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A.

No horse shall be registered with the ApHC that, bears artificial characteristic(s) and/or artificial coat pattern(s).

B.

No horse shall be registered with the ApHC that has draft, pony, Pinto, or Paint breeding.

C.

No horse, except a horse whose parentage has been verified through DNA testing that both parents have an ApHC registration classification, shall be registered or retain registration with the ApHC that has: 1.

Continuous leg marking(s) which exceed the top of the forearm(s) or the top of the gaskin(s); and/or 2.

White marking(s) on the head exceeding a line around the throat latch and behind ear(s); and/or 3.

White marking(s) on the body, including but not limited to the neck, shoulder, girth, barrel, abdomen, hip, thigh and gaskin which are continuous, uninterrupted, longer than six (6) inches (15.2 cm) and separate from an Appaloosa coat pattern, if an Appaloosa coat pattern is present and visible, and which marking(s) do not blend into the base color of the horse.

These types of markings usually have a solid line that does not blend into the base color and are usually observed in conjunction with underlying nonpigmented skin. 54   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook D.

Deceased horses are ineligible for registration.

E.

Horses resulting from one parent that is registered with non-breeding stock papers with an approved breed association are not eligible for registration.

F. A mature Appaloosa (5 years or older – age computed as of January 1) must stand not less than 14 hands unshod (hand being 4 inches or 10.2 cm).

G.

Any horse that has been registered by the ApHC and is subsequently determined to have been registered improperly shall have its Certificate of Registration cancelled under these rules, except as otherwise expressly provided under these rules.

H.

No horse that is produced from cloning shall be registered with the ApHC. 206.

GENETIC DEFECTS AND UNDESIRABLE TRAITS A.

The conditions listed below and commonly considered undesirable traits or genetic defects by the board of directors shall be indicated on the Certificate of Registration for horses foaled on or after the indicated date, once the condition is known.

One or more of these conditions does not prevent a horse from being used as breeding stock or from participating in ApHC-approved events subject to rules of the individual event. 1.

Parrot Mouth – either overshot or undershot and is defined by the American Association of Equine Practitioners as “no occlusal contact between the upper and lower central incisors.” Designation effective for foals born on or after January 1, 2000. 2.

Cryptorchid – meaning both of the testicles have failed to normally descend into the scrotum by three years of age.

Designation effective for foals born on or after January 1, 2000. 3.

Monorchid – meaning that one of the testicles has failed to normally descend into the scrotum by three years of age.

Designation effective for foals born on or after January 1, 2000. 4.

A horse with white markings with underlying light skin beyond any of the following described lines shall be eligible for registration with the ApHC and to retain registration with the ApHC only if parentage is (or has been) verified through DNA testing through an ApHC-approved laboratory as both parents having an ApHC registration classification: a.

Continuous leg marking(s) that exceed the top of the forearm(s) or the top of the gaskin(s); and/or b.

White marking(s) on the head exceeding a line around the throatlatch and behind ear(s); and/or c.

White marking(s) on the body, including but not limited to the neck, shoulder, girth, barrel, abdomen, hip, thigh and gaskin that are continuous, uninterrupted, longer than six (6) inches (15.2 cm) and separate from an Appaloosa coat pattern, if an Appaloosa coat pattern is present and visible, and which marking(s) do not blend into the base color of the horse.

The following notification shall be placed on the Certificate of Registration of any such horse exceeding these markings and/or limitations: “This horse has white markings designated under ApHC rules as an undesirable trait.” Any such horse whose Certificate of Registration is noted with such white markings designation is ineligible to compete in any halter class at ApHC-approved and/or -sponsored events. 5.

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) – meaning a muscular disease caused by hereditary genetic defect that leads to uncontrolled muscle twitching or profound muscle weakness, and in severe cases, may lead to collapse and/or death.

According to research, this condition exists in certain descendants of the stallion Impressive, AQHA registration number 0767246.

A.

The ApHC recommends testing of any horse known to have an ancestor carrying the HYPP gene, designated under ApHC rules as a genetic defect, to confirm the presence or absence of this gene.

B.

ApHC-eligible foals resulting from AQHA-registered stallions and mares born on or after January 1, 2007 and having HYPP status of NH or HH will be required to be HYPP tested at the same time they www.appaloosa.com   55 are parentage verified and to have their HYPP status designated on their ApHC Certificates of Registration.

Further descendents of NH or HH ApHC-registered horses will also be required to be HYPP tested/Parentage Verified and have that status designated on their ApHC Certificates of Registration. 207.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES A.

The owner or recorded lessee of the dam at the time of foaling is responsible for registration of the foal and will be listed on the Certificate of Registration as the first owner of said foal.

B.

The owner of the horse being registered must be a current year member in order to receive reduced registration rates.

If there is a joint ownership and one of the owners is an active member, reduced registration rates will apply.

C.

In cases of deceased owners, see requirements under DECEASED OWNERS.

D.

The application for registration shall be properly completed and signed.

The registration application must be accompanied by the breeder’s certificate, required photographs and registration fee. (See Fee Schedule.) E.

The registration application form requires the registration names and numbers of both the sire and dam.

F.

When the sire is registered with the ApHC or any approved breed association and not owned by the applicant, a properly completed and signed breeder’s certificate must accompany the application for registration.

See BREEDER’S CERTIFICATE.

G.

An Appaloosa not domiciled in the U.S.A.

May be registered with the ApHC provided the horse meets all ApHC registration requirements.

A.

A one-time listing fee and a photocopy of the front and back of the Certificate of Registration is required for all stallions and mares registered with approved breed associations and being used for breeding purposes in the ApHC.

Stallions must be listed prior to the filing of their Stallion Breeding Report.

Mares must be listed prior to the registration of their foals in the ApHC.

Failure to list a stallion or mare may result in suspension per these rules.

Listing applications are available at no charge, upon request, through the ApHC.

A.

As to subsequent registration applications for offspring, if the application indicates an ownership change of the approved breed horse, an additional photocopy of both sides of its Certificate of Registration showing such change in ownership must be filed with the ApHC.

A.

Four (4) current color photographs must be submitted along with the application for registration.

Photographs should include both sides, a direct face, and a rear view, clearly showing the markings on the head, body and all legs, and depicting the presence, if any, of one or more of the four identifiable Appaloosa characteristics: 1.

Coat Pattern; 2.

Mottled Skin; 3.

White Sclera; and 4.

Striped Hooves.

B.

Besides the required photographs, additional photographs may be submitted which would aid in the evaluation of the horse’s coat pattern, markings and/or identifiable Appaloosa characteristics.

C.

All scars and brands appearing on a horse should be shown on the Certificate of Registration.

