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Youth Achievement Award

PMHA recognizes youth who enjoy showing and competing with a Morab. This division is to award young people in their endeavors and achievements in conjunction with the enjoyment gained from working with a Morab. This division is different from others in that the emphasis is more on the youth and not necessarily on the Morab.

The contender for this award must be 18 years of age or younger. High School seniors graduating during the show season may complete the show schedule as a youth. The nominated youth and Morab is scored as a combination. The youth cannot change Morabs within the show season. If illness, injury or death of the Morab dictates a change, the Point Secretary needs to be notified immediately for a substitution.

Competitive events can include open shows with Junior Classes, Youth Shows or Open 4-H shows. In addition, competition by invitation, such as a State 4-H Shows. In addition, competition by invitation, such as a State 4-H Show or State All-Breed Show are eligible. Danish judging results are not recorded as earned or accepted. If a youth is scored on the Danish system of placings, the show secretary must report the ACTUAL number of participants in the class and the TRUE/ACTUAL position of the youth and Morab.

Types of Eligible Competitive Events

  • Showmanship/Fitting
  • Equitation
  • Horsemanship
  • Pleasure Classes
  • Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Driving
  • Endurance Rides
  • Competitive Rides
  • Combined Training
  • Gymkhana (Keyhole, Figure 8 Stake, Quadrangle Stake, Pole Bending, Cloverleaf Barrel)
  • Ranch (Cutting, Reining, Roping, Break-a-Way)

Types of Non-Eligible Competitive Events

  • Classes open to other than junior riders
  • Morab classes with non PMHA registered Morabs
  • Futurities
  • Pony Classes
  • Fun Classes

In the event that a youth prefers not to select from the competitive events under Youth Achievement, that youth may nominate in any of the PMHA Award Offerings. The youth will forfeit youth status when nominating in this manner.

Nomination Fee: $20.00

Grand Champion and Reserve Champion

The youth must submit a minimum of four separate show events. Points will be earned according to Table A. All points will be totaled collectively. There are no Minimums.

An Outstanding Youth Award and a Second Place award are offered.

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