The MOHJO Rule book contains all the important details of how we run the association, and describes the requirements for the Year End Awards. The Rule book generally follows the governing practices of our national bodies, but since there are some specific divisions and age groups that are not defined by USHJA, it's a good idea to be familiar with the MOHJO rules.


In addition, show managers should use the Rule book as the guide to determining which classes to offer that will provide MOHJO points for the competitors, and name classes accordingly.


You can download the the Official Rule Book here.


New in 2020


We hope all the MOHJO members, and anyone who competes in a MOHJO recognized show, will take the time to read the recently updated MOHJO rulebook. Here are the highlights of the additions and changes you will find:


New divisions recognized: we’ve added the following divisions for recognition with a Year End Award (check the rule book for additional class specifications)

  • Intermediate Equitation: an equitation class for Juniors/Amateurs, with fences set at 2’3”

The USHJA Tack Trunk Mini Medal is not the USHJA Pony Medal; the Junior and Adult Tack Trunk Medals are now recognized in the MOHJO Medal. While there will not be a MOHJO year end award for the USHJA Pony Medal, points will be tracked and the High Point pony/rider combination will be recognized by USHJA at the end of the competition year, assuming the rider is a full or outreach member of USHJA.


The MOHJO Medal has been renamed the MOHJO Tack Trunk Medal and will consist of 3 mandatory phases: over fences, flat and a test. It is open to Junior and Adult MOHJO members in good standing. Fences will still be 2’9” to 3’.


The mileage rule has been refined to allow for more opportunities for MOHJO members to accumulate points at rated shows outside the home Missouri/Metro IL region that have requested MOHJO recognition.


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