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2015

2015 USHJA Rule Change Actions

Click here to view the final Committee Action Report.

The Approved and Withdrawn sections below contain the rule change actions taken by the USHJA Board of Directors at the December 11, 2015 meeting and approved by the USEF Board of Directors at the January 16, 2016 meeting.

Note: No USHJA rule changes were Disapproved at the January 16, 2016, USEF Board of Directors meeting.



Rule Changes Effective December 1, 2015

The following important rule changes that touch our sport go into effect at the start of the 2016 competition year (December 1, 2015). Click on each to access the rule change.

  • 2015 GR845.0 Equine Vaccination Rule (2016 GR845): This rule provides new vaccination requirements stipulating horses entering USEF-licensed competitions must have documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables. This rule will minimize the potential for disease outbreak and provide consistency for entry across all Federation competitions and eliminate the use of excessive vaccination requirements.
  • 2015 GR404.0 Accountability of Trainers and Other Persons Responsible (2016 GR404): This rule defines those individuals accountable and responsible for violations of the prohibited substance rule in Chapter 4. Since the rule was passed, the USEF is considering additional changes to GR404 due to feedback it has received. To join in the conversation and give your feedback on who should be accountable, please attend the USEF Town Hall: Accountability for D&M Violations taking place at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, December 8, at 2:45 p.m. For more information, read USEF's statement (November 3, 2015): Accountability for USEF Drugs & Medications Violations
  • 2015 GR1316.6 Accidents Involving Competitors (2016 GR1316): For safety purposes, this change requires junior riders to meet the criteria associated with loss of consciousness established as standard in other youth serving sports.
  • 2015 HU103.1 Hunter Eligibility, Pre-Green and Green Status for Horses and Ponies (2016 HU 103): This rule changes the way jumper experience affects Green Eligibility. For specific questions regarding these new rules, please email greenstatus@usef.org.
  • 2015 HU 126.2 Equipment (2016 HU124); 2015 EQ109.3 Appointments (2016 EQ105): These rules state that exhibitors in Hunter and Hunter/Jumping Seat Equitation classes with a chronic hearing condition must apply for a Presidential Modification in accordance with GR152 in order to wear or carry an electronic communication device while mounted in the competition ring.
  • 2015 HU127.1 Attire (2016 HU 125): This rule clarifies appropriate, formal and inappropriate attire.
  • 2015 EQ109.1 Appointments (2016 EQ105): This rule defines attire.
  • 2015 EQ110.1 Class Routine (2016 EQ107): This rule has been reorganized and edited to address issues in the competition environment, including point deductions for rails and for seconds over time allowed.
  • 2015 HU180.1 Federation Measurement Verification (2016 HU180): This rule provides detail regarding the already allowed Federation caused protest measurements within the rules of USEF.

2014

2014 USHJA RULE CHANGE ACTIONS

Click here to view the final Committee Action Report.

The Approved and Withdrawn sections below contain the rule change actions taken by the USHJA Board of Directors at the December 11, 2014 meeting and approved by the USEF Board of Directors at the January 17, 2015 meeting. Note: No rule changes were Disapproved at the December 11, 2014, USHJA Board of Directors meeting.



2013

2013 USHJA RULE CHANGE ACTIONS

The Approved, Disapproved and Withdrawn sections below contain the rule change actions taken by the USHJA Board of Directors at the December 12, 2013 meeting and approved by the USEF Board of Directors at the January 12, 2014 meeting.

Rule Changes Effective in 2014

Rule Changes Effective in 2013

Current Hunter Rules

Current Equitation Rules

Current Jumper Rules

Current USEF General Rules

Presidential Modifications, Clarifications and Extraordinary Rule Changes

2013 Presidential Modifications

For up to date information visit the USEF website, which is updated mid-month, after the USEF Executive Committee Meetings: 2013 Rule Changes, Modifications and Clarifications.



2012

Rules Approved at 2012 USEF Annual Meeting

For a complete listing visit the USEF Rule Change page

October 11 press release: New Hunter Rule Changes for the 2013 Competition Year

Rule Changes Effective in 2012

Presidential Modifications, Clarifications and Extraordinary Rule Changes

The below links are updated mid-month, after the USEF Executive Committee meetings.

2012 Presidential Modifications
2012 Clarifications and Extraordinary Rule Changes


2011

Rules Approved at 2011 USEF Annual Meeting

(below links are PDF documents)




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