AWARDS PROGRAM

ARHA's point system provides awards ranging from the Register of Merit to the coveted Super Ranch Horse Award, the highest honor awarded. The award is tabulated per division, which is one horse/one rider unit for Amateur & Youth and on the horse for Open. Depending on your placing and the number of entries, you can earn points simply by exhibiting your Ranch Horse at approved shows and events.

REGISTER OF MERIT (ROM)
Open Division points are tabulated on the horse and Amateur and Youth Horse/Rider Units are awarded a Register of Merit when they have earned 75 points in an individual event.
It is possible for a horse, Amateur unit or Youth unit Open Divisions to earn multiple ROM awards by competing in a variety of events. Once a ROM is earned in an event, you cannot receive a second one in the same event.

CHAMPION
This title is awarded to horses that have earned a total of 150 points in 5 or more shows under 5 or more judges with an ROM in conformation an ROM in a performance class.

RANCH HORSE CHAMPION
This title is awarded to Open Division on the horse, Amateur/Youth units that have earned an ROM in conformation, an ROM in a performance event, and an ROM in a cattle event. Points can be accumulated in more than one year.

SUPERIOR EVENT HORSE
This title is awarded to Open Division on the horse, Amateur/Youth units have earned a 200 Points in any one ARHA point earning class. This title can be accumulated over more than one year.

CERTIFICATE OF SUPERIOR ABILITY
This title is awarded to Open Division on the horse, Amateur/Youth units that have earned 500 points in any conformation, performance or cattle event.

GOLD MEDALLION AWARD
This title is awarded to Open Division on the horse, Amateur/Youth units that have earned 1000 points in any conformation, performance or cattle event.

PERFORMANCE VERSATILITY AWARD
This title is awarded to horses that have earned 5 ROM in a conformation class, and 4 performance events with one of them being a cattle event. This title can be accumulated over more than one year.

SUPERIOR RANCH HORSE
This is the most superior award in ARHA. This title is awarded to Open Division on the horse, Amateur/Youth units that have earned a Superior Event Title in each of the following 7 events: Conformation, Ranch Riding, Ranch Cutting, Ranch Trail Ranch Roping, Ranch Reining, Working Ranch Horse. This title can be accumulated in more than one year.

Ranch Horse Of The Year

The first place horse is given the title Ranch Horse of the Year in Open, Youth, Novice, and Amateur Categories. First place horses are recognized and awarded at the ARHA Awards Banquet.
The High Point Award will be calculated by points earned at any ARHA approved shows from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31. The award will be given to the highest point earner in five divisions: Youth 18 & Under, Amateur, Novice Youth, Novice Amateur and Open Divisions. For the novice youth and amateur divisions, the award will be tabulated on horse/rider combination. In the Open Division, the award will be tabulated on the points earned by the horse. The winner must have accumulated a minimum of 25 points to be eligible for the Ranch Horse of the Year title.

Eligibility
  • Exhibitor must be a member in good standing with ARHA.
  • The horse must be registered in ARHA's regular registry (Certificate OF Eligibility).
  • All Points earned at any ARHA Approved Show will count for the High Point Award.
  • Divisions will not be combined for the High Point Award.
  • The World Championship Show will not count towards the Regional High Point Standings

The following will not count toward the high point award:
  • Points earned from a Novice class, produce of dam, or get of sire.
     
THE NATIONAL OVERALL ARHA HIGH POINT AWARD
  • A custom trophy saddle specially designed for ARHA, will be given in each of the following divisions: Open, Amateur, and Youth.
  • The High Point Saddle will be presented at the Annual ARHA Awards Banquet.
  • High Point Saddles are not redeemable for cash or exchange.
  • Saddles must be received by the winner at the Awards Banquet.

Forfeited prizes will become property of ARHA.

Top 5
At the end of the year, ARHA recognizes the top 5 overall high point Novice Youth, Novice Amateur, Youth 18 & Under, Amateur, and Open division who have earned the highest number of points.

Points are computed on a yearly calendar basis from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. An award will be awarded to the overall high point winner in each division. The Top Five winners receive recognition and the award at the ARHA Awards Banquet.

The top 5 overall high points in each age division will be published in the Riding The Range Magazine with the high point winner eligible to have their photo published in the publication for their achievement.

Regional High Point

This program was designed to recognize and promote members within their region. The Regional High Point Award and Reserve Regional High Point Award will be calculated by points earned within the said Region shows from Jan.1 - Dec. 31. The award will be given to the highest point earner in each Region to five divisions: Youth 18 & Under, Amateur, Open, Novice Amateur, and Novice Youth Divisions. For the youth, novice, and amateur division, the award will be tabulated on horse/rider combination. In the Open Division, the award will be tabulated on the points earned by the horse.

Eligibility
  • Exhibitor must be a member in good standing with ARHA.
  • The horse must be registered in ARHA's regular registry (Certificate Of Eligibility).
  • All Points earned within each ARHA Approved Show Region will count for the Regional High Point Award.
  • Divisions will not be combined for the Regional High Point High Point Award.
     
The Award
  • A custom Trophy Buckle for the Region High Point will be given in each Region/Division
  • A custom award for the Reserve Regional High will be given in each Region/Division
  • The Awards will be presented at the Annual ARHA Awards Banquet.
  • Awards are not redeemable for cash and must be received at the Awards Banquet.

Forfeited prizes will become property of ARHA.

The following will not count toward the high point award:
Points earned from a Novice class except in the Novice division, produce of dam, or get of sire.
Points earned from the World Championship Show will not count toward Region High Point.

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