Show Horse Council of Australasia Rules
The S.H.C. Competition Rules apply to all S.H.C. members and to all S.H.C. events. Please take the time to read them!
The S.HC. Competition Rules apply to S.H.C. members and to S.H.C. events.
Amendment: May 2019
S.H.C.A. Competition Rules, Section 12A.1.c.1 be amended as follows:
A stand-alone S.H.C. 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 S.H.C.A. 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.
June 2018 Amendments: 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 in place, members please acquaint yourself with alterations to these Rules, particularly 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." If any clarification of these Rules is required please contact the S.H.C. secretary, Ph 02.4588 5005 | Email: click here
Residency & Other Rules Applying To State H.O.T.Y. Events
There appears to be some confusion re State H.O.T.Y. Event rules as some are not covered under S.H.C.A. Competition Rules - the reason is that rules for State events can vary from State to State. A State H.O.T.Y. 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.
Some specific Rules are required to apply to all State H.O.T.Y. Events including (but not limited to):
Please Note the following re members resident in border regions:
*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 H.O.T.Y. Entries that are acceptable under this Rule to ensure compliance”. .Note: Entries not meeting the criteria will be considered ineligible.
Residency Rules Applying to Horses and Riders/Handlers & Responsible Officers for State H.O.T.Y. Events effective from 1 January 2022 - approved by Council 23/11/2021
All horses shall be currently registered with the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc. NATIONAL SADDLE HORSE REGISTER and shall have resided in that State for a period of not less than three (3) calendar months prior to closing date of Entries. As at the closing date of entries all Riders, Handlers and Responsible Officers shall have resided in the State for a period of not less than three (3) calendar months and be financial members of an Affiliate/Constituent Affiliate of the Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc.
1. A horse can only compete at one States Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc Affiliated Horse of the Year Event in a calendar year; and
2. A rider or handler can only compete at one States Show Horse Council of Australasia Inc Affiliated Horse of the Year Event in a calendar year.
Members are well catered for with many other GN Qualifiers for which these particular rules are not applicable.