General Show Conditions & Information

Judges: Pete McAlister, Steve Ross

Stall Fees:  $150 for the entire show or $45 per night. Feed and bedding available for purchase on the grounds. For pre-bedding call D&K Feed at 719/276-4696.

Office Charge: There is a $30 office charge per head for all horses entered in any class.

NRHA Drug Fee:: $7 per horse.

Video Fee: $5 per run.

AQHA Fee: $5 per horse.

RMQHA Fee: $1.50 per entry per class for Open & Amateur, $0.50 per entry per class for Youth

Arrival and Check-In: After 9:00 a.m., Tuesday May 14. OFFICE WILL OPEN AT 1:00 PM.

Area Hotels: These are not host hotels and are listed for information only. It is suggested to make reservations online as most online rates are cheaper than a “host hotel”.

  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 4801 N Elizabeth 719/542-3500
  • Wingate by Wyndham 4711 N Elizabeth 719/586-9000
  • Best Western Eagleridge 4727 N. Elizabeth 719/543-4644
  • Hampton Inn, I-25 & Elizabeth, 719/543-6500
  • Comfort Inn, 4645 N. Freeway, 719/542-6868
  • Courtyard by Marriott, 110 W 1st Street/City Center Drive, 719/542-3200

RV Hookups: Hookups are available at a cost of $40 per night in the grassy circle or  $35 per night in the west/carnival lot. Reservations are strongly encouraged and will be assigned on a first come,first served basis. Contact show secretary to reserve spaces. Hookup fees will be added to your show tab.

The RMRHA Columbine Classic will adhere to NRHA rules with the following additions:

  • All class entries close at 5:00 PM the night preceding the class. You may still enter if class is closed, however you will either go First or Last, to be drawn for you in the show office. Online entries will be accepted until approximately 1 hour prior to the start of the class. Late entries will be accepted in the show office until the start of the class.

  • NO phone entries will be accepted. Online entries will stay open through the end of the show.

  • Stallion/Gelding/Mare Warm-up Class Rules: Horses must be of correct gender. Any horse may be shown once. May be ridden one- or two-handed in any NRHA legal bit or NRHA legal snaffle or hackamore. No training equipment allowed in the show arena. Time limit to be determined per the number of entries. Will be timed by the announcer starting when the horse has walked through the gate. Exhibitor will be excused from the arena at the end of the allotted time.

  • Show tabs will be put in the name of the responsible party as listed on the entry form. Social Security number or tax ID must be provided to the show office. Government 1099 forms will be issued accordingly, unless specified otherwise at the show. Premium checks will be issued in the name of the responsible party as listed on the show tab. Payouts will not be issued without SSN/Tax ID.

  • A form of payment must accompany each show tab from the person listed as the responsible party in the form of Cash or personal check. $50.00 fee on all returned checks.

  • Class Entries will not be accepted without competition license or registration papers and required association memberships.

  • All prizes are awarded on an as-is basis and are non-refundable.

  • All judges decisions are final.

  • Class drags are determined pursuant to NRHA rules and as determined by show management. No changes to the assigned drags will be made after class draws are finalized.

  • If a competitor enters more than one class that does not run concurrently, the competitor will be required to show in each class.

  • Release of Liability: All participants are fully aware, completely understand and accept that participation in the Columbine Classic (the“Event”) whether as a contestant, employee, volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor, or spectator is dangerous and the events and that the events and activities associated with, relating to, arising out of and concerning this participation present substantial, serious and real risks of personal injury or death to the undersigned participant and the loss of, damage to, or destruction of the undersigned participant’s personal property. Under Colorado Law, an equine professional including RMRHA, is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. All participants by entering this event fully and completely assume these substantial, serious and real risks whether or not apparent, known, unknown, foreseen, unforeseen, present or contingent, and the design or designing, staging, supervising, maintaining or in any way presenting, conducting or sponsoring the Event. By entering this Event, all participants agree to waive, release, indemnify and hold harmless RMRHA, it’s agents and employees from all claims, damages, losses, injuries and expenses arising out of or resulting from participation in the Event. All participants further agree to release, acquit and covenant not to sue RMRHA, it’s agents and employees for all actions, causes of actions, damages or damages in law or remedies in equity of whatever kind.