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JMB rules & procedures

Organisation

The JMB was established over 80 years ago by the major equestrian organisations of the day. It is non-profit making and dedicated to the accurate measuring of the height horse and ponies. Scroll down for the Rules and to learn more about the organisation of the JMB.

Organisation

1. Purpose

The Joint Measurement Board was established in 1934 to run a national scheme for the measurement of the height of horses and ponies for the purpose of description and classification of horses and ponies for competition.

2. Corporate Status

The Joint Measurement Board is a company limited by guarantee.

3. Office

The address for all correspondence is PO Box 396, HEREFORD HR1 9QQ.

4. Member Societies

The Equestrian Societies which are Members of The Joint Measurement Board Limited are: British Connemara Pony Society, British Show Horse Association, British Show Jumping Association, British Skewbald and Piebald Association, British Show Pony Society, Coloured Horse and Pony Society, National Pony Society, UK Ponies & Horses Ltd, Pony Racing Authority, Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain and Welsh Pony and Cob Society.

5. Stewards

Stewards are appointed by the Member Societies, the British Equine Veterinary Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The Stewards constitute the Management Committee. In the event of any dispute as to the interpretation of these Rules the decision of the Stewards shall be final.

The Stewards are: Chairman: Dr R Ellis, British Connemara Pony Society: Mrs J Webb British Show Horse Association: Mr N Thompson British Showjumping: vacant British Show Pony Society: Mr M Hall British Piebald and Skewbald Society: Ms S Lawrence Coloured Horse and Pony Society: Ms C Hamilton National Pony Society: Mrs J Webb Pony Racing Authority: Mrs C Daly Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain: Mrs L Hamilton UK Ponies & Horses Ltd: Mrs J Templeton Welsh Pony and Cob Society: vacant Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: Mr P Jinman British Equine Veterinary Association: vacant Co-opted: Mrs C Nelson

6. Secretariat

Secretaries are appointed by the Stewards and have overall responsibility for the day to day running of the Board in accordance with the Rules and directions of the Stewards.

7. Panel of Official Measurers

i. Official Measurers are appointed to the Panel by the Stewards annually for one year only. Veterinary Surgeons who have been members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for five years or more may apply to be appointed to the Panel. The Stewards consider such applications and appoint Official Measurers as necessary.

ii. The Stewards of The Joint Measurement Board Ltd reserve the right to delete the name of any Veterinary Surgeon from the Panel at any time without being required to give a reason.

iii. The list of Veterinary Surgeons who have been appointed to the Panel of Official Measurers is available on-line.

8. Referees

Referees are senior members of the Veterinary profession and are appointed by the Stewards.

9. Rules

The Rules are published on-line. The Member Societies through the Stewards reserve the right to review and amend any rules at any time.

10. Matters not covered specifically by the Rules Where any matter shall arise which relates to:

i. any application for, issue of or objection to any Joint Measurement Board Measurement

ii. any measurement or re-measurement of any horse or pony under the Rules of The Joint Measurement Board Limited whether by an Official Measurer or a Referee

iii. the administration of The Joint Measurement Board Limited, or

iv. the choice of Official Measurers and Referees

and is not covered by the Rules, the Stewards shall consider all the relevant facts and give such directions relating thereto as may seem to them in their absolute discretion to be just and appropriate.

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20. Request and Payment for Measurements

i. A request and payment for an Annual or Full Measurement must be made by the owner on the online form. A hardcopy or digital copy of the payment receipt must be kept by the owner. Requests for a Re-measurement or for a Gold Measurement should be made to the secretariat.

ii. The owner is responsible ensuring that the animal’s name written on the form is identical to that printed in the animal’s passport by the Passport Issuer (Rule 35.1).

21. Measurement Form

Official Measurers complete an online form which they are solely responsible for completing and submitting to The Joint Measurement Board Ltd. (Rule 35.14).

22. Measurement Database

Upon receipt of the correctly completed measurement form and fee details of the measurement will be added to the JMB online Measurement database subject to the rules having been obeyed.

23. Change of Name (amendment or addition)

Any change of Name (where such changes have occurred in the animal’s passport) must be notified by the owner to the Secretary, with the appropriate fee (see rule 26.3).

PLEASE ENSURE THE FULL NAME AS PRINTED IN THE ANIMAL’S PASSPORT IS WRITTEN ON THE MEASUREMENT APPLICATION FORM (not competition name or stable name etc.). ANY CHANGES WILL INCUR A FEE.

