NOTE: Stay tuned to Equine Chronicle.com for an upcoming EC interview with PHBA President, Melonie Furnish, to discover more about this exciting new program…
Information courtesy of PHBA
The Novice Amateur Per Class Credential Letter is a supplementary program to enhance the current Novice Amateur eligibility (PHBA Rule #5002). This program is designed for Amateurs who have not achieved twenty-five (25) points in a Novice Amateur Class and wish to exhibit in those classes. Amateurs could now choose to have a per Novice class credential letter to compete until twenty-five (25) points per class have been achieved.
(Example: If an Amateur has 65 points in Novice Amateur Western Pleasure, 20 points in Novice Amateur Trail and 15 points in Novice Amateur Western Riding, the exhibitor would have 100 points and by rule 5002A becomes an Amateur card holder. However, they would be eligible to request a credential letter to continue to exhibit in any novice class they do not have 25 points. In this case, Novice Amateur trail or Novice Amateur Western Riding would apply since they have not achieved 25 Novice Amateur points in each of these classes. They would still have to compete as an Amateur in Western Pleasure.)
The Amateur who chooses to compete as a qualified Credentialed Novice per class is responsible for requesting a credential letter of eligibility no later than two (2) weeks prior to the desired show.
For more information contact the PHBA office at (918) 438-1234