ENTRY FORM 2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm

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Deadline for entry:

August 28, 2021

ENTRY FORM

2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm

Saturday, September 4, 2021 [rain date: Saturday, September 18]

Teamster Name

Farm Name

Phone Cell Phone

Address

City State Zip Code

Email

Plowing Entry (You may plow with one, two or three animals) Name of Animal Type of Animal

(horse, mule, etc.) Sex Breed Event

(Fine or Exhibition Plowing)

1.

2.

3.

Plow Make Plow Model Share Part # Right-hand, Left-hand or

Hillside plow?

Obstacle Course Logging (enter two of above animals)

Note: In our match rules you must have a Fine Plowing Entry in order to compete in the Obstacle Course event

1. 2.

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IF THE EVENT IS RAINED OUT, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO COME ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18? YES / NO (circle one)

COGGINS TEST INFORMATION/ANIMAL HEALTH REQUIRMENTS Note: You must bring proof of a negative Coggins test with you

Name of Animal Date Tested (Coggins) Result (negative/positive) 1.

2.

3.

Note: 1. If you are bringing oxen to the event, please bring a certificate of health from your veterinarian.

2. If you are waiting for Coggins results, complete and mail the entry form, and indicate here when you expect the results: ___________________________

Accommodations

Do you need a campsite for an overnight stay? Friday, September 3: YES / NO Saturday, September 4 : YES / NO Will your animals be kept at your trailer; or would you like to turn them out?

Turn-out times

PLEASE MAIL ENTRY FORM BY WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25 TO ENSURE DELIVERY BY SATURDAY, AUG. 28 A SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE IS ENCLOSED FOR YOUR USE

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REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPANTS 2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm

Application Form – PLEASE fill out and return the enclosed application so that it reaches us by Saturday, August 29. Or, you can fax the form to us at

(609) 737-6524.

Coggins Test – All equine animals brought to the match must have tested negative on a Coggins test (used to check for Equine Infectious Anemia). All animals must also have been tested within the past 12 months. YOU MUST BRING PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST WITH YOU or you will be unable to enter the farm.

Certificate of Health – All bovine animals brought to the match must present a certificate of health issued by your veterinarian.

Check-in – All teamsters must “check-in” between 6am and 8:30am on the morning of the match. At that time, you will draw a number...which will be the number of the land where you will plow (it will also be your number in the order of the obstacle course event). In addition, we will give you a program and lunch passes, take down information needed to reimburse you for gas, check Coggins papers and direct you to parking, coffee and donuts. The check-in station will be at the entrance to the teamster parking area. IF YOU ARRIVE FRIDAY NIGHT OR BEFORE 6AM SATURDAY MORNING, BE SURE TO VISIT THE

CHECK-IN STATION DURING THE CHECK-IN PERIOD!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Your entry form should be postmarked no later than Wednesday, August 25! This will ensure that it comes on or before our deadline of Saturday, August 28, giving us time to list your name and entry in the Plow Match Program ... AND to figure out how many lands to lay out! Please help us out by sending in your entry on time. Thanks!

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INFORMATION AND LOGISTICS

2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm

ALLOWANCES FOR TEAMSTERS

Hauling – We will pay a total of $100 per head toward the cost of bringing horses, mules or oxen to the match to help you pay for gas and for the required Coggins or health tests. We can only reimburse you for animals that you actually plow with. Unfortunately, we can’t cover you for any

“spare” horses.

Lunch Passes – Each teamster will receive 4 lunch passes upon arrival. Special seating and service will be offered during the lunch hour. Additional passes, if needed, may be purchased at cost ($5 per meal).

Amenities – Each teamster will receive one free 2020 Plowing Match shirt, courtesy of the Friends of Howell Farm. Additional shirts are available for purchase at our cost: $6.50 each. Coffee and donuts in the morning, and a pizza supper in the evening are also donated by The Friends.

