ORHA Awards & Points
The ORHA awards unique prizes to first and second place in all ORHA club classes at the February, March, & June ORHA shows. Awards are given to first through fifth place in all ORHA classes at the ORHA Reining Classic in August. Beautiful Bob Berg Buckles are awarded to the cumulative first place in all ORHA club classes at the ORHA Reining Classic.
ORHA YEAR END AWARDS
The ORHA awards either Scottsdale Western World Trophy Saddles or beautiful Gist buckles to the year end Champion in each ORHA class, embroidered jackets to the reserve champion and other great awards through fifth place.
For 2018 there are year Champion trophy saddles in the following classes: ORHA Non Pro, ORHA Prime Time Non Pro and ORHA Rookie. There is also a year end trophy saddle in the ORHA 18 & Under Division (see details below). Saddles will be awarded at the 2018 ORHA Awards Banquet and not before.
ORHA year end awards are given in the following ORHA club classes: Open, Limited Open, Non Pro, Limited Non Pro, Primetime Non Pro, Novice Horse Open, Novice Horse Non Pro, Snaffle Bit/Hackamore 5 & Under, Rookie, Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14-18, Youth 10 & Under, Tenderfoot, Freshman Horse, Mares, Stallions & Geldings, ORHA Open Ranch Riding, ORHA Non Pro Ranch Riding, ORHA Prime Time Non Pro Ranch Riding, and ORHA Youth 18&U Ranch Riding. There are also year end awards for a special ORHA 18 & U division based upon the highest cumulative scores for all ORHA Youth 13 & U and ORHA Youth 14-18 runs.
No year end awards are given in the following classes: Ladies, Gents, and Youth 10 & Under Walk Trot Reining.
To be eligible for ORHA year end awards you must meet the following criteria:
- YOU MUST SHOW AT LEAST 4 TIMES IN A CLASS TO QUALIFY FOR A YEAR END AWARD IN THAT CLASS. SEE THE QUALIFYING CLASS LIST FOR CLASSES APPROVED FOR YEAR END AWARDS.
- The owner and exhibitor of the horse must be a member of the ORHA prior to the first show in which you want points to be calculated for year-end awards.
- The horse must be nominated with the ORHA prior to the first show in which you want points to be calculated towards year-end awards. There is a $50 nomination fee, per horse, to nominate for the year.
- The owner or exhibitor of the horse must complete 3 ORHA volunteer hours before August 15, 2018. Contact Rosie Irish at 541-840-1579 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your volunteer hours. If you so choose, you can opt out of the 3 volunteer hours and instead pay an additional $50.
For points to count toward year-end awards you must enter the horse, rider and owner with the same name as appears on your membership / nomination form.
Points are awarded based on actual scores received in each class, i.e. if the top 3 horses in a class mark a 72, 71, and a 70, first place will be awarded 72 points, 2nd – 71 points, 3rd – 70 points, etc. Horses with no points do not qualify for year end awards. In the event that the class is double judged the score will be divided in half. In calculating the final year end award standings for each eligible class, the two lowest scores will be dropped from the calculation. In the event that the two lowest scores are no-shows or zeros then two zeroes or no-shows will be the dropped scores.
Let it be known that in the case of discrepancies or disputes, the ORHA will follow the rules as set forth in the NRHA rulebook and reserves the right to interpret the rules therein. The judge’s decision on scoring of runs and checking of bits will be final. Interpretation of other rules is the discretion of the ORHA Show management. NRHA rules will be followed within the ability and the practicality of the rules as they relate to our organization, with the exception of when ORHA guidelines differ.
ORHA Youth 18 & Under: For 2018 there will be a special ORHA Year End Awards division for riders who are 18 & under and show in either the ORHA Youth 14-18 or ORHA Youth 13 & U Youth Classes. This is in addition to the ORHA Youth 14-18 and ORHA Youth 13&U Year End Awards. The ORHA Youth 18 & Under year end awards will be based upon the highest cumulative scores from every ORHA Youth 14-18 and ORHA Youth 13 & Under class. The two lowest scores will be dropped in the final Year End calculations.