ASHA Classes were designed to measure the versatility of the Stock Horse.
STOCK HORSE PLEASURE
This class measures the ability of the horse to be functional and a pleasure to ride while being used as a means of conveyance from one task to another.
What makes this class unique is that horses will be shown individually at the walk, trot, and lope in both directions.
Signs for each transition are displayed in the arena.
STOCK HORSE TRAIL
Horses will demonstrate their ability to be ridden through a pattern of obstacles that they would encounter during a course of everyday work on a ranch.
The judge will watch for cleanliness, neatness and promptness while horse and rider navigate the course.
Natural terrain is the preference for this class.
STOCK HORSE REINING
This class measures the ability of the stock horse to perform basic handling maneuvers: circles, stops, spins, rollbacks, backing, lead changes, and run downs.
What makes this class unique is that traditional reining disqualification is different within the scoring system of ASHA.
ASHA patterns are different from those offered by the NRHA.
STOCK HORSE WORKING COW HORSE
It is a must that a versatile stock horse will work a cow. Designed to demonstrate and measure the riders ability to read and stay correct, this class also judges the horse's ability to stop and turn the cow.
Three levels of competition are offered within the ASHA Show Format and provides a place for all levels of riders.
Holding the horn is permitted in this class.