Show Horse Council of Australasia Rules
The SHC Competition Rules apply to all SHC members and to all SHC events. Please take the time to read them!
Amendment: May 2019
SHCA Competition Rules, Section 12A.1.c.1 be amended as follows:
A stand-alone SHC Affiliate Youth Day Competition that has approved Grand National qualifier status applied to those classes in line with Grand National Children’s Classes
and Grand National Rider Classes for riders under the age of 17 years. A Youth Day Competition that has approved Grand National qualifier status may be open to entry by all members of a Affiliate/Constituent Affiliate of SHCA Inc or may be restricted to entries from members of an Affiliate/Constituent Affiliate of the State or Territory in which the event is being held.
Note: On the day of competition the child identified on the entry will be only person permitted to ride the horse nominated for that entry prior to the Class being held.
June 2018 Amendments:
16.00 SADDLERY AND GEAR PROTOCOLS
.1a) In Leading Rein & First Ridden Classes a simple snaffle (egg butt or rings only) with a cavesson noseband must be used A narrow strap may be attached to the front of
the saddle, no spurs permitted.
Reins must go direct from pony’s mouth to the riders hand, not be threaded through a monkey grip or obstructed in any way.
In Lead Rein the handler’s cane to not exceed 40cm.
In First Ridden, cane to not exceed 40cm.
Changes to Clause 5 to take effect in January 2019 when time restrictions apply to Competition Rules under Clause 5 , a 6 month time restriction be applied to all Clauses under Clause 5 of the Competition Rules.
July 2017 Amendments:
2.1 Adults Attire- Hats and Show Hunter Attire - Hats.
and 12A.1 (c) 1 regarding specific Youth Day event with GN qualifying status that: "On the day of competition the child identified on the entry will be only person permitted to ride the horse nominated for that entry prior to the Class being held."
Residency & Other Rules Applying to State Events
There appears to be some confusion on State Event rules due to not all being covered under SHC Competition Rules, reason is rules for State events can vary from State to State.
A State Title is looked upon as a prestige Event & should be treated as such. All rules are to be read in conjunction with other rules of the Show.
If in doubt please direct your inquiry to SHC Administrative Officer 02.4588 5005 or email@example.com
Some specific Rules are required to apply to all State Events including but not limited to:
All horses shall be currently registered with the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. NATIONAL SADDLE HORSE REGISTER and shall be resident of & be owned by a resident of that State for a period of not less than three (3) calendar months prior to closing date of Entries.
Current Residency Rule is:
*Members residing within 100km of the border would be able to remain a member of the current affiliate club and with provision of a Stat. Dec. be able to compete at the adjoining state’s “Horse Of The Year Show”. Proof of distance to be provided annually. The States will need to monitor those HOTY Entries that are acceptable under this Rule to ensure compliance”.
Note: Entries not meeting the criteria will be considered ineligible.
If ANY Horse has competed in another State’s Horse Of The Year Show held in a calendar year, it is ineligible to compete in EITHER the OPEN HORSE Section or the OPEN SHOW HUNTER Section in that States Horse of The Year Show.
If a Rider has competed in another State’s Horse of the Year Show held in a calendar year, he/she is ineligible to compete in the RIDER Section of that States Horse of The Year Show.
Members are well catered for with many other GN Qualifiers for which these particular rules are not applicable.