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Walk Trot Division (3yr Trial Program starting in 2018)

Walk Trot Division (3yr Trial Program starting in 2018)

1. Purpose:
a. The Purpose of the Walk Trot Division is to provide a qualifying youth or adult the opportunity to exhibit their POA in a fitting environment that promotes growth, development and confidence.
b. The Walk Trot Division can be split into two age groups: 18 & Under and 19 & Over. If the 19 & Over is offered, a corresponding 18 & Under must be offered.
c. The Walk Trot Division is optional at all POA shows.
2. Walk Trot Eligibility:
a. Exhibitors may choose per show to enter the Walk Trot Division. Exhibitors may not cross enter into the corresponding lope class within the same show.
 Example – Exhibitor may NOT enter the 18 & Under Walk Trot Western Pleasure class AND their corresponding age group Western Pleasure class within the same show.
b. All participants in the Walk Trot Division are only eligible to participate in the following classes: Walk Trot Western Pleasure, Walk Trot Western Horsemanship, Walk Trot Trail, Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle, Walk Trot Huntseat Equitation, Showmanship, Halter, Hunter In Hand, Yearling/Two Year Old In Hand Trail, Yearling/Two Year Old Longe Line, Driving, Timed Events, and Costume Classes.
c. Any tentatively or permanently registered POA may be exhibited by a Walk Trot rider.
d. A pony may not be shown by more than one exhibitor in the same event in the Walk Trot Division at the same show.
 Example – A pony being exhibited in Walk Trot Trail may not be exhibited by another exhibitor in Walk Trot Trail at the same show. However, a pony which is entered in the Walk Trot Division with one exhibitor is still eligible to enter the corresponding age group/JPFC/Junior/Senior classes with a different exhibitor.
3. Walk Trot Awards:
a. The Walk Trot Division is a non-nationally pointed division. All shows are not obligated, but encouraged to offer the Walk Trot Division classes.
4. Walk Trot Division Class List:
a. 18 & Under Classes include:
 Walk Trot Western Pleasure
 Walk Trot Western Horsemanship
 Walk Trot Trail – May be shown Western or English
 Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle
 Walk Trot Hunt Seat Equitation
b. 19 & Over Classes include:
 Walk Trot Western Pleasure
 Walk Trot Western Horsemanship
 Walk Trot Trail – May be shown Western or English
 Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle
 Walk Trot Hunt Seat Equitation

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