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AHHS NATIONAL HACKNEY PONY FUTURITY

NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR 2012, YEARLINGS TO BE SHOWN WITH NATURAL TAIL (TAILS NOT TO BE CUT OR HAVE BREAK OVER) BUSTLES ARE PERMITTED.

Open to offspring of nominated stallions and mares. Ponies may show as weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in hand; 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds in harness with 3-year-olds showing as Hackneys, Harness (long tails), Roadsters or Pleasure Ponies. Hackney Ponies,14.2 hands or under, shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and the appearance of a short tail.  Harness Ponies 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled vehicle with long mane and tail. Roadster ponies, 52" inches and under, shall be shown to a roadster cart (bike). A low crupper, overcheck, square blinkers and straight or broken snaffle bit shall be used. Martingales are required. Protective boots are permitted. Pleasure Ponies 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Prizes, earning potential, and national recognition make this program popular with breeders and owners. Several regional Hackney associations also sponsor futurities which allow youngsters to earn substantial premiums early.

 

At the time of nominations the owner must provide social security or employer identification number.  Failure to provide the number will result in backup withholding on prize money.  Entries are to be made with the approved show in order to compete. Nomination payments can be made without registering the Hackney with the Society; however, in order to show, DNA verification and registration are required by June 10th of the year showing.

 

Hackneys showing in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity will be subject to DNA verification following the class. Any prize money won will be retained until parentage is verified by DNA testing.

 

AHHS membership must be current as of June 10th, in the year of competition, in order to participate in the show. Owner, co-owners, handlers, and judges are all required to be American Hackney Horse Society members.

 

Eligibility:

All foals must be the produce of registered stallions and mares that have been nominated in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity.

 

Nomination of the Sire & Dam

Click here for 2020 Mare & Stallion & Weanling Nomination Form

Click here for 2020 Buy-In Form

  • 2020 Nomination Deadlines: Mares & Stallions — May 20, 2020; Weanlings— July 1, 2020
  • The stallion must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book.
  • The nomination fee of $50 must be paid to the AHHS on or before April 15th of the year the foal is due to be born.
  • In the event a stallion is nominated by more than one party, the Stallion Owner’s nomination takes precedence over the other nominator.
  • The stallion must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.
  • In the year of nomination, if two foals are expected to be registered from the same mare (embryo transfer foals or twins), both foals will be eligible for the weanling nominations; one dam nomination fee of $10 shall be due on or before April 15th but two weanling nominations fees will be due on or before July 1st if eligibility of both foals is to be maintained.
  • The dam must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.

 

Weanling Division

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must have application and fees for registration sent to the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Application and payment for DNA kit must be postmarked and received in the AHHS office by June 10th of the year showing.
  • DNA test kits must be mailed to the University of California at Davis by June 24th (postmarked June 24th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Provided the above requirements are met, DNA parent verification is not required to show, however DNA parent verification results will be required before prize money is distributed.
  • The nomination fee of $35 must be paid on or before July 1st.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter with natural tail, judged 50% on conformation and 50% on performance.

 

Yearling Division

  • The Yearling must have been nominated in the Weanling Division and all conditions and requirements fulfilled
  • In order to show in the Yearling Division the yearling must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the Yearling year if not previously done
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter, or lead bridle, judged 50% conformation, and 50% performance
  • To be shown with natural tail (tails not to be cut or have break over); bustles are permitted. NEW FOR 2012.

 

2-Year-Old Division

  • The 2-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 2-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the 2-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • In-hand (colt and filly) entries shall be shown in halter or lead bridle; tack optional for stallions and geldings), and judged 50% conformation and 50% performance.
  • In harness, the 2-Year-Old will be shown to a four-wheeled -vehicle, to be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • Nominees may enter both classes but are permitted to show in only one.

 

3-Year-Old Division

  • The 3-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling, Yearling, and 2-Year-Old Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 3-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file in the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) of the 3-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The Roadster Pony measures below 13 hands (52″) and shall be shown as Roadster-to-Bike, with drivers in racing colors.
  • The Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and appearance of a short tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with long mane and tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog chart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Judged on manners, suitability as a Pleasure Pony, performance and conformation. Must be asked to back. Stallions are permitted but all Pleasure entries must be driven by an amateur.
  • Nominees may show in only one class.

 

Premiums: (Weanlings, Yearlings, 2-Year-Olds & 3-Year-Olds)

The value of the prize fund of the AHHS Breeders’ Futurity each year will be the total amount of nomination fees received that year, plus any added money, and any carryover from the prior year.

AHHS YOUTH MEDALLION SERIES

 

Open to junior exhibitors under 18 years of age in the Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse, Roadster Pony, Roadster Under Saddle, Pleasure Pony/Horse Under Saddle, Youth Hackney/Harness Combination, Country Pleasure Driving, Pleasure Driving Pony/Horse (Reinsmanship), and Showmanship In-Hand Pony/Horse divisions. By qualifying in local medallion classes, a combination of junior exhibitor and pony may compete in the National Medallion Championship Finals vying for the national title in each division, and scholarship awards. This program encourages youth involvement with Hackneys as they are acquiring show ring skills, developing friendships and competing for the prestigious title of Youth Medallion National Finalist. A special medallion is awarded to winners of local medallion classes and certificates of qualification are sent to each entry. The National Final will provide special gifts and events for all participants along with national recognition. 1995 brought the addition of two new divisions, the roadster pony under saddle and Hackney/Harness combination class. Now the pony that is shown in the Ladies or Amateur division can also compete with the youth, encouraging family participation.

