01-303 C.M.R. ch. 15, § 5 - Responsibilities of Pull Superintendents and Assistant Pull Superintendents

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. Certified Superintendents must assure the pull events are being conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
A. When a teamster receives a first warning for any violation of the laws or rules, the teamster is able to stay in the ring to finish his/her pull.
B. When a teamster receives a second warning for any violation of the laws or rules, the team is disqualified and must leave the ring. The teamster can return in that class or any other class that day with a different team, but upon receiving any subsequent warning for a violation, he/she will be disqualified and he/she must leave the ring and must not return to the ring that same day.
C. The next day the teamster will be able to start fresh.
D. Every certified superintendent and assistant superintendent shall examine every steer and ox entered to compete in a licensed pull event in the State of Maine to determine if they have a body condition score of 2.75, or greater, when the animal is weighed for competition. The body condition score shall be determined by referring to the Body Condition Scoring Chart established by Elanco Animal Health (Elanco Animal Health Bulletin AI 8478 (Rev. 9/96)). If the condition score of the animal is determined to be less than 2.75 by the Pull Superintendent, that animal shall not compete in any pull event until that animal is determined to have a score of 2.75 or greater.
E. Every certified superintendent and assistant superintendent shall examine every draft horse entered to compete in a licensed pull event in the State of Maine to determine if they have a body condition score of 4/9 or greater, when the animal is weighed for competition. The body condition score shall be determined by referring to the Henneke Horse Body Condition Scoring System. If the condition score of the animal is determined to be less than 4 by the Pull Superintendent, that animal shall not compete in any pull event until that animal is determined to have a score of 4 or greater.

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01-303 C.M.R. ch. 15, § 5

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