Recognition and Awards: Year End Exhibitor Awards
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Year End Exhibitor Awards


There are a variety of awards and recognitions youth can work toward each year including:

  • High Point Youth Awards: The person earning the most national points in each of the youth events during one year is named the year's high point youth for that event.
  • Youth Achievement Roll: The person must win at least 30 points with a minimum of 10 points having been earned in each of at least two categories of performance. This is a point-accumulative award over the lifetime of the individual as a youth competitor.
  • Youth Achievement Award: Fifty points are to be earned for this award, with points accumulated in five or more shows under five or more different judges. Of the 50 points, a minimum of 10 must be earned in Showmanship at Halter, a minimum of 20 in performance events, with a minimum of 10 having been earned in each of at least two categories of performance. The remaining 20 points may be earned in elective youth activity events. This is a points-accumulative award over the lifetime of the individual as a youth competitor.
  • Youth Achievement Champion: To receive this award, 175 points are to be earned in a minimum of five shows under a minimum of five judges. Of the 175 points, a minimum of 35 points must be earned in Showmanship at Halter, a minimum of 70 points must be earned in performance classes, with a minimum of 18 points earned in each of three categories other than showmanship. The remaining 70 points may be won in elective youth activity events. This is a point-accumulative award over the lifetime of the individual as a youth competitor.
  • Youth Superior Achievement Champion: For this award, 350 points are to be earned in a minimum of five shows under a minimum of five judges. Of the 350 points, a minimum of 105 points must be earned in Showmanship at Halter, a minimum of 140 points must be earned in performance classes, with a minimum of 35 points earned in each of three categories other than showmanship. The remaining 105 points may be won in elective youth activity events. This is an accumulative award over the lifetime of the individual as a youth competitor.
  • Youth Versatility Award: A year-end award is given to the youth who earns the most points with one horse in youth activity events in each of the three age divisions excluding Novice classes. Points must have been earned in both showmanship and performance with a minimum of five points earned in the lowest division.