 

For listings of shows offering the classes or information on adding a class to any horse show please contact the AHHS office. The Medallion Championship Finals are held at the American Royal in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

AHHS Youth Medallion Rules/Results Form

 

AHHS Youth Medallion Application

 

View 2020 Youth Medallion Shows

 

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ABOUT AHHS YOUTH PROGRAMS

LIMITED BREEDERS' WEANLING STAKES & 3-YEAR-OLD COMPETITION

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders’ Weanling Stakes and Three-Year Old Competition is held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the All-American Classic Horse Show. Prize money is paid out through places 1-10 and is funded by the sale of stallion services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services are sold at the AHHS LBS auction. The offspring of these stallion services will be eligible to participate in the weanling and three-year old competitions. The LBS program has awarded over $298,000 in prize money.

 

2020 AHHS LBS GRAND WEEKEND & STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

SAVE THE DATES!!

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend and Stallion Service Auction will be held March 6-7, 2020, in historic Shelbyville/Simpsonville, KY. The goal of the AHHS Limited Breeders Committee is ALWAYS RAISING THE BAR. Planning is progressing rapidly for the 2020 Grand Event Weekend. The key event for the weekend is the AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Auction and Dinner which will be held Saturday, March 7th at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

 

The Grand Event Weekend kicks off in grand style on Friday afternoon with a tour of the Jonabell/Darley Thoroughbred farm. There is no cost for the tour but you MUST make reservations in advance as space is limited — FARM TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! The fun continues Friday evening at the Cardinal Club with with comedian Mike Klein. Mike has owned Thoroughbreds for many years. We are sure he will entertain with his equine references. Then, the evening heads into championship form with TONY AND THE TAN LINES featuring Chad Graham (who has been known to exhibit a Hackney or Saddlebred a few times). If you have not had the opportunity to see this outstanding group, you are in for a treat. Advance sale tickets are available for $15 per person. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. The ticket price includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

 

Saturday activities include something for everyone. The day will start off with Hackney demonstrations and activities at Shade Tree Saddlebreds, LLC (the former Singing Hills Stable). Tentative demonstrations and topics include braiding for the Hackney, Roadster and Harness divisions; Safe and correct placement of tail extensions and tail caps; long line basics and advanced techniques; Training and conditioning your in hand entry, along with presentation techniques; and Training your three year old to harness-from ground training to the show ring. There is no cost to participate in this clinic.

 

Saturday afternoon will feature tours of the Bulleit Distillery.

 

Saturday evening will kick off at the Cardinal Club with the AHHS Annual General Membership Meeting, followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, and the AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Auction. Advance sale tickets for the dinner and stallion auction are $42. Tickets will be available at the door for $50. Advance sale tickets can be obtained by contacting Taylor Gregory, AHHS Executive Secretary, (859) 255-8694 or via email, ahhscls@qx.net ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 23, 2020.

 

The host hotel will be the Ramada Inn-Shelbyville, 251 Breighton Circle, Shelbyville, KY 40065 / (502) 257-8402. Rooms with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed are available the nights of Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the group rate of $99.00 per night, plus tax. You can obtain the group rate by calling the hotel directly and advising you are part of the AHHS Grand Event Weekend. A credit card will be required to hold the reservation.

 

Mark your calendars and plan on being in the Bluegrass March 6-7, 2020. Be a part of ALWAYS RAISING THE BAR.

 

Download 2020 LBS Stallion Service Contract (PDF)

Download 2020 LBS Dinner & Stallion Auction Reservation Form (PDF)

Register for 2020 LBS Dinner & Stallion Auction Online

Download 2020 LBS Weekend Agenda (PDF)

 

This is your Grand Weekend!  Any and all suggestions for seminars, events, presentations, and activities are welcome!

 

 

AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Announces Amateur Owned and Trained Incentive Prize Money Program

AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Amateur Owned and Trained Incentive Prize Money Program

The AHHS Limited Breeders Committee has approved an AOT (Amateur Owner Trainer) Incentive program for 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Weanling and Three Year Old Performance Classes.  The Committee recognizes the importance of the AOT to the Hackney breed and wants to encourage the breeding of Hackney ponies.  The AOT Incentive funds will be paid in addition to the Limited Breeders class premiums.

 

The Committee has funded $3000.00 for the 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Weanling classes.  The highest placing AOT Weanling will receive a $1000.00 Incentive premium.  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place AOT Weanlings will receive $500.00 Incentive premium.

 

The  Committee has funded $2000.00 for the 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Three Year Old Performance classes. The highest placing AOT Three Year Old will receive a $1000.00 Incentive premium.  The 2nd and 3rd place AOT Three Year Old will receive $500 Incentive premium.

 

The AOT eligibility will be determined by the USEF guidelines as described in the USEF rules.  The AOT eligibility rules are outlined in the USEF Rule book in section HK 106.

 

The AHHS encourages all Hackney enthusiasts to participate in this program.  Breeding, raising and showing Hackneys is a fun and rewarding hobby for the entire family.

 

Additional information regarding the LBS Sweepstakes and the LBS AOT Incentive programs can be obtained by contacting the AHHS.

