Rule change proposals submitted by APHA members and committees were considered by their respective advisory committees at the 2019 APHA Convention; the committees determined which proposals would pass out of committee for voting by the association’s elected board of directors. If a proposal was defeated in committee, it can be petitioned to the floor by members following procedures outlined in the APHA Rule Book.
Below is a summary of rule change proposals that will be considered by the APHA board of directors during voting on March 3, 2019, as well as those defeated in committee.
Proposals passed out of committee, with any motions for amendments, are listed below:
CONTROL # ART III-3
Summary: Rule explains voting responsibilities of a Director.
CONTROL # ART IX-1
Summary: Purposes of this rule change proposal: 1) To promote and improve customer service to APHA Regional Clubs by administering actions which foster greater consistency, accuracy and opportunity for club viability. 2) Generate practices which are labor saving for APHA staff.
CONTROL # ART IX-3
Summary: To promote and improve customer service to APHA Regional Clubs by administering actions which foster greater consistency, accuracy and opportunity for club viability.
CONTROL # ART IX-4
Summary: Purpose of this rule change: 1) To promote and improve customer service to APHA Regional Clubs by administering actions which foster greater consistency, accuracy and opportunity for club viability. 2) Provide the APHA with specific procedure to obtain required information from all active clubs in timely manner and reduce staff hours in facilitating follow-up measures.
CONTROL # ART X
Summary: Rule explains Zone Show requirements.
CONTROL # ART XIV
Summary: Eliminates confusion on where to find a list of regional clubs and Racing affiliates.
CONTROL # GR-010
Summary: Clarifies the procedure for requesting early implementation on rule change proposals.
Summary: Allows Quarter Horse or Thoroughbreds that have a Paint pattern gene (but without white markings consistent with APHA registration standards) to be registered in the APHA Solid Registry.
CONTROL # RG-070-1
Summary: Amends the current RG-070-E rule to allow advancement of a solid horse to the Regular Registry if the horse has: a) at least one registered APHA parent, with the other parent being registered with APHA, AQHA, the Jockey Club or any other international Thoroughbred Registry recognized by the Jockey Club, along with b) at least one Paint trait, and c) APHA genetic testing confirming the horse carries at least one Paint pattern gene.
CONTROL #RG-100 Summary: Denotes all breedings as “released” on a stallion breeding report as a function of submission of a stallion breeding report to APHA.
CONTROL # SC-192
Summary: Allows cords to be used in the same way as chains in in-hand trail.
CONTROL # SC-206 (Amended)
Summary: To increase the number of points a horse can earn before becoming ineligible for the green classes from 10 to 25 to be consistent with other breed and show associations.
CONTROL # SC-301-2 (Amended)
Summary: Adds Ranch Cutting to the list of APHA-approved events.
CONTROL # SC-301-3 (Amended)
Summary: Clarification and modification of the ranch horse class rules.
CONTROL # AM-176
Summary: Adds color classes to the Amateur Division.
CONTROL # YP-109 (Clarified)
Summary: Creates an 11- to 18-year-old Walk-Trot division, with eligibility limited to two consecutive calendar years.
The following rule change proposal was defeated in committee, but came out on petition:
CONTROL # YP-109-1
Summary: Creates an 11- to 18-year-old Walk-Trot division.
The following rule change proposals were defeated in committee:
Summary: Moves ranch horse classes to their own category.
CONTROL # SC-090
Summary: Allows show managers the latitude of scheduling their shows regardless of whether or not the selected weekend is the same as the APHA Convention.
CONTROL # SC-090-1
Summary: Makes 1- and 2-judge shows exempt from the mileage rule between shows on the same dates.
CONTROL # SC-301-5
Summary: Adds Ranch Conformation class.
CONTROL # AM-085
Summary: Prohibits stallions from being shown in any Novice Amateur or Amateur Walk-Trot classes.
CONTROL # YP-109-1
Summary: Creates an additional Youth Walk-Trot Division for the age groups of 11-18 years.
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