2018 Arizona Sun Circuit Awards Eligibility

Level 2 classes – points do not count for All Around awards

 

All Arounds

All-Around Senior Horse
Halter is required. Horse must show in at least three AQHA categories under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I Aged Stallions / Performance Stallions / Aged Geldings / Performance Geldings / Aged Mares / Performance Mares
II Sr. Western Riding / Sr. Trail / Sr. Working Cow Horse / Sr. Reining / Sr. Ranch Riding/VRH Trail/Ranch on the Rail
IV Sr. Hunter Hack / Sr. Working Hunter / All Age Jumping
V Sr. Western Pleasure / Sr. Pleasure Driving / Sr. Hunter under Saddle
VI All Ages Tie Down / All Ages Heading / All Ages Heeling / Sr. Cutting

 

All-Around Junior Horse
Halter is required. Horse must show in at least three AQHA categories under at least six of the eight judges. Junior horses must be 5 years old or under / if showing in Aged or All Aged classes / show office will break out Junior horse points from classes. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I 3 year old Stallions / Aged Stallions / Performance Stallions / 3 year old Geldings / Aged Geldings / Performance Geldings / 3 year old Mares / Aged Mares / Performance Mares
II Jr. Western Riding / Jr. Trail / Jr. Working Cow Horse / Jr. Reining / Jr. Ranch Riding/VRH Trail/ Ranch on the Rail
IV Jr. Hunter Hack / Jr. Working Hunter / All Age Jumping
V Jr. Western Pleasure / Jr. Pleasure Driving / Jr. Hunter under Saddle
VI All Ages Tie Down / All Ages Heading / All Ages Heeling / Jr. Cutting

 

All-Around Amateur
Halter is required. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I 3 year old Am. Stallions / Aged Am. Stallions / Am. Performance Stallions / 3 year old Am. Geldings / Aged Am. Geldings / Am. Performance Geldings / 3 year old Am. Mares / Aged Am. Mares / Am. Performance Mares
II Am. Western Riding / Am. Trail / Am. Working Cow Horse / Am. Reining / Am Boxing / Am. Ranch Riding/Am. VRH Trail/Am. Ranch on the Rail
IV Am. Hunter Hack / Am. Working Hunter / Am. Jumping
V Am. Western Pleasure / Am. Pleasure Driving / Am. Hunter under Saddle
VI Am. Tie Down / Am Breakaway / Am. Heading / Am. Heeling / Am. Cutting
VII Am. Showmanship / Am. Horsemanship / Am. Hunt Seat Equitation / Am. Equitation Over Fences
Level 2 classes – points do not count for All Around awards

 

All -Around Amateur Select
Halter is required. Exhibitor must be qualified to show in Amateur Select Classes. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I 3 year old Am. Stallions / Aged Am. Stallions / Am. Performance Stallions / 3 year old Am. Geldings / Aged Am. Geldings / Am. Performance Geldings / 3 year old Am. Mares / Aged Am. Mares / Am. Performance Mares
II Am. Select Western Riding / Am. Select Trail / Am. Working Cowhorse / Am. Boxing / Am. Select Reining / Am. Ranch Riding/ VRH Trail/Am. Ranch on the Rail
IV Am. Select Hunter Hack / Am. Working Hunter / Am. Jumping
V Am. Select Western Pleasure / Am. Pleasure Driving / Am. Select Hunter under Saddle
VI Am. Tie Down / Am. Breakaway / Am. Heading / Am. Heeling / Am. Cutting
VII Am. Select Showmanship / Am. Select Horsemanship / Am. Select Hunt Seat Equitation / Am. Select Equitation over Fences

 

All-Around L1 Amateur
Halter is NOT required but will count. Exhibitor must be qualified to show in Novice Amateur Classes. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I 3 year old Am. Geldings / Aged Am. Geldings / Am. Performance Geldings / 3 year old Am Mares / Aged Am. Mares / Am. Performance Mares
II L1 Am. Reining /L1 Am. Western Riding // L1 Am. Trail
IV L1 Am. Hunter Hack
V L1 Am. Western Pleasure / L1 Am. Hunter under Saddle/ L1 Am. Ranch Riding
VI L1 Am. Heading / L1 Am. Heeling
VII L1 Am. Showmanship / L1 Am. Horsemanship / L1 Am. Hunt Seat Equitation

 

All-Around L1 Select Amateur
Halter is NOT required but will count. Exhibitor must be qualified to show in Novice Amateur Classes. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories under at least six of the eight judges. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I 3 year old Am. Geldings / Aged Am. Geldings / Am. Performance Geldings / 3 year old Am Mares / Aged Am. Mares / Am. Performance Mares
II L1 Am. Reining / L1 Select Western Riding/ L1 Select Trail
IV L1 Am. Hunter Hack
V L1 Select Western Pleasure/ L1 Am. Hunter under Saddle/ L1 Am. Ranch Riding
VI L1 Am. Heading / L1 Am. Heeling
VII L1 Select Showmanship/L1 Select Horsemanship/ L1 Am. Hunt Seat Equitation

 

 

