News and Updates
NEWPHA Rule Reminders:
- Novice rider/handler = Never winning a 1st place in that class prior to 1/1/2019
Check out our updated By Laws and Class List for the 2019 season
Some of the changes/Updates for 2019:
- General Rule #13 - A registered horse is to show in its respective registered breed halter class. If a horse is double registered, it may be shown in both types of registered breed halter classes
- General Rule #16 - Reworded due to the elimination of the Stallion Class & combined 2 & Under Class
- General Rule #17 - Added...except leadline and classes where exhibitor is under 18
- General Rule #34 - New - Training aids such as tie-downs, martingales, draw reins, etc., shall not be allowed in the show ring
- Point Rule #4 - reworded regarding requirement for points earned at 3 show dates in respective class
- By-Law 10 - Section 4 - Regarding classes on probation - A NEWPHA class must average five (5) horses per show for one show season. If not, the next year is probationary and if this class fails to average five (5) horses per show in this probationary period, the delegates have the discretion to keep, combine or drop the class the following year. If a class is eliminated, clubs have the option to hold that class as a non-NEWPHA point class
Classes on Probation for the 2019 Show Season:
Registered Arabian & Half Arabian Mares
English Pleasure Junior Horse (horse 5 yrs & under)
RESTRICTED Walk / Trot English Equitation – All Ages (NO canter classes)
Western Pleasure 13 & under
Western Pleasure Junior Horse (horse 5 yrs & under)
Western Horsemanship 17 & under
Western Horsemanship 18 & over
Open Stallion Class has been eliminated!!!
Get to Know and Understand our newer classes:
Hunter In Hand - Hunter in hand is a class geared towards the suitability for Hunter under saddle, creating the perfect venue for many performance-type horses the chance to be recognized in hand for their conformation, and movement.
Horse & Handler are asked to first perform a ground covering walk around the smaller triangle, once complete they swiftly, without hesitation move into an open trot that showcases their movement. horses are expected to move around the triangle with ease, comfort, and a quiet relaxed & natural headset suitable for their body type.
Handlers should be wearing a Conservative collars polo, or collared button up shirt, tucked into dress pants or khakis - belts must be simple, without western flare, and running shoes are suggested.
Equipment: a. English headstall equipped with any acceptable single-rein English bit that complies with appropriate equipment rules for the age of the horse shown.
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