The year-end awards points standings after horse show #8 have been posted under “Standings“.
Points are calculated according to rule 9. CCHA class points: “One point for winning class plus one point for each horse defeated. No points are awarded if the total score is zero, but the show counts toward meeting minimum requirement of competing in one-half of the shows to qualify for year-end awards.” For example: 3 horses shown and all earning non zero scores, first place 3 points, second place 1 point, third place 0 points; 5 horses shown and 3 earning non zero scores, first place 5, second place 3, third place 2, fourth place 0, fifth place 0; 4 horses shown and earning non zero scores, second and third place tied, first place 4, second place 1.5, third place 1.5, fourth place 0.
“NS” denotes zero score.
“Provisionally Qualified” denotes open horses and non pro horse and rider combinations currently meeting the minimum requirements to qualify for year end performance awards based on the number of shows held to date and according to rule 10. Year-end performance awards: “…must meet the minimum requirements of competing in one-half of the shows and earning at least one non-zero score.” These provisional qualifications give owners and exhibitors a prediction during the show year of their chances of being qualified at the end of the show year based on the number of shows and their placings to date. As the show year progresses, especially after half of the shows are completed, it should start to become more clear which classes will be certain or likely to receive champion saddles. Those actually qualified will be determined by the standings after the final show of the year.
After horse show #8 the non pro junior horse, open boxing, youth limited, non pro limited, intermediate non pro limited and novice non pro limited classes provisionally meet the requirement of seven or more qualified entries to receive a trophy saddle for first place and a trophy buckle for second place. The non pro junior horse, open boxing, non pro limited and intermediate non pro limited classes have 8, 11, 7 and 8 entries respectively with 5 or more shows and at least 1 score insuring that saddles will be awarded to the champions in those 4 classes.
In the non pro junior horse Mario Ghilotti and his Got This have widened their lead to 5.0 points over Stacy Duesterhaus and her ISR The Last Won with 8 qualified entries. In the open boxing Sally Rome’s Bet On The Come ridden by Tish Wilhite has an 8.5 point lead over Shauna Beal and her Hadley Smart with 11 qualified entries. In the youth limited Kylie Haskins and her Pepe Le Wright have a 7.5 point lead over Emery Pura and her Smart Teena Cash with 7 provisionally qualified entries. In the non pro limited Paula Francis and her Roosters Zack have widened their lead to 4.0 points over Kristy Johnson and her Lenas Gun A Smokum with 7 qualified entries. In the intermediate non pro limited Paula Francis and her Roosters Zack have widened their lead to 23.0 points over Sonya Oppedyk and her Spoonful Playmate II with 8 qualified entries. In the novice non pro limited Sonya Oppedyk and her Spoonful Playmate II have widened their lead to 24.0 points with Christina Ruddy and her Wise Bass Cat moving into second with 7 provisionally qualified entries. With 2 shows remaining the non pro junior horse, open boxing, youth limited and non pro limited classes are still too close to call while the intermediate non pro limited and novice non pro limited look like a lock barring a big turnout and an upset at shows #8 and #9.