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ARHPA Rule Change



ARHPA Rule Change

The American Road Horse and Pony Association wants to make sure everyone is aware of the new rule that went into effect on December 1, 2016.  The new changes involve the ID number and the process for obtaining a number for the roadster horses and affects all horses competing (Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Dutch Harness Horses, Morgans, and any other horses). This includes all horses registered with another association i.e. United States Trotting Association, Morgan Horse Association, etc.

Show managers and Show Secretaries of USEF recognized shows also need to be aware of the changes as they will affect your entry blanks and prize lists.

The rule reads as follows:

SUBCHAPTER RD-1 GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

RD101 Eligibility

1. Roadster Horses: In order to compete all horses must be a Standardbred or Standardbred type. Roadster Ponies are not permitted to compete in Roadster Horse classes.

            a. All horses competing in Federation licensed competitions must be properly identified and must obtain a Roadster Horse Identification number from the American Road Horse and Pony Association (ARHPA). An ARHPA Roadster Horse ID number for each horse must be entered on all entry forms for licensed competitions.

            b. Only one unique ARHPA Roadster Horse ID Number will be issued per horse. This unique ID number must subsequently remain with the horse throughout its career. Anyone knowingly applying for a duplicate ID Number for an individual horse may be subject to disciplinary action.

            c. The Federation and/or ARHPA as applicable must be notified of any change of ownership and/or competition name of the horse. Owners are requested to notify the Federation and/or ARHPA as applicable of corrections to previously submitted information, e.g., names, addresses, breed registration, pedigree, or markings.

            d. The ARHPA Roadster Horse ID application is available from the ARHPA or Federation office, or it can be downloaded from the ARHPA or Federation website or completed in the competition office. Competition management is responsible for notifying exhibitors of this requirement in their prize list. BOD 1/16/16 Effective 12/1/16

All owners who have horses that ARHPA has on file will automatically be issued a number and they will receive a new ID Form with all the information they will need in the mail during the month of January.  If by February owners have not received their new form ARHPA asks that they please contact us so we can make sure everyone is ready for the 2017 show season.  It will be the owner’s responsibility to make sure their trainers have the new ID Form.  If the horse is not currently on file with ARHPA the Owner or Trainer must fill out the ARHPA Horse ID Application and return it and a copy of the horse’s papers (if they have papers) to the ARHPA.

We understand that this is a big change and will take time for the adjustment.  It is our hope at ARHPA that everyone will help us to work through this transition.  If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the ARHPA.

Rick Adams Secretary/treasurer

678-296-7442

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