2019 Rule Changes

2019 Rule Changes

By Carol O’Meara, Rules and Specs Chair

Several Bylaws and Rule Changes were passed by the Board of Directors at their October meeting. An amendment to the Bylaws will streamline the process for making rule changes which are required to be in compliance with USEF/USHJA/Zone 8 Specs. Those changes can now be recommended by the Rules and Specs Committee and approved by the Board without going through the normal rule change process.

Additional Rule Changes include the requirement that the EMT must be contacted if a rider falls off; clarification that a judge may officiate at two consecutive shows as long as least one is as a jumper judge with no equitation classes; and a 30 day limit after results are posted for notification of the Member Support Manager of any discrepancies in points. After 30 days, points will stand as posted.

A package of rule changes resulted in the establishment of a new CHJA Outreach Program. Watch for more information on this exciting new program which will start with the 2019 Show Season.

The 2019 CHJA Rule Book will be available on line by December 1, 2018 and all rule changes will take effect on that date. Please contact Carol OMeara (click HERE) with any questions.