 

USEF Hackney Rules regarding Amateur Owner Trainers — HK106 Amateur Owner Trainer-AOT

1. Every competitor must be an amateur and the owner, or an amateur member of the owner’s family.

 

2. Classes may be offered in any section and specifications must follow those of the amateur class within that section.

Riders, drivers, attendants, and headers must meet the specifications for amateur status (refer to GR1306 and

GR1307).

 

3. Ponies are not to have been professionally trained and/or shown by a professional for a period of 60 days prior to

the competition (riding and driving instruction for the owner to be excluded).

 

4. Ponies are not to be exhibited, prepared, groomed or schooled with the aid of or by a professional while on or off

the competition grounds immediately before or during the competition. Assistance by other amateurs is permitted. Horses may be stabled with a professional during the competition, and hauled by a professional. Professional help for situations relevant to safety is permitted.

 

5. Owner must sign as owner, trainer, and rider/driver/ handler on the USEF entry blank.

 

6. Horses must be registered with the American Hackney Horse Society in the name of the competitor or a member

of the competitor’s family, as defined by GR123 (Horses registered in a farm/ranch/syndicate/partnership/corpora- tion name may be shown in AOT classes provided the family is the sole owner of the farm or entity as defined by GR123. The sale of a horse does not eliminate this registration requirement. (Contracts of Sale or Bill of Sale will not be accepted)

 

7. Combined ownership is not permitted in AOT classes unless all owners are members of the same family. Leased horses are not eligible.

 

8. AOT classes may be restricted to riders, drivers or handlers who are no longer eligible to compete as a junior exhibitor.

AHHS HACKNEY PONY LESSON PROGRAM

Interested in starting a Hackney Pony Lesson Program? The AHHS will help you get started!

A suitable pony and necessary equipment can be provided and membership in the program will include a stall for your Hackney lesson pony at the Academy National Finals in 2020!

 

For an application, contact:

Chris Schubert

c.schubert2004@gmail.com

UPHA CLASSICS

FOR HACKNEY PONIES

Developed for ponies who are four-years-old and under who compete as Hackney, harness (long tail), roadster or pleasure entries on a local level in UPHA Classic classes. First through sixth placings qualify the pony for the National UPHA Classic Championships that offer leading prize money for young performance ponies. Entrants pay an annual eligibility fee of $50.00 in addition to the horse show entry fee. Since no sustaining payments are necessary, the UPHA Classics programs attract a wide variety of participants who own and show Hackneys. For complete UPHA Classic rules, click here.

 

The UPHA Hackney Pony Classic Championships are held each November at the American Royal Horse Show in Kansas City, MO. Location of the qualifying horse shows and additional information can be obtained by contacting the United Professional Horseman’s Association, 4059 Iron Works Pike, Building A, Lexington KY 40511, (859) 231-5070.

MID-WEST FUTURITY

The Mid-West Hackney Futurity offers one of the largest futurities for Hackney ponies in the world. It is a "true futurity" in that the sire and dam must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book or the Canadian Registry and must be nominated in the Mid-West Futurity by April 10th of the year the foal is born. The foal must then be nominated by May 31st in order to be eligible. The resulting foal must be kept eligible each year by paying a yearly nomination fee. The Mid-West Futurity offers classes for weanlings through 3 year olds. Jackpot classes for 4 and 5 year olds are also offered for ponies that have been kept eligible through their younger years.

 

The Mid-West Hackney Association began with a small group of interested breeders and trainers in 1954 with the goal of promoting the showing of the Hackney pony at shows in the Midwest. The first futurity classes were held at the 1955 Illinois State Fair and continue to be held there today. The first futurity offered four classes and had 33 ponies that made final payments. The premiums in each of the four classes were as follows:

 

  • 1st: $241.00
  • 2nd: $180.75
  • 3rd: $ 90.38
  • 4th: $ 60.25
  • 5th: $ 30.12

 

The Mid-West Hackney Futurity has grown over the years to now offer 17 classes for weanlings through three-year-olds, jackpot classes for ponies four and five years old that have been kept eligible through their younger years, a junior exhibitor weanling showmanship class, and new in 2007, is an amateur unshod weanling class. The prize money paid in the 2010 futurity for weanlings through three-year-olds is as follows:

 

  • 1st: $1,351.25
  • 2nd: $ 844.53
  • 3rd: $ 506.72
  • 4th: $ 337.81
  • 5th: $ 168.90
  • 6th: $ 84.45
  • 7th: $ 84.45
  • 8th: $ 84.45

 

The first place payouts in the 4- and 5-Year-Old Jackpot Classes ranged from $401.07 to $744.84 in 2010.

 

Nominate and be a part of the Mid-West Hackney Futurity, where it pays to raise and show Hackney ponies!

OHIO FUTURITY

For information regarding the Ohio Hackney Futurity contact the following:

 

President: David Estis - 740-739-5400 burnsidemanorfarm@earthlink.net

 

Secretary: Amber Estis - 740-924-1385

SOUTH CENTRAL FUTURITY

Open Pony Breeders Futurity Alexandria Fair and Horse Show

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

THE FOUR DIVISIONS:

The South Central Hackney Pony Breeders Futurity will be shown each year in four divisions. Weanling, Yearling, Two-Year Old, and Three-Old Hackney Ponies.

 

WHAT FOALS ARE ELIGIBLE:

All foals shown must be the produce of stallions and mares who have been previously nominated in the SCHA Pony Breeders Futurity. Exceptions: In 2006 – Yearlings, Two-Year Olds, and Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be nominated by paying appropriate fees below.

In 2007 – Two-Year Olds and Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be nominated by paying appropriate fees below.

In 2008 – Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be nominated by paying appropriate fees below.

 

NOMINATION OF SIRE – HOW TO NOMINATE THE SIRE:

To nominate a stallion it is necessary: (1) That the stallion be registered in the SCHA, and (2) That a fee of $25.00 be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the foal is nominated.

 

NOMINATION OF DAM – HOW TO NOMINATE THE DAM:

To nominate a mare in the Futurity it is necessary: (1) That the mare be registered in the SCHA, and (2) That a fee of $5.00 be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year in which the foal is to be eligible for the Weanling Division of the Futurity.

 

THE WEANLING DIVISION: HOW TO MAKE A WEANLING ELIGIBLE:

In order to make a foal eligible to show in the Weanling Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be complied with:(1) The sire and dam must be nominated in the Futurity the year in which the foal is born. (2) The foal must be registered before it can be shown. (3) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before May 31 of the year in which the foal is born. HOW SHOWN: The entries in this division shall be shown in hand, 70% conformation, 30% action, in halter or lead bridle, with natural tail.

 

THE YEARLING DIVISION: HOW TO MAKE A YEARLING ELIGIBLE:

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the Yearling Division, the following conditions must be complied with: (1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling Division of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of that Division must have been fulfilled. Must have been registered as Weanling. (2) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the entry becomes a yearling. Exception: In 2006 Yearlings not previously nominated may be made eligible by paying past nomination fees of $50.00 plus additional $50.00 (sire and dam nominations plus interest) fee by April 30. HOW SHOWN: The entries in this division shall be shown in hand. 70% conformation, 30% action, in halter or lead bridle.

 

THE 2-YEAR OLD DIVISION: HOW TO KEEP THE 2-YEAR-OLD ELIGIBLE:

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the Two-Year-Old Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be complied with: (1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled. (2) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the entry becomes a two-year old. Exceptions: In 2006 and 2007 Two- Year Olds not previously nominated may be made eligible by paying past nomination fees of $75.00 plus additional $50.00 (sire and dam nominations plus interest) fee by April 30. HOW SHOWN: The entries in this division shall be shown in hand, 60% conformation, 40% action, in halter or lead bridle. Tack optional for stallions and geldings.

 

3-YEAR OLD DIVISION: HOW TO KEEP A 3-YEAR-OLD ELIGIBLE:

In order to make a colt, filly or gelding eligible to show in the Three-Year Old Division of the Futurity, the following conditions must be complied with: (1) The colt, filly or gelding must have been entered in the Weanling, Yearling and Two-Year Old Divisions of this Futurity and all conditions and requirements of those divisions must have been fulfilled. (2) $25.00 must be paid to the Futurity on or before April 30 of the year the entry becomes a three-year old. Exceptions: In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Three-Year Olds not previously nominated may be made eligible by paying past nomination fees of $100.00 plus additional $50.00 (sire and dam nominations plus interest) fee by April 30. HOW SHOWN: Hackney/Harness, Roadster or Pleasure Driving.

 

Each entry to show in only one class.

 

PRIZES — HOW THE PRIZES ARE DIVIDED:

In each division the winner will receive 40% of the Prize Fund in that division; second, 25%; third, 17 ½ %, fourth, 10%; fifth, 5%; sixth, 2 ½%.

 

VALUE OF THE PRIZE FUND:

The value of the Prize Fund of the Futurity each year shall be the total amount of money paid in fees, miscellaneous funds and added donations.

 

WHERE TO PAY FEES:

All payments to the Futurity must be made to:

 

Tom Galbreath, President

Laura Schmidt, Secretary/Treasurer

369 Schmidt Lane

California, KY 41007

 

Home: (859) 472-5043

Email: laura.schmidt@duke.energy.com

www.southcentralhackney.com

 

Management Assumes No Responsibility to Remind Nominators of Payments Due, Mark Your Calendar.

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American Hackney Horse Society

4059 Iron Works Parkway, A-3

Lexington, KY 40511-8462

 

Phone: (859) 255-8694

Fax: (859) 255-0177

E-mail: ahhscsl@qx.net

 

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AHHS NATIONAL HACKNEY PONY FUTURITY

NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR 2012, YEARLINGS TO BE SHOWN WITH NATURAL TAIL (TAILS NOT TO BE CUT OR HAVE BREAK OVER) BUSTLES ARE PERMITTED.

Open to offspring of nominated stallions and mares. Ponies may show as weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in hand; 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds in harness with 3-year-olds showing as Hackneys, Harness (long tails), Roadsters or Pleasure Ponies. Hackney Ponies,14.2 hands or under, shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and the appearance of a short tail.  Harness Ponies 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled vehicle with long mane and tail. Roadster ponies, 52" inches and under, shall be shown to a roadster cart (bike). A low crupper, overcheck, square blinkers and straight or broken snaffle bit shall be used. Martingales are required. Protective boots are permitted. Pleasure Ponies 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Prizes, earning potential, and national recognition make this program popular with breeders and owners. Several regional Hackney associations also sponsor futurities which allow youngsters to earn substantial premiums early.

 

At the time of nominations the owner must provide social security or employer identification number.  Failure to provide the number will result in backup withholding on prize money.  Entries are to be made with the approved show in order to compete. Nomination payments can be made without registering the Hackney with the Society; however, in order to show, DNA verification and registration are required by June 10th of the year showing.

