2021 Scottsdale Arizona Sun Circuit Awards and Eligibility

Awards

You can view the Awards Spreadsheet Here. The spreadsheet is broken up by days and is continually updated. Click on the bottom of the page to select different days. Only the classes receiving awards will be displayed.

Eligibility

The following are general eligibility requirements and conditions, they are subject to update and amplification.  For updates, specific class and frequency requirements, please check the website (www.suncircuit.com) or the Awards  Office once on the grounds.

Sun Circuit Awards are based on the nine-point system.  If there are nine or more horses in a class, first place wins nine points, second wins eight points and so on.  If there are fewer than nine horses, first place wins the maximum possible, second place earns one fewer and so on.

Circuit Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the Circuit and Reserve Circuit Champion in all classes offering 8 judges.  Must show to 6 Judges to be eligible. See Awards Chart Below.

Awards Pickup: All awards must be picked up at the Awards booth prior to the close of the show. The show will not be responsible for shipping or otherwise delivering any prizes to exhibitors who have departed prior to the prizes being awarded.

Permit Holders: Exhibitors with permits to ride horses other than their own will not be eligible for Circuit or Show Awards.

Exhibitor Responsibility: Each Exhibitor is responsible for knowing and understanding all applicable AQHA, AzQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, NSBA and Sun Circuit rules and procedures. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing the prizes for which they are eligible. By competing for a prize, the exhibitor is effectively attesting to his or her eligibility for that prize. Any awards or payouts received at Sun Circuit for which the horse or exhibitor is found to be ineligible must be returned to Sun Circuit immediately at the exhibitors cost.

Lead Line:  Open to exhibitors 8 years of age or under. Shown at a walk on lead line. Exhibitors may not enter any other riding classes at Sun Circuit. Horse may be of any breed or ownership.

Walk Trot 10 and under: Open to exhibitors 10 years of age or under.  Show at the walk and trot only. Exhibitors may not enter any other lope classes at Sun Circuit. The horse may be of any breed and ownership.

11 and Under: Is a non AQHA class. The horse may be of any breed and ownership. Horses will be required to lope in this division.

BEST OF SHOW AWARDS

Best of Show -All Around Division- Open-(One Horse)

Champion- Rod Patrick  Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve- Logo’d Saddle Pad

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Stallions, Aged Stallions, Open Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Geldings, Aged Geldings, Open Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Mares, Aged Mares, Open Performance Halter Mares, Jr. & Sr. Western Riding (L2 & L3), Jr.  & Sr.  Trail (L2 & L3), Jr. & Sr.  Western Pleasure (L2 &L3), Jr. & Sr.  Pleasure Driving, Jr.& Sr. Hunter Under Saddle (L2 & L3), Jr. & Sr. Working Hunter, Jr. & Sr. Hunter Hack, All Ages Jumping

Best of Show – Ranch and Cattle Division-Open- (One Horse)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve – Logo’d Saddle Pad

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Stallions, Aged Stallions, Open Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Geldings, Aged Geldings, Open Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Mares, Aged Mares, Open Performance Halter Mares, Jr. & Sr. Reining (L2 & L3), Jr. & Sr. Ranch Riding, Jr. & Sr. Cow Horse, Open Heading, Open Heeling, Open Tie-Down roping, Jr. & Sr. Cutting, Jr. & Sr. Ranch Trail, Jr. & Sr. Ranch on the Rail

Best of Show – All Around Division- Amateur- (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve – Logo’d Saddle Pad

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares, Am. Western Riding (L2 & L3), Am. Trail(L2 & L3), Am. Western Pleasure (L2 & L3), Am. Pleasure Driving, Am. Hunter Under Saddle, Am. Showmanship (L2 & L3), Am. Horsemanship (L2 & L3), Am. Hunt Seat Equitation(L2 & L3), Am. Working Hunter, Am. Equitation over Fences, Am. Jumping, Am. Hunter Hack, Am. Working Hunter under Saddle

