Awards Program


Eligibility Qualifications For ALL IRHA Awards Programs:
1. Must be a current IRHA member in good standing.  To check your membership status contact Charter Secretary    Miriam Farrell at: hiddenacresranch@comcast.net 

2. Owners of all horses must be a current IRHA member in good standings.
3. All horses must have an ARHA Certificate of Eligibility.

4. Points for Weekend High Point, TCH, TPH and Year End Class awards are based on a 1horse/1rider combination in all divisions except for All Age (JR & Sr Horse) where points are tallied on the horse only. 
TH/TH is based on a 1 horse/1 rider combination IN ALL DIVISIONS.
5.  IRHA points follow the points calculation that is set forth by ARHA.  That description and table of calculation can be found in your ARHA rule book.
6.Your points will start accumulating once you have paid your IRHA membership.



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 will be offered as well.

Division Champion Weekend High Point Award Reserve Champion High Point Award
Jr/Sr Horse/ All Age 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.  It is possible for the same horse & rider combination to win more than one division if the combination earns enough points in each separate 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 that particular class in at least 3 out of the 4 IRHA shows.
4. Member and/or Horse combination accumulating the highest amount of points out of all pointed shows in a class will be the Class Champion for that year. 
5. In the few cases where the Regional show does not offer the same class as the 3 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 YTH.                                                                                 
  
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 rider/one horse combination of any 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 accumulate in the following classes for each of the divisions:

 

  •  Ranch Trail
  •  Ranch Riding (Open division:  EITHER Jr Ranch Riding or Sr Ranch Riding will count)
  •  Ranch Reining
  •  *Ranch Roping
  •  *Ranch Cutting
  •  *Working Ranch Horse
  •  *Ranch Boxing
  •  Ranchmanship
  •  Conformation (Grand and Reserve Grand points will not be recognized)


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 accumulate in the following classes for the AA, AMA, and YTH divisions:

 

  •  Herd Work
  •  Ranch Roping
  •  Ranch Cutting
  •  Ranch Boxing
  •  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 accumulate in the following classes for each of the AA, AMA, and YTH divisions:

  • Ranch Trail
  • Horsemanship
  • Ranchmanship
  • Ranch Riding - Jr or Sr Horse in All Age Division
  • 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.