All-Around 14-18 Youth
Halter is required. Exhibitor must be eligible to compete in Youth 14-18. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I 3 year old Youth Geldings / Aged Youth Geldings / Youth Performance Geldings / 3 year old Youth Mares / Aged Youth Mares / Youth Performance Mares
II Youth 18 & under Western Riding / Youth 14-18 Trail / Youth 18 & under Working Cowhorse / Youth 18 & under Boxing / Youth 18 & under Reining / Youth Ranch Riding
IV Youth Jumping 18 & under / Youth Working Hunter 18 & under / Youth Hunter Hack 18 & under
V Youth 14-18 Western Pleasure / Youth 14-18 Hunter under Saddle
VI Youth 18 & under Heading / Youth 18 & under Heeling / Youth 18 & under Breakaway / Youth 18 & under Tie Down
VII Youth 14-18 Showmanship / Youth 14-18 Horsemanship / Youth 14-18 Hunt Seat Equitation / Youth 18 & under Equitation over Fences

 

All-Around 13 & under Youth
Halter is required. Exhibitor must be eligible to compete in Youth 13 & under. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I Youth 3 year old Geldings / Youth Aged Geldings / Youth Performance Geldings / Youth 3 year old Mares / Youth Aged Mares / Youth Performance Mares
II Youth 18 & under Western Riding / Youth 13 & under Trail / Youth 18 & under Working Cowhorse / Youth 18 & under Boxing / Youth 18 & under Reining / Youth Ranch Riding
IV Youth Jumping 18 & under / Youth Working Hunter 18 & under / Youth Hunter Hack 18 & under
V Youth 13 & under Western Pleasure / Youth 13 & under Hunter under Saddle
VI Youth 18 & under Heading / Youth 18 & under Heeling / Youth 18 & under Breakaway / Youth 18 & under Tie Down
VII Youth 13 & under Showmanship / Youth 13 & under Horsemanship / Youth 13 & under Hunt Seat Equitation / Youth 18 & under Equitation over Fences

 

All-Around L1 Youth
Halter is NOT required but will count. Exhibitor must be eligible to compete in Novice Youth. Award points based on one rider/one horse. Combination must show in at least three AQHA categories. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
AQHA Categories
I Youth 3 year old Geldings / Youth Aged Geldings / Youth Performance Geldings / Youth 3 year old Mares / Youth Aged Mares / Youth Performance Mares
II L1 Youth Western Riding / L1 Youth Trail / L1 Youth Reining
V L1 Youth Western Pleasure / L1 Youth Hunter under Saddle
VII L1 Youth Showmanship / L1 Youth Horsemanship / L1 Youth Hunt Seat Equitation

 

Non Pro High Points
One Rider-One horse

LEVEL 1
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 Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance 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 Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Mares

LEVEL 2
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 Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Mares

LEVEL 3
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 Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance 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 Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Mares

AMATEUR RANCH
Award points based on one rider/one horse. Classes that can be counted towards the award include:
Amateur VRH Trail, Amateur Ranch Riding, Amateur Ranch on the Rail
3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Geldings, 3 yr. old Am. Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Mares

NON PRO ENGLISH
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 Geldings, 3 yr. old Youth Mares, Aged Youth Mares, Youth Performance Mares, Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation, Amateur Hunter under Saddle, Select Amateur Hunt Seat EquitationSelect Amateur Hunter under Saddle, 3 yr. old Am. Stallions, Aged Am. Stallions, Am. Performance Stallions, 3 yr. old Am. Geldings, Aged Am. Geldings, Am. Performance Geldings, 3 yr. old Am.
Mares, Aged Am. Mares, Am. Performance Mares

NON PRO HORSEMANSHIP CHALLENGE
Circuit champion in each of the following classes will have their score totaled to determine award winner:
Amateur Horsemanship (L2 & L3) , Select Amateur Horsemanship (L2 & L3) , Youth Horsemanship 14-18 (L2 & L3)

HIGH POINT AMATEUR TEAM ROPER
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
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
*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-Scottsdale Performance Saddle
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, 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
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
• All Ages Heeling

 

Exhibitor Awards

ALL AROUND COWBOY – Open
Halter will not count towards the award. Award points based on one exhibitor. All placings for each exhibitor will be counted for this award. Classes that will be counted towards the award include:

• Jr. Reining / Sr. Reining
• Jr. Cutting / Sr. Cutting
• Jr. Working Cow Horse / Sr. Working Cow Horse
• All Ages Heading / All Ages Heeling
• All Ages Tie Down Roping
• Jr. Ranch Riding / Sr. Ranch Riding/VRH Trail/ Ranch on the Rail

ALL -AROUND COWBOY– Amateur
Halter will not count towards the award. Award points based on one exhibitor. All placings for each exhibitor will be counted for this award. Classes that will be counted towards the award include:

• Amateur Reining / Select Amateur Reining
• Amateur Cutting
• Amateur Working Cow Horse / Amateur Boxing
• Amateur Heading / Amateur Heeling
• Amateur Tie Down Roping / Amateur Breakaway Roping
• Amateur Ranch Riding/Amateur VRH Trail/ Amateur Ranch on the Rail