THE AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSE ASSOCIATION, INC.

5601 S Interstate 35 W · Alvarado, Texas 76009

(817) 783-5600 · FAX (817) 783-6403

http://www.amha.org

 

“We strive to be a friendly organization where we all work together to preserve the heritage and promote the future of the AMHA breed.”

 

AMHA Standing Rules, updated 2/21/2016

 

Standing Rules for Meetings

 

___________ read the following Standing Rules, which apply to this meeting only.

 

1.         No one may speak in debate until he/she has risen and addressed the

presiding officer by his proper title and has been recognized by him/her

and thus obtained the floor.

2.         No one may speak more than twice on a question or longer than two

minutes each time without permission of the assembly – such

permission to be granted by only two-thirds majority without debate.

3.         There shall be no audio or video recording of the convention except

the official recording for the purpose of preparing the minutes.

4.         There shall be no smoking in the meeting hall.

5.         Cellular phones and /or pagers must be turned off or set to vibrate

while in the meeting hall.

6.         ____________ , chairman of the Bylaws Committee, will serve as

chairman of the Tellers Committee. __________ and ____________ will

serve on the committee.

7.         All conversation not formally presented to the President on any issue

must be conducted outside of the general assembly

8.         These standing rules may be amended or suspended by a majority

vote.

 

The membership adopted the above Standing Rules for this meeting only.

 


 

Board of Directors Meetings

 

8-24-09 BOD  P 3   BI-MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS

The Board will hold bi-monthly meetings if deemed necessary. Board members will be notified if the meeting is not to be held.

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD meeting

Retained Standing Rule per 2.17.13 BOD meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain with change.

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

2-22-2015 BOD Heritage Grand Champion and Heritage Amateur Grand Champion

The Heritage Grand Championship non-rated class was designed to honor the horse that the American Miniature Horse Association was founded to promote, our beautiful small equine.  The horses which are eligible for this non-rated class are the best of the best of horses 30” and under.  The following World Champions are eligible to compete for the title of Heritage Champion.

 

Open Division:                                                         Amateur Division
Yearling Stallion 28” and Under                           Am Jr. Stallion 30” and Under L1Yearling Stallion Over 28” to 30”                   Am Jr. Stallion 30” and Under L2

2 Year Stallion 29” and Under                               AM Sr. Stallion 30” and Under L1

Sr. Stallion 28” and Under                                     AM Sr. Stallion 30” and Under L2

Sr. Stallion Over 28” to 30”                                     Am Jr. Mare 30” and Under L1

Yearling Mare 28” and Under                                Am Jr. Mare 30” and Under L2

Yearling Mare Over 28” to 30”                                Am Sr. Mare 30” and Under L1

2 Year Mare 29” and Under                                   Am Sr. Mare 30” and Under L2

Sr. Mare 28” and Under                                          Am Sr. Gelding 30” and Under L1

Sr. Mare over 28” to 30”                                           Am Sr. Gelding 30” and Under L2

Sr. Gelding 30” and Under                        

                                                                                                           

11 Horses Possible                                                 10 Horses Possible

 

The Heritage Amateur Grand Championship should be held as the last class in the AMHA World Amateur Show.

 

The Heritage Grand Championship should be held directly before the parade of Champions.

Standing Rule per 2.22.2015 BOD Meeting

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

Class List

 

6-13-09 BOD, P 36 Moratorium on Classes

 

Bob Kane, Show Rules Chairman, is requesting a moratorium on Championship and World Show classes due to time constraints and for economic reasons. Clair Severson made the following motion:  Propose a moratorium on additional added classes until such time that the finance committee and the board agree that we are capable of sustaining the new classes.  Classes approved in February 2009 and scheduled to be added in 2010 will not be affected.  Rule Changes submitted in 2009 and later will fall under this moratorium:  they will continue through the flow chart, but will not be implemented until reviewed by the Finance Committee and approved by the Board. 

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting.

Standing Rule retained with corrections per 2.17.13 BOD meeting.

“Reviewed by Finance Committee and approved by the BOD.

2.23.2014 Board voted to continue for 2014 Show Year

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

Driving

 

2-22-2015 BOD   Driving Grand Clarification 2015

PA-021 GRAND AND RESERVE DRIVING CHAMPIONS

 

A. The grand champion of each single pleasure driving, country driving, classic driving and roadster driving divisions will receive at least one point more than any other horse in its driving division.  If necessary, additional points will be added to the points the grand champion won in its driving class to give it this total.

 

B. The reserve champion of each driving division shall receive as many points as any horse in his division except the champion. If necessary, additional points will be awarded to the points he won in his class to bring his total up even with the other horse that had the most points.

 

CLARIFICATION & APPLICATION

In order for the points to be awarded; the computer should search for a 1st   through 6th placing. The Grand or Reserve points will be awarded to the horse placing 6th or higher in a class, under the judge using it in the grand. Should a horse not place 6th or higher in a qualifying class, but subsequently places Grand or Reserve in the Driving Division , it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to contact Show management, by submitting appropriate form,  before the end of the show, designating where the driving grand or reserve  points are to be applied. The horse must have been exhibited in the class designated. Show Management will submit the form with Show results.

