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2016 WHOA Rulebook Revisions

Effective 1/1/16


8 T. Serviceable Soundness for Horse Show Purposes. All horses entered at a WHOA event must be serviceability 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. If the 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. If the official veterinarian is not available or called on, then the judge’s decision as to the serviceable soundness of a horse shall be final.

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.

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.

17 LEG WRAPS: Bell boots and Leg wraps covering the leg down to the hoof are permitted for lunging, but not riding while on the showgrounds. Splint boots and leg wraps that are confined to the cannon bone area are permitted when riding on the showgrounds. No wraps, splint, or bell boots are allowed in the warm up area once the horse has passed inspection. Leg wraps may be used in the stalls on the showgrounds for protective purposes. No plastic wrap allowed on the showgrounds. Wound medications may be applied on the showgrounds for medicinal purposes but must be removed before the horse goes through inspection. EXCEPTION: Versatility events. Entries participating in Versatility events may use the proper equipment for their event. Clarified 5/25/16

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

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

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

34 ALL DAY PLEASURE Shoeing: A maximum of 3/8” thick x ¾” wide with up to a 1/16” variance hot or cold rolled steel or aluminum shoe (both front and hind feet).

35 CLASSIC ALL DAY PLEASURE: Class ic All Day Pleasure division has been suspended indefinitely.

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

62 WHOA DIVISION CHART: Changed All Day Pleasure shoe size to Maximum of 3/8” x ¾”. (Was ½” x 1”).

70 OAT/AOT Section 9. J. 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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