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. . . . . . . . 97 Chief Joseph Trail Ride Medallion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Competitive and Endurance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Disabled Riders and Drivers Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Distance Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Medallion Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97, 98, 132 National Trail Rides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Recreational Trail Riding Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Regional Trail Rides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 1,000 Mile Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Saddle Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Year-End Mileage Award. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 REGIONAL CLUBS Annual Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 International Partners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Obtaining a New Charter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Qualifying Horses for World Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Removal of a Charter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 State or Area Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 APPALOOSA COMPETITIVE ALL-BREED ACTIVITIES PROGRAM (ACAAP) Approved Categories. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Merit Tabulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 SHOW Age of a Horse (Junior/Senior). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 121 Announcer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118 Approval of Shows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Youth / Non-Pro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Artificial Appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 143 Bareback Horsemanship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 Buckboard Driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Camas Prairie Stump Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Cattle Classes Attire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149, 195 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Cutting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Disqualification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Drugs & Medications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 4   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook English Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Attire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Gaits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Protective Headgear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Entries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119, 121 Equitation General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Figure 8 Stake Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Gaming Classes Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Disclaimer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187 Horse Against Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Time Trial Elimination. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Walk-Trot Classes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 General Performance Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Halter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Disqualification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Foundation Pedigree Designation (FPD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Get of Sire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Grand & Reserve Grand Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 140 Hunter In Hand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Most Colorful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Produce of Dam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Heritage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Horsemanship General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Hunter Hack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Hunter In Hand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Hunt Seat Equitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Hunter Under Saddle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Inhumane Treatment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Judges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101, 117 Judges—Specialty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Jumping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Preliminary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Keyhole Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Ladies’ Side Saddle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Lameness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 Leadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Medallion Awards System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Metric Conversion Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Most Colorful at Halter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Multi-Judged Shows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 National Point System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Approved Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Production Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 National/World Show Rules Horse Identification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Non-Pro Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265 Youth Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Nez Perce Stake Race. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 www.appaloosa.com   5 Patterns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Performance Classes Age of Junior Horse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Age of Senior Horse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Disqualification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 English Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 Western Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Pleasure Driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Production Plaques. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Reining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Freestyle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 Hackamore / Snaffle Bit Reining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Ring Stewards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Rope Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Roping Breakaway Roping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213 Judged Tie-Down Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Judged Heading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Judged Heeling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Timed Tie-Down Roping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Timed Heading and Heeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Saddle Seat Equitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Saddle Seat Pleasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 Show Approval Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Drug Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Management General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Membership Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Multi-Judged. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Placings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Points (see National Point System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Protest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Release of Liability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Single-Judge, fee-waiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Specialty Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Verification of Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Violations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119, 123 Showmanship at Halter English. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 General Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Western . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Special Needs Exhibitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Specialty Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Steer Daubing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Tail Attachment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 143 Team Penning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 Unsportsmanlike Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Veterinarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 6   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook Western Horsemanship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Western Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Attire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Gaits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Western Pleasure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Western Riding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 Working Cow Horse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Working Cow Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198 Patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Working Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 Green Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Pre-Green Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 World Championship Show Eligibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 National Point Qualification—Non-Pro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135, 264 National Point Qualification­ —Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Non-Pro Eligibility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Regional Club Qualification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 World’s Best Appaloosa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266 Yearling Longe Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 YOUTH PROGRAM Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 Awards Annual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Horse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255 Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Appaloosa Youth Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Board of Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249 Classes Approved for National Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 Eligibility to Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 World Championship Youth Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Novice Youth Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256 Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 NON-PRO PROGRAM Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 Awards Annual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Horse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263 Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Non-Pro Medals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Change of Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Classes Approved for National Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 Eligibility to Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 National/World Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Membership. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Novice Non-Pro Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Ownership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 www.appaloosa.com   7 — 501.comPLAINTS AGAINST JUDGE A.

To make a formal complaint against an ApHC-approved judge, such complaint must be in writing, signed by the complainant, contain alleged rule violations, date and location of such violation and be submitted to the ApHC office within thirty days of the show or contest.

By filing this complaint, the complainant agrees to attend a hearing conducted by the ApHC in regard to the matter either at the ApHC offices or as directed by the Judges’ Committee.

B.

If a formal complaint is made against an ApHC-approved judge, the Judges’ Committee is the forum within the ApHC which shall hear and review complaints alleging rule violations by ApHC-approved judges acting in their capacity as ApHCapproved judges.

Pro­ ceed­ ings before the Judges’ Committee shall be conducted, after proper notice, in like manner as disciplinary proceedings before the Legal and Disciplinary Committee.

In addition to having a right to revoke designation as an ApHC-approved judge or to refuse to issue an ApHC judge’s card, the Judges’ Committee may impose on any person found to be guilty of any such violation hereunder such penalties as the Judges’ Committee may determine, including but not limited to, those set forth in Disciplinary Procedure and General Violations.

The decision of the Judges’ Committee shall be binding and final on all parties. www.appaloosa.com   105 C.

In the event that any judge at or during any show is guilty of gross misconduct or engages in belligerent or extremely disruptive behavior or is in such a physical, mental or emotional condition so as to substantially affect such judge’s ability to judge properly, show management, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to prohibit such judge from judging the show and to remove such judge from the show grounds.

The show manager shall, on the next business day, file a written report of any such incident to the ApHC. 502.

SPECIALTY JUDGES A.

The ApHC may grant a Specialty Judge’s Permit to individuals holding judging credentials in the appropriate association for certain events.

Such individuals are subject to all rules contained herein.

B.

The events and appropriate sanctioning associations covered by this rule are: 1.

English Performance Classes a.

USEF registered or recorded in Hunters/Jumpers.

B.

USEF registered or recorded in Hunt Seat Equitation. 2.

Cutting – NCHA 3.

Reining – NRHA 4.

Snaffle Bit Western and Hunt Seat Pleasure – NSBA 5.

Working Cow Horse – NRCHA C.

Applicants must certify their credentials in the appropriate association.

D.

Applicants for this permit must sign an affidavit attesting they have read, understand and agree to abide by the ApHC Handbook and that they are subject to all disciplinary rules contained therein.

E.

Specialty judges must be a member in good standing of the ApHC. 503.

RULES FOR RING STEWARD A.

It is recommended that the ring steward not officiate in any show in which he/ she or a member of his/her family or any of his/her clients is an exhibitor.

The ring steward shall be familiar with show procedures and etiquette.

B.

A ring steward at any show shall not be a member of the immediate family of the judge at that show.

C.

The ring steward makes the work of the judge much easier by relieving the judge of unnecessary details.

By assembling the class promptly, he will be able to keep the judging program on schedule and eliminate long delays between classes.

D.

The ring steward will notify the judge when all horses are present for each class.

E.

Ring stewards shall not take part or seem to take part, in any of the judging including advising the judge.

When he/she is not actively engaged in his/her duties, he/she shall place himself in a position so as not to interfere with the judging and the view of the spectators.

He/she must not allow the exhibitors to crowd up in the ring or arena and should at all times endeavor to keep the possibilities of an accident at a minimum.

F.

He/she should act as a liaison between the judge and exhibitor.

The ring steward should be prepared to move and place the horses as the judge advises.

G.

Ring stewards and/or scribes are prohibited from using tobacco and/or alcohol products, cellular phones, pagers or electronic communication devices for personal use in the arena during an approved show.

H.

Each organization shall provide one ring steward or assistant for every two judges.

The same ring steward(s) may work with both an English and western or specialty judge.

Rules 504-599 are not assigned. 106   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook SHOW RULES & REGULATIONS 600.

Exhibitors, judges and show management are responsible for knowledge of all ApHC rules. A.

Release Of Liability 1.

The ApHC, and co-sponsoring organization, if any, will not be responsible for any accident that may occur to, or be caused by any horse exhibited at the show, or for any article of any kind or nature that may be lost or destroyed or in any way damaged.

The ApHC will not be responsible for any financial arrangements not completed between show management, exhibitors, owners or judges.

However, these situations should be reported in their entirety to the ApHC for possible disciplinary action. 2.

Each show should obtain blanket liability insurance to cover suits, claims or judgments for bodily injury or property damage sustained by spectators, or others arising out of the use of the show grounds or operation necessary or incidental to the show. 601.

SHOW APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS A.

The rules set forth in this Official Handbook shall be used at all approved shows.

All shows approved by the ApHC for the awarding of points must be named, called, advertised, listed and otherwise referred to as an ApHC-approved show.

All approved classes at an ApHC-approved show shall be conducted and judged in accordance with the rules of the ApHC.

Classes that are not approved (such as futurities, maturities or stakes classes) and that are held concurrently with ApHC-approved classes shall be conducted and judged in accordance with ApHC rules.

Futurities, maturities and stakes classes that are not held concurrently with ApHC-approved classes and/ or classes open to all breeds shall be conducted at the discretion of show management and by rules and eligibility requirements determined by show management.

B.

Show approval is a privilege not a right, granted or rejected at ApHC discretion on an annual basis according to continuous evaluation of the applicant, including but not limited to competence of show management, enforcement of ApHC rules, quality of show and service to ApHC members. 1.

Approval does not carry over from year to year and must be obtained for each individual show.

The ApHC reserves the right to approve only the number of shows per calendar year it deems appropriate for the same organization or management. 2.

An ApHC-approved show having been held the previous year is considered an established show and has priority to reserve identical days per calendar week for the current year until terminated by the ApHC.

Priority dates are a privilege, not a right, and therefore cannot be sold or transferred from one sponsoring body or management to another.

Violation of this rule may result in disciplinary action. 3.

The sponsor of any ApHC-approved show which fails to pay for any service rendered by a third party (ie judges, cattle fees, facility fees, advertised premium money to exhibitors) in connection with the holding of an approved show will be denied ApHC approval for future shows until all fees are paid.

C.

Futurities, maturities and stakes classes and/or classes open to all breeds may be held at the discretion of show management, and such classes may vary from ApHC-approved or pointed classes as long as they are not held concurrently with ApHC-approved classes.

If futurities, maturities or stakes classes are held concurrently with ApHC-approved classes, ApHC rules regarding show, judges, registration, discipline, class conduct, membership, horse, exhibitor and equipment restrictions and limitations shall apply.

Futurities, maturities and stakes classes that are not held concurrently with ApHC-approved classes and/or classes open to all breeds shall be conducted at the discretion of show management and by rules and eligibility requirements determined by show management. — E.

Four performance classes selected from the following list of classes: Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Reining Junior Reining Senior Reining Junior Western Riding Senior Western Riding Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure (only for shows held after May 20) Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Junior Western Pleasure Senior Western Pleasure Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle (only for shows held after May 20) Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle Junior Hunter Under Saddle Senior Hunter Under Saddle Junior Hunter Hack Senior Hunter Hack Junior Saddle Seat Pleasure Senior Saddle Seat Pleasure Ladies’ Side Saddle Pleasure Driving Junior Trail Senior Trail Preliminary Jumping Jumping Pre-Green Hunter Green Hunter Working Hunter Junior Working Cow Horse Senior Working Cow Horse Junior Cutting Senior Cutting Junior Judged Tie-Down Roping Senior Judged Tie-Down Roping Junior Timed Tie-Down Roping Senior Timed Tie-Down Roping Junior Judged Heading Senior Judged Heading Junior Judged Heeling Senior Judged Heeling Junior Timed Heading and Heeling Senior Timed Heading and Heeling Steer Daubing Figure 8 Stake Race Keyhole Race Camas Prairie Stump Race Nez Perce Stake Race Rope Race Men’s Heritage Ladies’ Heritage Yearling Longe Line (only for shows held after May 20) F.

Optional pointed halter classes: Broodmares Weanling Colts (only for shows held after May 20) Weanling Fillies (only for shows held after May 20) Weanling Geldings (only for shows held after May 20) www.appaloosa.com   113 Hunter in Hand, Stallions Hunter in Hand, Mares Hunter in Hand, Geldings Most Colorful at Halter FPD Stallions FPD Mares FPD Geldings G.

Shows may also offer these optional non-pointed classes: Get of Sire Produce of Dam Buckboard Driving Men’s Western Pleasure Ladies’ Western Pleasure Team Penning Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Working Cow Horse H.

Classes listed as junior and senior may be combined or all age classes may be split at the direction of the judge or show management with the unanimous consent of all exhibitors involved in the class (or classes) in question.

Entries will be accepted after a class is combined.

I.

Pre-Green Hunter may not be combined with Green Hunter. 604.

YOUTH AND NON-PRO SHOW APPROVAL A.

In order for any youth class, youth division, youth show, non-pro class, non-pro division or non-pro show to be approved by the ApHC, the rules and regulations in the current ApHC Handbook must be followed.

B.

No youth and/or non-pro show, division or classes shall be advertised as being approved by the ApHC until all of the above conditions are met in their entirety and written permission has been granted from the ApHC.

C.

A non-pro or youth cannot be required to enter an open class to qualify for high point awards.

D.

All approved youth classes must be open to youth who meet age and horse ownership requirements, unless additional ApHC restrictions apply. (See leadline, walk-trot and novice rules).

E.

For all youth classes, the following are mandatory age divisions: Leadline – 6 years and under; Walk-Trot – 10 years and under.

If a show wishes to offer a class in one division, it must be held as 18 years and under; two divisions must be held as 13 and under and 14 through 18; or three divisions must be held as 12 and under, 13 through 15 and 16 through 18.

A show may not offer more than three divisions in any one youth class.

F. For youth show approval, at least six approved youth performance events must be offered.

One Showmanship at Halter and one horsemanship/equitation class are mandatory.

Showmanship at Halter may be held as one (18 & under) or two (13 & under, 14-18) or three (12 & under, 13-15, 16-18) age divisions.

Youth age divisions may be combined or 18 & under classes may be split at the direction of the judge or show management with the unanimous consent of all exhibitors involved in the class (or classes) in question.

Two novice youth classes must be offered in addition to the above stated.

Age divisions for novice youth are 18 & under, or 13 & under and 14-18.

G.

All approved non-pro classes must be open to non-pros who meet age, eligibility, horse ownership and membership requirements, unless additional ApHC restrictions apply. (See novice, 35 & over and masters non-pro rules).

H.

For non-pro show approval, four non-pro classes must be offered; two English and two western.

I.

