Showing & Awards

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP

A youth membership is designed for members under age 19. Horse exhibited by a youth must be in the ownership of the exhibitor or someone directly related.

All youth must hold a current ABRA Youth Membership Card to exhibit in ABRA approved Youth classes. 

ABRA ANNUAL YOUTH ALL-AROUND

One (1) trophy shall be awarded annually for the All-Around contestant, in approved Youth activity events in shows approved by the Association. A contestant must have competed in at least three (3) approved Youth Activity events to be eligible for All-Around honors.

 

The winner of the Annual All-Around trophy is determined by adding the number of ABRA youth points earned.

 

The contestant having the largest total shall be awarded the Annual All-Around trophy.

 

The Annual All-Around trophy is based on a youth/ equine combination.

 

 

An ABRA registered equine competing in the approved youth events will not be awarded points toward the Register of Merit or ABRA Championship on the basis of their placings in these youth events. The ABRA registered equine used in the approved youth events shall not be denied the privilege of being exhibited in the adult division of the approved Buckskin show in order to compete for points toward ABRA Register of Merit or ABRA Championship.

 

In competing for the Annual All-Around Youth Championship trophy, competing equine must be registered in ABRA prior to the show date.

ABRA YOUTH CHAMPION

The title of ABRA Youth Horse Champion will be awarded and certificate prepared when a youth/equine combination have won forty (40) points at six (6) or more shows and under six (6) or more different judges.


The Halter Mare and Halter Gelding class for youth must be included toward the title of ABRA Youth Champion Horse. Points are to be broken down as follows:

 

  • At least ten (10) Youth Halter points.

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  • Two (2) Youth Horse Performance ROMs in two categories.

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  • The balance in either halter or performance.

 

Scoring for all youth awards are figured on the same point system found in the open section.

ABRA YOUTH HONOR ROLL

ABRA will provide annual Youth Honor Roll awards for those youth who have accumulated the highest number of ABRA points nationwide in each of the approved Youth events in that calendar year. Points are based on a one youth/one equine combination.


A minimum of five (5) points must have been earned 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 youth in each event.


Additional Youth Honor Roll awards (Champion and Reserve Champion) will be given to the youth who have earned the highest total number of ABRA points nationwide during that calendar year.

ABRA YOUTH MEDALLION AWARDS

ABRA registered equine/youth combination may earn this award for each separate event in which they have earned one hundred (100) points.

  • Those ABRA registered equine/youth combination earning one hundred (100) points as stated above will receive the ABRA Youth Bronze Medallion award.

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  • Those ABRA registered equine/youth combination earning two hundred (200) points as stated above will receive the ABRA Youth Silver Medallion award.

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  • Those ABRA registered equine/youth combination earning three hundred (300) points as stated above will receive the ABRA Youth Gold Medallion award.

ABRA YOUTH REGISTER OF MERIT (ROM)

The purpose of the ABRA Youth Register of Merit is to establish a record of performance and recognize outstanding youth in all approved youth events.

 

An ABRA registered equine/youth combination will be advanced to the Youth Register of Merit when they have won at least ten (10) points in any one(1) youth approved class.

ABRA YOUTH SUPERIOR EVENT AWARD

The title of ABRA Superior Youth Award will be awarded to any ABRA Registered equine/ youth which have earned fifty (50) or more points in any one (1) event from the approved youth events.

 

(An equine/youth combination may receive this title for each separate youth event in which it has earned fifty (50) points).

ABRA YOUTH SUPREME CHAMPION

The term or title of ABRA Youth Supreme Champion is hereby, from this date and in the future, reserved by the said association for its express use and awarded to individual mares and geldings which meet the requirements set out in the following sections.

 

At such time as any equine qualifies on points won for the Youth Supreme Champion award, the records of said equine will be submitted to the secretary for his/her approval.

 

The title ABRA Youth Supreme Champion will be awarded to any Youth/ABRA registered equine combination which has earned one hundred forty-five (145) points in six (6) or more shows under six (6) or more different judges.

  • Fifteen (15) points must be earned in a Youth halter class.

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  • One (1) Superior Award in a Youth Performance event.

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  • A minimum of eight (8) ROMs from the approved Youth classes in 5 of the 8 categories.

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  • The remaining points may be earned in any approved Youth event.

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Points are to be compiled on a one equine/one youth combination and awarded on the same basis used in adult classes.

 

Points are not transferable. When an equine is sold, the new owner must qualify for awards on a new equine- youth basis, points are not transferable.

ABRA YOUTH VERSATILITY AWARD

The title ABRA Youth Performance Versatility Award will be awarded and certificate prepared when a youth/equine combination have won a minimum of eight (8) Register of Merits in 5 of eight  (8) youth performance categories with a Superior Award earned in one (1) youth event.

 

Youth halter mare and halter gelding classes are not included in this award.

 

Points are not transferable.

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