Rules & Regulations
1) CLASSIC CHALLENGE * Open to horses that are under five years of age and no restriction for rider.
2) LIMITED CLASSIC CHALLENGE Restricted to riders competing in the Classic Challenge who have never won a Classic Challenge or Limited Classic at an ASCA affiliated event. Open to all Classic horses. Optional to hold a separate final.
3) OPEN CHALLENGE * Open to all horses and riders.
4) LIMITED OPEN CHALLENGE Restricted to riders competing in the Open Challenge who have never won an Open Challenge or Limited Open at an ASCA affiliated event or Major Challenge. Open to all horses. Optional to hold a separate final.
5) DERBY CHALLENGE * Restricted to horses that are five and six years of age. Classic horses are not eligible.
* Premiership events
6) NOVICE CHALLENGE 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.
7) ROOKIE CHALLENGE * Restricted to riders who have never won a Classic, Novice Challenge or Open Challenge at an ASCA affiliated event. 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.
b) Any competitor who wins the Rookie Premiership will no longer be eligible to compete in a Rookie Challenge.
8) NON PRO ROOKIE INCENTIVE 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 Challenge.
9) ENCOURAGEMENT CHALLENGE
1. The Encouragement class is considered an adult class. It is restricted to:
a) Riders that have never won any single event that involves a cattle work regardless of affiliation or discipline of that event
b) Horses that have never won any single event involving cattle work regardless of affiliation or discipline of that event
c) Juveniles in any discipline are eligible to enter this class regardless of winning Juvenile, Junior, or similar events in ASCA or other disciplines
2. Juveniles will not be eligible to ride in this class:
a) If they have won an adult rider or horse aged event that involves cattle work regardless of affiliation or discipline of that event. An example would be that a juvenile that has won an adult challenge, campdraft, cutting, or cow horse would not be able to enter, either as a juvenile or as they progress to the adult classes.
b) A Juvenile rider may only compete on a horse that meets the definition in (1. b) above. 3. One encouragement win, and the horse and rider are no longer eligible.
10) JUVENILE CHALLENGE * Open to riders 13-17 years of age.
* Premiership events
All ASCA Affiliated shows run under the ASCA official Rules & Regulations. You can download the the latest version of the Australian Stockman’s Challenge Association Rules & Regulations for the 2023/2024 Challenge Sesion by clicking the three dots on the right of the below document and then by selecting the option “Download PDF File”.