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ASHA High Point Awards Program
The ASHA High Point Awards Program was initiated in 2011 after considerable thought and effort by the Charter Club Council, comprised of volunteers from across the country who represent a broad spectrum of equestrian disciplines.
The High Point Awards Program recognizes competition achievements by registered American Saddlebreds and Half-Saddlebreds in a wide range of categories and disciplines, at all levels, not only in the “traditional” Saddlebred show ring, but also in open breed competition (such as open English pleasure, etc.) and sport horse disciplines. The two highest placing horses owned by active ASHA members in each category are named High Point Champion and Reserve Champion. The program also awards High Point winners in 12 regions and Europe. The specific categories awarded in each region vary depending on regional availability and participation.
The program year runs from December 1 to November 30.
Competitions are segregated into three categories based on length (1-day, 2-day, 3-day or longer) with points assigned on a sliding scale (e.g. there is a multiplier for points from 2-day and 3-day competitions). Scoring is done separately for sport horse disciplines.
There is no enrollment required for the program. Every horse that has competition results entered into the ASHA database (or submitted separately to the ASHA) is automatically eligible for consideration as long as its owner and exhibitor are active ASHA competing members.
Beginning with the 2019 competition year - Owners, riders, drivers, handlers and trainers of American Saddlebred horses showing at USEF licensed competitions, who are not current ASHA competing members, will be required to become a competing member within 30 days after receiving a notice from ASHA. After 30 days, the show records (including points for KSF/WCHS Qualifying, CH, CH-EQ, National Pleasure, and ASHA High Point) of American Saddlebred horses whose owner, rider, driver, handler &/or trainer that have not joined ASHA, will be removed from ASHA records and the website.
All competitions must be recorded with the ASHA in order for exhibitors to earn points for the ASHA High Point Awards. This form must be received by the ASHA at least 2 weeks prior to your show’s dates (the earlier the better). Results MUST be submitted to the ASHA within ten (10) days of the last day of the competition in order to qualify for the High Point Program..
Please review the full rules and program guidelines, and FAQ, for more information:
- American Saddlebred High Point Rules
- Half-American Saddlebred High Point Rules
- Map and Region Listings
High Point Award Past Winners:
- 2017 High Point Winners
- 2016 - National and Regional, Half-Saddlebreds, and Sport Horses (download file)
- 2016 High Point Winners (listings)
- 2015 - National and Regional, Half-Saddlebreds, and Sport Horses (download file)
- 2015 High Point Winners (listings)
- 2014 - National and Regional, Half-Saddlebreds, and Sport Horses (download file)
- 2013 - National and Regional (download file)
- 2012 - National and Regional (download file)
- 2011 - National and Regional (download file)
Questions about the High Point Awards Program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.