Best of Show – Amateur or Select Ranch and Cattle division (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots, Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares Am. & Select Am. Ranch Riding, Am. Cow Horse, Am. Boxing, Am. Reining, Am. Select Reining, Am. Heading, Am. Heeling, Am. Cutting, Am. & Select Ranch Trail, Am. & Select  Ranch on the Rail, Am. Breakaway Roping

Best of Show -All Around Division- Amateur Select- (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares Am. Select Western Riding (L2 & L3), Am. Select Trail (L2 & L3), Am. Select Western Pleasure (L2 & L3),  Am. Pleasure Driving, Am. Select Showmanship (L2 & L3), Am. Select Horsemanship (L2 & L3), Am. Select Hunter Under Saddle, Am. Select Hunt Seat Equitation, Am Select Working Hunter, Am. Select Eq. over Fences, Am. Select Hunter Hack, Am. Jumping, Am. Working Hunter under Saddle

Best of Show – All Around Division- L1 Amateur or Select- (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares, Level 1Am. Reining, Level 1 Am. Western Riding,  Level 1 Am. Select Western Riding,  Level 1 Am. Trail, Level 1 Am. Select Trail, Level 1 Am. Boxing, Level 1 Am. Ranch Riding,L1 Am. Ranch Trail, L1 Am. Ranch on Rail,  Level 1 Am. Western Pleasure, Level 1 Am. Select Western Pleasure, Level 1 Am. Hunter Under Saddle, Level 1 Am. Showmanship, Level 1 Am. Select Showmanship, Level 1 Am. Horsemanship, Level 1 Am. Select Horsemanship, Level 1 Am. Hunt Seat Equitation, L1 Am. Hunter Hack

Best of Show – All Around Division- Youth 14-18 (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Youth Geldings, Aged Youth Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance Halter Mares, Youth 14-18  Western Riding(L2 & L3), Youth 14-18 Trail, Youth 14-18  Western Pleasure, Youth 14-18  Hunter Under Saddle, Youth 14-18 Showmanship, Youth 14-18 (L2 & L3)  Horsemanship, Youth 14-18 Hunt Seat Equitation, Youth Working Hunter, Youth Eq. over Fences, Youth Hunter Hack, Youth Jumping, Youth Working Hunter under Saddle

Best of Show – All Around Division- Youth 13 & under (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Youth Geldings, Aged Youth Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance Halter Mares, Youth 13 & Under Western Riding, 13 & under Trail, 13 & under Western Pleasure, 13 & under Hunter Under Saddle, 13 & under Showmanship, 13 & under Horsemanship, 13 & under Hunt Seat Equitation, Youth Working Hunter, Youth Eq. over Fences, Youth Hunter Hack, Youth Jumping, Youth working Hunter under Saddle

Best of Show – Youth Ranch and Cattle division-(One Horse-One Rider)

Champion-Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

3 yr. old Youth Geldings, Aged Youth Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth  Mares, Aged Youth  Mares, Youth  Performance Mares, Youth  Ranch Riding, Youth Cow Horse, Youth Boxing, Youth Reining,  Youth Heading, Youth Heeling, Youth Tie Down, Youth Ranch on Rail, Youth Ranch Trail, Youth Cutting, Youth Breakaway Roping

Best of Show – All Around Division- L1 Youth-(One Horse-One Rider)

Champion – Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

Youth 3 yr. old Geldings, Youth Aged Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, Youth 3 yr. old Mares, Youth Aged Mares, Youth Performance Halter Mares, Level 1 Youth Reining, Level 1 Youth Western Riding, Level 1 Youth Trail, Level 1 Youth Ranch Riding, Level 1 Youth Western Pleasure, Level 1 Youth Hunter Under Saddle, Level 1 Youth Showmanship, Level 1 Youth Horsemanship, Level 1 Youth Hunt Seat Equitation,

Best of Show – Youth 10 and under Walk Trot –(One Horse-One Rider)

