SHW803. ALL-AROUND - OPEN, AMATEUR, SELECT AMATEUR, YOUTH - a trophy will be awarded in the open, amateur, select amateur classes and/or youth division to any horse earning the title of all-around the first time it earns the all-around title under the current record ownership. If that horse earns another all-around title in another division - open, amateur, select amateur classes and/or youth - the owner may purchase a similar trophy if the show does not award it. The trophy will be awarded to the highest scoring stallion (except in the youth division where stallions are prohibited unless otherwise allowed), mare or gelding in events in shows approved by AQHA. Once the first-time complimentary trophy has been awarded, AQHA will subsequently award specially designed certificates to any horse earning the title of all-around or reserve all-around each time the title is earned in each division - open, amateur, select amateur classes and/or youth.
SHW803.1 For the open all-around trophy to be awarded, the show must meet the requirement of a minimum of five halter classes for stallions, five halter classes for mares, five halter classes for geldings and one performance class.
SHW803.2 For the youth all-around trophy to be awarded, four approved youth performance events must be offered whether the youth show is conducted separately or in conjunction with approved AQHA shows for exhibitors of all ages and/or amateur shows.
SHW803.3 For the amateur all-around trophy to be awarded, four approved amateur performance events offered whether the amateur show is conducted separately or in conjunction with approved AQHA shows for exhibitors of all ages and/or youth shows.
SHW803.4 Only Select classes count for earning a Select all-around trophy. Should the Select class be combined with the amateur all age class, the points earned by the Select will count toward their all-around eligibility as a Select.
SHW803.5 To be eligible for all-around honors, a horse in the open division, amateur in the amateur division, select amateur in the Select amateur classes or youth in the youth division must compete in at least three AQHA-approved events in one division - open, amateur, Select amateur classes or youth - in three or more categories.
Working Cow Horse
Cowboy Mounted Shooting
2-Year-Old Western Pleasure*
Hunter Under Saddle
Dally Team Roping-Heading
Dally Team Roping-Heeling
||Showmanship at Halter
Hunt Seat Equitation
Equitation Over Fences
||Versatility Ranch Horse
Ranch Conformation (youth)
* Open division only
** Open and amateur divisions only
****Amateur and youth divisions only
SHW803.6 The winner of the all-around award is determined by adding points earned by each horse in the open division, or contestant/horse in amateur, Select amateur and youth in every approved class in which it placed in the top nine. The horse in the open division, or contestant/horse in amateur, Select amateur and youth, having competed in at least three of the approved events in three or more categories and earning the greatest number of points shall be awarded the all-around trophy.
SHW803.7 Green western riding, green trail, green working hunter, green jumping, green western pleasure, green hunter under saddle and boxing points do not count toward the all-around trophy.
SHW803.8 SCORING. Horses competing in performance in the open division, or contestants in the youth, amateur or select amateur class division, placing in the top nine will be given one credit for each horse or contestant placing below them, plus one credit not to exceed nine credits for first place. EXAMPLE: In a class of nine or more horses, the first-place horse receives nine credits, second place eight credits, and so on through ninth place. In halter competition, horses in the open division, or contestants in the youth or amateur division, placing in the top nine, in divisions of five or more entries, will be given one credit more toward the all-around than any other entry one year old or older up to a maximum of nine credits if selected as grand champion of its sex division. In divisions of three to four entries the grand champion will receive 1/2 more credit than any other entry one year old or older up to a maximum of nine credits. Likewise, if applicable, the reserve champion will receive as many credits as any other entry one year old or older in its sex division except for grand champion.
SHW803.8.1 No credits are to be awarded to a disqualified horse or contestant regardless of the number in the class. However, when less than nine are placed, even though more than nine entered the class, credits will be awarded on the basis of the number exhibited in the class.
SHW803.9 TIES the horse in the open, amateur, youth or Select division, respectively, will be declared the all-around which:
SHW803.9.1 Earned credits in the greatest number of events
SHW803.9.2 The horse or contestant winning over the greatest number of horses
SHW803.9.3 Earned the most credits in performance events.