It not only takes countless hours of dedication and determination, but it also takes a special spirit to hitch draft horses. The Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series will invite 10 members who have accumulated the highest points to the coveted finals to be held at the Triple Crown Draft Classic. It is a chance for each member to earn the title of provincial champion and be recognized by their peers.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series, please fill in the online form or download the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership fees can be paid by email money transfer (EMT) to the same address using the following password: fourhorsehitch
If paying by cheque, please make it out to our treasurer, Peter Maher. Please note Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series or Ontario Four on the reference line.
The deadline for 2023 Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series memberships is July 15, 2023. After this date, the late membership fee is $200. There will be no exceptions in 2023.
- All Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series participating exhibitors must pay a $100 entry fee for the 2023 season. If you only have a team of draft horses, you can hitch with another team ($50 entry per team). The due date for memberships is July 15, 2023.
- A late membership fee of $200 will apply if paying after July 16, 2023. There will be no exceptions in 2023.
- Membership fees can be paid by email money transfer (EMT) to email@example.com using the following password: fourhorsehitch
- The Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series is open to anyone who wants to hook a hitch of four draft horses. Hitches from all provinces and all states are welcome. All fairs are in Ontario, hence the current name of the Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series.
- Entry forms will collect personal information for each competitor to ensure details are secure for final payouts.
- You must be a member to enter the qualifying Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series class. Fairs will have a list of current members who are in good standing.
- The Series will be spread out at approximately 20 classes annually. Points will be determined by placings at qualified shows.
- At the end of the 2023 qualifying season, 10 members accumulating the highest points during the 2023 season will be invited to compete in the finals at the Triple Crown Draft Classic. If any of the top 10 highest-point four-horse hitches decline to participate in the finals, it will be at the discretion of the Ontario Four Horse Hitch committee to invite the next highest-point four-horse hitches to compete in the finals.
- The total prize payouts at the finals will be determined based on the number of paid members, qualifying shows, and secured sponsorship.
- The Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series will track and post results through its website and social media.
- The Ontario Four Horse Hitch Series committee has the right to disqualify any hitch for unsportsmanlike behaviour. Reinstatement will be at the discretion of the committee members.