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PHBA introduces new Amateur Walk Trot Program

The PHBA Executive Board voted unanimously to implement the proposed Amateur Walk Trot Program effective January 1, 2016. It is anticipated that the Amateur Walk Trot classes will be offered at the 2016 PHBA World Show.

AMATEUR WALK TROT PROGRAM

5100. All Amateur Rules regarding eligibility and ownership apply to this program.

5101. The exhibitor may either show in this division or in one of the other amateur programs at the same show. The exhibitor may not show in both the walk/trot division and a division that requires a lope/canter at the same show. EXCEPTION: a walk/trot exhibitor may show in halter, color, hunter in hand, longe line, parade and driving.

5102. The horse(s) shown in the Amateur Walk Trot Division may be used in other divisions as permitted.

5103. Amateur W/T Showmanship at Halter. To be judged in the same manner as Amateur Showmanship at Halter. Pattern must be a walk only pattern. See Rule(s) 6201-6208.

5104. Amateur W/T Western Pleasure. To be judged the same as Amateur Western Pleasure, omitting the lope. See Rule(s) 3511-3523.

5105. Amateur W/T Western Horsemanship. To be judged the same as Amateur Western Horsemanship, omitting the lope. Exhibitors shall not be asked to drop stirrups. See Rule(s) 6251-6259.

5106. Amateur W/T Hunter Under Saddle. To be judged the same as Amateur Hunter Under Saddle, omitting the canter and hand gallop. See Rule(s) 3426-3427. It is required that the exhibitor wears appropriate protective headgear with chin strap under chin.

5107. Amateur W/T Hunt Seat Equitation. To be judged the same as Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation, omitting the canter, hand gallop, and riding without irons. See Rule(s) 6231-6242. It is required that the exhibitor wears appropriate protective headgear.

5108. Amateur W/T Trail. To be judged the same as Amateur Trail omitting the lope. See Rule(s) 3571-3597.

5109. PHBA points, refer to rules 3111-3114.

5110. These classes will be eligible for year end awards, ROM and Superior Awards; however, these classes will not and cannot count for any other PHBA Awards or the Palomino Incentive (Fund) Program payout. Amateur Walk Trot ROM’s shall not make a horse eligible for Amateur Performance Halter.