CHHAPS Challenge – Resources & Hours

2024 Resources below:

Participant Guide – Download here

Hours Tracker – Download either pdf version, fillable word version, or EXCEL spreadsheet

Race Roster Event Page – Click here for full event details, update hours, view photo gallery, or check the leaderboard.

Awards, Prizes and Finisher Recognition – Click here

Sponsorship Opportunities Form – Download here

Raffle Donor Opportunities Form – Download here

Conservation Lists – A horse entered in the Endangered Breed Division must be a breed that appears on at least one of the following conservation lists:

Heritage Livestock Canada | Equus Survival Trust | The Livestock Conservancy

Hours – What’s Considered 1-hour?

More than just time in the saddle! You also earn qualifying time doing activities focused on your horse’s care and training. After all, we strengthen the relationship with our horses through both mounted and un-mounted activities!

Hours to include:

  • Mounted Activities: general schooling, trail riding, lessons, showing, and riding in clinics or demos.
  • Driving: in-harness work (single or multiple)
  • Lunging, long-lining, ground-driving.
  • Ranch or farm work: logging, skidding, plowing, harrowing, working cows.
  • Ground work or liberty work.
  • In-hand work, (i.e., hand walking, versatility/obstacles training).
  • Equine Assisted Learning or therapeutic riding activities you and your horse provide.
  • Grooming, bathing, braiding mane, tacking/un-tacking.
  • Providing general healthcare, (i.e., cold-hosing a leg, soaking a hoof, or changing bandages is all part of being a good steward).
  • Trailering your horse to shows, clinics or other public events, (measured in travel time). Public events provide a great opportunity for people to meet an endangered breed! Getting them there safely is part of being a good steward who is focused on your horse’s well-being and care.

Hours NOT to include:

  • General Barn Chores: feeding, mucking stalls, cleaning paddocks, mending fences, cleaning tack, etc.
  • Work with your horse NOT performed by the registered participant, (i.e., trainer schooling or showing your horse).
  • Time at horse shows when the horse is resting between classes.
  • Horse receiving services from a veterinarian, equine dentist, chiropractor or other professional.
  • Horse being shod (unless participant is personally shoeing or trimming their horse).
  • Ponying a second horse: If you are participating with two horses, give your full focus to one at a time. You may count hours for the horse you are riding, but cannot simultaneously claim the same time for a horse being ponied.
  • Having your horse transported by a professional shipper.

Participants are advised to wear helmets whenever mounted or driving.