Earlier in 2020, prior to COVID-19, the ASCA Board of Directors met, along with the members of the association to discuss changes to the rules and regulations.
Here are the following updates:
3.5 NOVICE CHALLENGE (new)
Restricted to riders who have never won a Classic
Challenge or Open Challenge. Competitors are no
longer eligible after winning 3 Novice Challenges.
Open to all horses.
3.6 DERBY CHALLENGE (new)
Restricted to horses that are five years of age. At
the committee’s discretion horses may be five and
six years of age. Classic horses are not eligible.
3.7 ROOKIE CHALLENGE (UPDATED)
Restricted to riders who have never won a
Classic Challenge or Open Challenge at an ASCA
affiliated event or Major Challenge. Competitors
who win a Rookie Challenge will remain eligible to
compete in Rookie events for that calendar year
only. A Rookie competitor who wins a Classic
Challenge or Open Challenge is no longer eligible
to compete as a Rookie.
a. Rookie Rider Premiership
Points will be awarded from approved ASCA
affiliated Rookie competitions held between
1st January and 31st December each year. Any
competitor who wins the Rookie Premiership
will no longer be eligible to compete in a Rookie
3.8 NON PRO ROOKIE INCENTIVE (New)
Restricted to Rookie competitors who have never
received remuneration for training, working or
showing performance horses. Restricted to horses
that have never won a Classic Challenge or Open
3.12 Premiership Levy
Premiership Levy’s have been removed
A number of other changes are in the process of alteration, and we will update the members as soon as possible on these changes.