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International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association

Specialty Western Division

Members asked for it, and so IALHA is proud to announce that an exciting new division has been added to the class lineup at the 2020 IALHA National Championships November 10-14!

Details for each are described below. If after reviewing the information you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask by emailing info@nullialha.org

REINING

Reining Rules: USEF Reining Rules

Reining Patterns: Open, Amateur and Youth – NRHA pattern #5/ASHA pattern #3/USEF RN106 (same patterns)

Reining Entry fee: $150 (Open entry fees divided equally between the class purse, All-Around purse, and Show).

Reining Prizes (Open):

1st – $300* and a trophy buckle
2nd – $200* and a headstall
3rd – $100*

*Minimum guaranteed amount. Total prize money will increase with the number of entries per class.

WORKING COWHORSE

Working Cowhorse Rules: ASHA rules
Working Cowhorse Patterns:
Open – ASHA rules. Box, Two fence turns, and either circle or rope

Amateur – ASHA rules. Box, Drive down the fence, and Box on the other end

Youth – ASHA rules. Ride the dry work pattern and then box

Working Cowhorse Entry fee: $200 – $150 Class fee + $50 Cow fee* (Open entry fees divided: $50 each between the class purse, All-Around purse, and Show). *Cow fee is non-refundable.
Working Cowhorse Prizes (Open):
1st – $300* and a trophy buckle
2nd – $200* and a headstall
3rd – $100*
*Minimum guaranteed amount. Total prize money will increase with the number of entries per class.

 

WESTERN TRAIL HORSE

Western Trail Horse Rules: USEF Trail Rules WS-3
Western Trail Horse Patterns:
Open – 9 obstacles in the pattern WITH drag.
Amateur – NO drag – replaced with figure 8 trot, 9 obstacles in the pattern
Youth – NO Drag – replaced with figure 8 trot, 9 obstacles in the pattern

Western Trail Horse Entry fee: $150 (Open entry fees divided equally between the class purse, All-Around purse, and Show).
Western Trail Horse Prizes (Open):
1st – $300* and a trophy buckle
2nd – $200* and a headstall
3rd – $100*
*Minimum guaranteed amount. Total prize money will increase with the number of entries per class

 

RANCH PLEASURE

Ranch Pleasure Rules: ASHA Rules EV-110
Ranch Pleasure Patterns: Open, Amateur, and Youth – ASHA pattern
Markers will be setup at the following distances to designate gait changes:
1) Extended Walk – 75 feet
6) Ordinary Walk – 30 feet
2) Trot – 120 feet
7) Lope – 150 feet
3) Extended Trot – 240 feet
8) Extended Lope – 200 feet
4) Lope – 150 feet
9) Trot – 90 feet 10) Stop and Back
5) Stop and Reverse

Ranch Pleasure Entry fee: $150 (Open entry fees divided equally between the class purse, All-Around purse, and Show).
Ranch Pleasure Prizes: Open:
1st – $300* and a trophy buckle
2nd – $200* and a headstall
3rd – $100*
*Minimum guaranteed amount. Total prize money will increase with the number of entries per class.

 

PERFORMANCE HALTER

Performance Halter Rules: AQHA VRH
Performance Halter Patterns: Open, Amateur and Youth – Horses shall enter the arena at a relaxed walk in a counterclockwise direction. Failure to completely clear the gate at a walk shall require the horse to reenter at the proper walk. The horse shall then strike a trot until reaching its designated position in line, as directed by the ringmaster or judge(s). When asked, the exhibitor shall walk the horse from the rail to the Ring Master. At the direction of the Ring Master, the exhibitor will walk the horse parallel to the long side of the arena toward the judge(s) for a minimum of thirty (30) feet, turn the horse in either direction, without stopping, and walk the horse back to the starting point [away from the judge(s)]. Without stopping, the exhibitor will turn the horse in either direction and trot the horse parallel to the long side of the arena toward the judge(s) and past the judge(s) for a minimum of sixty (60) feet. The exhibitor will then turn the horse in either direction and trot back to the judge(s) position, where the horse will then be presented to the judge(s).

Performance Halter Entry fee: $150 (Open entry fees divided equally between the class purse, All-Around purse, and Show).
Performance Halter Prizes (Open):
1st – $300* and a trophy buckle
2nd – $200* and a headstall
3rd – $100*
*Minimum guaranteed amount. Total prize money will increase with the number of entries per class.

ALL AROUND WESTERN AWARD 

The IALHA All-Around Open Western Horse is the highest point-earning horse entered in the OPEN Western Division Classes. To be eligible, the same horse/rider team must compete in Performance Halter and Reining and any other combination of the remaining classes: Working Cow Horse, Western Trail, and Ranch Pleasure.
Points are based on a 9 point scale, awarded 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 if there are nine or more entries in a class. If there are fewer than 9 entries points shall be awarded based on the number of entries (e.g. 4 in a class: 1st receives 4 points, 2nd receives 3 points, etc.)
Tie breaker criteria in the case of a tie for Champion:
Highest score in the Reining class
Highest score in the Trail class
Highest score in the Cowhorse class
Number of Supreme All-Around classes entered
The IALHA Open All-Around Open Western Horse Award purse* and prizes:
Champion – $700, Trophy saddle, Champion Trophy buckle, and Bob Hadley trophy
Reserve Champion – $300, Reserve Champion trophy buckle

*Minimum guaranteed amount. Total prize money will increase with the number of entries per class.

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