Open Pulling Contests

 Horse Draw
Friday August 14th

General Rules

(These rules online are for the purpose of reference only, any discrepancies
will yield to those published in that year’s fair premiumbook)
  1. Animals to be weighed without harness, other than halter or bridle
  2. The official pull, or distance shall be continuous forward movement of twelve (12) feet. Pulls of   shorter distance shall not be used except to determine a winner.
  3. A team shall be allowed three (3) hitches with a
    time limit of five (5) minutes. If a horse steps over the rail, it constitutes a
    hitch, but will not be measured
  4. No team shall be allowed outside the rails after being hitched to the boat.
  5. The decision of a majority of the judges concerning any matters arising in connection with the draw shall be final.
  6. This show will be conducted & judged under the rules of the Eastern Draft Horse Association. Copy of the rules can be found at www.easterndrafthorse.com
  7. Out of state horses must show veterinarian proof that horses are free of disease. Refer to CT livestock Heath Regulations at www.ct.gov/doag website.

All teams showing but not placing will
receive $40 for travel expenses
 

A “Good Teamster Award” will be given in
memory of Steve Osowiecki

 
Light – 3100lbs and under
1st $300
2nd $250
3rd $200
4th $150
5th $125
6th $100
 
Free for all
1st $300
2nd $250
3rd $200
4th $150
5th $125
6th $100
 
 Doodlebug Draw
 
Saturday August 15th 6:00pm Light & Heavy weight 
weigh in at 5:00pm

Sunday August 16th 12:00 Middle weight 

weigh in at 11:00am

 

(These rules online are for the purpose of reference only,
any discrepancies will yield to those published in
that year’s fair premium book)
 

Please reference New England Doodlebug Association Rules for all rules and regulations

 

Classes – Classes may be divided, depending on number of entries, into two divisions in each weight class: chain drive and conventional drive

 

All machines will be weighed minus blocks, hitches and chains

  1. 4-H class – open to Hartford County 4-H members only. All machines must be weighed at the fairgrounds. Any 4-H member able to drive may enter. No weights or chains. Judged by weight pulled in relation to doodlebug’s own weight. Only light and medium weight machines can be used by 4-H members.
  2. Light weight – Machines will weigh 3,500lbs or less and measure 11 feet or less from center of rear axle to forward most point of the machine.
  3. Medium weight – Machines will weigh 5,000lbs or less, and measure 14 feet or less from center of rear axle to forward most point of the machine.
  4. Heavy weight – machines will weigh 8,000 lbs or less, and measure 14 feet or less from center of rear axle to forward most point of the machine.
 
Placing


1st $65
2nd $55
3rd $50
4th $45
5th $40
6th $35
All machines showing but not placing will receive $30 for travel expenses