2019 Arizona Sun Circuit Awards 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 Show 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. 

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 year of age or under.  Show at the walk and trot only. Exhibitors may not enter any other classes at Sun Circuit. The horse may be of any breed and ownership. 

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, VRH Open Trail, Open 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, & Sun Circuit Spurs 

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 

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

Champion-Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots, Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots, & Sun Circuit Spurs

Reserve Sun Circuit Spurs

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. Ranch Riding, Select Am. Ranch Riding, Am. Cow Horse, Am. Boxing, Am. Reining, Am. Select Reining, Am. Heading, Am. Heeling, Am. Cutting, Am. VRH Trail, Am. 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, Sun Circuit Spurs 

Reserve Sun Circuit Spurs

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

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

Champion- Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots, Sun Circuit Spurs 

Reserve Sun Circuit Spurs

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,  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 (One Horse-One Rider)

Champion-Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots, Sun Circuit Spurs

Reserve Sun Circuit Spurs

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 18 & Under Western Riding(L2 & L3), Youth 14-18 & 13 & under Trail, Youth 14-18 and 13 & under Western Pleasure, Youth 14-18  and 13 & under  Hunter Under Saddle, Youth 14-18 and 13 & under Showmanship, Youth 14-18 (L2 & L3)  and 13 & under  Horsemanship, Youth 14-18 and 13 & under Hunt Seat Equitation, Youth Working Hunter, Youth Eq. over Fences, Youth Hunter Hack, Youth Jumping

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

Champion-Rod Patrick Ostrich Boots Sponsored by Rod Patrick Boots, Sun Circuit Spurs

Reserve Sun Circuit Spurs

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 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, Sun Circuit Spurs 

Reserve  Sun Circuit Spurs

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, 

Non Pro High Points

 One Rider-One horse

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

Award: Scottsdale Performance Saddle -Sponsored by Reid Thomas Show Horses

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. 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 2-  NON PRO- Amateur or Select Showmanship, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Halter 

Award: Blue Ribbon Saddle Sponsored by: Blue Ribbon Custom Tack

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: Blue Ribbon Saddle  Sponsored by: Blue Ribbon Custom Tack

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

Youth Showmanship, Youth Horsemanship, Youth Pleasure, 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

AMATEUR RANCH- Amateur VRH Trail, Amateur  Ranch Riding, Amateur Ranch on Rail, Amateur Halter.  

Award: Scottsdale Performance Saddle Sponsored by: Debbie Cooper Performance Horse, Flaherty Reining Horses 

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

Amateur VRH Trail, Amateur Ranch Riding, Select Amateur Ranch Riding, Amateur 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 

Award: Scottsdale Performance Saddle Sponsored by: High Point Performance Horses

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: Bob’s Saddle  Sponsored by: Dr. Bryan Buchanan-Barkemeyer Performance Horses

Reserve: Professional Choice Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stables

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: Professional Choice Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stables

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

OPEN HIGH POINTS

Horse may be shown by multiple exhibitors

OPEN RANCH  Award:  Scottsdale Performance Horse Saddle Sponsored by Scottsdale Performance Saddles

*VRH Trail, Ranch Riding, 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 HORSE Award: Scottsdale Performance Horse Saddle Sponsored by Chad Evans Performance Horses

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

Award: Caliente Saddle Shop Saddle: Sponsored by: Hershberger Performance Horse Sale Jason and Nikki-A1 Air Conditioning Jon and Peggy Hershberger

Reserve: Professional Choice Spurs Sponsored by Avila Stables

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