2016 Updates For Management

2017 RULE BOOK is posted on line.
2017 Rule Book and 2016 Rule Book Supplement are available.

Farrier or blacksmith is no longer required for one-day C and D shows.  Please note that NEHC does require a blacksmith or farrier for ALL shows.

For a synopsis of “housekeeping”  & other changes, please scroll down. Thank you.

Updates For Stewards

REMINDER: If a show is also affiliated with NEHC, MHA will accept the NEHC STEWARDS REPORT with the following adjustments: Where is says ‘NEHC’ (items 1, 2, 3, and 11) substitute ‘MHA’ when answering the question. Ignore #12 about the Medal classes.

Farrier or blacksmith is no longer required for one-day C and D shows.  .

 

For a synopsis of “housekeeping”  & other changes, please scroll down.  Thank you.

FORMS for Show Management:

*Obtain a 2017 Affiliation Form
*Review your prize list with the Prize List Editor’s actual
2017 Checklist

Obtain a 2017 Show Return Form
Important: Medallion Class Fees & $4 Horse/Pony fees are to be sent with this form to the MHA Administrator:

Dollie Hutchins
9 Bauneg Beg Rd.
Sanford, ME 04073

FORMS for Exhibitors

MHA Membership Application
MHA Member Show Evaluation

The Steward’s Report

The Steward’s Report is Due within SEVEN (7) days to
MHA Judge’s & Steward’s Committee Chair:

Jo Hight
137 Spurwink Rd
Scarborough, ME 04074

For shows not affiliated with NEHC OR if you would rather use MHA’s form click on MHA Steward’s Report
REMINDER: There is a $25 fine for failure to meet the time deadline. If you are close to the deadline please enclose a postal verification from the post office.
Please send a copy of the Steward’s Report directly to the Manager of the show for which you worked, and keep a copy for your records.

2016 Show Season Rule Changes & Adjustments

NEW DIVISION
OPEN HALTER HORSE/PONY 
Entries shall be judged individually standing and at a walk and trot/jog on the line. To be judged on conformation, quality, type/breed standard as represented by turnout, and manners.

Approved ASTM/SEI properly fitted and fastened headgear  IS REQUIRED for ALL junior hunter seat riders in ALL classes at ALL shows with the exception of junior Morgan Hunter Pleasure riders.

Approved ASTM/SEI properly fitted and fastened headgear  IS REQUIRED for ALL Hunter/Jumping Seat and Hunter Pleasure EQUITATION riders, regardless of age in ALL classes at ALL shows. This includes “mixed seat equitation” classes.

EQUITATION AGE GROUPS have reverted back to USEF recommendations: 11 & under, 12-13 yrs, or 13 & Under, and 14-17 years

Western/Reining Seat Equitation is now called Western Seat Equitation.

Hunter Seat Equitation is now called Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation which distinguishes it from Hunter Seat Pleasure Equitation

STANDARDBRED 2- AND 3-GAIT PLEASURE eligibility has been adjusted.  Points in both divisions now go to the horse/rider combination.  Two-gait combinations may not canter/lope at any shows or other competitions, recognized or not, during the current show season.  However, riders may canter a different horse; and horses may canter with a different rider.  

STANDARDBRED TWO-GAIT EQUITATION is ONLY for riders who do not canter at all in any shows or other competitions, recognized or not. Points go to the rider.

MHA ENGLISH AND WESTERN PLEASURE classes are now open to members and non-members with no residency restrictions.

DRESSAGE PROGRAM AWARDS have been refined to include Western Dressage.