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AMHA Standing Rules, updated 11/3/2019

Board of Directors Meetings 8-24-09 BOD P 3 BI-MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

The Board will hold bi-monthly meetings if deemed necessary. Board members will be notified if the meeting is not to be held.

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD meeting

Retained Standing Rule per 2.17.13 BOD meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain with change.

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to retain

2-22-2015 BOD Heritage Grand Champion and Heritage Amateur Grand Champion

The Heritage Grand Championship non-rated class was designed to honor the horse that the American Miniature Horse Association was founded to promote, our beautiful small equine. The horses which are eligible for this non-rated class are the best of the best of horses 30” and under. The following World Champions are eligible to compete for the title of Heritage Champion.

Open Division: 

Yearling Stallion 28” and Under

Yearling Stallion Over 28” to 30” 

2 Year Stallion 29” and Under AM

Sr. Stallion 30” and Under L1 Sr. Stallion 28” and Under 

Sr. Stallion Over 28” to 30”

Yearling Mare 28” and Under

Yearling Mare Over 28” to 30”

2 Year Mare 29” and Under

Sr. Mare 28” and Under 

Sr. Mare over 28” to 30” 

Sr. Gelding 30” and Under

11 Horses Possible

Amateur Division:

Am Jr. Stallion 30" and Under

Am Jr. Stallion 30" and Under L2

Am Sr. Stallion 30" and Under L1

Am Sr. Stallion 30" and Under L2

Am Jr. Mare 30" and Under L1

Am Jr. Mare 30" and Under L2

Am Sr. Mare 30" and Under L1

Am Dr. Mare 30" and Under L2

Am Sr. Gelding 30" and Under L1

Am Sr. Gelding 30" and Under L2

10 Horses Possible 

The Heritage Amateur Grand Championship should be held as the last class in the AMHA World Amateur Show. The Heritage Grand Championship should be held directly before the parade of Champions.

Standing Rule per 2.22.2015 BOD Meeting

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to retain

 

CLASS LIST

6-13-09 BOD, P 36 Moratorium on Classes

Bob Kane, Show Rules Chairman, is requesting a moratorium on Championship and World Show classes due to time constraints and for economic reasons. Clair Severson made the following motion: Propose a moratorium on additional added classes until such time that the finance committee and the board agree that we are capable of sustaining the new classes. Classes approved in February 2009 and scheduled to be added in 2010 will not be affected. Rule Changes submitted in 2009 and later will fall under this moratorium: they will continue through the flow chart, but will not be implemented until reviewed by the Finance Committee and approved by the Board.

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting.

Standing Rule retained with corrections per 2.17.13 BOD meeting. “Reviewed by Finance Committee and approved by the BOD.

2.23.2014 Board voted to continue for 2014 Show Year

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board votes to retain

HORSE SALES

1-12-1994 BOD P. 8 HORSE SALES/PROHIBITED USE OF AMHA LOGO AND INCLUSION IN AMHA SHOW PREMIUM LIST

A sale cannot be advertised or promoted in any way in the premium list of an AMHAapproved show and the AMHA logo cannot be used by any sale other than those held in conjunction with the Championship and National Shows and approved by the AMHA Board of Directors. (GA Amended 7/14/02)

Standing rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting

Standing rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to retain

LOCAL, REGIONAL & WORLD SHOWS

1-15-1988 BOD P. 4 AMHA LOCAL SHOWS & OTHER EVENTS HELD DURING THE SAME SHOW

AMHA approved clubs are encouraged to sponsor or put on approved AMHA shows and can be involved in any other promotional events. Each AMHA show must be held as a separate event. An example would be an approved AMHA show could be on one day and another event (ex: other registry classes) could be held on an adjoining day or another day. Note: Class list in premiums should be printed separately. (BOD amended 6-9-01)

Standing rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting

Standing rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to re-evaluate at 2020 Annual Meeting

10-30-12 BOD AMATEUR CLASSES

Jim Barenklau made a motion that we pass a standing rule: In all AMHA approved horse shows the amateur classes must be held before open classes in each division. Note: Standing Rule was amended 12-4-12 BOD Meeting by Ed Sisk Standing Rule passed 12-4-12: In all AMHA approved horse shows the Amateur Halter Classes in each division must be held prior to Open Halter Classes in that division and the performance classes will be scheduled at the show manager’s discretion.

