The Carolina Cup Equitation Championship will be held at the NC State Championship Show in September 2012.
In order to qualify for this class, the rider must:
- Be a current member of ASAC and ASHA
- Be nominated for ASAC Equitation Division
- Show in 6 Equitation Classes in 3 or more shows in the Carolinas
- Be 18 years and under
Recognized and unrecognized shows within North and South Carolina qualify the rider. The Championship class will have pattern work.
Competing in the Carolina Cup Equitation Championship allows the rider to also compete for the ASAC Equitation Ambassador for 2013.
This new and important position will be awarded to the rider who has best competed in 3 areas: Horsemanship, Interview and test.
You must compete in the Carolina Cup Championship in order to compete for the ASAC EQUITATION Ambassador for 2013.
This high profile position needs someone who is able to speak on behalf of the ASB and the Equitation Riders.
Some of the responsibilities of the Ambassador will be:
- To agree to interviews with media, and radio,
- To represent ASAC Equitation at shows.
- To champion a cause within the horse/rider industry.
Ambassador for ASAC Equitation – 2013
To be eligible for this opportunity:
Must be a current ASAC member and ASHA member
Contestant must be under 18 years of age (Age according to show requirements)
Must participate in each of the three categories of the contest including: Horsemanship, Interview and multiple choice test
Horsemanship is accomplished by competing in the Carolina Cup Championship.
The Interview and short test will be held at the NC State Championship-Sept 2012 as well.
Fill out an application form prior to the contest and pay the ($25.00) entry fee.
Contestant agrees if they win the Equitation Ambassadorship to:
- Attend a SC Show, the NC State Championship Show and the ASAC Awards Banquet
- Be available at these events for interviews/photos
1) What are the horsemanship qualifications?
One must Compete in 6 equitation classes in at least 3 different shows in NC and/or SC.
A competition sheet needs to be signed off by show secretary at each show you have participated in. This sheet will need to be handed into Show office (They will have a Folder designated for Carolina Cup)at the NC State Championship Horse Show.
2) What will they ask at the interview?
Explain what Saddleseat Equitation is; What has riding “Equitation“ done for you?
Why would you like to be ASAC Equitation Ambassador ?
3)How hard is the test?
General knowledge- Matching/multiple choice about equipment and pattern work.
4) Is there a dress code and a conduct code for the Ambassador?
Yes, Ambassador will be required to wear apparel with the Carolina Cup Logo which will be awarded as part of this position at certain required events/interviews/photos.
Ambassador is expected to be kind, courteous, and respectful; to be a representative to good health and good mind by his/her experience with the horse.
Equitation- the pursuit of Excellence in Riding!
Carolina Cup Equitation Championship