AzQHA AWARDS

The AzQHA gives year-end awards in all AQHA and State approved classes including Youth, Amateur, Select, Novice and Open if offered, in at least 4 events listed on the AzQHA web site event calendar by the end of the qualifying period which is December 31.

To earn State (AzQHA) show points for year-end awards, the owner of the horse must be a member of the AzQHA. Youth and Amateur riders must be members of the AzQHA to earn show points for year-end awards.

 

Points

AzQHA points system is viewable/printable by clicking here, and National AQHA points are downloadable from AQHA. You will need your AQHA membership number to download points from AQHA.

All State Memberships must be renewed before January 1 of each year to receive show points from the first of the year. Dues paid after January 1 will receive show points from the date of payment of dues.

 

ELIGIBILITY

(Download 17 year end awards new as a PDF)

Show points are downloaded directly from AQHA’s home office to our points program. Any non 
AQHA classes are done manually but all points will be placed directly on the website. If you find an error in your points please contact Connie Hay in the AzQHA office, she can answer any questions you might have on points. We track each AzQHA 
exhibitor by your AQHA member number, so every exhibitor must make sure that we have all
 your correct AQHA numbers. If you are a youth member and a family member owns the horse 
you exhibit, we must have the family members AQHA number on your membership file also.

 

NEW AzQHA 2017 YEAR END AWARDS

In 2017, the AzQHA board has approved a new awards program in an attempt to serve the diversity of its membership in the best possible way.  The following awards will be awarded in lieu of the All Around saddles, $750.00 gift certificate will be awarded to the Champion and $250.00 to the Reserve Champion in each division listed below.

 

Ranch and Cattle Hi Point

Classes to be counted: cow horse, cow horse boxing, cutting, roping, reining, ranch riding, and speed events.  All points are counted on one horse/rider (owner for open classes) combination.

Divisions are:

  • Open, (includes Jr & Sr classes)
  • Youth or Novice Youth
  • Amateur or Select
  • Novice Amateur

Pattern and Rail Hi Point

Classes to be counted: showmanship, horsemanship, equitation, western pleasure, western riding, trail, hunter under saddle, jumping, driving, and halter. All points are counted on one horse/rider (owner in open classes) combination.

Divisions are:

  • Open, (includes Jr & Sr classes)
  • Youth
  •  Novice Youth
  •  Amateur
  •  Select
  •  Novice Amateur

Qualifying– to qualify you must show in at least 4 events listed on the AzQHA web site (www.azqha.org) event calendar by the end of the qualifying period which is December 31.  If a class is not offered at a minimum of 4 events the exhibitor must have shown to at least five judges during the calendar year.

Awards- The Champion High Point awards will be given a $750.00 gift certificate and the Reserve High Point will receive a $250.00 gift certificate.  Class awards for Open, Amateur, Select, Youth, Novice Youth, and Novice Amateur will now be given for Champion and Reserve only.  Ties in year end points will be broken there will only be one Champion in the year end class.

If exhibitors tie for Champion this will be the tie breaker criteria:

  1. Number of shows attended
  2. Number of shows attended other than Sun Circuit and Az Fall Championship.
  3. Highest number of AQHA points earned by horse/rider combo at qualified shows.

The exhibitor(s) that lose the Champion tie breaker will then all be named the Reserve champion. No other awards will be given to lower placing points.

If the exhibitors tie for Reserve this will be the tie breaker criteria:

  1. Number of shows attended
  2. Number of shows attended other than Sun Circuit and Az Fall Championship.
  3. Highest number of AQHA points earned by horse/rider combo at qualified shows.

The exhibitors(s) that lose the Reserve tie breaker will not be awarded any awards. Only one Reserve award will be given.

Class Rules: All classes shall be conducted in accordance with the current AQHA rulebook that will apply unless otherwise stated.

Show points are downloaded directly from AQHA’s home office to our points program. Any non AQHA classes are done manually but all points will be placed on the AzQHA website.
If you find an error in your points please contact Connie Hay in the AzQHA office, she can answer any questions you might have on points. We track each AzQHA exhibitor by your AQHA member number, so every exhibitor must make sure that we have ALL your correct AQHA numbers. If you are a youth member and a family member owns the horse you exhibit, we must have the family member’s AQHA number on your membership file also.

 

SCHOOL DAYS: AzQHYA youth activity classes held on a school day will not be counted towards AzQHYA year-end points. Only Saturday and Sunday classes will count for state youth points. At the Sun Circuit or Arizona Fall Championship- classes will count for state year- end points (Saturday & Sunday only) but only classes that are 18 & under will qualify for Youth world show points. See below for qualifying.

 

YOUTH STATE QUALIFYING: At the Sun Circuit show & Arizona Fall Championship show, ONLY timed events, cattle classes, and over fences classes will count for state qualifying (Saturday & Sunday only). With all other state qualifying shows all classes will count towards qualifying that are 18 & under classes and held on Saturday & Sunday only. Exclusions are for cutting and team-penning classes can be offered any day of the week and will count towards youth qualifying.

* Youth qualifying shows follow AQHYA National qualifying dates – May 1 – April 30. All shows will count starting from May 151 until April 30th for youth qualifying but only on Saturday and Sunday will points count for qualifying and must be 18 & under classes.

Ties: In case of ties for a year-end award, if it is a tie for high-point, then two high-point awards will be given, but no reserve high-point award. If there is a tie for reserve highpoint, then two reserve high point awards will be given but no third place will be awarded and so on through the placing. No ties will be broken in any circumstance for a year-end award.

Class Rules: All classes shall be conducted in accordance with the current AQHA rulebook that will apply unless otherwise stated.

Point System: Points are awarded 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 if there are nine or more in a class. If there are fewer than 9 entries points shall be awarded based on the number of entries (4 in a class, 1st place receives 4 points, 2nd place receives 3 points, etc.)

Updating points: Points are updated to the AzQHA web site as soon as AQHA has them available. It is up to the exhibitor to contact the point keeper as soon as possible if you feel your points are not correct or missing. The exhibitor must contact the point’s keeper before December 1st to have any changes in the year end point standings changed. We would ask that you check your points after each show that you show in to keep the points up to date for everyone.

Select Exhibitors: All Select exhibitors must declare if they want their State year- end points to count only for Select points. Once you have declared to be Select for the year then all State points will be counted as Select points even if you go into Amateur classes or are combined to an All Age Amateur class at a show. If you do not declare or want your points to count for which ever class you show in (as in the past) you do not have to do anything for us to count your points. AzQHA needs you to declare by February 29th if you have already renewed or if this is a new membership fill out the information on the new membership form at time of application.