ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Championship Class
This final is for riders competing on horses that are registered with the ASHBA Registry or with the Half Saddlebred Registry of America with full mane and tail with natural carriage that have not reached their 18th birthday.
This Championship Class will include of rail work and a posted individual workout. The rail work consists of the walk, trot and canter both directions of the ring. The workout will be created from Tests 1-16. This class will be judged based on 50% rail work and 50% workout. All riders will execute the workout.
Horses that are cross-entered in the Country Pleasure division at the same competition may not wear tail sets or bustles while on the grounds. Riders competing in these classes cannot compete in any other Saddle Seat Equitation classes at the same competition except USEF Medal, UPHA, NHS and American Saddlebred Pleasure Classes.
Eligibility is limited to riders showing registered American Saddlebreds or registered Half Saddlebreds but does not exclude Saddle Seat Equitation riders competing in other competitions on other breeds.
To be eligible, the rider must have shown in at least three shows and competed in six classes. USEF, Medal, UPHA, NHS and all pleasure equitation classes can be counted toward qualification as long as a pleasure Saddlebred or Half American Saddlebred is ridden.
The qualification season begins after the final is held. Following the Championship class, the horse can be exhibited with a brace until December 1st without jeopardizing their eligibility for the following year’s qualification although during this time none of the classes will count toward qualification.