Youth Points and Awards
Youth receive points in English
and Western Showmanship, English Equitation--Hunt Seat, English
Equitation--Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat Equitation over Fences, Western
and Bareback Equitation, and Walk-Trot Equitation.
A Certificate Award is presented
for winning 25 points in any class; 50 points gives a red seal for
the certificate; 75 points a Silver Star; and 100 points a Gold
Star and Engraved Pin. Annual High Point Youth Awards are earned
by Youth who win the most National points in the previously listed
Youth Horse Points are tabulated
for the following classes: Youth Halter Mares or Geldings, English
Pleasure--Hunt Seat, English Pleasure--Saddle Seat, Hunter Hack,
Working Hunter, Jumper, Trail, Western Pleasure, Cutting, Steer
Daubing, Barrel Race, Rope Race, Calf Roping, Heading and Healing,
Breakaway Roping, and Native Dress. A Superior Horse Award Certificate
is awarded to the Youth Horse who has earned 50 points or more in
any one recognized Youth Horse Class. 100 points earns a Supreme
Youth Horse Award. Annual High Point Youth Horse Awards are named
and presented at the conclusion of all show points tabulated in
the respective Youth Horse Classes listed.
In addition, Youth may earn
additional awards in Youth Achievement Roll, Youth Achievement Award,
Youth Achievement Champion, and Youth Superior Achievement Champion.
For additional information regarding requirements for qualifying
for these awards, please feel free to contact the Appaloosa Horse
Club of Canada directly.
Scholarship Fund was established to perpetuate some deserving
youth's education. This scholarship is available to Appaloosa Horse
Club of Canada Youth members upon submission of an application,
available from the Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada office, and submission
of an essay to be judged by the Youth Committee.
The Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada
National Show is the highlight of the year where Appaloosa enthusiasts
compete for the coveted title National Champion.
The Youth Team Tournament
has become a very popular event for our Youth at the National Show,
held each year, in different locations across Canada. At each National
Show, teams of up to eight youth compete in the Youth Team Tournament
and Stall Decorating Competition, for which no entry fees are charged.
Youth learn what it takes to compete in a team effort and friendships
made last forever. We have been fortunate on several occasions to
have the Youth Team from Australia attend our National Show and
compete in the team tournament, enjoy their time in Canada and make
In November, the National
Convention and Annual Meeting is co-hosted by a regional club.
Each year the Appaloosa Horse
Club of Canada initiates the ApHCC National Trail Ride. If you enjoy
seeing the scenic beauty of Canada on horse back, and the fellowship
of other Appaloosa owners, the National Trail Ride is the event
Youth are eligible and encouraged
to participate in the Saddle Log Program. The Saddle Log Program
recognizes the need for personal achievement for the individual
who daily or weekly enjoys the benefits of companionship, physical
fitness, scenic beauty, and enjoyment of Nature's wonders, all derived
by riding in open and wilderness areas. For 100 hours of riding
time, a Saddle Log crest and 100 hour bar are awarded.
The Appaloosa, a quarterly
publication of the ApHCC, features our youth in a Youth Section.
Youth from across Canada are profiled, and articles and submissions
for this section are geared specifically to our youth. We have reporters
across Canada, including youth, who submit the material and information
for this Youth Section. The Appaloosa is included with the purchase
of an ApHCC membership, or is available by subscription.
Youth are invited to volunteer
to help with the Youth Committee and/or club reports for The Appaloosa.
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