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News Update 2017-01-16

The following Rule and Policy changes were voted on and approved at the Board of Director's Annual Meeting on 2017-01-16

1. Re: Show Affiliation Application

RULE 2. REQUIREMENTS FOR SHOW MANAGEMENT

Part 1. Show Affiliation

A properly completed application, together with required Show Affiliation Fees must be received at least 60 days prior to the proposed show date. Applications for carryover show dates held in the preceding Show Year can be found under Show Management on the CHJA web site at www.chja.netThey must be submitted online. An application can be submitted by printing the application which is also found on the CHJA web site (under Show management) but there will be an additional $50 fee. See Standards Department on website for mailing address.

Note: Applications for new Affiliates will need an online identity set up, so they must be submitted by paper application the first time, and there will be no additional  fee for this. 

We will reserve carryover show dates for shows held in the preceding Show Year until September 15 of the upcoming year. This date may be changed with written notification. If a properly completed application, together with all required fees is not entered online or postmarked by this deadline, then the date shall be considered open. 

Applications for open show dates will be approved on a first received basis.


2. Re:  Combining the Modified Adult Medal

If, on the day of a CHJA affiliated show, either a CHJA Children’s Medal or a CHJA Modified Adult Medal qualifying class does not fill according to CHJA requirements of a minimum of four entries, then show management may combine the classes.

Riders competing in the combined class shall accumulate points in their appropriate Medal Class.

If the prize list indicates in advance that these classes will be combined, then they will not be pointed by the CHJA.

3. Re:  Mileage Limitation

The distance between recognized CHJA competitions must be at least 40 radius miles.  

4. Re: Steward Membership

Effective immediately, Stewards are no required to be active members of the CHJA in order to officiate at a CHJA Recognized Horse Show.

5. RE: Master’s Medal Eligibility Changes

a. This class is open to riders who have qualified in the current year for the CHJA Adult Medal Final or the CHJA Junior Medal Final.

b. The class will be run under the same general specifications as the CHJA Adult Medal and the CHJA Junior Medal, but the fence height will be 3'3" to 3'6"

c. A rider qualifying for the CHJA Adult Medal Final may choose to ride in either the Adult Medal Final or the Masters Medal Final.

d. A rider qualifying for the CHJA Junior Medal Final may choose to ride in either the Junior Medal Final or the Masters Medal Final. If a rider has ever qualified for any 3'6"(or higher) final prior to the end of the qualifying period for the current year's Medal Finals, (e.g., Medal/Maclay/Washington/USEF) they must ride in the Masters Medal Final.

e. The CHJA Masters Medal Final will also be open to all past CHJA Medal Finals Champions and Reserves, with the restriction that they be current juniors or amateurs.

f. The Champion of the of the CHJA Master's Medal Final is eligible to compete in the class in subsequent years with the restriction that they be current juniors or amateurs. Effective 5/17/2016

g. A Junior who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final is eligible to compete in the CHJA Adult Medal Final once they become Amateur members. Effective 5/17/2016

h. A Junior who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final is eligible to compete in the CHJA Modified Adult Medal Final once they become Amateur members, and they also meet all the requirements for eligibility for the CHJA Modified Adult Equitation Division and CHJA Modified Adult Medal qualifying classes. Effective 5/17/2016

i. An Amateur who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final may compete in the CHJA Adult Medal Final in subsequent years after a two show year waiting period. Effective 5/17/2016

j. An Amateur who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final may compete in the CHJA Modified Adult Medal Final in subsequent years as long as they meet all the requirements for eligibility for the CHJA Modified Adult Equitation Division and CHJA Modified Adult Medal qualifying classes. Effective 5/17/2016


6. RE: New Hunter Derby Division

The class specifications are as follows:

2'9" Hunter Derby. This is a two round class open to all riders to be shown over a course of ten fences at 2'9" with higher options. The first round judged on performance, hunter pace, and style, quality and substance, and movement. The course should include at least one in and out, one bending line and one unrelated distance. The obstacles are to simulate those found in a hunt field. Natural obstacles may be used. The top 4 or 25% from the first round will return to jump a handy hunter round of eight obstacles which may include at least two of the following: trot jump, tight turn option, clever options for jump approach, halt and/or back and walk jump. To be judged on style, brilliance, and handiness. Judges will adhere to USHJA Hunter Derby rules for scoring. The score will be a total of the two rounds. To fill a class, at least 4 riders must compete. 

