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BSHA Rule Book 2022


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BSHA Rule Book - Rule Changes for 2022

At the end of all Registration Type Sections: Untrimmed whiskers and ear hair will not be penalised by the Judge

2 (III) Foals: To be eligible for breeding classes for the foal must be at least four weeks old on the day of the show

3. (K) Stewards: All exhibitors must be aware that they may fall under the scrutinisation of the Doping Officer, Stipendiary Steward or Welfare Steward at any point whilst on the showground. The Association asks all exhibitors for their co-operation with these officers at all times.

4. JUDGES

(H) The Association firmly discourages the showing of overly fat horses and Judges will take this into consideration when making their awards. It is within a Judge's discretion to ask a competitor to leave the ring should he/she believe that the horse is unsound, obese or not comfortable with the weight it is carrying.

(N) Untrimmed whiskers and ear hair will not be penalised by the Judge

CONFLICT OF INTEREST FOR JUDGES - addition to the rulebook for 2022

7. (B) ROYAL INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW AMATEUR QUALIFCATION - addition to the rulebook for 2022

9. National Championship Show

RISING STAR QUALIFIERS & FINAL - addition to the rulebook for 2022       

BSHA OPEN RACEHORSE TO SHOW HORSE CLASS - addition to the rulebook for 2022

11. CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE:

(iii) Any Owner, Rider, Producer or Horse/Pony that is banned for any period of time as a result of any discipliniary action taken by any member body of The Showing Council may not compete in BSHA Affiliated classes at the discretion of the BSHA Board. Any action taken by the BSHA against any Owner, Rider, Producer or Horse/Pony may be shared with the other member bodies of The Showing Council.

14. COMPLAINTS: Should any Member wish to register an objection or complaint, whether it is against a Judge, Exhibitor, Show Organiser or otherwise, they must write to the BSHA office or throught the online Complaints Procedure portal within 14 days of the event.