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WHOA 2016 Rulebook Revisions



The Walking Horse Owners Association (WHOA) has released their 2016 Rulebook revisions. The changes are effective as of January 1, 2016. For clarification or more information please contact WHOA at 615-494-8822.

(Page 8) T. Serviceable Soundness for Horse Show Purposes. All horses entered at a WHOA event must be serviceably sound. Any horse that appears to be unhealthy, dehydrated, exhausted, painful, exhibits a low body condition score, etc., may be classified as unfit to show. Ifthe serviceable soundness of an entry is called into question by the DQP or judge they shall notify the official veterinarian and his decision shall be final. Ifthe official veterinarian is not available or called on, then the judge's  decision as to the serviceable soundness of a horse shall be final.

 

(Page 13) Adult individuals who share the same residence as a professional or the immediate family of a professional are not allowed to exhibit in the All Day Pleasure or Classic All Day Pleasure classes. Note: Children of professionals are allowed to exhibit their own or immediate family member's horse in All Day Pleasure division. No  co-ownership  or leases allowed.

 

(Page 17) CASUAL ATTIRE: Casual attire (consisting of collared shirt, long pants and boots) is allowed at WHOA Versatility/ Fun Day shows at the discretion of show management.

 

(Page 17) LEG WRAPS: Riding horses in leg wraps is prohibited. Longeing in leg wraps is permitted.

 

(Page 24) EXCEPTION: Youth related to a professional may exhibit their own or immediate family member's horse in the All Day Pleasure division.

 

(Page 29) CLASSIC LITE SHOD:  Classic Lite Shod division has been suspended indefinitely.

 

(Page 31) CLASSIC TRAIL PLEASURE: Section b. i.Added: The front legs should not break more than 45 degrees from  vertical.

(Page 34) ALL DAY PLEASURE Shoeing: A maximum of 3/8" thick x %" wide with up to a

1/16" variance hot or cold rolled steel or aluminum shoe (both front and hind feet).

 

(Page 35) CLASSIC ALL DAY PLEASURE: Classic All Day Pleasure division has been

suspended indefinitely.

 

(Page 36) SHOWMANSHIP: Changed Section B. 1. Available in the adult and youth division.

(Page 62) WHOA DIVISION CHART: Changed All Day Pleasure shoe size to Maximum of

3/8" x 3.4". (Was Yz" x 1").

(Page 70) OAT/AOT Section 9. ). Note: OAT/AOT owners and exhibitors are allowed to participate at public clinics where a professional is the clinician as long as the clinician does NOT ride/drive the horses.

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