FACILITIES FOR TEAMSTERS

-Parking for horse trailers near Visitor Center

-Access to bathroom w/shower; telephone, special assistance -Overnight: Camping near Visitor Center, limited electric available -List of nearby diners, motels and service stations available upon request.

RAIN DATE: If we have to postpone the match until Sat., Sept. 18 due to rain or field conditions, we will call you between 7:30-8:30 pm on Friday evening, Sept. 3. If it looks questionable, but if you don’t hear from us and wish to check, please call our answering machine (609/737-3299) after 8:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 3; a message will be on it. OR, call Pete Watson at: 609/240-4414 (cell phone).

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RULES AND PROCEDURES

2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm

FINE PLOWING:

General Description: Participants can use one, two or three animals – including horses, mules or ponies – to pull a right-hand, left-hand or hillside walking plow of any width, weighing under 200 lbs. Plowing will be judged according to the following: back furrow, condition of equipment, evenness of furrow, depth of furrow, straightness of furrow, trash and debris coverage, penetration, evenness of ends, condition of team, behavior of team, teamster’s control of the team.

Rules and Procedures:

1. There is no practice plowing or hooking the morning of the match. Anyone wanting to settle their horses before plowing may ground drive them between 7 and 9:00 a.m. in the area designated by the judges. While settling your horses, riding on the eveners or dragging equipment of any kind, including your plow, is not permitted. Following the meeting with the judges at 9:30, teamsters must hook to their plows and strike out by making a back furrow. Once hooked teamsters may not circle their land or drive to the opposite end of their land prior to striking out.

2. Judging: You will be judged on your back furrow and a number of subsequent rounds determined by the judge. The judges will explain all judging criteria at 9:30, prior to starting the match. In the event of a tie, or very close call, judges will have the option of asking those involved to “finish out” a land by making a dead furrow. To receive the maximum number of points for your back furrow, you must make a straight and well-plowed round unassisted.

You may use an assistant if needed but won’t get full points for your back furrow.

3. EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO COMPETE: – PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING YOUR OWN PLOW, EVENERS AND WRENCHES. ARRIVE EARLY ENOUGH TO

ALLOW US TO TRANSPORT YOUR PLOW AND EVENERS TO THE FIELD. (See

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4. Plows must weigh less than 200 lbs. Weights added to a plow are not permitted.

5. Transporting plow to and from the field: From 8:00am-9:00am we will transport your plow from your truck/trailer to the field, by wagon. When the match is over, please take your land number off your hame and put it onto your plow handle; we will return the plow to your trailer, which will have your land number affixed to the rear (we will attach your number during check-in procedure).

6. Once you have been judged, you may continue plowing on your land, but don’t let visitors/

friends plow, since it may result in poor work, making it hard for us to finish out later.

(Visitors can try their hand at plowing by entering the Novice Plowing event, or, if experienced, in the Old Timer event.)

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7. Teamsters are responsible for the behavior of their teams. Every effort should be made to ensure the safety of the public. The judges reserve the right to have teamsters remove animals that appear to be dangerous to the public.

OBSTACLE COURSE LOGGING:

General Description: Participants use the team they used in the Fine Plowing event to go through an obstacle course pulling a 22’ log, 12-18” at the butt. Judging is on time. Raw time is determined as the teamster drives through a series of turns, gullies and other obstacles marked out with cones. Penalty time is added to raw time for each fault, which occurs when a cone is touched, upset or missed. The total of raw time plus the penalty time minus bonus time equals overall time. The teamster with the shortest overall time wins. Scoring emphasis will favor maneuvering rather than speed. When hooking, teamster must hold the driving lines in hand.

Rules and Procedures:

1. To enter this event, you must use animals that competed in Fine Plowing. Due to time limitations, there are no exhibition hitches.

2. We supply the log, chain, and eveners. The log will be approximately 22’ long and 12-18” at the butt.

3. The teamster (logger) can be someone other than the person who plowed. However, a team (or part of a team) cannot be entered twice regardless of its driver.