2'6" Hunter Derby
. This is a two round class open to amateur adults and junior riders to be shown over a course of ten fences at 2'6" with higher options. The first round judged on performance, hunter pace, and style, quality and substance, and movement. The course should include at least one in and out, one bending line and one unrelated distance. The obstacles are to simulate those found in a hunt field. Natural obstacles may be used. The top 4 or 25% from the first round will return to jump a handy hunter round of eight obstacles which may include at least two of the following: trot jump, tight turn option, clever options for jump approach, halt and/or back and walk jump. To be judged on style, brilliance, and handiness.  Judges will adhere to USHJA Hunter Derby rules for scoring. The score will be a total of the two rounds. To fill a class, at least 4 riders must compete. 

2'0-2’3” Hunter Derby
 This is a two round class open to amateur adults and juniors riders to be shown over a course of ten fences at 2'0”-2’3” with higher options not to exceed 2’ 6”. The first round judged on performance, hunter pace, and style, quality and substance, and movement. The course should include at least one in and out, one bending line and one unrelated distance. The obstacles are to simulate those found in a hunt field. Natural obstacles may be used. The top 4 or 25% from the first round will return to jump a handy hunter round of eight obstacles which may include at least two of the following: trot jump, tight turn option, clever options for jump approach, halt and/or back and walk jump. To be judged on style, brilliance, and handiness. Judges will adhere to USHJA Hunter Derby rules for scoring. The score will be a total of the two rounds. To fill a class, at least 4 riders must compete.

In 2017 CHJA points will accrue at all heights for one combined year-end award.  

If, on the day of a CHJA affiliated show, any of the Hunter Derby Classes do not fill according to CHJA requirements of a minimum of four entries, then show management may combine the classes but must run each of the combined divisions at the appropriate height according to CHJA rules for that division.

Riders competing in the combined class shall accumulate points in their appropriate division.

If the prize list indicates in advance that any of these divisions will be combined, then they will not be pointed by the CHJA. 

Allowing this division to be combined on the day of the show is to benefit CHJA members that are at the show but find the divisions they entered do not have 4 entrants.
 

7. RE: CHJA Modified Adult Medal  

a. Open to Adult Amateur Members of the CHJA who are eligible for Modified Adult Equitation. If the rider has ever qualified or shown in a 3' equitation Finals within the last two years including CHJA, she/he is not eligible for the Modified Adult Medal.

8. Re: New Green Working Hunter Specifications

GREEN WORKING HUNTER DIVISION (Follow current USEF/USHJA rule book, section HU 103 and HU 113)

GREEN WORKING HUNTER FENCES 3'0", 3’3”, 3’6”, 3’9”

GREEN WORKING HUNTER UNDER SADDLE


Things to remember:

The same rules apply for a CHJA USEF rated show or a CHJA non USEF rated Show.

The show must offer all four fence heights.

The fence heights may be offered as four separate classes or they may be combined as follows:

         (3’ and 3’3”)  and (3’6” and 3’9”)

A USEF Premier Rated show which must offer all fence heights separately.

The number of entries on the day of the show will determine how the classes are run even if they appear in the prize list as combined. If there are three entrants for each fence height, then they must be run separately and cannot be combined. 

Individual or combined classes will stand on their own with a minimum of three entries needed to compete and complete (show and place) the class for points to be awarded.

Green Working Hunter sections may not be combined with any other Hunter section.

It is the member’s responsibility to know the new rules and the hunter eligibility and green status of the horse. (Follow current USEF/USHJA rule book, section HU 103 and HU 113)

9. Re: Pre Green Hunter Division

The CHJA will no longer offer a Pre Green Hunter Division


10. RE: Adult and Children’s Jumpers Fence Heights

Low Children’s Jumper 1.00m- 1.05m (3'3”-3'5")
High Children’s Jumper 1.10m- 1.15m (3’6” TO 3’8”)
A horse/rider combination may not show in both the Low Children's Jumper and the High Children's Jumper at the same show.