 Our system only keeps 1st through 6th place. This will allow driving grand points to be awarded, as a Driving Grand class is to be judged as a completely new class. Judges “ARE” allowed to use a horse in the Grand Class that they did not use in 1st or 2nd in qualifying class

 

Driving Grand Points Order

 

CHAMPION CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING

  1. CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  2. CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING 32 & UNDER
  3. CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING OVER 32-34
  4. CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING GELDING
  5. CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING MARE
  6. CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING STALLION
  7. LADIES CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  8. GENTLEMENS CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  9. 3 YR OLD CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  10. 4 YR OLD CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  11. 3 OR 4 YR OLD CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  12. AOTE CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  13. AMATEUR CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  14. AMATEUR CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING LV 2
  15. AMATEUR CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING LV 1
  16. YOTE CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  17. YOUTH CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING
  18. YOUTH CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING13 & OVER
  19. YOUTH CLASSIC PLEASURE DRIVING 12 & UNDER

 

CHAMPION ROADSTER

  1. ADULT ROADSTER
  2. OPEN ROADSTER
  3. LADIES ROADSTER
  4. GENTLEMENS ROADSTER
  5. AMATEUR ROADSTER
  6. AOTE ROADSTER
  7. YOTE ROADSTER
  8. YOUTH ROADSTER
  9. YOUTH ROADSTER 12 AND UNDER
  10. YOUTH ROADSTER 13 TO 18

 

CHAMPION COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING

  1. COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  2. COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING 32 & UNDER
  3. COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING OVER 32-34
  4. COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING - GELDINGS
  5. COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING - MARES
  6. COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING - STALLION
  7. LADIES COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  8. GENTLEMENS COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  9. 3 YR OLD COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  10. 4 YR OLD COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  11. 3 OR 4 YR OLD COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  12. AOTE COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  13. AMATEUR COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  14. AMATEUR COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING LV 2
  15. AMATEUR COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING LV 1
  16. YOTE COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  17. YOUTH COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING
  18. YOUTH COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING 13 & UNDER
  19. YOUTH COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING 12 & OVE

 

CHAMPION SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING

  1. OPEN SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  2. SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING 32 & UNDER
  3. SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING OVER 32-34
  4. SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING GELDINGS
  5. SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING MARES
  6. SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING STALLIONS
  7. LADIES SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  8. GENTLEMENS SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  9. 3 YR OLD SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  10. 4 YR OLD SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  11. 3 OR 4 YR OLD SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  12. AOTE SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  13. AMATEUR SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  14. AMATEUR SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING LV 2
  15. AMATEUR SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING LV 1
  16. YOTE SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  17. YOUTH SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING
  18. YOUTH SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING 7 & UNDER
  19. YOUTH SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING 8-12
  20. YOUTH SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING 12 & UNDER
  21. YOUTH SINGLE PLEASURE DRIVING 13-18

 

Standing Rule per 2.22.2015 BOD Meeting.

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain. Move to rule book in 2017

 

 

Finance

 

1-24-2002 BOD P. 2 FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS LIMITATION

The number of members to serve on the Finance Committee is limited to seven members plus the Treasurer.

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting & submit to Bylaw Committee for rule change.

Standing Rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

Horse Sales

 

1-12-1994 BOD P. 8  HORSE SALES/PROHIBITED USE OF AMHA LOGO AND INCLUSION IN AMHA SHOW PREMIUM LIST

A sale cannot be advertised or promoted in any way in the premium list of an AMHA-approved show and the AMHA logo cannot be used by any sale other than those held in conjunction with the Championship and National Shows and approved by the AMHA Board of Directors. (GA Amended 7/14/02)

Standing rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting

Standing rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

Local, Regional & World Shows

 

1-15-1988 BOD  P. 4  AMHA LOCAL SHOWS & OTHER EVENTS HELD DURING THE SAME SHOW

AMHA approved clubs are encouraged to sponsor or put on approved AMHA shows and can be involved in any other promotional events.  Each AMHA show must be held as a separate event.  An example would be an approved AMHA show could be on one day and another event (ex: other registry classes) could be held on an adjoining day or another day.  Note:  Class list in premiums should be printed separately.  (BOD amended 6-9-01)

Standing rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting

Standing rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

10-30-12   BOD   Amateur Classes

Jim Barenklau made a motion that we pass a standing rule:  In all AMHA approved horse shows the amateur classes must be held before open classes in each division.  

Note: Standing Rule was amended 12-4-12 BOD Meeting by Ed Sisk

Standing Rule passed 12-4-12:  In all AMHA approved horse shows the Amateur Halter Classes in each division must be held prior to Open Halter Classes in that division and the performance classes will be scheduled at the show manager’s discretion.

Amended 2.21.2016

In all AMHA Championship and World Shows the Amateur Halter Classes in each division must be held prior to Open Halter Classes in that division and the performance classes will be scheduled at the show manager’s discretion

Note: does not include Grand Champion Classes

Standing Rule passed 12-4-12

Standing rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD Meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain as amended

 

 

World Show

 

2-19-10 GA P 8 Measurement of Senior horses at Regional can be used for World

Any senior horse entered in an AMHA Regional Championship Show that successfully measures into that show, shall be allowed to use the Regional Show measurement for purposes of satisfying the measuring requirement for the AMHA World Show.

Standing Rule per 12.3.10 BOD Meeting.  Approved at the Feb. 2011 Annual Meeting for the 2011 World Show.

2.10.12 Approved by Board for 2012 Show Year

PASSED FOR 2013 PER 3.12.13 BOD MEETING

2.23.2014 Board voted to retain

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain


 

3-24-2015 BOD Amateur Versatility

Effective 2015, the BOD approved Amateur Versatility class for the 2015 World Show.

