ILR Show Division Governing Board Minutes - November 24, 2013
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ILR Show Division

November 24, 2013

On November 24, 2013, Tom Rothering, on behalf of the Performance Committee, submitted via e-mail the following for consideration by the ILR-SD Governing Board:

The performance committee worked to try to combine the thoughts and ideas from both versions of the novice performance changes.  We feel this version benefits the ILR-SD performance division.




6. Novice Performance Animals: Novice refers to the animal's ability and not the ability of the handler.

a) Animals must show in the appropriate division. Eligibility requirements for animals to show in the Novice Division are outlined as follows.

1) A Novice Animal is defined as an animal who has not previously earned 3 placings consisting of either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, in each of the respective performance classes. Class size must be 5 entries or more; or 3 first place wins in class sizes of 3 or more. These guidelines pertain to animals shown in any Performance division (Novice, Youth, Open,or Advanced) in any Show Association or Open Show*.  FFA and 4H are not considered show associations.

2) Upon entering into the Novice Division of ILR-SD, animals can remain in each *class until they have earned 45 ILR-SD Points per class including Youth classes. Once an animal has received 45 ILR-SD Points per class including Youth classes, they must move to Advanced.
(*class meaning: Freestyle Obstacle; Companion PR, Trail/Pack)


3) If a Novice animal has moved to the Advanced Division in any other Show Association, they must show in the Advanced Division in the ILR-SD.


4) It is up to the Owner/Exhibitor to keep a record of their animal's placements and points and to enter the animal correctly when entering ILR-SD Performance Classes. 


5) Animals shown in the inappropriate division will be subject to having any Placements, Awards, and Titles removed from them by the Governing Board.


6) At any time the handler may deem their animal capable of moving up to the Advanced Division without the need to exceed the Novice Division requirements.


7) A handler may elect to move a Novice animal to the Advanced division  while at a show, but are allowed to move only 1 animal per show and this move must be approved by show management prior to the start of the show.

The motion failed to garner the required eight (8) votes for passage. Motion fails.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Safreed, ILR Secretary