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Immediate rule change 237 (a) Novice Amateur

By Office @PHAA | Friday, December 04, 2015

i) CLASSES:
Only 6 classes in total being, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Trail and Showmanship.

ii) ELGIBILITY
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.

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