 Low Adult Amateur Jumper 1.00m- 1.05m (3'3”-3'5")
 High Adult Amateur Jumper 1.10m- 1.15m (3’6” TO 3’8”)
A horse/rider combination may not show in both the Low Adult Amateur Jumper and the High Adult Amateur Jumper at the same show.

The Adult and Children’s Jumpers Divisions will be combined for one year end award.

 
News Update 2016-10-31

We are pleased to announce that the CHJA Board of Directors has unanimously voted to recognize a new Hunter Derby Division effective December 1, 2016. The division will be eligible for point accumulation towards a CHJA Year End Award in the new 2017 show year. 

The class specifications are as follows:

2'9" Hunter Derby. This is a two round class open to all riders to be shown over a course of ten fences at 2'9" with higher options. The first round judged on performance, hunter pace, and style, quality and substance, and movement. The course should include at least one in and out, one bending line and one unrelated distance. The obstacles are to simulate those found in a hunt field. Natural obstacles may be used. The top 4 or 25% from the first round will return to jump a handy hunter round of eight obstacles which may include at least two of the following: trot jump, tight turn option, clever options for jump approach, halt and/or back and walk jump. To be judged on style, brilliance, and handiness. Judges will adhere to USHJA Hunter Derby rules for scoring. The score will be a total of the two rounds. To fill a class, at least 4 riders must compete. 

2'6" Hunter Derby
. This is a two round class open to amateur adults and junior riders to be shown over a course of ten fences at 2'6" with higher options. The first round judged on performance, hunter pace, and style, quality and substance, and movement. The course should include at least one in and out, one bending line and one unrelated distance. The obstacles are to simulate those found in a hunt field. Natural obstacles may be used. The top 4 or 25% from the first round will return to jump a handy hunter round of eight obstacles which may include at least two of the following: trot jump, tight turn option, clever options for jump approach, halt and/or back and walk jump. To be judged on style, brilliance, and handiness.  Judges will adhere to USHJA Hunter Derby rules for scoring. The score will be a total of the two rounds. To fill a class, at least 4 riders must compete. 


2'0-2’3” Hunter Derby
 This is a two round class open to amateur adults and juniors riders to be shown over a course of ten fences at 2'0”-2’3” with higher options not to exceed 2’ 6”. The first round judged on performance, hunter pace, and style, quality and substance, and movement. The course should include at least one in and out, one bending line and one unrelated distance. The obstacles are to simulate those found in a hunt field. Natural obstacles may be used. The top 4 or 25% from the first round will return to jump a handy hunter round of eight obstacles which may include at least two of the following: trot jump, tight turn option, clever options for jump approach, halt and/or back and walk jump. To be judged on style, brilliance, and handiness. Judges will adhere to USHJA Hunter Derby rules for scoring. The score will be a total of the two rounds. To fill a class, at least 4 riders must compete.


 In 2017 CHJA points will accrue at all heights for one combined year-end award.  

 

News Update 2016-09-22

The CHJA Board of Directors voted on the following extraordinary rule changes to the Modified Adult Medal and the Children's Medal qualifying classes at their Board Meeting on September 22, 2016. 

If, on the day of a CHJA affiliated show, either a CHJA Children’s Medal or a CHJA Modified Adult Medal qualifying class does not fill according to CHJA requirements of a minimum of four entries, then show management may combine the classes.

Riders competing in the combined class shall accumulate points in their appropriate Medal Class.

If the prize list indicates in advance that these classes will be combined, then they will not be pointed by the CHJA. 

The CHJA Board of Directors also voted on the following extraordinary rule changes to the Affiliation Show mileage limitation at their Board Meeting on September 22, 2016.  it has been reduced from 50 miles to 40 miles in conjunction with USEF'S requirement.

J. Mileage Limitation  

The distance between recognized CHJA competitions must be at least 40 radius miles.


News Update 5/16/2016 

The CHJA Board of Director's voted on the following extraordinary rule changes to the Master's Medal Specifications at their Board Meeting on May 16, 2016. The changes are in bold.

