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.
Since 2018 the ranking has been calculated as the USA-point chart. Evaluation of this has been that even though a horse&rider-combination has been showing several times in a year with consistent placings can be beaten by a horse&rider-combinations showing only one time in a class that happen to be a big class.
Future (from 2023-01-01)
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.
|Etc.||Amount of entry -1||Amount of entry
|Etc.||Last placing always ½|
Defining Entries are paid entries entering the gate and participating in the class. DQ’s is considered as an entry but do not get points, SCR are not considered as an entry.
A horse/ rider has to enter at least two(2) shows during the year to be eligible for the highpoint title.
Following classes are year-end award classes in 2023;
|High Point Horse||High Point Rider|
|Open Western Pleasure||Nonpro Western Pleasure|
|Open Trail||NonPro Trail|
|Open HUS||Nonpro HUS|
|Nonpro Hunt Seat|
|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.
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 amount of shows. The one that has shown most number of shows is the highpoint horse. If the amount of shows is the same there will be a co-champion.