The International Show Committee would like to welcome you to the 29th annual Rocky Mountain International Grand Championship Horse Show. Planning has been ongoing since last year hoping to create another exceptional event for our exhibitors as well as for our spectators and vendors. We celebrate the “Rockies ~ A Timeless Treasure” and all who love them! The traditions of the past have built a solid foundation for the future growth and development of our breed as we move forward. Thank you for being part of this wonderful celebration of the horse! We hope that you will enjoy, not only the thrill of the competition, but that you will have a great time gathering with old friends and making new ones throughout the week. The International is a perfect time to socialize as we watch the beauty of our Rockies on display. The RMHA Youth committee is excited! They are preparing many fun activities for our youth members to enjoy at the 2017 International. There will be raffle items again this year. With our youth – the FUTURE is BRIGHT! You will find great satisfaction knowing your dollars go to support the Youth Camp which allows youth to participate at NO Cost. Thank you for your past support. We anticipate even more participation and future growth for our kids. Volunteers are needed to help with ribbon presenting, to work at the RMHA booth, to open the entry and exit gates etc. The RMHA is an organization that has been built on the efforts of volunteers. Come be part of the rhythm of the RMHA. Please contact the show manager or the RMHA office to volunteer. There is sure to be excitement in the air as you venture around the concourse shopping at specialized vendor booths. There will be more opportunities to purchase “everything horse” this year. There will be new vendors to enjoy in 2017! Members and visitors to the park will have the opportunity to Ride a Rocky once again. Owners will be able to get their Rocky certified. If you are looking for outstanding examples of the breed, you won’t want to miss the RMHA Stallion Parade. Check the web site often . . . information will be updated as it becomes available. Information will also be on Face Book. Be sure to stay informed . . . You don’t want to miss any of the action this year!
Silent Auctions You won’t believe how many stallion owners have donated breeding's to help benefit the RMHA Youth. Stallions have been advertised on Facebook. Spring 2018 will be here and you’ll be looking for that perfect sire for your next foal. Support the youth – the future of the RMHA.
Certification Examiners will be available at the Kentucky Horse Park to certify horses on September 6th from 3-5 PM. You must provide the ORIGINAL registration papers for the horse to be certified. This certification will take place near the exit gate of the arena. If you bring 4 photos* (front, rear & both sides) and the correct fee, you will be able to qualify to show. *make sure that the feet are clear of tall grass or other obstacles in your photos.
Membership Meeting / President’s Reception ~ 6:00 PM, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 All members are invited to attend the Membership Meeting / President’s Reception in the meeting room upstairs that overlooks the Covered Arena. Come join together with fellow members to discuss RMHA business. A light supper will be served.
Pink Class Once again the RMHA International will join together in the fight against breast cancer by having a “Pink Class”. Both adults and youth are encouraged to participate, so there will be no stallions allowed in this class. There will be a minimum of $10 to enter the class (but larger donations will gladly be accepted). The class will be walk only and be judged on the best “pink” turn-out by honorary judges. The entrant accumulating the highest donation for the class (entrants may solicit donations from whomever they like and turn them in to the show office) will also be recognized. Come get your pink on and enjoy this worthy cause!
Ride-A-Rocky We are proud to offer the opportunity for folks to Ride-A-Rocky at the International this year. Individuals who have never had the chance to ride the smooth gait and experience our horses’ puppy dog personality are in for a real treat. Please sign up in the RMHA office area at the show. There will be a limited number of times available. Ride-A-Rocky will be held outside near the arena used for trail obstacle from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th. Stallion Parade This year for the RMHA the International Show Committee is proud to announce that we will again feature a Stallion Parade that will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 pm. It will be a great opportunity to see RMH breeding stallions at their finest. Each stallion entered will have a short bio read while he is performing during a two minute exhibition. Visitors will be welcome to walk the barns and visit these horses located throughout the barns (please do not touch stallions without permission). Come on out and watch these majestic stallions strut their stuff!