Following are the youth events approved for national points: Western Showmanship at Halter English Showmanship at Halter Western Horsemanship Hunt Seat Equitation 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 114   Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences Saddle Seat Equitation Bareback Horsemanship Leadline Trail Western Pleasure Western Riding Hunter Under Saddle Saddle Seat Pleasure Hunter Hack Working Hunter Heritage Reining Breakaway Roping Judged Tie-Down Roping Judged Heading Judged Heeling Cutting Steer Daubing Camas Prairie Stump Race Nez Perce Stake Race Keyhole Race Figure 8 Stake Race Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation Walk-Trot Keyhole Race Walk-Trot Nez Perce Stake Race Walk-Trot Camas Prairie Stump Race Walk-Trot Figure 8 Stake Race Walk-Trot Western Pleasure Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle Walk-Trot Trail Walk-Trot Showmanship Jumping Halter Mares Halter Geldings Most Colorful at Halter Hunter in Hand, Mares Hunter in Hand, Geldings Novice Showmanship Novice Western Horsemanship Novice Hunt Seat Equitation Novice Western Pleasure Novice Hunter Under Saddle Optional non-pointed classes: Team Penning J.

Following are the non-pro events approved for national points.

Letters listed behind each class indicate the divisions available for each class.

These letters are: NP = Non-Pro; 35 = 35 & Over Non-Pro; MS = Masters Non-Pro; NV = Novice Non-Pro; WT=Walk/Trot. 1.

The class list is broken into Western, English and Other divisions.

Western Classes Showmanship at Halter (NP, 35, MS, NV) Bareback Horsemanship (NP, NV) www.appaloosa.com   115 Western Horsemanship (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) Western Pleasure (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) Trail (NP, MS, NV, W/T) Western Riding (NP, MS, NV) Reining (NP, MS, NV) Cutting (NP, NV) Judged Tie-Down Roping (NP, NV) Judged Heading (NP, NV) Judged Heeling (NP, NV) Steer Daubing (NP, NV) Working Cow Horse (NP, NV) Breakaway Roping (NP, NV) Timed Tie-Down Roping (NP, NV) Timed Heading and Heeling (NP, NV) English Classes Working Hunter (NP, NV) Jumping (NP, NV) Hunter Hack (NP, NV) Hunt Seat Equitation (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences (NP, NV) Hunter Under Saddle (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) Saddle Seat Pleasure (NP, NV) Saddle Seat Equitation (NP, NV) Pleasure Driving (NP, NV) Other Classes Nez Perce Stake Race (NP, NV, W/T) Camas Prairie Stump Race (NP, NV, W/T) Keyhole Race (NP, NV, W/T) Figure 8 Stake Race (NP, NV) Halter Mares (NP) Halter Geldings (NP) Halter Stallions (NP) Hunter in Hand, Stallions (NP) Hunter in Hand, Mares (NP) Hunter in Hand, Geldings (NP) Most Colorful at Halter (NP) Yearling Longe Line Optional non-pointed classes: Team Penning Western Riding (35) Trail (35) 605.

SHOW RESULTS A.

For a show to meet minimum requirements and have the results recorded, there must be a minimum of 24 Appaloo­ sas that are registered with the ApHC and eligible to show, except that an ApHC Regional Club-sponsored show shall have no minimum horse requirement.

They must be judged by an approved ApHC judge in approved ApHC classes at the show.

All shows held outside of the USA shall be exempt from the 24-horse requirement.

B.

The results of any ApHC-approved show or contest must be completed in their entirety on official forms furnished or approved by the ApHC.

These forms must list the first eight horses unless fewer than that number competed.

These results must be forwarded by certified mail, return receipt or other guaranteed receipted mail service to the ApHC and must be postmarked within 10 calendar 116   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook days of the last show date.computer forms will be accepted as long as prior approval is given.

A printed show bill must accompany the results.

C.

All shows must be reported regardless of the number of entries.

If a show is canceled, this must also be reported.

D.

Failure to comply with ApHC rules, regulations, and policies or failure to mail the completed result forms to the ApHC postmarked within 10 days of the last show date shall result in the show being cited for a violation of these rules, the punishment for which may include censure, and/or a fine.

If the fine is not paid, it will be added to the application fee for the next show.

Future show dates will not be approved until the penalty is paid.

E.

Show management must notify the ApHC Show Department in writing of any amendments or corrections to show results.

Corrections cannot be made to show results after December 21 for shows held prior to November 15th.

For shows held after November 15, corrections must be in the ApHC office by December 31 of the current show year.

F. Show management must collect $2 per entry per judge in nationally pointed open classes and $1 per entry per judge in nationally pointed youth and nonpro classes and forward to the ApHC in order for show results to be processed. 606.

SHOW MANAGEMENT GENERAL RULES A.

SAFETY 1.

The management is requested to give detailed consideration to all safety precautions for a youth show or classes.

Particular attention should be given to classes where very young exhibitors are competing.

The safety and well-being of youth competitors is a serious responsibility of the show management.

A.

It is suggested that the show management designate two adults (other than the judge and ring steward) to be in the arena during Walk-Trot classes to help any exhibitor who might need assistance.

The two adults should be stationed so as to avoid disrupting the classes. 2.

Judges and ring stewards should follow class procedures that make certain there is sufficient space for the exhibitor to move into any position requested by the judge or ring officials.

Particular caution should be given to the distance between the class line-up and the arena fence. 3.

Except in the holding area for cutting classes, horses should not be tied to arena fences or rails or any other place that would constitute a hazard.

B.

RING STEWARDS 1.

See RULES FOR RING STEWARDS.

C.

JUDGES 1.

No judge shall be required to judge longer than six (6) hours in any one day without a reasonable break of at least one-half hour.

Shows which fail to comply will be fined for each hour of violation and/or otherwise disciplined. 2.

The show management shall send to the ApHC a report on the performance of the judge.

The individual or individuals completing this form shall indicate if they owned or exhibited any horses in this show or contest.

Forms for this report will be supplied by the ApHC. 3.

In the event that any judge at or during any show is guilty of gross misconduct or engages in belligerent or extremely disruptive behavior or is in such a physical, mental, or emotional condition so as to substantially affect such judge’s ability to judge properly, show management, in its sole discretion, shall have the right to prohibit such judge from judging the show and to remove such judge from the show grounds.

The show management shall, on the next business day, file a written report of any such incident to the ApHC. 4.

In cases of emergency, a guest judge may serve with the approval of the President or Chief Executive Officer of the ApHC.

If said emergency takes place over a holiday or weekend when such approval cannot be obtained, the show will immediately report to the ApHC by certified mail, a full description of the circumstances requiring the hiring of such guest judge together with the guest judge’s name and qualifications.

The Chief Executive Officer will www.appaloosa.com   117 approve or disapprove the use of such individual.

Disapproval of the guest judge will cancel the show’s approval for National points.

D.

ANNOUNCER 1.

At ApHC-approved shows, show management shall not announce the names of horses, owners and/or exhibitors prior to the completion of judging of a class.

All entries shall be referred to by back number.

All class results must be announced by judge name.

At ApHC-sponsored events, under the direction of show management, the announcer may announce the names of horses and/or exhibitors during the course of the class. 2.

At all approved shows, results should be announced for each judge before the next class starts.

Announcements shall include, at a minimum, the name of the exhibitor and back number of the horse.

E.

PREMIUM LIST / PRIZES 1.

Entry fees must be included on the premium list and shall be published by the ApHC in Appaloosa Journal and/or the ApHC web site and/or by electronic communication to ApHC members.

No changes to entry fees can be made after such publication. 2.

If money prizes are offered, the fixed amount of added moneys shall be stated in the premium list.

Special prizes do not have to appear on the premium list but is recommended.

The management cannot require a portion of the premium money to be added to any championship class. 3.

The premium list shall contain a list of officials of the show and the exact location, time and date or dates to be held along with the closing date of entries.

The height of fences in over fence classes must also be listed. 4.

The awarding of money prizes or purses is strictly forbidden in ex­ hibitorjudged youth or non-pro classes in an approved show.

Ex­ hibitor-judged classes include all equitation, horsemanship and show­ manship classes, including western showmanship, english showmanship, hunt seat equitation, hunt seat equitation over fences, bareback equitation, saddle seat equitation, western horsemanship, lead­ line, walk-trot equitation and walk-trot horsemanship.

Money prizes or purses are allowed in horse-judged classes, which include pleasure classes, cutting, games classes, jumping, working hunter, roping classes, working cow horse, reining, western riding, trail and hunter hack. 5.

A non-pro or youth cannot be required to enter an open class to qualify for high point awards.

F.

CANCELLATION OF SHOW OR CLASS 1.

Sponsors of shows who cancel their show dates must notify the ApHC Show Department immediately so that date can be made available to another sponsor. 2.

Show management cannot cancel a class unless so stated in the premium list; however, classes in premium list or published by the ApHC in Appaloosa Journal and/or the ApHC web site and/or by electronic communication to ApHC members must be held if there is an entry.

G.

CLASS SCHEDULE 1.

An approved show will not be permitted to start earlier than the time printed in the premium list, the advertised schedule, or published by the ApHC in Appaloosa Journal and/or the ApHC web site and/or by electronic communication to ApHC members. 2.

Classes in the premium list or printed in Appaloosa Journal must be held if there is an entry. 3.

Classes scheduled for one day of a multiple-day approved show will not be rescheduled to an earlier day once the premium list and advertised schedule is published and distributed.

If the order of classes in the time schedule on a given day, or classes scheduled for one day of a multiple-day approved show must be rescheduled to a later day, all affected exhibitors must be notified, and a report of the change must be submitted to the Show Department, which shall review the report for compliance with the rules and adequate notice to exhibitors.

Should the Show Department find the change was not 118   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook in compliance, the affected classes will lose their approval and/or the show will be fined.

If any such changes are due to emergency, and/or acts of God, and as such, not in compliance with the rule, show management must send a complete report to the Show Department, which shall review it and decide whether or not such change was warranted.

H.

VERIFICATION OF ENTRIES 1.

Owner, exhibitor, youth and non-pro membership cards must be checked before issuing exhibitor’s numbers and/or before the horse enters the arena or ring.

Failure to do so may result in automatic cancellation of the show’s approval. 2.

Show management must inspect the Certificate of Registration (if photocopies are used, they must be of both sides of the Certificate) of each horse entered in all approved, optional, youth and non-pro classes.

Entries shall be made in the name of the current recorded owner or owners as indicated by records in the ApHC office and on the Certificate of Registration at the time the horse is shown. 3.

Show Management must verify the relationship of the youth exhibitor to one owner of the horse(s) being used in youth events.

See YOUTH RULES. 4.

Show management must verify the relationship of the non-pro exhibitor to all owner(s) of the horse(s) being used in non-pro events.

See NON-PRO PROGRAM ENROLLMENT AND PARTICIPATION RULES.

I.

DRUG TESTING 1.

At an ApHC- approved event, only representatives of event management acting pursuant to ApHC rules, or the ApHC may request specimens of urine, saliva, blood, or other substances for testing for the presence of forbidden substances or require payment of testing fees as a condition of entry.

Testing fees charged by an approved event are subject to prior approval by the ApHC.

J.

VIOLATIONS.

An ApHC-approved show is subject to penalty by the Executive Com­ mittee or the Chief Executive Officer for violation of rules.

Violations include, but are not limited to, the following: 1.

Failure to conduct the show in accordance with ApHC rules. 2.

Failure to mail completed result forms to the ApHC postmarked within 10 days of the last show date. 3.

Failure to pay its indebtedness to the ApHC. 4.

Failure to pay premiums and other indebtedness within 60 days. 5.

Failure to report the disqualification of a person at the show (excluding disqualification in a class for improper or prohibited equipment or for an off-course or 0 score run). 6.

Failure to honor written contracts with judges or other show officials and employees. 7.

Failure to furnish the ApHC with entry blanks, judge’s cards, class sheets or any other documents it may request in connection with the show. 8.

The use of regular or specialty judges not approved by the ApHC. 9.

The listing of a judge in the show bill before the invitation to serve has been accepted. 10.

Permitting persons or horses adjudged not in good standing to participate in any manner. 11.

Permitting acts which are improper, intemperate, dishonest, un­ sports­ manlike or contrary to the rules of the ApHC. 12.

Acting in a manner prejudicial to the best interests of the ApHC.

K.

PENALTIES An ApHC-approved show found guilty of a violation will be subject to penalty including but not limited to the following: 1.

Fines: the minimum fine per show or judge will be $25.00 and the max­ i­ mum fine per show or judge will be $100.00. 2.

Censure which will be listed under the names of the show, show manager and show secretary in the Show Department Record of Penalties. www.appaloosa.com   119 3.

Suspension for any period from the list of approved ApHC shows. 4.

Suspension of the regional club charter for any period. 5.

Expulsion from membership in the ApHC. 6.

Revocation of the regional club charter.

L.

PATTERNS 1.

In all classes where a pattern is used, it must be posted at least 1 hour prior to the class. 2.

If a show prepares patterns, the judge(s) must approve use of such patterns. 607.

ELIGIBILITY TO SHOW A.

In ApHC-approved shows, only horses, including current year foals, that are ApHC-registered with Regular (#) or CPO (CN) registration classification, or have been issued a Performance Permit prior to the show are eligible to participate.

Horses registered in any other Appa­ loosa registry either in the United States or in any other country are not eligible to show in any approved show, unless also registered with the ApHC.

The exhibitor must be able to prove that the horse is properly registered with the ApHC and eligible to show under ApHC rules.

Show management must inspect the Cert­ ificate of Registration (if photocopies are used, they must be of both sides of the certificate) of each horse entered in all approved, optional, youth and non-pro classes.

Entries shall be made in the name of the current recorded owner or owners as indicated by records in the ApHC office and on the Cert­ ificate of Registration presented.

B.

No horse is eligible to participate in an ApHC-approved show, including horses aiding or assisting in any part of the show, (except as noted in B.1 below), unless the horse is registered with the ApHC. 1.

In ApHC-approved cutting events, non-ApHC registered horses may be used in the arena as turn back and herd holding horses.

At ApHC-sponsored shows, all horses in the arena must be registered with the ApHC.

C.

No ApHC-registered horse carrying Regular (#) or CPO (CN) registration classification, or having been issued a Performance Permit prior to the show can be denied the right to participate in any ap­ proved race, show or contest, if otherwise eligible.

The ApHC will not approve any such races, shows or contests.

D.

All persons participating or competing in ApHC-approved or-sponsored shows must be active members in good standing of the ApHC.

Persons participating or competing shall be defined to include owners, trainers and exhibitors, except riders of horses used solely to assist cutting horses.

In the event an exhibitor cannot produce a current ApHC membership card or proof of payment, he/she will be allowed to show upon payment of a new membership fee which will be refunded by the ApHC, less a $5 non-refundable handling fee, upon establishment of a current membership. 1.

