Where are the ARHFA World Championship streaming?
The American Rope Horse Futurity Association World Championship will stream on Performance Horse Central live all week long.
What are the differences between the Open, Intermediate, Limited and Non-Pro Classes?
•Open, Limited, and Intermediate Futurity Team Roping:
— Horses 6 years of age and younger only.
•Intermediate Futurity Rider Eligibility:
— Header- US/WS #6E to a 6.
— Heeler – US/WS #8 to a 6E
•Limited Futurity Rider Eligibility:
— Header- US/WS #5E or lower.
— Heeler – US/WS #6 or lower.
— Any age horse and rider must be a current USTRC/WSTRC member holding a #5E or lower card.
ARHFA World Championship Office Hours
Tuesday, Oct. 16—ARHFA Office Open from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17—ARHFA Office Open from 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
Thursday –Saturday—ARHFA Office will open 1 hour prior to show starting.
ARHFA World Championship Event Schedule
Wednesday, Oct. 18—7:00 a.m.—Futurity Heading rounds 1-3
Thursday, Oct. 19—7:00 a.m.—Futurity Heeling rounds 1-3
Friday, Oct. 20—9:00 a.m.—Intermediate Heading and Heeling Finals
Friday, Oct. 20—1:00 p.m.—3-4 year old Finals
Friday, Oct. 20—5:00 p.m.—Opening Ceremonies
Friday, Oct. 20—6:00 p.m.— Futurity Heading and Heeling Finals
Saturday, Oct. 21—8:00 a.m.—Non-Pro Heading all goes
Saturday, Oct. 21—Non-Pro Heeling all goes
How does the ARHFA scoring work?
Each horse will start out with a 70 score and go up or down from there. Judges score each maneuver from -5 to +5, and each penalty from 1 to 5. Eye appeal will be scored from -1 to +1. There is a 10-second penalty for any broken barrier and a 5-second penalty for roping a leg.
The maneuvers judged in the heading are: Box & Barrier, Run & Rate, Setting & Handling, Facing, Degree of Difficulty and Eye Appeal.
The 5-point heading penalties are given for Refusal to Enter the Box, Rearing, Running into the Steer and Refusing to Pull the Steer. The 1-5 point penalties are Turning Around in the Box, Getting Out Ran and Failure to Face Completely.
The maneuvers judged in the heeling are: Box & Barrier, Run & Rate, Position, Stop & Jerk, Degree of Difficulty and Eye Appeal. The 5-point heeling penalties are Refusal to Enter the Box, Rearing Up and Running into the Steer.
Time is the “third judge”, subtracting the total time from 80 to provide the third score.
Who are the ARHFA judges?
What’s the payout?
Heading Futurity Payout
Heeling Futurity Payout
Heading Average Payout – $145,500
Go Rounds X 3 Heading
- 1st – $4,000
- 2nd – $3,000
- 3rd – $2,000
- 4th – $1,500
Heeling Average Payout – $173,500
Go Rounds X 3 Heeling
- 1st – $5,000
- 2nd – $4,000
- 3rd – $3,000
- 4th – $2,000