Showing :  : Non-Pro Awards


Awards
and Recognition for the Non-Pro 

Non-Pro members are eligible to earn and receive many awards for their participation in the Non-Pro program. The Non-Pro award system is designed to award Non-Pros who have proven their superiority in the fields of competition in ApHC Non-Pro events. To be eligible, all Non-Pros must be current members in good standing with the ApHC and must hold a current Non-Pro card.
  
What are the awards determined by?
Points will be counted from approved Non-Pro classes at all ApHC approved shows. Points will be counted according to the current national point system. For Non-Pro exhibitor awards, points will be maintained for the individual exhibitor. The exhibitor may show any number of horses. For Non-Pro horse awards, points will be kept on each horse used in the Non-Pro program.

What awards can be earned by the Non-Pro exhibitor?  
        -
Non-Pro Medal 
        -
Western Rider of the Year/English Rider of the Year 
        -
Non-Pro Superior Champion Annual Award 
        -
Annual High Point (Event) Awards 
        -
Award of Merit (Lifetime Award) 
        -
Supreme Champion (Lifetime Award)

What awards can be earned by the Non-Pro horse?  
        -
Non-Pro Horse Register of Merit (ROM) 
        -
Non-Pro Champion Horse 
        -
Non-Pro Superior Event Horse 
        -
Non-Pro Versatility Champion Horse 
        -
Non-Pro Supreme Champion Horse 

All non-pro points will count toward the following non-pro horse awards (excluding showmanship, equitation, and novice classes). Only points from 1990, when the non-pro awards program developed, will be used to calculate the following non-pro horse awards. Only one award is available regardless of non-pro, 35 & over and masters non-pro divisions. Points carry over from one division to another.  

Non-Pro Medal: 
A Non-Pro medal will be awarded to all winners in ApHC-approved nationally pointed Non-Pro classes at both the World Championship Appaloosa Horse Show and the National Appaloosa Horse Show, provided that at least three horses are shown in the class. Any Non-Pro who is high-point at the end of the year will receive credit for the proper category of medal, but will receive a buckle rather than a medal, provided that the Non-Pro earned at least five points in that event and provided that the points have been earned under three or more judges. Ties for year-end high point awards will not be broken.  

Medals are to be awarded as follows:
Bronze – awarded for the first win in any category 
Silver – awarded for a win in a second category 
Gold – awarded for a win in a third category 
Platinum - for repeat wins in any category in which a medal had been previously awarded 
(for the list of categories medals can be earned in, please read below)  

Medal Categories: 
1. Showmanship and Equitation 
2. Halter (Mares, Geldings, and Stallions) and Pleasure (English, Western and Pleasure Driving) 
3. Working Classes (Games, Cattle, Working Hunter, Jumping, Reining, Hunter Hack, Trail, and Western Riding)  

Medal Classes: 
Non-Pro 
35 & Over Non-Pro 
Masters Non-Pro 
Novice Non-Pro (Showmanship, Western Equitation, Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Hunter Under Saddle) 


Western Rider Of The Year/English Rider Of The Year: 
This award is given to the individual non-pro in each division accumulating the most points in the specific group of classes (Western or English) as follows:

-Points must have been earned in at least four different classes
-A minimum of 10 points must have been earned in Equitation classes.
-Total points must have been earned in at least three different shows under   
 three different judges.
- Points to be counted from all classes in the group whether or not each 
  individual class points have been earned in three shows 

If the exhibitor with the most points fails to meet theses qualifications, the award will not be presented. Masters, 35 & Over, and Novice classes don’t count toward this award.   


Non-Pro Superior Champion Annual Award: 
This award is given to the individual non-pro accumulating the most points during the year in all classes as follows:

-Points must have been earned in both Western and English classes.
-Points must have been earned in at least five different classes, including at
 least one working event.
-A minimum of 20 points must have been earned in Equitation classes. 
-Total points must have been earned in at least three different shows under
 three different judges.
-Points to be counted from all classes in the group whether or not each individual
 class points have been earned in three shows 

If the exhibitor with the most points fails to meet theses qualifications, the award will not be presented. Masters, 35 & Over, and Novice classes don’t count toward this award.   


Annual High-Point (event) Awards: 
Each class will have awards if the non-pro has earned at least five points in that event. The non-pro accumulating the most points in each class shall be the ApHC Champion for the year. Points must have been earned under three judges. 
If the exhibitor accumulating the most points does not meet the three judge criteria, the award will not be presented. In addition to all the non-pro, masters non-pro, and 35 & Over non-pro classes, year-end high point awards will be given in Novice Showmanship, Novice Western Pleasure, Novice Western Horsemanship, Novice Hunter Under Saddle, Novice Hunt Seat Equitation. 


