Rules/Class List

General Rules

By entering the Off To The Races Live Show, you agree to our code of conduct. Please do not touch a model that does not belong to you without the owner’s permission. If unruly or irresponsible behavior results in you breaking or damaging a model, you will be held responsible for reimbursing the owner for the full value of the damages. Loud music, unruly behavior, smoking, consuming alcohol or drugs, animals (except service animals), loud or out of control children, crude or rude language, and other disruptive actions will not be tolerated. Entrants are responsible for the actions of any guests they bring to the show hall. All judges’ decisions are final. Arguments with the judges or the show officials will not be tolerated. Asking questions is permitted and encouraged. Anyone breaking the code of conduct may be asked to leave the show hall immediately, without refund for entry fees

Rules for all shows

This Show has a lot of classes and will move quickly with minimal time between classes.  Please arrive on time and come well organized.  This will be necessary in order to finish in a timely manner.

**There will be a total of 27 tables available. Table sizes vary from 8’, 6’, and large round tables.**

Ribbons (paper, satin or neck) will be given for 1st to 6th place.  First and second place equids will receive a NAN card in all qualifying NAMHSA classes.  We will only be recording 1st to 3rd placing to submit to NAMHSA.

Rosettes, Trophies and prizes will be given for Grand and Reserve Champion as well as Overall Champions.

OF Plastic (Original Finish)- are models such as those manufactured by Breyer, Stone, Copperfox and Hartland.  They have not been altered from their original condition.  The only changes allowed to OFP models are that they may have been restored or repaired to return them to their original condition if they were damaged.

Custom (CM) – Plastic or china models that have been repainted by another.  They may be simple repaints, or may have had some or extensive re-positioning, re-sculpting and may have had hair added.

Artist Resin (AR) – Models which were originally sold unpainted by a company or the sculpting artist and then were painted by a finishing artist.  The finishing artist may be the same as the sculpting.  AR may have been painted on the original sculpture or customizing may have been done to the sculpture before the model was painted.

Breed Halter Classes – Models will be shown as representatives of their chosen breed and will be judged on breed standards.

Documentation – Breed. Collectability and Performance documentation are very helpful to the judges.  Please limit to no more than 8 x 11 inches in size.

Tags – Exhibitors are to supply their own tags.  Model’s breed and gender on one side, and model name and exhibitor’s initials on the other size.  Please write legibly.

Models may NOT cross enter classes within the breed classes.  Models may NOT cross enter classes within collector division.  A model may be shown in one breed class and one collector.

Exhibitors are limited to 3 models per class in Halter.  You may “buy in” additional entries for $1.00 each.

Any size model may be shown.  Traditional, Classic, Stablemate, Pebbles, Chips and Micro-mini.

Anyone using bad behavior or language, or exhibits poor sportsmanship will be asked to leave with no refund.

Judges decision is final.  Remember, it’s their opinion.

Do not handle other’s models without permission.

If you have a model that does not stand on it’s own, please place on something soft.  It will be an assumption that the judge may pick up the model for inspection. Classes with more than 20 entries in Halter, will be split at the judges discretion.

OF Collector Classes – models will be judged on rarity and desirability to collectors. Collectability information is required.  Please note that the judge has the right to place horses with no information lower than those that have documentation.  A 3 x 5 card is sufficient.  This will make the judges’ job easier.  *** include all special runs, number made, includes variations:  gender, mane/tail length, matte/glossy finish, FCM/non FCM.


 Decorator –  will include all copenhagen, gold charm, wedgewood, Florentine, silver filigree and woodgrain

Unrealistic –  will include any other non-realistic coloring not included in class

One of a Kind (OOAK) – Includes auction, test runs, artist proof, etc.

Premier Event –  includes Velvet Rope Event, Lone Star Experience, Sunshine Celebration Event, Passage to the Pacific, and the Big Easy Bash.  These models were originally available to those attending these events and were very limited in numbers

Web Special/Collector Club/JAH –  includes any specials that were available only through the JAH magazine, which morphed into the Collector Club and Web Specials.  These models were available online only or in a lottery style drawing.

Mail Order –  includes all models that were only available by mail.  Examples are JC Penney, Sears, Montgomery Ward, QVC, Black Horse Ranch, etc.

Limited Editions/Special Run (LE/SR) – Any model NOT featured in the yearly or box catalogs.  This would include WEG, Treasure Hunt/Crazy Color Bonus, Christmas, Wal-Mart, Target, Tractor Supply, etc.

Classlist (Updated 3/27/17)

Entry List (Updated 3/27/17)

Is this a NAN Show?

YES! This is a NAMHSA accredited show!

Other Details

1st and 2nd place horses in each open class qualify for NAN except where noted

ONLY a HORSE or other EQUINE as determined by NAMHSA rules may earn NAN qualification.

For more information about the North American Model Horse Showers Association visit their website below: