Nebraska Horse Clubs Association

  Open Horse Shows in Nebraska

Rulebook - you can purchase a copy from  the NHCA Secretary for $5.00 - printed copies of the 2017 Rulebooks available after April 15th!!

Contact Ben for a Rulebook!!!!

2017 Rule Changes:

RULEBOOK ADDITIONS

English Equitation & English Pleasure Classes (Pg 13 in 2016 rulebook):                                                       

Due to low entry numbers in 19 - 39 and 40 & Over English Pleasure and Equitation, these classes will be combined and will be shown as English Pleasure 19 & Over and English Equitation 19 & Over. 

 

Contestant Rules & Responsibilities (Pg 9 in 2016 rulebook):                                                       

 

The following rules have been changed to read as follows...

4.  To encourage youth (18 & under) involvement in the NHCA, a horse may be shown by members of different families (one family/individual must be a member of NHCA) in the same class, but different age groups.

5.   A horse cannot be ridden in the same age group under any circumstances more than one (1) time.

 

Judges Rules (Pgs 14-15 in the 2016 rulebook):                                                       

 

The following rules have been changed to read as follows...

2.   Judge?s for NHCA shows can be chosen from the current NE 4-H Horse Judge?s list.

3.  Any NE 4-H Horse Judge who is judging an NHCA-pointed show must be familiar with the NHCA Rulebook and have their own rulebook.  Rulebooks can be purchased from the NHCA Secretary prior to judging and are also available to any judge on the day of the show.

4.  Any potential judge, who is not on the NE 4-H Horse Judge?s list, must take the NHCA Judge?s test.  The test is open-book and there is no fee.  Their name will be placed on the NHCA website upon successful completion of the test.

5.   The NHCA Judge?s test can be waived by the NHCA Board in extreme (short-notice) circumstances, such as the death of family member, illness etc. if attempts have been made to hire another judge.

 

14.   NHCA judges shall make an effort not to appear on show grounds 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

 

Rules #21 & 22 have been deleted from pg 15.

 

Trail Class:                                                       

 

Trail has been added as a pointed class as long as it has a sponsorship. 

Age divisions are:  13 & Under, 14-18, 19-39 and 40 & Over.

The following rules will apply for the Trail Classes...these rules are being developed by the board in the Spring of 2017 and will be posted as soon as they are approved.

 

 Trail Class Rules

 

 

The changes noted above will be printed in the newest version of the rulebook.