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NOVICE SADDLE SERIES

Novice Saddle Series

2024 Shows:
5 TQHA approved shows in 2024.  (**Approved Series shows will rotate per year)
Click each show for schedules and information:

      • The TX Festival Horse Show – April 24 – 25, 2024
      • The Sandhill Quarter Horse Show – May 4 & 5, 2024
      • Big Country Pumpjack Circuit – TBD
      • The Classic – August 29 – September 2, 2024
      • TQHA Introductory Show – December 13-15, 2024
        **TQHA novice exhibitor must show @ 4 out of 5 of these shows to be eligible.
        **TQHA Intro Show is mandatory

 

2023 Shows:
4 TQHA approved shows in 2023.  (**Approved Series shows will rotate per year)
Click each show for schedules and information:

2023 Saddle Series: 
Final!

L1 AMATEUR – Level 1 Amateur - Showmanship     Level 1 Amateur - Horsemanship
Level 1 Amateur - Hunt Seat Equitation     Level 1 Amateur - Ranch Riding
Level 1 Amateur - Trail     Level 1 Amateur - WP
Level 1 Amateur - Hunter Under Saddle

L1 YOUTH – Level 1 Youth - Showmanship     Level 1 Youth - Horsemanship
Level 1 Youth - Hunt Seat Equitation     Level 1 Youth - Ranch Riding
Level 1 Youth - Trail     Level 1 Youth - WP
Level 1 Youth - Hunter Under Saddle

 

2022 Saddle Series Winners: 

L1 AMATEUR – Level 1 Amateur - Showmanship   Level 1 Amateur - Horsemanship
Level 1 Amateur - HSE     Level 1 Amateur - Ranch Riding
Level 1 Amateur - Trail     Level 1 Amateur - WP
Level 1 Amateur - HUS

L1 YOUTH – Level 1 Youth - Showmanship     Level 1 Youth - Horsemanship
Level 1 Youth - HSE     Level 1 Youth - Ranch Riding
Level 1 Youth - Trail     Level 1 Youth - WP
Level 1 Youth - HUS

WHAT IT IS:

TQHA Approved Shows that have the following novice classes.

  • 7 novice classes (Am & Youth =14 total)
  • Ranch Riding, HUS, HSE, Horsemanship, Pleasure, Trail, Showmanship

AWARDS:

  • Only TQHA members eligible for awards
  • Year-End Final High Point
    **Awarded at TQHA Annual Meeting Awards Banquet – January 2024

RULES 

  • Both exhibitor and horse owner must be current TQHA members. (No retroactive must be a member by Aggie Super Circuit – can join at the horse show)
  • Must be AQHA L1 eligible.
  • Must show at 4 of the 5 nominated shows, TQHA intro show is mandatory.
  • Do not have to show to every judge at those shows, but all judges do count.
  • Each individual judge’s placing (show) at the nominated shows counts towards year-end (saddle) points in the respective division.
    •• For example: For the L1 Am Trail there will be 13 eligible judges(shows) you do not have to show to all 13 judges, however, all 13 judges’ placings will count towards year-end saddle series awards.
  • Points are determined by the number of entries in the class up to 10pts. For example: If there are 10 people in the class 1st place gets 10pts, 2nd place gets 9pts, 3rd gets 8pts, etc.
  • In the event of a tie, the person that has shown to the most judges wins the tie-breaker. Second tie-breaker – a person with the most 1sts. Thereafter will be under the discretion of TQHA.

 

Points Per Place

# Horses in class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1 1
2 2 1
3 3 2 1
4 4 3 2 1
5 5 4 3 2 1
6 6 5 4 3 2 1
7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
8 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
9 & over 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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