The purpose of this rule book is to provide guidelines for those who wish to obtain SNHSA sanctioning for their horse shows; to explain the point system for SNHSA year-end awards; and to present the rules, which have been adopted by SNHSA using the NorCal Rule Book as a guideline.
Download 2021 Rule Book (PDF) (updated 6-1-21)
2021 Rule Book Changes and Amendments (updated 6-1-21)
Special Rule Allowances for 2020-21 seasons:
As we strive to recover from last season's COVID-19 related show cancellations and meet the needs of our members, the board has voted to continue the special rule allowances for the 2021 season as follows:
The 10-point minimum requirement to qualify for year-end awards is suspended. There will be no minimum points to be eligible for year-end awards this season.
The 3-venue rule stays in effect.
The "Three Venue" Rule
- To be eligible for year-end awards in the Hunter or Jumper divisions, the horse must participate in 3 different venues.
- To be eligible for year-end awards in the Equitation division, the rider must participate in 3 different venues.
- To be eligible for year-end awards in the Walk/Trot and Beginner Rider Equitation divisions, the qualifications are that the horse must be registered with SNHSA, the rider must be a SNHSA member and must participate in three (3) different venues. Criteria for year-end awards are based on points earned versus points available. The rider earns 1 point for every Walk/Trot or Beginner Rider Equitation class he/she completes.
The "Top 10 Shows" Rule
- A rider who competes in more than 10 shows will only accumulate points from the top 10 performances.
Junior/Amateur and Mini Medal Finals
For the 2020-21 show season, any rider who completes any SNHSA Medal class between Nov. 7, 2020 to Sept. 19, 2021 may compete in the 2021 SNHSA Medal Finals.
Walk/Trot and Beginner Rider Equitation
The required points for awards have been reduced.
The following are the required points per Gold, Silver or Bronze Awards:
~ Walk/Trot Division: 8 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze
~ Beginner Rider Equitation Division: 5 Gold, 3 Silver