2014 NWCC YEAR END AWARD RULES

GENERAL RULES AND POINTS TABLULATION: ALL DIVISIONS

  1. All horses must be registered with APHA, exception: weanlings may have work order # or registration #.
  2. All APHA rules will be observed, unless otherwise stipulated.
  3. All owners/lessees of above horses must be in good standing with APHA and all NWCC member clubs.  Any owner/lessee who has any fees outstanding with any NWCC member club (or the Zone One show) at the end of the point challenge period shall be ineligible for NWCC year end awards.
  4. All horses must be owned and/or leased by a member of an NWCC Member Club, exception leadline (see rule 8). This includes all youth and amateur riders/exhibitors (per APHA rules). NOTE: If the horse is owned by a family member, both the exhibitor and the owner MUST be a member of an NWCC member club. The NWCC club membership for the owner MUST be the same as on the registration papers. Example: if the horse is owned by John & Mary Doe then there must be a club membership for BOTH John & Mary Doe. NO EXCEPTIONS! A youth may be part of a Family Membership but must be listed on the membership list. Adult children (19 years and over) do not qualify under a Family club membership for NWCC. Membership to a youth only club does not constitute membership for NWCC purposes. An Amateur exhibitor may be part of an Adult Family membership (eg: husband & wife or adult with kids under 18).
  5. A fully paid current membership is required before points will be tabulated. Please Note: Points earned prior to membership will not be counted. Exhibitors have 10 days after the conclusion of an NWCC approved show to join an NWCC approved club for those show points to count towards NWCC year end awards. Exception leadline – see rule 8.
  6. One horse / One rider combination in all Youth & Amateur classes (exception Leadline: points will accumulate on the rider only regardless of the horse they ride).
  7. It shall be the responsibility of each NWCC Member Club Secretary to provide the NWCC Pointskeeper and NWCC Secretary with accurate membership lists, including dates joined, for point tabulation. Club membership lists must be emailed to NWCC Pointskeeper and NWCC Secretary by March 1st of each year and updated monthly as new members join or information changes. All Family, Ranch & Company memberships to be listed with exact names of members.
  8. An individual’s NWCC points will not be tracked until the NWCC Pointskeeper has received a completed declaration form with an attached copy of the horse’s APHA papers. Declaration forms and a copy of horse’s registration papers must be RECEIVED by the Pointskeeper before the first show or within 10 days of the show you want to count for year-end awards. LEADLINE RULES: a declaration form is not required nor is membership in an NWCC club. All leadline points will be tabulated and all participants, regardless of number of points, will receive a certificate of recognition at the NWCC banquet.
  9. The show season will last from November 1st through October 31st each year.
  10. The year end awards shall be determined by using 100% of all available NWCC judges, in that particular class, again for 2014. No duplicate judges to be counted unless an emergency approval is granted by the NWCC Board. Such approval needs to be submitted to the NWCC Secretary within 7 days of the show.
  11.  Awards to be given in all qualified classes. A horse (open classes) or exhibitor (youth & amateur classes) must accumulate a minimum of 25 NWCC Points in a class and participate in at least four (4) shows in the class for an award to be given. If a class is not offered at four (4) shows, the winner(s) must have participated in that class at all available shows. Exception weanling halter classes – a minimum of 10 NWCC points must be accumulated. Points will be calculated using the chart at the end of the rules.
  12. TIES: Ties will be broken in the following manner: The horse and/or exhibitor accumulating equal points but showing the least number of times will receive the award. If this is equal, the horse that places over the other horse the greatest number of times will be declared the winner.
  13. Points will be given in All Age & Combined Classes according to APHA Rules with the NWCC Point system.

ADDITIONAL RULES: YOUTH, NOVICE AND AMATEUR

  1. All of the above rules apply.
  2. Youth’s age is determined by the age at the first (1st) of January of the show year.
  3. Points will be tabulated on one horse / one rider combination (exception Leadline – see above rules). The same horse may be used by more than one youth, novice or amateur but not in conflict with APHA rule YP-080.F or AM-085.E.
  4. Ownership by Youth, Novice & Amateur is required as per APHA Rules.

HIGH POINT TABULATION:
High Point Awards will be issued in the following divisions:  Jr., Sr., Green, Solid Paint Bred, Classic Amateur, Masters Amateur, Solid Bred Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth 13 & Under, Youth 14-18, Youth Solid Bred, Novice Youth, Walk/Trot Youth, Walk/Trot Amateur, Halter Mares, Halter Geldings, & Halter Stallions.

Youth, Novice and Amateur Divisions require points to be earned in a minimum of three (3)
performance classes of two (2) different APHA Categories, with a minimum of 5 NWCC points
earned in each of the different APHA categories.
Must also participate in at least one class within your division at four (4) NWCC approved shows.

Junior, Senior, Solid Paint Bred & Green Performance require points to be earned in a minimum of three (3) performance classes of two (2) different APHA Categories, with a minimum of 5 NWCC points earned in each of the different APHA categories (Halter not counted for these Performance high points). Must also participate in at least one class within your division at four (4) NWCC approved shows.

High Point All-Around and Reserve All-Around must earn a minimum of ten (10) NWCC open halter points, a minimum of ten (10) NWCC points in three (3) open performance classes in two (2) APHA
categories, plus a minimum of five (5) NWCC points in an additional APHA category to qualify.
Must also participate in at least one open class at four (4) NWCC approved shows. No Youth or Amateur classes to count.

For the Overall High Point Halter Champion in each sex division, must earn a minimum of twenty-five (25) points and participate in at least four (4) shows. No youth or amateur classes to count. Grand Champion will receive 2 points plus the difference in the number of points between their class and the winner of the largest class in their sex division. Reserve Champion will receive 1 point plus the difference in the number of points between their class and the winner of the largest class in their sex
division. These points will be combined with the individual class placings. (This rule follows
APHA rules but uses NWCC point system).

POINT SYSTEM
1. Both Performance and Halter Points will be awarded according to the following chart.
2. Stallions that are gelded during the show year will not carry the points to the Gelding Division

NUMBER OF RIDERS OR EXHIBITORS In A Class
 
1
2
3
4
5
6-8
9-11
12-14
15-17
18+
FIRST
1
2
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
SECOND
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
THIRD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
FOURTH
1
2
3
3
4
5
6
FIFTH
1
2
2
2
3
4
SIXTH
1
1
1
1
2
Seventh NO POINTS AWARDED FOR SEVENTH PLACE
 

NOTE: CURRENT YEAR CLUB MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PAID & DECLARATION FORM RECEIVED BEFORE POINTS CAN BE ACCUMULATED

Challenges to or questions about the NWCC points must be made to the NWCC Board no later than 14 days after the final points are posted at the end of the year. The NWCC Board reserves the right to decide all challenges or questions.

ALL NWCC AWARDS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE BANQUET UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. FORFEITED AWARDS WILL BE REUSED OR DONATED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE NWCC BOARD.

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