 

Hackneys showing in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity will be subject to DNA verification following the class. Any prize money won will be retained until parentage is verified by DNA testing.

 

AHHS membership must be current as of June 10th, in the year of competition, in order to participate in the show. Owner, co-owners, handlers, and judges are all required to be American Hackney Horse Society members.

 

Eligibility:

All foals must be the produce of registered stallions and mares that have been nominated in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity.

 

Nomination of the Sire & Dam

Click here for 2020 Mare & Stallion & Weanling Nomination Form

Click here for 2020 Buy-In Form

  • 2020 Nomination Deadlines: Mares & Stallions — May 20, 2020; Weanlings— July 1, 2020
  • The stallion must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book.
  • The nomination fee of $50 must be paid to the AHHS on or before April 15th of the year the foal is due to be born.
  • In the event a stallion is nominated by more than one party, the Stallion Owner’s nomination takes precedence over the other nominator.
  • The stallion must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.
  • In the year of nomination, if two foals are expected to be registered from the same mare (embryo transfer foals or twins), both foals will be eligible for the weanling nominations; one dam nomination fee of $10 shall be due on or before April 15th but two weanling nominations fees will be due on or before July 1st if eligibility of both foals is to be maintained.
  • The dam must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.

 

Weanling Division

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must have application and fees for registration sent to the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Application and payment for DNA kit must be postmarked and received in the AHHS office by June 10th of the year showing.
  • DNA test kits must be mailed to the University of California at Davis by June 24th (postmarked June 24th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Provided the above requirements are met, DNA parent verification is not required to show, however DNA parent verification results will be required before prize money is distributed.
  • The nomination fee of $35 must be paid on or before July 1st.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter with natural tail, judged 50% on conformation and 50% on performance.

 

Yearling Division

  • The Yearling must have been nominated in the Weanling Division and all conditions and requirements fulfilled
  • In order to show in the Yearling Division the yearling must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the Yearling year if not previously done
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter, or lead bridle, judged 50% conformation, and 50% performance
  • To be shown with natural tail (tails not to be cut or have break over) bustles are permitted. NEW FOR 2012.

 

2-Year-Old Division

  • The 2-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 2-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the 2-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment maybe made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • In-hand (colt and filly) entries shall be shown in halter or lead bridle; tack optional for stallions and geldings), and judged 50% conformation and 50% performance.
  • In harness, the 2-Year-Old will be shown to a four-wheeled-vehicle, to be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • Nominees may enter both classes but are permitted to show in only one.

 

3-Year-Old Division

  • The 3-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling, Yearling, and 2-Year-Old Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 3-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file in the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked) of the 3-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The Roadster Pony measures below 13 hands (52″) and shall be shown as Roadster-to-Bike, with drivers in racing colors.
  • The Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and appearance of a short tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with long mane and tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog chart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Judged on manners, suitability as a Pleasure Pony, performance and conformation. Must be asked to back. Stallions are permitted but, all Pleasure entries must be driven by an amateur.
  • Nominees may show in only one class.

 

Premiums: (Weanlings, Yearlings, 2-Year-Olds & 3-Year-Olds)

The value of the prize fund of the AHHS Breeders’ Futurity each year will be the total amount of nomination fees received that year plus any added money, and any carryover from the prior year.

LIMITED BREEDERS' WEANLING STAKES & 3-YEAR-OLD COMPETITION

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders’ Weanling Stakes and Three-Year Old Competition is held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the All-American Classic Horse Show. Prize money is paid out through places 1-10 and is funded by the sale of stallion services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services are sold at the AHHS LBS auction. The offspring of these stallion services will be eligible to participate in the weanling and three-year old competitions. The LBS program has awarded over $298,000 in prize money.

 

2020 AHHS LBS GRAND WEEKEND & STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

SAVE THE DATES!!

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend and Stallion Service Auction will be held March 6-7, 2020, in historic Shelbyville/Simpsonville, KY. The goal of the AHHS Limited Breeders Committee is ALWAYS RAISING THE BAR. Planning is progressing rapidly for the 2020 Grand Event Weekend. The key event for the weekend is the AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Auction and Dinner which will be held Saturday, March 7th at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

 

The Grand Event Weekend kicks off in grand style on Friday afternoon with a tour of the Jonabell/Darley Thoroughbred farm. There is no cost for the tour but you MUST make reservations in advance as space is limited — FARM TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! The fun continues Friday evening at the Cardinal Club with with comedian Mike Klein. Mike has owned Thoroughbreds for many years. We are sure he will entertain with his equine references. Then, the evening heads into championship form with TONY AND THE TAN LINES featuring Chad Graham (who has been known to exhibit a Hackney or Saddlebred a few times). If you have not had the opportunity to see this outstanding group, you are in for a treat. Advance sale tickets are available for $15 per person. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. The ticket price includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

 

Saturday activities include something for everyone. The day will start off with Hackney demonstrations and activities at Shade Tree Saddlebreds, LLC (the former Singing Hills Stable). Tentative demonstrations and topics include braiding for the Hackney, Roadster and Harness divisions; Safe and correct placement of tail extensions and tail caps; long line basics and advanced techniques; Training and conditioning your in hand entry, along with presentation techniques; and Training your three year old to harness-from ground training to the show ring. There is no cost to participate in this clinic.

 

Saturday afternoon will feature tours of the Bulleit Distillery.

