2017 Lifeline Spectacular Equipment Rule Clarification

As a precaution we are calling attention to the equipment rules for our Lifeline Spectacular classes particularly for the benefit of non pro limited owners and exhibitors.

All three divisions are NRCHA approved category 1 special events.

The open and non pro divisions are bridle spectaculars subject to all portions of section 11.1.2 Bridle Spectaculars including those excerpted below pertaining to equipment. Horses must be shown in the bridle. The horses will be shown in the same NRCHA legal bridle throughout all phases; no tie-downs will be permitted. The traditional romal must be used. With romal reins, hand is to be around the reins in a fist position with thumb up and no fingers between the reins. In the herd work only, romal reins can be held in one hand. Bits will be checked after each go-round.

The non pro limited division is a spectacular subject to the applicable portions of section 11.1.2 but subject to the equipment rules in section 3.8 Non Pro Limited, $5,000 Non Pro Limited, $1,000 Non Pro Limited and Youth Limited Classes.

3.8 Horses 5 years of age and under as of January 1st of current show year may be shown in either a snaffle bit or hackamore. Horses of any age may be shown in the two rein equipment (for one year only) or bridle.

Owners and exhibitors are encouraged to review the applicable sections of the 2017 NRCHA rule book in their entirety.