Amended 2.21.2016

In all AMHA Championship and World Shows the Amateur Halter Classes in each division must be held prior to Open Halter Classes in that division and the performance classes will be scheduled at the show manager’s discretion

Note: does not include Grand Champion Classes

Standing Rule passed 12-4-12

Standing rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain as amended

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to retain

WORLD SHOW

2-19-10 GA P 8 Measurement of Senior horses at Regional can be used for World Any senior horse entered in an AMHA Regional Championship Show that successfully measures into that show, shall be allowed to use the Regional Show measurement for purposes of satisfying the measuring requirement for the AMHA World Show.

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting. Approved at the Feb. 2011 Annual Meeting for the 2011 World Show.

2.10.12 Approved by Board for 2012 Show Year PASSED FOR 2013 PER 3.12.13 BOD MEETING

2.23.2014 Board voted to retain

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to retain

2-21-2016 BOD Mare and Foal Effective 2016 the Mare and Foal class will be placed into moratorium.

2.21.2016 BOD voted to add for 2016

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to rescind

SHOW DEPARTMENT

Show Department 04-11-12 BOD, P 17 Other Breed Horse Shows

The Show Rules Committee felt this should be a standing rule… not a policy. This item was rewritten by the show rules committee to more clearly state its intended meaning. Bob Kane made a motion for the Standing Rule: “AMHA approved shows may include non- rated classes for other horses at an AMHA sanctioned show or event. With the exception of another miniature horse registry: which will not be allowed.” Seconded by Frank Lupton

Passed Unanimously

Standing Rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

2.25.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2017 Board voted to retain

11.3.2019 Board voted to retain

CLASSES IN MORATORIUM (Updated 11.3.2019)

11.3.2019 Board voted to put in Standing Rules

World Show Qualifying Rule

The qualification rule below was voted in as an “Up to 3 Year Trial.” WS-030 Classes

 

AMHA registered weanlings are exempt from AMHA Regional Championship & AMHA World Show Qualification.

A. To enter and participate at the World Show, a horse must be shown under a minimum of four (4) judges at two (2) or more shows during the World Show qualifying period. The qualification period ends 30 days prior to the World Show. A horse does not have to qualify in a particular class or classes to enter a class or classes at the World show with the following exceptions:

 

1. Youth Qualification: To qualify for the World Show, a youth/horse combination must have shown together at an AMHA sanctioned show in each division entered at the World Show (i.e. youth halter/in hand class or youth driving class) under two (2) judges during the World Show qualification period. Verification of this must be provided by show management on the official AMHA World Show qualification form. This form must be submitted with entries. In addition to this youth qualification, the horse must qualify as in “A” above (i.e. have shown under at least 4 judges at 2 shows in total).

 

2. Amateur Qualification: To qualify for the World Show, an amateur/horse combination must have shown together at an AMHA sanctioned show in each division entered at the World Show (i.e. amateur/AOTE halter/in hand class or amateur driving class) under two (2) judges during the World Show qualification period. Verification of this must be provided by show management on the official AMHA World Show qualification form. This form must be submitted with entries. In addition to this amateur qualification, the horse must qualify as in “A” above (i.e. have shown under at least 4 judges at 2 shows in total).

 

3. Open Qualification: To qualify for entry into driving classes at the AMHA World Show, a horse must have shown in a driving class (youth, amateur or open) under at least two (2) judges during the qualification period. Verification of this must be provided by show management on the official AMHA World Show qualification form. This form must be submitted with entries. In addition, the horse must qualify as in “A” above (i.e. have shown under at least 4 judges at 2 shows in total).

 

B. All horses placing TOP TEN in their class at one of the AMHA Regional Championship Shows, regardless of the number shown in the same classes as offered at the World Championship Show will AUTOMATICALLY qualify for that same class at the AMHA World Championship Show.

11.3.2018 Board voted to Adopt

11.3.2019 Board voted to put in Standing Rules

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