Kay Rodgers Park

Animal Abuse Policy


Old Fort Days will not tolerate abuse of any animal by any person while on fairgrounds properties.

Any contestant who abuses an animal while on any property owned or operated by the Old Fort Days Futurity may be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 and/or disqualification for a period of time, up to and including permanent disqualification from any Old Fort Days Futurity.  The determination of the amount of the fine and the nature and length of disqualification will be made by the Officials of the Old Fort Days Futurity.  The foregoing rule shall also apply to any Contestant when the abuse of any animal is done by a member of their family, or any trainer, rider or helper associated with that Contestant, or by the owner of any horse upon which they intend to compete.

Any person who abuses an animal while on any property owned or operated by the Old Fort Days Futurity may be disqualified from competing or entering any horse at the Old Fort Days Futurity for period of time, up to and including permanent disqualification, from any Old Fort Days Futurity. Any allegation of abuse will be investigated by the Futurity Chairman who will then report such findings to the Old Fort Days Futurity Board for a determination as to the validity of those allegations. A finding by the Board that such abuse did take place is final and not subject to review. The determination of the fine amount and the nature and length of disqualification will be made by the Officials of the Old Fort Days Futurity and is final and binding.

If an individual owns a horse that is entered in the Old Fort Days Futurity and the rider of that horse becomes ineligible to compete due to a violation of the foregoing rules, said owner has the option of substituting another rider.  Substitution must be made by notifying the Chairman of the Old Fort Days Futurity of the name of the new rider prior to time for the horse to compete.