To compete for MQHA Year End Awards, the following criteria must be met:
Beside membership requirements and amount shows, the following applies in order to qualify for MQHA Year End All Around Awards for Open, Youth and Amateur.
AQHA rules SHW 803.5, SHW803.6, and SHW803.7 are listed below for review:
SHW803.5 To be eligible for all-around honors, a horse in the open division, amateur in the amateur division, select amateur in the Select amateur classes or youth in the youth division must compete in at least three AQHA-approved events in one division – open, amateur, Select amateur classes or youth – in three or more categories.
SHW803.6 The winner of the all-around award is determined by adding points earned by each horse in the open division, or contestant/horse in amateur, Select amateur and youth in every approved class in which it placed in the top nine. The horse in the open division, or contestant/horse in amateur, Select amateur and youth, having competed in at least three of the approved events in three or more categories and earning the greatest number of points shall be awarded the all-around trophy.
SHW803.7 Green western riding, green trail, green working hunter, green jumping, green western pleasure, green hunter under saddle and boxing points do not count toward the all-around trophy.
Should a class in an age category not be offered or if an age category is combined (example youth 13 and under and youth 14-18 or Amateur and select amateur or junior and senior) those points earned go towards the exhibitors or horses substantive.
EXAMPLE: Amateur Select Hunt Equitation and Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation are combined, an Amateur Select riders points earned will go towards their Amateur Select year end award.
Year End MQHA Point Schedule (Top Placing not to exceed 9 points)
Placing : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
# in class
1 in class
3 2 1
4 4 3 2 1
5 5 4 3 2 1
6 6 5 4 3 2 1
7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
8 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
9+ 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Working Cow Horse
Cowboy Mounted Shooting
2-Year-Old Western Pleasure*
Hunter Under Saddle
Dally Team Roping-Heading
Dally Team Roping-Heeling
Showmanship at Halter
Hunt Seat Equitation
Equitation Over Fences
Versatility Ranch Horse
Ranch Conformation (youth)
* Open division only
** Open and amateur divisions only
****Amateur and youth divisions only