4. The order of logging will follow land numbers, from #1 up.

5. Timing begins at the judge’s signal, and stops when the leading end of the log returns through the pasture gate. Hitching time is not included in the raw time. The teamster may have one assistant for hitching only.

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DESCRIPTION OF COMPETITION CLASSES AND AWARDS 2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm

Fine Plowing: Participants can use one, two or three animals – including horses, mules, ponies, donkeys – to pull a right-hand, left-hand or hillside walking plow any width, weighing under 200lbs. Plowing will be judged according to the following:

back furrow trash and debris coverage evenness of furrow condition of equipment depth of furrow plow adjustment straightness of furrow condition of team penetration control of team evenness of ends behavior of team

Awards:

1st Place Trophy 1st-6th Place Ribbons

1st-6th Place Premiums a follows:

1st: $225 4th: $150 2nd: $200 5th: $125 3rd: $175 6th: $100

*Ben Ellingson Award: The winner of the plowing match is named on a special trophy that recognizes the contribution that American farmers are making in international agriculture. The winner receives and keeps a special blue ribbon.

Old Timer

Plowing: Participants are farmers who know how to use a team and a walking plow, but who don’t have their own horses and equipment. These contestants use a Howell Farm hitch to plow, and are judged on one round. Sign-up for this event is anytime prior to the event. Maximum participation is 8 teamsters. Plowing is judged according to the same characteristics as Fine Plowing, but with automatic points given for condition of team and equipment.

Awards:

1st Place Trophy 1st-6th Place Ribbons

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Novice

Plowing: Visitors from the crowd can sign up to try their hand at plowing. One or two quiet teams, driven by their owners, are used in this class.

Visitors handle the plow only – not the horses. They are judged on either one pass, or one full round, depending on the number of people who want to try. Judging is on straightness and depth of furrow, and on coverage of trash and debris.

Minimum age: 16 years old

Awards:

1st-6th Place Ribbons

Kids

Plowing: Children from the crowd can sign up to try their hand at plowing. One or two quiet teams, driven by their owners, are used in this class.

Children handle the plow only – not the horses. They are judged on either one-half of a pass, or one full pass, depending on the number of entries. Judging is on straightness and depth of furrow, and on

coverage of trash and debris.

Ages: 7-15 years old

Awards:

1st-6th Place Ribbons

Obstacle Course

Wagon Driving: Participants use the team they entered in the fine plowing event to pull a loaded flatbed wagon (with brakes and rubber tires) thru the course.

judging is on time. Raw time is determined as the teamster drives through a series of turns, gullies and other obstacles marked out with cones. Penalty time is added to raw time for each fault, which occurs when a cone is touched, upset or missed. The total of raw time plus the penalty time minus bonus time equals overall time. The teamster with the shortest overall time wins.

Awards:

1st Place Trophy

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1st-6th Place Ribbons

1st-6th Place Premiums as follows:

1st: $225 4th: $150 2nd: $200 5th: $125 3rd: $175 6th: $100

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

2021 Plowing Match: Howell Living History Farm Saturday, September 4 [rain date, Saturday, September 18]

6-9 am Coffee and donuts for teamsters and families (in Visitor Center).

6-8:30 am Check-in for teamsters (at teamster parking area).

7-9 am Settle your horses, if needed, by ground driving. There will be no practice plowing. While settling your horses, you are not permitted to hook to anything.

8-9 am Plow transported from the teamster parking area to the field. (We will do this for you. Please do not move the plow yourself.)

9:30 am Review of judging procedures for Fine Plowing Class by Judges Button Myers Jr., Barbara Corson, VMD; Joe Schott (in the field) 10-11:45 am Fine Plowing Class Competition

Head Judge: Button Myers, Jr.

