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RESIDENCY & OTHER RULES APPLYING TO STATE EVENTS

There appears to be some confusion on State Event rules due to not all being covered under SHC Competition Rules, reason is rules for State events can vary from State to State.

A State Title is looked upon as a prestige Event & should be treated as such. All rules are to be read in conjunction with other rules of the Show. If in doubt please direct your enquiry to SHC Secretary or romastone11@gmail.com

Some specific Rules are required to apply to all State Events including but not limited to:

Ownership

All horses shall be currently registered with the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. NATIONAL SADDLE HORSE REGISTER and shall be resident of & be owned by a resident of that State for a period of not less than three (3) calendar months prior to closing date of Entries.

Current Residency Rule is

.             *Members residing within 100km of the border would be able to remain a member of the current affiliate club and with provision of a Stat. Dec. be ablle to compete at the adjoining state’s “Horse Of The Year Show”. Proof of distance to be provided annually.
              The States will need to monitor those HOTY Entries that are acceptable under this Rule to ensure compliance”.

              Note:  Entries not meeting the criteria will be considered ineligible.

Other States

  1. If ANY Horse has competed in another State’s Horse Of The Year Show held in a calendar year, it is ineligible to compete in EITHER the OPEN HORSE Section or the OPEN SHOW HUNTER Section in that States Horse of The Year Show.

  1. If a Rider has competed in another State’s Horse of the Year Show held in a calendar year, he/she is ineligible to compete in the RIDER Section of that States Horse of The Year Show.

       Members are well catered for with many other GN Qualifiers for which these particular rules are not applicable.

A NEW EDITION of SHC Competition Rules was adopted at AGM of the SHC on July 2017

All events from this date will be conducted in accordance with July 2017. Exhibitors are strongly advised to become acquainted with the changes.
 

Particular attention should be given to Rules relating to Drug Testing which have been constructed to be more compatible with FEI definitions of Prohibited Substances Lists; Penalties have been adjusted reflect these changes. Refer to Appendix - Definitions
 
Additions or alterations have been shown in italic so can be identified more easily.

**Please also note Rule Change to FIRST RIDDEN AND LEAD REIN HANDLER WHIP REQUIREMENTS***

***Whips must not exceed 40cm in length including the flapper.***

Criteria First Ridden

In SHC Grand National or Grand National Qualifier Competitions, ponies in First Ridden Open OR Show Hunter Classes shall be NSH registered. Owner/Exhibitor/s & Rider shall be Current SHC member/s.

 

Criteria for FIRST RIDDEN Ponies not exceeding 12.2 hh, aged three years & over, ridden by a child aged 5 yrs & under 12 yrs. Shetland ponies are eligible to enter.  As these are saddle classes, judging will be on the suitability of the mount for the rider. A snaffle bit must be used, with a cavesson noseband, a narrow strap may be attached to the front of the saddle. Cane to not exceed 40cm, no spurs permitted. No cantering is allowed during work on the ring, however a short canter is allowed during the workout.

 

Criteria for FIRST RIDDEN Show Hunter Ponies not exceeding 12.2 hh, aged three years & over, ridden by a child aged 5 yrs & under 12 yrs. Shetland ponies are eligible to enter.  As these are saddle classes, judging will be on the suitability of the mount for the rider. A snaffle bit must be used, with a cavesson noseband, a narrow strap may be attached to the front of the saddle. Cane to not exceed 40cm, no spurs permitted. No cantering is allowed during work on the ring, however a short canter is allowed during the workout.