Year-end points are awarded based on the number of horses shown in a class.
Classes with five or more horses shown: the first place horse wins 5 points, plus one for every horse defeated. Each succeeding place receives two points less than the place before it. For example, if ten horses are shown, first place wins 14 points, 2nd wins 12, 3rd – 10, 4th – 8, 5th – 6.
Classes with less than five horses shown: the first place horse wins one point for every horse in the class plus one point for every horse defeated. For example, if four horses are shown, first place wins 7 points (4 for the total number of horses and 3 for the three horses defeated), 2nd wins 5, third wins 3.
To qualify for year-end awards, you must show your horse in at least three of our four shows.
New for 2019: We’re adding a requirement to qualify for year-end awards. In addition to attending at least three club shows, for 2019 you must get a score in at least 60% of your runs.
Here’s a couple examples:
If you show in a horse show class at three shows, that’s 6 runs (3x rein work and 3x cow work). To qualify for a year-end award, you must get a score of 60 or greater in at least four runs.
If you show in the derby at four shows, that’s 12 runs (4x herd work, 4x rein work, and 4x cow work). You must score 60 or greater in at least 8 of those runs.
If 60% of your runs is not a whole number, we’ll round down to the nearest whole. For example, if you show in the Four Event Bridle Spectacular at all four shows, that’s 16 runs. You must get a score in at least 10 of them to qualify for the saddle.
Learn more about Gem State’s Year-End Points system.