Shows & Events

Year-End Awards Eligibility Requirements

Year-end Awards: Special awards are presented to the top five placings in each division. To be eligible for year-end awards, the following rules apply. The complete set of rules are available in the SNHSA Rule Book & Bylaws.

  • Riders and, in most cases, their horses/ponies, must be members of SNHSA in good standing in order to accrue points for year-end awards. The exception is for horses/ponies ridden ONLY in Equitation Divisions 1-3, or the two SNHSA Medal classes. However, it is important to note that if the rider wishes to show the equitation mount in any other SNHSA division for which s/he would like to accrue points for year-end awards, the horse/pony MUST be registered with SNHSA.
    • For members with trainers: if the trainer will be showing the horse in any division from which accrual of points is desired, or if the exhibitor is participating in either of the SNHSA Medal classes, the trainer must be a member of SNHSA for points to accrue.
  • Membership is effective as of the date the correct and accurate application and required fees are received by the SNHSA Board; or by the show secretary of any SNHSA-sanctioned horse show, if the application is turned in at that show. Points begin to accrue from that date forward and are not retroactive.
  • SNHSA offers year-end awards in 25 divisions.
    • To be eligible for year-end awards in the Hunter or Jumper divisions, the horse must accumulate 10 points and must participate in three (3) different venues.
    • To be eligible for year-end awards in the Equitation division, the rider must accumulate 10 points and must participate in three (3) different venues
    • To be eligible for year-end awards in the Walk-Trot division, the only qualifications are that the rider must be a SNHSA member and must participate in three (3) different venues. Criteria for year-end awards are based on points earned versus points available. The rider earns 1 point for every Walk-Trot class he/she completes. (This Division is not eligible for double points.)

Special Declaration Form

In order for points to be allocated from special classes offered at SNHSA-sanctioned horse shows, riders must complete a SNHSA Special Class Declaration Form. Unless the Special Class Declaration Form is completed and submitted to the show secretary at the time of entry or prior to the start of the class, riders will not receive points for the special class.

  • Special Jumper Classes:
    • Points may be earned for jumper classes with corresponding jump heights.
  • Special Hunters Classes:
    • If the special hunter class is at or below 2’3” the following divisions are eligible for points allocation:
      • Pony Hunters, Long/Short Stirrup, Mini Hunters
    • If the special hunter class is at 2’6” the following divisions are eligible for points allocation:
      • Special Hunters, Modified Child/Adult Hunters
    • If the special hunter class is 2’9” or above the following divisions are eligible for points allocation:
      • Low Hunter, Children’s/Adult Amateur Hunter, Modified Open Hunter
  • Special Equitation Classes:
    • For a special equitation class, all age appropriate equitation divisions are eligible to Juniors and Amateurs