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Specs. - AIG $1 Million Grand Prix – Thermal, California

 

CLASS    DAY
NOM. FEE
ENTRY FEE
SCRATCH FEE
620 AIG $1 MILLION GRAND PRIX Sunday  
$3,500
$3,500
Table II.2.a. Time First Jump-off. National Standard. Secure Stabling Rules and USEF schooling rules will be in effect. Open to those riders who have qualified based on the Qualifying Criteria – see HitsShows.com for details.


QUALIFIED RIDERS
- to include
40  riders based on the AIG $1 Million Rider Rankings
5    additional riders at the discretion of management
1    leading Grand Prix Rider from the 2019 Arizona Winter Circuit


ELEGIBILITY
To be eligible, the rider must compete in at least one Grand Prix at four HITS Desert Circuit shows prior to the week of the AIG Million.The top 40 qualified riders will be notified and will be given a deadline by which to declare their intent to show. No rider’s spot in the AIG Million will be guaranteed until he/she has officially entered (see Entry Procedure below). If any rider declines, the next rider in the standings will be notified until all 40 slots are filled. In the event that two or more riders are tied for the final qualifying position, all those tied will qualify. The top 20 qualified riders who enter will be eligible to ride two (2) horses. All other riders may ride one (1) horse.


ENTRY PROCEDURE
All Qualified Riders must be officially entered by 5 pm, Monday, March 11. Entry Form available in Show Office. Payment must accompany entry. An entry without payment may be declined and the next rider in line will be invited. After 5 pm, Monday, March 11, entry fee is not refundable under any circumstance.


SECURE STABLING
Horses must purchase a stall on the grounds of AON HITS Desert Horse Park. Horses must be stabled on the grounds beginning Wednesday, noon, March 13 and must declare their stall location to the Show Office. Horses must remain on the grounds until the conclusion of the AIG Million. The Wednesday, noon, March 13 stipulation will be strictly enforced.


RIDERS MEETING 

A MANDATORY Riders Meeting will be held Friday, March 15 at the end of the Show Day . Attendance by the Rider is required. Any conflicts must be approved via agreement with the Show Committee. An Agent or Representative in attendance does not satisfy this requirement.


SUBSTITUTIONS
Since it is the rider who is qualified, substitution of horse may be made at any time, but should be made the day before the class if possible. The Substitute Horse must have been stabled on the grounds according to the procedure above, and must follow any other stipulations regarding schooling, lunging, etc. Substitution must be made in the Show Office by completing the Official Class Entry Blank for the new horse.


Any questions or discrepancies not covered herein with regard to qualifying, eligibility or class conditions or specifications with regard to the AIG Million will be decided by Show Management, its decision to be final.


ORDER OF GO
The order will be reverse order of the Final Standings. The five discretionary spots and any additional discretionary spots will be placed first, their order to be drawn. Riders with two horses will have their first horse placed next, order to be drawn. The rider qualifying from the Arizona Winter Circuit will be placed according to their money won.


AWARDS
Trophy, Cooler and Ribbons 1-20


PRIZE MONEY
-  Awarded 1-20
1 - $350,000        5 - $75,000        9 - $15,000        13 - $3,500        17 - $3,500

2 - $200,000        6 - $40,000        10 - $10,000      14 - $3,500        18 - $3,500

3 - $120,000        7 - $30,000        11 - $7,500        15 - $3,500        19 - $3,500

4 - $100,000        8 - $20,000        12 - $4,500        16 - $3,500        20 - $3,500