Reserve Champion is the horse with the second highest number of points.
Non-competitor Awards (Must be nominated by Region 4 Board of Directors)
James Ray Singletary – Donated by Roy Sterling. Overall high point horsemanship regardless of division, weight or age class. Riders in each division with highest number of horsemanship points.
High Point Arabian Horse and Horsemanship – Donated by Joan Richardson. Highest total of horse and horsemanship points for horse/rider pair regardless of division, weight or age class. Horse must be registered full Arabian.
Grand Champion High Average Horse – High average score of horse regardless of class, division or rider. The horse must compete in six “A” rides minimum in the given year. Only the FIRST six Region 4 “A” rides will count toward the high average. The average score will be calculated by dividing the horse’s score at each ride by the highest horse score of that ride (regardless of class or division – the highest of the sweepstakes and CP scores) and averaging these percentages for the first six rides the horse enters. A pull means a zero is averaged in. This is purely a horse award and all of the first six “A” rides within Region 4 that the horse starts (regardless of rider, class, division, or owner) count. Any horse, regardless of rider or owner, that wins the award three times shall retire the trophy. Retired in by Jonni Jewel in 2013. A new trophy donated by Jean Green and Charlie DeArmond in 2014. (description edited in 2018 to include only “A” rides.)
Grand Champion Open Horse Sweepstakes – Donated by Michele and Danny Glover. Horse with highest number of points in the Open Division out of Lightweight, Heavyweight and Junior classes.
High Point Open Horse and Horsemanship – Donated by Pam and Greg Smith. Highest total of horse plus horsemanship points for horse/rider pair in Open division out of Lightweight, Heavyweight and Junior classes.
Novice Horse of the Year – Donated by Darlene Wallace. Highest number of horse points in Novice Division out of Lightweight, Heavyweight and Junior. Restricted to horse in its first year of competition.
High Point Novice Horse and Horsemanship – Donated by Ted and Barbara Dean. Highest total points of horse and horsemanship for horse/rider pair in Novice Division out of Lightweight, Heavyweight and Junior classes. Only points earned by same horse and rider count.
CP Horse of the Year –Donated by Deanne Prusak. Highest number of horse points in Competitive Pleasure Division regardless of rider.
High Point CP Horse and Horsemanship – Donated by Rene (Stevens) Davis. Highest total points of horse and horsemanship for horse/rider pair in Competitive Pleasure Division.
Sharon Rubley Memorial Trophy – Donated by Don Rubley. Highest horsemanship points for Junior rider out of Open Junior, CP junior and Novice Junior.
Overall Junior Horse – Donated by Sue Singletary and Shirley Parker. Highest number of points for horse ridden by a Junior out of Open, CP and Novice Junior Divisions.
High Point Junior Horse and Horsemanship – Donated by Horsemasters E.T.C. Highest total points of horse and horsemanship for horse/rider pair out of Open, CP and Novice Junior Divisions.
Worker of the Year – Donated by Leonard Smith, DVM. Worker with highest number of worker hours for Region 4. If winner declines, will go to worker with next highest number of hours.
Rookie Horse of the Year (2015) – The award is funded/sponsored by Marilyn Bivens, Kate Love, & Kimberly Murphy (R4 Members).
“Rookie Horse of the Year” award is intended to recognize the achievements of those horses that begin their NATRC career in either the Competitive Pleasure or Open Divisions and do not ever compete in the Novice Division.
A horse may compete in CP and/or Open in its first competition year. All points earned by the horse in either of those two divisions will be counted towards the Rookie Horse of the Year award.
(National High Point Horse, Ride Limit Remains at 16 Starts)
2004 Swiss Mocha Grade Paula Riley
2006 Diamond’s Sassy Stockings Missouri Fox Trotter James Keene
2007 Diamond’s Sassy Stockings Missouri Fox Trotter James Keene
2009 Marquisesmischief Arabian Jonni Jewell
2017 Tezuby Arabian Jonni Jewell
2019 Giacomo ½ Arabian Fran Muench
2021 Bantam Z Arabian Cynthia Mettes
2022 TA Kaiser+/ Arabian Deanne Prusak
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