Close up photographs of such brands and/or scars must also be submitted.

D.

The burden of proving eligibility for a particular registration classification rests entirely with the applicant.

E.

Photographs become the property of the ApHC and may not be returned.

F.

Label all photographs with date foaled, sex of foal, dam’s name and registration number.

G.

The photographs required for registration are reproduced on the back of the 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 208.

APPROVED BREED LISTING 209.

APPROVED BREED OWNERSHIP CHANGES — www.appaloosa.com   107 D.organizations, clubs or individuals desiring to sponsor or stage shows or contests which will be approved by the ApHC, and which will include the awarding of national points to the top placing horses entered in the show, must obtain approval from the ApHC.

Any non-ApHC member or organization, prior to obtaining show approval, shall agree in writing, to comply with ApHC rules in the conduct of such show and if requested by the ApHC, to provide evidence of financial responsibility of such show.

ApHC show approval is also required to qualify horses for the World Championship Appaloosa Show.

The ApHC offers approval for open, youth and non-pro nationally pointed shows.

E.

To obtain show approval, an application form supplied by the ApHC accompanied by a non-refundable application fee must be submitted to the ApHC.

For shows sponsored by an ApHC regional club, the approval fee is $25 per judge.

For all other shows, the approval fee is $25 per judge for ApHC members and $50 per judge for non-members. 1.

Show manager and show secretary must both be members of the ApHC in order for the sponsoring organization of the show to pay member fees for show approval.

F. For shows which have been approved and held the previous year, and who wish to retain priority to reserve such previous year’s show schedule as determined by the Show Department, the application for shows to be held January through May must be postmarked no later than September 15 of the year prior to the show, and applications for shows to be held June through December must be postmarked no later than January 15 of the year of the show.

Said application must list the name of the show, show contact for all correspondence, the date(s) and location of the show, and must be accompanied by a complete list of all classes. (Additional details on the application such as show manager, show secretary, ring steward, judge(s), and other information required by the ApHC must be forwarded and received by the ApHC at least 100 days prior to the first day of the proposed show.) Applications received later than the above dates but complete in all details and received by the ApHC at least 100 days prior to the first day of the proposed show will be accepted, but such shows will not retain priority to their previous dates, if any.

G.

Holidays, as such, will not be reserved as a priority day because a holiday falls on different days from year to year.

H.

No show and/or event may be approved on the same date as another approved show and/or event if the two shows and/or events are located within a 150 airmile (241.40 km) radius of each other, with the exception of shows existing prior to 1979.

If all affected show managers agree to waive the 150 airmile (241.40 km) radius rule, shows less than 150 airmiles (241.40 km) apart will be approved. 1.

State, regional and county fairs may be on the same date as another approved show for exhibitors of all ages, despite proximity.

I.

If a show approval application is satisfactory, the Chief Executive Officer will cause to be issued a statement of official approval of the proposed show.

If such application is unsatisfactory, the Chief Executive Officer will so inform the organization or individual making the application, giving the reasons for disapproval.

However, lack of approval for any certain class in a proposed show need not invalidate the approval of the remaining show.

J.

New shows do not have priority for date reservations.

A new show is one never previously held.

In addition, the following are considered new shows: 1.

A show held in the prior year, but not ApHC-approved. 2.

A show approved and held the prior year which changes sponsoring body.

The sponsoring body is the individual or group financially responsible for holding the show. 3.

A show that changes its name. 4.

A show that changes location over 100 miles (160.93 km). 5.

A show that changes its date(s).

K.

New shows must submit complete applications for approval to the ApHC office 108   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook at least 100 days prior to the first day of the proposed show.

L.

The ApHC recommends all approvals be sent certified mail, return receipt or other guaranteed receipted mail service.

M.

No show will be approved that has 2-year-old snaffle bit, yearling longe line and/or weanling halter class(es) prior to May 20.

N.

No shows will be approved during the period of December 21 – December 31.

O.

Except as provided in Rule 601(N), all classes to be offered at the approved show must be listed on the application, whether approved or not; and it must be indicated which classes are to be approved and which are to be non-approved.

P.

The ApHC shall publish the name, dates, show location, judges, show contact’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address for the show at least 30 days prior to the show in Appaloosa Journal and/or the ApHC web site and/or by electronic communication to ApHC members.

The ApHC shall publish the class list for the show in an Appaloosa Journal issue at least 30 days prior to the show.

If the ApHC is unable to publish the class list for the show in the Appaloosa Journal issue preceding the month of the show, it may be published on the ApHC web site and/or by electronic communication to ApHC members as long as a completed show approval application was received by the ApHC at least 100 days prior to the first day of the show.

Changes in a show application may not be made after such publication.

Q.

All approved shows must use judge(s) from the ApHC Official Approved Judges list.

Shows may use a judge with an ApHC Specialty Judge Permit per SPECIALTY JUDGES.

The list of official approved and specialty judges is available upon request from the ApHC. 1.

The judge’s name shall be published in all printed matter and information pertaining to the show.

R.

No more than four single judge shows or any combination of multi-judge shows, not to exceed four judges, may be held during a period of seven consecutive days at the same facility and/or grounds unless there are a minimum of four days off between the first held shows and/or events and the latter held shows and/or events, and the latter held shows and/or events commence no earlier than seven days after the commencement of the first held shows and/or events.

S.

Any show approval rule to the contrary notwithstanding, the ApHC Chief Executive Officer has the right, in his/her sole discretion, to ap­ prove any show and/ or event which is not in conflict with any other approved show and/or event.

T.

Specialty Events 1.

Points may be earned at specialty shows approved by the ApHC and open only to registered Appaloosas that are eligible to show.

Application for approval must meet all conditions per show approval requirements except: a.

There are no additional classes required as outlined in Rule 603, Rule 604.F and 604.H.

B.

Specialty events do not retain priority for dates year after year. 2.

Specialty shows can be approved for games, jumping, reining or cattle classes.

A.

All specialty shows must use judges from the ApHC Official Approved Judges list.

In a multi-judged show (two or more judges), management may add one specialty judge who is not an ApHC judge, but who has an ApHC Specialty Judge Permit and meets requirements per SPECIALTY JUDGES (with the exception of cutting classes).

The specialty judge must hold an NRHA, NRCHA, NCHA or USEF card. (See SPECIALTY JUDGES Rule 502).

ApHC judge status is not a necessary requirement.

For cutting classes, all judges must be NCHA judges, but do not have to have an ApHC Specialty Judge Permit.

B.

Each specialty show must offer a minimum of three (3) classes from the list of approved classes for that specialty event. 1.

