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Saddlebred Record Equitation Champion Program

Lexington, Kentucky - The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) has established the standards and criteria for the Saddlebred Record Equitation Champion program.

In 2010, the Directors of ASHA and the American Saddlebred Registry (ASR) approved the addition of an equitation section to the Saddlebred Record program. For equitation achievements, a horse can be honored by affixing a "CH-EQ" designation in permanent ASR records. In some cases, equitation results may not have been received or the name of the horse was not available.

Horses with equitation records can have points added with proper documentation of competition results. A worksheet to list competition results has been included with the CH-EQ application and rules, for purposes of researching results not recorded with ASHA/ASR.

Eligibility criteria for the program include the following:

American Saddlebreds competing in Saddleseat and Pleasure Equitation sections must earn 15 points.

Only championship and finals count for points.

A horse that wins the Triple Crown (Senior UPHA Challenge Cup, NHS Good Hands and USEF Medal) is automatically eligible for CH-EQ status. This may be over a horse's total show career and can be with multiple riders.

American Saddlebreds who have been mounts for riders earning the Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown (the "Good Hands" National Horse Show Saddle Seat Event; the United States Equestrian Federation Saddle Seat Medal; the United Professional Horsemen's Association Challenge Cup) are the first horses honored, and as such, form the foundation of this new section. These horses are:

CH-EQ Vanity's Sparkling Coin
CH CH-EQ Glenview's Warlock
CH-EQ Magic Marauder
CH-EQ One Step Above
CH-EQ Callaway's Will Gillen
CH CH-EQ CF First Light of Dawn
CH-EQ Amandari
CH-EQ Kiss of the Zodiac

For complete induction criteria, and to view the newly created Equitation Hall of Fame, visit the ASHA website.

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