24. Loss of Certificate

From 1st January 2017 all JMB Measurement Certificates are obsolete and duplicate certificates will not be issued.

25. Death of Animal

26. Fees

i. Measurement, Identification and processing an Annual or Full Measurement.

The whole fee covering this service is payable by the owner by credit card or debit card BEFORE the measurement is carried out and a hardcopy or digital copy of the receipt taken with the animal to the measurement. The Fee must be paid by credit or debit card and is £95.00 of which the JMB pays the Official Measurer £60.00 including VAT. Owners may be charged a half fee for broken appointments unless 24 hours’ notice is given and a full fee if, for any reason, except the fault of the Official Measurer, a measurement is abandoned or postponed or a microchip, where required, cannot be inserted at the time of measurement.

Refunds will not be made after the 31st December in the year of payment.

Measurements will be added to the database and become valid as soon as possible after the receipt of the Official Measurer's form (usually within 72 hours)

ii. Measurement/Identification and processing of a Gold Measurement

The fee is £900.00 payable by bank transfer when the request for measurement is made

iii. Change of animal’s name

To register a change, alteration or amendment, including any corrections to the name of an animal: £100.00, payable by bank transfer

iv. i. Objection to a measurement. The fee is £900.00 payable by bank transfer. When an objection is upheld the whole fee will be returned to the objector.

ii. Requests for re-measurement by an owner. The fee is £900.00 payable by bank transfer

v. Postponement of a re-measurement: £100.00 minimum payable by bank transfer.

vi. Other than objections that are upheld (see 26.4 above) no refunds will be made.

vii. Bank transfers must be to the JMB's NatWest account: sort code 60 12 35, account number 00940445 and using the animal's name as the reference

27. Invalid measurements and certificates

A Measurement or Measurement Certificate will be declared invalid in the following circumstances:

i. Any fees associated with the measurement are unpaid or the owner of the animal concerned is in debt to the Board or a Member Society.

ii. A re-measurement is not done within 20 working days of notification to the owner (see Rule 45.3)

iii. A measurement certificate is altered or amended in any way by a person not authorised to do so by the Board (see Rule 32.4).

iv. A prohibited substance or an abnormal amount of a constituent is found in a body fluid sample taken at the time of a measurement or re-measurement (see Rules 35.13 and 50).

v. A measurement certificate is not returned to The Joint Measurement Board Limited on request.

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31. Measurement Season

Animals may be measured at any time of the year.

32. Measurements

1. Annual Measurements

i. Animals cannot be measured until they are four years old. N.B. Age is computed as follows - A horse/pony is regarded as being one year old on 1st January next after the year in which it was foaled, and becomes two years old on the following 1st January and so on.

ii. Every animal regardless of its age has to have at least one Annual Measurement before it can have a Full Measurement.

iii. Annual Measurements are issued for horses and ponies of four, five and six years of age, or any animal aged seven years of over which is presented for its first measurement unless a Gold Measurement is requested.

iv. All Annual Measurements expire on the 31st December in the year of measurement.

v. The Official Measurer for the second or third Annual Measurements must be different from the Official Measurer who did the last measurement but can be from the same practice.

vi. Annual Measurements cannot be carried out on any animal eligible for a Full Measurement.

vii. Animals cannot be measured for a second or third Annual or a Full measurement until the previous measurement which must not previously have been declared invalid has expired, i.e. after 31st December following the last measurement, except in the case of re-measurements.

viii. Annual Measurements issued to horses/ponies of four, five and six years are immune to objection but for the avoidance of doubt horses and ponies with annual measurements can be re-measured under rules 42.1(ii), (iii) and (iv).

2. Full Measurements

Horses and ponies seven years and over are eligible for Full Measurements, provided that they have had an Annual Measurement which must not previously have been declared invalid. The Official Measurer for a Full Measurement must be from a different practice from that to which the Official Measurer who performed the last Annual Measurement belonged.

3. Gold Measurements

Gold Measurements can be carried out on animals aged seven years or older and have not had a Full Measurement whether or not they have had an Annual Measurement. Any previous Annual Measurement must not have been declared invalid.

4. Amendments

Unofficial amendments of any kind to the animal’s name, identification or measurement details will render the measurement invalid, and the matter will be reported to the Member Society concerned, who will take disciplinary action if necessary.