3.24.2015 Board voted to add to 2015 World Show. In Rule Book for 2016.

2.21.2016 Added to Versatility section but not listed for World Show in 2016 rule book

 

 

2-21-2016 BOD Amateur Driving Grand Championship

Effective 2016 the BOD approved the Amateur Driving Grand Championship at the Championship and World Shows at the Show Managers discretion.

2.21.2016 BOD voted to add for 2016.


 

2-21-2016 BOD Mare and Foal

Effective 2016 the Mare and Foal class will be placed into moratorium.

2.21.2016 BOD voted to add for 2016


 

2-21-2016 BOD Adult Special Needs

Effective 2016 at the Championship and World Shows the Adult Special Needs with Stallion or Gelding and the Adult Special Needs with a Mare will be placed into moratorium and will be replaced by the Adult Special Needs with a Mare or Gelding.

2.21.2016 BOD voted to add for 2016


 

Show Department

 

04-11-12  BOD, P 17  Other Breed Horse Shows

The Show Rules Committee felt this should be a standing rule… not a policy.  This item was rewritten by the show rules committee to more clearly state its intended meaning.

Bob Kane made a motion for the Standing Rule: “AMHA approved shows may include non- rated classes for other horses at an AMHA sanctioned show or event.  With the exception of another miniature horse registry: which will not be allowed.”

Seconded by Frank Lupton

Passed Unanimously

Standing Rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain

 

 

Judge “no show problem” – 6.8.12

There was discussion about the problem/challenge shows face when a judge, because of unexpected, “last minute“, emergencies cannot complete their judging assignment at a show.  And, there are no other judges available to fill in or replace the contracted judge due to the short notice.  Bob Kane made a motion to establish a new Standing Rule, seconded by Ed Sisk, to allow a show to continue and be short the one judge when such emergency situation arises. Points for exhibitors/horses would be adjusted to compensate for the missing judge as follows.  If it is a two judge show, the one judge’s cards would result in double points being issued.  If a three or four judge show, the senior most judge’s cards would be double pointed to compensate for the missing judge’s card.  PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

Standing Rule retained per 2.17.13 BOD meeting

2.20.2014 Board voted to retain.

2.22.2015 Board voted to retain and send to Show Rules for inclusion in the Rule Book

2.21.2016 Board voted to retain pending Show Rules recommendation

 

 

2-21-2016 BOD Requirements

AM010-5-C Any points earned or time acquired by a youth in the 13-18 Youth Division with any horse shown regardless of ownership of horse shall carry over into the Amateur Division and will affect the determination of his or her Amateur Level 1 or Level 2 status.

2.21.2016 BOD voted and membership approved to add for 2016 and to rule book for 2017


 

2-21-2016 BOD Class Qualification Points

WS030-A   Effective in 2016 the following list represents the changes to the Qualification Points required to be eligible to participate at the World Show. In addition to lower qualification points this proposal also includes the creation of a “World Show Point Qualification” list to be posted monthly on the AMHA website separate from the Honor Roll list.

 

 

Qualifying Points

No

Class title

New

Former

132

3-Year Old Country Pleasure Driving

0

0

162

3-Year Old Classic Pleasure Driving

0

0

147

3-Year Old Single Pleasure Driving

0

0

163

4-Year Old Country Pleasure Driving

0

0

133

4-Year Old Classic Pleasure Driving

0

0

148

4-Year Old Single Pleasure Driving

0

0

82

Adult Costume

0

0

77

Adult Showmanship

0

1

80A

Adult Special Needs Exhibiting A Stallion Or Gelding

0

0

80

Adult Special Needs Exhibiting A Mare

0

0

79

Adult Special Needs Showmanship

0

0

153

Amateur Classic Pleasure Driving - Level 1

1

2

154

Amateur Classic Pleasure Driving - Level 2

1

2

121

Amateur Country Pleasure Driving - Level 1

1

2

122

Amateur Country Pleasure Driving - Level 2

1

2

86

Amateur Halter Obstacle

1

2

90

Amateur Hunter

1

1

94

Amateur Jumper

1

2

64

Amateur Junior Geldings, Level 1

1

1

65

Amateur Junior Geldings, Level 2

1

1

50

Amateur Junior Mares, Level 1

1

2

50A

Amateur Junior Mares, Level 1 - 30" & Under

0

0

50B

Amateur Junior Mares, Level 1 - Over 30" to 33"

1

2

51

Amateur Junior Mares, Level 2

1

2

51A

Amateur Junior Mares, Level 2 - 30" & Under

0

0

51B

Amateur Junior Mares, Level 2 - Over 30" to 33"

1

2

68

Amateur Junior Stallions, Level 1

1

3

68A

Amateur Junior Stallions, Level 1 - 30" & Under

0

0

68B

Amateur Junior Stallions, Level 1 - Over 30" to 33"

1

3

69

Amateur Junior Stallions, Level 2

1

3

69A

Amateur Junior Stallions, Level 2 - 30" & Under

0

0

69B

Amateur Junior Stallions, Level 2 - Over 30" to 33"

1

3

116

Amateur Obstacle Driving

1

1

109

Amateur Roadster

0

0

66

Amateur Senior Geldings, Level 1

1

1

66A

Amateur Senior Geldings, Level 1 - 30" & Under

0

0

66B

Amateur Senior Geldings, Level 1 - Over 30" to 33"

