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AMHA Standing Rules, updated 11/14/2021

Board of Directors Meetings

 

8-24-09 BOD P 3   QUARTERLY BOARD MEETINGS

The Board will hold meetings a minimum of four (4) times a year. Meetings may be held more frequently 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

11.14.2021 Board voted to retain with change

 

 

 

 

Local, Regional & World Shows

 

11-14-2021 YD-010-H, p 1

 

Headers for Youth Special Need Halter Classes (all ages) are optional (except driving) and may enter the class with the youth. For safety Headers/Mentors are mandatory for 7 & Under Halter classes and must enter once the judging is completed and the horses are retired to the rail. It is optional for 7 & Under to have a Mentor enter the class with the youth. Mentors will stand at least 4 feet away from the entry at all times and are not to interfere with the presentation of the horse unless a safety issue arises. If a Mentor touches the youth or entry they are to be penalized but it is up to the judges how severely based on the situation. Verbally Mentoring the youth is permitted in a subdued tone of voice as not to distract other youth. If a 7 & Under has a Mentor they will also serve as the Header. Headers & Mentors for 7 & Under classes must be 18 years or older. Youth 7 & Under must have shown their horse in a youth class in at least one local show to be eligible to show at the World Show. Headers are option for 8 – 12 and 13 – 18 and may only enter the ring once the judging has completed and the horses are retired to the rail. 

 

The rest of “H” is to remain unchanged

11.14.21 Board votes to adopt

 

 

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

11.14.2021 Board voted to suspend for 2022

 

TITLE AND AWARDS

 

PA-025 B, C, pg S-90 to S-91

 

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D. Register of Merit

This title may be awarded to any individual stallion, mare, or gelding registered with the Association provided said horse has earned seventy-five (75) or more points in any one class.

  1. Horses are awarded a Register of Merit when they have won at least seventy-five (75) points in anyone class.

  2. For a list of classes eligible for ROM see PA-030 A, B, & C.

  3. When the title of “AMHA Register of Merit” is achieved the owner of said horse will be notified of such achievement and the certificate will be forwarded to them. Additional awards may be offered. The title “ROM” will be added to the horse’s registration certificate.

  4. It is the owner’s responsibility to return the original certificate of registration to the AMHA office and request a new certificate with the title added. There will be no charge for this addition.

  5. Horses achieving ROM status will be listed on the AMHA Website, in current AMHA publications, and will be recognized at the Annual Meeting.

  6. Point towards ROM shall be earned at local and Regional shows. World Show points not to count.

  7. Points will be calculated as described in PA-015 (A)

 

PA-026 B, C, D, pg S-90 to S-91

 

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B. Champion and Reserve Youth Of The Year

  1. The Youth of the Year shall be awarded each year to the AMHA Youth Member who garnishes the most points earned at local and/or Regional shows in each region in the following divisions: 13 to 18, 12 and Under, and YOTE 18 and under. World Show points not to count.

  2. These awards will be presented to the Champion and Reserve Champion of each division. A youth is only entitled to win in one decision. If a youth wins more than one division, they will receive the award in the division they earned the most points.

  3. Awards will be calculated at the end of the calendar year. Points earned after that date will apply to the next show year.

  4. Each winner will receive a certificate. Additional awards will be options and determined on a year-to-year basis by the Youth Committee.

  5. Recognition to the winners will be given on the AMHA website and current AMHA publications.

 

PA-027 B, C, D pg S-92-93

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B. Champion and Reserve Amateur of the Year

  1. The Amateur of the Year shall be awarded to the AMHA member who holds a current Amateur card that garnishes the most points earned at local and/or Regional shows. World Show points not to count.

  2. These awards will be presented to the Champion and Reserve Champion in each division: Amateur Level 1, Amateur Level 2, and AOTE for each of the three regions. A member is only entitled to win one division. If an Amateur wins more than one division, they will receive the award in the division they earned the most points.

  3. Awards will be calculated at the end of the calendar year. Points earned after that date will apply to the next show year.

  4. Each winner will receive a certificate. Any other awards will be optional and determined on a year-to-year basis by the Amateur Committee.

  5. Recognition to the winners will be given on the AMHA website and any publications.

1.11.2022 – BOD voted to adopt and put in Standing Rules

6.8.2022 – Revised

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