ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
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ARIZONA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION  Year End Rules  The Arizona Reining Horse Association (AzRHA) is an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), and is therefore governed by NRHA Rules and Regulations. RIDERS AND ALL OWNERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE ARIZONA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION (AzRHA) PRIOR TO SHOWING TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE POINTS. AzRHA MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO SHOWING FOR POINTS TO COUNT. IT IS THE RIDER’S AND OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM MEMBERSHIP WITH THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (NOT THE SHOW SECRETARY). POINTS WILL NOT BE AWARDED RETROACTIVELY. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GIVEN. The number of shows or classes varies each year…. To be eligible for Year End Awards, Rider/Horse combinations must show in more than half of these shows and/or classes.  To clarify, if there are six to seven shows in a year, Riders must show in at least four (4) shows in the same class for the entire year to be eligible to receive AzRHA Year End Awards for that class.  For example, if a rider is going to be eligible for a Rookie Level 1 AzRHA Year End Award, (s)he must show in the Rookie Level 1 class in at least four (4) AzRHA shows during the calendar year.  If there are eight shows in a calendar year, the Rider/Horse combo must show in at least five shows in the same class for the entire year… and so on… The Rider/Horse combo must show in MORE THAN HALF of the shows and/or classes. AzRHA Points will be awarded on a “one-horse/one-rider combination” in the Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro, Limited Non-Pro, Arab Non Pro, Novice Horse Non-Pro 1, Novice Horse Non-Pro 2, Prime Time Non-Pro, Rookie 1, Rookie 2, Prime Time Rookie, Green Reiner Level 1, Green Reiner Level 2, and ALL Youth classes. The rider and owner(s) of the horse must be AzRHA members for points to apply and be eligible for AzRHA Year End Awards. AzRHA Points will be awarded to the "horse" in Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open, Rookie Professional, Arab Open, Prime Time Open, Novice Horse Open 1, and Novice Horse Open 2 classes. AzRHA Year End Awards will be presented to the owner(s) of record at the completion of the award year. All owner(s) and rider(s) must be members of AzRHA to be eligible for Year End Awards. TIEBREAKERS: In the event of a tie in any class or division, the tiebreaker will be the rider/horse that competed in the largest number of AzRHA judged shows (schooling shows not included). If there is still a tie, the rider with the higher number of points at the most recent show will be the winner. If there is still a tie, the rider with the higher points at the second most recent show will be the winner, etc. POINT CALCULATIONS:   The number of horses to be used for point calculation shall only be the horses that are actually competing in said class; this excludes horses that were entered but then scratched from the Competition.  In accordance with current NRHA Affiliate Guidelines regarding point calculations, all classes will receive a number of points based on the number of entries actually shown in the class. EXAMPLE: If there are 30 horses shown in a class, 1st place will receive 30 points, 2nd place will receive 29 points, 3rd place 28 points and so on. Exhibitors with a score of zero "0" will not receive any points, but will receive credit for showing in the class. This point system is consistent with NRHA Affiliate Guidelines used for the Regional Affiliate Finals qualifications in all divisions (not NRHA Year End Awards). Exhibitors who score a “0” (zero) are ineligible to receive points; however, this does not alter the scale of points for placing, and the exhibitor will receive credit for showing in the class. Exhibitors with a "no score" are ineligible to receive points, however, this does not alter the scale of points for placing, and they will NOT receive credit for showing in the class. EXAMPLE: If 10 horses have entered a class and 5 of the horses score a zero “0”, the five exhibitors with a zero “0” will not receive points. The remaining exhibitors will receive points based on the appropriate scale (see above point calculation description). Ties that occur during a show will be divided by adding up the available points and dividing them by the number of competitors involved in the tie. As a general example, in a show that would award 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 for 3rd and so on… EXAMPLE: If two people tie for 2nd; the points for 2nd and 3rd will be added (9+8=17) and divided by two, resulting in 8.5 points per competitor. EXAMPLE: If three people tie for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the scenario listed above, the points for those three places will be added together (9+8+7=24) and divided by three, resulting in 8 points per competitor. These Year End Rules also apply to any show circuit awards offered at a show.  Points are calculated using this system and Tie Breakers will go to the rider with the highest placing, points or score in the second slate of classes. SEE THE FOLLOWING PAGES FOR THE RULES AND CONDITIONS FOR OUR NEWEST AzRHA INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. If any of the rules and/or conditions above are unclear, please contact us at AzRHACommunications@gmail.com or speak to any member of the AzRHA Board of Directors.  Please note….  It is the rider’s responsibility to understand these rules when planning to run for a year end award or any of the incentive programs listed above.        