1

1

67

Amateur Senior Geldings, Level 2

1

1

67A

Amateur Senior Geldings, Level 2 - 30" & Under

0

0

67B

Amateur Senior Geldings, Level 2 - Over 30" to 33"

1

1

55

Amateur Senior Mares, Level 1

1

2

55A

Amateur Senior Mares, Level 1 - 30" & Under

0

0

55B

Amateur Senior Mares, Level 1 - Over 30" to 33"

1

2

56

Amateur Senior Mares, Level 2

1

2

56A

Amateur Senior Mares, Level 2 - 30" & Under

0

0

56B

Amateur Senior Mares, Level 2 - Over 30" to 33"

1

2

70

Amateur Senior Stallion, Level 1

1

2

70A

Amateur Senior Stallion, Level 1 - 30" & Under

0

0

70B

Amateur Senior Stallion, Level 1 - Over 30" to 34"

1

2

71

Amateur Senior Stallion, Level 2

1

2

71A

Amateur Senior Stallion, Level 2 - 30" & Under

0

0

71B

Amateur Senior Stallion, Level 2 - Over 30" to 34"

1

2

46

Amateur Showmanship

1

2

136

Amateur Single Pleasure Driving - Level 1

1

2

137

Amateur Single Pleasure Driving - Level 2

1

2

187

Amateur Stock-Type Geldings

0

0

188

Amateur Stock-Type Mares

0

0

90

Amateur Stock-Type Stallions.

0

0

167

Antique Vehicle

0

0

156

AOTE Classic Pleasure Driving

1

1

124

AOTE Country Pleasure Driving

1

1

76

AOTE Exhibiting A Gelding

1

1

76A

AOTE Junior Geldings, Level 1

1

1

76B

AOTE Junior Geldings, Level 2

1

1

73

AOTE Exhibiting A Mare

1

1

73A

AOTE Junior Mares, Level 1

1

1

73B

AOTE Junior Mares, Level 2

1

1

74

AOTE Exhibiting A Stallion

1

1

74A

AOTE Junior Stallions, Level 1

1

1

74B

AOTE Junior Stallions, Level 2

1

1

111

AOTE Roadster

0

1

76C

AOTE Senior Geldings, Level 1

1

1

76D

AOTE Senior Geldings, Level 2

1

1

73C

AOTE Senior Mares, Level 1

1

1

73D

AOTE Senior Mares, Level 2

1

1

74C

AOTE Senior Stallions, Level 1

1

1

74D

AOTE Senior Stallions, Level 2

1

1

139

AOTE Single Pleasure Driving

1

1

149

Classic Pleasure Driving - 32" & Under

1

3

150

Classic Pleasure Driving - Over 32" to 34"

2

3

157

Classic Pleasure Driving Geldings

1

2

158

Classic Pleasure Driving Mares

1

1

159

Classic Pleasure Driving Stallions

1

3

125

Country Pleasure Driving - 32" & Under

1

3

125

Country Pleasure Driving - Over 32" to 34"

2

3

131

Country Pleasure Driving Geldings

1

2

130

Country Pleasure Driving Mares

1

1

129

Country Pleasure Driving Stallions

1

3

161

Gentlemen’s Classic Pleasure Driving

1

1

128

Gentlemen’s Country Pleasure Driving

1

1

113

Gentlemen’s Roadster

0

0

143

Gentlemen’s Single Pleasure Driving

1

1

102

Get of Sire

0

0

78

Golden Showmanship

0

0

83

Group Costume

0

0

160

Ladies Classic Pleasure Driving

1

1

157

Ladies Country Pleasure Driving

1

1

127

Ladies Roadster

0

0

142

Ladies Single Pleasure Driving

1

1

96

Liberty

2

4

104

Mare & Foal

0

0

97

Multi-Colored Mares

0

5

99

Multi-Colored Stallions & Geldings

0

5

40

Multiple Hitch - Draft Harness - Pairs or Tandem

0

0

41

Multiple Hitch - Draft Harness - 3 Or More

0

0

38

Multiple Hitch - Light Harness - Pairs or Tandem

0

0

39

Multiple Hitch - Light Harness - 3 Or More

0

0

87

Open Halter Obstacle

1

6

91

Open Hunters

1

2

95

Open Jumpers

1

4

117

Open Obstacle Driving

1

1

106

Open Roadster

2

5

1

Presidents Touch Of Class

0

0

103

Produce Of Dam

0

0

5

Senior Geldings - 30" & Under

1

1

6

Senior Geldings - Over 30" to 32"

1

1

7

Senior Geldings - Over 32" to 34"

2

2

37

Senior Mares - 28" & Under

1

1

36

Senior Mares - Over 28" to 30"

1

1

35

Senior Mares - Over 30" to 32"

2

2

34

Senior Mares - Over 32" to 34"

2

4

31

Senior Stallions - 28" & Under

1

1

30

Senior Stallions - Over 28" to 30"

1

3

29

Senior Stallions - Over 30" to 32"

2

7

28

Senior Stallions - Over 32" to 34"

2

7

165

Single Fine Harness

0

0

140

Single Pleasure Driving 32" & Under

1

1

146

Single Pleasure Driving Geldings

1

1

145

Single Pleasure Driving Mares

1

1

141

Single Pleasure Driving Over 32" to 34"

