NRHA Handbook

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BYLAWS

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • A. Rule Change Procedures (5)
  • B. Affiliate Compliance (5)
  • C. International Affiliate Program (5)
  • D. Disciplinary Procedures (6)
  • E. Causes For Disciplinary Action (11)
  • F. Causes for Disciplinary Action (Protest or complaint not required) (12)
  • G. Animal Welfare and Medications Provisions Applicable to all NRHA Events (14)
SHOW RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • A. Membership (25)
  • B. Non Pro Conditions (27)
  • C. Competition Licensing (31)
  • D. Categories of Competition and Class Eligibility (32)
  • E. Unapproved Classes (39)
  • F. General Show Conditions (39)
  • G. Event Approval (41)
  • NRHA Payback Schedules A & B (48)
  • Worksheet for NRHA Paybacks (49)
  • NRHA Youth Point Scale (50)
  • H. Ancillary Show Conditions (50)
  • I. Aged Show and Closed Aged Show Conditions (51)
  • J. Jackpot Affiliate Show Conditions (51)
  • K. Entry Level Ride & Slide Show Conditions (52)
  • L. Green Level Show Conditions (52)
  • M. Para-Reining Show Conditions (53)
  • N. Trophies & Awards (53)
  • O. Ties (54)
  • P. Show Results (54)
  • Q. Year End Awards (56)
NATIONAL REINING HORSE YOUTH ASSOCIATION BYLAWS
  • Article I. NRHYA Youth Mission Statement (61)
  • Article II. Title, Objectives, Location (61)
  • Article III. NRHyA Executive Committee (61)
  • Article IV. Election of Officers (61)
  • Article V. Duties of Officers (62)
  • Article VI. General Governance (63)
  • Article VII. Membership Meeting (63)
  • Article VIII. Membership and Regions (64)
  • Article IX. Removal of Officers (64)
  • Article X. Amendments 64)
YOUTH SHOW RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • A. Membership and Show Conditions (65)
  • B. Approved Youth Reinings (66)
  • C. Year-End Awards (66)
NATIONAL FEDERATION (66)

SHOW STEWARDS
  • A. Stewarding Privileges (67)
  • B. Guidelines (67)
  • C. Duties of the Show Steward (68)
FREESTYLE REINING
  • A. General Rules (71)
  • B. Judging of Freestyle Reining (72)
JUDGES
  • A. Judging Privileges (75)
  • B. Judges Committee (75)
  • C. Judges Monitor (76)
  • D. Guidelines (76)
RULES FOR JUDGING
  • A. General (79)
  • B. Scoring (79)
  • Patterns (87)
JUDGES' GUIDE
  • General Judging and Scoring Guidelines (119)
  • Penalty Application (120)
  • Pre/Post Check (121)
  • No Scores (122)
  • Penalty Score Zero (124)
  • 5 Point Penalties (125)
  • 2 Point Penalties (126)
  • Lead Penalties (127)
  • Jog Penalties (128)
  • Simple Lead Change Penalties (128)
  • Spin Penalties (128)
  • Wall Penalty (129)
  • Center Penalty (129)
  • Reviews (129)
  • Maneuvers (130)
  • Pattern Descriptions (132)
  • A. Scoring (138)
  • B. Maneuver Scores (139)
  • C. Misconduct/Re-Rides (140)
  • D. Reports/Conduct (141)
FREESTYLE
  • A. Score Card (143)
  • B. Scoring/Penalties (144)
JUDGING DIAGRAMS
  • Figure 1. Bit Measurements (149)
  • Figure 2. Bit Measurements (150)
  • Figure 3A. Over/Under Spin Penalty Application (151)
  • Figure 3B. Lead Departure Penalty Application (151)
  • Figure 4. Out of Lead/Delayed Change Penalty Application (152)
  • Figure 5. Jog Penalty Application (153)
  • Figure 6. Out of Lead on Run-Around Penalty Application (154)
  • Figure 7. Out of Lead on Partial Circle Leading to
  • Run-Down Penalty Application (155)
  • Figure 8. Sample Score card (156)
  • Figure 9. Sample Freestyle Score card (157)
NRHA ELIGIBILITY POLICY (157)