Award of Merit: 
Awarded when a non-pro exhibitor earns 20 points in any specific event under at least three different judges. The award is earned separately in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro classes. This is a lifetime award. 


Supreme Champion Award: 
Awarded after a non-pro earns 250 points in both English and Western classes and meets the following conditions:

- Must have no less than 75 points in each group of classes.
- Including the 75 point Western and English group minimums, 25 points must be
  earned in Showmanship at Halter, 100 points in Equitation, and 50 points in
  working events.
- The remaining 75 points may be earned in any non-pro events.
- Novice non-pro does not count towards this award, however 35 & over non-pro
  and masters non-pro points will count toward point totals. 

This is a lifetime award. 

   

Non-Pro Horse Register of Merit: 
Awarded when the horse earns at least 10 points in a non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro performance or a non-pro halter class. A minimum of five points must be earned under three or more judges. Only one ROM is earned in each class, regardless of the non-pro division. Horses are only eligible to receive one halter ROM. 


Non-Pro Versatility Champion Horse: 
A certificate will be awarded when a horse has earned five ROM’s in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro classes.  


Non-Pro Champion Horse: 
A certificate will be awarded when a horse has earned 50 points in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro classes. 

-15 of these points must have been earned in halter.
-35 of these points must have been earned in at least 3 different performance
 classes.
-10 of the halter and 10 of the performance points must have been earned
 under three or more judges. 


Non-Pro Superior Event Horse: 
A certificate will be awarded when a horse has earned 50 points in a non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro halter or performance class. 


Non-Pro Supreme Champion Horse: 
A certificate will be awarded when a horse has earned 100 points in non-pro, 35 & over non-pro, and masters non-pro classes. 

-30 points must be earned in halter classes, 70 points earned in performance.
-No more than 10 points can be from one performance class.
-The horse must have at least one ROM in each of the three categories of
 performance classes.
-A minimum of five different judges is required.

The following are the classes and categories used in calculating the non-pro supreme champion horse award:

Category I:  Showmanship


Category II:  Performance

1.

Western Equitation 

2.

Camas Prairie Stump Race

Hunt Seat Equitation  

Keyhole Race 

Saddle Seat Equitation

Figure 8 Stake Race

Bareback Equitation Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences   

Nez Perce Stake Race Jumping  

  

  

3.

Trail  

4.

Reining  

Western Riding

Timed Calf Roping (prior to 2001)  

Western Pleasure

Cutting

Saddle Seat Pleasure

Timed Heading/Heeling (prior to 2001)

Hunter Hack   

Steer Daubing 

Working Hunter

Judged Calf Roping 

Hunter Under Saddle  

Judged Heading  

Pleasure Driving  

Judged Heeling  


Category III: Halter

Halter Mares, Halter Stallions, Halter Geldings  

Non-Pro Sportsmanship Awards 

Each year at the National and World Championship Appaloosa Horse Shows, a Non-Pro earns the Non-Pro Sportsmanship Award for their exemplary conduct. Non-Pro Sportsmanship Award winners exemplify the qualities of good sportsmanship, friendliness, a positive attitude, and the willingness to help others. Individuals who earn this award have respect for their fellow competitors, observe the rules and regulations as set forth by Show Management, and lead as examples in fairness. The awarded individual displays graciousness in both winning and losing, and is a role model for all. 
  
How are the winners selected?....... 
A selected group of individuals, who are present at each show, are nominated to be a member of the selection committee. These members remain anonymous and keep their eyes open throughout the shows for individuals who exemplify good sportsmanship. At the end of each show, votes are collected from committee members and an individual is named Non-Pro Sportsman of that show. 
  
Do you accept nominations?....... 
The Non-Pro Sportsmanship Award selection committee does accept nominations. In the Show office at both the Nationals and World Championship shows, a ballot box is displayed on a table where people may submit nominations. The nomination should include the recommended individuals name, as well as a short explanation why they are deserving. The selection committee takes these comments into consideration and can even be used as a tiebreaker when determining the next sportsmanship award. 
  