1

1

144

Single Pleasure Driving Stallions

1

1

99

Solid Color Stallions & Geldings

0

7

98

Solid Color Mares

0

5

164

Special Needs Pleasure Driving

0

0

135

Stock-Type Junior Geldings

0

0

182

Stock-Type Junior Mares

0

0

183

Stock-Type Junior Stallions

0

0

184

Stock-Type Senior Geldings

0

0

185

Stock-Type Senior Mares

0

0

186

Stock-Type Senior Stallions

0

0

4

Two Year-Old Geldings

1

1

13

Two Year-Old Mares - 29" & Under

1

2

14

Two Year-Old Mares - Over 29" to 31"

2

4

15

Two Year-Old Mares - Over 31" to 33"

2

6

130

Two Year-Old Stallions - 29" & Under

1

2

131

Two Year-Old Stallions - Over 29" to 31"

2

4

132

Two Year-Old Stallions - Over 31" to 33"

2

5

168

Versatility

1

1

2

Weanling Geldings

0

0

3

Yearling Geldings - 32" & Under

1

1

8

Weanling Mares - 26" & Under

0

0

9

Weanling Mares - Over 26" to 30"

0

0

16

Weanling Stallions - 26" & Under

0

0

17

Weanling Stallions, Over 26" to 30"

0

0

10

Yearling Mares, 28" & Under

1

5

11

Yearling Mares, Over 28" to 30"

2

5

12

Yearling Mares, Over 30" to 32"

2

5

18

Yearling Stallions, 28" & Under

1

5

19

Yearling Stallions, Over 28" to 30"

2

5

20

Yearling Stallions, Over 30" to 32"

2

5

152

Youth Classic Pleasure Driving - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

151

Youth Classic Pleasure Driving - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

81

Youth Costume

0

0

120

Youth Country Pleasure Driving - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

119

Youth Country Pleasure Driving - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

42

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Gelding - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

57

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Gelding - 7 Years & Under

0

0

58

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Gelding - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

59

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Mare - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

47

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Mare - 7 Years & Under

0

0

48

Youth Exhibiting A Junior Mare - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

62

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Gelding - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

60

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Gelding - 7 Years & Under

0

0

61

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Gelding - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

54

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Mare - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

52

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Mare - 7 Years & Under

0

0

53

Youth Exhibiting A Senior Mare - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

84

Youth Halter Obstacle - 12 Years & Under

1

1

85

Youth Halter Obstacle - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

88

Youth Hunter - 12 Years & Under

1

1

89

Youth Hunter - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

92

Youth Jumper - 12 Years & Under

1

1

93

Youth Jumper - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

114

Youth Obstacle Driving- 12 Years & Under

1

1

115

Youth Obstacle Driving- 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

155

Youth Owned Trained & Exhibited Classic Pleasure Driving

1

1

123

Youth Owned Trained & Exhibited Country Pleasure Driving

1

1

72

Youth Owned Trained & Exhibited Mares - 18 Years & Under

1

1

110

Youth Owned Trained & Exhibited Roadster

1

1

138

Youth Owned Trained & Exhibited Single Pleasure Driving

1

1

75

Youth Owned Trained & Exhibited Geldings - 18 Years & Under

1

1

37

Youth Pleasure Driving - 7 Years & Under

0

0

107

Youth Roadster - 12 Years & Under

1

1

108

Youth Roadster - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

44

Youth Showmanship - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

42

Youth Showmanship - 7 Years & Under

0

0

43

Youth Showmanship - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

135

Youth Single Pleasure Driving - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

134

Youth Single Pleasure Driving - 8 Thru 12 Years

1

1

63

Youth Special Needs Exhibiting A Mare Or Gelding

0

0

45

Youth Special Needs Showmanship - 18 Years & Under

0

0

189

Youth Stock-Type Geldings - 18 Years & Under

0

0

190

Youth Stock-Type Mares - 18 Years & Under

0

0

169

Youth Versatility - 12 Years & Under

1

1

170

Youth Versatility - 13 Thru 18 Years

1

1

32

World Grand & Reserve Champion Junior Gelding

 

 

33

World Grand & Reserve Champion Senior Gelding

 

 

34

World Grand & Reserve Champion Junior Mare

 

 

35

World Grand & Reserve Champion Senior Mare

 

 

36

World Grand & Reserve Champion Junior Stallion

 

 

37

World Grand & Reserve Champion Senior Stallion

 

 

101

Best Matched Pair

0

1

105

Three By One Owner

0

0

166

Formal Park Driving

0

0

171

World Grand & Reserve Single Pleasure Driving

 

 

172

World Grand & Reserve Roadster

 

 

173

World Grand & Reserve Country Pleasure Driving

 

 

174

World Grand & Reserve Classic Pleasure Driving

 

 

175

World Grand & Reserve Champion Junior Mare

 

 

176

World Grand & Reserve Champion Senior Mare

 

 

177

World Grand & Reserve Champion Junior Stallion

 

 

178

World Grand & Reserve Champion Senior Stallion

 

 

179

World Grand & Reserve Champion Junior Gelding

 

 

180

World Grand & Reserve Champion Senior Gelding

 

 

181

World Supreme Halter Champion

 

 

 

2.21.2016 BOD voted and membership approved to add for 2016 and to rule book for 2017

 


 

 

2-21-2016 BOD STOCK HORSE DIVISION

Effective 2016 the Stock Horse Division will be official for all Local, Championship and World Shows as pointed classes per the following rules and guidelines.

 

Eight classes will be held at World Show and Regionals – Stock Youth Mares, Stock Youth Geldings, Stock Amateur Mares, Stock Amateur Stallions, Stock Amateur Geldings, Stock Open Stallions , Stock Open Mares and Stock Open Geldings.   All other stock classes will be in moratorium until such a time as the Board votes to implement them at the World and Regional Shows.  Most likely these will not be honor roll classes for 2016 due to the fact that we have already started the season. 