Active AYA members may comply with the membership requirement as a part of a family membership, or with a youth affiliation membership.

All youth exhibitors must be AYA members. 2.

Non-Pro exhibitors must be ApHC members and be enrolled in the NonPro program.

E.

State Funded Shows – Show management shall be allowed qualification of monetary assistance from the state in which an ApHC ap­ proved show or event is conducted, where the state prohibits exclusion of non-members.

If otherwise qualified, a non-member may gain entry in the open, non-pro and youth divisions of ApHC shows by payment of non-member fee equal to the amount specified in the fee schedule for annual membership dues and for non-pro entrants, payment of the additional non-pro enrollment fee.

Payment of this fee will allow a non-member access to the particular event of show, which includes the entire show circuit.

By entering as a non-member, the individual agrees to abide by all ApHC rules, including but not limited to show rules, failure of which may result in permanent exclusion from ApHC approved or sponsored — A.

To be judged on authenticity of trappings and equipment, attire of exhibitor, markings and colorful qualities of horse—the overall picture including the exhibitor’s verbal presentation is to be considered. 1.

Narration of the costume by the exhibitor is limited to no more than 90 seconds.

B.

The judge, at his/her discretion, can dismiss entries that are, in their opinion, frivolous, not in keeping with the respect that the ApHC encourages for the history and heritage of our breed, or entries that violate the intent of Rule 609.A.2.

C.

Since the Appaloosa is rich in history, this class is designed to vividly portray some of this history.

The Heritage class will be divided in the following two classes: Men’s Heritage class (Warriors) and Ladies’ Heritage class.

Men’s and Ladies’ Heritage may be combined at regional shows at the discretion of show management only with the unanimous consent of all exhibitors involved in the classes in question.

Costumes other than Native American costumes may be used.

The costumes may depict the various stages of Appaloosa history such as Chinese emperors, kings, nobles, Spanish conquistadores, fur trappers, buffalo hunters, missionaries or other depictions of Appaloosa history.

D.

There shall be only one exhibitor and one horse allowed per entry.

Exhibitors will not be permitted to use a travois in the Heritage class for safety reasons.

E.

The class shall be worked at a walk and jog only, on the rail, both directions of the ring.

The judge will then go through the line evaluating each entry and judging authenticity of the entries.

F.

Any exhibitor not having his mount under sufficient control shall be dismissed from the ring and shall be disqualified from the class.

G.

Native American personal appointments: Men and boys shall dress as American Indian (Native American) men being chiefs or warriors braves only.

Youth boys should be dressed according to their age.

Women and girls shall dress as American Indian (Native American) women and/or girls or princesses only.

H.

Tack Appointments: Horses are to be shown in authentic period trappings and equipment with a bridle, hackamore, mouth rope or other suitable head stall which will enable the exhibitor to have full control of his horse.

Reference to “hackamore” in this class shall mean that the horse will be ridden only with a rawhide braided or leather braided or rope bosal.

No wire curbs, regardless of how padded or taped, or no chin strap narrower than one-half inch will be permitted.

Curb chains are permissible, but must meet the approval of the judge and must be at least one-half inch in width, lying flat against the jaw of the horse.

I.

Prohibited Appointments: Travois, hackamore bits, mechanical hackamores.

Use of prohibited appointments is cause for disqualification of the entry from the class.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor who chooses to use feathers in any portion of the Heritage class to be aware of US Federal Laws including the Migratory Bird Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

J.

Paintings and markings of American Indian (Native American) significance shall be permitted on the horse in the Heritage class if the exhibitor so desires.

K.

Heritage exhibitors are allowed to ride two-handed.

Note: For further information regarding authentic period Native Amer­ i­ can costumes see COSTUME BROCHURE published by the ApHC and EXHIBITORS & JUDGES GUIDE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN COSTUME CLASSES by Jack R.

Williams. 224   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 761.

BUCKBOARD DRIVING A.

The Buckboard class is designed to depict the early American or Frontier age of which the Appaloosa was a part.

Further, the class shall depict the usefulness of the Appaloosa as a family horse used for pleasure driving.

The entry shall be limited to not more than four people riding in the vehicle.

The class will be judged on authenticity of equipment, attire of exhibitors, markings and colorful qualities of horses – the overall picture and presentation to be considered.

B.

Extremely high action will be severely penalized by the judge.

Entries that do not conform to class specifications shall be eliminated.

C.

Handlers will be permitted in the arena during lineup.

D.

Either one or two horses to be shown in harness as a pleasure driving horse to a four-wheel vehicle.

The type of vehicle shall be optional providing it portrays an Early American or Frontier mode of transportation.

All vehicles shall be of good appearance and stability.

E.

The Buckboard Driving class will be judged on performance, and overall presentation of the horse, suitability of vehicle and trappings, driver, exhibitor, and handler to be dressed to fit time period depicted.

F. To be shown at a flat-footed walk, a slow trot, and a fast trot (extreme speed to be penalized).

Horses must walk both directions of the ring.

Horses must stand quietly and back readily.

Horses are not to be stretched on the line.

G.

Horses to be penalized for pulling on the bits, tossing of head, breaking stride, going sideways and excessive switching of tail.

If team is entered, consideration shall be given to the uniformity as a well-matched pair.

H.

PERSONAL APPOINTMENTS: The attire of the driver, exhibitors, and handler shall be optional.

However, the entry should keep in mind the Early American or Frontier theme when choosing the attire.

Originality of attire shall be given consideration.

I. TACK APPOINTMENTS: Type of harness is optional.

A snaffle bit with overcheck or a snaffle bit or Liverpool bit with side check will be considered proper in driving class.

Bridles with blinkers and/or overcheck are optional.

A spoon crupper is prohibited.

All equipment to be clean, neat and in sound condition. 762.

LADIES’ SIDE SADDLE A.

Show management has the option of conducting this class as a Western Side Saddle Pleasure, an English Side Saddle Pleasure or as a combined WesternEnglish Side Saddle Pleasure class.

The Side Saddle class, either western or English (hunt seat or saddle seat) shall be a specialty class and the use of a side saddle will not be permitted in any class except classes designated in the premium as specifically Side Saddle classes.

B.

In combined English-Western Side Saddle classes, horses to be shown at walk, jog-trot or trot, and lope or canter, as appropriate. 1.

Western gaits: a.

Walk: True and flat-footed.

B.

Jog-Trot: Square, slow and easy (a ground covering gait).

C.

Lope: Smooth and easy on both leads with the ability to push on if required to do so. 2.

English gaits a.

Walk: True and flat-footed for pleasure classes.

B.

Trot: Brisk, smart, cadenced and balanced without loss of form.

An extended trot may be called for at the judge’s option, but the judge may not call for a canter from a trot.

C.

Canter: Smooth, collected and straight on both leads with the ability to push on if so required into a hand gallop. www.appaloosa.com   225 C.

Horses to back easily and stand quietly.

Horses required to back at judge’s option.

Entries shall be penalized for being on the wrong lead at the lope.

Horses are to be reversed at the walk or trot at the discretion of the judge, but horses shall not be asked to reverse at the lope.

It is the judge’s option to require an exhibitor to extend the walk, trot or lope.

Exhibitors shall not be required to dismount.

Horses to be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring.

It is the judge’s option to require an exhibitor to extend any gait, to back easily, and stand quietly.

Light contact with horse’s mouth is recommended.

Horse must be brought to a flat-footed walk before changing gaits.

The judge may ask the group to halt and stand quietly on a free rein (loosened rein).

Horses should be obedient, alert, responsive and move freely: They need not be eliminated for slight errors.

NOTE: For more information on side saddle classes, contact the International Side Saddle Association.

Rules 763-769 are not assigned. 770.

ENGLISH PERFORMANCE A.

EQUIPMENT. 1.

In all English classes, an English snaffle (no shank – conventional O-ring, egg-butt, D-ring or full cheek snaffle with bit keepers), kimberwick, pelham and/or a double bridle consisting of two bits – a curb or weymouth and a snaffle or bradoon (all with two reins, no convertor strap), all with cavesson nosebands and plain leather brow bands must be used.

The inside circumfer­ ence of the ring shall be no smaller than 2˝ (5.08 cm) and no larger than 4˝ (10.16 cm).

On all snaffle bits, the inside circumference of the ring must be free of rein, curb or headstall attachments which would provide leverage. 2.

In reference to mouthpieces, nothing may protrude above or below the mouthpiece (bar) such as extensions or prongs (See Unacceptable Bits).

Mouthpieces may be two or three pieces.

On broken mouthpieces only, connecting rings of 1 1/4˝ (3.17 cm) or less in diameter or a connecting flat bar 3/8˝ to 3/4˝ (.95 to 1.9 cm) (measured top to bottom with a maximum length of 2˝ (5.08 cm)) which lie flat in the horse’s mouth are acceptable.

All mouthpieces must be a minimum of 5/16˝ (.79 cm) in diameter with snaffles to be mea­ sured 1˝ (2.54 cm) in from the cheek with a gradual decrease to the cen­ ter of the snaffle.

Mouthpiece may be inlaid, but smooth or latex wrapped.

Smooth, round, oval or egg-shaped, slow twist, corkscrew, single twisted wire, double twisted wire mouthpieces and straight bar or solid mouth­ pieces with a maximum port no higher than 1 1/2˝ (3.81 cm) are allowed. 3.

In English classes designated for two year olds, references to an acceptable snaffle bit mean the use of a conventional O-ring, egg-butt or D-ring with a ring no smaller than 2 inches (5.08 cm) and no larger than 4 inches (10.16 cm).

The inside circumference of the ring must be free of rein, curb or headstall attachments which would provide leverage.

The mouthpiece should be round, oval or egg-shaped, smooth, and no mouthpieces can be wrapped in metal.

Bit may be inlaid, smooth or latex wrapped.

No untwisted squarestock steel can be used.

The bars must be a minimum of 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in diameter, measured 1 inch (2.54 cm) in from the cheek with a gradual decrease to the center of the snaffle. (See Figure 1).

Slow twists, corkscrew, double and single twisted wires may be used if they are a minimum of 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in diameter to be measured 1 inch in from the cheek or ring.

No bit with leverage (such as kimberwicks or pelhams) or any bit with shanks, a curb chain, or reins attached to the bit may be used. 226   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook a.

Notwithstanding the above, the mouthpiece may be two or three pieces.

See A.2.

Above for requirements regarding three-piece mouthpieces. 4.

When a curb bit is used, a curb strap or curb chain is required, but must meet the approval of the judge, be at least 1/2˝ (1.27 cm) width and lie flat against the jaw of the horse. 5.

In jumping classes only, mechanical hackamores are allowed. 6.

Bits of any style (pelham, snaffle, kimberwick) featuring cathedral, fishback or donut mouthpieces; prongs, edges or rough, sharp material shall be cause for elimination. 7.

A bit cannot be physically or mechanically altered to increase the severity of its use and may be eliminated at the discretion of the judge.

Spring-loaded bits are approved as long as they meet all bit specifications outlined in this handbook. 8.

A dropped noseband is prohibited in all English classes except jumping.

A dropped noseband shall be interpreted as a cavesson and/or noseband which is fastened below the bit or mouthpiece. 9.

An exhibitor may be required by the judge to remove or alter any piece of equipment which, in his opinion, would tend to give a horse or exhibitor an unfair advantage. 10.

Saddles must be heavy, plain, leather skirted (of hunt seat type) or forward (of hunt seat type) may have suede seat and/or suede inset on skirt and either leather or cloth lining.

Either, leather, web, cord, neoprene or linen girths are permitted. 11.

Saddle pads should fit size and shape of saddle, except when necessary to accommodate numbers on both sides for which a square pad or suitable at­ tachment maybe used.

Saddle pads and attachments shall be white or neutral color with no decorative trim or logos and without ornament.

B.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: 1.

Spurs of the unroweled type. 2.

Crops or bats. 3.

Gloves. 4.

English breast plate. 5.

Braiding of mane or tail in hunt style. 6.

Martingales in working hunter, jumping or equitation over fences. 7.

Boots in jumping only. 8.

Leg wraps in jumping only. 9.

Loose curb strap 10.

A standard sliding, rundown or skid boot on the rear fetlocks and splint boots or bell boots on the front legs are optional appointments in jumping.

The use of gel-casts or any other hard type casts will not be permitted.

In the event of injury, the judge may permit a protective bandage.

C.

PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT: 1.

Draw reins except in open jumping. 2.

Roweled spurs. 3.

Martingales except in working hunter, jumping or equitation over fences. 4.

Boots of any description, except in open jumping. 5.

Leg wraps, except in jumping. 6.

Whips other than crops or bats. www.appaloosa.com   227 ACCEPTABLE ENGLISH BITS Slow Twist Corkscrew Double Twisted Wire Single Twisted Wire Correction Bit — 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook FIGURE #1 5/16 inches = .79 cm 1 inch = 2.54 cm 2 inches = 5.08 cm 4 inches = 10.16 cm (.79 cm) (2.54 cm) D.

ATTIRE 1.

Exhibitors should wear coats of any tweed or melton for hunting (conservative wash jackets in season), breeches of traditional shades (or jodhpurs), high English boots or jodhpur shoes.

Dark or conservative hunting cap is mandatory.

Shirt shall be conservative in color.

Stock tie or choker is required.

Hair must be neat and contained (as in a net or braid).

Judges must penalize exhibitors who do not conform. 2.

Protective Headgear.

A.

Effective January 1, 1993, all exhibitors 18 years old and under riding in all over fence classes including Hunter Hack must wear properly fitting protective headgear passing applicable ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards while riding in the designated schooling exercise areas, the show ring and while jumping anywhere on the competition grounds.

Harness must be secured and properly fitted.

Any exhibitor violating this rule at anytime must immediately be prohibited from further riding until such headgear is properly in place.

B.

The ApHC strongly encourages all exhibitors, regardless of age, to wear protective headgear passing or surpassing current applicable ASTM standards with harness secured while riding anywhere on the competition grounds including while practicing, schooling, and/or showing.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor, or parent or guardian or trainer of the junior exhibitor to see that the headgear worn by the junior exhibitor complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use, and is properly fitted and in good condition.

The ApHC, Show Committees, and Licensed Officials are not responsible for checking headgear worn by the junior exhibitor for compliance with these rules.

C.

ApHC makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective headgear, and cautions exhibitors that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such headgear as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risks and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries.

E.

Under no conditions may Hunt Seat and Saddle Seat classes be combined.

