to be awarded!
The CSHA Horsemastership program provides an opportunity for youngsters and adults to learn more about horses and horsemanship in general. The program is open to all Region 5 members. Children and new horse owners are especially encouraged to participate.
This is an excellent program for everyone. It gives youngsters a good foundation in horsemanship and the opportunity to earn something for their future. It also provides a “refresher course” for those that have been around horses for a while. At study sessions, participants learn about horse health, maintenance and feeding, tack, grooming, etc.
There are several categories: English, Western, Gymkhana, and Combined (English & Western). Each category is divided into two divisions, junior and adult.
In July participants compete at Region level by completing a riding and grooming test where they are judged by approved judges on the type of riding they normally ride/compete in (i.e., English, Western, Gymkhana) and how well they groom their horse.
They also complete a written test covering health, safety, grooming and the horse in general. The combined scores of the riding, grooming and written tests are used to determine place standings.
The top placing participants of each category division become the Region Champions and receive a Region award. Champions under 18 years of age also receive a scholarship. The Region Champions are eligible to compete at state level at the State Championship Show for additional awards and scholarships. Scholarships are redeemed and used for the continuation of the participants education after graduation from high school.
Qualifications for the Region 5 Scholarship are subject to the stipulations and rules of the CSHA Charitable Trust. Contact the Region Horsemastership Chair or Charitable Trustee for details.