Shows must offer classes in all three divisions (open, youth, nonpro) if available, even if the class is a non-pointed optional class. www.appaloosa.com   109 2.

If novice non-pro classes are offered, the show must hold the corresponding 19 & over non-pro class.

C.

A specialty show cannot hold additional ApHC-approved classes (such as western pleasure, hunter under saddle, halter etc.).

D.

For specialty events sponsored by an ApHC regional club, the approval fee is $25 per judge.

For all other specialty events, the approval fee is $25 per judge for ApHC members and $50 per judge for non-members.

E.

Appaloosa Journal must publish the name, date(s), specialty event location, judge(s), show contact’s name, address, phone number, and class list for the specialty event in the monthly issue preceding the month of the show.

Changes in a specialty event application may not be made after publication in Appaloosa Journal the month preceding the month of the show.

F.

For a specialty event to meet minimum requirements and have the results recorded, there must be a minimum of three Appaloosas entered that are registered with the ApHC and eligible to show.

G.

Show management must collect $2 per entry per judge in na­ tionally pointed open classes and $1 per entry per judge in na­ tion­ ally pointed youth and non-pro classes and forward to the ApHC in order for show results to be processed.

H.

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

These forms must list the first eight horses in each class 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 days of the last day of the show.computer forms will be accepted as long as prior approval is granted.

A printed show bill must accompany the results.

I.

All specialty events must be reported regardless of number of entries.

If a specialty event is canceled, this must also be reported.

J.

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.

K.

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 15.

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

L.

Following is a list of classes approved to be held at any specialty event: 1.

Games: Camas Prairie Stump Race, Nez Perce Stake Race, Keyhole Race, Figure 8 Stake Race, Rope Race. 2.

Cattle: Judged Tie-Down Roping, Timed Tie-Down Roping, Judged Head­ ing, Judged Heeling, Heading & Heeling, Break­ away Roping, Steer Daubing, Cutting, Working Cow Horse, Hack­ a­ more/Snaffle Bit Working Cow Horse (optional, nonpointed class) 3.

Over Fences: Jumping, Preliminary Jumping, Working Hunter, Green Hunter, Pre-Green Hunter, Equitation Over Fences, Hunter Hack 4.

Reining, Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Reining Contact the ApHC office for a specialty event approval application.

U.

All major livestock shows and state fairs that meet eligibility requirements as determined solely by the ApHC based upon the size, scope and marketing 110   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook potential of the show or fair, will be allowed one double-judged, double-pointed show per year, which is defined as an eligible livestock show or state fair at which a maximum of two judges judge independently of each other at one show judging either concurrently or on different days; therefore requiring a show approval application listing both judges and requiring two separate sets of show results and two sets of judge’s cards and at which exhibitors will receive two sets of points for each judge’s placings.

Each class may only be conducted once per each judge and each judge may only turn in one set of judge’s cards for that show. 1.

Show management shall collect point fees according to rule 601.T.2.g and shall not collect double fees nor submit double fees to the ApHC. 2.

Show management shall pay the standard show approval fee of $25/judge for members or $50/judge for non-members.

Shows that meet eligibility requirements shall not be required to pay double the approval fees.

V.

Any show sponsor in an emerging international market may submit a specialty show application.

Approval for these shows will be granted on a show-by-show basis as determined by the Appaloosa Horse Club.

If approved, the minimum number of required classes will be waived.

W.

Single-judge, Fee-waiver Shows 1.

Show organizers may host one or more one-judge show per year for which national point fees shall be waived.

A.

Existing shows are not eligible for this fee waiver unless they conform to this format.

B.

If a Regional Club must reschedule a single-judge show due to an act of God, such single-judge show may be combined with another previously-scheduled single-judge show approved under the fee-waiver provision.

In such case both shows shall retain their fee-waiver status.

All other show approval requirements shall continue to apply. 2.

For fee-waiver shows sponsored or co-sponsored by a regional club, the approval fee is $25. 3.

The approval fee is $50 for shows that are not sponsored or co-sponsored by a regional club.

A.

Shows must be sponsored by a current ApHC member. 4.

Shows must be combined with open, all-breed classes and said classes must be intermixed with regular ApHC-approved classes.

A.

A class schedule for the event must be submitted to ApHC along with the approval application and must list the classes in scheduled order.

B.

In single judge fee-waiver shows held by a Regional Club or International Affiliate/Partner and ApHC-approved under this section, nonAppaloosa horses may compete in the same class with ApHC registered horses as stipulated in the show premium if show management deems this practice to be beneficial for the show’s success.

Only ApHC horses are to be reported to the ApHC when show results are submitted to the ApHC at the conclusion of the show and shall be listed 1st through 8th in the order placed at the conclusion of the class regardless of where the ApHC horses placed within the all-breed horses included in the class— “ApHC Class Placings” will be documented from highest to lowest with highest to be first and so on until the top 8 Appaloosa horse entries have been placed according to ApHC Show rules.

Further, only ApHC-registered horses that are eligible to be shown according to current rules shall be included in the number of entries in each class. 5.

It is intended that these shows offer a low-cost introduction to ApHC-approved events for new or novice exhibitors and that they be used to expose the general (all-breed, open show) horse public to Appaloosa horses.

Show organizers must provide information regarding the marketing/promotional efforts undertaken in an effort to satisfy this intent. 6.

There are to be a limited selection of basic classes at these shows.

However, show organizers may choose a class list that best reflects needs in their geographical area.

Minimum class requirements as contained in rules 603 and www.appaloosa.com   111 — 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook events, after prior notice and hearing before the ApHC Disciplinary Committee, pursuant to ApHC rules pertaining to disciplinary proceedings.

Upon collection, all such fees must be remitted to the ApHC by show management.

F.

No exhibitor can be required to be a member of any club or association other than the ApHC in order to compete in any approved class or show.

G.

A totally blind horse is not eligible to show in any class.

A horse with one eye is eligible to compete; however, exhibitors are urged to use caution when choosing to exhibit a horse with a sight impairment, exercising caution at all times when considering the limitations of the horse, the safety of the exhibitor and the safety of other exhibitors in the class.

H.

Horses entered in all events must be serviceably sound and in good condition.

Small blemishes on account of accident, for example, wire cuts and brands, are not to be counted against the horse.

I.

Only junior horses may be entered in a junior or hackamore/snaffle bit classes.

Junior horses are FIVE years old and younger.

J.

Only senior horses may be entered in senior classes.

Senior horses are SIX years old and older.

K.

