IMGA logo  

The official website of the International Mounted Games Association (IMGA)


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
01/01/2017 19/01/2017 2017-01 Partially Accepted Starts and Penalty Line
change request form
21/01/2017 23/01/2017 2017-02 Rejected Equipment in mouth
change request form
24/01/2017 07/02/2017 2017-03 Accepted Identical Equipment
change request form
07/02/2017 09/02/2017 2017-04 Accepted Moat and Castle as a Pairs game
change request form
09/02/2017 17/02/2017 2017-05 Rejected Poles
change request form
17/02/2017 24/02/2017 2017-06 Accepted Correction to CR23.1
change request form
17/02/2017 24/02/2017 2017-07 Accepted In saddle at start
change request form
25/02/2017 06/03/2017 2017-08 Accepted Elimination information
change request form
06/03/2017 14/03/2017 2017-09 Accepted Equipment upset by weather
change request form
14/03/2017 05/04/2017 2017-10 Accepted Obstruction
change request form
05/04/2017 22/04/2017 2017-11 Accepted Use of treeless saddles
change request form
14/03/2017 05/04/2017 2017-12 Accepted Obstruction
change request form
22/04/2017 03/05/2017 2017-13 Accepted Pairs Founder's Race
change request form
04/05/2017 10/05/2017 2017-14 Accepted Clarification of GR3.4
change request form
10/05/2017 18/05/2017 2017-15 Accepted Clarification of CR14.1 C
change request form
18/05/2017 19/05/2017 2017-16 Accepted Replacing equipment
change request form
19/05/2017 24/05/2017 2017-17 Accepted Seasons
change request form
24/05/2017 28/05/2017 2017-18 Accepted Tie Break races
change request form
28/05/2017   2017-19 Suspended Failure to comply, ...
change request form
02/06/2017 30/06/2017 2017-20 Accepted Leaving the arena
change request form
30/06/2017 12/09/2017 2017-21 Accepted Placement of equipment
change request form
12/09/2017   2017-22 Under Consideration Un-sportsmanlike behaviour
change request form
    2017-23 Waiting Misconduct in the arena
change request form
    2017-24 Waiting Penalty Line and Box
change request form
    2017-25 Waiting Bank Race numbers
change request form
    2017-26 Waiting Protective Headgear
change request form


Change Requests 2016

Change Requests 2015

Change Requests 2014

Change Requests 2013

Change Requests 2012

Change Requests 2011

Change Requests 2010

Change Requests 2009

Change Requests 2008

Change Requests 2007

Change Requests 2006

Change Requests 2005