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CENTRAL VIRGINIA SHOW JUMPING ASSOCIATION
CODE OF CONDUCT

Conduct:

  • Any action(s) against a horse by an exhibitor or other person, which is(are) deemed excessive by a judge, member of the Executive Committee, or CVSJA member, in the competition ring or anywhere on the competition grounds may be punished by official warning, elimination, or other sanctions which may be deemed appropriate.  Such action(s) could include, but are not limited to excessive use of whip, spurs, poles, or other equipment. 
  • Competitors found to be in violation of these rules may be eliminated or disqualified from competing that day and may forfeit all entry fees for that competition. 
  • A violation of these rules is determined after consultation between members of the Executive Committee, or other officials involved, and a judge. 

 

Schooling:

  • Manual poling is prohibited for all horses on the showgrounds.  Offsets are not allowed. 
  • The schooling area must contain at least one vertical and one spread fence with standards and cups. 
  • The steward’s or member of the Executive Committee’s decision regarding schooling fences, or tack and equipment in the schooling area is final.  Tack and equipment allowed is pursuant to VHSA rules.