The MWHA High Point Program is a way to be recognized for success in the show ring throughout the year. Eligible shows can be found on the Upcoming Shows page. MWHA Members can download the Programs Application (Word or PDF) to get started.
Horses cannot show in another TWH division (Plantation, Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure, Country Pleasure, All Day Pleasure) at the same show, but may show in other classes for which they qualify. Horses can show in other divisions based on NWHA rules but are only eligible for one MWHA high point division. The division must be declared at time of registration for High Point.
Eligibility – Only registered TWH horses owned by MWHA members will be eligible for year-end awards with the exception of All Day Pleasure and Country Pleasure. If the horse is owned by more than one person, both owners shall be current MWHA paid members and only one owner needs to pay the “Nomination Fee” each year, which makes all horses owned by them eligible for year-end awards.
When a horse is sold during the show season, points will continue to accrue provided the new owner is a paid MWHA member and also has paid the annual nomination fee. The new owner may pay the fee at time of purchase.
A horse must be shown under their full registered name. Owners must enter this same name for the horse at all approved shows.
Only horse shows within the State of Minnesota and shows affiliated with the MWHA that offer TWH classes will be approved. Nominated horses can acquire points toward annual year-end awards only at approved shows.
Requirements and Computations of Earning Points toward Year-End Awards
Points will not be counted in any class that is more restrictive than the class listed in the current MWHA High Point Championship Listing. Points will be counted in classes that have been split (i.e., Model – Stallions/Geldings and Mares). There is a minimum of 20 points required excluding juvenile rider, junior horse, rookie and model.
Regular class points will be counted as follows:
- 1st Place - 20 points
- 2nd Place - 16 points
- 3rd Place - 12 points
- 4th Place - 8 points
- 5th Place - 4 points
- 6th Place - 1 point
Stake/Championship class points will be counted as follows:
- 1st Place - 30 points
- 2nd Place - 24 points
- 3rd Place - 18 points
- 4th Place - 12 points
- 5th Place - 6 points
- 6th Place - 1.5 points
Half points will be counted in classes that have fewer than three (3) entries, i.e., regular classes: 1st Place - 10 points and 2nd Place - 8 points and in stake/championship classes: 1st Place - 15 points and 2nd Place - 12 points.
Trophies and Awards
A Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded in each of the following:
Points will be counted in Open, Amateur, and Amateur Ownted & Trained English and Western classes for the following awards
- Plantation Three Gait
- Plantation Two Gait
- Lite Shod Three Gait
- Lite Shod Two Gait
- Trail Pleasure Three Gait
- Trail Pleasure Two Gait
- Country Pleasure Three Gait
- Country Pleasure Two Gait
- All Day Pleasure Two Gait
- All Day Pleasure Three Gait
- Junior Horse: 4 & under in Plantation, Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure, All Day Pleasure & Country Pleasure
- Juvenile Rider: 17 & Under in Plantation, Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure, All Day Pleasure & Country Pleasure
- Rookie Rider: Any age rider in Plantation, Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure, All Day Pleasure & Country Pleasure
- Model: Plantation, Lite Shod, Trail Pleasure, All Day Pleasure & Country Pleasure
Size, style and cost of said awards will be determined by the MWHA Board upon suggestion of the High-Point Program committee. These awards will be presented at the annual MWHA Banquet.
More information about showing can be found on the Show Guidelines page.