 

 

Judging Criteria and Movement

 

GENERAL IMPRESSION – An attractive horse where everything is proportionate and all parts tie in smoothly.  All gaits are smooth and purposeful exhibiting natural athleticism.  Horses are judged on balance, structural correctness and sex characteristics. Of these, balance is the most important.

S TA N C E - The American Miniature Horse Association’s Stock Type Horse normally stands at ease with his legs perpendicular to the ground and parallel with each other. The horse should exhibit a balanced stance and stand on the corners of his body, as opposed to being spread too far apart or crowded too close together, or parked out. 

H E A D - The head of an AMHA Stock Type Horse reflects inquisitive intelligence. He has a short, broad head that is straight or slightly dished topped by small to medium ears hooked towards the center line at the tips; kind wide-set eyes; large nostrils; small muzzle, and firm mouth.  A domed forehead is a fault.

BITE – When viewed from the side, the meeting point of the center incisor teeth should be

equal and even. A deviation of no more than half the width of the tooth’s surface is

permissible without fault.

N E C K - The head of the AMHA Stock Type Horse joins the neck at a roughly 45-degree angle, with a slender throatlatch allowing him to move easily in any direction while maintaining his balance. The medium to long neck should be slightly arched and blend smoothly into sloping shoulders.

S H O U L D E R S - The AMHA Stock Type Horse’s short strong back is created by deep sloping shoulders tying in well back.

C H E S T  A N D  F O R E L E G S - As demonstrated by the heart girth and relatively wide-set forelegs, the AMHA Stock Type Horse is deep and broad in the chest. Smooth joints and short cannon bones are set on clean fetlocks and medium length pasterns are supported by healthy hooves. The forearm tapers to the knee, whether viewed from the front or back.

B A C K - The short back of the AMHA Stock Type Horse is full and strong across the loins. The barrel is formed by deep, well sprung ribs which extend to the hip joints. The underline, or abdominal area, should rise cleanly to the flank.  The point of the croup should be no higher than the top of the withers. The tail is set off a long, rounded croup. 

H I N D Q U A RT E R S - Viewed from either side or the rear, the hindquarters are broad, deep and adequately muscled through the thigh, stifle and gaskin down to the hock. When viewed from the rear, there is adequate width extending evenly from the top of the thigh to the gaskin. The hocks are wide set, deep and straight.

B ONE S, L E G S AND HO O V E S - Flat, strong bones, smooth joints and proper angulations form a leg that is attractive and functional. The hooves are proportionate to overall conformation 

MUSCLING -The AMHA Stock Type Horse should have muscling adequate to function, but is not a heavily muscled breed.  Overly heavy muscling is a fault.

MOTION- Stock Type horses track straight and true.  At all times they should appear confident, balanced and athletic, demonstrating a low flat stride with minimal knee and hock action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock Type Illustration

Criteria and Style

 

1.  Stock Type division horses will be shown in a stock horse manner with the horse standing still, calm and square.

2.  The handler should stand towards the left side of the horse’s center line, more or less facing horse.

3.  Stock type/western show halters will be the accepted standard.  At local shows a nylon halter will suffice.  An Arabian type halter is unacceptable and will result in disqualification.

4.  Leads may have chains, but chains may only go under chin and not over the nose or in the mouth.

5.  Razoring of heads will be heavily penalized.  Clipping is permitted.

6.  Banding or braiding of manes is prohibited.

7. Manes should be natural looking and of moderate length

8.  Pulled, overcut or undercut manes are acceptable.

9.  Tails should be off the ground.

Requirements

1.  A horse may not show in more than one halter division at any show with the exception of color and/or Special Needs classes.  Versatility is considered a performance class and this does not apply.

2.  There will be no instances of halter competition between horses representing Stock Type and the other division such as supreme champion classes.

3. Current rules for handler’s dress will apply in stock division.

4.  Current halter ring pattern will be used for stock division.

 

 

Approved Stock Division Classes

 

YOTE                                     Youth                        

Junior Mare                           Junior Mare

Junior Gelding                     Junior Gelding

Senior Mare                          Senior Mare

Senior Gelding                     Senior Gelding

 

AOTE                                     Amateur                               

Junior Mare                           Junior Mare

Junior Gelding                     Junior Gelding

Junior Stallion                      Junior Stallion

Senior Mare                          Senior Mare

Senior Gelding                     Senior Gelding

Senior Stallion                     Senior Stallion

                                                Grand Champion

 

Open

Junior Mare                          

Junior Gelding                                            

Junior Stallion

Senior Mare                                                 

Senior Gelding

Senior Stallion

Grand Champion

 

Note: This proposal was to have been voted on at the 2015 Annual Meeting but had been erroneously omitted from the December 2014 MHW  for the 60 day notice requirement and thus could not be voted on as scheduled.

 

2.21.2016 BOD voted and membership approved to add for 2016 and to rule book for 2017

 

 

2.21.2016 BOD HARDSHIP

Effective 2016 the following hardship rules will be in effect.

 

By Laws

Article XI, Sec 2   Closed Registry             

The registry and studbook of The American Miniature Horse Association shall be closed effective December 31, 2013 January 1, 2017, after which all newly registered horses shall consist only of those horses with previously registered AMHA sires and dams, with the exception that any Miniature Horse (over sixty (60) months of age), which has been officially measured to be 34” or under, is currently registered with the American Miniature Horse Registry, and has been duly processed and accepted as an American Miniature Horse in accordance with all the associated rules and regulations as set forth and accepted by Hardshipping process, per the guidelines and restrictions of the most current Official Rule Book of The American Miniature Horse Association .

