The Appaloosa Youth Program

Youth and Spotted Horses ...
Make a Good Team!

Competitive Opportunities and Awards
Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada approved shows are held annually across Canada, and include classes for all members including youth and amateur. In addition to the satisfaction felt through accomplishments with your Appaloosa, the Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada keeps show records and presents awards for annual and cumulative achievements at Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada approved shows. 

Youth members can compete in Appaloosa shows and the results from classes at approved shows are submitted for tabulation of "Youth" and "Youth Horse" awards. Special awards for Youth High Point, Youth Achievement, and Youth Versatility are awarded annually nationwide. 

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 point classes. 

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. 
Youth Scholarships
The Youth 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. 
Special Events
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 new friends. 

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 for you. 

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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