To maintain eligibility the two-year-old year for two-year-old events, entry into other performance events is prohibited with the following exceptions: Twoyear-olds may cross enter two-year-old snaffle bit hunter under saddle, twoyear-old western pleasure, pleasure driving, men’s heritage, ladies’ heritage, 1st year green pleasure classes and snaffle bit/bosal futurities.

A two-year-old may cross-enter junior western pleasure and/or junior hunter under saddle after May 20 only if there are no other entries in their respective two-year-old class and only if the two-year-old class precedes the junior class(es) on the class list. 1.

In order to maintain two-year-old eligibility, horses may only be shown in equipment acceptable for use in two-year-old classes regardless of which class in which they are exhibited. 2.

Once a horse has been shown in anything other than an acceptable snaffle bit or bosal, it is no longer eligible to be shown in snaffle bit/hackamore classes. 3.

When there is no intention for a junior horse to remain snaffle bit class eligible, that horse may be shown in a snaffle bit, hackamore or curb bit as the same show.

Once this occurs, the horse is expressly denied the right to compete in snaffle bit/hackamore classes. 4.

Two-year-old performance classes may not be held prior to May 20.

Two year olds may not be shown in any ApHC-approved performance event prior to May 20 of the current year.

L.

Performance classes are open to stallions, mares and geldings with the exception that youth may not ride a stallion in classes designated as youth or junior exhibitor 18 years of age and under.

Stallions may be shown by anyone in all classes in other divisions. 608.

ENTRIES A.

All entries must be made on official entry blanks and must be signed by the responsible parties.

Exhibitors are responsible for any errors on the entry blanks.

No entry will be accepted where an exhibitor prescribes the conditions under which he will exhibit.

Parent or legal guardian must sign for an exhibitor under 18.

B.

Presentation of signed entry blanks shall be deemed acceptance of all rules, and in the event of failure to sign the entry blank, the first entry into the show ring as an exhibitor shall be deemed to be an acceptance of said rules.

C.

Management reserves the right to decline any entry for cause and to return the entry before or during the show without being liable for compensation.

Written reasons for declining entry by show management under this rule must be presented to the person whose entry is declined.

The show management shall as soon as possible forward a copy of the reasons to the ApHC. “Cause” is defined to include, but not be limited to: 1.

Exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct. www.appaloosa.com   121 2.

Cruel and inhumane treatment. 3.committing any act which is prejudicial to the best interests of the ApHC or conduct detrimental to the legitimate business interests of the ApHC. 4.

Engaging in abusive, intimidating, or threatening behavior to­ ward any judge, director, officer, staff member, employee of the ApHC or any show personnel while in furtherance of their official duties. 5.

NSF checks whereby funds are not secured prior to the show.

D.

Classes in the 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.

E.

No approved ApHC show may require that an exhibitor must enter or pay entry fees for a horse in a halter class in order for that horse to be eligible to compete in a performance class, nor may the management require a horse to be entered in a performance class in order that it may show in halter.

Such entries shall be optional to the exhibitor.

F. No open ApHC pointed class can exclude the entry of a youth exhibitor 18 years and under.

G.

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

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.

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.

Entries will be accepted after a class is combined.

I. Show management shall not accept additional entries in a class once competition or judging for the previous class has begun.

J. In individual working events; reining, working cow horse, western riding, camas prairie stump race, (where class is timed only-except in non-pro and youth), Nez Perce stake race, (where class is timed only-except non-pro and youth), jumping, working hunter, trail, judged heading, judged heeling, breakaway roping, judged tie-down roping, timed tie-down roping, timed heading and heeling, hunter in hand, steer daubing, keyhole race, figure 8 stake race and cutting, an exhibitor may enter and show one or more horses in a class but each horse may have only one exhibitor/handler per class. 1.

Non-Pros can only ride one horse in Non-Pro Camas Prairie Stump Race and Non-Pro Nez Perce Stake Race.

Non-Pro exhibitors may ride a maximum of two horses in the walk-trot divisions of these two classes as they are time-only classes. 2.

Youth exhibitors (including walk-trot exhibitors) may ride a maximum of 2 horses in each of the classes listed above (provided they are currently offered to youth exhibitors as approved classes).

Youth exhibitors may only ride one horse in youth Nez Perce stake race and youth camas prairie stump race.

Walk-trot exhibitors may ride a maximum of two horses in walk-trot Nez Perce stake race and walk-trot camas prairie stump race as they are time-only classes.

K.

An exhibitor with special needs, which term is defined for purposes of this rule as a permanent disability, may apply for a variance from the ApHC Chief Executive Officer, to accommodate their special needs to allow them to show in and be judged in classes they seek to enter.

Any variance application may be granted or denied at the sole and absolute discretion of the ApHC Chief Executive Officer who may im­ pose any conditions on any variance approval that are deemed advisable.

If any variance application is so granted, the ApHC Chief Executive Officer will issue a letter to the special-needs exhibitor granting the variance and stating any applicable accommodations, conditions and classes allowed.

The original letter so issued must be shown by such special-needs exhibitor to show management before the special-needs exhib­ itor will be permitted to show.

This variance must be applied for each calendar year, will expire on December 31 of 122   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook each year and can be revoked at the discretion of the ApHC Chief Executive Officer at any time. 609.

SHOW VIOLATIONS A.

To promote competition in ApHC-approved events, in order that the ApHC records will, at all times, reflect the actual quality of equine performance, any form of conduct which inhibits competition is expressly prohibited and must be immediately reported to the ApHC.

This offense includes not only the person suggesting the prohibited conduct, but all who participate in the scheme or plan.

Violation of any show rule set forth shall result in disqualification from participation of the horse and/or exhibitor, forfeiture of the entry fee and referral of the matter to the ApHC for disciplinary action.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to any person: 1 Exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct.

Any such unsportsmanlike conduct shall jeopardize their right to further exhibit in the show.

At any time, the judge and/or Show Committee may issue a first warning to any exhibitor and/or owner for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Upon failure to comply with this warning, the judge or show management will disqualify the exhibitor from further classes for the remainder of the show. 2.

Padding the classes by entering a horse(s) not otherwise qualified for the competition, to fill a class to increase show points; paying another’s entry fees, directly or indirectly, or; encouraging a potential competitor to refrain from entering a class.

The same disqualification and disciplinary action shall also apply to all individuals who attempt to keep a potential competitor from entering a class.

To assist the ApHC in the promotion of true competition, any person who is approached by another to cooperate in a scheme or plan to inhibit competition, shall immediately report the matter to the ApHC, failing which, the person approached may be subject to disciplinary action by the Executive Com­ mittee, the same as the person or persons suggesting the scheme or plan. 3.

