Ultra Arabian Challenge
After a very successful introduction in 2016, the Ultra Arabian National Championship Challenge is back for 2018! Expanded to include all breeds of Arabian Derivatives as well as API recorded horses, the Ultra Arabian & Ultra Arabian Derivative Challenges will reward those entries that best exemplify their respective breed ideals both as a breeding/in-hand horse and as a ridden performer.
No entry fee is required to participate in this ultimate National Championship competition. Simply enter both the open led qualifier and open ridden qualifier within the breed division in which your horse is registered. The scores earned by the horse in each qualifier will be added together to determine a combined Ultra Arabian Challenge total. These scores will be ranked from highest to lowest, with the three highest score earners receiving the Gold, Silver & Bronze National Champion honours, respectively, on the final night of the Championships.
Former National or Gold National Champion Halter or Ridden horses may compete in the Ultra Arabian or Ultra Arabian Derivative National Championship Challenges without having to compete again in the same division in which they were awarded a National Championship in the past. Simply designate 'Ultra Challenge Qualifier ONLY' on your entry form next to either the Halter or Ridden qualifying section, to indicate that you wish the scores earned to be counted towards the Ultra Challenge, but not towards a current National Championship ranking with the other competitors entered in the Championship.
For example, if you are a entering a purebred Arabian Mare for the Ultra Arabian Challenge, you would need to enter the following classes and pay the $75 entry fee for each:
- 3Q | PUREBRED ARABIAN SENIOR MARE - 4 YEARS & OLDER (Qualifier)
- 10Q | PUREBRED ARABIAN RIDDEN MARE (Qualifier)
You would also need to enter Class 503 | ULTRA ARABIAN CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP on the entry form as well. No entry fee is due for class 503.
Furthermore, if you are a entering an Arabian Derivative, say an Arabian Riding Pony Stallion, for the Ultra Arabian Derivative Challenge, you would need to enter the following classes and pay the $75 entry fee for each:
- 106Q | ARABIAN RIDING PONY SENIOR STALLION - 4 YEARS & OLDER (Qualifier)
- 114Q-S | ARABIAN RIDING PONY RIDDEN STALLION (Qualifier)
You would also need to enter Class 504 | ULTRA ARABIAN DERIVATIVE CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP on the entry form as well. No entry fee is due for class 504.
To read the complete Rules & Regulations for the Ultra Arabian & Arabian Derivative National Championship Challenges, please follow the link below:
Purebred Arabian horses will compete in the Ultra Arabian National Championship Challenge, while all Arabian Derivatives, including API recorded horses, will compete in the Ultra Arabian Derivative National Championship Challenge. Stay tuned for updates on the special garlands & trophies that will be awarded to the Gold, Silver & Bronze National Champions in each division. We would encourage all of our current breed icons, those that set the standard as the ultimate beautiful athletes, to enter this prestigious competition and show your way into the history books!
A special congratulations to our inaugural Ultra Arabian Challenge National Champions awarded in 2016:
GOLD CHAMPION | EKLIPSE
2006 chestnut stallion
(Valor x Tarlea Ellabrandi)
Bred & Owned by Vanessa Crosland
SILVER CHAMPION | JESRIS BEY KAARIZMA
2010 bay mare
(Brandon Bey JCA x Fairview Silver Celebration)
Bred & Owned by Kristin & Silvio Galea
BRONZE CHAMPION | LOVER GIRL FF
2007 grey mare
(Brumarbas Future x Fames Passion)
Bred by Kate & Doyle Dertell | Owned by Melvyn Jackson