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July 15-23, 2023
National Western Events Center, Denver, CO

General Show Conditions and Information

  1. Stalls: A total of 28 aisle front sponsor stalls are available and will be sold at $500 each on a first-come, first served basis. Charges for stall front sponsorships will be added to tabs. Aisle fronts ARE NOT available except as listed above. Includes stall front only and does not include attached stall. Sponsor stall front purchasers will receive:
    – Banner space in the main arena. Banner to be furnished by the sponsor.
    – One year listing on the RMRHA website as a Summer Slide Sponsor.
    – Announcements throughout the horse show as an event sponsor.
    Regular Stall fees are $200 for the entire show or $50 per night. All stalls in the main barn will be full price regardless of the number of nights used. Stalls by the night will not be assigned in the main barn. For regular stalls , reserve online or  contact Jana Day at 208.681.1320. For stall front reservations, contact Michelle Chapman at 303.58.6152. Feed and bedding are available for purchase on the grounds.
  2. Office Charge: $50/head for all horses. Exhibitors submitting horse & rider information after July 7 will be charged an additional $25/head office charge NRHA Drug Fee: $10/hd Video Fee: $22/run (Includes your video via video website.)
  3. Arrival and Check-In: Arrival on the show grounds is absolutely restricted until after 12:00 p.m., Friday, July 14.
  4. Area Hotels: Courtyard Denver Stapleton, 7415 E 41st Ave, 303/333-3303; Double Tree, 3203 Quebec St, 303/321-3333; Double Tree Central Park, 4040 Quebec, 303/321-6666; Home 2 Suites Northfield, 9193 E 47th Ave, 303/371-4888; Embassy Suites Central Park, 4444 Havana, 303/375-0400; LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 4460 Peoria St, 303/373-2525; Renaissance Denver Central Park, 3801 Quebec St, 303/399-7500. These are not host hotels and are listed for information only. Make reservations early as Denver can be a difficult area to find rooms.
  5. RV Hookups: Electric & water only at a cost of $45 per night. Spaces are very limited and sell out every year, therefore, reservations are strongly encouraged. Once spaces are gone, exhibitors will be placed on a waiting list and will be moved up if a space becomes available. Spots will be placed and assigned on a first come, first served basis as exhibitors arrive depending on size of RV and length of stay. Contact show secretary to reserve spaces. Hookup fees will be added to show tabs. Pump out service will be scheduled half way through the show and will be added directly your show tab (estimated cost $100.) All spaces, 30 amp.
  6. Dogs: No dogs are permitted on the National Western Complex grounds. The City and County of Denver Code Enforcement Officers are able to write tickets to owners for any dogs found on the grounds of the National Western Complex.
  7. RELEASE OF LIABILITY: All participants are fully aware, completely understand and accept that participation in the RMRHA Summer Slide (the “Event”) whether as a contestant, employee, volunteer, exhibitor, sponsor or spectator is dangerous and 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, 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, unforseen, 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, damage or damages in law or remedies in equity of whatever kind.
  8. Stallion, Gelding and Mare Class Rules: Horses entered must be of the correct gender. Any horse may be shown only once. May be ridden one handed or two handed in any NRHA legal bit or NRHA legal snaffle or hackamore. No training equipment allowed in the arena. Time limit to be determined according to the number of entries & timed by announcer starting when the horse has walked through the gate. Exhibitor will be excused from arena at the end of allotted time.
    Exhibitors are responsible for knowledge of NRHA rules and are subject to same. This show adheres to NRHA rules with the following additions:
  9. Entries for all classes each day will close at 5:00 p.m. the night before (except futurity classes, see futurity conditions). Exhibitors submitting entries after any announced closing time for any class, whether the draw has been posted or not, will draw their own working position (first or last).
  10. Show tabs will be put in the name of the responsible party according to the name listed on the entry form. 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. No changes to 1099’s will be permitted after the last day of the show. Social Security number or tax I.D. must be provided before checks will be issued.
  11. Payment for show tabs will be accepted in the form of cash or negotiable check or credit card. A $50 fee will be added to all short checks. Credit card payment accepted with a 3.5% handling fee..
  12. No phone entries will be accepted for any class. No entry will be accepted without competition license & memberships.
  13. All prizes are awarded on an as is basis and are not redeemable for cash or exchangeable.
  14. All 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.
  15. If a competitor enters more than one class that does not run concurrently, the competitor will be required to show in each class.
  16. Health Certificate: A 30 day health certificate written by a veterinarian at the point of origin (out of state must have current coggins) to be presented upon arrival at the National Western Complex. Please be sure health certificates accompany the horses.
  17. Splits on shavings tabs must done in the show office upon arrival. Unused shavings will be refunded when picked up and upon verification from the feed office.