Treating horses inhumanely or cruelly, the discovery of which by a show official shall be reported to show management and show management may immediately disqualify the horse and report the same to the ApHC for disciplinary proceedings. 4.committing any act which is prejudicial to the best interest of the ApHC, including but not limited to acting or inciting or permitting any other to act in a manner contrary to the rules of the ApHC, or in a manner deemed improper, unethical, dishonest, unsportsmanlike or intemperate, or prejudicial to the best interests of the ApHC. 5.

Exhibiting a horse before a judge who has, within the previous 120 days, received a salary, commission or any kind of remuneration for selling, buying, training or fitting any horse for that owner, exhibitor or agent of that owner or exhibitor. 6.

Engaging in abusive, intimidating or threatening conduct toward an ApHC Judge; engage in any conduct toward an ApHC judge in­ tending to cast aspersions on the character or integrity of the judging; or inspect a judge’s place card without the judges permission. 7.committing any act or make any remark in connection with the show or contest that may be considered offensive. 8.

Attempting to substitute a horse without declaring the substitution and displaying proper registration when entering an ApHC-approved or -sponsored event. 9.

Assaulting or battering another person during an ApHC-sponsored or approved event. 10.

Exhibiting any horse while in the care, training or custody of a suspended trainer for the benefit, credit, reputation or satisfaction of the suspended trainer. 11.

Riding, exhibiting, coaching or training at an ApHC-approved or -sponsored event for the benefit, credit, reputation or satisfaction of a suspended person. 12.

Contacting or attempting to contact a judge after the judge has accepted a judging assignment pertaining to judging of any horses at that show.

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NATIONAL AWARDS Awards (with the exception of Medallion awards) will be mailed to the current first-listed (in cases of joint ownership) owner on record with the ApHC as of December 31, of the year earned.

A.

Class Categories for Award Calculation 1.

Performance Categories a.

Pleasure Classes Western Pleasure (Junior and Senior) Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure (points accumulated for performance record only-eligible for ROM) Hunter Under Saddle (Junior and Senior) Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle (points accumulated for performance record only-eligible for ROM) Saddle Seat Pleasure (Junior and Senior) Hunter Hack (Junior and Senior) www.appaloosa.com   129 Pleasure Driving Yearling Longe Line (points accumulated for performance record onlyeligible for ROM) b.

Working Classes Hackamore Snaffle Bit Reining Reining (Junior and Senior) Western Riding (Junior and Senior) Pre-Green Hunter Green Hunter Working Hunter Preliminary Jumping Jumping Trail (Junior and Senior) c.

Game Classes Nez Perce Stake Race Camas Prairie Stump Race Rope Race Keyhole Race Figure 8 Stake Race d.

Cattle Classes Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Working Cow Horse (prior to 2001) Working Cow Horse (Junior and Senior) Cutting (Junior and Senior) Timed Tie-Down Roping (Junior and Senior) Judged Tie-Down Roping (Junior and Senior) Timed Heading and Heeling (Junior and Senior) Judged Heading (Junior and Senior) Judged Heeling (Junior and Senior) Steer Daubing e.

Specialty Classes Ladies’ Side Saddle Men’s Heritage Ladies’ Heritage 2.

Halter Class Category a.

Halter Classes Halter Stallions (all approved age divisions) Halter Mares (all approved age divisions) Halter Geldings (all approved age divisions) Hunter in Hand, Stallions Hunter in Hand, Mares Hunter in Hand, Geldings Most Colorful at Halter FPD Stallions FPD Mares FPD Geldings B.

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

Points earned in Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure, Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle, Yearling Longe Line, weanling halter divisions and FPD halter classes are eligible to count toward a ROM.

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

Only one ROM is available regardless of age in classes which are divided as junior and senior.

Points earned toward an ROM carry from junior to senior, and from 2-year-old to 3-year-old.

Points do not carry over from 3-year-old to junior.

A horse can only earn 1 halter ROM. 130   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook C.

ApHC Champion A certificate for ApHC Champion will be awarded when a horse has earned 50 points, provided that at least 25 of the points have been earned in halter and at least 25 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 or more judges.

D.

ApHC Supreme Champion Horse An award as ApHC Supreme Champion Horse will be awarded when a horse has earned at least 100 points, with at least 40 points earned in halter classes and at least 60 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 four of the five categories of performance classes.

A minimum of five different judges is required.

Awards will be mailed to the first listed current owner on record with the ApHC as of December 31 of the year earned.

E.

ApHC Superior Event A certificate for a Superior Event horse will be awarded when a horse receives the following points in each event.

Halter……………………………………………………………………100 Hunter in Hand……………………………………………………….50 Most Colorful at Halter…………………………………………..100 Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure…………………50 Western Pleasure…………………………………………………….100 Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle………….50 Hunter Under Saddle………………………………………………100 Saddle Seat Pleasure………………………………………………….50 Pleasure Driving……………………………………………………….50 Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Reining…………………………………..50 Reining…………………………………………………………………..50 Western Riding………………………………………………………..50 Green Hunter………………………………………………………….50 Hunter Hack……………………………………………………………50 Working Hunter………………………………………………………50 Preliminary Jumping…………………………………………………50 Jumping………………………………………………………………….50 Trail……………………………………………………………………….50 Nez Perce Stake Race………………………………………………..50 Camas Prairie Stump Race…………………………………………50 Rope Race……………………………………………………………….50 Keyhole Race……………………………………………………………50 Figure 8 Stake Race…………………………………………………..50 Working Cow Horse…………………………………………………50 Cutting…………………………………………………………………..50 Timed Tie-Down Roping………………………………………….50 Judged Tie-Down Roping………………………………………….50 Timed Heading & Heeling………………………………………..50 Judged Heading……………………………………………………….50 Judged Heeling………………………………………………………..50 Steer Daubing………………………………………………………….50 Ladies’ Side Saddle……………………………………………………50 Heritage………………………………………………………………….50 F.

ApHC Versatility Champion A certificate for ApHC Versatility Champion will be awarded when a horse has earned five ROM’s only one of which will be a halter ROM.

All ROM’s acquired prior to January 1, 1995, shall be counted toward Versatility Champion.

Additional halter ROM’s (more than 1) acquired in 1995 shall not be counted toward Versatility Champion. www.appaloosa.com   131 G.

Production Awards Production records will be kept on any breed of horse that appears on the approved list by the ApHC to produce an Appaloosa. 1.

ApHC Performance Dam – A certificate for ApHC Performance Dam will be awarded when three of a mare’s produce have earned either an ApHC Champion or an ApHC Versatility Champion award. 2.

ApHC Performance Sire – A certificate for ApHC Performance Sire will be awarded when eight of a stallion’s get have earned either an ApHC Champion or an ApHC Versatility Champion award.