Champion: Champion  Buckle

Reserve: Reserve Buckle

Classes that can be counted towards the award include: 10 and under Pleasure, 10 and under Horsemanship, 10 and under Trail, 10 and under Hunter under Saddle, 10 and under Hunt Seat Equitation, 10 and under Ranch Riding, 10 and under Ranch Trail, 10 and under Ranch on the Rail

Best of Show – Youth 11 and under –(One Horse-One Rider)

Champion: Champion  Buckle

Reserve: Reserve Buckle

Classes that can be counted towards the award include: 11 and under Pleasure,  11 and under Horsemanship, 11and under Trail, 11 and under Hunter under Saddle, 11 and under Hunt Seat Equitation, 11 and under Ranch Riding, 11 and under Ranch Trail, 11 and under Ranch on the Rail

Non Pro High Point Saddles

One Rider-One Horse

LEVEL 1- NON PRO -Youth or Amateur or Select -Showmanship, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Halter,

Champion Award: Bobs Custom Saddle certificate  – Sponsored by Bobs Custom Saddles 

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

Youth Showmanship L1, Youth Horsemanship L1, Youth Pleasure L1, 3 yr. old Youth Geldings, Aged Youth Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance Halter Mares,

Amateur  Select Showmanship L1, Amateur  Select Horsemanship L1, Amateur Select Horsemanship L1, Amateur Select Pleasure L1, Amateur  Showmanship L1, Amateur Pleasure L1, Amateur Horsemanship L1, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares

LEVEL 2 –  NON PRO – Amateur or Select Showmanship, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Halter

Award: Bobs Custom Saddle certificate  Sponsored by: Bobs Custom Saddles 

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

Amateur Showmanship L2 , Amateur Western Pleasure L2, Amateur Horsemanship L2 , Am. Select Showmanship L2,  Am. Select Western Pleasure L2 , Am. Select Horsemanship L2

3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares

LEVEL 3 –  NON PRO – Youth or Amateur or Select – Showmanship, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Halter.

Award: Bobs Custom Saddle certificate  Sponsored by: Bobs Custom Saddles

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

14-18 L3 Youth Showmanship, 14-18 Youth Horsemanship L3 , 14-18 Youth Pleasure L3, 3 yr. old Youth Geldings, Aged Youth Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance Halter Mares, Amateur Showmanship L3, Amateur Western Pleasure L3, Amateur Horsemanship L3 , Am. Select Western Pleasure L3,  Am. Select Showmanship L3 , Am. Select Horsemanship L3, 3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares

High Point Saddle Awards

AMATEUR RANCH – Amateur & Select Ranch Trail, Amateur & Select  Ranch Riding, Amateur & Select  Ranch on Rail, Amateur Halter. 

Award: Superior Saddlery Saddle 

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

Amateur & Select Ranch Trail, Amateur & Select Amateur Ranch Riding, Amateur & Select Ranch on the Rail

3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares

NON PRO ENGLISH – Youth or Amateur- Equitation, Hunter under Saddle, Halter Sponsored Mechanic and The Mile High Club

Award: Superior Saddlery Saddle

Reserve: Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

Youth Hunt Sear Equitation, Youth Hunter under Saddle, 3 yr. old Youth Geldings, Aged Youth Geldings, Youth Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance Halter Mares, Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation, Amateur Hunter under Saddle, Select Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation, Select Amateur Hunter under Saddle, 3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Halter Mares

HIGH POINT AMATEUR TEAM ROPER 

Award: Bobs  Saddle Sponsored by Bar B Performance Horses – Brad & Mindy Barkemeyer &  Grimshaw Training Stables

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Halter will not count towards the award.  Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in BOTH Amateur Team Roping classes under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include: Amateur Heading, Amateur Heeling

HIGH POINT YOUTH  ROPER

Award: Caliente Saddle Shop Saddle

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Halter will not count towards the award. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include: 18 & under Breakaway, 18 & under Tie Down, 18 & under Heading, 18 & under Heeling

HIGH SCORE  SUPER SELECT TRAIL 

AWARD: Directors Chair

All exhibitors 70 years or older are eligible. Exhibitor who scores highest composite score of all three judges in Select Trail on Thursday 3/4/21 will win the award. 

