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ASHAM Annual High Point Awards Offered

Five-Gaited, Open

Five-Gaited, Amateur

Five-Gaited, Jr. Exhibitor

Three-Gaited, Open

Three-Gaited, Amateur

Three-Gaited, Jr. Exhibitor

Fine Harness, Open

Fine Harness, Amateur

Three-Gaited Park, Open

Three-Gaited Park, Amateur

COTB Open English Pleasure

COTB Saddleseat Jr. Ex.

COTB Hunter Pleasure

COTB Western Pleasure

Open Parade Horse

Three-Gaited Show Pleasure, Adult

Three-Gaited Show Pleasure, Jr. Exhibitor

Five Gaited Show Pleasure

Show Pleasure Driving

Three-Gaited Country Pleasure, Adult

Three-Gaited Country Pleasure, Jr. Exhibitor

Country Pleasure Driving

ASB Hunter Country Pleasure , Adult

ASB Hunter Country Pleasure, Jr. Exhibitor

ASB Western Country Pleasure

Lead Line Equitation

Walk/Trot Equitation, Any Seat

Saddleseat Equitation, 13 & Under

Saddleseat Equitation, 14-17

Hackney Pleasure Pony Driving

Hackney Roadster Pony Driving


Rules Governing Scoring For High Point Awards


The basic premise of the point system requires that all exhibitors competing for a given championship be afforded an equal opportunity to show. Classes which do not meet requirement will not count.

1. To receive an ASHAM High Point award, the owner of the horse or the equitation rider must be a member of ASHAM in good standing prior to any show in which points are received.

2. Every high point division will have a champion and a reserve champion. If no one achieves the high point, no award is given.

3. In order to win a high point, one must compete at three qualifying high point shows, one of which must be in the state of Michigan.

4. The contestant accumulating the most points by November 1 of the current show year will be the champion. The contestant accumulating the second most points by November 1 of the current year will be the reserve champion. If there is a tie, the award will be given to the contestant who won more blue ribbons that year. If this fails to break the tie, the award will be given to the contestant who earned the most points at shows in the state of Michigan.

5. All qualifying classes count for single points. All championship classes count for double points. If a championship is a combination of two different high point divisions (ex: country pleasure championship) points are divided to respective high point divisions (ex: junior exhibitor ocuntry pleasure and amateur country pleasure).

Point table:                   

Placing:                         1st             2nd          3rd             4th           5th            6th

Regular Points:            10              8              6                 4               2                1

Double Points:             20             16             12               8               4                2

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