H.

Medallion Awards System The medallion system is a means of recognizing Appaloosa horses, properly registered within the rules of the ApHC, which have proven their superiority in the field of performance, halter, distance riding and racing. 1.

In order for a horse to qualify for a medallion or year-end racing award, one owner must be a member of the ApHC for the qualifying year.

Smaller replicas are awarded to the first listed owner, provided one owner is an active member of the ApHC for the qualifying year, and to the first listed breeder, provided one breeder was an active member of the ApHC for the year the horse was bred.

Only one owner medallion and one breeder medallion per qualifying horse will be awarded regardless of the number of co-owners or co-breeders.

In cases where the owner and breeder of a qualifying horse are the same, only one owner/breeder medallion will be awarded.

Medallions will be awarded to breeders who meet all qualifications as long as the dam is registered with the ApHC or one of the approved breed associations.

Owners and breeders must notify the ApHC, within a year of qualification, if an earned medallion was not received.

Medallions for National and World Show wins will be mailed to the first listed owner on record with the ApHC at the time of the win.

Year-end high point medallions will be awarded to the first listed owner on record with the ApHC as of December 31 of the qualifying year.

A horse is eligible to win more than one medallion per category. 2.

Medallions to be awarded as follows: First Category-Bronze Second Category-Silver Third Category-Gold Fourth Category-Diamond Studded Example: If a horse started out in the field of racing and was eligible for a medallion as a 2-year-old, it would be entitled to a bronze medallion.

If it were trained in performance and won the reining class at the World Championship Appaloosa Show, it would receive a silver med­ allion.

If it competed later in distance trail riding and compiled a sufficient number of miles, it would receive a gold medallion.

If the horse competed and won the aged stallion class at the National Appaloosa Horse Show, it would be awarded the diamond studded medallion.

The medallion award goes to the horse.

In the event the horse is sold, the medallion goes with the horse unless the parties contract differently. 3.

A medallion will be issued to the winner of each designated class both at the World Championship Appaloosa Show and the National Appa­ loosa Show, provided at least three entries are shown in the class.

Any horse who is the high point horse at the end of the year through the National Point System will receive a medallion, provided the horse has earned at least five points in that event, except for in those classes excluded in rule 700.

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

In halter and performance, medallions will be awarded to the owner of record on the date an award is earned. 4.

An International Medallion will be issued to the winner of each designated class at the European Championships provided at least 3 entries are shown in the class. 132   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook — K.

International Top Ten Listing The ApHC maintains a listing of top point earners at ApHC-approved international shows (those held outside of the United States) in the following classes: hunter in hand (stallions, mares, geldings), halter (yearlings, two-year-olds, three-year-olds, aged) stallions, mares and geldings, broodmares, most colorful at halter, reining (junior, senior, non-pro, youth), trail (junior, senior, non-pro, youth), western pleasure (junior, senior, non-pro, youth), hunter under saddle (junior, senior, non-pro, youth), halter mares (non-pro, youth), halter geldings (non-pro, youth) and halter stallions (non-pro).

Year-end awards are provided to top point earners provided that the winner has earned at least 5 points under at least three different judges.

In order to earn points for the international top ten, the horse must be owned by an ApHC member who resides outside of the United States and must be shown at ApHC-approved shows held at locations outside of the United States. 703.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP APPALOOSA SHOW A.

QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS–OPEN CLASSES Under the National Point System, individual owners may qualify horses by meeting the minimum number of point requirements if they are current members in good standing in the ApHC.

Those shows which have gained ApHC approval and have met all requirements will count for national points. 1.

Under the regional club system, a regional organization officially recognized as an affiliate in good standing with the ApHC may qualify up to it’s top five (5) horses for the World Championship Appaloosa Show in each class.

In order for a regional club to be eligible to nominate horses for the World Championship Appaloosa Show under the regional qualifying system, that club must have sponsored, pointed or co-sponsored at least one ApHC-approved show in that qualifying year and that regional club may only nominate horses in classes in which such horses exhibited in that club’s sponsored, pointed or co-sponsored show. 2.

Regional clubs may design their own point system but must meet the following conditions: a.

Each show used for regional qualifying points must be an ApHC-approved show.organizations, clubs or individuals desiring to sponsor or stage shows which will be approved by the ApHC, and which will include the awarding of national points to the top-placing horses entered in the show must obtain approval from the Appaloosa Horse Club.

B.

Owners of horses qualifying under this regional provision must be active members of the regional organization submitting the nomination.

C.

Horses nominated under the regional club system must earn one national point in the class to be entered, unless the national point qualification for that class is zero.

D.

A horse may receive only one (1) World Show invitation per class.

If it earns an invitation under the National Point System, it becomes ineligible to be nominated by a Regional Club for that class.

In order to receive a World Show invita­ tion as a result of the Regional Club nomination, the horse must have earned one (1) National Point in that class.

Only the top five (5) ranking horses from the Regional Club, regardless of whether the horse qualified under the National Point System, may receive the Regional Club invitation.

In the event that all of the Regional Club’s top five (5) horses qualify under the National Point System, no horse would qualify from the Regional Club for that class.

If a horse quali­ fies in more than one Regional Club, it must use whichever qualification shows up first when Regional Clubs are listed in alphabetical order. 134   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook e.

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 owner of the horse by the World qualifying point cutoff deadline that the horse was entered and attempted in good faith to earn points under at least five (5) different judges in that class during that qualifying year but could not earn the required one (1) point because there were no other entries in that specific class. 3.

Point cut-off date for qualifying under both the National Point System and the regional club system is August 31.

For shows after that date, the points shall be counted toward the following year.

All show results, regional club nominations and current regional membership lists must be sent by certified mail return receipt or other guaranteed mail service, and must be in the ApHC office by the following deadlines: a.

Shows held prior to August 1 – all results, nominations and membership lists must be received by the ApHC no later than August 15.

B.

Shows held on or after August 1 – all results, nominations and membership lists must be received by the ApHC no later than September 10.

C.

Shows whose approved Appaloosa classes begin on or before August 31 and run continuously into September will count to­ ward the current year’s World Show qualifications.

These show re­ sults also must be in the ApHC office by September 10, NO EXCEPTIONS.

D.

If the above requirements are not in the ApHC office by September 10, each show will be fined $100 and the points will be carried over to the next year. 4.

Each World Show class champion will automatically qualify to compete in that class at the next World Show. 5.

Stallions that are gelded shall retain halter stallion points earned during the qualifying year (September 1–August 31) to be used toward qualifying for the World Show in the halter geldings class.

B.

QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS — NON-PRO CLASSES 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.

