Open Horse Showing
ABRA HONOR ROLL
ABRA will provide an annual Honor Roll award for those horses that have accumulated the highest number of ABRA points in each of the approved events in that calendar year.
The equine must have earned a minimum of five (5) points in a respective class in that calendar year to be eligible for an Honor Roll award. Awards will be given to the five (5) high point equines in each event.
Additional Honor Roll awards (Champion and Reserve Champion) will be given to the senior equines and the junior equines that have earned the highest number of ABRA points in that calendar year.
Yearling Longe Line, Yearling In-Hand Trail, 2 Year Old Longe Line, Hunter In Hand, Ranch Horse Pleasure, Walk Trot Division classes and 2 Year Old In Hand Trail will be included for Honor Roll points only.
ABRA REGISTER OF MERIT (ROM)
The purpose of the ABRA Register of Merit (ROM) is to establish a record of performance. ABRA registered equine are advanced to the Register of Merit when they have won at least ten (10) points in any one (1) event as outlined in the scale of points.
To qualify for the Register of Merit, the equine must be entered in approved ABRA shows or classes in one (1) or more of the approved events listed.
ABRA Register of Merit will be awarded in Halter, Dun Factor, Buckskin Color, Buckskin Bred and all approved performance classes.
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES QUALIFY AS A PERFORMANCE ROM WHERE AN OPEN PERFORMANCE ROM IS REQUIRED- FOR HORSES:
2 Year Old Longeline
Disciplined Rail English/Western
Green Hunter Under Saddle
Green Western Pleasure
Green Western Riding
Hunt Seat Equitation
Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences
Hunter Under Saddle
Ranch Cow Work
Ranch Rail Pleasure
Trail (Trail In Hand is excluded)
Working Ranch Horse
Green Ranch Horse Rail Pleasure
Green Ranch Riding
Green Ranch Horse Trail
Green Ranch Horse Reining
Green Ranch Horse Cow Work
Green Ranch Horse Cutting
THE FOLLOWING CLASSES QUALIFY AS A PERFORMANCE ROM WHERE AN OPEN PERFORMANCE ROM IS REQUIRED FOR MINIATURE HORSES OR PONIES:
Hunter in Hand
In Hand Trail
Country Pleasure Driving
Western Country Pleasure Driving
The title "ABRA Champion" may be awarded to any individual stallion, mare or gelding registered in either the Regular, Buckskin Bred, Miniature, Pony or Mule Registry of the Association after it has won a total of forty (40) points or more in competition in official shows and contests recognized by the American Buckskin Registry Association, provided:
that the points have been won in two (2) or more shows and two (2) or more contests and under two (2) or more judges.
that a Register of Merit has been earned in halter and two (2) Register of Merits have been earned in performance classes from at least two (2) performance categories (as listed in section C- paragraph approved classes) balance in either halter or performance. (The Dun Factor and Buckskin Color class does not count for ABRA Champion points.)
When the title ABRA Champion is awarded, a proper certificate shall be prepared and forwarded to the owner of the horse, miniature horse, pony or mule and also, a proper notation shall be made in other records of the association.
The registration certificate of shall be revoked permanently by the Association if the owner fraudulently advertises claims or holds forth that his/her certain horse is entitled to the title "ABRA Champion" prior to the title being officially awarded by the Association.
ABRA SUPERIOR EVENT AWARD
ABRA registered equine will receive a Superior Award when they have earned fifty (50) or more points in any one (1) event listed in section C - APPROVED CLASSES, CLASSES FOR HORSES or Section O-APPROVED CLASSES FOR MINIATURE HORSES AND PONIES, also including Halter, Dun Factor and Buckskin Color. To qualify, ABRA registered equine must be entered in approved ABRA shows or classes.
To qualify, ABRA registered equine must be entered in approved ABRA shows or classes.
ABRA PERFORMANCE VERSATILITY AWARD
The title ABRA Performance Versatility Award will be awarded to any individual stallion, mare or gelding registered in either the ABRA Regular Registry, ABRA Buckskin Bred Registry, Miniature Horse Registry, Pony Registry and Mule Registry after it has won a total of one hundred thirty (130) points in competition in official shows and contests recognized by the ABRA, provided:
That at least eight (8) Register of Merits are earned out of a minimum of five (5) of the seven (8) performance categories.
That a Superior Award must have been earned in one (1) of the five (5) categories.
ABRA MEDALLION AWARD
This award has been established to honor those registered ABRA equines that have earned a minimum of one hundred (100) points in any one (1) approved ABRA performance event, also including Halter, Dun Factor and Buckskin Color,
Those equines earning the basic 100 (one hundred) points as stated above will receive the ABRA Bronze Medallion.
Those equines earning two hundred (200) points as stated above will ABRA receive the ABRA Silver Medallion.
Those equines earning three hundred (300) points as stated above will receive the ABRA Gold Medallion Award.
To qualify, those equines must be entered in approved ABRA shows or classes.
ABRA SUPREME CHAMPION
The title ABRA Supreme Champion may be awarded to any individual stallion, mare or gelding registered in either the ABRA Regular Registry, Buckskin Bred, Miniature Horse Registry, Pony Registry or Mule Registry after it has won a total of eighty-five (85) points in competition in official shows and contests recognized by the ABRA, provided:
That at least fifteen (15) of the points have been won in halter classes.
That the horse has won five (5) Grand Championships under three (3) different judges.
A Register of Merit has been earned in Dun Factor or Buckskin Color classes.
Balance of points can be won in either halter or performance.
The horse must earn at least six (6) Register of Merits out of a minimum of five (5) of the seven (7) performance categories.