ARIZONA REININGHORSE ASSOCIATION
©Copyright 2015 Arizona Reining Horse Association. All rights reserved
ARIZONA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION Year End Rules  The Arizona Reining Horse Association (AzRHA) is an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), and is therefore governed by NRHA Rules and Regulations. RIDERS AND ALL OWNERS MUST BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE ARIZONA REINING HORSE ASSOCIATION (AzRHA) PRIOR TO SHOWING TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE POINTS. AzRHA MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO SHOWING FOR POINTS TO COUNT. IT IS THE RIDER’S AND OWNER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM MEMBERSHIP WITH THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE (NOT THE SHOW SECRETARY). POINTS WILL NOT BE AWARDED RETROACTIVELY. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GIVEN. The number of shows or classes varies each year…. To be eligible for Year End Awards, Rider/Horse combinations must show in more than half of these shows and/or classes.  To clarify, if there are six to seven shows in a year, Riders must show in at least four (4) shows in the same class for the entire year to be eligible to receive AzRHA Year End Awards for that class.  For example, if a rider is going to be eligible for a Rookie Level 1 AzRHA Year End Award, (s)he must show in the Rookie Level 1 class in at least four (4) AzRHA shows during the calendar year.  If there are eight shows in a calendar year, the Rider/Horse combo must show in at least five shows in the same class for the entire year… and so on… The Rider/Horse combo must show in MORE THAN HALF of the shows and/or classes. AzRHA Points will be awarded on a “one-horse/one-rider combination” in the Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro, Limited Non-Pro, Arab Non Pro, Novice Horse Non-Pro 1, Novice Horse Non-Pro 2, Prime Time Non-Pro, Rookie 1, Rookie 2, Prime Time Rookie, Green Reiner Level 1, Green Reiner Level 2, and ALL Youth classes. The rider and owner(s) of the horse must be AzRHA members for points to apply and be eligible for AzRHA Year End Awards. AzRHA Points will be awarded to the "horse" in Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open, Rookie Professional, Arab Open, Prime Time Open, Novice Horse Open 1, and Novice Horse Open 2 classes. AzRHA Year End Awards will be presented to the owner(s) of record at the completion of the award year. All owner(s) and rider(s) must be members of AzRHA to be eligible for Year End Awards. TIEBREAKERS: In the event of a tie in any class or division, the tiebreaker will be the rider/horse that competed in the largest number of AzRHA judged shows (schooling shows not included). If there is still a tie, the rider with the higher number of points at the most recent show will be the winner. If there is still a tie, the rider with the higher points at the second most recent show will be the winner, etc. POINT CALCULATIONS:   The number of horses to be used for point calculation shall only be the horses that are actually competing in said class; this excludes horses that were entered but then scratched from the Competition.  In accordance with current NRHA Affiliate Guidelines regarding point calculations, all classes will receive a number of points based on the number of entries actually shown in the class. EXAMPLE: If there are 30 horses shown in a class, 1st place will receive 30 points, 2nd place will receive 29 points, 3rd place 28 points and so on. Exhibitors with a score of zero "0" will not receive any points, but will receive credit for showing in the class. This point system is consistent with NRHA Affiliate Guidelines used for the Regional Affiliate Finals qualifications in all divisions (not NRHA Year End Awards). Exhibitors who score a “0” (zero) are ineligible to receive points; however, this does not alter the scale of points for placing, and the exhibitor will receive credit for showing in the class. Exhibitors with a "no score" are ineligible to receive points, however, this does not alter the scale of points for placing, and they will NOT receive credit for showing in the class. EXAMPLE: If 10 horses have entered a class and 5 of the horses score a zero “0”, the five exhibitors with a zero “0” will not receive points. The remaining exhibitors will receive points based on the appropriate scale (see above point calculation description). Ties that occur during a show will be divided by adding up the available points and dividing them by the number of competitors involved in the tie. As a general example, in a show that would award 10 points for 1st, 9 points for 2nd, 8 for 3rd and so on… EXAMPLE: If two people tie for 2nd; the points for 2nd and 3rd will be added (9+8=17) and divided by two, resulting in 8.5 points per competitor. EXAMPLE: If three people tie for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the scenario listed above, the points for those three places will be added together (9+8+7=24) and divided by three, resulting in 8 points per competitor. These Year End Rules also apply to any show circuit awards offered at a show.  Points are calculated using this system and Tie Breakers will go to the rider with the highest placing, points or score in the second slate of classes. SEE THE FOLLOWING PAGES FOR THE RULES AND CONDITIONS FOR OUR NEWEST AzRHA INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. If any of the rules and/or conditions above are unclear, please contact us at AzRHACommunications@gmail.com or speak to any member of the AzRHA Board of Directors.  Please note….  It is the rider’s responsibility to understand these rules when planning to run for a year end award or any of the incentive programs listed above.