ATTENTION ALL READERS
No suspended person will be permitted on competition grounds from the time participants are
admitted on the competition grounds until their departure. For example, suspended individuals
may not be on Competition grounds during schooling or other such days prior to the start of the
Competition for any purpose, including such things as: coaching riders, training or schooling
horses or trailering horses on or off Competition grounds.
THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL NOTICES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO GIVE PENALTY INFORMATION FOR A GIVEN CASE
AND NOT TO DISCLOSE THE FACTUAL BASIS FOR EACH VIOLATION OR PENALTY. THE HEARING COMMITTEE
DECIDES EACH CASE BASED ON THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED AT THE HEARING, AND TAKES INTO ACCOUNT MANY
FACTORS THAT MAY RAISE OR LOWER A GIVEN PENALTY. FOR EXAMPLE, THE HEARING COMMITTEE TAKES INTO
ACCOUNT SUCH THINGS AS WHETHER THE VIOLATION WAS INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, THE NATURE OF
THE VIOLATION, THE CREDIBILITY OF WITNESSES, PENALTIES IN SIMILAR CASES, PAST VIOLATIONS OF
FEDERATION RULES BY A RESPONDENT, AND MANY OTHER MITIGATING FACTORS.