Code of Conduct for ASHS Breeders and Horse Owners
Code of Conduct for ASHS Branch Facilitators
Code of Conduct for ASHS Competitors
Code of Conduct for ASHS Directors
Code of Conduct for ASHS Judges
Code of Conduct for ASHS Stewards
Code of Conduct for ASHS Volunteers

Code of Conduct for ASHS Stewards

CORE VALUE STATEMENT

The Australian Stock Horse Society exists to:

  • promote the development and acceptance of the Australian Stock Horse as an equine breed of excellence and importance;
  • provide service to all facets of the Australian Stock Horse industry;
  • guarantee that the welfare of the Australian Stock Horse is protected at all times; and
  • ensure that all individual members of the Society, and those who serve as Directors, Breeders, Competitors, Coaches, Judges, Stewards and Volunteers act with honesty and integrity in all of their dealings with the Society, other members, clients and the public at large.

UNDERTAKINGS

  • embers of the Australian Stock Horse Society who act in the capacity of Stewards undertake that they will act in accordance with the Core Value Statement at all times.
  • Members of the Australian Stock Horse Society who act in the capacity of Stewards, in recognition of the importance of stewarding in the success of an ASHS event or competition, undertake to conduct themselves in a manner fitting and proper to those who are accorded the honour of officiating.
  • Members of the Australian Stock Horse Society who act in the capacity of Stewards will endeavour to set exemplary standards in behaviour by being polite and courteous, to know what is required of them in the context of an ASHS event or competition, to be totally honest and fair at all times, to know the Rules and Regulations of the Australian Stock Horse Society, to work cooperatively with fellow Stewards and to support the efforts of those who are officiating as Judges.
  • Members of the Australian Stock Horse Society who act in the capacity of Stewards will at all times be totally conversant with the description of an Australian Stock Horse type as laid down in Rules and Regulations of the Australian Stock Horse Society.

UNDERSTANDING

As the Australian Stock Horse Society further refines its competition and event standards and operations, the role of those who officiate in positions other than judges will become increasingly important. These are the persons who assist in the presentation of competitions, who can be relied upon for their knowledge and experience, who can eventually become Judges and who are often the direct link between competitors and Judges. Stewards therefore have certain responsibilities and obligations to the Society that must be maintained at all times. It is understood that the Rules and Regulations of the Society as are adopted for competitions, and the proposed continuing development of standards for stewarding, will establish the means for ensuring Stewards' compliance with the Core Value Statement and the Undertakings.