Columbus, OH — On Tuesday (Oct. 20), Chairperson Jeff Gregory and Directors Jacquie Ingrassia, Chris McErlean, Jason Settlemoir and Ashley Tetrick hosted the annual USTA District 12 meeting. For the first time ever, the meeting was conducted virtually online.
The meeting included opening messages from USTA Executive Vice President/CEO Mike Tanner and USTA President Russell Williams. The remainder of the agenda included a discussion of and voting on 17 rule change proposals then a discussion with and a Q&A from district members.
Following are the results on the 2021 rule change proposals from District 12:
Rule Change Proposal-Result
Proposal #1 (Yearling price in program) — Approved
Proposal #2 (Prohibit seeding of any divisions) — Rejected
Proposal #3 (Showing the number of claims on a horse) — Approved
Proposal #4 (List of claimants; reason claim lost) — Approved
Proposal #5 (Electronic draw details) — Approved
Proposal #6 (Publish entry sheets online) — Approved
Proposal #7 (Electronic draw guidelines) — Approved
Proposal #8 (Driver choices prior to draw) — Rejected
Proposal #9 (Position of handholds) — Rejected
Proposal #10 (Hobbles – accurate program information) — Rejected
Proposal #11 (Nerved horses reporting) — *Approved as Amended
Proposal #12 (Gelding/spaying of horse reporting) — Approved
Proposal #13 (Increase horse name – 18 to 20 spaces) — Rejected
Proposal #14 (Outside source approval of horse names) — Rejected
Proposal #15 (Ownership percentages recording) — Rejected
Proposal #16 (Syndicate member requirements) — Approved
Proposal #17 (Sulky change submission requirement) — Approved
*fine to be $2,500
For the schedule of remaining USTA District Meetings, click here.