Australian Ranch Horse

Registration Information

Australian Ranch Horse

We look forward to you joining Australian Ranch Horse

 

As a member of Australian Ranch Horse, you receive:

  • Membership is for a 12-month period from 1st July to 30th June each year.
  • Official membership to compete in sanctioned Australian Ranch Horse events
  • Selection of classes designed to provide levels of competition for everyone
  • Regular updates of what is happening in our newsletter
  • 10% discount for lessons and clinics with participating clinicians
  • Members are eligible to participate in:

–  End of Year Awards

–  Points and Achievement Awards for your horse

 

Membership Categories:

  • Family: $80.00 per year (2 adults/4 children under 18yrs) from the same household. Family members are required to hold a competition card to compete
    • Amateur Card $10.00
    • Novice Amateur Card $10.00
    • Amateur Freshman Card $10.00
  • Single Competitor: $55.00 per year
  • Youth: $15.00 per year
  • Single Non-competitor: $35.00 per year

 

All horse owners, competing and non-competing, must be current members of Australian Ranch Horse for their horse to be eligible to compete.

 

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY:

Eligibility is based on your previous show experience in any western or performance horse shows and not just ranch classes.

Amateur Freshman is for any person who is a beginner and new to showing with little or no experience in showing horses. If you have actively participated in another equine organisation or discipline for 3 consecutive years, bartered any type of remuneration for training astride, showing or giving lessons you are NOT considered a Freshman, therefore ineligible to compete in the Amateur Freshman division. The Amateur Freshman is deemed to be the rider. To be eligible as an Amateur Freshman, you cannot have won more than 3 times with more than one competitor at any show. Riders may use a horse without the restriction of ownership but the owner of said horse must be a current member. Western attire is not compulsory for freshman riders, but equipment must be neat, safe and serviceable and the individual look clean and presentable. Bridle of the horse can be snaffle, hackamore or bridle in all classes. Two-handed bridle is accepted.

 

NOVICE AMATEUR classes are for those that are transitioning from Amateur Freshman to Amateur competitors and have at least two years show or event experience in ARH or other performance and breed association shows/events. You may obtain novice amateur status if you have not won more than five events/classes, cumulatively (overall) in any classes excluding conformation classes at any shows, or other similar events run by an association, including different disciplines or breeds. Winners and placegetters of campdrafts and feature events such as challenges are excluded from this class.

Ranch style western Attire is compulsory. Bridle of the horse can be snaffle, hackamore or bridle in all classes. Two-handed bridle is accepted.

An Amateur Freshman can show in both Amateur Freshman and Novice Amateur if they comply to the dress code of Novice Amateur.

YOUTH AND NOVICE YOUTH are 18 years and under as at 1st July of the current year. Novice Youth may not have won more than five events/classes, cumulatively (overall) in any classes excluding conformation classes at any shows, or other similar events run by an Association, including different disciplines or breeds.

 

CLASS ENTRY ELIGIBILITY

Status

Eligible Status and Bits

Not Eligible to Compete

Open

Open / Equipment Rules

Youth, Amateur Freshman, Novice Amateur and Amateur

Amateur

Amateur, Open / Equipment Rules

Youth, Amateur Freshman, Novice Amateur

Novice Amateur

Novice Amateur, Amateur, Open / Equipment Rules

Youth, Amateur Freshman.

Amateur Freshman

Amateur Freshman / Snaffle Bit, Hackamore or two-handed bridle

Youth, Novice Amateur, Amateur, Open

Youth

Youth, Open / Equipment Rules

Novice Youth, Amateur Freshman, Novice Amateur, Amateur

Novice Youth

Novice Youth, Amateur Freshman / Snaffle Bit or two-handed bridle

Youth, Novice Amateur, Amateur, Open

 

For further clarification please read the official Australian Ranch Horse Rule Book located on the website.

Australian Ranch Horse operates to the standards of the American Ranch Horse Association.