A.B.R.A. SHOWS & AWARDS
The ABRA also provides the Buckskin enthusiast with a wide range of opportunities to prove and show his horses. ABRA manages the approval of shows, establishes rules and sets guidelines for judges. A current and comprehensive system of records assures each Buckskin owner that show results and pedigrees are preserved.
There are charter clubs in many areas affiliated with ABRA which assist in supporting a large variety of activities including amateur and youth programs. To honor outstanding achievements and establish a record of exceptional conformation and performance, the ABRA has organized an elaborate and prestigious award system. Starting as young as weanlings, ABRA registered horses may begin amassing lifetime points in recognition of their achievements in the show ring.
The American Buckskin Registry offers an annual Honor Roll which recognizes those horses each year who have attained the highest number of points worldwide in each ABRA approved event, including separate halter divisions and Dun Factor. This recognition is extended to our amateur and youth exhibitors as well as the open division.
An overall high point Youth award (13 and under, and 14-18 categories), Amateur and Senior and Junior High Point Performance Horse awards are also given based on these points. Hi-Point Award winners in these five all-around categories are awarded custom designed trophy buckles at year end. ABRA registered horses are given the opportunity to be recognized in each event in which they excel.
A Register of Merit is presented when a horse has won a minimum of ten points in any one event. Beginning in 1994 ROM's are awarded in not only performance classes but also halter and dun factor classes. A horse can then receive a Superior Award when he has earned 50 or more points in that event. Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallions are given to those horses who have earned 100, 200 and 300 points respectively in any one event. The youth and amateur divisions offer these goals as well.
Further, registered horses are able to compete for many titles including ABRA Champion and. ABRA Youth Horse Champion. A horse qualifies for these titles based on points won in halter and performance. The most prestigious and coveted honor of ABRA is the Supreme Champion Award. This award is based on points earned in halter, performance and Dun Factor.
From March through October each year ABRA Charter Clubs host shows across the country offering a friendly, family-oriented environment as well as some pretty stiff competition. Most shows also offer "Open" or "All-Breed" classes for horses of all breeds and colors. Many are approved by APHA for PAC points as well. So, you can take your Quarter Horses, Paints, Pintos, Palominos, Appaloosas, Arabians, Ponies, Miniatures, and grade (unregistered) horses along and show them as well. Be sure to check out each club in your area for jackpots, fall futurities, stallion service sale, and special events.