Year-end awards are only given thru second place. Level 2 classes DO NOT count for Year-end awards.

Starting January 1, 2020 ALL open riders and owners MUST HAVE an AzQHA membership.

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2020 YEAR END AWARDS PROGRAM

 In all cases, membership must be paid before ANY points will count.  The exhibitor/owner is responsible for proving that membership is paid, either by receipt from a show secretary or cancelled check.  In all classes all RIDERS MUST HAVE a membership and the OWNERS of the HORSE MUST also have a membership.  Points are kept on a horse/rider basis for Amateur/Youth, if two riders show the same horse, a separate set of points will be kept; if a rider shows two horses, a separate set of points will be kept. Open class points are counted on horse only

In 2018, the AzQHA board approved a new awards program in an attempt to serve the diversity of its membership in the best possible way.

Ranch and Cattle High Point

Classes to be counted: Cow Horse, Cow Horse Boxing, Cutting, Roping, Reining, Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail, and Speed events.  Points for Amateur/Youth are counted on one horse/rider combination.  Owners and riders for open classes must be members. Open class points are counted on horse only.

Divisions are:

  • Open, (includes Jr & Sr classes)
  • Youth or Level 1 Youth
  • Amateur
  • Select
  • Level 1 Amateur

Pattern and Rail High Point

Classes to be counted: Showmanship, Horsemanship, Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Trail, Hunter under Saddle, Jumping, Working Hunter, Equitation over Fences, Hunter Hack, Driving and Halter.  Points for Amateur/Youth are counted on one horse/rider combination.  Owners and riders for open classes must be members. Open class points are counted on horse only.

 

Divisions are:

  • Open, (includes Jr & SR classes)
  • Youth
  • Level 1 Youth
  • Amateur
  • Select
  • Level 1 Amateur

Versatility Ranch Horse High Point

Classes to be counted: VRH cutting, VRH cow work or VRH limited cow work, VRH ranch riding, VRH trail, VRH reining. All points are counted on one horse/rider combination. Champion $500 gift certificate and Reserve $250.00 gift certificate in these divisions: Open, Amateur, Youth.  Limited cow work will be counted under the amateur or youth points for this award only.

Qualifying- to qualify for all AzQHA year-end awards 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– Open, Amateur /Select, Youth, Novice, Champion High Point award for Pattern and Rail will receive a $1000.00 gift certificate the Reserve High Point will receive a $500.00 gift certificate. Open, Amateur /Select, Youth, Novice, Champion High Point award for Ranch and Cattle will receive a $1000.00 gift certificate the Reserve High Point will receive a $500.00 gift certificate. Versatility Ranch Horse High point Champion receives a $500.00 gift certificate and the Reserve High Point will receive a $250.00 gift certificate.

Class awards for Open, Amateur, Select, Youth, will be given to Champion and Reserve only. In 2020- Rookie, L1 Youth, L1 Amateur awards will be awarded first through fifth in all classes.

VRH classes will also be given class awards for Champion and Reserve in Open, Amateur, Youth, Limited Amateur, Limited Youth.

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.

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 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 April 15th 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.

YOUTH QUALIFYING RULES

SHOOL 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 points Saturday & Sunday only, but only classes that are 18 & under will qualify for Youth world show points. The Celebration show in Las Vegas will not count for Youth Qualifying.    See below for qualifying.

YOUTH STATE QUALIFYING:  At the Sun Circuit and 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 the cutting and team-penning classes can be offered any day of the week will count towards youth qualifying.

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

AzQHYA welcomes all youth members showing at shows or non-showing youth to join.  AzQHA is proud to have a long history of supporting our Youth World show team and sponsors the world team by paying for stalls and entries.  AzQHA wants to send the best Youth team to the AQHA world show in Oklahoma City.

AzQHYA members may be on the Youth World team in two ways.  All youth that show and receive the necessary AQHA qualifying points for each class can nationally qualify to be on the Arizona team.  Those that do not qualify nationally may be on the youth team by state qualifying in their classes.  The state qualified youth must be one of the top 4 points earners in the state points for the qualifying year.  The Youth Advisor may allow up to 6 state qualifiers in certain more popular classes.  All youth world show members both national and state qualified must complete 8 hours of community service, 4 of which must be completed with AzQHYA/AzQHA. If 4 hours are completed by an outside non-profit, a signed letter must be submitted to a youth advisor when entries for youth world are being processed or before. If classes or stalls are paid by AzQHA and are canceled unless sickness/lameness of horse, those costs will be reimbursed back to AzQHA by the parents of the youth. The youth members do have the option to exempt themselves from volunteer work and pay for entries and stalls at Youth World and still be on the Arizona Team.

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.  New for this year are All Breed year end awards from the No Bling shows and great awards for the all arounds in the Versatility Ranch Horse shows.

 

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Youth

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Youth Qualifying Points