 

Rules and Regulations

 

193 Hardship Offspring

The following procedure outlines the steps and guidelines which must be followed for the hardship registration of a qualifying horse into the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) Registry.

 

193A Qualifications

 The Horse must:

  1. Measure 34” or under in height at the current measuring location according to AMHA Show Rules for Height Verification; - (Currently Show Rules GR-020- Height Verification)
  2. Be 60 months of age or greater by its actual date of birth prior to hardship measuring.
  3. Currently be registered with the American Miniature Horse Registry as “Permanent” status with a recorded height of 34” or under.

The owner must:

            1.  Be a current AMHA member in good standing.

  • 2Provide the completed Hardship Application form.
  • 3Submit and pay the appropriate Fee for Hardship Registration and any other applicable fees.
  • 4Submit with the application, a request and payment for an AMHA approved DNA test kit (with the exception of geldings).

 

193B Application

  1. Complete the AMHA Hardship Application Form.
  2. Include a copy of the horse’s AMHR Permanent Registration Certificate together with the Hardship Application Form.
  3. Applicant must be the owner of record of the horse.
  4. Hardship Application Form must be signed by the owner of record of the horse.
  5. Submit with the AMHA Hardship Application Form four (4) current unaltered color photographs taken per the guidelines set forth in the most current AMHA rulebook for natural registration.
  6.  Hardship Measurement Card and Hardship Inspection Report shall be submitted directly to the AMHA Home Office, Registration Department, after completion and signed by the appropriate persons.

193C Measuring     

  1. Measurement for Hardship Application must be performed at a designated time as set forth by the appropriate Show Representative with advance notification by the applicant for such type measurement, to the respective Show Manager. Time and date to be provided in the respective show’s premium book at one of these public locations:
    1. AMHA Sanctioned/Approved Show
    2. AMHA Championship Show
    3. AMHA World Show
  2. Measuring shall be done by a current or former AMHA Director who holds a current measuring card or a current AMHA steward and witnessed by an AMHA judge.
  3. A definite set time for hardship measurement shall be specified in the show premium.
  4. Measurement shall be performed on the body location of the horse in accordance set forth in the current AMHA Rulebook by the official show measurer and witnessed by a designated measuring observer/witness. (Reference: GR 020 B-C)
  5. Measurement of horse applying for hardship must take place in direct view of the measuring witness and the owner or duly assigned agent of the animal. Anyone may guest observe the measurement.
  6. The current or former AMHA director or current AMHA steward conducting the measurement, the observing AMHA judge and the owner or duly assigned agent of the animal all must sign the Hardship Measurement Card to be valid.

 

193D Inspection

  1. Inspection shall be performed by any AMHA carded Judge. Inspections shall be pre-arranged by the applicant with show management.
  2. Inspector shall inspect the horse, noting in his/her report major conformation faults, if any, using the AMHA Standard of Perfection as guide and any other items that could disqualify a horse from an AMHA-approved show.
  3. Inspector is required to personally pull hair or witness the owner pulling the hair from the horse being measured and inspected and send the sample directly to the lab.
  4. Inspector will take four (4) photos of the horse being inspected to insure that the horse being inspected matches the application photos.

 

193E Fees

Appropriate fees must accompany completed Hardship Application Form to begin processing.

            Hardship

                        Stallion ……………………$ 1,200.00

                        Mare ……………………….$   600.00

                        Gelding …………………....$   200.00

 

            Hardship Progeny

                        Stallion …………………….$   600.00

                        Mare ……………………….$   300.00

                        Gelding ……………………$   100.00

 

            Inspection Fee

Measurement and/or Inspection fee, if any, may be charged by the person performing the service but shall be no greater than $25.00 unless otherwise agreed upon between the owner and service provider. Fee, if to be charged, must be stated in the show premium.

 

193F Appeal

  1. A horse rejected for hardship registration may appeal one time.
  2. An appeal shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee who will provide to allow a second/different than the first Measurer or Inspector, qualified (as described in 193C-D above) to re-measure or inspect the animal, whichever event applies to the rejection of hardship.
  3. Any fees charged or incurred will be at the expense of the owner of the hardshipping horse.
  4. Decision of the second Measurer or Inspector respectively shall be final.

 

193G Qualifying Offspring

 Only offspring BORN AFTER postmark of application for Hardship shall be eligible for registration under normal registration fee structure. The foal in utero at the time of the Hardship Application, will be required to be DNA parentage qualified.

 

193H Progeny Hardship

Any prior offspring, two (2) years old or younger of the Hardshipped horse shall be eligible for applying for Hardship Progeny provided both parents are AMHA registered at the time of application for registration. Theses offspring would be eligible for a Hardship discount rate of fifty percent (50%) as described in 193E, would be required to be DNA tested for parentage qualification at the time of application, must meet show height requirements at the time of measurement and any other Hardship requirements as well as regular registration requirements.

 

193I Pedigree on Registration Certificate of Hardshipped Horses

Parentage of the horse being Hardshipped shall now show on the registration certificate and indicated if AMHA or AMHR registered and their respective registration number shall be printed on the certificate. Any corresponding DNA for parent qualification acknowledgement shall also be included.

