General Rules for the Amateur Cup
Officials and rules
1.The entry form, together with the show schedule is a contract between the show organizer and the person who signs the entry form. That person will be held responsible for the horse in case any sanctions are imposed.
By participating at a show, show organizers, judges, exhibitors, owners and handlers agree that they will unconditionally submit themselves and the persons assisting and accompanying them to the “Rules for Conduct of Shows” and, as regards veterinary matters and drug misuse, to the relevant ECAHO Veterinary Regulations and ECAHO Rules for Medication Control. The accompanying persons include e.g. trainers or persons representing the show organizer as well as assistants of any of those persons. They will accept the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Committee (DC), the Standing Disciplinary Committee (SDC) and the ECAHO Appeals Committee (EAC).
The person who has signed the entry form will be considered to be the person responsible for the horse in question.
These Rules will be interpreted when necessary under the provisions of the laws of Switzerland.
Show organizers are not permitted to introduce rules which are in conflict with the EAHSC “Rules for Conduct of Shows”.
2. Horses must be accompanied at the show by a horse passport containing all vaccination records. Those horses coming from a country that does not issue a passport, must be accompanied by an official Registration document which includes a graphic description and all vaccination records. If, when a horse attends a show, it’s passport is at the Registry for any reason, then a letter from the registrar attesting to this must be provided along with a photo-copy of the passport, including the description and the vaccination records.
Exhibitors will declare on the entry form any actual or apparent conflict of interest with any of the judges invited for the show. Any exhibitor not declaring an existing conflict of interest will lose all entry fees and will be prevented from showing the horse.
Organizers will not accept any entries for which any actual or apparent conflict of interest with one of the appointed judges has been indicated, unless a reserve judge is available.
An actual or apparent conflict of interest may occur if a horse is judged that:
· is being trained or handled by a member of the judge’s family
· has been bought or sold by the judge either as owner or agent,
· is owned in whole or part by the judge or by a member of the judge’s family, or business partner in an Arab horse business venture,
· has been leased by the judge, at any time
· has been bred by the judge or is the property of a breeding organization in which the judge is or was an employee,
· has been regularly trained, examined or treated by the judge in a professional capacity,
· is the subject of an on-going negotiation to buy or lease, or a provisional purchase condition to which the judge is a party.
In case of doubt, the DC’s decision will prevail.
Any judge may decline to judge any horse if they consider themselves to have a conflict of interests concerning that horse.
In the show ring, all communication between judges and handlers prior to the presentation of prizes will be through the ring master.
Handlers will be neatly dressed. They may wear any costume normally worn in their country of origin.
Handlers will not wear clothes carrying any form of advertising which discloses the connection of the horse they are handling.
· The judge(s) may request that the ringmaster order unruly horses to be withdrawn.
· The judge(s) may request that the ringmaster ask a handler to open a horse’s mouth or pick up its feet for inspection.
· Exhibits are to be judged standing, walking and trotting. Handlers who do not comply with the ring master’s instructions regarding the above may be given a Yellow/Red card by the ring master.
· Horses will appear in the collecting ring no less than 10 minutes before the start of the class.
· Exhibits that appear late (missing the walk around the ring) will be excluded from the class.
· Stallions and colts aged three years and over may be shown wearing bridles and bits that are both secure and comfortable for the horse. All bridles without bits are equally to be both secure and comfortable for the horse. Any horse that is not under control will be removed from the show ring and disqualified.
Exhibits that appear to be lame may be assessed and placed by the judges. Judges may exclude any horse so lame that assessment will inflict pain.
Disguising of Exhibits
No alteration of the basic color of the skin, coat or hooves is permitted. Hoof paints, colorless varnishes, coat dyes, glitter spray and cosmetic operations including skin grafts are forbidden. Colorless hoof oils, Vaseline or oil and white chalk used on white legs will be accepted. Artificial methods of dilating the eyes or affecting the natural action of the horse or otherwise influencing its action or behavior by oxygenating the bloodstream or by the use of weights or artificially weighted shoes, or by electrical or chemical treatment of any kind at any time before or during exhibition
are forbidden.
Burns, cuts or other marks on the body of any exhibit in such places or positions as to indicate that prohibited methods have been used will be regarded as full and adequate grounds for exclusion of any exhibit from competition, at the discretion of the DC with veterinary advice.
a) In halter classes horses may be fully or partly body-clipped, subject to eyelashes being left uncut, hair inside the ears left unshaved and tactile hair left intact around the nose, muzzle and the eyes. Horses not fulfilling these criteria will not be allowed to participate. “Balding” is not encouraged.
b) No equipment intended to alter the natural appearance of the horse is permitted in the stables, including neck sweats, neck collars, tail racks, hobbles or weights. Anyone using such equipment on the showground may be suspended by the DC for the period of the show.
Excessive whipping or shanking, excessive stimulation by noise, excessive circling of the horse, intimidation, use of electric shock devices and infliction of pain by any means are forbidden in all parts of the showground or stable areas, at all times. The above actions will be sanctioned.
General Rules
1.1 The ECAHO Show Rules will be applied in their entirety for all classes.
1.2 With submitting their entry form, all exhibitors, their agents and accompanying persons accept the rules and regulations of this schedule in their entirety and follow the orders of the organiser.
1.3 All exhibitor accept the decisions of the judges; these decisions are restricted to this show and based on the judging system as laid down in this schedule. The judges are invited by the organiser, work on an voluntary basis and are not representatives of their breed societies, to which they belong.
1.4 The decisions of the judges are final and cannot be contested. The judges are not liable for any consequences caused by their judgement.
1.5 All horses must be free from infectious diseases and come from a disease-free stock. The horse passport has to be presented at the show office. in the absence of a vaccination certificate or in case of suspected infectious disease, the organizer may order the examination of the horse in question at the expense of the owner. The organizer is entitled, according to the decision of the veterinarian, to quarantine any horses. Vaccinations against viral abortion are strongly recommended.
See also EAHSC-Blue Book: Medication Control, IV. Addendum
1.6 Horses from abroad have to be accompanied at arrival with the relevant health papers according to EU Regulations.
All necessary information is available from your veterinary office.
1.7. All horses participating in the show must present their horse passport in order to be identified by the Disciplinary Committee.
1.8 Entering any part of the stud farm at your own risk.
1.9 The organiser assumes no responsibility for accidents, illness, theft, fire or damage of any kind, both to people and to animals and property. In particular, no liability for any damage or liability claims against third parties is granted. Therefore, for any participating or accompanying animals an appropriate valid liability insurance must be taken by the owner. Each person is personally responsible for any damages to third parties caused by himself, his employees, his representatives, etc., or his horses.
1.10 The entries in all part of the show catalogue are without guarantee. Errors excepted. Warranty and claims for damages from the catalog entries against the show organizer, or creator of the catalog are expressly excluded.
1.11 Any changes / damages to the stable tents and the inventory lead to exclusion and the person responsible is
1.12 All instructions of the stewards and the organization team are to be followed.
1.13 Transport charges will not be paid.
Entries have to be made with the attached entry form. The entry fee has to be paid in advance, otherwise the organiser may exclude the horse from the show.
Box stall reservation are to be made together with the entry. Entry fee and stabling fee will not be re-imbursed after the closing date of entries. All equipment for the care of the horses must be rought with you.
The entry shall be binding, this is also true when made in the name of somebody else.
The enterance fee is:
Box incl. straw and one slass start DKr 1.300
Additional classes with the same horse DKr 250
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