5. Ownership of Certificates

Certificates were issued until 31st December 2016. The Certificate remains the property of The Joint Measurement Board Ltd and must be returned to The Joint Measurement Board Ltd within 14 days of a request for return of the certificate being sent to the owner or the owner’s authorised representative.

6. International Events

Animals competing at international events under F.E.I. Rules must comply with the F.E.I. Measurement Regulations. Owners should contact the discipline concerned.

33. Arranging a Measurement

i. Owners requiring animals to be measured for Annual or Full Measurements must apply online for a measurement and pay the fee before arranging a measurement. The payment receipt (hardcopy or digital) must be taken with the animal to the measurement.

ii. Having applied for the measurement and paid for it, owners must communicate directly with the Official Measurer. Requests for a Gold Measurement should be made to the Secretariat.

iii. Consecutive measurements must be carried out by different Official Measurers who, in the case of a measurement for a Full Measurement, must also be from a different practice (Rule 32.1.(v) and 32.2).

iv. An Official Measurer cannot measure any animal where a conflict of interest may arise. For the avoidance of doubt the Stewards of the Joint Measurement Board Limited will not accept measurements carried out on any animal owned or produced by (i) the Official Measurer concerned, (ii) a member of the Official Measurer’s family (including partner) or household or (iii) a business partner. If an Official Measurer is in any doubt about a possible conflict of interest he or she is advised to discuss the matter with the JMB office.

34. Preparation and Venue for Measurement

i. All measurements must be carried out on a measuring pad that has been inspected by a Steward or Secretary of The Joint Measurement Board Ltd and registered by the Stewards. Where there is doubt the decision of the Stewards will be final.

ii. It is the responsibility of the owner, and in his interests, to ensure that the animal is well handled, accustomed to the application of a measuring stick, and correctly prepared for measurement. (See Appendix 2)

iii. The animal must have all four shoes removed and the feet must be correctly prepared and balanced as for shoeing with the wall taken down level with the bearing edge of the sole.

35. Measurement Procedure

1. (i) The owner is required to declare if the animal has previously been submitted for measurement under The Joint Measurement Board Limited while in his/her ownership or at any other time to his/her knowledge with a view to making an application for a measurement, regardless of whether or not a measurement was issued (Rule 21.2). The owner is required to present the passport and any existing JMB documentation to the Official Measurer or Referees at the time of measurement.

1. (ii) In respect of any measurement or a re-measurement, before the measurement can be commenced the Official Measurer or the Referees must satisfy themselves as to the identification of the animal being offered for measurement. In circumstances where the diagrammatic identification available contains minor inaccuracies (the decision as to whether or not inaccuracies are minor is to be at the absolute discretion of the Official Measurer or the Referees) when compared with the markings of the animal presented and where the microchip confirms the identity of the animal, the information contained in the microchip will take precedence. In the event that the Official Measurer or the Referees are unable, to their satisfaction, to identify accurately the animal being presented for measurement or re-measurement then the measurement process must be suspended pending a report being submitted to the Stewards.

2. First Measurements and Re-measurements by Referees

(i) The Official Measurer or Referees, after they have positively identified the animal to be measured as set out at Rule 35.1.(ii), must complete the online Measurement Form. The name of the animal written on the form must be the same as that printed in the passport by the passport issuer. Competition names, stable names or names not as printed on the passport and not as registered with the passport issuer will not be accepted and any subsequent correction will only be made after the change of name fee is paid (Rule 26.4). Un-named animals must be named with the Passport issuer before they are measured.

(ii) If the animal’s passport contains a Joint Measurement Board Limited page the Official Measurer MUST NOT complete any part of the page.

  3. Second and third Annual and Full measurements

(i) If the animal has been measured previously under The Joint Measurement Board Limited and if the Official Measurer can positively identify the animal from its passport as set out in Rule 35.1.(ii) the online Measurement Form must be completed by the Official Measurer. The name of the animal written on the form must be the same as that printed in the passport by the passport issuer. Competition names, stable names or names not as printed on the passport and not as registered with the passport issuer will not be accepted and any subsequent correction will only be made after the change of name fee is paid (Rule 26.4).

(ii) If the animal has a Joint Measurement Board Limited Measurement Certificate the Official Measurer MUST NOT complete any part of the certificate.

(iii) If the animal’s passport contains a Joint Measurement Board Limited page the Official Measurer MUST NOT complete any part of the page.