A complete list of classes and qualifying requirements is in­ cluded in Rule 907.C.3. 4.

Each World Show Champion will automatically qualify to compete in that class at the next World Show.

C.

ELIGIBILITY 1.

Exhibitors and owners must be members of the ApHC and of a regional club in order to compete at the World Show.

Persons competing shall be defined to include owners, trainers, and exhibitors.

A.

If a horse is owned by a corporation, the person signing for the corporation must be a current member in good standing of the ApHC.

If a horse is owned by two or more people, at least one of the owners must be a current member in good standing of the ApHC.

D.

In the case of a Non-pro exhibitor or a horse not meeting World Show qualification requirements due to a major medical condition of the exhibitor that has prohibited them from attending regional shows in an effort to get qualified, the exhibitor may apply for a variance from the ApHC to bypass qualification www.appaloosa.com   135 requirements and enter the World Show.

Any variance application may be granted or denied at the discretion of the ApHC Executive Committee upon recommendation by the ApHC Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Committee may impose any conditions on any variance approval that are deemed advisable.

The variance application must be accompanied by original dated documents from the attending physician and will be verified by the ApHC Chief Executive Officer.

If any variance application is granted by the Executive Committee, the ApHC Chief Executive Officer will issue a letter to the Nonpro or owner of the qualifying horse, granting the variance, listing the affected class (es) and stating any conditions.

This variance will expire immediately following the completion of the World Show in the year it was granted and can be revoked at the discretion of the ApHC Executive Committee at any time.

The variance application must be received no later than August 31 or it shall not be considered.

Rules 704-709 are not assigned. 710.

NATIONAL POINT SYSTEM WORLD SHOW QUALIFYING POINTS A.

HALTER CLASSES POINTS REQUIRED FOR WORLD SHOW Weanling Geldings………………………………………………..0 Yearling Geldings………………………………………………….3 Two-Year-Old Geldings…………………………………………5 Three-Year-Old Geldings……………………………………….5 Aged Geldings………………………………………………………9 Weanling Fillies……………………………………………………0 Yearling Fillies………………………………………………………8 Two-Year-Old Mares…………………………………………….7 Three-Year-Old Mares……………………………………………6 Aged Mares………………………………………………………….7 Broodmares………………………………………………………….2 Weanling Colts…………………………………………………….0 Yearling Colts……………………………………………………….7 Two-Year-Old Stallions………………………………………….6 Three-Year-Old Stallions………………………………………..4 Aged Stallions………………………………………………………6 Hunter in Hand, Stallions………………………………………2 Hunter in Hand, Mares…………………………………………3 Hunter in Hand, Geldings……………………………………..3 Most Colorful at Halter…………………………………………5 B.

PERFORMANCE CLASSES POINTS REQUIRED FOR WORLD SHOW Junior Working Cow Horse……………………………………2 Senior Working Cow Horse……………………………………2 Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Reining……………………………….2 Junior Reining……………………………………………………..3 Senior Reining……………………………………………………..3 Junior Western Riding…………………………………………..3 Senior Western Riding…………………………………………..4 Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle………..0 Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Hunter Under Saddle………2 Junior Hunter Under Saddle…………………………………..7 Senior Hunter Under Saddle…………………………………..9 Junior Hunter Hack………………………………………………4 136   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook Senior Hunter Hack………………………………………………4 Saddle Seat Pleasure………………………………………………3 Men’s Heritage……………………………………………………..2 Ladies’ Heritage…………………………………………………….2 Pleasure Driving……………………………………………………2 Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure………………0 Three-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure……………..2 Junior Western Pleasure………………………………………..10 Senior Western Pleasure…………………………………………8 Junior Trail………………………………………………………….3 Senior Trail………………………………………………………….7 Preliminary Jumping……………………………………………..2 Jumping………………………………………………………………2 Pre-Green Hunter…………………………………………………2 Green Hunter………………………………………………………2 Working Hunter…………………………………………………..3 Junior Cutting……………………………………………………..2 Senior Cutting……………………………………………………..2 Timed Tie-Down Roping ……………………………………..3 Judged Tie-Down Roping (Junior & Senior)…………….3 Timed Heading and Heeling…………………………………..4 Judged Heading(Junior & Senior)……………………………3 Judged Heeling(Junior & Senior)…………………………….3 Steer Daubing………………………………………………………3 Figure 8 Stake Race……………………………………………….4 Camas Prairie Stump Race……………………………………..6 Nez Perce Stake Race…………………………………………….4 Keyhole Race………………………………………………………..3 Rope Race……………………………………………………………3 Yearling Longe Line………………………………………………0 C.

Non-Pointed, Non-Qualifying Classes Ladies’ Western Pleasure………………………………………..0 Men’s Western Pleasure…………………………………………0 Team Penning………………………………………………………0 Freestyle Reining…………………………………………………..0 Hunter In Hand, Yearlings…………………………………….0 — 712.

LAMENESS A.

Rules regarding lameness are adopted to protect the health of Ap­ pa­ loosas exhibited in ApHC-approved and -sponsored shows.

B.

Obvious lameness shall be cause for disqualification in all classes.

Obvious 2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook 138   lameness is: 1.

Consistently observable at a trot under all circumstances; 2.

Marked nodding, hitching, or shortened stride; 3.

Minimal weight-bearing in motion and/or at rest and inability to move.

C.

The judge shall examine and check for lameness all horses brought into any class.

This is essential regardless of whether or not the competition indicates it is necessary.

D.

A judge’s decision as to the lameness of a horse is not protestable.

The judge may at his discretion secure the aid of a licensed veterinarian to aid in this determination. 713.

HALTER CLASSES A.

Halter Class General Rules (apply to all halter sex and age divisions, most colorful at halter, FPD halter and group halter classes, unless otherwise stated) 1.

Any horse that has a Certificate of Registration that is noted with the white markings designation “This horse has white markings designated under ApHC rules as an undesirable trait” is ineligible to compete in any halter class at ApHC-approved and/or -sponsored events. 2.

Equipment: a.

Horses to be shown in a halter only.

All tack shall be neat, clean and well cared for.

B.

Lip chains are allowed.

Unsecured keepers may be used as long as at least two links of chain remain outside of halter before attachment of keeper or leather part of lead shank.

Violation of this minimum restriction shall result in disqualification from the class at the discretion of the judge(s).

As well, a horse whose mouth is found to be bloody shall be disqualified at the judge’s discretion.

C.

The use of whips or bats of any type shall not be permitted, except in hunter in hand. 3.

Attire: a.

