USEF Competitions Selected for Roadster Pony Heel Measurements
RELEASE: March 2, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: From the National Affiliates Department
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has selected the following six competitions to require heel measurements be taken from the first place and fourth place ponies in Roadster Pony and Hackney Roadster Pony Championship classes, pursuant to USEF rules HK116.3 and RD112.2.
The 2010 competitions include:
• Asheville Lions Charity – Fletcher, NC (May 19-22)
• Syracuse International – Syracuse, NY (June 16-19)
• Lexington Junior League – Lexington, KY (July 5-10)
• Kentucky State Fair – Louisville, KY (August 22-28)
• All American Horse Classic – Indianapolis, IN (September 7-11)
• UPHA/American Royal National Championship – Kansas City, MO (November 16-20)
If you exhibit, own, or train Roadster or Hackney Roadster ponies, please see below (HK116.3 and RD112.2) for further information as to this requirement:
“All Hackney Roadster and Roadster Ponies must be re-measured and issued new measurement cards prior to competing in licensed competitions for the year 2004 and beyond. In all Hackney Roadster or Roadster Pony championship/stake classes (except Junior Pony sections) at selected USEF competitions which will be notified in writing by USEF, the first place and fourth place ponies must allow a heel measurement to be taken immediately following the class to verify the heel measurement is at or below what is indicated on the current measurement card; a copy of which must be on file in the show office prior to the pony competing. The heel measurement will be taken by the competition steward at a location determined by the measuring official and competition management. The heel measurement must be taken from the left bulb of the left front heel, from the skin line on the lower side of the coronary band with the ruler perpendicular to the flat surface. It is the trainer's or driver's decision and responsibility to determine if the pony will be hitched or unhitched for this measurement. If the heel measurement is higher than the measurement on the pony's USEF measurement card, an overall height measurement must be performed by two measuring officials (See GR502.4) no later than one hour following the end of the session at the designated location. Any entry that exceeds the legal height limit will forfeit winnings in that class. In the event there are fewer than four ponies in a class, the pony occupying the final placing will be measured. In the event of an emergency and the steward is unavailable to take the heel measurement immediately, competition management must appoint a representative to remain with the pony until the heel measurement can occur.”
Competition managers and stewards of the selected competitions will be sent information regarding how to conduct these measurements prior to their competition.
Please direct any questions regarding these USEF rules or the 2010 competitions selected to Jennifer Mellenkamp, USEF Director National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Youth Programs, via email at email@example.com
or by calling (859) 225-6955.