NRHA Handbook

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NRHA BYLAWS
  • Article I. Title, Objectives, Locations, Definitions (5)
  • Article II. Membership (6)
  • Article III. Membership Meeting (8)
  • Article IV. Officers and Executive Committee (8)
  • Article V. Election of Officers (8)
  • Article VI. Duties of Officers and Executive Committee (9)
  • Article VII. Board of Directors (11)
  • Article VIII. Committees (17)
  • Article IX. NRHA Affiliates (23)
  • Article X. Parliamentary Authority (25)
  • Article XI. Annual Statements (25)
  • Article XII. Indemnification (25)
  • Article XIII. Contracts, Loans, Checks and Deposits (25)
  • Article XIV. Miscellaneous Provisions (26)
  • Article XV. Amendments (27)
ELECTION PROCEDURES (29)

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • B. Affiliate Compliance (37)
  • C. International Affiliate Program (37)
  • D. Disciplinary Procedures (38)
  • E. Causes For Disciplinary Action (43)
  • F. Causes for Disciplinary Action (Protest or complaint not required) (44)
  • G. Animal Welfare and Medications Provisions Applicable to all NRHA Events (46)
SHOW RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • A. Membership (57)
  • B. Non Pro Conditions (59)
  • C. Competition Licensing (63)
  • D. Categories of Competition and Class Eligibility (64)
  • E. Unapproved Classes (71)
  • F. General Show Conditions (71)
  • G. Event Approval (73)
  • NRHA Payback Schedules A & B (80)
  • Worksheet for NRHA Paybacks (81)
  • NRHA Youth Point Scale (82)
  • H. Ancillary Show Conditions (82)
  • I. Aged Show and Closed Aged Show Conditions (83)
  • J. Jackpot Affiliate Show Conditions (83)
  • K. Entry Level Ride & Slide Show Conditions (84)
  • L. Green Level Show Conditions (84)
  • M. Para-Reining Show Conditions (85)
  • N. Trophies & Awards (85)
  • O. Ties (86)
  • P. Show Results (86)
  • Q. Year End Awards (88)
NATIONAL REINING HORSE YOUTH ASSOCIATION BYLAWS
  • Article I. NRHYA Youth Mission Statement (91)
  • Article II. Title, Objectives, Location (91)
  • Article III. NRHyA Executive Committee (91)
  • Article IV. Election of Officers (91)
  • Article V. Duties of Officers (92)
  • Article VI. General Governance (93)
  • Article VII. Membership Meeting (94)
  • Article VIII. Membership and Regions (94)
  • Article IX. Removal of Officers (94)
  • Article X. Amendments (94)
YOUTH SHOW RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • A. Membership and Show Conditions (95)
  • B. Approved Youth Reinings (96)
  • C. Year-End Awards (96)
NATIONAL FEDERATION (96)

NRHA SHOW STEWARDS
  • A. Stewarding Privileges (97)
  • B. Guidelines (97)
  • C. Duties of the Show Steward (98)
FREESTYLE REINING
  • A. General Rules (101)
  • B. Judging of Freestyle Reining (102)
JUDGES
  • A. Judging Privileges (105)
  • B. Judges Committee (105)
  • C. Judges Monitor (106)
  • D. Guidelines (106)
RULES FOR JUDGING
  • A. General (109)
  • B. Scoring (109)
  • Patterns (117)
NRHA JUDGES' GUIDE
  • General Judging and Scoring Guidelines (149
  • Penalty Application (150)
  • Pre/Post Check (151)
  • No Scores (152)
  • Penalty Score Zero (154)
  • 5 Point Penalties (155)
  • 2 Point Penalties (156)
  • Lead Penalties (157)
  • Jog Penalties (158)
  • Simple Lead Change Penalties (158)
  • Spin Penalties (158)
  • Wall Penalty (159)
  • Center Penalty (159)
  • Reviews (159)
  • Maneuvers (160)
  • Pattern Descriptions (162)
  • A. Scoring (168)
  • B. Maneuver Scores (169)
  • C. Misconduct/Re-Rides (170)
  • D. Reports/Conduct (171)
FREESTYLE
  • A. Score Card (173)
  • B. Scoring/Penalties (174)
JUDGING DIAGRAMS
  • Figure 1. Bit Measurements (179)
  • Figure 2. Bit Measurements (180)
  • Figure 3A. Over/Under Spin Penalty Application (181)
  • Figure 3B. Lead Departure Penalty Application (181)
  • Figure 4. Out of Lead/Delayed Change Penalty Application (182)
  • Figure 5. Jog Penalty Application (183)
  • Figure 6. Out of Lead on Run-Around Penalty Application (184)
  • Figure 7. Out of Lead on Partial Circle Leading to
  • Run-Down Penalty Application (185)
  • Figure 8. Sample Score card (186)
  • Figure 9. Sample Freestyle Score card (187)
NRHA ELIGIBILITY POLICY (187)