7. CHJA Masters Medal 

a. This class is open to riders who have qualified in the current year for the CHJA Adult Medal Final or the CHJA Junior Medal Final.

b. The class will be run under the same general specifications as the CHJA Adult Medal and the CHJA Junior Medal, but the fence height will be 3'3" to 3'6"

c. A rider qualifying for the CHJA Adult Medal Final may choose to ride in either the Adult Medal Final or the Masters Medal Final.

d. A rider qualifying for the CHJA Junior Medal Final may choose to ride in either the Junior Medal Final or the Masters Medal Final. If a rider has ever qualified for any 3'6"(or higher) final prior to the end of the qualifying period for the current year's Medal Finals, (e.g., Medal/Maclay/Washington/USEF) they must ride in the Masters Medal Final.

e. The CHJA Masters Medal Final will also be open to all past CHJA Medal Finals Champions and Reserves, with the restriction that they be current juniors or amateurs.

f. The Champion of the of the CHJA Master's Medal Final is eligible to compete in the class in subsequent years with the restriction that they be current juniors or amateurs. Effective 5/17/2016

g. A Junior who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final is eligible to compete in the CHJA Adult Medal Final once they become Amateur members. Effective 5/17/2016

h. A Junior who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final is eligible to compete in the CHJA Modified Adult Medal Final once they become Amateur members, and they also meet all the requirements for eligibility for the CHJA Modified Adult Equitation Division and CHJA Modified Adult Medal qualifying classes. Effective 5/17/2016

i. An Amateur who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final may compete in the CHJA Adult Medal Final in subsequent years after a two show year waiting period. Effective 5/17/2016

j. An Amateur who has won the CHJA Master's Medal Final may compete in the CHJA Modified Adult Medal Final in subsequent years as long as they meet all the requirements for eligibility for the CHJA Modified Adult Equitation Division and CHJA Modified Adult Medal qualifying classes. Effective 5/17/2016

News Update 5/5/2016

The CHJA Board of Directors has voted to reverse the rule requiring Stewards to be CHJA members in order to officiate at a CHJA Recognized Horse Show. This change goes into effect immediately. 

News Update 11/06/2015 

The CHJA Board of Directors recently voted on the following changes for the 2016 Show Year. All changes go into effect on December 1 unless noted otherwise.

Rules and Policy Changes for 2016

1. 2016 Membership Fee Increase (Effective 2015-12-01)
Membership applications submitted online or postmarked prior to December 1 will be honored at the 2015 rate.

     2016 Membership Fees:
     $40 Juniors, Amateurs, Stewards and Professionals
     $65 Family
     $250 Individual Lifetime
     $25 Horse or Pony Recording
     $100 Horse or Pony Lifetime  

2. Affiliation Fee Increase (Effective 2015-12-01)
Affiliation applications submitted online or postmarked prior to December 1 will be honored at the 2015 rate.

     2016 Affiliation Fees
     $00.00 to $750=$75
     $751 to $1500=$100
     Over $1500=$150

There will be an additional $50 fee for submitting hard copy affiliation applications.

3. CT Working Hunter Fences-lower fence height to 2’9” –3’ (Effective 2015-12-01)

4. SHOW CANCELLATION (Effective 2015-12-01)
In the event that a show is canceled, all affiliation fees shall be returned provided that notice of cancellation, in writing (email is acceptable), is received by the Secretary of the Standards Committee at least 60 days prior to the show date. Shows cancelled between 30 and 60 days prior to the show date will not have their affiliation fees returned. Shows canceled less than 30 days prior to the show date will not have their affiliation fees returned and will be imposed a fine of $200 unless the cancellation is due to an Act Of God such as a natural disaster or extreme weather conditions.

Those shows canceled for two consecutive years for a reason other than an Act of God will lose that show affiliation date and the date shall be considered open. Applications for open show dates will be approved on a first received basis.

Legal Definition of Act of God: An event that directly and exclusively results from the occurrence of natural causes that could not have been prevented by the exercise of foresight or caution.

5. Combining CHJA Adult and Junior Medal Qualifying Classes (Effective 2015-10-20)
The CHJA Adult Medal and CHJA Junior Medal qualifying classes may be combined if, on the day of a CHJA affiliated show, either a CHJA Junior Medal or a CHJA Adult Medal qualifying class does not fill according to CHJA requirements of a minimum of four entries in the classes.