 

Saturday evening will kick off at the Cardinal Club with the AHHS Annual General Membership Meeting, followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, and the AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Auction. Advance sale tickets for the dinner and stallion auction are $42. Tickets will be available at the door for $50. Advance sale tickets can be obtained by contacting Taylor Gregory, AHHS Executive Secretary, (859) 255-8694 or via email, ahhscls@qx.net ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 23, 2020.

 

The host hotel will be the Ramada Inn-Shelbyville, 251 Breighton Circle, Shelbyville, KY 40065 / (502) 257-8402. Rooms with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed are available the nights of Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the group rate of $99.00 per night, plus tax. You can obtain the group rate by calling the hotel directly and advising you are part of the AHHS Grand Event Weekend. A credit card will be required to hold the reservation.

 

Mark your calendars and plan on being in the Bluegrass March 6-7, 2020. Be a part of ALWAYS RAISING THE BAR.

 

Download 2020 LBS Stallion Service Contract (PDF)

Download 2020 LBS Dinner & Stallion Auction  Reservation Form (PDF)

Register for 2020 LBS Dinner & Stallion Auction Online

Download 2020 LBS Weekend Agenda (PDF)

 

This is your Grand Weekend!  Any and all suggestions for seminars, events, presentations, and activities are welcome!

 

 

AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Announces Amateur Owned and Trained Incentive Prize Money Program

AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Amateur Owned and Trained Incentive Prize Money Program

The AHHS Limited Breeders Committee has approved an AOT (Amateur Owner Trainer) Incentive program for 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Weanling and Three Year Old Performance Classes.  The Committee recognizes the importance of the AOT to the Hackney breed and wants to encourage the breeding of Hackney ponies.  The AOT Incentive funds will be paid in addition to the Limited Breeders class premiums.

 

The Committee has funded $3000.00 for the 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Weanling classes.  The highest placing AOT Weanling will receive a $1000.00 Incentive premium.  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place AOT Weanlings will receive $500.00 Incentive premium.

 

The  Committee has funded $2000.00 for the 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Three Year Old Performance classes. The highest placing AOT Three Year Old will receive a $1000.00 Incentive premium.  The 2nd and 3rd place AOT Three Year Old will receive $500 Incentive premium.

 

The AOT eligibility will be determined by the USEF guidelines as described in the USEF rules.  The AOT eligibility rules are outlined in the USEF Rule book in section HK 106.

 

The AHHS encourages all Hackney enthusiasts to participate in this program.  Breeding, raising and showing Hackneys is a fun and rewarding hobby for the entire family.

 

Additional information regarding the LBS Sweepstakes and the LBS AOT Incentive programs can be obtained by contacting the AHHS.

 

USEF Hackney Rules regarding Amateur Owner Trainers — HK106 Amateur Owner Trainer-AOT

1. Every competitor must be an amateur and the owner, or an amateur member of the owner’s family.

 

2. Classes may be offered in any section and specifications must follow those of the amateur class within that section.

Riders, drivers, attendants, and headers must meet the specifications for amateur status (refer to GR1306 and

GR1307).

 

3. Ponies are not to have been professionally trained and/or shown by a professional for a period of 60 days prior to

the competition (riding and driving instruction for the owner to be excluded).

 

4. Ponies are not to be exhibited, prepared, groomed or schooled with the aid of or by a professional while on or off

the competition grounds immediately before or during the competition. Assistance by other amateurs is permitted. Horses may be stabled with a professional during the competition, and hauled by a professional. Professional help for situations relevant to safety is permitted.

 

5. Owner must sign as owner, trainer, and rider/driver/ handler on the USEF entry blank.

 

6. Horses must be registered with the American Hackney Horse Society in the name of the competitor or a member

of the competitor’s family, as defined by GR123 (Horses registered in a farm/ranch/syndicate/partnership/corpora- tion name may be shown in AOT classes provided the family is the sole owner of the farm or entity as defined by GR123. The sale of a horse does not eliminate this registration requirement. (Contracts of Sale or Bill of Sale will not be accepted)

 

7. Combined ownership is not permitted in AOT classes unless all owners are members of the same family. Leased horses are not eligible.

 

8. AOT classes may be restricted to riders, drivers or handlers who are no longer eligible to compete as a junior exhibitor.

AHHS NATIONAL

HACKNEY PONY FUTURITY

NOTE: RULE CHANGE FOR 2012, YEARLINGS TO BE SHOWN WITH NATURAL TAIL (TAILS NOT TO BE CUT OR HAVE BREAK OVER) BUSTLES ARE PERMITTED.

Open to offspring of nominated stallions and mares. Ponies may show as weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in hand; two-year-olds and three-year-olds in harness with three-year-olds showing as Hackneys, harness (long tails), roadster or pleasure ponies. Four-year-olds and five-year-olds showing as Hackneys roadsters 13 hands (52″) or under, Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and short tail, Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled vehicle with long mane and tail, and Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Prizes, earning potential, and national recognition make this program popular with breeders and owners. Several regional Hackney associations also sponsor futurities which allow youngsters to earn substantial premiums early.

 

At the time of nominations the owner must provide social security or employer identification number.  Failure to provide the number will result in backup withholding on prize money.  Entries are to be made with the approved show in order to compete. Nomination payments can be made without registering the Hackney with the Society; however, in order to show DNA verification and registration are required by June 10th of the year showing.