They may be offered only as separate open, non-pro or youth classes.

F.

Traditionally braided manes are recommended in all English classes.

However, the absence of a braided mane shall not constitute disqualification.

G.

For requirements on exhibitor numbers, see Rule 711.M.

H.

ENGLISH GAITS: 1.

WALK: Forward working walk, rhythmical and flat-footed; extremely slow, or “jiggy” walk to be penalized. 2.

TROT: Long, low, ground-covering, cadenced and balanced strides.

Smoothness more essential than speed.

Extreme speed to be penalized.

Excessive knee action to be penalized. 3.

CANTER: Smooth, free moving, relaxed and straight on both leads.

The stride should be suitable to cover ground following hounds.

Over-collected, four-beat canter to be penalized.

Excessive speed to be penalized. 4.

HAND GALLOP: Should be a definite lengthening of the stride with a noticeable difference in speed.

The horse should be under control at all times and be able to pull up (not a sliding stop). www.appaloosa.com   229 771.

PLEASURE DRIVING A.

Horses to be shown harnessed to a modern pleasure-type one horse cart.

Either a two-(Informal) or four-wheeled (Formal) cart may be used.

All carts must be equipped with 24” (60.96 cm) through 48” (121.92 cm) cart wheels.

Two wheeled carts must be basket-type and four-wheeled carts must be designed with a floor.

No stirrup-type carts, chariots or racing sulkies will be allowed.

No more than one person shall be permitted in a two-wheeled cart and no more than two persons shall be permitted in a four-wheeled cart while the horse is being exhibited.

No pets are allowed.

Dash and blanket cover are optional.

When entries warrant, ie, when each class will count for points, class may be split into: Formal Driving (four-wheeled vehicles) and Pleasure Driving (Two-wheeled vehicles).

B.

After all entries have finished their ring work and are lined up waiting to demonstrate the back, headers may quietly enter the arena and position themselves squarely 2 to 3 feet (60.69 to 91.44 cm) in front of the horse’s head.

Headers shall stand still with hands behind their back.

Should it become necessary to restrain a horse prior to the completion of judging, the judge shall penalize that entry.

Judges shall also penalize an entry whose header disturbs or distracts any horse.

Headers shall be neatly dressed in western or English attire. 1.

In driving classes, the number must be displayed on both sides of the vehicle shafts.

C.

Exhibitors to dress conservatively and neatly.

Dress should conform to the type of vehicle, ie, casual or sporty attire for a sport or natural finish vehicle, formal attire for a more formal vehicle. 1.

Gentlemen must wear a coat, hat and tie. 2.

Ladies must wear a conservative dress, tailored suit or slacks and a hat.

Floppy brimmed hats are not permitted or acceptable.

If a short dress or suit is worn, a lap robe is required. 3.

Exhibitors may wear rainwear or inclement weather apparel when showing outside if weather conditions require.

D.

A pleasure driving horse should carry himself in a natural balanced position with a relaxed head and neck.

His poll should be level with, or slightly above the level of the withers. 1.

Maximum credit should be given to a horse that moves straight, with free movement, manners and a bright expression. 2.

The horse shall be severely penalized if: a.

He carries his head behind the vertical, b.

He is overflexed, c.

Is excessively nosed-out, d.

If the poll is below the withers. 3.

Horses to be penalized for pulling on the bit, tossing of head, breaking stride, going sideways and excessive switching of the tail.

E.

Horses shall enter the ring to the right at a normal trot.

Each horse shall then be exhibited at the following gaits: 1.

Normal walk, 2.

Normal trot (Park gait), 3.

Extended trot (Road gait).

Extreme speed and excessive animation will be penalized.

F.

Each horse shall demonstrate each of such gaits, in both directions of the ring, and at the direction of the ring steward.

Such change of directions shall be accomplished by the horse crossing the show ring while walking or in normal trot only.

Each horse shall also be required to demonstrate its ability to back readily and stand quietly.

G.

Equipment to be used shall include a whip suitable to the cart, light horse breast collar harness to include surcingle with shaft tie downs or quick hitch and crupper and standard bridle with acceptable snaffle or curb bit.

If a curb bit is used, the chain must be at least one-half inch (1.27 cm) in width, must be flat against the jaw of the horse and must meet with the judge’s approval.

Judge to inspect equipment and vehicle prior to entering the arena.

Judge must disqualify unsafe (broken or damaged) harness or vehicle. 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 230   H.

Optional equipment: Blinders, overcheck or check reins, breeching or thimbles, running martingales, cavesson noseband.

I. Prohibited equipment: 1.

Wire curbs, regardless of how padded or covered.

J. Placings for the class shall be determined by judging each horse on the following basis: 1. 70% on performance, manners and way of going. 2. 20% on the condition and fit of harness and vehicle. 3. 10% on neatness of attire. 772.

HUNTER UNDER SADDLE — 779.

SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE A.

PERSONAL APPOINTMENTS: Saddle suits or Kentucky jodhpurs and saddle-suit-type jackets are required.

Ties are required.

Chokers are prohibited.

Gloves are preferred. 1.

Informal (prior to 6 p.m.): Conservative colors are preferred.

Solid colors include a black, blue, grey, green, beige or brown jacket with matching jodhpurs.

Herringbone, pinstripes and other combinations of colors that appear to be solid are also acceptable.

Derby or soft hat is required.

All appointment colors shall be acceptable.

However, preference is given to traditional conservative colors. 2.

Formal (after 6 p.m.): Even more conservative attire is preferred for evening classes.

Conservative solid colors, including dark grey, dark brown, dark blue or black tuxedo-type saddle suit with collars and lapels of the same color, top hat, Kentucky jodhpurs to match and gloves, or dark colored riding habit (saddle suit) and accessories are preferred.

It is preferred that formal attire be worn after 6 p.m.

If formal riding habits are worn before 6 p.m., the exhibitor shall be disqualified. 3.

As per Rule 770.D.2, protective headgear passing or surpassing cur­­ rent applicable ASTM standards with harness secured and properly fitted is acceptable.

B.

TACK APPOINTMENTS (required): Bridle: Senior entries shall be shown in full bridles.

Either Weymouth or Pelham bits may be used in full bridle (double-reined bridle) with browband and cavesson – colored, silver or plain leather.

Junior entries may be shown in a snaffle bit as defined in Rule 770.A.3.

Saddle: Show, Cutback or Park type English saddles are to be used.

Web, cord, leather or linen girths are permitted.

All tack to be neat and clean.

C.

OPTIONAL APPOINTMENTS: Spurs of the unroweled English type and crops are optional.

D.

PROHIBITED APPOINTMENTS: Any deviation from required bits, bit converter straps, boots of any description, running or standing martingales, tiedowns or draw reins, dropped nosebands are not allowed.

Artificial appliances, forward seat saddles with extreme knee rolls, western saddles, or side saddles are prohibited.

E.

GAITS.

Horses to be shown at a walk, trot and canter both ways of the ring.

To stand quietly and back readily.

It is the judge’s option to require an exhibitor to back his horse or to extend any gait.

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The trot should be brisk, smart, cadenced and balanced without loss of form.

Smoothness is more essential than extreme speed.

An extended trot may be called for at the judge’s option.

The canter should be smooth, collected and straight on both leads with the ability to push on if so required.

Light contact with horse’s mouth must be maintained.

Horses to perform with natural animated, cadenced motion under moderate collection; extremely high artificial action will be severely penalized.

Horses not to be stretched (parked).

Horses should be obedient, alert, responsive and move freely; they need not be eliminated for slight errors.

Horses to be judged on performance with emphasis on presence (style), quality (fineness), suitability of purpose and brilliance.

Rules 780-789 are not assigned. 790.

SHOWMANSHIP AND horsemanship/EQUITATION CLASSES A.

In all showmanship classes and in all horsemanship/equitation classes, (except leadline and walk-trot), the judge must first work each exhibitor individually.

B.

Use of markers helps to standardize patterns and guide exhibitors, but they also increase the degree of difficulty somewhat, so their placement should be carefully planned and indicated in the posted pattern, and their placement in the arena well supervised.

C.

The pattern must be posted at least one hour prior to the class commencing.

D.

Failure to complete the pattern will not be a disqualification, but shall be scored accordingly.

If a show prepares patterns, the judge(s) must approve use of such patterns.

E.

In horsemanship/equitation classes exhibitors must work individually using an app­ ropriate test in which they are asked to demonstrate all three gaits.

After each exhibitor has been worked individually, the judge may: 1.

Recall all the exhibitors or just the finalists for rail work.

A.

If the judge chooses to recall exhibitors for rail work, the ex­ hibitors must be worked at least one way of the ring demonstrating all three gaits, or 2.

Place the class.

F.

A junior horse ridden two-handed in an acceptable snaffle bit or hackamore bosal may be shown in bareback horsemanship, western horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, leadline, or walk-trot.

G.

In horsemanship/equitation classes, for reason of safety, exhibitors will not be required to mount and dismount.

H.

In hunt seat equitation classes, the trot and canter patterns must cover a minimum of 60 feet/18.3 meters.

In western horsemanship classes, the patterns must be set so that the lope portions of the patterns cover a minimum of 60 feet/18.3 meters.

A.

The Showmanship at Halter class may be held as one (18 & under) or two (13 & under, 14-18) or three (12 & under, 13-15, 16-18) age groups.

Showmanship Classes may be combined or 18 & under classes may be split at the direction of the judge or show management with the unanimous consent of all exhibitors involved in the class (or classes) in question.

Novice showmanship may be held as 18 & under or 13 & under and 14-18.

B.

The handler of the animal is judged on his or her ability to present the horse.

The horse is merely a prop used to show the ability of the handler.

C.

The conduct of the classes shall be at the judge’s discretion and direction.

The judge may require any maneuver he/she feels necessary to determine the ability of the exhibitor.

D.

Personal appearance of exhibitor: Neat, clean, well groomed, attentive and courteous. 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 791.

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The horse should be clean, well-groomed and in excellent physical condition.

The exhibitor must walk, trot, stop and back the horse as directed by the judge.

Keep the horse posed and know where the judge is at all times and be aware of the judge’s expectations.

F. Exhibitor must lead from the left side of your horse with your right hand on the lead strap about eight to twelve inches (20.32 cm to 30.48 cm) from the halter.

Smaller exhibitors may need to use a longer hold on the lead strap.

Hold the excess lead strap in your left hand, either in a figure-8 or in a round coil.

The method of holding the excess lead shank is optional, so long as it is being handled safely by the exhibitor.

G.

The showman must always have an unobstructed view of the judge, must always be presenting the horse and must always know what his/her horse is doing.

H.

If the judge is standing at the rear quarters of the horse, the showman must be on the same side of the horse as the judge.

I. If the judge is standing at the front quarters of the horse, the showman is on the opposite side of the horse as the judge.

J. In either case the showman must keep the judge within his/her field of vision at all times, and should never stand directly in front of the horse.

K.

The exhibitors will only be required to show their horses (by the quarter method) for the distance of one horse on either side of where the judge is judging.

L.

Each exhibitor will be required to travel his horse individually, leading the horse from the left, regardless of where the judge stands in the ring for traveling the horses to and away from him or her, the following principles shall apply: 1.

The exhibitor shall always lead the horse from the horse’s left (near) side. 2.

All turns shall be to the right with the exhibitor walking to the right around the horse.

M.

When lining up, stand your horse squarely on all four feet.

N.

Exhibitors must keep proper position in line and allow reasonable space (at least five feet (1.52 m)) between horses.

Exhibitors must be prepared to follow any request made by the judge and ring steward.

O.

The following will be considered faults against the exhibitor: 1.

Failure to recognize and correct faults of the horse’s position. 2.

Visiting or conversing with other exhibitors in the arena during judging of Showmanship at Halter. 3.

Kicking or placing the horse’s leg into position (actual contact with horse’s leg). 4.

Failure of the horse to lead properly. 5.

Failure to back horse when necessary. 6.

Loud voice commands to the horse. 7.

Over showing through unnecessary actions. 8.

Blocking the judge’s view of the horse. 9.

Turning horse the wrong direction. 10.

Causing the judge to move to avoid being bumped or stepped on by the horse. 11.

Improperly fitting equipment.

P. Chaps and spurs should not be worn.

Q.

Equipment: Halter – leather, rope or nylon, clean and adjusted to fit.

The lead strap or lead rope should be six or seven feet (1.83 m or 2.13 m) long.

Hackamores and bridles shall not be used when showing at halter.

No whips, bats, or quirts will be permitted in Showmanship at Halter.

A judge will not penalize an exhibitor for the use of a chain lead over the horse’s nose or under the horse’s jaw as a restraint.

The use of this equipment will not be cause for disqualification.

R.

Walk-Trot Showmanship 1.

General showmanship rules apply. 2.

The judge must first work each exhibitor individually. 3.

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SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER: ENGLISH A.

The Showmanship at Halter class may be held as one (18 & under) or two (13 & under, 14-18) or three (12 & under, 13-15, 16-18) age groups.

Showmanship Classes may be combined or 18 & under classes may be split at the direction of the judge or show management with the unanimous consent of all exhibitors involved in the class (or classes) in question.

B.

The handler of the animal is judged on his or her ability to present the horse.

The horse is merely a prop used to show the ability of the handler.

C.

The conduct of the classes shall be at the judge’s discretion and direction.

D.

Personal appearance of exhibitor: Neat, clean, well-groomed, attentive and courteous.

E.

The horse should be clean, well-groomed and in excellent physical condition.

The exhibitor must be able to walk, trot, stop and back the horse as directed by the judge.

Keep your horse posed and know where the judge is at all times and what he wants.

F.

The showman must always have an unobstructed view of the judge, must always be presenting the horse and must always know what his/her horse is doing.

The horse should be presented from the front with an attempt to keep the judge within plain sight at all times.

A variation of one step to either side would be acceptable.

G.

The exhibitors will only be required to show their horses for the distance of one horse on either side of where the judge is judging.

H.

Each exhibitor will be required to travel his/her horse individually, regardless of where the judge stands in the ring for traveling the horses to and away from him or her, the following principles shall apply: 1.

The exhibitor shall always lead the horse from the horse’s left side. 2.

All turns shall be to the right with the exhibitor walking to the right around the horse.

I. When lining up, stand your horse squarely on all four feet.

J. Exhibitors must keep proper position in line and allow reasonable space (at least five feet (1.52 m)) between horses.

Exhibitors must be prepared to follow any request made by the judge and ring steward.

K.

