Terms of Competition
Awards are restricted to members of IASHA. Horses must be owned or leased by a member of IASHA, but may be shown by a non-member. Points will accrue from date of paid membership and will not be granted retroactively.
The owner must be a member of IASHA. If there are multiple owners, at least one owner must be a member of IASHA.
The following performance classes will not count toward high point awards (except for attendance at show): Novice, Limit, or Shatner Western Pleasure. Exception: Novice and Limit classes shall count toward Novice/Limit high point awards. Saddle & Bridle Working Western Pleasure shall count toward Working Western Pleasure awards, as wins do not eliminate horses from further competition. Saddle & Bridle Hunter Country Pleasure shall count toward Hunter Country Pleasure awards, as wins do not eliminate horses from competition.
The following equitation classes, because they eliminate winners from further competition that season, will not count toward high point awards (except for attendance at show): Medal, NHS, Medallion and UPHA Challenge Cup.
Member owned/leased horses will be eligible for high-point awards only at approved shows. Awards may be granted in any division in which there are classes in at least two shows. Awards may be granted in classes open to any/all breeds, such as open English pleasure, or parade.
Points follow the member/rider in Academy and Equitation. Points follow the horse in all other divisions.
Approved shows are listed under “Approved Shows” in material distributed at the annual awards banquet, and on the IASHA website, www.indianasaddlebred.com. This list is finalized March 1 for the coming show season. No shows may be added after the list is finalized. Exhibitors who wish to add a show for the next show season may do so if the show is in Indiana, or a state contiguous to Indiana. To add a show, contact a member of the IASHA points committee with the name of the show, dates, location, show secretary, and contact information. To be approved, the show MUST provide results to the points committee in a timely fashion.
EQUITATION: To qualify for a high point award, the rider must show in at least three (3) qualifying horse shows in any division. Six (6) points must be accumulated in the same equitation division. A rider may win only one high-point award in equitation in a single season. Equitation riders who compete on a pleasure horse will have all points count toward pleasure equitation.
PERFORMANCE: To qualify for a high point award, the horse must show at three (3) qualifying horse shows in any division. Horses may receive awards in more than one division, however, the horse must show in the same performance division in at least two separate shows and accumulate six (6) points in the same division to be eligible for an award in that division.
ACADEMY: To qualify for a high point award, the rider must show at two (2) qualifying horse shows and accumulate six (6) points in the same academy division. Academy awards will be earned by division, i.e. Adult W/T/C, and points earned in academy equitation and academy pleasure classes will follow the rider and be awarded in the rider’s age and ability division. Horses ridden in this division must be earning its living in a lesson program.
First Place 6 Points
Second Place 5 Points
Third Place 4 Points
Fourth Place 3 Points
Fifth Place 2 Points
Sixth Place 1 Point
First Place 12 Points
Second Place 10 Points
Third Place 8 Points
Fourth Place 6 Points
Fifth Place 4 Points
Sixth Place 2 Points