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SHOW Out of Operating Plan - Institutes New Penalties



Dr. Doyle Meadows, CEO of SHOW, has announced that SHOW has opted out of the 2007-2009 Operating Plan.  “After weeks of meetings, discussions and input from outside groups, SHOW has made the decision to opt out of the Operating Plan and institute a new penalty structure,” said Meadows.

“We are very serious about the enforcement of the Horse Protection Act and ensuring only compliant horses enter the show ring,” said Charles McDonald, Chairman of the Board for SHOW.  The decision to opt out of the Operating Plan allows SHOW the opportunity to implement a new penalty structure. 

“We are confident that the new penalty structure is more stringent than the current one afforded by the Operating Plan and will better enforce the Horse Protection Act.  Many of the penalties go above and beyond what is required under the Operating Plan,” continued Meadows.

The new penalty structure also eliminates the “ticket takers” that have previously been allowed to accept penalties under the Operating Plan.  Under the SHOW penalty structure, only trainers that have showed in at least five classes during a calendar year or have been recognized and approved by SHOW HIO officials as a qualified trainer are allowed to enter horses.  The five classes must be at horse shows affiliated with the SHOW HIO.

The new penalty structure has been adopted and added as an addendum to the current SHOW rule book in lieu of the penalties previously enforced under the Operating Plan.

PENALTY STRUCTURE FOR HPA SORING VIOLATIONS FOR SHOW

 

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

Fourth & Subsequent Offense

Pressure Shoeing

$1000 Fine and Lifetime Suspension

 

 

 

Bilateral Sore

$500 Fine and One (1) Year Suspension

 

 

 

Unilateral Sore

No Show and

$50 Fine

No Show and

$50  Fine

No Show and

$50 Fine

Two (2) week Suspension and

$50 Fine

Scar Rule –

Pre Show

No Show and        $50 Fine

No Show and        $50 Fine

No Show and

$50 Fine

Two(2) week Suspension and   $50 Fine

Scar Rule –

Post Show

Disqualification from Class and $50 Fine, Class Retied

 

 

 

Swapping Horses between Inspection and Showing

$1000 Fine and One (1) Year Suspension

 

 

 

Bad Image Horse

Pre-Show

$100 Fine and     Two (2) Week Suspension

$100 Fine and     Two (2) Month Suspension

$100 Fine and        Six (6) Month Suspension

 

Illegal Shoeing

No Show and

$100 Fine

 

 

 

SUSPENSION VIOLATIONS

Six (6) Months for each occurrence

Other HPA Violations

Foreign Substance – Pre-Show

No Show and $50 Fine or Corrected and Re-inspected

Foreign Substance – Post Show

Two(2) week Suspension for Each Occurrence

Equipment Violations – Pre-Show

    

Correctable (Horse can show if it can be corrected to satisfactory conditions under supervision in inspection area.)

Equipment Violations – Post Show

Two(2) week Suspension for Each Occurrence

Unruly/Fractious Horse

No Show – Back to Barn


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