OPEN SHOW PROGRAM

Do you show at open shows? 
IQHA has an award program for you!
Members of IQHA can show at their local favorite open shows, fill out a form showing their placings, and submit the form for a chance at year end awards. Take a look at the guidelines below.
The links below are provided for a printable copy of the guidelines and point calculations, as well as a printable submission form.


Open Show Points     Open Show Guidelines     Open Show Point Form


DOWNLOAD 2016 OPEN SHOW POINTS
Please note that: Winners are highlighted.






GUIDELINES

This program is designed for our IQHA members to have other opportunities to achieve recognition with IQHA. An Open Show is defined as a show (not singular classes within a show) which is open to horses of all breeds and of all colors. This includes 4-H/FFA Fairs, Saddle Club Shows, Ranch Horse Association Shows, Open shows, etc. Approved Breed shows, (with classes for Quarter Horses) including Palomino, Buckskin, Paint & Pinto, etc. are excluded.
1. All shows must be held within the geographical boundaries of Illinois.
2. Horse must be a registered Quarter Horse.
3. Horse does NOT have to be owned by the exhibitor to participate.
4. Exhibitor must be a current IQHA member prior to the show dates. A family membership entitles all family members to participate in the Open Show Program.
5. Points are awarded per horse/exhibitor team.
6. There is no nomination fee, but a fee of $1 per horse/ exhibitor team per show will be charged. Participants should send in $1 with the point form. No tabs will be allowed.
7. For 2016 the point year will run from Jan. 1st to Oct. 31st. Points will not carry over from year to year.
8. Participants should send in point forms within 30 days of the show date. A showbill from the show should accompany the point form. Only points sent on the official point form will be counted.
9. No maximum number of points at a single show.
10. Any show that is double judged counts as 2 separate shows, with 2 sets of points. Submit 2 forms, one for each show/judge.
11. Champion and Reserve Champion Halter classes also count. Two points are awarded for each Grand Championship and one point is awarded for each Reserve Championship in the Halter classes.
12. A minimum of 15 points must be earned in a division in order to qualify for a year end award.
13. The ages of youth are based on ages as of January 1.

 DIVISIONS

1. Small fry (9 & under as of Jan. 1st of the year) Eligible classes: 9 & under halter/showmanship, walk only, walk-trot, leadline or any class not requiring a canter. Participants may not enter other divisions.
2. Youth halter/showmanship (18 & under) Eligible classes: any halter or showmanship.
3. Youth western performance (18 & under) Eligible classes: western pleasure &/or horsemanship, bareback pleasure &/or horsemanship, trail, reining, western riding, egg & spoon.
4. Youth hunt seat performance (18 & under) Eligible classes: hunt seat pleasure, English pleasure, equitation, hunter hack, fence classes, equitation over fences, bareback pleasure equitation, egg & spoon.
5. Youth speed performance (18 & under) Eligible classes: any barrels, poles, stake race, flags, keyhole, roping, team penning, or any timed event.
6. Adult halter/showmanship (19 & over) Eligible classes: any halter or showmanship.
7. Adult western performance (19 & over) Eligible classes: western pleasure &/or horsemanship, bareback pleasure &/or horsemanship, trail, reining, western riding, egg & spoon.
8. Adult hunt seat performance (19 & over) Eligible classes: hunt seat pleasure, English pleasure, equitation, hunter hack, fence classes, equitation over fences, bareback pleasure equitation, egg & spoon.
9. Adult speed performance (19 & over) Eligible classes: any barrels, poles, stake race, flags, keyhole, roping, team penning, ranch sorting or any timed event.
10. Dressage (All ages) points based on percentage received.
  • 70 plus test score = 6 points
  • 65-69 test score = 5 points
  • 60-64 test score = 4 points
  • 55-59 test score = 3 points
  • 50-54 test score = 2 points
  • 45-49 test score = 1 points
    11. Driving (All ages)

    *** Any classes classified as "fun classes" i.e. egg and spoon, ride-a-buck, etc. do not count towards points.




  • Questions: contact Kandi Lane at 217-849-5233 or email: reininlane@gmail.com
    Illinois Quarter Horse Association, PO Box 7, Ashmore, IL 61912