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ASHA Trainers' Equitation Cup Goes National

Because of the success of the inaugural ASHA Trainers’ Equitation Cup in 2014, ASHA is pleased to announce that for 2015 various ASHA Trainers’ Equitation Cup qualifiers will be held at shows across the country.

To qualify for the grand prize drawings (see details below), each trainer must compete in at least one ASHA Trainers’ Equitation Cup qualifier. To show in the qualifier, a trainer must be nominated with a fee of at least $100. Trainers may be nominated to show in more than one qualifier. Multiple participation is encouraged! The host horse shows serving as qualifiers for the 2015 ASHA Trainers’ Equitation Cup drawing include:

• UPHA Chapter 14, April 15-18, 2015

• UPHA Chapter V, May 6-9, 2015

• Madison Classic, May 21-24, 2015

• Rock Creek, June 2-6, 2015

• Midwest Charity, June 16-20, 2015

• Blue Ridge Classic, July 21-25, 2015

• Shelbyville, July 29- August 1, 2015

• Kentucky Fall Classic, September 30- October 3, 2015

• California Futurity, October 29-31, 2015

The workout for each qualifier will be posted in the horse show office one hour prior to the start of the session that holds the Trainers’ Equitation class.

The rules for the class are as follows:

• Each exhibitor may provide their own horse

• Each exhibitor must wear a riding habit to compete

• Each exhibitor must not have competed in an equitation related class for the past 5 years. (ie. adult, pleasure, horsemanship, nor regular Equitation)

• Each exhibitor must draw for a position to enter the arena and be introduced.

• This is a FUN exhibition and is not covered under USEF rules


The winning trainer of each qualifying class will be awarded a one-year membership to ASHA ($70 value), plus three entries into the grand prize drawings, and a tricolor ribbon and trophy. Each participant in each class will be awarded one entry in the drawing at the Super Convention. The trainer with the most nomination funds raised throughout the year will be awarded a lifetime membership to the ASHA.

Two drawings will be held during the ASHA luncheon at the Super Convention in Boston. The winner of the first drawing will win a week’s stay in Mexico at the Villa del Oso donated by Kaye Bowles-Durnell. The winner of the second drawing will win a week’s stay at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville, Ky. for the World’s Championship Horse Show, as well as a free golf cart rental.

To nominate a trainer or to become the title sponsor of the class, please contact Michelle Partridge, ASHA Media Production & Marketing Manager at 859-259-3887 or You may nominate a trainer using this form. All nominators must be kept anonymous, and you may pay by check, cash, or credit card. ASHA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, meaning all nominations and sponsorships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The ASHA Trainers’ Equitation Cup classes will benefit American Saddlebred breed promotion and marketing, the Super Convention, and the host show.

We welcome you to be a part of what is sure to be a fun and exciting class! Please check the ASHA Facebook Page for up to the minute trainer nomination standings.

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