#whatrescuehorsescando Program

This program recognizes the competitive talents of BEHS fostered and adopted horses, donkeys, mules, and ponies and demonstrates just #whatrescuehorsescando!

In order to report your points, fill out a points form for each show/trail ride/event you participate in.  If you are at a competitive event or exhibition ride, have the show or ride secretary or event organizer sign the form in order for the points to count.  If you are doing a clinic or riding lesson, you can have the instructor sign the form.  For parades or booths, you can submit a photo with your form.  For pleasure rides and camping trips, we’ll work on the honor system, and for appearances on TV or in newspapers, submit a link to the story or a printed copy of the story.

Points for horse shows, play days, rodeos, trail rides, or other competitive events:

Number of horses in the class/division 6+ 5 4 3 2 1
1st 6 5 4 3 2 1
2nd 5 4 3 2 1
3rd 4 3 2 1
4th 3 2 1
5th 2 1
6th 1
Other placing 1/2


When showing in a championship class, add 2 points to any placing (for example, if you place 3rd out of over 6 horses in a championship class, you would receive 6 points total).

When showing in a BEHS event, add 2 points to each placing.

For horse shows:
Division High Point (breed, age, discipline):  5 Points
Reserve High Point (breed, age, discipline): 3 Points
Overall Champion High Point: 8 points
Reserve Overall Champion High Point:  5 points

For any competitive trail rides or endurance rides, if you compete the ride but do not place in the ride, you will earn one point.  If you win a Best Conditioned (or similar) award; you will receive an additional 8 points.

Non-competitive event points:
You will not need a signature from an organizer on your point sheet for these events.
Parade:  3 points
Pleasure trail ride:  1 point/day
Camping trip:  1 point/day
Riding lesson:  1 point/lesson
Clinic:  1 point/day
Exhibition rides at rodeos/playdays:  1 point/day
Appearance in a newspaper/magazine (with your horse);  5 points
Appearance at a booth/event (with your horse):  5 points

The following year end awards will be given:
Overall High Point
Overall High Point Reserve
English High Point (includes English/hunter pleasure, hunters, jumpers, eventing, dressage, saddleseat, etc)
English Reserve
Western High Point (includes pleasure, horsemanship, gaming, rodeo events, etc)
Western Reserve
Halter/Showmanship High Point
Halter/Showmanship Reserve
Trail/Endurance High Point
Trail/Endurance Reserve
Driving High Point
Driving Reserve
Youth High Point
Youth Reserve

Certificates will be given for each High Point and Reserve.  Ribbons and additional prizes will be given in any category where there are at least three entries.

The cost to participate in the program is $10 per horse/human combination/year.  The enrollment fee is waived for foster horses.  If a foster home adopts a horse/donkey/mule that he/she has enrolled in the program as a foster horse, the points for the year will roll over only if the $10 enrollment fee is paid within three months of adoption.  All participants in this program must remain current members of Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society.