Arabian Breeders World Cup Scoring System
A vision of the Arabian Horse Breeders' Alliance is to enhance the Arabian horse experience by presenting exciting horse shows; unifying the standard in the halter show-ring; inviting the participation of world competition; promoting the breeders of Arabian horses; and as a result of all of this, to ignite the marketplace for Arabian horses.
We will have a mix of American and international judges in order to get closer to having a single standard against which to judge rather than to have a "European" style horse vs. an "American" style horse. Our objective with the scoring system was to create a more unified standard; to achieve transparency in judging by showing all scores following the judging of each horse; and to engage the crowd more since they can score along with the judges and better understand what it is that makes for a winner.
5 & 6 JUDGES SCORING SYSTEM
ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP QUALIFYING CLASSES – For use in all Breeding & In-Hand Qualifying Classes including Amateur to Handle (ATH) classes and AHBA Futurity classes. Individual scores will awarded by each officiating judge using the Arabian Breeders World Cup Scoring System™ and the corresponding score card (see sample Arabian Breeders World Cup Score Card in this premium). A score of 10-20 will be awarded for each entry in the following six categories:1 - Arabian Type 2 - Head 3 - Neck & Shoulder 4 - Body & Topline 5 - Feet & Legs 6 - Movement
These scores will be ‘unweighted’ with a total of 120 possible points per judge. The tabulated scores of each judge will then be added together for the Total Score from a total of 840 possible points. The horse receiving the highest Entry Score in each class will be declared the class winner. The horse receiving the second highest Entry Score will be declared the second place winner, and so on. IN THE CASE OF A TIE: The horse awarded the HIGHEST TOTAL SCORE IN THEIR QUALIFYING CLASS shall be declared the winner. Should the total points for two or more horses in the qualifying class be the same, the horse receiving the higher total points for TYPE (Total Category Score) shall be declared the winner. Should the total points for TYPE be the same, the horse receiving the higher points for MOVEMENT (Total Category Score) shall be declared the winner. Should the horses further prove to be tied in points for both TYPE and MOVEMENT, the horse receiving the HIGHER PRELIMINARY ACCUMULATED SCORE FROM THE DESIGNATED CALL JUDGE IN THAT CLASS SHALL BE DEEMED THE WINNER. Should the horses still be tied, the horse receiving the higher Preliminary Accumulated Score from the designated Judge 2 in that class shall be deemed the winner. Should the horses still prove to be tied, this process of breaking ties shall continue through the designated Judge 5 for that class until a clear winner can be decided. Should the tie prove impossible to break according to points awarded by the five judges who officiated the class, the tied horses in question will be asked to return to the ring to be comparatively judged by the Reserve Judge (the Judge who did not officiate in the class). The decision of the Reserve Judge will be Final.
SUPREME BREEDING CHAMPIONSHIPS SCORING SYSTEM – The Arabian Breeders World Cup uses the FULLY INCLUSIVE Championship Scoring System for all Supreme Breeding Championships. Under such a system, all entries are treated equally in a Supreme Championship class, regardless of the score or placing earned in the Age Division Championship Qualifying classes. ANY entry in a Supreme Championship may be awarded the title of Gold Champion. Judges will rank 11 (eleven) horses in order of preference for his/her Supreme Champions: specifically the ranking of GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE and Top Ten with a reserve (in case of disqualification of any horse).
Gold Supreme Champion will be determined according to MAJORITY OPINION: the individual horse receiving the greatest number (majority) of first place votes from the total number of judges officiating will be awarded the title of GOLD SUPREME CHAMPION. No points will be assigned to the ranked entries to determine the title of GOLD SUPREME CHAMPION.
Once the Gold Supreme Champion has been determined by Majority Opinion, points shall be assigned to each of the remaining ranked entries on the Championship judges` cards as follows:
- Fifty (50) points will be awarded to each entry placed first
- Forty (40) points will be awarded to each entry placed second
- Thirty (30) points will be awarded to each entry placed third
- Twenty (20) points will be awarded to each entry placed fourth
- Fifteen (15) points will be awarded to each entry placed fifth
- Twelve (12) points will be awarded to each entry placed sixth
- Ten (10) points will be awarded to each entry placed seventh
- Eight (8) points will be awarded to each entry placed eighth
- Six (6) points will be awarded to each entry placed ninth
- Four (4) points will be awarded to each entry placed tenth
- Two (2) points will be awarded to each entry placed eleventh
Gold Supreme Champion will be determined by the MAJORITY of Gold placings awarded by the judges. The Supreme Silver and Bronze Supreme Champions will be determined solely by points calculated from the Supreme Breeding Championship Point Schedule above. Rules For Ties In the case of a tie for GOLD (no Majority) in the Supreme Breeding Championship, the GOLD will be awarded to the horse with the highest combined points awarded by the Supreme Breeding Championship Point Schedule. Should there still be a tie, the procedures in “Rules for Ties.” shall apply. In the case of a tie for Silver or Bronze Champion, the higher place will be given to the horse with the highest qualifying points in the qualifying classes. If there is still a tie, the higher place will be given to the horse with the most points for type. If there is still a tie, the higher place will be given to the horse with the most points for movement. Failing a decision thus far, one judge chosen by ballot will name his/her preference.