NCAHA Challenge Series Program
The Board of Directors established the NCAHA Challenge Series Program
in 2003 for implementation in the 2004-show season. In 2005, the NCAHA Board
voted unanimously to discontinue our Futurity Program in favor of the Challenge
Series. In the purest sense, the NCAHA Challenge Series is a “maturity” program
that allows horses of all ages to participate in the program.
In further action, the NCAHA Board decided in October of 2005 to expand
our program to include both Regional and National Championship shows for the
2006-show season and beyond.
Our Challenge Series is designed to give NCAHA members the opportunity
to compete their horses against other members’ horses at a level beyond all
existing NCAHA competition programs.
Participation in the NCAHA Challenge Series is solely at the members’
discretion. Member participation will be on an annual entry-fee basis.
In order to be eligible for the program, all members who enter the program
must be members in good standing of the NC Arabian Horse Association at the
time the entry is made. The program is open to all members regardless of age or
Both Purebred and Half-Arabian horses are eligible for participation and
will compete in their respective breed categories.
Participation by members enrolled in the program at any rated Arabian
show or event will be recognized. After the 2006-show season, Regional and
National shows will be included in the program. Open Breed Shows do not count
in the Challenge Series points totals.
POINTS WILL BE COMPUTED AND AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
For rated Arabian Shows Regular Classes First Place 5 points
Second Place 4 points
Third Place 3 points
Fourth Place 2 points
Fifth Place 1 point
Championships Champion 10 points
Reserve Champion 8 points
Third Place 6 points
Fourth Place 4 points
Fifth Place 2 points
For Regional Championship Shows Champion 12 points
Reserve Champion 6 points
Top Five 4 points
For National Championship Shows Champion 30 points
Reserve Champion 20 points
Top Ten 10 points
Points earned will not be effected by number of entries in a class. All points
earned will be counted in the exact amount earned.
Points earned prior to the date of entry in the Challenge Series will not be allowed.
ENTRY FEE: $30.00 per horse, per division entered.
Horses entered in the Challenge Series may be shown either by the owners
themselves or by their designated riders, handlers and/or drivers. However,
payouts will be computed on the one horse/one rider rule.
PAYOUTS: The NCAHA Challenge Series program is intended to be self-funding.
On this basis, a pool of funds will be established for each breed category based
on the total number of entries received.
Disbursements will be made to participating members on an annual basis as to
coincide with our Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet.
Disbursements will be made by club check in the following amounts for each
category with entries:
First Place 35% (of the total pool available)
Second Place 25%
Third Place 20%
Fourth Place 10%
Fifth Place 10%
There will be no carry forward monies from year to year. In the event that there
are fewer than five entries in a category, the pool will be disbursed on a pro-rata
basis according to the actual number of entries in the category.
North Carolina Arabian Horse Association