10 New APHA Rules Go into Effect April 1st
PHJ release by: Jessica Hein
Ten rule changes passed at the 2022 APHA Convention in February with early implementation go into effect April 1, 2022. The full text for each rule can be found in the Rule Change Resolutions link on the APHA website, apha.com/rule-books, which also includes the list of all rules passed at the 2022 Convention; the updated 2022 APHA Rule Book reflecting the early implementation rules will be posted by April 1.
The rule changes with early implementation for 2022 are summarized below:
Summary: Updates and simplifies the embryo transfer rules, and removes the requirement for an embryo transfer permit and fee for those used in the same year of harvest. The permit and fee is still required by October 1 of the collection year for vitrified embryo(s).
Summary: Simplifies and removes duplication of information in the existing RG-125 rule.
Summary: Allows APHA regional clubs to co-host PORs outside of one of the hosts’ boundaries as long as the show is within one of the clubs’ boundaries.
Summary: Reduces the show submission deadline and assesses a late fee for late submissions of show results.
Summary: Prohibits use of raised poles for trot-overs in the yearling and 2-year-old in-hand trail,
Summary: Allows clipping to be optional in showmanship at halter classes.
Summary: Allows riders to ride any age horse with one hand on the reins or two hands with proper equipment, either a bosal or snaffle bit, in all APHA Novice and APHA Walk-Trot divisions.
Summary: Revises outdated and contradictory of halter rules.
Summary: Revises the judge review process from a three-year review cycle to a continuous review.
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Summary: Allows Youth to stay on the AjPHA Executive Committee from the minimum to maximum age requirements, but they may only hold the same position for a maximum four years.