The Swan Cup - Incentive Horse Sale and Polocrosse Competition

Swan Cup Sale Incentive Competition Rules

29th March 2021

and Open Mens Competition Rules

Sale open to Ridden Horses

Buy horse in 2021 Sale - Horse eligible for 2022 Swan Cup

SWAN CUP SALE INCENTIVE COMPETITION ELIGIBILITY - 2022

All horses age will be determined as of 1s August each year and in line with their registration details held by the Australian Stock Horse Society.

  • Foaled: 1st August 2019 — 31% July 2020 July 2022 — 2yr old
  • Foaled: 1%t August 2018 — 31% July 2019 July 2022 — 3yr old
  • Foaled: 1st August 2017 — 31% July 2018 July 2022 — 4yr old
  • Foaled: 1st August 2016 — 31% July 2017 July 2022 — Syr old

Any mare or gelding purchased out of a Swan Cup Sale will be eligible to compete at two (2) Swan Cup tournaments.

Any horse that is four (4) years or older when sold at the Swan Cup Sale will only be eligible for the following two (2) years. If they are not competed in these two carnivals, they are not eligible to compete at any other Swan Cup incentive tournaments.

Any mare or gelding sold as either two or three year old and purchased through the sale are eligible to compete at two Swan Cup Incentive Tournaments up until they are six (6) years of age. Therefore, a young horse can be held back to gain more experience, prior to competing.

All horses that wish to qualify for the Swan Cup Incentive Competition must transfer ownership with the Australian Stock Horse Society. Horses must remain owned by the sale purchaser to qualify for any sale
competition incentives.

A horse can be sold more than once through the Swan Cup Sale and requalify for the sale incentives.

If a colt or stallion is purchased and wishes to play in the Swan Cup Incentive it must be gelded before turning five (5) years of age as at 1* August each year.

A horse will not be eligible for the sale incentive program if sold to any immediate family, trainer or presenter associated with the vendor.

Where a sale horse is sold at the Swan Cup Sale and is eligible to compete in the finals of the Swan Cup the day after the sale, the horse will be the property of the purchaser and will compete at the purchaser's risk. It is recommended that these horses are insured prior to competing in the following day’s competition.

SWAN CUP INCENTIVE COMPETITION PLAYERS ELIGIBILITY

A player must be a financial member of any club Australia wide; this includes any international players.

The player must be nominated by the purchaser to ride at time of nomination. A player can only play in one team.

SWAN CUP INCENTIVE COMPETITION RULES

The Swan Cup Incentive Competition is open to both male and female players 17yrs and over. A player must be a financial member of any club Australia wide; this includes any international players. Six players and six horses per team with a maximum of 36 player points per team.

The 2022 & 2023 Swan Cup Incentive Competition must have a minimum of four Swan Cup sale horses and those four horses must play positions number 1 & 3.

All horses that wish to compete in the Swan Cup Incentive Competition must be Registered Australian Stock Horses.

It is the purchaser’s responsibility to be a current financial member of the Australian Stock Horse Society and have transferred all competition horses correctly to be eligible for the Swan Cup Incentive Competition.

It is the purchaser’s responsibility to nominate the player at time of nomination. Players do not have to be a financial member of the Australian Stock Horse Society at the time of competition.

If a purchaser buys multiple horses the purchaser is allowed the same amount of player selections, to compete in the Swan Cup.

There will be no nomination fee for 2022 Swan Cup Incentive Competition teams. Prizemoney for 2022 Swan Cup Incentive Competition: Winners $2,000 per player, Runners Up $500 per player.

ALL SALE AND COMPETITION ENQUIRIES, CONTACT:

Cameron Neville 0428 193 333 or Alex Wrobel 0438 799 051

OPEN MENS COMPETITION 2022

To compete in the Open Mens Competition in 2022 you must have been a vendor or a purchaser of the 2021 Swan Cup Sale.

A vendor can choose any male player over 17yrs who is registered with the PAA to play on their behalf.

If a vendor sells multiple lots in the 2021 Swan Cup Sale the vendor can get multiple Open Mens Players in the 2022 Open Mens Competition. (Regardless of horse being sold or passed in).

Sale vendors are eligible to nominate the same number of registered players as their sale horse nominations, to compete in the Open Mens Competition in 2022.

A purchaser can nominate any registered male player 17yrs and over to play on their behalf. A purchaser can nominate the same number of registered players as their sale horse purchases, to compete in the Open Mens Competition in 2022.

An eligible player can choose any horse they wish to play on in the Open Mens Competition. Horses competing in the Open Mens Competition do not have to be registered Australian Stock Horses.

OPEN MENS COMPETITION 2021

The player must be male and 17yrs and over. A player must be a financial member of any club Australia wide; this includes any international players. A team is made up of seven players and seven horses.

Horses do not have to be registered Australian Stock Horses.

The highest six rated players are to be no more than 48 player rated points combined. The maximum that one team could be is 56 player points (e.g. seven players @ 8 points = 56 points, if their six highest
players are all 8-point players).

There are no restrictions on positions your players can play.

If a horse is vetted out the seventh player and horse must take its place before a substitute horse can be put in and in the same position.

If a player is injured, the seventh player must take its spot before another teammate can double up in the same position.

The games will be 6 x 6-minute chukkas with a Final of 8 x 6-minute chukkas. If a horse is nominated to play in a team, it cannot be played in another team.

The entry fee for each team will be $700 per team. Playing for $17,500.00 prizemoney, plus prizes, ie, Winners $2,000 cash per player, plus prizes and Runners Up $500 cash per player, plus prizes.

INCENTIVE EVENTS AND PRIZEMONEY:

All Vendors and Purchasers acknowledge that the Swan Cup ASH Sale is an Approved ASHS sale and accordingly, is subject to The Australian Stock Horse Society's (‘the Society’) Rules & Regulations relating to approved sales. The sale organiser, Inverell Polocrosse Club Inc (‘the club’) has developed a sale incentive program that will allow eligible Purchasers and horse to participate in future events organised by the Club and compete for prizemoney and other incentives offered by the Club, on terms and conditions determined by the Club. All Purchasers and Vendors acknowledge that the sale incentive program is offered by the Club and not by the Society, and the Society makes no warranty in relation to the programme and shail not be liable to any person for any claim or loss that may arise in relation to the conduct or otherwise of the incentive program by the Club.

VENDOR’S RIGHT TO COMPETE IN FINAL:

In relation to the incentive event, the polocrosse final will be held after the sale and the vendor will retain the right to compete on the horse after the sale. The sale agent, Nutrien Equine will ensure all vendors and purchasers are aware that the terms of sale, will allow any sale horse that qualifies for the Swan Cup final to be ridden by the vendor or their nominated rider. Ownership and risk WILL transfer to the purchaser at the fall of the hammer and they purchase that horse under those sale terms. In addition Nutrien Equine will have on hand insurance representatives that can underwrite these horses PRIOR to the final being played with this insurance to be paid in full on the day.