The following will be considered faults against the exhibitor: 1.

Failure to recognize and correct faults of the horse’s position. 2.

Visiting or conversing with other exhibitors in the arena during judging of the Showmanship class. 3.

Kicking or placing the horse’s leg into position (actual contact with horse’s leg). 4.

Failure of the horse to lead properly. 5.

Failure to back horse when necessary. 6.

Loud voice commands to the horse. 7.

Over-showing through unnecessary actions. 8.

Blocking the judge’s view of the horse. 9.

Turning horse the wrong direction. 10.

Causing the judge to move to avoid being bumped or stepped on by the horse. 11.

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Equipment: English headstall equipped with any acceptable single-rein English bit (see ENGLISH PERFORMANCE specifications) and that complies with appropriate equipment rules for the age of the horse shown.

The reins will be held together approximately 6–10 inches (15.24cm: 25.4cm) below the horse’s chin with the right hand, with the remainder of the reins held in the exhibitor’s left hand.

No whips, bats or quirts will be permitted in English Showmanship at Halter.

Notwithstanding the above, English bridle is mandatory on horses two years old and older and plain leather halter is required on weanling and yearling horses.

M.Personal attire: The exhibitor shall be attired in hunt seat attire which will consist of a hunt seat jacket (conservative colors), hunt seat britches or jodhpurs, hunt seat boots, gloves and hard hat, keeping in mind that personal appearance is important (neat, clean and well groomed).

Saddleseat attire is not permitted in this class due to the difference in the “cut” of the clothes which can be distracting.

No spurs will be permitted in an English Showmanship class. 793.

LEADLINE EQUITATION/horsemanship A.

The class will enter the ring at a flat-footed walk, as designated.

The class will be worked at a walk only both directions of the ring.

In the line-up the judge may ask the exhibitors to back up their horses to help him or her judge the extent of the exhibitor’s horsemanship.

B.

The exhibitor will be judged on his or her basic position in the saddle: Hand position, seat position, and back position.

The horse must be led and controlled by an adult (over 18 years of age).

A lead shank at least six feet (1.83 m) long must be attached to the shank of the bit or to a halter that is under or over the bridle so that while the exhibitor is on the rail the horse is controlled by the adult.

If the judge asks the exhibitor to back the horse in the line-up, the adult should not aid the exhibitor.

The adult should only keep the horse under control.

The exhibitor may ride Western or English in this class.

Person leading horse is to be dressed in accordance with the exhibitor.

C.

A junior horse ridden two-handed in an acceptable snaffle bit or hackamore/ bosal may be exhibited in Leadline.

D.

This class is limited to exhibitors 6 years old and under who do not participate in any approved class at that show except Showmanship and Halter.

E.

For Leadline classes only, the youth exhibitor or their family need not be the owner of the horse.

However, the owner of the horse must be an ApHC member.

F.

In leadline chaps are optional as a western requirement.

See WESTERN PERFORMANCE ATTIRE. 794.

Walk-Trot Equitation/horsemanship A.

The conditions of this class are the same as outlined under Western Horsemanship and Hunt Seat English Equitation (with the exception that contestants will not be asked to lope but may be asked to extend the jog or trot).

B.

Patterns may be used in walk-trot hunt seat equitation and walk-trot western horsemanship. 1.

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If patterns are NOT used, then rail work is required and the ex­ hibitors must be worked both directions of the ring.

C.

The walk-trot class may be offered as a Western or English class, however, the two may not be combined.

D.

The class will enter the arena as designated.

In the line-up the judge may ask exhibitors to back up their horses to help him judge the extent of the exhibitor’s horsemanship.

E.

The exhibitor will be judged on his or her basic position in the saddle: hand position, leg position and back position.

The exhibitor will also be judged on his/ her ability to govern, control and properly exhibit the mount he/she is riding.

F.

If the horse breaks into a lope for more than three consecutive strides, it shall be disqualified.

G.

In equitation classes, for reasons of safety, exhibitors will not be required to mount and dismount.

H.

A junior horse ridden two-handed in an acceptable snaffle bit or hackamore/ bosal may be exhibited in walk-trot classes. I.

See YOUTH WALK-TROT DIVISION, rule 807 for rules regarding youth eligibility for youth walk-trot classes.

J.

See NON-PRO WALK-TROT DIVISION, rule 901.E for rules regarding non-pro eligibility for non-pro walk-trot classes. 795.

BAREBACK horsemanship A.

The exhibitor is judged in this class on his or her ability to ride and control a horse properly without the use of a stock saddle.

The ex­ hibitor shall be judged on his or her basic position: position of hand or hands, leg position, seat position and back position.

To further ex­ plain, a exhibitor should sit in a balanced relaxed manner, up close to the horse’s withers, keeping the back straight and shoulders even.

The exhibitor should keep his or her arms in close to the body.

The rein hand or hands should be held loosely and should be positioned directly above and in front of where the saddle horn would be if the exhibitor were using a saddle.

The position of the exhibitor’s free hand is optional but should indicate a relaxed, not sloppy, balanced attitude of the body and should be kept free of the horse except that exhibitor may hold a romal to keep it from swinging and to adjust the position of the reins provided it is held at least 16˝ (40.64 cm) from the reining hand.

The legs maintain contact with the horse, giving the necessary leg grip.

The foot is turned out slightly and the heels should be level or slightly lowered close to the horse just behind the horse’s elbows.

The exhibitor should be in balance with his or her horse at all times and should be able to sit the trot bareback.

No posting at the trot will be permitted.

An imaginary straight line drawn from the exhibitor’s shoulders or hip should drop at the back of the heel and a straight line from the knee should drop in front of the toe.

The exhibitor in this class must be able to display, through his or her riding ability in the ring, his or her knowledge of how to handle a horse properly.

The exhibitor is penalized if he or she uses two hands on the reins (except when riding a junior horse in an acceptable snaffle bit or hackamore/bosal), changes hands on the reins, or touches any part of the horse with his or her free hand.

While the horse is in motion the exhibitor’s hands shall be clear of the horse.

B.

Individual work must be comprised of any of the following: 1.

Back. 2.

Walk, jog, trot, lope, in a straight line, curve or circle, or any combination of these gaits and patterns such as figure eights, etc. 3.

Stop. 4.

Turn on the haunches or forehand. 5.

Side pass. 6.

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Flying lead change. 8.

Counter canter. 9.

Extended gaits. 10.

In equitation classes, for reasons of safety, exhibitors will not be re­ quired to mount and dismount. 796.

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP A.

Exhibitors to be judged on hands, seat and legs and on their ability to ride and control a horse properly.

Results, as shown by the performance of the horse are not to be considered more important than the methods used by the exhibitor in obtaining them.

Good hands are paramount.

Exhibitors to be always on correct lead.

B.

Arms are to be in a straight line with the body, with the one holding the reins bent at the elbow.

A junior horse ridden two-handed in an acceptable snaffle bit or hackamore/bosal may be exhibited.

When riding a senior horse, only one hand is to be used for reining and hands shall not be changed.

Reins to be held above the horn and as near to it as possible.

The position of the exhibitor’s free hand is optional, but it should be kept free of the horse and equipment and held in a relaxed manner with the exhibitor’s body straight at all times.

Exhibitor may hold romal to keep it from swinging and to adjust the position of the reins, provided it is held at least 16˝ (40.64 cm) from the reining hand.

Bracing against horn will be penalized.

The exhibitor should sit in the saddle in a balanced, relaxed manner, with his/her back straight and shoulders even, and arms close to the body.

The stirrups should be just short enough to allow the heels to be lower than the toes.

Knees should be slightly bent and weight be directly over the balls of the feet.

Body always should appear comfortable, relaxed and flexible.

Feet should be placed in the stirrups with weight on the ball of the foot and turned out just slightly.

Consideration, however, should be given to the width of the stirrups, which vary on western saddles.

The legs must maintain contact with the horse, to give aids to the horse.

Position in motion: Exhibitor should sit to the jog-trot and extended trot and not post.

At the lope, he/she should be close to the saddle.

All movements of the horse should be governed by the use of imperceptible aids, and the shifting of exhibitor’s weight is not desirable.

C.

An exhibitor is penalized if he or she loses a stirrup, uses two hands on the reins except when riding a junior horse in an acceptable snaffle bit or hackamore/ bosal, changes hands on the reins, or touches any part of the saddle with his or her free hand.

D.

Individual work must be comprised of any of the following: 1.

Back. 2.

Walk, jog, trot, lope, in a straight line, curve or circle, or any combination of these gaits and patterns such as figure eights, etc. 3.

Stop. 4.

Turn on the haunches or forehand. 5.

Side pass. 6.

Simple lead change. 7.

Flying lead change. 8.

Counter canter. 9.

Ride without stirrups. 10.

Extended gaits. 11.

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HUNT SEAT EQUITATION A.

Exhibitors to be judged on hands, seat and legs and on their ability to ride and control a horse properly.

B.

Hands should be above and in front of horse’s withers, knuckles thirty degrees inside the vertical, hands slightly apart and making a straight line from horse’s mouth to exhibitor’s elbow.

Method of holding reins is optional and bight of reins may fall on either side; however, all reins must be picked up at the same time.

The eyes should be up and shoulders back.

Toes should be at an angle best suited to exhibitor’s conformation; ankles flexed in, heels down, calf of leg in contact with horse and slightly behind girth.

Stirrup must be on the ball of the foot.

The following is for flat class only: Position in motion.

At the walk, sitting trot and canter, body should be a couple of degrees in front of the vertical; posting trot, and galloping, inclined forward.

Riding Position: C.

Exhibitors and judges to bear in mind all entries are being judged on ability.

D.

Individual work must be comprised of any of the following: 1.

Back. 2.

Hand gallop. 3.

Figure eight at the trot, demonstrating change of diagonal. 4.

Figure eight at the canter on correct lead, demonstrating either a simple change of lead or flying change of lead. 5.

Ride without irons. 6.

Drop and pick up irons. 7.

Turn on the forehand. (A turn on the forehand to the right is accomplished by moving haunches to the left.

A forehand turn to the left is accomplished by moving haunches to the right.) 8.

Serpentines at either trot or canter. 9.

Canter on counter lead. 10.

Turn on haunches. 11.

Stop. 12.

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SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION A.

Exhibitors to be judged on hands, seat and legs and on their ability to ride and control a horse properly.

Hands should be held in an easy position, neither perpendicular nor horizontal to the saddle, and should show sympathy, adaptability and control.

B.

The height the hands are held above the horse’s withers is a matter of how and where the horse carries its head.

The method of holding the reins is optional except that both hands shall be used and all reins must be picked up at one time.

Bight of rein should be on the off side.

C.

To obtain proper position, exhibitor should place himself comfortably in the saddle and find his or her center of gravity by sitting with a slight bend at the knees, but without use of irons.

While in this position adjust leathers to fit.

Irons should be placed under ball of foot (not toe nor “home”), with even pressure on entire width of sole and center of iron.

Foot position should be natural (neither extremely in nor out).

Spurs are optional.

D.

POSITION IN MOTION: 1.

Walk: Slight motion in saddle. 2.

Trot: Slight elevation in saddle posting; hips under body, not mechanical up and down, nor swing forward and backward. 3.

Canter: Close seat, going with horse.

Exhibitors and judges should bear in mind that at all times entries are being judged on ability.

Judges shall eliminate those contestants who do not conform.

E.

Individual work must be comprised of any of the following 1.

Back. 2.

Serpentine, circle, figure eight at trot, demonstrating change of diagonal. 3.

Serpentine, figure eight or circle at the canter on correct lead, demonstrating simple change of lead. 4.

Simple change of leads. 5.

Ride without stirrups. 6.

Stop. 7.

In equitation classes, for reasons of safety, exhibitors will not be re­ quired to mount and dismount.

F.

PERSONAL APPOINTMENTS: Exhibitors and judges should bear in mind that at all times entries are being judged on ability.

However, neatness is the first requisite regarding an exhibitor’s attire and the following requirements are based on tradition and general present day customs.

Judges must eliminate those competitors who do not conform. 1.

Saddle suits or Kentucky jodhpurs and saddle suit type jackets are required.

Ties are required.

Chokers are prohibited.

Gloves are preferred.

A.

Informal (prior to 6 p.m.): Conservative colors are required.

Solid colors include black, blue, grey, dark burgundy, dark green, beige or brown jacket with matching jodhpurs, derby hat and jodhpur boots.

Herringbone, pinstripes and other combinations of colors that appear to be solid are also acceptable.

B.

Formal (after 6 p.m.): Conservative colors are required for saddle seat equitation and even more conservative attire is preferred but not required for evening classes.

Solid colors include dark grey, dark brown, dark blue or black tuxedo-type jacket with collars and lapels of the same color, top hat, jodhpurs to match and gloves or dark-colored riding habit, accessories and jodhpur boots.

If formal riding habits are worn before 6 p.m., the exhibitor shall be disqualified. 2.

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TACK APPOINTMENTS (required): Bridle: Entries shall be shown in full bridles.

Either Weymouth or Pelham bits may be used in full bridle (doublereined bridle) with browband and cavesson – colored, silver or plain leather.

Saddle: Show, Cutback or Park type English saddles are to be used.

Web, cord, leather or linen girths are permitted.

All tack to be neat and clean.

H.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Spurs of the unroweled English type and crops are optional.

I. PROHIBITED EQUIPMENT: Any deviation from required bits, bit converter straps, boots of any description, running or standing martingales, tie-downs or draw reins, dropped nosebands are not allowed.

Artificial appliances, forward seat saddles with extreme knee rolls, western saddles, or side saddles are prohibited. 799.

HUNT SEAT EQUITATION OVER FENCES A.

Classes must be held over a minimum of four obstacles and a maximum of eight obstacles.

Horses are to make a minimum of eight jumps, and a minimum of one change of direction is required.

Gen­ eral hunt seat equitation rules apply.

B.

The performance begins when the horse enters the ring or is given the signal to proceed after entering the ring.

Except for refusals, jumping faults of the horse are not to be considered unless it is a result of the exhibitor’s ability.

C.

The following will result in elimination: 1.

Fall of horse and/or exhibitor. 2.

Three cumulative refusals. 3.

Off course.

D.

If elimination occurs during a ride-off, the exhibitor is placed last of all those chosen for the ride-off.

E.

The following constitute major faults and can be cause for elimination. 1.

Refusal. 2.

Loss of stirrup. 3.

Trotting while on course when not part of a test. 4.

Loss of reins.

