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Year End Horse Awards


AYA's year end horse awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individual mounts in competition. The awards presented each year include:

  • Youth Horse Register of Merit: Horses must earn at least 10 points in youth performance and halter classes excluding showmanship and all equitation classes. Five points must be earned under three or more judges.
  • Youth Champion Horse: A horse must earn 50 points with at least 15 of these earned in halter and at least 35 points in at least three different performance classes. At least 10 of the halter points and 10 of the performance points must be earned under three or more judges.
  • Youth Superior Event Horse: A horse must earn 50 points in a youth halter or performance class.
  • Youth Versatility Champion Horse: A horse must earn five youth ROMís.
  • Youth Supreme Champion Horse: A horse must earn at least 100 points, with at least 30 points earned in halter classes and at least 70 points earned in performance classes. No more than 10 points can be from one performance class, and the horse must have at least one ROM in each of four categories of performance classes. A minimum of five different judges is required.