The Aljassimya Amateur Challenge shows offer 3 types of classes:
Horses are shown “in hand” only. Horses are judged on how they match the breed standard, plus conformation and movement The horse and handler are also judged for the quality of their presentation,
Horses are shown both “in hand” and “ridden”. They require the entrants to navigate around a course of obstacles, for example bridges and gates. Judged on accuracy and smoothness.
Horses are shown “ridden” only. Three divisions will be offered: Classic pleasure, Hunter pleasure, Western pleasure. Judged on paces, manner and suitability to the division standards.
Ranking & Scoring
Points will be collected by individual handlers, with one or several horses, over any of the Amateur shows taking part in in the Aljassimya Amateur Challenge.
Every handler will win points according to his/her ranking in halter, trail or novice ridden classes:
NEW FOR 2020 If you win a class with only one horse in it you will only score 4 points and not the normal 5
If you are in a split Halter class (split at 12 entries) or a split Pleasure class (split at 16 entries) both sections of the class will win the full points.
"CHAMPIONSHIP" bonus points
In each Halter class (Novice, Amateur, Experienced), the winners of each category ( filly, colt, mare, stallion, gelding) compete in an additional Championship.
In any split Pleasure class the Top Three in each section compete for additional Championship bonus points. Single Pleasure classes are not eligible for a championship. No Trail class is eligible for a championship.
The Champion wins 4 bonus points.
The Reserve Champion wins 2 bonus points.
The Bronze Champion wins 1 bonus point.
Winner & Prizes
Tickets for Paris
The 30 competitors who will have accumulated the most points throughout the season, in each division, will be invited to attend the Arabian Horse World Championship in Paris.
Special Destination prize draw
Any winners present in person at the Arabian Horse World Championship in Paris are further eligible for the Aljassimya Amateur Challenge Special Destination Prize Draw. 3 tickets will be drawn at random.
Become a competitor
Our aim is to gather Arabian Horse lovers in a fair and enjoyable competition and to offer amateurs the opportunity to experience all the excitement, adrenaline and professionalism of competing worldwide.