Riders competing in the combined class shall accumulate points in their appropriate Medal Class.

6. Combined Classes for 2016 Year End Awards (Effective 2015-12-01)
The Children’s and Adult Jumpers will be combined for one year end award.
The A/O and Junior Hunters will be combined for one year end award.

7. 2016 Year End Award Guidelines (Effective 2015-12-01)

 a. A member must have 50 points in order to receive a Year End Award
 b. This does not apply to the Leadline or Walk Trot Divisions.
 c. The Year End Division Champion Awards will no longer be determined by  how many qualified for a ribbon in a division. 
 d. Under our new structure there will no longer be a Tier 1 or Tier 2. There  will be award levels  based solely on the number of points an exhibitor  earns in a division regardless of how many others qualified for a year end ribbon in that Division.
      
8.  How To Tabulate Points For Year End Awards (Effective 2015-12-01)

Eligibility

Unless otherwise noted below, all Recognized Divisions are eligible for Year-End High Score Awards.  However, in order for year end high score awards to be made, the following minimum levels of participation must be met:

1. The division must be held at a minimum of four shows during the show year with at least three eligible entries competing in and completing each class at each show.

2. Each class will stand on its own with a minimum of three entries needed to compete and complete (show and place) the class for points to be awarded

3. A horse or rider must compete at a minimum of four shows during the show year in the specified division, and when they compete the division or the individual class must be eligible to receive points (i.e. must have at least the minimum number of entries required for points) even if the horse or rider wins none of those points.
 
4. In order to accumulate points, horses/ponies must be recorded with the CHJA and the owner/lessor must be a member in good standing. Equitation classes award points to the rider who must also be a CHJA member in good standing.

5. A minimum of 50 points must be accrued in a division in order to receive a Year End Award or Ribbon

6. There will be 5 Levels of Awards for Year End Champions based on point accumulation.

 Level 1 Champion: 400 points or more will be awarded a Monogrammed CHJA Cooler
 Level 2 Champion: 300-399 points will be awarded a Monogrammed CHJA Scrim Sheet        
 Level 3 Champion: 200-299 points will be awarded a Leather Halter with Brass Plate and Lead
 Level 4 Champion: 100-199 points will be awarded a Leather Lead
 Level 5 Champion: Less than 100 points will be awarded a gift to be selected by the Awards Committee

7. All Reserve Champions will be awarded a gift to be selected by the Awards Committee.

8.  In bestowing year-end awards, the CHJA reserves the right to expand the number of places awarded in any performance division or to combine performance divisions that are normally split during the show year in order to ensure a minimum of six year-end award recipients. For example, Amateur Owner Hunters (under/over 35) and Adult Hunters (over/under 35) could be combined if recipients were fewer than six in either of the uncombined divisions. 

News Update 4/15/2014 
The CHJA Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to no longer require a minimum of three (3) entries in the Walk Trot Division classes. Effective April 15, 2014 only (1) entrant is required to compete in the class for points to be awarded. All riders who accumulate 50 points in recognized Walk Trot Equitation classes will receive a year end recognition award!  


News Update 12/14/2013

The CHJA Board
met on November 11, 2013 and discussed several changes for the 2014 CHJA Rule book. Some of these are clarifications and some are rule changes. The clarifications do not need to be voted upon at the CHJA Annual Meeting on January 13, 2014, but the rule changes, although implemented, will need to be voted upon. If you have comments, feedback, or questions, please direct them to Lynn Taylor, lynnt@keiler.com, or come to the Annual Meeting and give us your feedback!


The following changes are effective 12/1/2013:

1.The CHJA will recognize Opportunity classes as long as they are run according to CHJA requirements and specifications.

2. The CHJA will recognize the CT Training Hunter Division. CHJA points will accrue at all four heights for one combined year-end award.

3. The CHJA will no longer recognize or award points to the Open Equitation Divisions. This change is based on lack of participation

4. In order to participate in the CHJA Medal Finals or Hunter Classics as a rider or trainer, a person must be an Active Junior, Amateur or Professional Member of the Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association.

5. The CHJA will add a Pony Hunter Classic to the Hunter Classics held at the CHJA Medal Finals.

6. The CHJA will offer a 2’6” Modified Adult Medal at the 2014 Medal Finals. The qualifying period will run from January 1st   2014 to July 27, 2014. 12 points are needed to qualify.

