Awards Program


Eligibility Qualifications For ALL IRHA Awards Programs:
1. Must be a current IRHA member in good standing. To check your membership status, please email whiteheadcathy59@yahoo.com.
2. Points for Weekend High Point, TCH, TPH, and Class awards are based on one horse/one rider combination in all eligible divisions except All Age. Top Hand/Top Horse points are based on one horse/one rider combination in all eligible divisions.  
3. Points are calculated by the total number of exhibitors in the class not to exceed 10 points for first place, and each place below decreasing by one point.  For example, with a class of 10 or more: 1st = 10pts; 2nd = 9pts; 3rd = 8pts etc.
4.  Points ONLY start accumulating after you have become an IRHA member

Hoosier Circuit Weekend High Point Awards:
1. Member Must Meet Eligibility Qualifications
2. Highest total accumulated points earned for all classes per horse for All Age and per one rider/horse combination for other divisions will determine the weekend champion.  Reserve high point prizes will be offered in some divisions. 

Division Champion Weekend High Point Award Reserve Champion High Point Award
Open Yes Yes
Amateur Yes Yes
Youth 18 & Under Yes Yes
Novice Amateur Yes Yes
Novice Youth Yes Yes

NOTE:  Horse & Rider combination may choose to enter and show in more than one division to accumulate points for each division’s high point awards, however, accumulated points stay in each division/combination.  It is possible for the same horse & rider combination to win more than one division if the combination earns enough points in each that division.  

 Year End Class Awards:
1. Member Must Meet Eligibility Qualifications
2. No nomination fee required
3. Member and/or Horse combination must show in the nominated class in 3 of the 4 IRHA pointed shows.
4. Member and/or Horse combination accumulating the highest amount of points out of all 4 pointed shows in a class will be the class champion of the year. 
5. In the few cases where the Regional show does not offer the same class as the three IRHA only shows, then the Member and/or Horse combination must compete in 2 of the 3 offered classes.
6. Champion and Reserve Class Champion will be recognized
 

Year End High Point Champion (Select classes)

1. Member must meet eligibility qualifications. 

2. No fee required for this award program.

3. Points will be awarded to one rider/one horse combination per one division-AA, AMA, Novice AMA, YTH, and Novice Youth.

4. Member must show in at least 3 out of the 4 IRHA pointed shows. 

5. Points will only accumulate from the IRHA pointed classes:

  • Ranch Trail
  • Ranchmanship
  • Ranch Riding
  • Ranch Boxing
  • Ranch Roping
  • Ranch Cutting
  • Ranch Reining 

6. Only one soul one rider/one horse combination of one division with the most accumulated points from the above select classes will be awarded Year End High Point Champion. 

There will be one saddle, sponsored by the WEA Animal Clinic, awarded to the rider/horse combination with the most points. 

 

Top Hand/Top Horse Year End Awards
{TH/TH is horse/rider combo for AA, AMA, and YTH divisions}

1. Member Must Meet Eligibility Qualifications
2. No fee required for this award program.
3. Points will only accumulate in the following classes for each of the divisions:

 

a. Ranch Trail
b. Ranch Riding (Open division:  EITHER Jr Ranch Riding or Sr Ranch Riding will count)
c. Ranch Reining
d.*Ranch Roping
e.*Ranch Cutting
f.*Working Ranch Horse
g. Ranch Boxing
h. Ranchmanship
i.  Conformation


4. Member and horse combination must show in at least one THTH eligible *cattle class at each show and at least one non cattle class in at least 3 of the 4 IRHA pointed shows.
5. Points in all 9 eligible classes for each member and horse combination in the AA, AMA, and YTH divisions will be accumulated from all 4 pointed IRHA shows to determine the placings for each division.
6. Champion, Reserve Champion and the top 5 from each division will be recognized.
 

Top Cow Horse of the Year
1. Member Must Meet Eligibility Qualifications
2. No fee required for this award program.
3. Points will only accumulate in the following classes for the AA, AMA, and YTH divisions:

a. Herd Work
b. Ranch Roping
c. Ranch Cutting
d. Ranch Boxing
e. Working Ranch Horse

4. Member and or horse combination must show in at least one TCH eligible class at each show in at least 3 of the 4 IRHA pointed shows.
5. Points in all 5 eligible classes for each member and horse combination in each division will be accumulated from all 4 pointed IRHA shows to determine the placings for each division.
6. Champion and Reserve Champion from each division will be recognized.

Top Performance Horse of the Year
1. Member Must Meet Eligibility Qualifications
2. No fee required for this award program.
3. Points will only accumulate in the following classes for each of the AA, AMA, and YTH divisions:

 

a. Ranch Trail

b. Horsemanship

c. Ranchmanship

d. Ranch Riding (Open Division: Either Jr or Sr Ranch Riding will count)

e. Reining

f.  Ranch Reining  


4. Member and or horse combination must show in at least one TPH eligible class at each show in at least 3 of the 4 IRHA pointed shows.
5. Points in all 6 eligible classes for each member and horse combination in each division will be accumulated from all 4 pointed IRHA shows to determine the placings for each division.
6. Champion and Reserve Champion from each division will be recognized.