Year End Awards Eligibility
► In order to qualify for year end awards, owners and exhibitors must have a current year SQHA membership.
► Points will be tabulated from time of membership purchase; any shows held prior to buying membership will not be added.
► Name of membership in SQHA should correspond with the name of the owner on horse's registration papers.
► An exhibitors final total will be based on a maximum of 10 SQHA recognized shows (11 for Level 1(Novice) Amateur, Level 1 (Novice) Youth & Grassroots) and a minimum of 6 SQHA shows.
► An award will be given for every five eligible horses (ie 1-5 eligible horses, one award; 6-10 eligible horses, two awards; etc.).
► To be considered an eligible horse, a horse must have placed ahead of one or more horses on at least two different occasions in each class at SQHA approved shows.
► The Point System is based on a scale from 6-1 depending on the number of horses in the class. E.g. If there are 10 horses in the class, the break down would be as follows:
1st - 6 points
2nd - 5 points
3rd - 4 points
4th - 3 points
5th - 2 points
6th - 1 point
No points are given for any placings after 6th place.
If there are less than 6 horses in the class (e.g. 4 horses in the class) the break down would be as follows:
1st - 4 points
2nd - 3 points
3rd - 2 points
4th - 1 point
Halter classes follow this point system, with the exception of Grand Champion receiving 2 extra points and Reserve Champion receiving 1 extra point, to a maximum of 8 and 7 points respectively. I.e. highest point class was 6 points, Grand receives 2 additional points to a total of 8 points, and Reserve is given an additional 1 point to make 7 points. Should halter horses receive points through Grand & Reserve on at least two occasions, they will be considered eligible for their individual class.
The SQHA will offer year end awards in all performance classes that have been run at least three times during the show season, according to the number of eligible horses. An award will be given for All Ages, except where a junior and senior class in the same event has been run two or more times. In that case, points earned in the all-ages class will be allocated to the appropriate junior and senior class.
SQHA will also offer the following awards:
High Point & Reserve High Point Junior Horse
High Point & Reserve High Point Senior Horse
High Point & Reserve High Point Level 1 (Green) Horse
High Point & Reserve High Point Amateur
High Point & Reserve High Point Level 1 (Novice) Amateur
High Point & Reserve High Point Select Amateur
To be considered eligible for the above High Points, a horse must
(1) satisfy eligibility per above criteria in a minimum of three different performance events, and
(2) show in halter on at least six occasions to be shown in their respective age division halter class of either geldings, mares or stallions.
-Novice Amateur, NoviceYouth & Amateur Select, are excluded from this requirement.
Saskatchewan Youth Quarter Horse Association
In order to qualify for year end awards, Youth exhibitors & owner (if different) must hold a current year SQHYA membership. Grassroots entries will receive a complimentary SQHYA membership.
SQHYA will offer awards to the Top5 in Youth, Level 1 (Novice) Youth & Grassroots. Points will be accumulated in the same manner as Open, and are based on a minimum of 6 SQHA shows and a maximum of 10 SQHA shows (11 for Novice Youth and Grassroots). All other eligibility requirements will be the same as Open. Level 1 (Novice) Youth are excluded from the requirement to show in Youth Halter.
Top 5 Youth
Top 5 Novice Youth
Top 5 Grassroots
All Youth, EWD, Walk/Trot & Leadline exhibitors will be acknowledged at Year End Awards with an Achievement Award