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 OPEN POINTS

ALL AMATEUR POINTS including Select & Novice

ALL YOUTH POINTS including Novice

                             
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MEMBERSHIP IN LQHA
1. The show year of the LQHA January 1 through December 31.
2. In the Open Division, for points to count, membership in
the LQHA should be the same as the recorded owner(s) with AQHA.
There are no joint memberships. If AQHA papers show more than
one person owning a horse then all owners must be LQHA members. 
In the Amateur and Youth Divisions, for points to count, membership 
in LQHA is required for the exhibitor only; however, all AQHA 
rules regarding eligibility for exhibition must be followed.
POINT SYSTEM & AWARDS
To be eligible for a year end award in the Open, Youth, or
Amateur divisions a person must be a member of the LQHA. If
membership dues are paid by by March 1 or the annual convention,
whichever is later, all points earned during the current LQHA 
show year will be counted towards Year-To-Date points. Anyone 
joining LQHA after the annual awards banquet, will only be 
eligible to accumulate points at LQHA-approved shows held
after payment of membership dues.

ALL AROUND AWARDS
At the discretion of the Board of Directors, awards
 will be given as follows:
NOTE: Exhibitor must be a Louisiana resident & LQHA member 
in order to win High Point All Around Awards in any division.
a. Overall High Point Halter Stallion – stallion with the 
highest number of points in its division regardless of age 
(Open/Amateur Division)
b. Overall High Point Halter Mare – mare with the highest
number of points in its division regardless of age
(Open/Amateur/Youth)
c. Overall High Point Halter Gelding – gelding with
the highest number of points in its division regardless 
of age (Open/Amateur/Youth)
d. High Point All-Around – horse/rider combination with the
highest number of points in its division; must have competed 
in halter and at least two (2) performance categories listed 
in the AQHA Official Handbook Rule 417 ( c) with a minimum of
eight (8) points in the lowest category. (Open/Amateur/Youth 13
& Under & Youth 14 & Over)
e. Reserve All-Around – horse/rider combination with the
second highest number of points in its division; must have 
competed in halter and at least two (2) performance categories
listed in the AQHA Official Handbook Rule 418 ( c) with a 
minimum of eight (8) points in the lowest category. 
(Open/Amateur/Youth 13 & Under & Youth 14 & Over)
f. High Point Youth Speed Horse – horse/rider combination with 
the highest number of combined points in barrels, poles and 
stakes (One winner from both Youth divisions)
g. Reserve High Point Youth Speed Horse –
 horse/rider combination with the highest number of
 combined points in barrels, poles and stakes (One winner 
from both Youth divisions)
h. High Point Individual – horse/exhibitor with the greatest
 number of points in a class with a minimum of eight (8) 
points in the class (Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth 13 &
 Under, Youth 14 & Over and Novice Youth) (Open points are on
 the horse)
i. Reserve Point Individual – horse/exhibitor with
 the second highest number of points in a class (Amateur, 
Novice Amateur, Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14 & Over, Novice Youth)
 (Open points are on the horse)
j. Novice Performance High Point - horse/rider combination 
with the highest number of points in its division; must have 
competed in at least two (2) performance categories listed in 
the AQHA Official Handbook Rule 417 ( c) (Novice Amateur and Novice Youth)
k. Novice Performance Reserve - horse/rider combination with
 the second highest number of points in its division; must have
 competed in at least two (2) performance categories listed in the
 AQHA Official Handbook Rule 417 (c) (Novice Amateur and Novice Youth)
l. Novice Amateur Rookie of the Year – horse/rider combination 
with the highest number of points
m. Novice Youth Rookie of the Year – horse/rider combination with 
the highest number of points in all Novice Youth events; exhibitor
 must be a first-year member (Novice Youth)

CATEGORIES

CATEGORY I
Halter
CATEGORY II
Reining
Boxing
Working Cow Horse
Western Riding
Ranch Riding
Trail
CATEGORY III
Team Penning
Barrel Racing
Pole Bending
Stake Racing
CATEGORY IV
Jumping
Working Hunter
Hunter Hack
CATEGORY V
Western Pleasure
2-Yr-Old Western Pleasure
Hunter Under Saddle
Pleasure Driving
CATEGORY VI
Calf Roping
Breakaway Roping
Dally Team Roping-Heading
Dally Team Roping-Heeling
Cutting
CATEGORY VII
Showmanship At Halter
Western Horsemanship
Hunt Seat Equitation
Equitation Over Fence

Any awards not claimed 90 days after the awards banquet will 
become property of LQHA and the recipient relinquishes ownership of that award