Presidential Modification Issued for JP 117.1a

April 3, 2009

Lexington, KY - April 3, 2009 - A Presidential Modification has been granted for rule JP 117.1a, postponing the effective date from April 1, 2009 until December 1, 2009.

JP 117.1 now reads:

JP117 Sections/Classes Restricted to Junior, Amateur/Owner, or Young Riders. 1. Amateur Owner Jumper: A horse that is ridden by an Amateur Owner or an amateur member of the owner's family. In either case, classes are restricted to riders who are no longer eligible to compete as junior exhibitors. Leased horses are not eligible, and multiple ownership is not permitted unless all owners are members of the same family.
a. An amateur who rides for a person outside of his/her family may not ride in a class restricted to Amateur Owners at the same competition. BOD 1/18/09 Effective 12/1/09.

The rule was first proposed by the USHJA Amateurs Committee at the USHJA Annual Meeting in December 2008 where it was approved by the Board of Directors. The rule was then put in front of the National Jumper Committee at the USEF Annual Meeting. The committee voted to approve it, but asked that the effective date be changed to December 1, 2009 instead of the originally proposed April 1, 2009.

Any questions concerning the Presidential Modification to rule JP 117.1a should be directed to Erin True, USHJA Amateur, Youth and Horse Coordinator at


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