Modified Adult Medal Qualifying Class
Rider to be an Amateur Adult Member of the CHJA who is eligible for Modified Adult Equitation. The class consists of two phases. The first phase is shown over a course of not less than eight obstacles 2’6”' in height, which must include two changes of direction after the first fence and no combinations. Judges will select at least six contestants (if available) to show at a walk, trot, and canter. The second (flat) phase is mandatory and will count 50%. The same horse to be shown by the same rider in both phases.  Judges may require additional testing, using current US EQUESTRIAN Tests 1-8.

7. In order to split the CHJA Adult Medal class by age groups, there must be at least 50 entrants in the class.

8. Effective 12/1 there is a new mileage limitation of 50 miles between CHJA Affiliated Horse Shows. This will apply to any new dates applied for after 12/1.


News Update 11/19/2013

 
The Equitation Committee heard you! We are very excited to announce the addition of a CHJA Children’s Pony Classic at the 2014 CHJA Medal Finals!

The top 25 riders in each division will be invited to participate in the CHJA Children's Hunter Horse Classic, the CHJA Children’s Hunter Pony Classic or the CHJA Adult Amateur Hunter Classic (over and under 35 combined). Points for the 2014 Hunter Classics will accrue from December 1, 2013 until July 28, 2014. More details will be available on the CHJA web site as soon as they become available.

Good Luck to everyone and we’ll see you at the 2014 CHJA Medal Finals! 

News Update 10/31/2013

In response to many requests from the trainers and in the interest of our membership, the CHJA Board of Directors has voted on an extraordinary rule change to go into effect November 1, 2013 which would allow the Modified Children's Hunter and the Modified Adult Hunter Divisions to be combined in the event that there were less than 3 entrants in either division.

The rules is as follows:

If, on the day of a CHJA affiliated show, any Modified Adult Hunter (2'6") or Modified Children's Hunter (2'6") classes do not fill according to CHJA requirements of a minimum of three entries, then show management may combine the classes. Riders competing in the combined class shall accumulate points in their appropriate division.

News Update 6/21/2013

In response to many requests from the trainers and in the interest of our membership, the CHJA Board of Directors has voted on an extraordinary rule change to go into effect on July 15 which would allow the Adult Equitation and the Junior Equitation Divisions to be combined in the event that there were less than 3 entrants in either division.

The rule is as follows: If, on the day of a CHJA affiliated show, any Adult Equitation or Junior Equitation classes do not fill according to CHJA requirements of a minimum of three entries, then show management may combine the classes but must run the class at 3' for the Junior Equitation entrants and 2'9" to 3' for the Adult Equitation entrants. Riders competing in the combined class shall accumulate points in their appropriate division. 

News Update 11/26/2012

The CHJA Board met on November 19, 2012 and discussed several changes for the 2013 CHJA Rule book. Some of these are clarifications and some are rule changes. The clarifications do not need to be voted upon at the CHJA Annual Meeting on January 14, 2013, but the rule changes will need to be voted upon. If you have comments, feedback, or questions, please direct them to Lynn Taylor, nnt@keiler.com, or come to the Annual Meeting on January 14th and give us your feedback!

Rule Clarifications (these are all made to the current 2012 CHJA Rule Book):

Page 10: Added "CHJA" to the definition of what is a "recognized show."

Page 11: Added that breakaway jump cups must be used on the back rails of all oxers.

Page 12:  Added a specific description of what constitutes a green pony hunter (this follows USEF rules, and syncs CHJA with CHSA and NEHC rule books)

Page 12: In rated hunters, moved pre-green to its own section, because pregreens fall under zone specs (there is no national definition)

Page 21: Changed prize list requirements in section (k) to remove specificity and indicate we follow USEF rules regarding what's allowed to change after a prize list has been issued. The USEF has modified its requirements for adding/changing divisions and classes in the past few years to accommodate shows through the weak economy, and this will keep the CHJA rule book up-to-date without having to make clarifications.

Page 25:  Fine for failure to submit proof of insurance 14 days prior to show date increased from $100 to $200.

