Year End Award Rules
Unless otherwise noted below, all Recognized Divisions are eligible for Year-End High Score Awards. However, in order for year end high score awards to be made, the following minimum levels of participation must be met:
1. The division must be held at a minimum of four shows during the show year with at least three eligible entries competing in and completing each class at each show.
2. Each class will stand on its own with a minimum of three entries needed to compete and complete (show and place) the class for points to be awarded
3. A horse or rider must compete at a minimum of four shows during the show year in the specified division, and when they compete the division or the individual class must be eligible to receive points (i.e. must have at least the minimum number of entries required for points) even if the horse or rider wins none of those points.
4. In order to accumulate points, horses/ponies must be recorded with the CHJA and the owner/lessor must be a member in good standing. Equitation classes award points to the rider who must also be a CHJA member in good standing.
5. There will be two Award Tiers for Year-End awards, Tier 1 and Tier 2.
1. Tier 1 Divisions must have at least six members in the equitation divisions or six horses/ponies in the hunter/jumper divisions that meet CHJA criteria for year end awards.
2. Tier 2 Divisions have less than six members in the equitation divisions or six horses/ponies in the hunter/jumper divisions that meet CHJA criteria for year end awards.
6. In bestowing year-end awards, the CHJA reserves the right to combine performance divisions that are normally split during the show year in order to ensure a minimum of six year-end award recipients. For example, Amateur Owner Hunters (under/over 35) and Adult Hunters (over/under 35) could be combined if recipients were fewer than 6 in either of the uncombined divisions.