4. The animal must be examined for the presence of a microchip with a scanner and the microchip number entered on the Application for Measurement Form. If no microchip is found a microchip must be inserted, at the owner’s expense, immediately after measurement and the number recorded on the form and the passport. The information from the microchip will take precedence over any other form of identification including diagrams.

5. The animal must be presented for measurement in a headcollar without a bit.

6. The animal should be handled quietly and allowed to relax before measurement is attempted.

7. The animal must be positioned for measurement with the front legs parallel and perpendicular; the toes of the front feet should be in line, allowing not more than 1.5 cm (½ in) difference. Both hind feet must be taking weight and as near perpendicular as possible; the toes of the hind feet should be not more than 15cm (6 in) out of line with each other.

8. The animal’s head must be in its natural position in relation to its neck, positioned so that the eye is neither more than 8 cm (3in) below, nor more than 8 cm (3 in) above the highest point of the withers.

9. The measurement must be taken at the highest point of the withers, (i.e. immediately above the spinous process of the 5th thoracic vertebra), which at the discretion of the Official Measurer or Referees, may be identified, by palpation and if necessary be marked before any measurements are made.

10. The veterinary surgeon carrying out the measurement has the responsibility that the stick he uses is an accurate one; it must have been certified by a Weights and Measures or Trading Standards Officer no more than four years previously. The stick must be fitted with a spirit level and must be shod with metal.

11. The measurement, which must be done by an Official Measurer (or in the case of a re-measurement, by Referees) must be the lowest truly relaxed height of the animal.

12. The animal must be allowed to stand on the measuring pad for at least 20 minutes before a measurement is recorded on the Application for Measurement Form.

13. If the animal on presentation to an Official Measurer or Referees is in his/her opinion unfit to be measured for any reason, or present evidence of improper preparation, or the conditions for measurement are unacceptable, the owner shall be informed that the animal will be measured at a later date, when it is in a fit condition to be measured or in the case of a Re-measurement any subsequent re-measurement will only be carried out at the absolute discretion of the Stewards.

14. Animals must be presented in a healthy working condition which in the opinion of the Official measurer or Referees approximates to the fitness and condition in which it will compete. The Official Measurer’s or Referee’s decision as to the fitness and preparation for measurement shall be final. Any extra costs incurred by the enforcement of this rule will be at the owner’s expense. Official Measurers, or the Board in the case of a measurement for a Gold Measurement or a re-measurement, can at their discretion make a charge for an abandoned measurement or re-measurement.

15. If an application for a measurement is received by the JMB office that, in the opinion of the Stewards, records a height that is significantly different to a previous measurement, the animal will be re-measured by Referees (see rule 42) at the owner's expense unless the Stewards accept that information from the Official Measurers and/or owners explains the difference.

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(i) The animal must not be in receipt of any Prohibited Substance (see Appendix 3). If the Official Measurer (or Referees in the case of a re-measurement) considers it necessary, or if instructed to by the Stewards, a body fluid sample will be taken for analysis. If this course of action is taken and tests show the presence of a Prohibited Substance (see Appendix 3) or that the sample contains an abnormal amount of any of its constituents, the case will be referred to the Member Society with which the animal is registered for action to be taken. The measurement will be declared invalid. The owner is responsible for the total cost of the test and the additional time spent in collecting the sample.

(ii) The horse or pony must not receive any substance on the day of measurement or re-measurement (whether by injection, orally or by any other method) other than normal feed and water offered by mouth until it has been measured or re-measured.

17. The Application for Measurement Form MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE by the Official Measurer or Referees to The Joint Measurement Board Limited, regardless of the outcome of the measurement, with a report if necessary.

36. Gold Measurements

1. On application to the secretariat and on paying the fee (Rule 26.2) two Official Measurers and Steward or Official will be appointed and a date and time set for the measurement to take place.

2. The Steward or Official must be present and is responsible for ensuring that the measurement procedure is adhered to.

3. Measurement procedure: Rules 34-35 apply, except that two Official Measurers will identify and measure the animal.

4. The decision of the Official Measurers concerning the height of the animal shall be final and binding.

5. In the event of disagreement between the two Official Measurers the matter will be reported to The Joint Measurement Board Ltd. The Stewards will then decide what course of action is necessary.

37. Measurement Results

1. When measurements or re-measurements are carried out and submitted to The Joint Measurement Board Ltd by the Official Measurer or Referees they will be checked and entered onto the database as soon as possible.