 

Hackneys showing in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity will be subject to DNA verification following the class. Any prize money won will be retained until parentage is verified by DNA testing.

 

AHHS membership must be current as of June 10th, in the year of competition, in order to participate in the show. Owner, co-owners, handlers, and judges are all required to be American Hackney Horse Society members.

 

Eligibility:

All foals must be the produce of registered stallions and mares that have been nominated in the AHHS National Breeders’ Futurity.

 

Nomination of the Sire & Dam

Click here for 2020 Mare & Stallion Nomination Form

Click here for 2020 Buy-In Form

  • 2020 Nomination Deadlines: Mares & Stallions — May 20, 2020; Weanlings— July 1, 2020
  • The stallion must be registered in the American Hackney Stud Book.
  • The nomination fee of $50 must be paid to the AHHS on or before April 15th of the year the foal is due to be born.
  • In the event a stallion is nominated by more than one party, the Stallion Owner’s nomination takes precedence over the other nominator.
  • The stallion must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.
  • In the year of nomination, if two foals are expected to be registered from the same mare (embryo transfer foals or twins), both foals will be eligible for the weanling nominations; one dam nomination fee of $10 shall be due on or before April 15th but two weanling nominations fees will be due on or before July 1st if eligibility of both foals is to be maintained.
  • The dam must be DNA certified before the foal can be registered.

 

Weanling Division

  • The sire and dam must be nominated in the year in which the foal is born.
  • The foal must have application and fees for registration sent to the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Application and payment for DNA kit must be postmarked and received in the AHHS office by June 10th of the year showing.
  • DNA test kits must be mailed to the University of California at Davis by June 24th (postmarked  June 24th or earlier) in order to show in the Weanling Class.
  • Provided the above requirements are met, DNA parent verification is not required to show, however DNA parent verification results will be required before prize money is distributed.
  • The nomination fee of $35 must be paid on or before July 1st.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter with natural tail, judged 50% on conformation and 50% on performance.

 

Yearling Division

  • The Yearling must have been nominated in the Weanling Division and all conditions and requirements fulfilled
  • In order to show in the Yearling Division the yearling must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the Yearling year if not previously done
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The entries in this division (colt and filly class) shall be shown in-hand, lead halter, or lead bridle, judged 50% conformation, and 50% performance
  • To be shown with natural tail (tails not to be cut or have break over); bustles are permitted. NEW FOR 2012.

 

2-Year-Old Division

  • The 2-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling and Yearling Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 2-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file by June 10th of the 2-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • In-hand (colt and filly) entries shall be shown in halter or lead bridle; tack optional for stallions and geldings), and judged 50% conformation and 50% performance.
  • In harness, the 2-Year-Old will be shown to a four-wheeled-vehicle, to be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • Nominees may enter both classes but are permitted to show in only one.

 

3-Year-Old Division

  • The 3-Year-Old must have been nominated in the Weanling, Yearling, and 2-Year-Old Divisions and all conditions and requirements fulfilled.
  • In order to show, the 3-Year-Old must be registered and have DNA parent verification on file in the AHHS office by June 10th (postmarked June 10th or earlier) of the 3-Year-Old year, if not previously done.
  • The first nomination fee of $15 is due on or before February 15th, the second nomination fee of $20 is due on or before April 15th. Full payment may be made on or before February 15th. Payments are required to maintain eligibility in the program.
  • The Roadster Pony measures below 13 hands (52″) and shall be shown as Roadster-to-Bike, with drivers in racing colors.
  • The Hackney Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with short braided mane (or appearance thereof) and appearance of a short tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Harness Pony 12.2 hands or under shall be shown in harness to a four-wheeled-vehicle with long mane and tail. To be judged on quality, presence, performance, and manners.
  • The Pleasure Pony 14.2 hands or under shall be shown to a two-wheeled jog cart with long or short natural tail and unbraided mane. Judged on manners, suitability as a Pleasure Pony, performance and conformation. Must be asked to back. Stallions are permitted but all Pleasure entries must be driven by an amateur.
  • Nominees may show in only one class.

 

Premiums: (Weanlings, Yearlings, 2-Year-Olds & 3-Year-Olds)

The value of the prize fund of the AHHS Breeders’ Futurity each year will be the total amount of nomination fees received that year plus any added money, and any carryover from the prior year.

 

LIMITED BREEDERS' WEANLING STAKES & 3-YEAR-OLD COMPETITION

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders’ Weanling Stakes and Three-Year Old Competition is held in Indianapolis, Indiana during the All-American Classic Horse Show. Prize money is paid out through places 1-10 and is funded by the sale of stallion services that have been donated by stallion owners. All services are sold at the AHHS LBS auction. The offspring of these stallion services will be eligible to participate in the weanling and three-year old competitions. The LBS program has awarded over $298,000 in prize money.

 

2020 AHHS LBS GRAND WEEKEND & STALLION SERVICE AUCTION

SAVE THE DATES!!

