At the November 20, 2006 Board Meeting the NHSC implemented the following:

•If any horse that has been judged at any National Horse Show Commission affiliated event comes out of a class line-up presenting a bad image, the Judge shall report the class and entry number to the National Horse Show Commission. A “Letter of Warning” will be sent to the trainer.

•Any horse found in violation of the 2 lbs shoe rule will be assessed a $2,000.00 fine along with a two week suspension for each occurrence. 

As a reminder, a maximum weight limit of 2 lbs is set for the Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure or Country Pleasure shoe.  The weight of the shoe will be checked if a shoe should be thrown at any time the horse is in the ring.  Upon such occurrence the shoe shall be retrieved by the Judge or Ringmaster, and weighed by the Judge in center ring. Should the weight of the shoe be found to be over the 2 lb limit, it will be considered a technical violation, and for the purposes of penalty assessment, once the horse enters the ring it is considered a post show violation. (Effective 1/17/05)