Each participant in the in-hand classes and the ridden competitions unreservedly accepts the rules as set down by the Asil Club e.V. and the judges’ decisions. There is no right of appeal. To settle any disputes, the Asil Club may name a board of arbitrators. Each participant is obliged to accept the decision of the arbitrators.

Incomplete or late entries are not entitled to be listed in the catalogue. Please make absolutely sure that your trainer and handler abides by the rules. Stables will be allotted by the organizer.

Reservations are only possible with submission of a valid entry form and, if applicable, full payment of stable and entry fees (see below).

The concessionary terms for members only apply if the membership fees have been paid for at least three full years. If this is not the case, conditions for non-members apply, and entry and stable fees must be paid. Entry documents will not be given out until all outstanding sums have been paid.

Presentation of Horses

All horses are to be shown in-hand in a natural pose (no enforced stretching and unnaturally arched necks) with legs in the open position. In case of doubt, the judges will ask for the pose to be corrected. 

Horses who have been clipped in line with animal protection laws, the rules of ECAHO and in particular also those which are valid for the All Nations Cup, Germany, as stated below, shall not suffer from deduction of points or lower scores for being clipped at all. 

The following rules apply to all horses: Artificial methods of dilating the eyes or affecting the natural action of the horse or otherwise influencing its action or behavior by oxygenating the bloodstream or by the use of weights or artificially weighted shoes, or by electrical or chemical treatment of any kind at any time before or during exhibition are forbidden. Burns, cuts or other marks on the body of any exhibit in such places or positions as to indicate that prohibited methods have been used will be regarded as full and adequate grounds for exclusion of any exhibit from competition, at the discretion of the DC with veterinary advice.

In halter classes horses may be fully or partly body-clipped, but eyelashes have to be left uncut, hair inside the ears left unshaved and tactile hair left intact around the nose, muzzle and the eyes. Horses not fulfilling these criteria will not be allowed to participate. Clipping of the hair around the eyes or removal of it by other methods and artificial coloring of the skin in that area is not allowed. “Balding” is not allowed.

Horse, who don’t meet this requirements, will be excluded from the show.

Only one handler per horse will be allowed in the ring. Helpers may not be stationed next to the ring. Any waving of plastic bags or hitting against the ring, fences, tents or any other surface is forbidden, as well as any violence or pressure designed to cause excitement, stress, or fear. This applies to the entire showground including the stable areas.

The Asil Club is greatly concerned that the animals should be treated as befits their species and their nature. Any use of drugs or drug-like substances, or any other unsuitable method of enhancing performance, is forbidden. Any contravention of the rules or failure to follow the instructions of the stewards and judges may result in disqualification.

Foals should be at least 4 weeks old and be led with a halter at the sides of their dams and presented to the judges. When the ring steward asks for movement, the foals may be turned loose. Following the individual presentation, they must be caught and haltered, and be led in hand for the ranking. Foals may not be clipped, not even partially. Metal halters and halters with chains are not allowed on foals.

General Provisions

All horses must be free of infectious diseases and come from a disease-free farm. They must be effectively vaccinated against INFLUENZA, i.e. at least two vaccinations (3 weeks before the show). A vaccination certificate must be submitted. When there is no certificate, the responsible vet is entitled to examine the horse at the owner’s cost. The organizer has the right to order the horse into quarantine or exclude it from the show according to the vet’s decision.

Entry and Stable Fees

Stabling is provided at the showground. Asil Club members who have paid their membership fees for at least three years (2014, 2013, 2012) at the time of entry, may enter their horses free of charge and are entitled to free stabling and bedding.

For reserved stables that are not used, both members and non-members will be charged € 75,- per stable.

If the relevant fees have not been paid („inactive“ membership), the regulations for non -members apply and an entry fee of € 90,- per horse and entry and a stabling fee of 130,- € per stable (for three days incl. 2 bales of bedding) must be paid. 

Stable boxes for tack or for promotional purposes are available at € 100,- for members and non-members.

In case of mares with foals at foot, the entry and stabling fee for non-members is an additional  

€ 70,- if the foal is also entered in the show. Two yearlings may be stabled together. In this case, the entry and stabling fee for non-members/“inactive“ members rises by € 70,-.

The entry fee for the ridden competitions for non-members/“inactive“ members is € 40,- per horse plus € 130,- stable fee (for three days incl. 2 bales of bedding).

The stable fee for one day only is € 75,- (incl. bedding).

Entry and stable fees are non-refundable. Both members and non-members must pay € 40,- processing charge per horse for late entries.

Stabling must be ordered on entering, and both entry and stable fee must be enclosed by cheque or immediately transferred to the following account:

Commerzbank Hildesheim
Almsstraße
31134 Hildesheim, Germany
IBAN: DE24259800270601170601
SWIFT-BIC: DRESDEFF259

Important for non-members: Entries are only valid if accompanied by the entry fee; this also applies to entries made on behalf of others. Entry documents will not be given out until the fees have been paid.

Banking charges must be refunded to the Asil Club and added to the invoice total.

Liability:

The organizer is not liable for damages, illness, or accidents to participants, grooms, spectators, horses, or any kind of equipment. He also accepts no liability for theft or damages to third parties. Participants must be able to produce indemnity insurance for themselves and their horses; the existence of such insurance is confirmed with the entry!

Unruly horses may be excused at the judges‘ discretion. Horses that escape their handlers will be judged last in their classes; a second escape may lead to disqualification. Any damages to the showground or the stables must be recompensed. Grooming and feeding equipment must be brought along.

Handlers may not display anything on their clothing which advertises the owner or the horses. They are requested to wear white. Inappropriate clothing during a class may lead to disqualification. If they refuse to comply, the steward may ask them to leave the ring. Horses are to be shown with leather bridles or light halters, males aged 2 years or older with bits.

Doping

Artificial means of dilating the eyes or altering a horse’s natural movements are forbidden. The deliberate or accidental administration of additional substances that influence a horse’s performance, temperament, or health, is forbidden. Doping tests may be made in suspicious cases. If the results are positive, the horse’s owner will be charged for the test. Cases of positive doping tests will be ruled by the disciplinary committee. This committee is charged with enforcing the rules. Breaking the rules may result in exclusion from the show. Entry fees will not be refunded.

Owners and handlers are also responsible for the actions of their staff. Raucous yelling and cheering must be avoided, as well as any open protests. Everyone expects to be treated fairly; this also includes fairness towards other breeders and the judges’ decisions.