F. Each exhibitor may circle once before approaching the first obstacle.

He then proceeds around course, keeping an even pace throughout.

If a refusal occurs on a double or triple, exhibitor must re-jump all obstacles in the combination.

Any or all exhibitors can be called back to perform at a walk, trot, and canter, or to execute any appropriate tests included in class requirements.

G.

Minimum height for obstacles is two feet six inches (76.2 cm).

Maximum height is two feet nine inches (83.82 cm).

Maximum spread is three feet (91 cm). YOUTH PROGRAM The purpose of the Appaloosa Horse Club youth program is: • To develop policy and help guide regional club youth programs. • To carry on a variety of special promotions to give the youth program a national reputation. • To provide a variety of promotional supplies, services and educational materials that will help each regional club develop its programs. • To emphasize good horsemanship through proper methods of training both horse and exhibitor. • To provide recognition for young people who currently own or show Appaloosas. • To stimulate interest in Appaloosas by encouraging participation in some aspect of the youth program. • To promote a program with the ideals of citizenship, sportsmanship, showmanship, leadership, and to develop pride in owning an Appaloosa. • To provide a variety of educational aids through which an understanding of the breed will be disseminated throughout the United States. 248   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 800.

APPALOOSA YOUTH ASSOCIATION A.

The Appaloosa Youth Association (AYA), is an organization made up of and governed by youth interested in Appaloosa horses.

The AYA is an organization through which youth in the Appaloosa industry may have direct input into the ApHC youth program.

The AYA sponsors a variety of activities in an effort achieve the above-stated ApHC youth program purposes and objectives.

B.

Membership in the Appaloosa Youth Association entitles youth to be eligible to compete for National youth points in youth classes.

This membership also allows youth to enter open classes at any ApHC-approved or sponsored show.

AYA membership includes all ApHC membership privileges except the right to vote in ApHC Board of Directors elections.

These privileges include access to ApHC services, discounts, and benefits.

This membership is included in the family fee or can be purchased separately.

Youth memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable and all requirements must be in the office before points will be awarded.

C.

Appaloosa Youth Association activities may include but are not limited to the following: A National Youth Show, team tournament, judging contests, territorial and regional youth clinics, publication of a youth horsemanship manual and other publications including outlines, guides, etc.

To aid regional clubs and individual members in the establishment and maintenance of youth programs and youth development.

Also, the association will provide materials, including outstanding accomplishments of youths with Appaloosas in the show ring and in other endeavors, for publication by the ApHC in Appaloosa Journal and/or the ApHC web site and/or by electronic communication to ApHC members.

D.

GENERAL RULES 1.

Members shall consist of individuals 18 years of age or younger as of January 1 of the current year. (Age to be retained throughout the calendar year).

Married or divorced individuals are ineligible for membership in the Appaloosa Youth Association.

A one-time youth membership fee is also available. (See Rule 10.B.2) 2.

Annual youth membership fees are required to be paid in order to receive national points.

The youth’s date of birth and parent’s or guardian’s signature must be on file in the ApHC office before that youth can receive points. 3.

Each current Appaloosa Youth Association membership constitutes one vote in the annual AYA election of directors and/or at the annual AYA membership meeting.

On the election ballot, each AYA member will vote for one candidate in each territory and zone.

The votes for candidates outside the home territory of each AYA member will only be counted in the case that a tie occurs in the election.

In case of a tie, votes cast by AYA members who live outside of the territory in which the tie occurred will be counted to break the tie. 4.

AYA Board of Directors a.

The AYA shall be governed by a board of directors consisting of one youth from each ApHC zone in each territory.

In order to serve as an AYA Director, a youth must be a current AYA member residing in the zone and territory for which he/she would represent, and not less than 14 nor more than 17 years of age as of January 1 of the first year of his/ her two-year term.

The AYA board of directors shall have the power and authority to direct the affairs of the organization with the approval of the ApHC Board of Directors.

B.

The term of office for each AYA Director shall be two years, from January 5 to January 4, or from announcement of election results to announcement of election results.

Nine directors will be elected in odd www.appaloosa.com   249 years and nine directors will be elected in even years.

In odd years, directors will be elected from zones A & C in territories II, IV & VI and from zone B in territories I, III & V.

These directors will begin serving their term in an even year.

In even years, directors will be elected from zone B in territories II, IV & VI and from zones A & C in territories I, III & V.

These directors will begin serving their term in an odd year.

C.

Following his/her election, should a director get married or move from his/her zone and territory, he/she must resign and the position will be filled by the runner-up from that territory/zone, if still eligible. 5.

ELECTION: The Appaloosa Youth Association election will be held according to the following schedule: a.

September 10 – Closing date for declaration of candidacy.

Declaration form must be received in the ApHC office no later than September 10 in order for the candidate’s name to be placed on the ballot.

B.

November 1 – Youth memberships must be received in the ApHC office in order to receive an election ballot.

C.

November 15 – Voting begins.

D.

December 13 – Closing date of election.

E.

January 5 – Results of the final election will be available.

If any of the dates fall on a holiday or a weekend, the following work-day will be considered the final date. 6.

Advisory Board: a.

The Advisory Board may consist of: The President of the AYA, the ApHC Youth Coordinator, the ApHC Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer, and other members appointed by the ApHC Board of Directors and/or the Advisory Board and/or the AYA Board of Directors.

The number of youth on the board must equal the number of adults.

B.

The annual meetings of the AYA membership and AYA Board of Directors shall be held at the site of the National Appaloosa Youth Horse Show each year or at such other site and date as designated by the AYA and ApHC Board of Directors.

Only current members of the AYA are eligible to attend, speak and vote at the annual meeting, except that the ApHC Youth Coor­ dinator can attend and speak, but not vote.

At the discretion of the Board of Directors, non-members may be permitted to attend as observers only, but must be seated separately.

C.

All correspondence regarding the AYA should be directed to the Youth Department of the Appaloosa Horse Club, 2720 W Pullman Road, Moscow, Idaho 83843. — 802.

ELIGIBILITY FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP YOUTH SHOW A.

All persons competing in any World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show must be current members of the Appaloosa Youth Association, and if horse’s owner is an adult, said owner must be a member of the ApHC.

Persons competing shall be defined to include owners of horses entered or being exhibited by an entered youth, trainers, youth exhibitors and all other participants.

B.

Unrelated Youth cannot show the same horse at the World Championship Youth Show. www.appaloosa.com   251 C.

In order to compete in youth classes, the youth or member of their family (as outlined in Rule 801.A.I) must own the horse as evidenced by ApHC records prior to the first day of the show.

Therefore, all transfers must be completed by the ApHC prior to the first day of the show. NATIONAL YOUTH AWARDS 803.

YOUTH ANNUAL AWARDS A.

Following are the youth events approved for national points.

Western Showmanship at Halter English Showmanship at Halter Western Horsemanship Hunt Seat Equitation Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences Saddle Seat Equitation Bareback Horsemanship Leadline Trail Western Pleasure Western Riding Hunter Under Saddle Saddle Seat Pleasure Hunter Hack Working Hunter Heritage Reining Breakaway Roping Judged Tie-Down Roping Judged Heading Judged Heeling Cutting Steer Daubing Camas Prairie Stump Race Nez Perce Stake Race Keyhole Race Figure 8 Stake Race Jumping Walk-Trot Keyhole Race Walk-Trot Nez Perce Stake Race Walk-Trot Camas Prairie Stump Race Walk-Trot Figure 8 Stake Race Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation Walk-Trot Western Pleasure Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle Walk-Trot Trail Walk-Trot Showmanship at Halter Halter Mares Halter Geldings Hunter in Hand, Mares Hunter in Hand, Geldings Most Colorful at Halter Novice Showmanship Novice Western Horsemanship Novice Hunt Seat Equitation 252   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook Novice Western Pleasure Novice Hunter Under Saddle Optional non pointed classes: Team Penning B.

Halter must be offered as all-age mares and all-age geldings.

C.

Annual High-Point Youth Award: The youth earning the most national youth points in each youth event approved for national points during one calendar year will be named the year’s high-point youth for that event (except those classes listed in 803.C.3).

Points are to be computed on the National Point System.

Points computed on the National Point system need not be compiled on one horse (except in those classes listed in 803.C.3). 1.

Any youth who is high point for the year will receive a year end award, provided the youth has earned at least five points in that event. 2.

Ties for year-end high point awards will not be broken. 3.

The youth accumulating the most points on the same horse in trail, reining, western riding, jumping, working hunter, cutting, hunter in hand, judged heading, judged heeling, breakaway roping, judged tiedown roping, steer daubing, figure 8 stake race, keyhole race, walk-trot trail, walk-trot Nez Perce stake race, walk-trot camas prairie stump race, walk-trot keyhole and walk-trot figure 8 stake race shall be the high-point champion for the year.

Exhibitors may show up to two horses in these classes; however, for purposes of year-end high-point awards only, points will be maintained for each individual exhibitor-and-horse combination.

D.

Annual Youth Versatility Award: A year-end Versatility Award will be given to the youth who earns the most points with one horse in youth activity events in each of the four age divisions; walk-trot, 12 and under, 13 to 15, and 16 to 18 years of age.

Points will be compiled on a one horse-one youth basis in youth activity events.

Points are to be awarded on the same basis used in the National Points System.

Points must have been earned in both Showmanship and Per­ formance with a minimum of five points earned in the lowest division.

Points earned in novice and leadline classes do not count to­ ward these awards. 804.

YOUTH LIFETIME AWARDS The following are point-accumulative awards earned over the lifetime of the individual as a youth competitor.

Elective Events: For purposes of calculating youth lifetime awards, elective youth activity events include points earned in novice, leadline, and walk-trot classes.

In addition, any additional points earned in excess of the minimum point requirements in any class or category will count as elective points.

A.

The categories of events are as follows: Category I – Showmanship 1.

Western Showmanship at Halter English Showmanship at Halter Walk-Trot Showmanship at Halter Category II – Performance 1.

Western Horsemanship Hunt Seat Equitation Saddle Seat Equitation Bareback Horsemanship Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences www.appaloosa.com   253 Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation 2.

Camas Prairie Stump Race Keyhole Race Figure 8 Stake Race Nez Perce Stake Race Jumping Walk-Trot Keyhole Race Walk-Trot Nez Perce Stake Race Walk-Trot Camas Prairie Stump Race Walk-Trot Figure 8 Stake Race 3.

Trail Western Riding Western Pleasure Saddle Seat Pleasure Hunter Hack Working Hunter Hunter Under Saddle Heritage Walk-Trot Western Pleasure Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle Walk-Trot Trail 4.

Reining Timed Tie-Down Roping (points earned prior to 2001) Breakaway Roping Cutting Timed Heading and Heeling (points earned prior to 2001) Steer Daubing Judged Tie-Down Roping (points earned in 2001 and forward) Judged Heading (points earned in 2001 and forward) Judged Heeling (points earned in 2001 and forward) Category III – Halter 1.

Halter Mares Halter Geldings Hunter in Hand, Mares Hunter in Hand, Geldings Most Colorful at Halter B.

Youth Achievement Roll: The purpose of the Youth Achievement Roll is to recognize outstanding youth in performance or halter events.

A youth will be advanced to the Youth Achievement Roll after having earned at least 30 points with a minimum of 10 points having been earned in each of at least two categories of performance or halter.

Halter points earned prior to 1996 count toward elective youth activity events.

Halter points earned in 1996 and forward count toward point requirements in the halter category. 254   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook C.

Appaloosa Youth Achievement Award: Fifty (50) points are to be earned for this award.

Points must be accumulated under five or more different judges.

Of the 50 points, a minimum of 10 must be earned in Showmanship at Halter, a minimum of 20 in Performance or halter events, with a minimum of 10 points having been earned in each of at least two categories (excluding showmanship).

The remaining 20 points may be earned in elective youth activity events.

Halter points earned prior to 1996 count toward elective youth activity events.

Halter points earned in 1996 and forward count toward point requirements in the halter category.

D.

Youth Achievement Champion: 175 points are to be earned for this award.

These points must be earned under a minimum of five judges.

Of the 175 points, a minimum of 35 points must be earned in Showmanship at Halter, a minimum of 70 points must be earned in Performance classes, with a minimum of 18 points earned in three of the four performance sub-categories (other than Show­ manship or Halter categories).

The remaining 70 points may be won in elective youth activity events.

In addition to elective youth activities identified above, any points earned in halter will count toward elective events for this award.

E.

Appaloosa Youth Superior Achievement Champion: 350 points are to be earned for this award.

These points must be earned in a minimum of five shows under a minimum of five judges.

Of the 350 points, a minimum of 105 points must be earned in Showmanship at Hal­ ter, a minimum of 140 points must be earned in Performance classes, with a minimum of 35 points earned in three of the four performance subcategories (other than Showmanship or Halter categories).

The remaining 105 points may be won in elective youth activity events.

In addition to elective youth activities identified above, any points earned in halter will count toward elective events for this award. 805.

National Youth Horse Awards All youth points count toward the following youth horse awards (ex­ cluding showmanship, equitation, novice and leadline classes).

Eligible classes are located in Rule 804(A): Category II (2, 3, 4) and category III (1).

Only points from 1989 (beginning of the Youth Horse Awards Program) to present will be used for calculation of the following Youth Horse Awards.

All youth horse awards will be mailed to the current recorded first listed (in case of joint ownership) owner on record at the ApHC as of December 31.

For purposes of calculating youth horse awards, walk-trot points earned from 2007 forward count toward these awards.

A.

Youth Horse Register of Merit (ROM) Horses are awarded the ROM when they have earned at least 10 points in a youth performance or halter class.

A minimum of five points must be earned under three or more judges.

Only one ROM is available regardless of youth class age divisions.

Points to carry from one age division to another.

B.

Youth Champion Horse A certificate for Youth Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned 50 points, provided at least 15 of these points have been earned in halter and at least 35 points have been earned in at least three different performance classes.

At least 10 of the halter points and 10 of the performance points must have been earned under three judges or more.

C.

Youth Superior Event Horse A certificate as Youth Superior Event Horse will be awarded when a horse receives 50 points in a youth halter or performance class. www.appaloosa.com   255 D.

Youth Versatility Champion Horse A certificate as Youth Versatility Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned five ROMs.

E.

Youth Supreme Champion Horse Youth Supreme Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned at least 100 points, with at least 30 points earned in halter classes and at least 70 points earned in performance classes.

No more than 10 points can be from one performance class, and the horse must have at least one ROM in category II- (2), category II- (3) and category II- (4).

