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VETERINARIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

PENALTY PROTOCOL

The following are the penalties in place for the 2014 Celebration. These penalties are consistent with those used in the equine industry. Specific penalties apply to substances determined by blood testing. These penalties are in addition to the HIO or USDA enforcement.

  • 1st offense—forfeiture of prize money and $100 fine to the trainer
  • 2nd offense—forfeiture of prize money and $200 fine to the trainer
  • 3rd offense—forfeiture of prize money and $300 fine to the trainer
  • 4th offense—forfeiture of prize money and mandatory appearance before compliance committee to determine additional penalty

Abnormal results from digital radiography which are indicative of improper shoeing or other techniques that can reasonably be expected to cause pain, distress, inflammation, or lameness will follow the guidelines of the HIO affiliated with the show.