Year End Awards
Year-end awards will be given after the final event of the year. The point secretary will be responsible
for keeping track of points. These points will be posted at each show. If there is a discrepancy in points the Board of Directors
will have the final authority to resolve the problem.
To receive point for the year-end awards the person OWNING the horse and the person SHOWING the horse must
both be paid members of UMBHA. This membership must be paid before the horse will receive any points. If a person joins UMBHA
at an approved event the points for the horse for that event will count towards year-end awards. If the horse was at any events
prior to the membership being paid NO points for the previous event(s) will be given.
Each horse must be shown in at least 50% of the scheduled clsses that the owner wishes to be considered
for. (e.g. If aiming for the Dun Factor year-end awards you MUST show in that class at a minimum of 50% of our available shows.)
Year-end awards are based on point totals for the horse except for Youth and Amateur. Youth and Amateur
awards are always based on the individual in accordance with IBHA rules.
Year-end awards will be given in Open IBHA, Amateur IBHA, Youth IBHA and Non-IBHA Classes.
HIGH POINT HORSE AWARD
High Point Open Horse Award will be given to the horse with the most total points in all IBHA Open classes
High Point Youth Award will be given to the Youth with the most total points in all IBHA Youth classes combined
on a one horse/one rider basis.
High Point Amateur Award will be given to the Amatuer with the most total points in all IBHA Amateur classes
combined on a one horse/one rider basis.
SCALE OF POINTS FOR CLASSES
# of horses Year-end points awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
3 3 2
4 4 3 2
5 5 4
3 2 1
6 6 5 4 3
7-10 7 6 5
4 3 2
11-15 8 7 6
5 4 3
8 7 6 5
10 9 8 7 6 5
26+ 11 10
9 8 7
All qualifying horses will receive a minimum of one participation point.
When calculating Grand and Reserve Champion Horses at each show towards the year-end awards the Grand Champion
Horse will receive at least one point more than any other horse in its sex division. If this horse is from the largest
class it will receive ONE additional point. The Reserve Champion Horse will receive as many points as any other horse in its
sex division except the Grand Champion. If the Reserve Champion Horse is from the largest class it will receive NO additional
TRAIL RIDING AWARD
The Trail Riding Award will be given to the horse that has been ridden the most miles/hours on organized
trail rides. This horse will not have to be IBHA registered but the OWNER and RIDER must be UMBHA members. The trail rides
must be held by a club or organization with a trail boss to sign a "Proof of Miles/Hours" statement. The season for trail
rides will be from Nov 1st of each year through Oct 31st of the following year. This allows for adequate bookkeeping time
before the Awards Banquet. If a weekend ride falls on Oct 31st and Nov 1st it will count towards the current years points.
# of Miles or Hours
11-25 4-6 2
51-75 11-14 4
The number of miles are per event. For example, a single day ride covering 51 miles will receive 4 points.
A three-day ride covering 51 miles will also receive 4 points. Hours are based on the speed of a horse at a walk. (Approximately
ALL AROUND HORSE AWARD
The All Around Horse Award will be given to the horse that receives the most total points in a combination
of events. This horse must compete in and receive points in each of nine categories listed "A" through "I".
A multiplier will be used to distinguish the degree of difficulty for each class. For example Halter classes
have a multiplier of 1 while Reining has a multiplier of 3. Reining is more difficult and requires a greater degree of training
than Halter. If a horse earns 3 points in Halter it would receive 3 points towards the All Around Award (3 x 1 = 3). If a
horse earns 3 points in Reining it would receive 9 points towards the All Around Award (3 x 3 = 9).
4. Dun Factor
C 1 HUNTER
7. Jr Horse
11. Western Riding
Hunt Seat Trail
13. Western Trail
14. Pole Bending
H 4 CATTLE
16. Working Cow Horse
21. Trail Rides