Recognition

 

       PERFORMANCE MEDAL

The AQHA awards numerous certificates each show season to Horses, Youth and Amateurs that have excelled in an individual discipline.

Points are allocated towards these awards from approved shows and shows run by approved Performance Bodies. 

Register of Merit Halter

May be awarded by the Association at its discretion to any registered horse after it has been awarded twenty (20) halter points, of which at least fifteen (15) must be ‘A’ points.

Register of Merit Performance

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has been awarded twenty (20) points in more than one (1) performance class, excluding Racing, of which at least fifteen (15) must be ‘A’ points.

Register of Merit (Any Single Performance Class)

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has been awarded twenty (20) points in any particular performance class, of which at least fifteen (15) must be ‘A’ points.

Superior Halter Horse

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to a registered horse after it has been awarded sixty (60) halter points, of which at least thirty (30), must be ‘A’ points.

Superior Performance Horse

(Any single Performance class)

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has been awarded sixty (60) points in any particular performance class, of which at least thirty (30) must be ‘A’ points.

Century Awards

(Halter or Any Single Performance Class)

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has been awarded the following points:

Bronze Century100 points   -    Minimum of 75   “A” points

Silver Century     200 points -    Minimum of 150 “A” points

Gold Century      300 points -    Minimum of 225 “A” points

Australian Quarter Horse Champion

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has:

a)    Been awarded at least twenty (20) Halter points, of which at least fifteen (15) must be ‘A’ points; and

b)   Been awarded at least twenty (20) points in each of two (2) separate performance classes, of which at least fifteen (15) must be ‘A’ points in each of the two (2) separate performance classes; and

c)    Been awarded at least ten (10) points at State or National level (horses born after 1.8.94).

AQHA Supreme Champion

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has:

a)    Been awarded at least a Superior Award in Halter; and

b)   Been awarded at least three (3) Superior Performance awards in any class; and

c)    Been awarded at least a ROM in one (1) of the following performance categories: Racing, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Campdraft, Cutting or Working Cowhorse.

Note: This ROM must not be from the previous three (3) Superior Awards in Rule 61.8 a) and b)  and been awarded twenty five (25) points or more at National or State Championship classes.

AQHA Performance Medal

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has:

a)    Been awarded three (3) Superior Performance Horse awards in any class; and

b)   Been awarded at least a ROM in one (1) of the following performance categories:  Racing, Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Campdraft, Cutting, Working Cowhorse; Western Riding; Reining; and

c)    Been awarded twenty five (25) or more points at National or State championship events.

Amateur/Select Register of Merit

Any single Amateur/Select Amateur class as listed in Rule 62.21 may be awarded a Register of Merit by the Association at its discretion to any registered horse and  Amateur Rider or Select Amateur Rider if it has been awarded twenty (20) points, fifteen (15) of which must be ‘A’ points. Only points from Amateur or Select Amateur classes;

Amateur/Select Superior Register of Merit - Horse  and Rider

Requires fifty (50) or more points, in any particular class, twenty five (25) of which must be “A” points;

Amateur/Select Champion Award

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse and Amateur or Select Amateur Rider after it has been awarded three (3) Amateur/Select Amateur Registers of Merit in any Amateur/Select Amateur class excluding Showmanship at Halter;

Amateur/Select Versatility Award: Horse and Rider

Register of Merit Awards in five (5) different Amateur or Select Amateur classes.

Amateur Century Awards

(Halter or Any Single Performance Class)

May be awarded by the Association, at its discretion, to any registered horse after it has been awarded the following points:

Bronze Century 100 points -   Minimum 75   “A” points

Silver Century     200 points -    Minimum 150 “A” points

Gold Century      300 points -    Minimum 225 “A” points

YOUTH AWARDS

Register of Merit – twenty (20) or more points in any particular class, fifteen (15) of which must be “A”;

Superior ROM – fifty (50) or more points in any particular class, twenty five (25) of which must be “A”;

Champion – fifty (50) or more points are earned in five (5) different type of classes, twenty five (25) of which must be “A”;

Versatility Award - Register of Merit awards in five (5) different class categories.

Youth Horse Awards

Youth Horse Awards may at the Association’s discretion be awarded on the following basis:

Youth Horse Register of Merit – twenty (20) or more points in any particular class, fifteen (15) of which must be “A”;

Youth Horse Superior Register of Merit – fifty (50) or more points in any particular class, twenty five (25) of which must be “A”;

Champion Youth Horse - may be awarded to any Stud Book Registered, Appendix Registered or Performance Registered horse after it has won fifty (50) or more points in Youth classes.