 

193J Miscellaneous

  1. Any person that is not directly involved in the individual animal’s hardshipping process shall not be allowed to interfere, comment, assist or direct the designated measurer while measuring horses for hardshipping. Directly involved is defined as the Owner or duly assigned Agent, the Measurer, the Witness and/or the Inspector.
  2. Any person who is directly involved in the measurement, witness or inspection portion of the hardship process, must be at arm’s length to the owner and/or the horse being processed. Arm’s length shall be defined as: a) not a relative of the Owner or duly assigned Agent; b) currently have no ownership interest in the horse or its offspring; c) not currently doing business with the Owner or duly assigned Agent of the horse, including but not limited to, training, handling, purchasing offspring, nor currently have horses bred to or have offspring from the horse being hardshipped.
  3. Any Horse, its Owner or duly assigned Agent involved in the hardshipping process that is found by conclusive evidence to not be at arm’s length, shall be subject to examination and disciplined by the Executive Committee for assessment and potential cancellation of hardship registration certification.
  4. Duly assigned Agent shall be defined as: An agent assigned in writing by the owner to have authorization to present the horse for measurement and inspection for the hardship process. A copy of authorization shall accompany the Hardship Application form.
  5. Any stated reference within this Rule Change as to a location in the AMHA current Rulebook, shall be considered housekeeping to change respectively when necessary for clarification, and does not require a complete rule change process.

 

 

 

2.21.2016 BOD voted and membership approved to add for 2016 and to rule book for 2017

 

 

2.21.2016 Non-Member Fees

 

FEES FOR 2016 (US FUNDS)

All Fees are Non-Refundable and subject to change. Please visit www.amha.org for the most up to date information. Anyone submitting a third bad check to the AMHA office will be required to submit an approved credit card, a cashier’s check, or a money order to obtain credit to make a payment for the next two (2) years.

 

Membership

Regular..........................        $65, Canada ........ $75, Foreign ........$100

Youth (18 & under)......        $10

Associate.......................        $65, Canada ........ $75, Foreign ........$100

3rd Adult in household (no MHW) ......$30/per year’

 

Three Year Membership (Effective 2013)

Regular...........................       $195, Canada .......$225, Foreign ...... $300

 

 

 

 

Show

Show Approval fee/per judge............................................................................... $25.00

AMHA office fee per horse per judge submitted by approved diskette.........  $1.00

                                                                 submitted by other than diskette........$2.75

Judges Placement Cards...............................................................................$10 per deck

Show Results (printed quarterly).................................................................  $25/Annually’

 

Miscellaneous                                                         Member                     Non Member

Club approval/annual fee...............................................$25                                            N/A

Query.............................................................................. $5                                      N/A

Amateur Card

Member.............................................................. $10                                                $50

Re-Processing Fee........................................................$20                                               N/A

AOTE Opt-Out Fee....................................................... $10                                                N/A

Permanent Measuring Card……………………………  $25                                         N/A

Duplicate Permanent Card……………………………..  $25                                         N/A

 

 

Registration……….

Birth - 4 months ...........................................................        $25                                         N/A

Over 4 months - 8 months ............................................$30                                              N/A

Over 8 months - 12 months...........................................$35                                             N/A

Over 12 months - 24 months........................................ $45                                              N/A

Over 24 months.............................................................$60                                                N/A

Gelding.   ......................................................................$10                                     $20

Temporary to Permanent

Mare (within six months)..............................................      $25                                         $50

Stallion (within six months)..........................................     $60                                         $110

Gelding (within six months).........................................      $10                                         $20

Note- If a horse’s papers are revoked for not being brought permanent within six (6) months of eligibility, the fee for reinstatement will be:

Mare............................................................................           $50                                         $50

Stallion........................................................................          $120                                       $120

Gelding........................................................................          $20                                         $20

Transfer FeeEES

Within six months...........................................         $20                                         $40

After six months.............................................          $30                                         $60

Gelding...........................................................           $15                                         $30

Expediting fee per horse............................................        $40                                         $40

Duplicate certificate...................................................          $20                                         $40

Prefix reservation.......................................................          $150                                       N/A

Lease fee per horse.....................................................       $20                                         N/A

Syndicate....................................................................          $5                                            N/A

DNA fee per horse......................................................         $41                                         N/A

 

Conversion to DNA....................................................         $27                                         N/A

 

Embryo Permit/Mare/Yr............................................           $100                                       N/A

 

Futurity Nominations: (Non-Refundable)

Stallion Nomination: ...............................................           $150 each                             N/A

Mare Nomination.....................................................            $50 each                               N/A

(Must be postmarked no later than March 1st of foaling year)

 

Performance Futurity Foal Nominations:’

(Non-Refundable)

0 to 4 months of age...................................................         $25                                         N/A    

Over 4 months to 8 months of age.............................       $50                                         N/A

Over 8 months to yearling.........................................         $100                                       N/A

Yearling to 2 years old...............................................         $200                                       N/A

Over 2 years old to 3 years old..................................        $300                                       N/A

Closing date is same as close of World Show entries.

 

Cooled & Frozen Semen Permit..............................         $100                                       N/A

Return via certified mail (per horse, USA Only).......      $5                                            N/A

 

Stallion Breeding Reports.........................................         $10                                         N/A

Late Reports...............................................................          $25                                         N/A

Plus per mare.................................................                      $10                                         N/A

Late Amended Fee per Mare.....................................        $25                                       N/A

 

2.21.2016 BOD voted and membership approved to add for 2016 and to rule book for 2017