||The updated guidelines and nomination forms are now on the Webpage. There are great changes making the Futurities easier for all to enter. Looking forward to great class numbers in 2017, stay tuned for more Futurity news coming soon.
||2016-2017 membership renewals have been posted, postal delivery time frames are outside our control, please allow around 2 weeks for delivery. Can you make sure your address, phone number and email details are correct and if you have a Facebook Profile, please include this name so we can easily add you to our internal Facebook page. Forms can be emailed, faxed or posted back to the office. Amateur renewals (if sent with membership renewal) are $30, Masters and Novice (non point scoring) are at no charge.
|Updated Rule Book|
||There is an updated Rule Book with minor changes dating back to August 2014. The PHAA Rule Book will be updated once per year to be ready for 1 August each year. Any submissions for rule changes are welcome to be submitted to the BOD Meetings, email these though to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Contacting the Office|
||The Office is open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays, the phone hours are 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. The email contact for the office for PHAA matters is email@example.com for points it is firstname.lastname@example.org we endeavor to answer all emails promptly but do need to prioritise on occasion and may not respond immediately. Please call us to clarify an issue in the first instance.
|Rule 237 (B)|
||PHAA will introduce the new Masters Amateur rewards programme from the 1st of August 2016 because of administration requirements. The immediate rule change to Rule 237 (B) has been rescinded, further consideration will be given by the PHAA BOD on how the proposed changes affect the Amateur Competitors.|
||The PHAA, through AEGRC can now able to carry out testing for Sabino 1 and Splashed White 1, 2 & 3. You MUST contact the office and make payment through us not AEGRC.
Equine Genetic Screening Tests Offered by the AEGRC:
There can be discounts available for multiple test requests please speak with office to see what is available. The form to request testing is PHAA Genetic Testing Form
|Immediate rule change 237 (a) Novice Amateur|
Only 6 classes in total being, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Trail and Showmanship.
You must hold a current Full membership and an Amateur Permit with PHAA. If you have achieved an Amateur ROM with the PHAA, or a respective breed association, in any of the above classes, then you are NOT eligible as a Novice in that class but would be eligible for the class that you haven't achieved a ROM in. The Novice Ticket will have printed on it the Novice classes that you are eligible for and MUST be produced when entering a Novice class at a show. Any person competing in the Novice classes MUST have a Novice Ticket with their relevant breed association and the rules for gaining that Novice Ticket through their relevant breed association must be rules similar to the PHAA. If there is a NOVICE AMATEUR TRAIL on the show program and AMATEUR TRAILS, then the choice must be made, a horse cannot compete in both these trails at the same show. If there is no Novice Amateur Trail on the show program, you can compete in the amateur trails.
iii) SHOW PROGRAMS
It is not compulsory for any Affiliate to run Novice classes on their programs. High points at shows - up to the Affiliate if they wish to run Novice High Points at shows
iv) POINTS GAINED
Any points gained in a Novice class will NOT go towards their Amateur ROM's.
v) NOVICE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
10 points in an individual Novice class will mean a certificate will be issued notifying a Novice Amateur rider that they have pointed out of a particular class. They will also receive recognition in the next available journal, with a notice celebrating their success.
Note: The introduction of the Novice Amateur class is on a trial basis and the purpose of the immediate rule change is for the office administration of the new class.
||Your points are now online accessible through the Horse Enquiry form portal on the Studbook. Thanks to the team at ABRI who support the database (and us) for working with Jessica and the Board to make it happen for everyone. Any queries about your points, please email email@example.com - please note she only works three days per week so you may not get an immediate response.|
|| The Board has agreed (by majority decision vote of seven for and one against) that the maximum weight for a false tail will be one kilogram, an increase from the initial 500 gram limit set.
There was some discussion re the enforcing of the new limit but as with the majority of the show and contest rules, they are self-regulating. We rely on the competitor to abide by the completion rules and as with all regulations that are knowingly breached, they would be dealt with as laid down in the show and competition rules.
Immediate Rule Change
||Rule 111. Genetic Testing
Current rule 111. "(d) All hair samples for testing are to be submitted to the Australian Equine Genetics Research Laboratory (AERGC) or any other organisation that the PHAA designates."
Amended rule 111. "(d) All hair samples for testing are to be submitted to the Australian Equine Genetics Research Centre (AEGRC) through the PHAA or any other organisation that the PHAA designates. Any sample submitted for DNA testing to the PHAA and subsequently the AEGRC and the resulting DNA profile remain the property of the PHAA."
Explanation: This change has been brought about by the AERGC who requested the clarification be made. They are responsible to the organization who requested the DNA profile not the owner of the horse from which the DNA sample was taken.
Some of our 2011 Photo Competition entries