Rule Changes (these are proposed edits/additions to the 2012 Rule Book, to take effect in the 2013 show year effective on December 1, 2012):

      Page 2: Article III, Section 3, of the CHJA Bylaws, changed to allow a President to be elected to and serve more than two 2-year terms. This makes it consistent with the terms of all the other Officers of the CHJA:

 

The President shall be the chief executive of the Association and shall be responsible for conducting its activities, subject only to the control of the Board of Directors.  S/He shall preside at open meetings of members and at meetings of Directors at which he is present. The President may serve for any number of terms and shall be elected to 2-year terms. 

  

      Page 12: Edited Pre-Children's Hunters to add "never shown over 2'6" to bring CHJA specs in line with CHSA:

 

Open to junior riders who are eligible for Limit equitation over fences as of December 1 of the current show year and have never shown over fences exceeding 2'6" at a recognized horse show. Riders may show horses or ponies. Fence height 2'0". At the same show, horse/rider and pony/rider combinations may not cross enter into Children's Hunter Horse/Pony, Pony Hunters or any class where fences exceed 2'6". No combinations permitted.

 

      Page 12: Add a Modified Children's Hunter Division to coincide with the same division already recognized by CHSA, with the same specifications:

Open to junior riders who are eligible for Children's Equitation. Open to horses or ponies. Fence height 2'6". Spreads not to exceed fence height. No combinations. At the same show, same horse/rider or pony/rider combination cannot enter any over fence classes exceeding 2'6".

 

      Pages 13 & 17: Change specifications on Modified Adult Hunter and Equitation divisions to remove the eligibility requirement to previously having not won more than "six blue ribbons in adult equitation classes." This requirement is unenforceable and unfairly penalizes riders who may have won these ribbons years ago and whose current skills are now appropriate for these divisions. The requirement that a rider not have shown at more than three recognized shows at 3' or higher in the past two show years remains. The specs would now be:

 

Open to adult amateur riders who, as of Dec. 1 of the current show year, have not shown in classes with fences 3' or higher at more than three recognized (USEF, CHJA, CHSA, NEHC) horse shows within the past two show years. Riders in this division may not compete in any class at the same show where obstacles exceed 2'6".

 

(Note to Show Managers: a prize list offering Modified Adult Equitation with these full specifications may list the specifications for Modified Adult Hunters as "Must be eligible for Modified Adult Equitation.")

 

      Page 13: Add Low Children's and Low Adult Amateur Jumper Divisions. In the past, these divisions have always been run according to Zone 1 specs, but 2013 specs call for a minimum height of 1.05m to 1.15m (3'5"-3'9"). The specs for the new Low divisions will be the same as for the Zone 1 division with the exception that the height will be 3'-3'3". Riders may show in either division (not at the same show) and CHJA points will accrue at both heights for one combined year-end award. The rule book will change as follows:

C. Jumpers

2. Children's Jumper Division (Zone 1 specs)

a. Division Specifications: see current USEF Zone 1 specifications

b. Course Requirements: see current USEF Zone 1 requirements

3. Low Children"s Jumper Division

a. Division Specifications: same as current USEF Zone 1 specifications with the exception that the fence heights are to be set at 3'-3'3", and, if offered, a rider may not show in both the Children"s Jumper and the Low Children"s Jumper at the same show.

b. Course Requirements: All obstacles to be set at 3'-3'3"

c. Members accruing points in the Zone 1 Children's Jumper division and the Low Children's Jumper division will be eligible for one combined CHJA year-end award.

4. Adult Amateur Jumper Division (Zone 1 specs)

a. Division Specifications: see current USEF Zone 1 specifications

b. Course Requirements: see current USEF Zone 1 requirements

5. Low Adult Amateur Jumper Division

a. Division Specifications: same as current USEF Zone 1 specifications with the exception that the fence heights are to be set at 3'-3'3", and, if offered, a rider may not show in both the Adult Amateur Jumper and the Low Adult Amateur Jumper at the same show.

                   b. Course Requirements: All obstacles to be set at 3'-3'3"
 

c. Members accruing points in the Zone 1 Adult Amateur Jumper division and the Low Adult Amateur Jumper division will be eligible for one combined CHJA year-end award.


 

 

 


 

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