2. Entry onto the database will be delayed if any documentation required, e.g. copies of passport pages, or the result of a blood test is not available.

3. Measurement details will be available online as soon as possible and normally within 3 days of all required information being available.

4. It is up to owners or their agents to inform and send details of measurements to interested parties such as a Member Society or show.

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APPENDIX 3 PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES

Prohibited Substance means a substance which:

1. originates externally to the horse, whether or not it is endogenous to it, and,

2. is listed in any of the categories specified in the Rules of Racing published by the British Horseracing Authority and includes the metabolites of the substance and the isomers of the substance and the metabolites. The horse or pony must not receive any substance on the day of measurement or re-measurement (whether by injection, orally or by any other method) other than normal feed and water offered by mouth until it has been measured or re-measured.

Re-measurement

41. Definition

The Rules of The Joint Measurement Board provide for a re-measurement procedure. This procedure is in the form of a Re-measurement performed by two Referees in the presence of a Steward or other official appointed by the Stewards of The Joint Measurement Board Ltd.

42. Reasons for Re-Measurement

1. Re-Measurement of an animal may be arranged:

(i) As the result of an objection by a competitor, exhibitor or a Show Executive made against an animal that has had a Full Measure or an adult animal (aged seven or over) having had an Annual Measurement (Rule 43 and 44).

(ii) At the owner’s request to The Joint Measurement Board Limited if the animal has had an Annual or Full Measurement.

(iii) At one of the Member Society’s request at their absolute discretion to The Joint Measurement Board Limited if the animal has had an Annual or Full Measurement.

(iv) On the instructions of the Stewards of The Joint Measurement Board Limited who can require a re-measurement of any animal that has had any type of Measurement at their absolute discretion.

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(i) Animals of any age that have had an Annual or a Full Measurement can be re-measured under rules 42.1. (ii), (iii) and (iv).

(ii) Animals of any age that have had a Gold Measurement can be re-measured under rule 42.1. (iv).

43. Objection - Persons allowed to Object

1. An objection against a Measurement under Rule 42.1. (i) may only be made by:

(i). An adult exhibitor or competitor who has an animal competing in the same class at a show or the same pony race. In the event of the exhibitor or competitor being a minor, the objection may be made by their accredited representative. The identity of an objector, the date of the event and the class or race will not be disclosed.

(ii) The Chairman or Secretary on behalf of the Show Executive.

(iii) The Judge(s) of a class in which an animal is competing through the Show Secretary.

44. Objection and Re-Measurement - Reporting

1. When an objection is made under Rule 42.1.(i), against an animal the Objector must inform The Joint Measurement Board Limited of the Objection by First Class Letter or email within 21 days of the class or race. Details of the animal’s name, the class or race and show or race meeting involved and the name and address of its owner must be included together with the fee (Rule 26.5) and documentary evidence that this animal and the Objector's animal were in the class or race must be enclosed.

2. Requests for re-measuring under Rule 42.1. (ii) and (iii) must be made by letter. In (ii) the request must be accompanied by the appropriate fee (Rule 26.4). In (iii) the fee will be agreed between the Society and the Stewards.

3. The Secretary will initiate the re-measurement procedure on receipt of the fee and relevant information.

45. Re-measurement -arrangements

i. The Joint Measurement Board Limited will inform the owner that an Objection has been raised and/or a re-measurement is required and will arrange for the re-measurement to take place at the earliest possible date. The Senior Referee or the Secretariat will arrange the appointment with the owner and will notify the Junior Referee and Steward or Official, who will attend, and The Joint Measurement Board Limited, who will notify, if applicable, the objector or the Member Society of the time and place of re-measurement.

ii. The owner of the animal is obliged to arrange for it to be presented for re-measurement if so requested by The Joint Measurement Board Limited. The Board will require the full co-operation of the owner or agent to avoid any delay.

iii. The re-measurement must take place within 20 working days of the date of The Joint Measurement Board Limited informing the owner or notifying the owner that a re-measurement is required. After that period of time the current height Measurement or certificate will become invalid unless the Stewards in their absolute discretion decide otherwise. After 20 working days animals cannot be presented for re-measurement except in very exceptional circumstances and only at the discretion of the Stewards after discussion at the next Board Meeting.

iv. Providing The Joint Measurement Board Limited has informed the owner in writing that the re-measurement is requested or the animal’s name appears on The Joint Measurement Board Limited’s website in accordance with these rules then that measurement must take place unless the request or objection is withdrawn by the Stewards or body making it. If a re-measurement is arranged and the appointment is cancelled or postponed for any reason by the owner of the animal, their agent or authorised representative a minimum fee of £100.00 will be made.

v. For the avoidance of doubt informing the owner or notification of the owner will be deemed to have occurred if the owner, the last known owner, the owner’s authorised representative, the owner’s agent, the last known owner’s agent or producer has been informed or notified in writing by letter sent to their last known address or email sent to their last known email address or the animal’s name has appeared on The Joint Measurement Board Limited’s website.