A minimum of five different judges is required. 806.

NOVICE YOUTH PROGRAM A. A youth that is eligible for the novice youth program can show in novice youth classes in addition to other youth classes approved for national points.

B. To be eligible to show in a novice youth class, the youth, as of January 1 of the current year, shall have earned less than a combined total of 20 points in the ApHC and/or any other breed organization –approved or –sponsored shows in the group of youth and novice youth classes that count toward determining novice eligibility in each of the five novice youth classes, excluding walk-trot, leadline, hunter in hand and halter. 1.

Novice points will be accrued to the youth’s novice record regardless of whether or not the youth is eligible to earn points as determined by their relationship to the owner of the horse.

Once the 20-point total is reached, the youth will no longer be able to show in that novice class at the end of the calendar year.

However, these points will not count toward year-end highpoint awards or accumulative lifetime awards.

C.

Beginning January 1, 1998, in the event a youth wins a National or World title in any ApHC-sponsored show or in any other equine breed association in a class in which points earned in that class count toward determining the eligibility of the youth in any novice class, that youth will no longer be eligible to compete in that novice class at the end of the calendar year.

However, that youth may continue to compete in other novice youth classes if otherwise eligible.

Championship wins in walk-trot, leadline, hunter in hand and halter classes will not count toward determining novice eligibility.

D.

Novice youth classes shall not count toward the annual Youth Versatility Award.

They will count toward youth accumulative lifetime point awards, but may be used only as elective points. 1.

Novice youth points accumulated while exhibiting a horse that is not owned by a youth or member of their family as defined by youth ownership rules will not count toward year-end high-point awards or accumulative lifetime awards.

E. See Rule 803 for a listing of novice youth classes.

Year-End high point awards will be given in the five novice classes approved for national points.

A.

This class is limited to exhibitors 10 years and under who do not participate in any approved classes except Showmanship, Halter, Heritage and classes contained in the walk-trot division which include: a.

Walk-Trot Showmanship b.Walk-Trot Game Classes (Camas Prairie Stump Race, Nez Perce Stake Race, Keyhole Race, Figure 8 Stake Race) c.

Walk-Trot Equitation Classes (Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation) d.

Walk-Trot Pleasure Classes (Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle) e.

Walk-Trot Trail B.

Youth exhibitors will not be allowed to show in walk-trot classes after exhibiting in a three gaited class at ApHC-sponsored or -approved events or shows.

Rules 808-899 not assigned. 807.

YOUTH WALK-TROT DIVISION 256   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook NON-PRO PROGRAM 900.

ENROLLMENT AND PARTICIPATION RULES. A.

ELIGIBILITY: All individuals entering approved non-pro classes must hold a current ApHC non-pro card.

In order to be enrolled in the Appaloosa non-pro program, an individual must be 19 years of age or older or must be married and ineligible for Appaloosa Youth Association, and be a member of the ApHC.

B.

For horse show purposes, the age of the individual on January 1 shall be maintained throughout the entire year.

Persons born on January 1 shall assume the greater age of that date.

C.

The fee for enrollment in the Appaloosa non-pro program is $10.

Points will be counted only for individuals enrolled in the program.

All requirements must be in the ApHC office before points will be counted.

D.

Non-Pro memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

E.

Enrollment must be applied for annually.

The annual renewal fee shall be $10.

F. Participants will be issued a non-pro card.

This card must be presented when entering all non-pro classes or presented at any time requested by the show management.

G.

NON-PRO DEFINED. The individual MUST meet the definition of a non-pro, as follows: 1.

Has not ever engaged in any activities which would make him/her a professional.

A professional is an individual who: a.

Accepts remuneration for riding, driving, showing in halter, training, schooling, conducting clinics or seminars, or instructing in equitation or horse training or judging.

B.

Performs the above listed activities for which another person in his/her family or a corporation, which a member of his/her family controls, will receive remuneration.

C.

Performs such activities while accepting remuneration for employment in another capacity for an employer or member of said employer’s family who owns, boards or trains the involved horses.

D.

Rides, drives or shows in halter in horse shows any horse for which he/ she or a member of his/her family accepts remuneration for boarding or training.

E.

Accepts prize money in Equitation or Showmanship classes.

F.

Accepts remuneration in the form of payment of entry fees, or any expenses for the person or the horse with which the Non-Pro competes, by any person other than the non-pro or the non-pro’s spouse, child, stepchild, legal ward, father mother, stepparent, sister, brother, grandparent, grandchild or legal guardian.

G.

Holds judging credentials with any equine organization or receives remuneration for judging either in the form of a salary, perks or as reimbursement for expenses. 2.

Non-pro status shall not be affected by the following: a.

Writing of books or articles pertaining to horses.

B.

Accepting payment for stewarding.

C.

Having the occupation of veterinarian or farrier, or owning a tack shop or breeding or boarding stable.

D.

Certification as an instructor in equitherapy by North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) or similar organizations.

Information on approved organizations, other than NARHA, shall be submitted to ApHC for review and approval with regard to non-pro status.

The excepted instructor shall teach only students enrolled with an approved organization or prescribed such rehabilitation by a licensed medical doctor.

Non-pros excepted under this provision shall file such certification with the ApHC prior to competing in nonwww.appaloosa.com   257 pro events at ApHC–approved and/or –sponsored shows.

H.

CHANGE OF STATUS. A professional continues to be such until he/she has received non-pro status from the ApHC Show Department.

Any person who has been a professional and who desires to be reclassified as a non-pro on the grounds that he/she no longer engages in the activities which made him/her a professional, must so notify the ApHC in writing.

The applicant must have not engaged in such professional activities for a period of at least three years prior to the date of application in order to obtain non-pro status.

The burden of proving non-pro status is on the applicant, who must file a notarized application supported by two or more notarized letters from ApHC current active members outlining the applicant’s activities during the non-professional period and testifying that the applicant has not engaged in any activities which would make him/her a professional during said time period.

Any exhibitor having received prize money in any Equitation or Showmanship class who wishes to obtain non-pro status must file the same application.

A professional reclassified as a non-pro is not eligible to show as a novice.

I. A non-pro who shows for a person other than a member of his/her family may not show in a class restricted to non-pros at the same show.

J. Any horse ridden or handled by a non-pro in non-pro events must be wholly owned by such non-pro exhibitor or non-pro handler and/or such non-pro exhibitor’s or non-pro handler’s spouse, child, step-child, legal ward, father, mother, stepparent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent, grandchild, legal guardian, in-laws of the same relationship as stated above or solely family owned business entity. 1.

The ownership requirements of Rules 900.J.

And 907 are waived as to any non-pro domiciled in the country in which there is an International Affiliate and who has been approved through the ApHC International Exchange Program (“visiting non-pro”) to the extent that the visiting non-pro may show on an eligible horse without meeting the owner ship requirements of this Rule 900.J.

In up to three (3) classes at either the National Appaloosa Show or the World Championship Appaloosa Show and at one (1) ApHCapproved show during a calendar year, and subject also to the following parameters: a.

Limit of two nominations from each country for each of the currentyear National and World Shows with no waiver of entry fees, only a waiver of ownership requirements.

B.

All appropriate entry forms and application deadlines apply.

C.

Visiting non-pro must arrange for the horses that they will exhibit and supply all of their own travel, lodging and food.

D.

Visiting non-pro must pay full entry fees.

E.

Visiting non-pro may not compete in consecutive years to allow an equal chance for all that desire to participate.

F.

There is a limit of 2 nominations per country, per event, per event year.

G.

Non-pro must be a current ApHC non-pro member in good standing and must be nominated by a recognized International Partner.

H.

Such other requirements and/or conditions as may be established by the ApHC International Committee and published and/or distributed to visiting non-pros.

K.

The non-pro and/or family member who actually owns the horse with which the non-pro will participate in non-pro events, agrees to provide, upon request from the ApHC, such documentation or other proof as requested by the ApHC to support the representations of sole economic ownership of the horse or horses exhibited by the non-pro in non-pro events.

Failure to promptly furnish such documentation upon request may be cause for possible disciplinary action under ApHC disciplinary rules. 258   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook L.

For purposes of a non-pro’s eligibility, the term “owned” as used in this rule means bona fide legal ownership.

M.Any non-pro found guilty of violating any of the non-pro eligibility qualifications (Rule 900.A through L) shall, unless an alternate agreement is reached per Rule 20.D.5 DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE: 1.

For the first violation, be suspended from the ApHC for six months, be fined a minimum of $250 and lose all points from time of violation of eligibility; 2.

For the second violation, be suspended for one year, be fined a minimum of $750 and lose all points from time of violation of eligibility; 3.

For the third violation, be suspended for life and lose all points from time of violation of eligibility. 901.

NON-PRO CLASSES A.

Following is a list of non-pro classes approved for National points.

Letters listed behind each class indicate the divisions available for each class.

These letters are: NP = Non-Pro; 35 = 35 & Over Non-Pro; MS = Masters Non-Pro; NV = Novice Non-Pro; W/T=Walk/Trot.

B.

For purposes of calculating non-pro lifetime awards: 1.

Classes that are considered working events or equitation classes are so noted following the list of divisions, 2.

The class list is divided into Western, English and Other classes. 3.

Points earned in novice classes don’t count toward any awards except those designated for novice non-pros only. 4.

Points earned in non-pro yearling longe line are accumulated only for the horse’s and non-pro’s performance records.

Points earn­ ed in yearling longe line don’t count toward any annual or lifetime non-pro or annual or lifetime non-pro horse awards except that points earned in non-pro yearling longe line may count toward a non-pro ROM. 5.

Points earned in non-pro walk-trot classes may not be used toward any other awards, ie open, non-pro, year-end, or high point awards. Western Classes Showmanship at Halter (NP, 35, MS, NV) Bareback Horsemanship (NP, NV) – Equitation Western Horsemanship (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) – Equitation Western Pleasure (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) Trail (NP, MS, NV, W/T) – Working Event Western Riding (NP, MS, NV) – Working Event Reining (NP, MS, NV) – Working Event Cutting (NP, NV) – Working Event Timed Tie-Down Roping (NP, NV) – Working Event (prior to 2001, 2008 and later) Timed Heading and Heeling (NP, NV) – Working Event (prior to 2001, 2008 and later) Steer Daubing (NP, NV) – Working Event Judged Tie-Down Roping (NP, NV) – Working Event (beginning in 2001) Judged Heading (NP, NV) – Working Event (beginning in 2001) Judged Heeling (NP, NV) – Working Event (beginning in 2001) Working Cow Horse (NP, NV) – Working Event Breakaway Roping (NP, NV) – Working Event English Classes Working Hunter (NP, NV) – Working Event Jumping (NP, NV) – Working Event Hunter Hack (NP, NV) – Working Event Hunt Seat Equitation (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) – Equitation Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences (NP, NV) – Equitation www.appaloosa.com   259 Hunter Under Saddle (NP, 35, MS, NV, W/T) Saddle Seat Pleasure (NP, NV) Saddle Seat Equitation (NP, NV) – Equitation Pleasure Driving (NP, NV) Other Classes Nez Perce Stake Race (NP, NV, W/T) – Working Event Camas Prairie Stump Race (NP, NV, W/T) – Working Event Keyhole Race (NP, NV, W/T) – Working Event Figure 8 Stake Race (NP, NV) – Working Event Halter Mares (NP) Halter Geldings (NP) Halter Stallions (NP) Hunter in Hand, Stallions (NP) Hunter in Hand, Mares (NP) Hunter in Hand, Geldings (NP) Most Colorful at Halter (NP) Yearling longeline (points accumulated for performance record only) Optional Non-Pointed Classes: Team Penning Western Riding (35) Trail (35) C. 35 & Over Non-Pro: 1.

Open to non-pro’s 35 years old and over as of January 1 of the current year who meet all non-pro requirements per Rule 900 (A-M).

D.

Masters Non-Pro: 1.

Open to non-pro’s 50 years old and over as of January 1 of the current year who meet all non-pro requirements per Rule 900 (A-M). E.

Non-Pro Walk-Trot: 1.

Eligibility.

All non-pros are eligible to ride in these classes without regard to number of points earned or age of exhibitor. 2.

Ownership of Horse.

A.

For the walk-trot division classes, ownership requirements of the horse are waived at ApHC-approved regional shows.

B.

For the walk-trot division classes, ownership requirements of the horse are not waived at ApHC-sponsored shows. 3.

Non-pro walk-trot classes will be judged in accordance with ApHC walktrot show rules. 4.

There are no restrictions on how long a non-pro exhibitor may show in walk-trot classes. 5.

A non-pro exhibitor cannot show in the walk-trot classes and threegaited classes at the same show. 6.

These classes are limited to non-pros who do not participate in any approved classes at the same show except Showmanship, Halter, Hunter in Hand, Heritage, Yearling Longe Line, Pleasure Driving and non-pro walk-trot classes which include: a.

Walk-Trot games classes (Camas Prairie Stump Race, Nez Perce Stake Race, Keyhole Race) b.

Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship, Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation c.

Walk-Trot Pleasure Classes (Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle) d.

Walk-Trot Trail 260   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 7.

Points earned in the walk-trot program may not be used toward any other awards, ie open, non-pro, year-end, or high point awards. 8.

Points are accumulated on the individual exhibitor provided they meet non-pro ownership requirements as listed in 900.J. F.

To be eligible to compete in any novice non-pro classes, the non-pro must meet eligibility requirements as contained in Rule 906. 902.

NATIONAL POINTS A.

Points will be counted from approved non-pro classes at all ApHC approved shows.

Shows are required to offer at least two Western and two English classes for non-pros 19 and over, in order to be approved to hold non-pro classes.

B.

Points will be counted according to the current national point system.

C.

For all non-pro exhibitor awards (except year-end high-point a­ wards), points will be maintained for the individual exhibitor.

The ex­ hibitor may use any number of horses.

See 902.E.

And 903.D.

For rules regarding year-end high-point awards.

D.

For non-pro horse awards, points will be kept on each horse used in the nonpro program.

E.

For year-end high-point awards in trail, western riding, reining, cutting, keyhole race, figure 8 stake race, steer daubing, judged tie-down roping, judged heading, judged heeling, timed tie-down roping, timed heading and healing, working cow horse, breakaway roping, working hunter, hunter in hand and jumping points will be maintained for each individual exhibitor-and-horse combination. 903.

NON-PRO EXHIBITOR ANNUAL AWARDS The Non-Pro Award System is designed to award non-pros who have proven their superiority in the fields of competition in ApHC non-pro events.

