Six big APHA rule changes coming your way in 2015

December 30th, 2014 5:06 PM | No Comments
Many rule changes will go into effect on January 1st.  [photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

Many rule changes will go into effect on January 1st. [photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

When you turn the page on the calendar to January 2015, new APHA rules will go into effect. These rules were passed at the 2014 APHA Convention, and new rules will be voted on at the 2015 Convention.

A full list of passed rules as well as the 2015 APHA Official Rule Book are available online, but below are five new rules that will make big impacts on the association:

Beginning January 1, show lease certificates will be issued to individual Amateur or Youth members who file a show lease form with APHA; the lessee’s immediate family members are also allowed to exhibit the horse. The lessee must be responsible for all expenses relating to the horse. All leases expire on December 31, unless terminated before that date, and must be renewed annually with the applicable performance lease fee.

Registration fees for cropout Paints have been lowered by up to 85%, and registration fees for older Regular Registry and Solid Paint-Bred horses with at least one Paint parent have been reduced, too! New pricing goes into effect January 1. 

  • Added Recognition

Beginning January 1, Novice Youth will be eligible to earn Superior and Zone Champion awards; Youth Walk-Trot points will count toward Registers of Merit, Superiors and zone awards; and Amateur Walk-Trot exhibitors will have a Top 10 year-end award category and zone awards.

To read more on APHA.com, click here.

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