East Tennessee Saddlebred Association

High Point Program

The East Tennessee Saddlebred Association offers a High Point  Awards Program in which ETSA members have the opportunity to show at affiliated shows and earn points toward High Point Awards.  ETSA holds a banquet each year where these awards are presented and members recognized for their accomplishments.


 The list of affiliated shows can be found on the Horse Show Calendar page.


To participate in the High Point Awards Program:

1. Horses must be nominated in order to receive points. In equitation and academy divisions, the rider must be nominated in order to receive points. A nomination form must be filled out and sent in to the ETSA secretary before the horse or rider is eligible for points.

2. Points will be awarded in the class the horse or rider shows in at each individual show. Horses are not required to be nominated in a particular division; however points will be awarded only for the exact class in which the horse is shown at each affiliated show. If horses or riders change division from show to show, the points will be awarded for the exact class for each show.

3. Points earned follow the horse, not the rider. Exception: In equitation and academy points follow the rider.

4. Points follow the horse if the horse is sold. The new owner must be an ETSA member to accrue points.

5. Points are earned from the date the nomination is received. Points will not be awarded for shows prior to nomination.

6. The recorded owner of the horse (per ASHA database) must be ETSA member. All riders showing the horse must be current members of ETSA in order to receive points.



1. Both the owner and rider must be current members of ETSA in good standing (membership dues paid for year.)

2. Must show in three (3) recognized shows from the list of affiliated shows published in the newsletter and listed on the ETSA web site (www.easttnsaddlebred.com). If a particular class is only offered at two affiliated shows, then the award will be presented based on points from those two shows.

3. Academy riders must show at two (2) affiliated shows.

4. Must assist with a show put on by ETSA (ETSA Spring Classic or ETSA Midsummer Classic) by serving on the show committee, working during a show, or selling sponsorships or sponsoring ribbons/classes themselves.



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