We regret to inform you that the 2016 Arabian Foal Festival will be on Hiatus.
The popular Arabian Foal Festival has been put on a Hiatus for the 2016 show season. Unfortunately due to county permits and insurance our location will not be able to accommodate the 2016 show. With the limited time available to make the necessary changes the decision was made by the Arabian Foal Festival Board to postpone the majority of the 2016 Show. The Santa Ynez Futurity Gelding classes WILL STILL BE HELD AT A DATE AND LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED. That will include a Halter Class for the Yearling Geldings, an In Hand Trail Class for the Two year old Geldings and a Ridden Trail Class for the Three year old Geldings. All three classes will continue to be awarded prize money of a combined total of over $34,000 for the Santa Ynez Futurity with checks being given to the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of their classes.
We will make public the dates for the show as soon as they are solidified.
Thank you for your continued support,
The Arabian Foal Festival Board
Kelly Elm, Greg Gallùn, Doug Dahmen, Henry Metz & Bart Van Buggenhout
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Michelle Kelly 562.260.8664 or info@TheArabianFoalFestival.com
Directions to Montanaro Farm: 2531 Grand Ave . Los Olivos . CA . 93441
From the North: Take 101 South and exit Highway 154 (San Marcos Pass). Pass Matties Tavern (White Historic Building on the right) Take a right on Grand Ave., go past the Flag Pole in the middle of town. Continue past houses until you see a large farming parcel on the right – See signs for The Arabian Foal Festival. Parking for Trailers & Vehicles will be posted.
From the South: Take 101 North towards Santa Barbara and exit Highway 154 (San Marcos Pass) towards Santa Ynez – Lake Cachuma for approximately 27 miles and turn Left on Grand Ave., go past the Flag Pole in the middle of town. Continue past houses until you see a large farming parcel on the right – See signs for The Arabian Foal Festival. Parking for Trailers & Vehicles will be posted.
Dogs: Must be on a leash at all times.
Exhibitions: Any exhibitions to be placed between classes will be at the discretion of The Arabian Foal Festival.
First Aid: First aid treatment will be available on the competition grounds throughout the show.
Food Service: Food service will be available on the competition grounds at specific times throughout the show.
Hay and Grain: Arrangements have been made for feed to be available at regular competitive prices and delivered to stalls Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27, Only. Exhibitors will be provided with the best quality Feed & Bedding at a reasonable cost. The Barn Manager will provide exhibitors with instructions concerning handling of feed and bedding in stalls and barn aisles. POSITIVELY NO STRAW WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE SHOW GROUNDS.
Insurance Advisory: We urge each exhibitor to verify their liability insurance coverage and their livestock mortality coverage, with their own insurance carrie(s). Be sure your coverage is in effect. The Arabian Foal Festival and the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association, its members agents, employees and volunteers, accept no responsibility for losses sustained or caused by any exhibitor.
Motorized Vehicles: Minors who do not have a valid drivers’s license from the state of California which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind, including, but not limited to, golf cars, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles, on the competition grounds. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above-mentioned vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid drivers’s license. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardians(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the show. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.
Parking: Any vehicle, truck or trailer, within the fenced areas of the barn, arena area, not obeying “NO PARKING” or “FIRE LANE” signs in other parts of the grounds will be subject to towing and impounding at owners’s expense and will also be subject to citations and/or towing by the city of Santa Ynez.
Photographs: Anyone who attends this show automatically grants The Arabian Foal Festival and Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association permission to publish photos taken at The Arabian Foal Festival by amateur or professional photographers and/or staff in which they and /or their horses appear. No written release is required for The Arabian Foal Festival to publish these photos in promotional material.
Returned Checks: All returned checks will be assessed a $50 charge. If you have a returned check: all fees must then be paid in full by cash, cashier’s check or money order before packets will be released in the Horse Show Office.
RV Space: There is no RV Space available.
Security: Exhibitors are advised that it is their responsibility to secure all their valuables while on the show grounds. The Arabian Foal Festival, Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association and Montanaro Farm will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. No security will be provided by the show nor the show location. Shoeing Regulations: No shoes will be allowed on either Foals/Weanlings or Yearlings. Two Year Old and above may wear shoes.
Show Office Hours: The Horse Show Office will be open Friday, August 21, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Each day of the Show the office will be open one hour before the first class and close 30 minutes after the last class. During August 22 &23 you can reach the show office at 805.245.4195. For non entry related questions or assistance call 562.260.8664 or email info@TheArabianFoalFestival.com
Stabling: All stall assignments will be made at the discretion of The Arabian Foal Festival. Stalls are $200 each and Tack Rooms are $200 each. Only horses entered in the show will be assigned stalls.
Veterinarian: Veterinarian information will be posted and available at the Show Office. All horses are subject to a physical inspection, free of charge, by the Show Veterinarian as a safeguard against communicable diseases.
Video Tape Release: Signature of the Entry Form constitutes a release of your rights to any remuneration derived from the sale or broadcast of video tapes by The Arabian Foal Festival and the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association.
Withdrawing Entries: After the Close of Entries horses may be scratched from the show at the owner’s option. Under no circumstances will any fees or stall and tack room charges be refunded to the exhibitor.