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— ALL MULE EVENTS

(EXCEPT HOG CALLING, MULE PRO JUMP, STICK MULE EVENTS): 13 CLASSES

1st — $30, Rosette 2nd — $20, Rosette 3rd — $10, Rosette

MULE PRO JUMP:

1st — $1050, Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle, Rosette 2nd — $550,Trophy, Rosette 3rd — $200,Trophy, Rosette

FARTHEST TRAVELED:

Plaque

HOG CALLING, 2 CLASSES:

$20, Trophy

MOST AMAZING/ENTERTAINING MULE:

$150, Trophy

STICK MULE EVENTS:

All participants get a ribbon

NEGEL HALL MEMORIAL POINT AWARD:

The award will be given to the high point mule and rider/handler in two divisions: Adult (17 and over) and Youth (16 and under).Therefore, each mule and rider/handler will be limited to entering each individual event only once. Points will be awarded in most classes during the day.

BEST MULE OVER ALL — ADULT DIV:

$750, Montana Silversmith belt buckle, Rosette

BEST MULE OVER ALL — YOUTH DIV:

$750, Montana Silversmith belt buckle, Rosette 2009 MULE JUMP SPONSORS

PRO SPONSORS

First Place —$1,050, CenturyTel Second Place — $550, Arvest Bank, Oak View Animal Clinic, Autumn Place Lodge and Wright’s Car Wash Third Place — $200, Jack & Irene Kelly

CLASS SPONSOR FOR $65

Halter, under 51” — McDonalds of Pea Ridge Halter, 51” and over Johns — Brently Wilkerson Halter, 51” and over Mollies — Bob and Joyce Mader Barrel, youth — Pea Ridge Veterinary Clinic Barrel, adult — Meister & McCracken Law Firm Flag, adult — Collier Drug Store, Pea Ridge Flag, youth — Pea Ridge Optimist Club Pole Bending, adult — Meister & Mc-Cracken Law Firm Pole Bending, youth — Pea Ridge Optimist Club Boot Races, adult — Collier Drug Store, Pea Ridge Boot races, youth — M.P. Development Mule Jump, under 51” — Ozark Mountain Propane Mule Jump, 51” and over — Lori Rogers Farmers Insurance Agency Most Amazing/Entertaining — Pea Ridge Veterinary Clinic Farthest Traveled — Auto Center/Billy and Vicki Henson and gift certificate from Courtyard Marriott Hog Calling — Webb’s Feed Store Negel Hall Memorial Adult Award — $750 each (City of Pea Ridge & Billie Hickman) Negel Hall Memorial Youth Award — $750 each (City of Pea Ridge)

DONATIONS FOR DRAWINGS

Head Hunter — Gift Certificate For a Unisex Haircut & Style Beaver Lake Banners/ Trailers — $100 banner donated Pea Ridge Tire/Frank Sutherland — $25 Hudson Diner — $25 Gordon Sandberg (Pea Ridge Barber) — $10 Pea Ridge Florist — $25 Vision’s Hair Salon — Food booths:

Vernon Presbyterian Church Women — Pies, cookies, cakes, popcorn and coffee Church of Today Go! Ministries — Grill items, chips, drinks and baked goods Pea Ridge High School Junior Class — Food and drinks Arkansas Dragons Youth Sports Association — Chicken, hot dogs, smoked sausages, drinks, etc. Lil Bit Cajun — Cajun food First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge — Free popcorn and snow cones River of Faith — Breakfast and hot dogs, plus free lemonade and tea Pea Ridge Booster Club — food inside gym lobby

Other booths:

FBC Garfield Ironmen — Informational booth Mules and More magazine — Mule items and magazine Cross Timbers Boot and Saddlery — Handmade custom leather goods Southern Arkansas University — Informational booth L and S Fencing — Informational/promotional booth Legacy Self Storage — Promotional booth Autumn Home Care — Informational booth Mary’s Bags — Miche bags Tote-a-Bug — Homemade diaper bags, slings, burp clothes, etc. plus lip balms and lotions. Benton County Funeral Home — Kansas City Chiefs tickets, pre-paid funeral info handouts Creative Stitching — Information and samples Scentsy — Promotional booth Pea Ridge Optimist Club & Pea Ridge Police Department — Free fingerprinting for children Pea Ridge Fire Department — touch a truck for children

Pea Ridge, Arkansas, is in Benton County, the most northwestern county in Arkansas, just six miles south of

• From I-540, travel Arkansas Highway 72 east just 8 miles;

• From the U.S. Highway 62/ Arkansas Highway 94 intersection in Rogers, it is 8 miles;

• From the U.S. Highway 62/Arkansas Highway 72 intersection near the Pea Ridge National Military Park, it is 6 miles; and

• From Bella Vista, from Arkansas Highway 94/Benton County 340 it is 8 miles.

The field is on the northwest side of the city on Arkansas Highway 94 northwest of downtown.

Parking is provided on the school grounds just east and south of the mule jump grounds. There are restrooms and concessions available. There is handicap parking, as well as handicap-accessible restrooms.

The entrance fee is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 to 12 years of age, for children 5 and younger.

All decisions of the official judge are final. We reserve the right to correct any errors on show bill prior to the event being held. Please, excuse the word horse on pre-printed forms.

1. Required: Current Negative Coggins Test within twelve (12) months.

2. Any treatment or handling of an animal deemed to be exces sive or cruel will result in the participant’s immediate disquali fication from any and all events

3. Each mule/rider-handler combination must have its own unique number to enter an event.

4. Youth division, a mule may enter a speed event more than once with a different rider.

5. Adult division, a mule may enter an event only once; Rider may ride more than one mule.

6. Points: 1st Place – 5, 2nd Place – 3, 3rd Place – 1.

7. Negel Hall Memorial Belt Buckle will be given to the high point Mule/Rider-Handler Combination in both the Adult Division (ages 17 and older) and Youth Division (ages 16 and under).

Speed Events:

8. There will be a five (5) second penalty for a barrel or pole knocked over.

9. In the Flag Race, the 3rd barrel, bucket of sand and flag must stay upright until the finish line timing barrier is crossed or elimination.

10. Breaking the timing barrier (line) before completing a race will result in disqualification.

11. Not following the pattern will result in disqualification.

Jumping Events:

12. Each mule may enter only one (1) Jumping Event.

13. Each participant will receive two (2) opportunities for the mule to clear the height the jumping obstacle is placed during each round of competition.

14. Once a participant’s name or number has been announced, the handler will have one (1) minute to bring his/her mule to the jumping obstacle; where it will be deemed ready to jump by the event judge. If the mule fails to be set within the allowed time it will count as an unsuccessful jump.

15. Once the mule has been judged ready to jump, the handler will have ninety (90) seconds to get his/her mule to attempt to jump the obstacle. If the mule fails to jump within this time, or unsuccessfully attempts to clear the obstacle, this will count as an attempted jump. The ninety (90) second time limit will be restarted by the event judge once the mule is, again, set to jump. Stepping out of the box is considered an attempt.

16. Two (2) unsuccessful attempts to clear the obstacle will result in the elimination of the mule from the jumping event.

17. In case of a tie; the mule that cleared the height in one attempt wins over a mule that cleared the height on the second attempt.

News, Pages 17 on 10/07/2009

Print Headline: ALL MULE EVENTS

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