WF stallions $250.00

Offspring yearling & older sired by 2018 & 2019 enrolled WF stallions $200.00

 

Note:

Any offspring born in 2013 and before (5-years old and older) that enrols into the Western Fortunes program in 2018 sired by a 2017-2018 enrolled stallion WILL BE ELIGIBLE to compete for Western Fortunes bonus money in 2018.

Offspring Enrolment form-2018, enrolment fees and a copy of offspring’s registration papers showing CURRENT OWNERSHIP must be in to the WF office 10 working days prior to the start of the event to be eligible for WF bonus money.

 

Any offspring born in 2013 and before (5-years old and older) that enrols into the Western Fortunes program in 2018 sired by a 2019 enrolled stallion WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE to compete for Western Fortunes bonus money until 2019.

 

Please be reminded that a copy of registration papers showing the CURRENT OWNER must accompany each offspring enrolment at a WF co-sanctioned event. If you don’t provide a copy of registration at the time of entry and forward a copy into the WF office after the event there will be a $25.00 charge. If ownership is misrepresented, owner money will be forfeited.

Mares

The Dam is enrolled into Western Fortunes for FREE when the offspring is enrolled.

 

There are NEVER any additional fees and the BREEDER is eligible to win bonus money as long as the offspring wins!

 

Even if the offspring’s sire drops out of the program, the BREEDER of the offspring always remains enrolled and is always eligible to win bonus money.

Money Distribution

  1. All nomination fees will become part of the “bonus reward money” purse and distributed pursuant to these rules.
  1. 80% of all nomination fees received will be held by Western Fortunes Inc. for distribution as bonus reward money. 20% of all nomination fees shall be deducted when received as an office charge by Western Fortunes Inc. for promotion and administering the program. Any interest earned on bonus reward money and GST shall be retained by Western Fortunes Inc.
  1. Offspring nomination fees will be held and distributed as bonus reward money on the offspring’s 5-year old year. Stallion nomination fees will be distributed as bonus reward money the year of the stallion’s enrollment.
  1. Bonus reward money will be distributed as follows:
  • 50% to the Offspring Owner
  • 30% to the Stallion Owner
  • 20% to the Breeder
  1. Winners of bonus reward money will be posted on the westernfortunes.com website. Owner distributions will be available approximately three weeks after the event producer gets full results to the Western Fortunes Inc. office. Breeder and Stallion distributions will be available at the end of the applicable year. It is the responsibility of the bonus reward money winner to provide Western Fortunes Inc. with current address before any distributions are made. Any bonus reward money not claimed by July 1 of the year after it was earned is forfeited by the winner and will be added to the following year’s purse.

Competition

Futurity Competition

  1. A rider can ride more than one Western Fortunes Inc. offspring in a futurity event.
  2. Offspring must be 5-years of age or under and never have competed in a barrel race prior to December 1st of the previous year.
  1. Money will not be paid out to contestants who knock over barrels.
  1. Average payout will be based on the two long go rounds. See example payouts.

Derby Competition

  1. A rider can ride more than one Western Fortunes Inc. offspring in a derby event.
  2. Offspring must be 7 years of age or under.
  1. Money will not be paid out to contestants who knock over barrels.
  1. Average payout will be based on the two long go rounds. See example payouts.

Open Competition

  1. Any Western Fortunes Inc. offspring can be eligible for Western Fortunes Inc. bonus money at open events, regardless of age.
  1. Western Fortunes Inc. bonus money will be paid on a 4D format based on the time of the fastest Western Fortunes Inc. eligible offspring with ½ second splits between each division.
  1. To be eligible for Western Fortunes Inc. Bonus Money, refer to rule # 8 under General Rules.
  1. A rider can ride more than one Western Fortunes Inc. offspring in an open event.
  1. Money will not be paid out to contestants who knock over barrels.
  1. If no offspring fall into any one particular division the payout for that division will be divided equally between the remaining divisions.
  1. If only one offspring places in a division, that horse shall receive the entire payout for that division.
  1. If only two offspring place in a division the money split will be: 54% – 46%
  1. If only three offspring place in a division the money split will be: 40-33-27%.
  1. If only four offspring place in a division the money split will be: 35-28-22-15%