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Classic Cart Series Membership

Classic Cart Membership- 1 year- $50- allows for entry in classic cart series classes  and membership in the Classic Cart Series.

Classic Cart Show Pass- $25-One time fee to allow entry and to show in ONE show per year for the Classic Cart Series. **Must be paid directly to show, or by contacting Classic Series Show Administrator  info@naclassicseries.com

Classic Cart Series Requirements

The Classic Cart Series will operate under the North American Six-Horse Hitch Classic Series By-Laws.

Rules for participants:

  1. Must have a membership number for the Classic Cart Series to enter class, this is a separate membership from Six-Horse Hitch Series. Each cart in the class must have it’s own membership (you cannot have multiple carts under one membership).
  2. Must submit a valid membership number to participating show with entries.
  3. Any horse/driver from said member is eligible to compete.
  4. One entry is allowed per member per qualifying class per finals.

Rules for qualifying shows:

  1. Must pay show registration dues to be a Classic Cart Series class host. For the 2019-2020 season, the dues are $150.00
  2. Does not have to offer a Six-Horse hitch class to offer a Classic Cart Series class.
  3. Must offer an open class to all heavy draft breeds (no light drafts) and gender of horse and open to any driver. Some shows will not be able to meet this requirement such as a breed specific show.
  4. Pay a guaranteed minimum of $1,000.00 total payout for the class.
  5. Must accept all entries from Classic Cart Series members, and place the Cart Series Class top to bottom- assigning placing and points to each entry.
  6. Proof of paid membership by the exhibitor must be made to the qualifying show in order for the exhibitor to participate in the class.
  7. Submit results to the Administrative Secretary in a timely manner.

Rules regarding Classic Cart Series Regional Finals in 2020-2021 Season:

  1. Top 10 finalists in each region will be invited to participate in Classic Cart Series REGIONAL Finals.
  2. Regional Finals will be hosted by a Board selected venue which may not always coincide with the NASHHCS Finals.  One finals per region will take place with the top 10 competitors from that region qualifying.
  3. The Classic Cart Series Regional Finals will be a one class / one judge championship. It will be judged by a judge approved by the Board of Directors.
  4. The Classic Cart Series Regional Finals is to pay a guaranteed minimum of $2,500.00.
  5. Regions will follow the map shown below.

2020-2021 Regional Finals Hosts:

  • Eastern Region:    TBA
  • Central Region:  TBA
  • Western Region:  TBA
Regions For Classic Cart

Classic Cart Series FAQ's

Why should I join the Classic Cart Series?

It’s going to be a complete open class, open to all gender and breed competing against the best cart horses in North America.  The number one reason to join as a member of the Classic Cart Series is the premium payout (minimum of $1,000) for a cart class will be significantly increased over the standard premiums typically offered for a cart class.

When is my membership fee due to become a member of the Classic Cart Series?

You must become a member prior to competing in any Classic Cart Series qualifying class.  You may do so by going here.

Can a farm have more than one membership in the Classic Cart Series?

One entry per said member (if a farm chooses to have more than 1 entry they will need to have a separate cart membership per entry)

Does a farm have to be a member to participate in a Classic Cart Series class?

Yes.

Can a farm have more than one horse in a Classic Cart Series class?

Yes, a farm may have one entry per membership.

Can you have more than one horse qualify for the Classic Cart Series Finals?

Yes, a farm may have one entry per membership.

If my farm is a six-horse hitch member does the farm have to pay for a second membership to be a part of the Classic Cart Series?

Yes, there is an additional Classic Cart Series membership.

Does the driver of the horse have to be a member of the Classic Cart Series?

Any horse/driver from said member is eligible to compete.

How do I qualify my horse for the Classic Cart Finals?

Become a member, compete in Classic Cart Series classes, and accumulate points to make it into the top 18 carts to compete at the Finals.

Will all of the six-horse hitch qualifying shows offer a Classic Cart Series class?

No, however they are encouraged to offer the class.

Does a six-horse hitch qualifying show have to offer a Classic Cart Series class?

No.

Does a qualifying show have to pay a second membership to be part of the Classic Cart Series?

No, it is included in the membership.  As long as the Classic Cart Series class meets the requirements it can be a pointed class.

Is a horse competing in the Classic Cart Series still eligible to compete in the other cart classes at the qualifying show?

Yes.

Do you have to use the same horse in the Classic Cart Series class at all qualifying shows?

Any horse/driver from said member is eligible to compete.

Can you substitute another horse for a horse you have been showing in the Classic Cart Series due to death or injury?

Any horse/driver from said member is eligible to compete.

Can stallions be shown in the Classic Cart Series or is it just for Mares and Geldings?

Any horse/driver from said member is eligible to compete.

What if I participated in a Classic Cart Series class and was not a member?

Your points will not count and the Qualifying Show does not have to pay you the premium for that placing in the class.

Does the point system work the same for the CCS as the NASHHCS? If there are 15 in a class does the top cart get 15 points and the bottom get 1?

Starting in Fall of 2019- the classes will be placed top to bottom giving each entry points in the class.  The show is required to place all the exhibitors, however if they have a very large class, they may only announce placings for a top group in the arena, but will be required to show placings for the full class on the judges card and when submitting placings.