Background Prior to 2018, the Year End-award has been a ranking based on total earnings in money during the showseason. To begin with it was the horses who was competing of the title, since a couple of years back it has been calculated on horse&rider-combinations.
But with NSBA growing in Scandinavia; more horses, more riders, more trainers riding amateur-owned horses, more Scandinavia Countries arranging shows, more added money; board of 2017 decided the rank needs to be remodeled to fit current conditions in the circle of showing.
The work to figure out how a new model should look like started and inspiration has been taken from NSBA USAs highpoint list.
Future (from 2018-01-01) As earlier rider/handler and horseowner(s) must be a current member of NSBA Scandinavia to be able to compete about Year End-titles.
The highpoint-list are based upon points earned during the year. Points are earned according to following point chart.
Point chart are the same chart as found in NSBA Rulebook (2017 edition) rule #306
Defining Entries are paid entries entering the gate and participating in the class.
High Point list is from now on divided in to two lists; one based on the horse-earnings in Open classes according to rule #303 in the NSBA rulebook and one based on the rider-earnings in Non-Pro classes according to rule #304 in the NSBA rulebook.
Following classes are year-end award classes in 2018;
|High Point Horse||High Point Rider|
|Open Western Pleasure||Nonpro Western Pleasure|
|Open Trail||NonPro Trail|
|Open HUS||Nonpro HUS|
|Nonpro Hunt Seat|
|1&2-yr old cup||Nonpro W. Horsemanship|
In open classes, as already mentioned, earnings are premeditated on the horse, which means that a horse could have different riders, ex trainer and owner, on different shows and it doesn’t matter since it’s the horse the that is competing about the title.
1&2yr-old cup is also based on the horse, different handler during the year doesn’t matter. Year-end award earnings are credited to the cup results, not for each class in the cup. This means winner of the cup at show A with 8 horses in the cup, credit 1 point to the highpoint list.
In non-pro classes the rider earnings are considered, this allows the rider to have different horses during the year and also can show more than one horse in one class and earnings on both horses will be credited to the rider.
If the case would occur that two horses or riders have the same amount of points at the end of the year a consideration will be made to the total horses or riders beaten. The horse or rider that has compressed most horses or riders will be higher ranked than the one with less.