YEAR END HIGH POINT AWARDS
2022 Region IV Year End High Point Program
Region 4 Year End High Point Awards are earned based on top 2 scores in each eligible class/division from competitions held within the region that are either AVA recognized or use AVA approved judges AND are promoted at least one month prior to the competition on CompWeb.
Competitions that qualify for awards will be listed on the AVA Region 4 Website.
For 2022 this will include (as of 5/9/2022):
Texas FunFest & Expo, March, Texas
Wintergreen, April, Fort Lupton, Colorado
Region IV Championships, June, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Heart of the Rockies, June, Loveland, Colorado
Region IV Octoberfest, October, Castle Rock, Colorado
Vault N Texas, November, Dripping Springs, Texas
Additional competitions within Region IV may be added to the list. Clubs/organizations planning to host a competition that they would like included in the high point awards, should send information including date and location of the event to email@example.com.
The highpoint award winners will be publicly posted on the AVA Region IV website and will be awarded at an event hosted by the Region, if one is held at the end of the year or will be awarded at beginning of the following year. A certificate and a small award commemorative item will be provided by the Region to the winners in each category.
Award rules and eligibility
A vaulter must compete and earn a score in the highpoint designated class in at least two competitions in the Region during that year. If no vaulter/team/Pas de deux competes in 2 competitions in that class/division this year, no award will be given in that category for the year. The highest two scores will be used to calculate the winner.
Mens and womens individual classes will be awarded separately.
Pas de Deux must be same 2 individuals in all competitions where scores are to count.
Teams must include at least 4 of the same individuals in all competitions where scores are to count.
A Vaulter may only earn one highpoint in one individual level.
If a vaulter qualifies for more than one individual highpoint by vaulting at multiple levels, only the highest level will be awarded, and the next vaulter in the other categories will be awarded the highpoint for those categories.
INDIVIDUAL CLASS HIGH POINTS
These classes will be awarded year end awards (separate mens and womens award will be provided)
Tiny Tot (Vaulters must be 6 years old or younger at beginning of the year to be eligible)
Walk (all walk classes combined)
D Trot/Novice Trot (combined division)
2* Gold/Young Vaulter
Adult Masters – Novice** (no canter medals)
Adult Masters – Open**
**For Adult Masters highpoints – even if the class is combined into one adult masters class at an individual competition, the vaulters will be separated for the year end highpoint.
PAIRS CLASS HIGH POINTS
These classes will be awarded year end awards (same two vaulters must compete together for each competition where scores are earned):
Walk Pas de Deux
Preliminary Trot Pas de Deux
1* Trot Pas de Deux
1* Prelim Canter Pas de Deux
2* Canter Pas de Deux
3* Canter Pas de Deux
TEAM CLASS HIGHPOINTS
These classes will be awarded year end awards:
Preliminary Trot Team
1* Trot 2-Phase Team
1* Trot Team
Preliminary Canter 2 Phase Team
2* Open Canter 2 Phase Team
Preliminary Canter Team
1* C Team
2* B Team
3* A Team
* Only Team classes that include compulsories and freestyle will count for highpoint.
For a team to be considered a team, at least 4 of the vaulters must be the same in the 2 competitions whose scores will count (can include alternates who compete in compulsories)