ECAHO said The Show Commission on the last meeting approved the new concept of ECAHO show – Breeders´ show. This show is intended only for horses which are bred and owned by the same breeding entity (same person or breeding stable).
The show will be judged by Judges who do not need to be on the ECAHO lists but they must be Breeders.
The Breeders´ show rules will appear in printed version of the Blue Book 2017, however, it is valid since the SC meeting and you can affiliate it already in 2016 without late affiliation surcharge.
The Rules for Affiliation of the Breeders´ show:
ECAHO Breeders´ Show
Conditions of Entry: Open to horses registered in any WAHO recognized studbook by the closing date of entries, however, these shows are open only to horses which are bred and owned by the same breeding entity. The organizers may set their own conditions of entry or further restrictions.
Entry restrictions: Title Show or A Show Champion Gold and Silver medal winners are not allowed to take part in a Breeders´ show for the rest of that calendar year and the two calendar years following, unless the horse has passed from a yearling to junior, OR from junior to a senior category. Geldings that have won Champion Gold or Silver medals at a Title Show or an A show cannot be shown at Breeders´ shows for the
rest of that calendar year and one calendar year following. Anybody entering an overqualified horse will be liable to a fine of €600 and the horse will be disqualified.
Affiliation fee: € 215,-
Judging system: Any judging system may be used, provided that it is indicated in detail in the schedule and the show catalogue. If a point system is used, the following system is recommended: 5 topics – 10 points (half points allowed). Criteria for judging are recommended as follows: a) type, b) head & neck, c) body & topline, d) legs, e) movement.
Judges: There must be a minimum of 2 judges. These Judges may be
Breeders selected from the EAHSC A and B list of judges or National judges’ list of an ECAHO Member organisation or from among Breeders who are not on the ECAHO Judges lists or on the Judges´ list of any National organization. A Breeder is anybody who has bred, as owner or Stud manager, at least one Arabian foal each year for the three years prior to the year of the show. Trainers and Handlers are not allowed to judge.
Disciplinary Committee: A minimum of two members is required, including one veterinarian and one to be chosen from the EAHSC lists of DC members, at least one member being able to speak the local language as well as English. If there are more than two DCs, the majority should be from the EAHSC lists of DCs. One member from the EAHSC lists of DC members shall be appointed Chairman.
Medication Control: Medication testing of all Gold Medal winners is not compulsory. Any horse may be tested at the discretion of the DC. The organizers of the show should arrange for an ECAHO approved sampling vet to be available, in case the Disciplinary Committee should request that a drug test be carried out. All medication testing will be conducted according to ECAHO Rules for Medication Control (page 36).
Qualification: Horses participating in Breeders´ shows do not qualify for Title shows or A shows.