Year End Award Rules
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 must complete 3 ORHA volunteer hours by August 18th, 2019 per horse that they would like to be eligible for year end awards on. 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 per horse and instead pay an additional $50 per horse.
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 if the top three 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. Zeros and no scores will not be awarded points. Horses with no points do not qualify for year end awards.
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
ORHA Youth 18 & Under: For 2019 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.
2019 Awards: Year End Awards are awarded for 1st through 5th place in each ORHA Club Class eligible for year end awards. Scottsdale Western World Custom Champion Trophy Saddles will be awarded for 2019 in the ORHA Non Pro, ORHA Rookie and ORHA Prime Time Non Pro classes as well as the ORHA Youth 18 & Under division. . All awards, including saddles, will be awarded at the 2019 ORHA Year End Awards Banquet only.