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TEXAS CLASSIC - AQHA, NCHA, NRCHA, NRHA, NSBA APPROVED

TEXAS CLASSIC - RULES AND REGULATIONS

ALL AROUND REQUIREMENTS

Please refer to AQHA Rule 417. To be eligible for all-around honors, a horse in the open division, amateur division, or youth division must compete in at least three AQHA approved events in one division open-amateur-youth in three or more categories. The categories are as follows:

CATEGORY I Halter/Performance Halter
CATEGORY II Reining, Working Cow, Western Riding, Trail
CATEGORY III Team Penning, Ranch Sorting, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending Stake Racing CATEGORY IV Jumping, Working Hunter, Hunter Hack
CATEGORY V Western Pleasure, Hunter U/S, Pleasure Driving
CATEGORY VI Calf Roping, Breakaway, Heading, Heeling, Cutting
CATEGORY VII Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Equitation O/F.

Contestants placing will be given a credit for each horse below them plus one credit with no more than nine points awarded. Example: Class with nine or more horses 1st –9pts, 2nd –8pts, 3rd –7pts, etc. Class with five horses 1st – 5pts, 2nd – 4pts, 3rd – 3pts, etc.

ALL AROUND AWARDS

SENIOR HORSE • JUNIOR HORSE*AMATEUR * YOUTH 14-18 • YOUTH 13 & UNDER

Must show in all six shows of circuit
Must compete in three or more AQHA categories.
Halter classes count but not mandatory.

NOVICE AMATEUR • NOVICE YOUTH • SELECT

Must show in all six shows of circuit
Only NOVICE Classes to count for NOVICE.
Only SELECT Classes to count for SELECT.

CLASS CIRCUIT CHAMPION AWARDS

Must show under six judges. Ties will be broken by a pre–designated tie breaker judge
Circuit Champion Awards will be presented for each class (with a minimum of three entries) offered in each show.
Horse must compete in each show to be eligible for that Circuit Championship.

HI POINT AWARDS

WESTERN HORSE (Open, Amateur, Select Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth 14-18, Youth 13 & under). This award is determined by the most AQHA points accumulated in the following classes: Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, Horsemanship and Trail. Each class counts towards High Point Award, but it is not mandatory to show in each. Must show 5/6 judges.

ENGLISH HORSE (Open, Amateur, Select Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth 14-18, Youth 13 & under). This award is determined by the most AQHA points accumulated in the following classes: Working Hunter, Hunter Hack, Jumping, Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation O/F, Hunt Seat Equitation. Each class counts towards High Point Award, but it is not mandatory to show in each. Must show 5/6 judges.

HIGH POINT GREEN HORSE Awarded to the horse with the most AQHA points total who has shown in at least two of the five Green classes offered under all six judges. Green classes offered include: green western pleasure, green hunter under saddle, green trail, green western riding, green working hunter.

HIGH POINT CUTTING HORSE Junior & Senior horse/rider combo with highest AQHA points will have a work-off.

HIGH POINT COW HORSE/REINING HORSE This award is determined by highest AQHA Exhibitor points earned in combination of Reining & Cowhorse classes. Based on Rider (Open, Amateur or Youth).

HIGH POINT ROPING (Open & Amateur) HORSE This award is determined by highest AQHA points accumulated on horse/rider combo. Must show under five judges.

Any awards not picked up at the show may be shipped at the exhibitor’s expense.

JACKPOT PAYOUT

Optional Jackpots for:
AQHA Roping and AQHA Green Trail Horse

Entries 1-5 6-9 10-13 14-Over
1st 60% 45% 40% 34%
2nd 40% 35% 30% 27%
3rd   20% 20% 20%
4th     10% 12%
5th       7%
 
TEXAS CLASSIC

TEXAS CLASSIC - PO BOX 136604, FORT WORTH, 76136-0604

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