In halter, it is mandatory to wear appropriate western attire, which includes long-sleeved shirt with collar (band, standup, tux­ edo, etc.), western hat, cowboy boots, and pants (slacks, jeans, trousers, etc.).

No skirts or dresses.

Chaps and spurs are prohibited. 4.

Class Conduct: a.

Horses shall enter ring and be lined up at the discretion of the judge.

Entries shall be judged individually, standing and also at a walk and trot on the line.

Horses shall be led directly to and away from the judge.

Additionally, the judge shall inspect the trot from a direct side angle.

Horses will be lined up head to tail for individual inspection by the judge.

In all halter classes and judging of grand and reserve champion, the judge shall inspect each horse from the front, rear and both sides.

Horses should stand squarely and naturally and are not to be stretched.

B.

Emphasis shall be placed on type, conformation, action, substance, quality and manners.

Transmissible weakness and/or conditions as follows shall be counted strongly against animals, such as impaired vision, parrot mouth, ringbone, spavin, thoroughpins, curb, and bowed tendons.

Stallions three (3) years old and older shall have both testicles visibly descended.

Monorchidism and cryptorchidism shall be considered undesirable traits and shall be judged accordingly.

This also applies to horses shown in hunter in hand.

C.

Exhibitors shall not be penalized for touching or moving a horse’s leg with their hands.

D.

Horses must be handled and shown by one person only.

E.

Unruly or ill-mannered horses may be excused from the ring. www.appaloosa.com   139 f.

Horses entered in all events must be serviceably sound and in good condition.

Small blemishes on account of accident, for example, wire cuts and brands, are not to be counted against the horse.

G.

If a horse falls or an exhibitor needs assistance with a loose horse, they will not be disqualified from the class. 5.

A horse may be exhibited in only one point earning age/sex class including broodmares.

Horses entered in their respective age/sex or broodmare class may also enter Most Colorful at Halter, the appropriate sex Hunter in Hand class and FPD halter. 6.

Open Halter classes include: a.

Weanlings (foaled in calendar year of show) 1.

Fillies 2.

Colts 3.

Geldings b.

Yearlings (foaled in calendar year preceding year of show) 1.

Fillies 2.

Colts 3.

Geldings c.

Two-Year-Olds 1.

Mares 2.

Stallions 3.

Geldings d.

Three-Year-Olds 1.

Mares 2.

Stallions 3.

Geldings e.

Four-Year-Olds 1.

Mares 2.

Stallions 3.

Geldings f.

Broodmares 1.

Mares that have produced an ApHC-registered Appaloosa foal in the current year or the previous year are eligible to be shown in the broodmare class, except a mare’s production requirements cannot be satisfied as a result of that mare’s donation of an embryo to another mare.

Once a broodmare has produced three naturally-born ApHC-registered foals, she is eligible to be shown in the broodmare class for the rest of her life.

Mares may be any age.

Mares shown in the Broodmare class are not eligible to be show in any other mare class (listed above) at the same show.

G.

Grand Champion (chosen from first place class winners in each sex division, except as noted in 7.b below) 1.

Mare 2.

Stallion 3.

Gelding h.

Reserve Grand Champion (chosen from second place class winner in the Grand Champion’s class and first place winners in all other classes in that sex division, except as noted in 7.b below) 1.

Mare 2.

Stallion 3.

Gelding 7.

Grand and Reserve Grand Champion class conduct: When judging of all classes in a halter division has been completed, all first and second place class winners of that sex division (weanling, yearling, 2-year-old, 3-year-old, 4-year-old and older and broodmares—if applicable), shall return to the ring, with first-place class winners in one line and second-place horses from 140   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook each class in another line.

See rule 701.E for explanation of points awarded in Grand and Reserve classes.

A.

It is mandatory that the judge select a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in each sex division in open.

B.

The judge shall select the Grand Champion mare, stallion or gelding from the first-place class winners in the respective sex division.

If the first place horse does not return for any reason, the second place horse will move up to the first place line and be considered for Grand and Reserve.

The third place horse cannot move up to second place in the class.

All first place horses will retain points in their respective classes.

C.

The ring steward shall take the second-place horse in the class from which the Grand Champion had been selected and place it in the line with the first-place class winners, to be judged equally for the title of Reserve Champion mare, stallion or gelding in the respective sex division. 8.

Halter classes shall not be combined to include horses of different ages or sexes, except in most colorful at halter and group halter classes.

B.

MOST COLORFUL AT HALTER 1.

Class Conduct: a.

Horses to be judged 60% on color, 40% on conformation, action, substance, quality and manners.

Horses registered with CPO (CN) or N (Non-Characteristic) registration classification or horses that have been issued a Performance Permit are ineligible to compete in Most Colorful at Halter.

B.

Entries shall be judged individually standing, and also at a walk and trot on the line.

C.

FPD HALTER 1.

Class Conduct: a.

Horses to be judged 40% on color, 60% on conformation, action, substance, quality and manners.

Horse must have FPD papers to enter this class.

No applications for registration or “work in progress” papers.

B.

Points earned in FPD halter classes will be recorded on the horse’s performance record and count toward lifetime awards and year-end medallions.

D.

GROUP HALTER CLASSES 1.

GET OF SIRE.

Three get, any age, either sex, sired by the same registered Appaloosa stallion (sire not to be shown), shall constitute one entry.

Get need not be owned by the same exhibitor.

The get of a deceased sire or a sire which has been gelded are ineligible. 2.

PRODUCE OF DAM.

Two produce, any age, either sex, of same registered Appaloosa mare (dam not to be shown), shall constitute one entry.

Produce need not be owned by same exhibitor.

Produce of deceased or spayed dam are ineligible. 3.

If a Pedigree Certificate (PC) registered horse qualifies and is changed to Non-Characteristic (N) classification, the offspring may show in Get of Sire or Produce of Dam classes if they have been properly registered.

E.

HUNTER IN HAND 1.

Equipment: a.

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.

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.

B.

For horses one year old and younger, halters are mandatory.

The halter and lead must be halter of plain leather.

The chain on the lead may be over the nose or under the chin; however, no chains are allowed in the www.appaloosa.com   — 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.

Horses must be brought to a flat-footed www.appaloosa.com   239 walk before changing gaits.

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.

SHOWMANSHIP AT HALTER: WESTERN 240   E.

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.

See YOUTH WALK-TROT DIVISION, rule 807 for rules regarding youth eligibility for youth walk-trot classes. www.appaloosa.com   241 792.

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.

Improperly fitting equipment 242   2012 Appaloosa Horse Club Handbook L.

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.

If patterns are used in walk-trot equitation classes, rail work is optional as per Rule 790.E. www.appaloosa.com   243 — 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 — 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  

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