RULES FOR SHOWJUMPING
OFF THE TRACK NSW Special Show Jumping Championships Class
General rules of conduct
• Members and all other persons are required to comply with the EA Member Protection Policy
including Administrators, Directors, Officers, Officials, Coaches, Participants & Parents. •Guardians and Spectators must meet the following requirements in regard to their conduct and behaviour in any way relating to the sport of equestrian (including without limitation during or in respect of any activity held or sanctioned by EA, and as part of any role held within EA or any of its affiliates)
•Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in equestrian (including all participants, officials and administrators) regardless of gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, cultural background or religion.
•Be aware of and abide by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Code of Conduct for the Welfare of the Horse.
•Be fair, considerate, honest and act appropriately in all dealings.
•Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.
•When providing a service, seek to provide quality service.
•Be aware of, and comply with EA’s standards, rules, regulations, by-laws and policies
•Avoid any conduct using privileged information to gain a personal or commercial advantage.
•Respect the spirit of the rules of the sport (including, without limitation, national and international guidelines which govern Equestrian Sport, the member associations and the affiliated clubs) and fair play, and behave accordingly
•Not use your involvement with EA, its member associations or affiliated clubs to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of EA.
•Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under the age of 18 years, as your words and actions are an example.
•Refrain from any form of harassment, bullying, abuse, violence, intimidation or vilification of others, including via the use of social media.
•Refrain from any behaviour that may bring EA, its member associations, its affiliated clubs or the sport of equestrian into disrepute.
•Not engage in conduct that is (in EA’s reasonable opinion) unethical, unbecoming or likely to cause harm to the reputation of EA, its member associations or affiliated clubs or the sport of equestrian.
•When providing an environment for the conduct of an activity, seek to provide a safe environment.
•Comply with all relevant Australian laws (Federal and State), including anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety and child protection laws.
•Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
•Be a positive role model.
•Contribute to a safe sporting environment and respectful culture which is accepting of individual differences, and behave accordingly.
•Use appropriately the facilities and equipment made available for events, administration, coaching and training.
• Understand the consequences if you breach EA’s standards, rules, regulations and policies.
• Condemn the use of violence or abuse in any form, whether it is by other spectators, participants, coaches,
officials, volunteers or athletes.
• Do not consume or be affected by alcohol or other substances such that it impairs your judgement or the safety of yourself or others.
• Do not take, consume or be affected by illicit substances.
Code of Conduct for Participants
In addition to the General Code of Conduct, participants must meet the following requirements regarding their conduct and behaviour during or in respect of any activity held or sanctioned by Off The Track NSW Inc, or its affiliates:
• Be aware of and abide by the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Welfare of the Horse.
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others, including fellow participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators.
• Do not act inappropriately or aggressively.
• Display and foster respect for officials, opponents, coaches, administrators, parents and spectators.
• Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow participants.
• Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully in
accordance with relevant requirements.
• Avoid inappropriate intimate relationships with your coach.
• Be courteous, kind and set a good example in dress and behaviour.
• Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
• Abide by the rules and respect the decision of officials.
• Make any appeals through the formal process and respect the final decision.
• Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training.
• Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
• Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs.
Member: Is a person or persons who have paid for an annual Membership with Off The Track NSW Inc. Memberships are due on the 1st of July & Expire on the 30th of June and are NOT a requirement unless you want to enter the Rider Class.
Events: It is up to every competitor to keep an eye on our website for the events we are covering. All events on our website are Qualifying events.
Child/Junior: is aged 17 yrs & Under. Adult: Is 18 yrs & Over.
Senior: is a horse that is 13 yrs & Over.
Newcomer: A Horse which has not competed under saddle (except for racing) at any show prior to our calendar year unless otherwise stated.
All Definitions: for Show Jumping & Dressage are under EA rules. Definitions for hack classes are under show horse council.
Rider Classes: Will be judged as a rider class & are for financial members only.
Qualifying Classes: The classes that Qualify you for Finals/Country Championships.
Home Produced: Off The Track NSW Inc has introduced an opportunity for home produced horses that are exhibited by non-professional horse owners and riders. To be eligible for this award, the horse is to be ridden by a non-professional. The horse must not have been in a professional training stable or ridden by a paid professional. The horse must not have been exhibited in a leading rein class or ridden class by a professional at anytime. The home produced award will be awarded to the highest performed horse & owner with the highest grade/combination in at least 2 different disciplines & (re-trained by the rider/owner) To receive this award, you must be present at the presentation after the completion of all competition.
Professional: Accepts remuneration for riding, exercising, showing, training, clinics, and/or seminars. Accepts remuneration for giving riding, showmanship, and/or equitation lessons in a program, camp, or private stable. Trains horses or provides consulting services in riding, showmanship, equitation, and/or training horses and receives compensation for this activity.
Instructs, shows, trains, and/or schools horses that are owned, stabled, or trained by his employer, any member of this employer’s family, or a business in which his employer has an ownership interest.
Still In Work: A horse that has NOT been retired for more than 12 weeks (3 months)
Q: Where do I qualify
A: All qualifying events are on our website calendar
Q: Do you have club days for qualifiers and fun.
A: Yes, Our club days are at the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds & dates are on our Calendar
Q: Are Rider Classes for anyone to enter
A: No, you must must be a financial member to enter our rider classes.
Q: Do I have to be a financial member to enter all of the other classes.
A: No, you do not have to be a financial member to enter our other classes.
Q: Does my Horse have to be a Thoroughbred to enter Off The Track NSW Qualifiers
A: Yes, your horse must must be a Thoroughbred
Q: Does my horse had to have raced
A: No, as long as it has been in a stable at a race track and had at least one Preparation.