Field Judges: Barbara Corson, VMD; Joe Schott 10:30-12 pm Exhibition Hitches

11am – 12pm Old Timer Plowing Class Competition Judges: Larry Kidder 10:30am-12pm Visitor Plowing Classes Competition

Head Judge, Novice Class: Pam Flory

Assistant Judge, Novice Class: Kevin Watson 12 - 2 pm Lunch Break (teamster tent located on front lawn of farmhouse)

1:15 pm Presentation of Trophies, Ribbons and Prizes (Obstacle Course Entrance) 2 pm Review of judging procedures for Obstacle Course Wagon Driving Event

(Meet at gate to Round Pasture) 2:15-3:30 pm Obstacle Course (Round Pasture)

Head Judge: Barbara Corson, VMD Head Timer: Kevin Watson

Field Judges: David Zmoda, Elijah Rivers, Justine Gray

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3:45 pm Presentation of Obstacle Course Awards. (Winners of morning and afternoon classes receive checks at this time.)

5:00 pm Pizza supper, courtesy of The Friends of Howell Farm.

DIRECTIONS TO HOWELL LIVING HISTORY FARM For GPS Users: 70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Township, NJ 08530

Howell Farm is located 1.5 miles east of Valley Road, off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville, NJ and four miles north of Washington Crossing. Rt. 29 parallels the Delaware River. Signs for Howell Farm are located at the corner of Rt. 29 and Valley Road; there is also an old stone barn on the corner.

Once you have reached the farm, go through parking lot, past end of barn, to where the teamster check-in station is located.

FROM: Pennsylvania

We suggest you cross the Delaware River at Yardley, PA using the I-95 bridge or, at New Hope, PA using the Rt. 202 toll bridge. The Washington’s Crossing Bridge (Rt. 532) and new Hope Bridge (Rt. 179) are not suitable for trailers.

FROM: I-95 Bridge

Take the first exit in New Jersey (exit #1) for Rt. 29 north. Proceed north for 7 ½ miles, turn right onto Valley Rd. Travel 1 ½ miles, turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm entrance lane is ¼ mile on right.

FROM: Rt. 202 Toll Bridge

Take Rt. 29 south towards Lambertville. 2 ½ miles south of Lambertville

turn left onto Valley Rd. Travel 1 ½ miles turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm entrance lane is ¼ mile on right.

FROM: Philadelphia

Travel north on I-95. Take the first exit in New Jersey (exit #1) for Rt. 29 north. Proceed north for 7

½ miles, turn right onto Valley Rd. Travel 1 ½ miles, turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm entrance lane is ¼ mile on right.

FROM: North Jersey Area

Take Rt. 202 or Rt. 31 south to Flemington, where they come together. Continue south from

Flemington on Rt. 202/31 for six miles. Take exit for Rt. 179 south to Lambertville. Stay on Rt. 179 for 6 miles into Lambertville and pick up Rt. 29 south. Travel on Rt. 29 for 2 ½ miles, turn left onto Valley Rd. Travel 1 ½ miles to turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm entrance lane is ¼ mile on right.

FROM: South Jersey Area

Travel north on I-295. Take exit #60 for Rt. 29 north towards Lambertville. Travel north on Rt. 29 for 15 miles, turn right onto Valley Rd. Travel 1 ½ miles turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm entrance lane is ¼ mile on right.

FROM: East Jersey Area

Travel west on I-195 until it becomes Rt. 29 north towards Lambertville. Travel north on Rt. 29 for 15 miles, turn right onto Valley Rd. Travel 1 ½ miles, turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm

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FROM: Newark Airport

Travel west on Rt. 78 to Rt. 287 south. Proceed south for 2 miles to exit 17, Rt. 202. Follow 202 south crossing over Somerville Circle and continue south on Rt. 202 to Flemington. Continue south from Flemington Circle on Rt. 202, which is also called Rt. 31 at this point. Six miles south of the Flemington Circle, take exit for Rt. 179 south to Lambertville. Stay on Rt. 179 for 6 miles into Lambertville and pick up Rt. 29 south. Travel on Rt. 29 for 2 ½ miles, turn left onto Valley Rd.

Travel 1 ½ miles, turn left onto Woodens Lane. Howell Farm entrance lane is ¼ mile on right.

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