Interested in past award winners?..... 
Listed below are the names of those individuals who’ve earned the Non-Pro Sportsmanship Award in the past:   

2005

National Show: DESTINY ZEIDER, Mifflintown, PA
World Show: Nancy Lawrence, McAlpine, FL

2004

National Show: SUSAN THIBODEAUX, Middleburg, FL
World Show: TABITHA HACKLER, Hermiston, OR

2003

National Show: JOHN THOMPSON, Yorba Linda, CA
World Show: DONALD LOMASCOLO, East Longmeadow, ME

2002

National Show: ANN TAYLOR BUSBY, Pine Bluff, AR
World Show: ANNE DE GRAFF, Fort Lupton, CO

2001

National Show: SUZANNE HEIMANN, Australia 
World Show: LISA KRUEGER, Watertown, WI

2000

National Show: JULIE FRENCH, Sheboygan, WI 
World Show: TOMMY IRELAND, Whitwell, TX 

1999

National Show: EVELYN HANCHETT, Jackson, MI 
World Show: DR. DAVID HILL, South West City, MO 

1998

National Show: ANDREA TUCCI, Belle Meade, NJ 
World Show: CHRISTY DUNHAM, Pagosa Springs, CO 

1997

National Show: JANE SHORT, Lincoln, CA 
World Show: GREG MAC LEOD, Plymouth, WI 

1996

National Show: VALERIE A. HENRY, Pryor, OK 
World Show: SANDY SUHR, Minneapolis, MN 

1995

National Show: RICHARD LANKFORD, Princeton, IN 
World Show: HYMAN “CHIP” YOUNG, Asheville, NC   

Non-Pro Supreme Champion Lifetime  Award Winners

2004
Winners

Tangela Adams, Roanoke, VA
Andrea Anzevino, Freehold, NJ
Linda Coyle, Atkinson, NH
Mary Hogan, Chandler, AZ
Sandra Lunden, Annandale, NJ
Lindsay Petersen, Chardon, IL
Nadya Shewczyk, Saukville, WI
Jennifer Stone, Glendora, CA

2003
Winners

Beth Rinaldi, Bath, PA
Laurie A.R. Scott, Issaquah, WA

T. Alan Billau, Los Lunas, NM
Katrina Kaiser, Las Vegas, NV

2002
Winners

Billie Jo Schreiber, Chester, NH
Lucille Crawshaw, Social Circle, GA
Tina Purvis, Flemingsburg, KY
Donna Woodruff, Hamburg, NY
Barbara Shepard, South Windsor, CT
Leslie Woolery, Brighton, CO

2001
Winners

Alexandra Peak, Hingham, MA
Lynn Ogden, Antioch, IL
Cheri Greeves Renner, Franklin, IN  

2000
Winners

Kimberly Black, Cameron Park, CA
Dara Gall Marvin, Ashland, OH
Llinda R. Miller, South Windsor, CT
Jennifer Weeks, Asbury, NJ
Lori Conger, Hillsboro, OR
Lora MArshall, San Antonio, TX
Patty L. Douglas, Champaign, IL
Jackie Pecce, Smithtown, NY 

1999
Winners

Vicki L. Gernhardt, La Plata, MD
Lisa Krueger, Watertown, WI
Lois Faye Strickler, Stephens City, VA
Janet E. Murray, Hampstead, NH
Nikki Holst, Kasson, MN 

1998
Winners

Jenifer Schembri, Myakka City, FL
Tane Lei Demo, Lynchburg, VA
Angela Austin, Dell Rapids, SD
Patti Higgins, Bremen, GA
Debbie A. Springfield, Azle, TX

1997
Winners

Randi Yocum, Fayetteville, TX
Angela Tarace, Middletown, NY
Betty Linton, Meridian, MS
Michelle Di Piazza, Ocala, FL
Erica Lacher, Newberry, FL

1996
Winners

Joan Manning, Oklahoma City, OK
Carolyn Prete, Harvard, IL
Margie Ann Billau, Los Lunas, NM
Catherine T. Dunnagan, Fulton, NY
Audra Lee Walker, Social Circle, GA
Denise Lomascolo, E. Longmeadow, MA
Christina L. Spisak, Rome, OH

1995
Winners

Christine Grenier, Durham, CT
Bonnie Stewart, Miami, FL

1994
Winners

Nancy M. Sather, Santa Fe, NM
Timothy P. Barnes, Galatia, IL

1993
Winners

Shari Kester Voeltz, Jefferson, WI
Dana Richards, Purcell, OK
Margaret Mimi Salber, Tucson, AZ

1992
Winners

Kimberly Whyte-Sloan, Snellville, GA
Alida E. Burkholder, Lititz, PA
Kathi L. Lehmann, Salem, OR
Karen E. Breslin, Georgetown, TX
Krista De Muth Girrbach, Tipton, MI  

1991
Winners

Becky Dillon, Little River, KS
Lynn Knowlton, Enfield, CT
Brenda K. Flamm, Fredericksburg, VA

1990
Winners

Cindi Meehan, Evansvill, WI
Kimberly A. Devers, Norwell, MA

1989
Winners

No Award Winners

1988
Winners

Vicki Dawn Hardy, Carthage, IL
Alicia Ann Fleming, Suffield, CT
Tami Berg Wilson, Victorville, CA



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