All nonpros must be current members in good standing with the ApHC and must hold a current non-pro card.

A.

Non-Pro Medal: 1.

Will be awarded to all winners in ApHC-approved nationally pointed nonpro classes at both the World Championship Appaloosa Show and the National Appaloosa Show, provided that at least three horses are shown in the class.

Any non-pro who is high-point at the end of the year through the national point system will receive credit for the proper category of medal, provided that the non-pro has earned at least five points in that event and provided that points havebeen earned under 3 or more judges.

Ties for yearend high point awards will not be broken. 2.

Medals to be awarded as follows: a.

Bronze – first category or first medal b.

Silver- second category c.

Gold- third category d.

Platinum- for repeat wins in any category in which a medal has been previously awarded. 3.

Medal Categories: a.

Showmanship and Equitation.

B.

Halter (Mares, Geldings, Stallions) Pleasure (English, Western, and Pleasure Driving and Yearling Longeline-World Show only) c.

Working classes (Games, Cattle, Working Hunter, Jumping, Reining, Hunter Hack, Trail, Western Riding). 4.

Non-Pro classes, 35 & Over Non-Pro classes, Masters Non-Pro classes, Novice Non-Pro Showmanship, Novice Non-Pro Western Pleasure, Novice NonPro Western Horsemanship, Novice Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle, Novice Non-Pro Trail and Novice Non-Pro Hunt Seat Equitation are medal classes. www.appaloosa.com   261 B.

Western Rider of the Year/English Rider of the Year 1.

To be awarded to the individual in each division accumulating the most points in the specific group of classes (Western or English) as follows: Points must have been earned in at least four different classes; a minimum of 10 points must have been earned in Equitation classes; total points must have been earned in at least three different shows under three different judges, with points to be counted from all classes in the group whether or not each individual class points have been earned in three shows.

If the exhibitor with the most points fails to meet these qualifications, the award will not be presented.

Masters, 35 & Over, Novice and Walk/Trot classes don’t count toward this award.

C.

Non-Pro Superior Champion Annual Award 1.

To be awarded to the non-pro accumulating the most points during the year in all classes, as follows: Points must have been earned in both Western and English classes; points must have been earned in at least five different classes, including at least one working event; a minimum of 20 points must have been earned in Equitation classes; total points must have been earned in at least three different shows under three different judges, with points to be counted from all classes whether or not each individual class points have been earned in three shows.

If exhibitor with the most points fails to meet these qualifications, the award will not be presented.

Masters, 35 & Over, Novice and Walk/Trot classes don’t count toward this award.

D.

Annual High Point (event) Awards 1.

The individual accumulating the most points in each class shall be the ApHC year-end high-point champion and will receive an award provided that the non-pro has earned at least five points in that class.

Points must have been earned under at least three different judges.

If the exhibitor accumulating the most points does not meet the three-judge qualification, the awards will not be presented.

In addition to all non-pro, masters non-pro and 35-&-over non-pro classes, year-end high-point awards will be given in novice showmanship, novice western pleasure, novice western horsemanship, novice hunter under saddle, novice trail and novice hunt seat equitation.

A.

The individual accumulating the most points in each class (except those classes listed in 903.D.1.b.) shall be the ApHC champion for the year.

B.

The individual accumulating the most points on the same horse in trail, western riding, reining, cutting, keyhole race, figure 8 stake race, steer daubing, judged tie-down roping, judged heading, judged heeling, working cow horse, breakaway roping, working hunter, hunter in hand and jumping shall be the ApHC champion for the year.

Exhibitors may show more than one horse in these classes; however, for purposes of year-end high-point awards only, points will be maintained for each individual exhibitor-and-horse combination.

E.

Annual Non-Pro Versatility Award: A year-end award will be given to the non-pro who earns the most points with one horse in each division of non-pro events, excluding novice.

Points will be compiled on a one-horse/one-rider basis.

Points are awarded on the same scale used for the national point system.

Points must have been earned in both showmanship and performance with a minimum of five points earned in the lowest division. 1.

Points earned in regular non-pro classes only count toward the non-pro versatility award. 2.

Points earned in 35 & over non-pro classes only count toward the nonpro 35 & over versatility award.

This award will be given on a trial basis in 2011-2015. 3.

Points earned in masters non-pro classes only count toward the masters nonpro versatility award.

This award will be given on a trial basis in 2011-2015. 262   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 904.

NON-PRO EXHIBITOR LIFETIME AWARDS A.

Awards of Merit. 1.

All exhibitors enrolled in the non-pro program, in any division, are eligible to receive an award of merit for an individual class when 20 points have been earned in that event.

Points must have been earned under at least three different judges.

This award is earned separately in Non-Pro, 35 &Over Non-Pro and Masters Non-Pro classes.

B.

Non-Pro Supreme Champion Lifetime Award 1.

To be awarded to any non-pro who earns a minimum of 250 points.

Points must have been earned in both Western and English classes, with no less than 75 points in each group of classes.

In addition, and including the 75 point Western and English groups minimums, the individual must have earned at least 25 points in Showmanship at Halter, 100 points in Equitation, and 50 points in working events.

The remaining 75 points may be earned in any non-pro events.

Novice and Walk/Trot Non-Pro points do not count toward this award.

However, 35 & Over Non-Pro and Masters Non-Pro points will count toward point totals. 905.

NON-PRO HORSE AWARDS A.

All non-pro points will count toward the following non-pro horse awards (excluding showmanship, equitation, novice and Walk/Trot classes).

Only points from 1990 (the beginning of the Non-Pro Awards Program) to present will be used for calculation of the following Non-Pro horse awards.

All non-pro horse awards will be mailed to the current recorded first listed (in cases of joint ownership) owner on record at the ApHC as of December 31. 1.

Points earned in non-pro yearling longeline are only eligible to count toward a non-pro ROM.

B.

Only one award is available regardless of Non-Pro, 35 & Over and Masters Non-Pro divisions.

Points carry from one division to another.

C.

Non-Pro Horse Register of Merit (ROM) 1.

Horses are awarded the ROM when they have earned at least 10 points in a non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro performance or a non-pro halter class.

A minimum of five points must be earned under three or more judges.

Only one ROM is earned in each class, regardless of the non-pro division.

Horses are only eligible to receive 1 halter ROM.

D.

Non-Pro Champion Horse 1.

A certificate for Non-Pro Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned 50 points in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro and masters non-pro classes, provided at least 15 of these points have been earned in halter and at least 35 points have been earned in at least three different performance classes.

At least 10 of the halter points and 10 of the performance points must have been earned under three judges or more.

E.

Non-Pro Superior Event Horse 1.

A certificate for Non- Superior Event Horse will be awarded when a horse receives 50 points in a non-pro, 35 & over non-pro and masters non-pro halter or performance class.

F.

Non-Pro Versatility Champion Horse 1.

A certificate as Non-Pro Versatility Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned five ROMs in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro and masters non-pro classes.

G.

Non-Pro Supreme Champion Horse 1.

N on-Pro Supreme Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned at least 100 points in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro and masters nonpro classes, with at least 30 points earned in halter classes and at least 70 points earned in performance classes.

No more than 10 points can be from one performance class, and the horse must have at least one ROM in each of the three categories of performance classes (categories II-2, II-3, II-4).

A minimum of five different judges is required. www.appaloosa.com   263 H.

Following are the classes and categories used in calculating non-pro horse awards.

Category I – Showmanship 1.

Western Showmanship at Halter Category II – Performance 1.

Western Horsemanship Hunt Seat Equitation Saddle Seat Equitation Bareback Horsemanship Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences 2.

Camas Prairie Stump Race Keyhole Race Figure 8 Stake Race Nez Perce Stake Race Jumping 3.

Trail Western Riding Western Pleasure Saddle Seat Pleasure Hunter Hack Working Hunter Hunter Under Saddle Pleasure Driving 4.

Reining Timed Tie-Down Roping (prior to 2001, 2008 and later) Cutting Timed Heading & Heeling (prior to 2001, 2008 and later) Steer Daubing Judged Tie-Down Roping (beginning in 2001) Judged Heading (beginning in 2001) Judged Heeling (beginning in 2001) Working Cow Horse Breakaway Roping Category III – Halter 1.

Halter Mares Halter Stallions Halter Geldings Hunter in Hand, Stallions Hunter in Hand, Mares Hunter in Hand, Geldings Most Colorful at Halter 906.

NOVICE NON-PRO PROGRAM A.

A Novice Non-pro must have a Non-pro card and meet all Non-pro requirements.

To be eligible for Novice Non-pro status in any class, the applicant must have earned less than 20 points in that class in the ApHC and/or any other breed organization as of January 1 of current year in Youth, Novice Youth, Non-pro, 35 & Over Non-pro, Masters Non-pro and Novice Non-pro classes.

Points earned in Youth Leadline, Youth Walk-Trot, Non-Pro Walk/Trot, Youth and Non-pro Halter do not count in determining Novice Non-pro eligibility.

Former professionals reclassified as Non-pros are not eligible for Novice classes. 264   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 1.

Beginning January 1, 1996, when a Novice Non-pro wins an ApHC National or World class title or a class title in any other equine breed association, they will no longer be eligible for Novice Non-pro in that class at the end of that calendar year (excluding halter and hunter in hand classes).

B.

Novice classes will be judged in accordance with ApHC rules.

For each Novice Non-pro class held at a show, the corresponding Non-pro class must also be offered.

C.

No prize money or payback will be awarded in novice classes.

Points earned in the novice program may not be used toward any other awards; ie, open, nonpro, year-end, or high point awards.

D.

There is a novice class for each corresponding non-pro class (except halter) however, awards will only be given to novice year-end high point class winners in western pleasure, showmanship, trail, hunter under saddle, western horsemanship and hunt seat equitation.

All other class winners will receive certificates provided that they have accumulated at least 5 points.

E.

Points are accumulated on the individual exhibitor.

Novice non-pros may concurrently enter any other non-pro, 35 & over non-pro or masters non-pro classes.

F.

To be eligible to compete in any novice non-pro class, the non-pro must meet eligibility requirements as contained in Rule 906. 907.

ELIGIBILITY FOR NATIONAL AND WORLD SHOWS A.

All persons competing in non-pro events must be current ApHC members, must be enrolled in the ApHC non-pro program and must meet all eligibility requirements to compete as a non-pro in non-pro events.

B.

In order to compete in non-pro events, the non-pro or member of their family (as outlined in Rule 900.J) must wholly own the horse as evidenced by ApHC records prior to the first day of the show.

There­ fore, all transfers must be completed by the ApHC prior to the first day of the show.

C.

Beginning in 2007, non-pros must qualify to exhibit at the World Championship Appaloosa Show by earning one national point in any age division (19 & over, 35 & over, masters) of a non-pro class which will entitle the non-pro to exhibit in any age division of that class, with the exception of halter.

In halter, non-pros must earn one national point in any non-pro halter sex division (not per class) in order to be eligible to compete in any halter class in that sex division, excluding weanlings competing in weanling halter classes and weanlings and yearlings competing in hunter in hand classes. 1.

Novice classes are non-qualifying classes. 2.

Points earned September 1 through August 31 of the following year will count toward qualification for that year’s World Championship Appaloosa Show. 3.

Each non-pro World Show Champion will automatically qualify to compete in that class at the next World Show. 4.

An exception may be made to the one (1) national point requirement if it is documented on forms requested from and provided by the ApHC and submitted by the non-pro by the World qualifying point cutoff deadline that the non-pro was entered and attempted in good faith to earn points under at least five (5) different judges in any age division (19 & over, 35 & over, masters) for that class during that qualifying year but could not earn the required one (1) point due to lack of other entrants in that specific class.

The non-pro must have a non-pro qualification waiver signed by the show secretary of each show which must be submitted along with that non-pro’s World Show entry form to ApHC office by the pre-entry deadline. 5.

Stipulations for qualifying to compete in non-pro classes at the World Championship Show are included in the following list: www.appaloosa.com   265 Key: NP = Non-Pro, 19 & Over 35 = Non-Pro, 35 & Over MS = Non-Pro, Masters Western Classes # Points Required Showmanship at Halter (NP, 35 and/or MS)…………….1 Bareback Horsemanship (NP)………………………………..1 Western Horsemanship (NP, 35 and/or MS)…………….1 Western Pleasure (NP, 35 and/or MS)……………………..1 Trail (NP, MS)…………………………………………………….1 Western Riding (NP, MS)……………………………………..1 Reining (NP, MS)………………………………………………..1 Cutting (NP)………………………………………………………1 Timed Tie-Down Roping (NP)……………………………..1 Timed Heading and Heeling (NP)………………………….1 Steer Daubing (NP)……………………………………………..1 Judged Tie-Down Roping (NP)……………………………..1 Judged Heading (NP)…………………………………………..1 Judged Heeling (NP)……………………………………………1 Working Cow Horse (NP)…………………………………….1 Breakaway Roping (NP)………………………………………..1 English Classes # Points Required Working Hunter (NP)………………………………………….1 Jumping (NP)……………………………………………………..1 Hunter Hack (NP)……………………………………………….1 Hunt Seat Equitation (NP, 35 and/or MS)……………….1 Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences (NP)………………….1 Hunter Under Saddle (NP, 35 and/or MS)………………1 Saddle Seat Pleasure (NP)……………………………………..1 Saddle Seat Equitation (NP)………………………………….1 Pleasure Driving (NP)…………………………………………..1 Games Classes # Points Required Nez Perce Stake Race (NP)……………………………………1 Camas Prairie Stump Race (NP)…………………………….1 Keyhole Race (NP)……………………………………………….1 Figure 8 Stake Race (NP)………………………………………1 Halter Classes. …………………………….# Points Required Halter Mares ………………………………………………………1 Halter Geldings …………………………………………………..1 Halter Stallions …………………………………………………..1 (Qualification is required for yearling, two-year-old, three-year-old and aged classes only–nonpros are not required to qualify weanlings to compete in non-pro weanling halter classes.) Hunter in Hand, Stallions …………………………………….1 Hunter in Hand, Mares ……………………………………….1 Hunter in Hand, Geldings ……………………………………1 (Qualification is required for two-year-old and older horses – non-pros are not required to qualify weanling or yearling horses to compete in non-pro hunter in hand classes.) Most Colorful at Halter ……………………………………….1 (Non-pros must qualify all entries regardless of the age of the horse) 266   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook Optional Non-Pointed/Non-Qualifying Classes: Team Penning Yearling Longeline Rules 908-999 not assigned. 1000.

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