Thursday, August 3
Weigh-in Time: 3:00 pm Pull Starts at 6:00 pm
1. One (1) helper and one (1) driver with each team.
Light Weight ………………………...…………..1,220 lbs & Under
Middle Weight ………………………………....1,221 lbs – 1,520 lbs
Heavy Weight ……………………..……..……..1,521 lbs – 1,820 lbs
Super-Heavy Weight ……………....…….....1,821 lbs – 2,120 lbs
2. No abuse of the animals will be tolerated. If there is, the
driver and team will be disqualified.
3. There will be no changing of drivers after the pull starts
4. No walking in front of double tree after the pull starts
5. No blindfolds or switches used on ponies to hook
6. Each team will have three (3) tries at sled of a time of
five (5) minutes
7. The pull will start with 1,000 lbs and add 500 lbs until the
first team pulls out, then adding 250 lbs each time.
8. There will be no more than 2 times over the scales.
Decision of the judges will be final in all instances.
9. No one besides the judges, driver and hooker will be allowed
in the ring. 10) There will be two (2) people at the scales
10. There will be three (3) judges at the sled at all times.
Decision of the judges will be final in all instances. Any
arguments with the judges and person/persons will be
asked to leave the grounds.
11. Only the driver is allowed to speak to his ponies hooked to
12. No headers between the lines unless there is a breakdown.
13. If the driver calls his ponies off when hitting the lines, it is a
pull. On or over the line is out.
14. There will be no water buckets allowed in the ring after the
15. The sled will be pulled at the distance of 13’6”. If there is not
a 13’6” left in that direction, then sled will go back the other
direction. If sled is pulled over 12’, it is a pull.
16. Teamsters will be given three (3) minutes to hook to the sled
and pull from the time called. If not hooked after three (3)
minutes, they will forfeit one (1) pull. Teams will be given
three (3) tries to hook to sled. If not hooked in three (3) tries
it is counted as one (1) pull.
17. There will be nothing but regular harnesses on ponies.
18. Any pony or team of ponies thought to have been given a
stimulant, before or during the contest, will be given saliva
or blood test. All teamsters must submit to this test if it is
asked for. If he or she does not, he or she will be
disqualified regardless of the outcome of the test.
Teamsters found to have given a stimulant will be barred
from pulling at any future pulls for that year at the
Monongalia County Fair in Morgantown, WV.
19. ALCOHOL IS PROHIBITED ON THE GROUNDS.
20. Mon County fair, directors, and volunteers will not be
responsible for any accidents.
21. Prize money and trophies will be given at the end of the last