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PHAA Rules and Regulations


PHAA Rule Book 2017 PHAA Rule Book 2017 (837 KB)

Recommendation For Rule Change form Recommendation For Rule Change form (40 KB)

Importantant Note: 
  • The PHAA Rule Book is updated once a year in August, all proposed rule changes will be published in the journal prior.
  • Immediate Rule Changes are implemented by the Board to clarify or better allow administration of existing rules.
  • Recommended Rules Changes may be put forward by the Board or by individual members. They will be published in the Paint Horse Journal and comment invited from the general membership. If approved they will be ratified by the Board and implemented on 1st August following their publication in the Journal.
  • Members are encouraged to make their opinions of the proposed rules changes known to the Board - either FOR or AGAINST - as this will influence the Board's decision on the Proposed Rule Change.


PHAA Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association PHAA Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association (323 KB)

(PHAA Articles may only be changed by a 75% majority vote at an AGM. Any changes must also be compliant with The Australian Corporations Act)


PHAA Bylaws PHAA Bylaws (154 KB)

(PHAA Bylaws are passed by a 50% majority vote at a General Meeting of the members and may only be amended by vote at a subsequent General Meeting of the members.)


PHAA Policy and Guidelines 2017 PHAA Policy and Guidelines 2017 (418 KB)

(This is a working document and subject to change.)

Showing Rules and Regulations

PHAA shows are run under the Horse Show Association of Australia (HSAA) rules as well as PHAA rules. A show rule book may be obtained from the HSAA for a small fee. All showing PHAA members should be familiar with the requirements of these rules and are encouraged to have a copy of the rule book for their own reference.

Proposed Rule Changes

Proposed Rule Changes are published in the Paint Horse Journal. Comment is invited from members on all rule changes - for or against. The Board of Directors will consider all feedback from members when deciding on these rules at the last BOD meeting prior to 1st August, each year.

Immediate Rule Changes

Any Immediate Rule Changes have been included in the current and revised edition of the PHAA Rule Book August 2017.