OPEN HIGH POINTS

Horse may be shown by multiple exhibitors-One horse

FARNAM L1 OPEN RANCH HORSE STAKES   must be L1 eligible in AQHA Ranch Riding to compete in L1 Ranch on the Rail and L1 Ranch Trail

Sponsored by FARNAM

Award: Champion:  $2,500 and Buckle

                 Reserve:    $1,500  and Saddle Pad

                        3rd:    $1,000 and Bronc Halter

Classes that will  be counted towards the award include: L1 Ranch Trail, L1 Ranch Riding, *L1 Ranch on Rail, 3 yr. old Stallions, Aged Stallions, Open Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Geldings, Aged Gelding, Open Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Mares, Aged Mares, Open Performance Halter Mares

OPEN RANCH  Award:  Superior Saddlery Saddle Sponsored by Jimmy Daurio Performance Horses  and Seth Fender Performance Horses

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that will be counted towards the award include:

Jr.& Sr.  Ranch Trail, Jr & Sr. Ranch Riding, Jr.& Sr.  Ranch on the Rail

3 yr. old Stallions, Aged Stallions, Open Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Geldings, Aged Gelding, Open Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Mares, Aged Mares, Open Performance Halter Mares

HIGH POINT GREEN (L1) HORSE Award: Superior Saddlery Saddle Sponsored by Chad Evans Performance Horses Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Classes that can be counted towards the award include:

Level 1 Hunter Under Saddle, Level 1 Western Pleasure, Level 1 Jr. Western Riding, ,L1 Sr. Western Riding , Level 1 Jr. Trail , Level 1 Sr. Trail, Level 1 Working Hunter,  3 yr. old Stallions, Aged Stallions, Open Performance Halter Stallions, 3 yr. old Geldings, Aged Gelding, Open Performance Halter Geldings, 3 yr. old Mares, Aged Mares, Open Performance Halter Mares

HIGH POINT ALL AGES TEAM ROPER – Mike Drennan Memorial Saddle

Award: Caliente Saddle Shop Saddle:  Sponsored by Hershberger Performance Horse Sale, A1 Air Conditioning – Jon and Peggy Hershberger

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Halter will not count towards the award.  Award points based on one horse. Horse must show in BOTH All Ages Team Roping classes under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include: All Ages Heading, Ages Heeling

VRH AWARDS

*All Breed VRH Saddle Champion Superior Saddlery Saddle Sponsored by Superior Saddlery

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Exhibitor must have shown in VRH Cow Work to be eligible

Classes that count for the award;

All Breed VRH Cutting, All Breed VRH Trail, All Breed VRH Reining, All Breed VRH Cow work, All Breed VRH Ranch Horse Riding

*All Breed Amateur/Limited VRH Superior Saddlery Saddle Sponsored by Superior Saddlery

Reserve:  Sun Circuit Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stable/Professionals Choice Bob Avila Collection

Exhibitor must have shown in VRH Cow Work or Ltd. Cow work to be eligible

Classes that count for the award:

Amateur All Breed VRH Cutting,  Amateur All Breed  VRH Trail, Amateur All Breed VRH Reining, Amateur All Breed VRH Cow work, Amateur All Breed Limited Cow work, Amateur All Breed VRH Ranch Horse Riding

*Any All Breed All Around winner who did not receive a trophy saddle will be awarded a Sun Circuit Trophy this includes youth.

Circuit Awards

Prizes will be awarded to the Circuit and Reserve Circuit Champion in all classes offering 8 judges.  Must show to 6 Judges to be eligible.

Sun Circuit Jr. Cow Horse Circuit Champion – Benny Guitron Perpetual  Memorial Trophy.