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miniaddiction

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Wow Anna all this time and I never realized you were from New Zealand!

I will have to check when I find my rule book, but it will depend on if you are showing NZMHA comps or RAS (A&P)

I will see if I can find it in the rule book
 

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LOL, yip I'm from NZ!

That would be great thanks, I was searching for my NZHMA rule book last night, but goodness knows where it is!

Thanks Helen
 

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Here you go Anna

H06.02 - Compulsory Equipment

(a) Standard bridle without blinkers;

(b) All bits must not be able to be pulled through the horses’ mouth. Examples of suitable bits are:

- Snaffle with full / half cheeks

- Driving bits (eg Liverpool)

- D ring snaffle

Egg butt snaffles or loose ring snaffles are not permitted;

© Harness saddle, or standard roller with D rings (padded or plain);

(d) Crupper

(e) Reins – length to suit, but must not be able to be walked on, made of any safe material, and reins to be split;

(f) Driver must be suitably attired, and must wear gloves;

(g) Whip suitable for driving (refer H01.©);

H06.03 - Optional Equipment

(a) Cavesson noseband (fitted above bit);

(b) Saddle cloth or pad.

H06.04 - Prohibited Equipment

(a) Full driving harness, breastplates, martingales, over checks, breeching;

(b) Any auxiliary equipment not specifically mentioned as compulsory or optional should be considered prohibited.

The use of prohibited equipment will result in automatic disqualification.

I hope this helps. Im not sure if I have met you or not? Do you compete much?
 

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Thanks for that
, it looks like those rules were for long-reining? I know I'm being a pain but could you see if blinkers are compulsory in the Driving Classes. Sorry I should have been more specific. :DOH!

I've done a little bit of competing in halter classes and activity, nothing in harness yet though. I'm pretty sure we haven't met, I haven't really got to meet many people at the shows yet, I kind of find everyone pretty intimidating actually!
 

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Oops sorry! Here you go, The part about blinkers is in bold.

Which region do you show in? You should come and say Hi sometime, most of us are a friendy bunch!

H - HARNESS SECTION RULES

H01 - General Driving Rules

(a) Horses must be sound;

(b) Correctly fitting breeching or thimbles are optional in all harness classes in the show ring;

© An appropriate whip shall be carried at all times, the minimum length of which can reach the horses shoulder;

(d) Running martingales and overchecks and side checks / reins are permitted;

(e) All bits must not be able to be pulled through the horses’ mouth. Examples of suitable bits are:

- Snaffle with full / half cheeks

- Driving bits (eg Liverpool)

- D ring snaffle

Egg butt snaffles or loose ring snaffles are not permitted.

(f) Blinkers are optional for all classes except Multiple Hitch where they are compulsory and Long Reining where

they are prohibited;

(g) Boots, bandages or wraps and earplugs are prohibited;

(h) Change of vehicle for classes in same division is prohibited.
 

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Thanks for that Helen, I really appreciate it, and it was just the answer I was hoping for too!

I show in the the Northland shows and at the Auckland and Metro club shows in Kumeu. I'm thinking about joining the Metro club this year as it looks like they have quite a few winter training days which look fun.
 

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