"A green pony is a pony not exceeding 14.2 hands of any age, in its first year of showing in any classes that require ponies to jump the regulation height or higher for its respective section at a Regular Competition of the Federation or Equine Canada or any national or international competition" HU104.1.
AND NOTE THIS PROVISION:
Showing in Canada over fences at or higher than the regulation height for the pony's section under Equine Canada rules breaks the pony's green status for the purpose of this Rule and Federation rules whether or not the regulation height for the pony's section under Equine Canada rules is less than, equal to, or greater than the regulation height for the pony's section under Federation Rules." HU104.1a
In plain English, a pony in Canada that shows in a recognized pony hunter class at an Equine Canada competition has broken its green, regardless of what height it actually jumps. EC rules provide for small ponies to jump 2'3"; medium ponies to jump 2'6"; and large ponies to jump 2'9". EC rules, Section 6, Chapter 3, Article G302.
Green Reinstatement may be granted one time for a pony. HU105.1.e.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR REINSTATEMENT?
The application must reach the Federation office on or before November 30th of the year of withdrawal. The request must be made during the year in which [pre-green/green] status was broken. HU106.3.f / HU105.1a. The animal must not have competed at more than four (4) competitions prior to September 1st. HU104.1 / HU106.3.e. In addition the horse that has competed in the Junior Hunter Championships or an International Hunter Derby within the same year is not eligible for a first year green reinstatement. HU105.1. By inference, a second year green reinstatement is solely limited by the number of competitions, not by participation in specific classes. A pony that has competed in the National Pony Finals is not eligible for green reinstatement. HU105.1.
The reinstatement application must be accompanied by (1) a processing fee: (2) a list of competitions with dates where the horse competed at its regulation height or higher; (3) the horse's name; and (4) the horses recording number. HU106.3g / HU105.1.b. If the horse is not recorded at the time of the request, it must be recorded at the time of the application. HU106.3i / HU105.1d.
In conclusion, Reinstatement is a wonderful option for an animal that is accidentally shown in the wrong class, has competed prematurely for its development, or sustains an injury which curtails its learning opportunity. It is not intended to make a horse "evergreen."
Remember - green side up!