NCMA - High Point Rules

General Rules

  1. Horses owned or officially leased by NCMA Members will be eligible for points only after paying the recording fee.
  2. Should a horse change ownership during the season, points won shall go with the horse if both the previous owner and the new owner are paid members.
  3. All horses must be registered Morgans except for weanlings, which must be eligible for registration.
  4. All points will count from October lst through September 30th of the following year (i.e. October 1st 1996..September 30th 1997). Points are recorded from the time Hi-Point fee is paid during the award year. Dates are checked by postmark. Your canceled check is your receipt.
  5. Points to count for the Morgan awards division must be from NCMA approved shows. Points to count for other award divisions must be from shows with an entry fee of $2 or more.
  6. Points will count from shows in the NCMA area only (i.e. Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Ontario), that do not restrict to a county or state or required participants to be members of a club or organization.
  7. The Hi-Point committee will collect points for Morgan in Hand, Morgan Performance and Morgan Junior Exhibitor (Judged on the horse), classes at all NCMA and Tri-State approved shows.
  8. For all other shows, you are responsible for sending in your points on the Hi-Point form. You must mail your points within 30 days of the show or event. No points will be accepted after 30 days. Dates will be checked by postmark.
  9. For all shows not approved by NCMA or Tri-State, you must submit a copy of the show bill.
  10. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion trophies and a Certificate of Merit will be awarded in each category.

NCMA Junior Exhibitor Awards Division

  1. Junior exhibitors showing in the Junior Exhibitor Awards division must be members of NCNM (Hi-Point fee must be paid by immediate family or youth member).
  2. Awards will be awarded to the junior exhibitor earning the most points.
  3. The exhibitor may show more than one registered Morgan to earn these points.
  4. The points will count from all classes at Morgan and open shows. Walk/Trot classes only count in Walk/Trot divisions.
  5. The points will be counted the same as in the NCMA Awards Division.
  6. Junior exhibitors are responsible for sending in all points from all shows.
  7. The award categories are:

NCMA Morgan In-Hand & Morgan Performance Awards Division

  1. Horses must be entered and shown in two or more shows and place in two classes in the category for which points are counted. Eight classes will count toward each award. The Hi-Point committee will select the eight classes in which you received the highest number of points.
  2. Points will be counted as follows:
  3. Bonus points will be awarded for Championship and Championship Stake classes
    Grand Champion -- 4 additional points
    Reserve Champion -- 2 additional points
  4. You will also receive one point for each entry which places below you in the class
    e.g. 1st place in class of 10 entries = 12 points
    +1 point for each horse below you = 9 points
    Total = 21 points
  5. The award categories for Morgan In-Hand are:

    Note: Points will not count from Futurity, Showmanship or Amateur classes.

  6. The award categories for Morgan Performance are:
    English Pleasure
    Open, Amateur, Junior Horse and Junior Exhibitor.
    Western Pleasure
    Open, Amateur, Junior Horse and Junior Exhibitor.
    Hunter Pleasure
    Open, Amateur, Junior Horse and Junior Exhibitor.
    Pleasure Driving
    Open, Amateur, Junior Horse and Junior Exhibitor.
    Classic Pleasure
    English Pleasure, Pleasure Driving and Junior Exhibitor.
    Park Horse
    Saddle/Harness

Note:

NCMA Sport Horse Awards Division

  1. There is no limit on number of classes to count.
  2. Morgans and half-Morgans (registered with the American Part-Blood Association), are eligible.
  3. The exhibitor must submit points for all shows/events not approved by NCMA.
  4. Classes to count must be judged primarily on the performance of the horse.
  5. Points will count from Morgan and open shows/events.

Carriage-Award Category:

  1. Classes of Novice, Jr. Horse, Limit, or of only one horse do not count.
  2. Individual phases of combined events will be counted separately.
  3. Points will be tabulated as in the NCMA Morgan Awards Division.

Hunter/Jumper Award Category:

  1. Individual phases of combined events will be counted separately.
  2. Points will be tabulated as in the NCMA Awards Division.

Dressage Award Category:

  1. Your horse must be shown in a minimum of three shows and submit a minimum of eight scores.
  2. The percentage will be determined by using eight scores. If more than eight scores are submitted, the top eight will be used to determine the percentage. The Hi- Point will be determined using this percentage with the addition of points added per the following handicap:
  3. The scores to count will be the top two levels at which a horse is shown during the season. For example, a horse shown at Training, First and Second levels could count scores from First and Second Level test only.
  4. It is the responsibility of the rider to supply the Hi- Point Chairperson with all scores earned. You need not place to report your score.
  5. Introductory Level does not count for Hi-Point.

NCMA Member Promotion Award

  1. This award is given to an NCMA member promoting a registered Morgan or Morgans at any organized unrestricted, all breed event.
  2. The categories offered in other divisions are to be excluded.
  3. Events which qualify include, but are not limited to, trail rides, wagon trains, and Expos.
  4. There is no limit on the number of events to count.
  5. The member receives 10 points for each day of an event.
  6. The member is responsible for sending in all of his or her points.

NCMA Overall Open Competition Award

  1. This is open to any registered Morgan.
  2. The points will count from any class open to all breeds, based primarily on the performance of the horse, with an entry fee of $2 or more.
  3. There is no limit on the number of classes to count.
  4. The points will be tabulated as in the NCMA Morgan Awards Division.
  5. Incomplete or incorrectly completed forms will not be counted toward Hi-Point.

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Last updated on May 13, 1997
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