Skip to content

Press Release from ASHA





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Contact, Reeves Kirtner < reeves@asha.net> , Communications Manager



Driving Challenge details announced; Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show awarded ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Class; National Pleasure Horse Champion season underway.

Lexington, Kentucky -­ Qualifying classes for the finals in the 2005 ASHA Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge at the Kentucky State Fair World¹s Championship Horse Show August 21-27 have resumed with a slew of upcoming shows.

The complete schedule of qualifying classes can be found online by clicking here
www.asha.net/Youth/DrivingChallenge.pdf

To qualify for the 2005 ASHA Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge Finals the horse must place in two official qualifying classes in the same division, either fine harness or show pleasure driving.  Different drivers can qualify a horse for the finals.  However, one of the drivers who qualified the horse must show the horse in the final.  A horse must qualify for the 2005 Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge between August 22, 2004 and August 21, 2005.  

The ASHA Pleasure Committee awarded the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show in Madison rights to host the ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Class for the next five years.  The Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show is scheduled for September 21-25, 2005 at the Alliant Energy Center.

The ASHA National Pleasure Horse Awards season began earlier this week with the start of the Saddlebred show season.  Last season was the first year ASHA formulated a high point system to allow more competition for the awards.  Points can be earned at U.S. Equestrian Federation sanctioned shows rated A in the pleasure division in designated championship classes.  Points are based on the number of class entries and the classification of the horse show.

For more information on the Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge, ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Class or the National Pleasure Horse Awards please contact Jennifer Mellenkamp by calling (859) 259-2742, ext. 343 or by e-mailing jennifer@asha.net.




More Stories

  • A Memorable First Trip To Oklahoma

    Taylor Ladd arrived in Oklahoma to compete for the first time this year, but she had the success of a seasoned veteran. The walk-trot rider left the fairgrounds with two World Championships, one Reserve World Championship, and three Grand National titles under the direction of Taylor River Farm. Read More
  • Highlights from Morgan Grand National

    Enjoy the victory passes and interviews from Oklahoma City on ReporTV! Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN FINAL

    It's official! The REPORT Leaderboard for the 2017 Morgan Grand National and World Championship Horse Show is final. Wow!  All the hard work all year really paid off! Congratulations to all the winners - blue ribbon and otherwise!

     

    Read More
  • Interview at Sterling Training Center

    In the interview that follows, trainer Katie Mair and owners Mary and Natalie Golota share their thoughts following Katie's win with As Predicted GCH at the Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Cater Stables

    In the interview that follows, trainer Kristen Cater and proud owner Lila Tater share their thoughts following Kristen's victory in Hunter Pleasure with Epona's Mo'O Lio GCH at Morgan Grand National.  Read More
  • Interview at Fire Stables Equestrian

    In the interview that follows, Elaine Galatz, Hannah McBain, Phil Fountain and Julianne Rafferty of Fire Stables Equestrian share their thoughts following a successful Morgan Grand National. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Friday

    With only Saturday's finale performances to go, here's how the blue ribbon counts go in the REPORT Leaderboard through end of day Friday, October 13. Read More
  • A Family Bond

    The Youth of the Year contest tests the skills of young equestrian each year at the Morgan Grand National. Selina Cloutier had the honor of winning this prestigious competition in 1998, and this year, her daughter Clea is competing for the same title. Read More
  • Another Record Breaking Performance

    Morgan Grand National fans were treated to a history making performance on Thursday afternoon as Arcadia, Oklahoma resident Chloe Farischon became the first junior exhibitor to win the World Champion Four-Year-Old English Pleasure title. Read More
  • REPORT Leaderboard MGN Thru Thursday

    It's coming down to the wire and the competition is so close. Check out the REPORT Leaderboard standings as of Thursday, October 12. Read More