Mid America Rule Book - page 10

image are requested to excuse themselves from the class. If the exhibitor does not excuse
themselves, the judge or ring steward may excuse the horse.
The assignment of a person to time classes and the maximum time limits for classes shall
be at the discretion of Show Management.
Special needs exhibitors may request special exhibiting considerations from the
MAFTHA Board of Directors prior to the evening of the show.
Tack & Equipment
The standard bridle includes a browband and cavesson.
No cruel or inhumane bits or similar devices will be allowed. Bit cheeks will be no
more than 9 1/2 “in length. The length is measured from the top to bottom of the
sidepiece to the end of the bit.
Curb chains must be at least one-half inch in width. No wire or inflexible curb is
Saddles shall be of the western type.
Martingales or similar tie downs are not allowed.
Spurs and whips are permitted. Whips may not exceed 4 feet in length including the
Horses may not wear splint boots, leg wraps, bell boots, or bandages while exhibiting in
the class.
The set allowable weight for each horseshoe shall not exceed 21 ounces, with no
additional weight or weights allowed.
The use of electronic communication devices is permissible.
Under the Horse Protection Act (HPA), a DQP is assigned to the Mid America Fox
Trotting Horse Assoc. to protect Show Management from the penalties of the HPA, and
to insure that all exhibitors compete under the same and equal conditions. The DQP at
the MAFTHA Show shall be an approved and licensed DQP.
It shall be the duty of the DQP to determine that all horses which enter classes be in
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 11,12,13
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