ASHA Collegiate Program Goals
1) To promote education of horsemen in the safety, care and training of the versatile stock horse.
2) To enhance the education of
college students interested in the versatile stock horse. 3) To use the horse as
a means to teach students how to represent themselves with responsibility,
character and teamwork.
A) In order to achieve the American Stock Horse Association goals. Colleges and Universities in the United States will be encouraged to gain approval to offer stock horse horsemanship classes, provide students instruction on riding and training a versatile stock horse, ASHA classes, and be encouraged to participate in ASHA approved events and competitions. Colleges and Universities will be encouraged to select and recognize official college or university stock horse teams to represent them in ASHA Collegiate Competitions. Colleges and Universities will also be allowed to certify Individual Collegiate students to enter as Page. In order to compete in ASHA Collegiate Stock Horse Competitions, each student must be a current ASHA member and their horse must have an ASHA Competition License.
1) Collegiate teams will compete in three divisions of an ASHA Collegiate Show: Open/Non-Pro, Limited Non Pro and Novice
2) Individual Collegiate Members may also compete in an ASHA Collegiate Show in these divisions
3) A college or university may enter more than one team and an unlimited number of individuals in ASHA Collegiate competitions.
4) ASHA Collegiate Stock Horse Teams and Collegiate Individuals must meet the following eligibility requirements:
a.Undergraduates must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 hours of classes and graduate students in a minimum of 9 hours. Graduating students may enroll in fewer hours during the semester of graduation.
b. Students must be in good academic standing with their school.
c. Students will be limited to 4 years of collegiate eligibility to compete, including both graduate and undergraduate years.
d. Any questions or disputes about eligibility should be directed to the Collegiate Committee of the ASHA Board of Directors.
5) ASHA Collegiate Members Eligibility for Divisions
Any college or university student who can furnish proof of meeting the eligibility requirements may compete in an ASHA Collegiate show whether their college has a team or not. Collegiate students must present their current ASHA Collegiate membership card or present documentation of their collegiate status and academic standing to the secretary of the show at time of entry. Coaches may certify students on their membership forms if the student has a college coach. An applicant for a Collegiate membership should accurately mark the ASHA divisions - Open, Non-Pro, and Novice for which they are eligible. Coaches must abide by these eligibility requirements when placing Collegiate members on a team. Students who have won any High Point or Reserve High Point award at an ASHA Special Collegiate Team Tournament in the Novice division, will not be eligible to ride in the Novice Division the following year.
B. In order to achieve these goals, ASHA will provide leadership and coordination and publicize the ASHA Collegiate program, approve clinics and competitions and keep ASHA Collegiate Show Results in the Official ASHA Records and on the ASHA website.
1.) Collegiate Competitions
a.) ASHA will approve official ASHA Collegiate Shows that will be open to collegiate members only and that will offer an ASHA Collegiate Stock Horse Team Competition
b.) ASHA will approve special ASHA College Team Tournaments as may be decided by participating coaches and the ASHA Collegiate Committee with special awards. Special Collegiate Team Tournament Competitions will not count for Regional Team Awards. Special conditions may alter the number of team members and the specific division(s) offered.
c.) ASHA may also approve an official ASHA Collegiate Show within a regular ASHA competition. These will count as a separate show and must be approved, announced and publicized as such. At these Collegiate shows within a regular show, the Collegiate divisions of Non Pro, LTD Non Pro and Novice must be offered. No Open Collegiate Riders will be allowed to show in the Collegiate Division at a regular ASHA Show or Collegiate points kept for this rider, but this open rider may show as an individual in the regular ASHA show Open or Green Horse Division with all required fees. Collegiate points will be awarded based on the number of collegiate competitors in each division and collegiate exhibitors will be eligible for individual Collegiate Show awards.
The stock horse pleasure class as designed and run by ASHA is completely unique. This may be the most important class offered because a good stock horse must be functional and a pleasure to ride. Probably the most important job a stock horse has to perform is to be a means of transportation to get from one task to another.
The trail class attempts to measure the ability of a horse to handle different stock farm or ranch chores. ASHA obstacles are common sense, everyday encounters and the class is held on natural terrain where possible. e to edit text