Question: What is the APAHA High Point Money Program?
Answer: The APAHA High Point Amateur Money Program is an annual high point program where amateur owners have an opportunity to earn points towards prize money throughout the year, by showing their horses.
Question: How do I join the program?
Answer: You can visit the APAHA website, click on the tab for prize money programs and click on the high point program. An application form and a set or rules can be downloaded from there.
Question: How much does it cost to enter a horse and rider combination in the program?
Answer: APAHA members pay $100 per horse and rider combination. Other AHA members pay $150 per horse and rider combination.
Question: Can I enter multiple horse and rider combinations?
Answer: Yes you can enter as many combinations as you want. You must pay a separate nomination fee for each combination. Each combination’s points are kept separate and you may win more than one award.
Question: How do I earn points?
Answer: Points can be earned in any class that an amateur owner shows their horse in at an approved show except for sport horse classes. First place earns 5 points down to 1 point for ﬁfth.
Question: How does a show qualify to be an approved high point show?
Answer: All Regional shows, Canadian Nationals and U.S. Nationals are automatically included. Local Level shows can be included in the program by paying a $250 nomination fee.
Question: Can the points earned at each show be increased?
Answer: The points at Local Level shows can be doubled with an additional $250 payment. Points at a Regional show can be doubled with a $500 payment or tripled with a $1,000 payment.
Question: Who pays the nomination or additional fees?
Answer: Show management, an individual, or a group of individuals can pay the fees.
Question: How many winners are awarded?
Answer: We award a top ten, a champion and reserve champion.
Question: How much money do you award?
Answer: The amount of money we award depends on participation. Last year we raised $10,000. The champion was awarded $2,625 and the reserve champion won $1,575. Each placing after that was paid in a descending value with tenth place earning $420.
Question: Who do I contact if I have more questions?