Shopping Yes, shopping is an event! Come check out all the great vendors at the International this year! We are excited that so many of our previous vendors are returning as well as many new folks. There’s great opportunity to stock up on all those “horsey” items for family and friends.
Friday - RMHA Youth Day All youth, whether they show horses or not, are invited to be part of exciting times at the RMHA youth activities at the International. A special section is available on the concourse of the Covered Arena. Come check out all the fun! Activities will include but are not limited to: Creative Arts Contest (photography, visual arts, creative writing, etc.) Drawings for free entries Stay tuned to the RMHA Youth Facebook pages and RMHA International web site for additional youth activities and opportunities.
Facebook Meet and Greet You won’t want to miss the Facebook Meet and Greet this year. Plans are in the works. Come on out Friday evening at 7:00 on the concourse and match up those names and faces. Kathy House will be our hostess.
Opening Ceremonies - Covered Arena - Saturday Afternoon, Sept. 9 at 2:00 PM The RMHA Youth will announce the winner of the Youth Scholarship. The Warren County 4-H Rough Riders drill team, made up of all Rocky Mountain horses, will present their drill. Come join in the excitement, support the youth and enjoy their presentations.
Best in Blue – A new class for youth and adult blue ribbon winners has been included in the line- up for Saturday afternoon – Best in Blue. Entrants must have received one blue ribbon in any class (excluding class #500) during the 2017 Rocky Mountain International Grand Championship Show to qualify. The class will be judged on a combination of gait and rider equitation/turnout. The winner will exemplify the best qualities of a Rocky Mountain horse, the rider’s horsemanship skills, and exemplary turnout. No ribbons will be given for this class - but a Grand Championship buckle will go to the youth and adult winner!
Grand Championships - Covered Arena - Saturday Evening, Sept. 9 at 2:30 PM The culminating event of the show - The Grand Championship Classes - will be the most exciting night of all. Not only will spectators see some of the most beautiful horses in the world, they will see some of the most talented. In order to compete in the Grand Championship classes, horses must earn the right to be there by placing in the top five in their qualifying/preliminary class. In addition, the RMHA Special Awards will be announced between the grand championship classes.
2017 International Sponsors
Dr Lee Boyd
Georgetown Printing, LLC
Kirby & Lou Ellen Johnson, Red Pond Meadows
Mid Atlantic Rocky Mt. Horse
Ron & Elsie Hatcher/Rebel Ridge Farm
Winchester Feed Company
Hon. Tina Cantrell Hon. Alece EllisHon. Jimmy LacyHon. Newton Parks(Trail Obstacle/Steward)
Loyd StJohn, Chair Julia Tucker Robin Drennon Lyngle Lawson Markeeta Moore
Daily Event Schedule Wednesday – September 6, 2017 11am Exhibitor and Vendor Setup 3-5 pm Certification in the Covered Arena 7 pm General Membership Meeting Thursday – September 7, 2017 8:55 am Invocation / National Anthem 9:00 am Begin Classes #1-39 15 minute Break after Class 9 30 minute Lunch Break after Class 12 PINK CLASS (#500) after Class 25 30 minute Dinner Break after PINK CLASS Friday – September 8, 2017 9:00 am Begin Classes #42-66 10am-6 pm Trail Obstacle Course (Outside Arena) Classes 40-41 30 minute Lunch Break after Class 52 30 minute Dinner Break after Class 66 7:00 pm Facebook Reception on Concourse of Indoor Arena 6:00 pm Classes #67 - 74 Saturday – September 9, 2017 9:00 am Begin classes #75-83 Lunch Break after class 83 1:00 pm Parade of Stallions – Indoor Arena 2:00 pm Flag ceremony and Youth demonstration by Warren County 4-H Rough Riders 2:30 pm Begin Grand Championship classes #84-103 Special Award Presentations
If a discrepancy appears between information on the web site, printed materials and the RMHA 2017 Show Rules, the show rules prevail
2017 International Vendors
Unlimited Outdoor Expo
Trifecta Equestrian Massage
The Natural Vet Companies
Crest Ridge Saddlery, LLC
Steel City Equine and Bead Works
Licky Dog Farm
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