Ontario High Point Rules

WPCAO Ontario High-Point Award Rules

WPCAO High Point Rules Revision – Updated January 2019

Rules: You must be a member of the Welsh Pony and Cob Association of Ontario and attend at leasttwo shows to be eligible. You may attend as many shows as you like but only points from your top 5 shows will be tabulated towards High Points.

The following shows are eligible for high point submission: Caledon Fair, The Canadian All Welsh Show, The Welsh Classic, Sutton Fair , Lindsay Fair, The Great North Exhibition ( Collingwood), Arthur Fall Fair, Markham Fair, Brampton Fair, Erin Fair and The Royal Winter Fair breeding classes.

In the event of a tie, the exhibitor or pony with the most first place wins will be given the award. The decision of the board of directors of the WPCAO is final in determining winners of high point awards.

Eligible classes for high point awards are basic breed classes for Sections A, B, C, D. Championship classes and special classes do not count towards high points. In the performance division classes to count will be basic driving, under saddle classes and Equitation.

Command, and stake classes do not count towards high points.

In all divisions the high point awards are awarded to the animal, not the exhibitor with the exception of Showmanship, Equitation and the Junior awards.

No performance classes from The Royal Winter Fair shall count towards the WPCAO high points.


Section A

Foal of Current Year

2 Yr old & Under Colt or Gelding

2 Yr old & Under Filly

Overall Champion Youngstock Trophy awarded to the pony 2 Yrs or Under with overall highest points

Yeldmare

Broodmare

Stallion

Gelding 3 Yrs & Over

Pleasure U/S-Jr Rider

Pleasure U/S – Adult Rider

Pleasure Driving Mare

Pleasure Driving Stallion or Gelding

Section B

Foal of Current Year

2 Yr old and Under Filly

2 Yr old & Under Colt or Gelding

Overall Champion Youngstock Trophy awarded to the pony 2 Yrs or Under with overall highest points

Yeldmare

Broodmare

Stallion

Gelding 3 Yrs & Over

Pleasure U/S-Jr Rider

Pleasure U/S – Adult Rider,

Section C or D

Foal of Current Year

2 Yr & Under Filly

2 Yr & Under Colt or Gelding

Overall Champion Youngstock Trophy awarded to the pony 2 Yrs or Under with overall highest points

Mare – 3 Yr & Over

Stallion

3 Yr & Over Gelding

Pleasure Under Saddle

Pleasure Driving

Half Welsh

2Yr & Under Filly – certificate

2 Yr & Under Colt or Gelding -certificate

3 Yr & Over Filly- certificate

3 Yr & Over Colt or Gelding- certificate

Perpetual Trophy for Overall high point 2 Yr Old
Perpetual Trophy for Overall high point 3 Yr Old

Pleasure Under Saddle

Showmanship

10 yrs old and under
11-18 years
Senior (Adult)

Junior Awards

Pleasure pony driven by a junior

Leadline 5yrs and under

Leadline 10 yrs and under

Walk/Trot 12 yrs and Under(Equitation)

Walk/Trot 12 yrs and under (Pleasure Pony)

Equitation Jr (18& Under)

Equitation – Adult

 

Scoring:

First: 25 points, Second: 20 points, Third: 15 points, Fourth: 10 points, Fifth: 5 points

5 additional points are awarded for each pony bested in each class.

Awards of Merit
Breeding Division ~ awarded to the pony/cob with the most points overall in breeding classes
Performance Division ~ awarded to the pony/cob with the most points in driving and under saddle classes. Does not include classes that are judged on the rider equitation (showmanship, leadline, walk/trot, junior equitation)
Versatility Division ~ Awarded to the pony/cob with the highest total combined points in performance and breeding.

Cllynncopa Special Recognition Awards

These awards are handed out to the Section A, Section B, and Section C/D Stallion and Mare whose offspring accumulate the most points in the breeding divisions. Must be 2 or more Progeny (for mares) or Get (for sires).

Open High Point Awards

(placings from shows other than Welsh Shows)

Anyone may submit points for the “Open” Awards. If a non-member is making the submission, there is a $5 fee.

Purebred Welsh– 3 Awards – Bronze, Silver and Gold

Half-Welsh—-3 Awards – Bronze, Silver and Gold

Small “keeper awards” and certificates will be issued in each category

Guidelines

-Points may be collected from up to 10 shows per season

-Point structure -1st=6, 2nd=4, 3rd=3, 4th=2, 5th=1

– contact information of secretary for each show needs to be provided(not signature)

-Bronze Level shows are Fairs, Schooling Shows , Pony Club etc.

-Silver Level shows are Trillium Shows

-Gold Level shows are EC “A” Shows

A pony may be nominated for more than one level with a different rider