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Rules Committee




Composition of the committee

The IMGA Rules Committee is made up of 6 individuals, one each representing England, Scotland, and Wales, plus three others from the remaining member nations of IMGA.

Currently the members are :

  • Jens Martin (Luxembourg, Chairman)
  • Nikki Carter (England)
  • Iain Hopkins (Wales)
  • Dafydd Leach (Scotland)
  • Valentin Vieilledent (France)
  • Margaret Welsby (New Zealand)

Contact by e-mail :

The IMGA Chief Referee also acts as an adviser to the Rules Committee but does not participate in their decision-making procedures.

Rule Changes

Rule Change Requests can be made by :

  • International Representatives
  • Members of the Rules Committee
  • The Chief Referee
  • IMGA Certified Referees

For details, refer to the Rules Committee Procedures

Requests should be made in writing and submitted to the IMGA Rules Committee Chairman, using this form.


Current Rule Change Requests waiting or under consideration

If you have any comments or suggestions concerning any of these change requests
please click here to send them to the Rules Committee.

Reference Status Subject
03/02/2018   2018-01 Under Consideration Un-sportsmanlike behaviour
change request form
    2018-02 Waiting Misconduct in the arena
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    2018-03 Deleted Deleted
Superceeded by 2018-08
    2018-04 Waiting New Game : Litter Scoop
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    2018-05 Waiting Set-up of flags
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    2018-06 Waiting Protective Headwear
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    2018-07 Waiting Displaced equipment
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    2018-08 Waiting Definition of "genuine attempt"
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    2018-09 Waiting When a race is stopped and re-run
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    2018-10 Waiting Four feet behind the line
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    2018-11 Waiting Definition of the end of a game
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    2018-12 Waiting Definition of "active rider"
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    2018-13 Waiting "In contact" with pony
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    2018-14 Waiting The Start
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    2018-15 Waiting Run and Ride actions
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    2018-16 Waiting Age limit for ponies
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    2018-17 Waiting Start of the race
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