 

The AHHS Limited Breeders Grand Weekend and Stallion Service Auction will be held March 6-7, 2020, in historic Shelbyville/Simpsonville, KY. The goal of the AHHS Limited Breeders Committee is ALWAYS RAISING THE BAR. Planning is progressing rapidly for the 2020 Grand Event Weekend. The key event for the weekend is the AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Auction and Dinner which will be held Saturday, March 7th at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

 

The Grand Event Weekend kicks off in grand style on Friday afternoon with a tour of the Jonabell/Darley Thoroughbred farm. There is no cost for the tour but you MUST make reservations in advance as space is limited — FARM TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT! The fun continues Friday evening at the Cardinal Club with with comedian Mike Klein. Mike has owned Thoroughbreds for many years. We are sure he will entertain with his equine references. Then, the evening heads into championship form with TONY AND THE TAN LINES featuring Chad Graham (who has been known to exhibit a Hackney or Saddlebred a few times). If you have not had the opportunity to see this outstanding group, you are in for a treat. Advance sale tickets are available for $15 per person. Tickets will be available at the door for $20. The ticket price includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

 

Saturday activities include something for everyone. The day will start off with Hackney demonstrations and activities at Shade Tree Saddlebreds, LLC (the former Singing Hills Stable). Tentative demonstrations and topics include braiding for the Hackney, Roadster and Harness divisions; Safe and correct placement of tail extensions and tail caps; long line basics and advanced techniques; Training and conditioning your in hand entry, along with presentation techniques; and Training your three year old to harness-from ground training to the show ring. There is no cost to participate in this clinic.

 

Saturday afternoon will feature tours of the Bulleit Distillery.

 

Saturday evening will kick off at the Cardinal Club with the AHHS Annual General Membership Meeting, followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, and the AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Auction. Advance sale tickets for the dinner and stallion auction are $42. Tickets will be available at the door for $50. Advance sale tickets can be obtained by contacting Taylor Gregory, AHHS Executive Secretary, (859) 255-8694 or via email, ahhscls@qx.net ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 23, 2020.

 

The host hotel will be the Ramada Inn-Shelbyville, 251 Breighton Circle, Shelbyville, KY 40065 / (502) 257-8402. Rooms with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed are available the nights of Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the group rate of $99.00 per night, plus tax. You can obtain the group rate by calling the hotel directly and advising you are part of the AHHS Grand Event Weekend. A credit card will be required to hold the reservation.

 

Mark your calendars and plan on being in the Bluegrass March 6-7, 2020. Be a part of ALWAYS RAISING THE BAR.

 

Download 2020 LBS Stallion Service Contract (PDF)

Download 2020 LBS Dinner & Stallion Auction  Reservation Form (PDF)

Register for 2020 LBS Dinner & Stallion Auction Online

Download 2020 LBS Weekend Agenda (PDF)

 

This is your Grand Weekend!  Any and all suggestions for seminars, events, presentations, and activities are welcome!

 

 

AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Announces Amateur Owned and Trained Incentive Prize Money Program

AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Amateur Owned and Trained Incentive Prize Money Program

The AHHS Limited Breeders Committee has approved an AOT (Amateur Owner Trainer) Incentive program for 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Weanling and Three Year Old Performance Classes.  The Committee recognizes the importance of the AOT to the Hackney breed and wants to encourage the breeding of Hackney ponies.  The AOT Incentive funds will be paid in addition to the Limited Breeders class premiums.

 

The Committee has funded $3000.00 for the 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Weanling classes.  The highest placing AOT Weanling will receive a $1000.00 Incentive premium.  The 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place AOT Weanlings will receive $500.00 Incentive premium.

 

The  Committee has funded $2000.00 for the 2020 and 2021 Limited Breeders Three Year Old Performance classes. The highest placing AOT Three Year Old will receive a $1000.00 Incentive premium.  The 2nd and 3rd place AOT Three Year Old will receive $500 Incentive premium.

 

The AOT eligibility will be determined by the USEF guidelines as described in the USEF rules.  The AOT eligibility rules are outlined in the USEF Rule book in section HK 106.

 

The AHHS encourages all Hackney enthusiasts to participate in this program.  Breeding, raising and showing Hackneys is a fun and rewarding hobby for the entire family.

 

Additional information regarding the LBS Sweepstakes and the LBS AOT Incentive programs can be obtained by contacting the AHHS.

 

USEF Hackney Rules regarding Amateur Owner Trainers — HK106 Amateur Owner Trainer-AOT

1. Every competitor must be an amateur and the owner, or an amateur member of the owner’s family.

 

2. Classes may be offered in any section and specifications must follow those of the amateur class within that section.

Riders, drivers, attendants, and headers must meet the specifications for amateur status (refer to GR1306 and

GR1307).

 

3. Ponies are not to have been professionally trained and/or shown by a professional for a period of 60 days prior to

the competition (riding and driving instruction for the owner to be excluded).

 

4. Ponies are not to be exhibited, prepared, groomed or schooled with the aid of or by a professional while on or off

the competition grounds immediately before or during the competition. Assistance by other amateurs is permitted. Horses may be stabled with a professional during the competition, and hauled by a professional. Professional help for situations relevant to safety is permitted.

 

5. Owner must sign as owner, trainer, and rider/driver/ handler on the USEF entry blank.

 

6. Horses must be registered with the American Hackney Horse Society in the name of the competitor or a member

of the competitor’s family, as defined by GR123 (Horses registered in a farm/ranch/syndicate/partnership/corpora- tion name may be shown in AOT classes provided the family is the sole owner of the farm or entity as defined by GR123. The sale of a horse does not eliminate this registration requirement. (Contracts of Sale or Bill of Sale will not be accepted)

 

7. Combined ownership is not permitted in AOT classes unless all owners are members of the same family. Leased horses are not eligible.

 

8. AOT classes may be restricted to riders, drivers or handlers who are no longer eligible to compete as a junior exhibitor.