46. Preparation and Venue for Re-measurement

Rule 34 applies. The Senior Referee or Secretary will arrange for a registered pad to be made available.

47. Re-measurement procedure

Relevant parts of Rule 35 apply.

48. Re-measurement – persons present

Besides the Referees and the Steward or Official only the owner or his representative, a horse handler, the objector or his representative and an official from the Member Society may be present at the re-measurement and NO OTHERS. In no circumstances whatsoever will the re-measurement be delayed due to the absence of the objecting party or official from the Member Society. The role of the objector is for the purpose of identifying the animal only. The Referees may, at their discretion, and for the purpose of the re- measurement, require that all, except the horse handler and the Steward or Official, leave the area while the re-measurement is being carried out.

49. Re-measurement – person responsible

The Steward or Official must be present and is responsible for ensuring that the re-measurement procedure is adhered to. The Steward or Official will make a report on the re-measurement in writing to The Joint Measurement Board Limited.

50. Re-measurement - sampling for prohibited substances

A body fluid sample will be taken for testing. When a blood sample is taken this must be taken after the final measurement has been recorded. If this course of action is taken and tests show that a Prohibited Substance (see Appendix 3) has been administered or that the sample contains an abnormal amount of any of its constituents the case will be referred to the Member Society with which the animal is registered for action to be taken. The Measurement will be declared invalid. The owner is responsible for the total cost of the Test and additional time the Referees spend in collecting the sample.

51. Photographs and video recording

The Steward and/or the Referees may take photographs or make a video recording of any part or parts of the animal at any stage of the re-measurement.

52. Re-measurement -result

i. The decision of the Referees concerning the height of the animal shall be final and binding.

ii. The Referees will send the completed measurement form as soon as possible to The Joint Measurement Board Limited together with the original height certificate, where available, and a report.

iii. In the event of disagreement between the two Referees, the matter will be reported to The Joint Measurement Board Limited. The Stewards will then decide what course of action is necessary.

iv. The owner must hand any previous measurement certificate to the Referees or return it to The Joint Measurement Board Limited if The Joint Measurement Board Ltd has not already requested its return and received it.

v. The online Measurement record of the animal will be updated in accordance with the Referees’ measurement if the Stewards are satisfied that the re-measurement procedure was carried out satisfactorily and the identity of the horse or pony is correct.

vi. When an animal that has had an Annual Measurement is re-measured as a 4, 5 or 6 year old by Referees for whatever reason, that animal cannot be measured again under the Rules of the Board whilst that Annual Measurement remains valid (i.e. until after the following 31st December) except by order of the Stewards.

vii. When an animal that has had a Full Measurement is re-measured by Referees for whatever reason that animal cannot be re-measured again under the rules of The Joint Measurement Board Limited except by order of the Stewards.

viii. When an adult animal (i.e. aged seven years or over) that has had an Annual Measurement is re-measured for whatever reason, that animal will be deemed to have had a Full Measurement as a result of the re-measurement, and cannot be measured again under the Rules of the Board except by order of the Stewards.

53. Re-measurement - reporting result

The Joint Measurement Board Limited will report the result to the objector (if applicable) and the Member Society (if known). It will also appear on the Board’s web site.

APPENDIX 3 PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES

Prohibited Substance means a substance which:

1. originates externally to the horse, whether or not it is endogenous to it, and,

2. is listed in any of the categories specified in the Rules of Racing published by the British Horseracing Authority and includes the metabolites of the substance and the isomers of the substance and the metabolites.

The horse or pony must not receive any substance on the day of measurement or re-measurement (whether by injection, orally or by any other method) other than normal feed and water offered by mouth until it has been measured or re-measured.

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Related resources

Search the measurement database here

Find an Official Measurer here

Re-measurement results here

Invalid measurements and certificates here