Skip to main content
Horse Protection Act and Regulations
This website will not be updated during a lapse in federal funding. Content on this website will not be current or maintained until funding issues have been resolved.

Horse Protection Act and Regulations

The HPA prohibits horses subjected to a process called soring from participating in exhibitions, sales, shows, or auctions. Use this page to view the Horse Protection Act and Regulations.

The Horse Protection Act 
U.S. Code Title 15 -- Commerce and Trade
Chapter 44 -- Protection of Horses
Sections 1821-1831

  • Sec. 1821. Definitions (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1822. Congressional statement of findings (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1823. Horse shows and exhibitions (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1824. Unlawful acts (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1825. Violations and penalties (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1826. Notice of violations to Attorney General (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1827. Utilization of personnel of Department of Agriculture and officers and employees of consenting States; technical and other nonfinancial assistance to State (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1828. Rules and regulations (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1829. Preemption of State laws; concurrent jurisdiction; prohibition on certain State action (text) (pdf)/li>
  • Sec. 1830. Omitted (text) (pdf)
  • Sec. 1831. Omitted (text) (pdf)
     

The Horse Protection Regulations 
Code of Federal Regulations
Title 9 -- Animals and Animal Products
Chapter I--Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture

 

Complementary Content
${loading}