Open Show Point Program (OSSP)
The Open Show Point Program is open to all Regular or Foundation registered ICAA horses (excluding Breeding Stock) of any age with cumulative points earned becoming part of their permanent ICAA record.
The HIGH POINT - Tallies all points earned in each show from all classes that are placed.
The ALL-AROUND Division - Tabulates points based on placing first, second, or third in at least three categories at the same show: Halter, Pleasure, Gymkhana, Performance, Driving, Cattle Classes, etc.
In the Appaloosa’s permanent record, the points earned in each category are combined. High points earned in Halter, for example, would be combined with the Versatility Halter points for a total of “Halter Points.”
Youth Versatility Program
ICAA Youth members may be nominated for All-Around (Versatility) Points. The awards in the Youth Division are:
* All-Around Youth 12 and Under
* All-Around Youth 13 to 15
* All-Around Youth 16 to 18
Production Achievement Award System
Open Show Point Program
Trail Logging Program
Production Achievement Award System
Both colored coat patterned Appaloosas and Breeding Stock Appaloosas may participate
Awards are given to mares that produce five (5) colored ICAA registered foals and to stallions that produce fifteen (15) colored ICAA registered foals.
ICAA Distance Program Enrollment Form ($15 Annually) and Ride Reports
Trail Logging Program Enrollment Form and Trail Logging Form ($5 One Time Fee)
OSSP Enrollment Forms, Exhibitor's Report, and Brochure ($15 Annually)
Open Show Point Program Rules
1) Appaloosas nominated to this program must be ICAA registered and the exhibitor or owner must be a current member of ICAA.
2) Nominations must be received and paid in full for the annual season (January 1st to December 31st) before point accrual begins. No points will be awarded for placings occurring prior to nomination.
3) Nominated Appaloosas or Youths may compete for ICAA points in any open, all breed or ApHC/ApHCC show offered that has a minimum of 10 classes and a minimum of 25 entries at that show.
4) Points earned in any previous year shall not count toward current year year-end awards.
5) For earned OSPP points to be recorded by the ICAA, the owner or Youth must submit a copy or photo of the show’s show bill and a completed Exhibitor’s Report to the ICAA office within 20 days of the show date. Exhibitor’s Reports may be obtained at no cost from the ICAA office or may be downloaded from the ICAA website (www.icaainc.com).
6) All appropriate spaces on the Exhibitor’s Report must be filled out completely, including signatures of the Exhibitor and one or more of the following: Show Manager, Show Secretary, Show Official, and/or the Show Judge(s). Reports not containing two or more signatures, including the Exhibitor, or that are otherwise incomplete will not be tabulated toward year-end awards.
7) YOUTH RULES (under 18 years of age as of January 1st of show year) .a. No youth may exhibit a stallion except in Weanling Halter classes. b. Youth must be under the supervision of an adult at all times at the show grounds, including between classes. c. Versatility points earned by a Youth will apply only to the individual Youth, not to the Appaloosa unless the Appaloosa has been nominated as well. d. A parent or legal guardian must give permission for the Youth to participate in the Open Show Point Program and must sign the Youth’s nominations form.
8) The use of blood drawing, illegal drugs (per USA Equestrian guidelines) or intoxicating drugs or substances of any kind are not allowed in Appaloosas or Youths nominated to this program. The ICAA can require random drug testing of participating horses. Any horse or Youth found under the influence of illegal or intoxicating drugs during showing shall be suspended from the OSPP for the remainder of the show season. ICAA members may be subject to disciplinary actions for any involvement.
Trail Logging Program
The benefits of time spent in the saddle and/or driving an Appaloosa surpass mere training of horse and rider. With an Appaloosa, riding or driving time means special hours spent in a partnership that grows stronger with each ride. This time is what defines “pleasure riding” or "pleasure driving".
The ICAA Trail Logging Program has been designed to recognize the positive achievements of the Appaloosa-Rider and Appaloosa-Driver partnership. In this program, the rider sets the goals and measures the success. The ICAA recognition of the merit of each milestone goal achieved (100 hours, 500 hours, 1000 hours, etc) is recorded on the horse’s performance record, and for the rider a certificate is awarded.
Because this Trail Logging program is on-going and non-competitive, the rider and Appaloosa enjoy the time together, stress free, while the ICAA rewards their progress and success.
If interested in this program, please read the following rules carefully, complete the enrollment form, and send the form and the one-time $5.00 enrollment fee to ICAA at the address listed on the form.
Official Rules of the Trail Logging Program
* All persons participating must be current members of ICAA. Any hours accrued without membership dues being current will not count toward performance or merit awards.
* The owner or rider must pay a one-time enrollment fee of $5.00 per horse.
* The nominated Appaloosa must be ICAA registered.
* An individual may ride and/or drive more than one nominated Appaloosa, but a separate hour-log must be maintained for each horse ridden or driven.
* An accurate record of time spent (one hour for each hour of actual riding/driving time) must be kept on the ICAA Official Trail Logging Form. All time logged is on a one horse/one rider and/or driver basis, and on the honor system. An official log for each nominated horse will be sent to the owner or rider/driver upon receipt of the enrollment form and nomination fee, or can be downloaded from the ICAA website (www.icaainc.com).
* Riding and/or driving time logged can be for any activity except actual show ring performance, competitive/endurance trail riding, or if the rider is being paid for training the nominated horse. Accepted activities include, but are not limited to: pleasure/trail riding and/or driving, training, parades, or in a riding group.
* The ICAA will recognize hour milestones at 100, 500, and 1000 hours per nominated Appaloosa. There is no time limit during which these hours must be accrued. However, the rider/driver must maintain a current membership with the ICAA.
ICAA Contact Information
4610 New Mexico 206
Milnesand, NM 88125
For problems navigating the website, contact Sharon at 575-607-9737 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm MST
or email at above email address
ICAA Distance Program
Enroll your ICAA Appaloosa in the Distance Program to earn a variety of year end awards. The Distance Program is divided into two categories: Endurance Riding and Competitive Trail Riding.
Requirements for both Distance Programs are as follows:
An annual enrollment fee of $15 per horse must be submitted along with a completed enrollment form. No mileage or credit will be granted prior to enrollment.
Owners and riders must be current paid-up members of ICAA at the time of enrollment. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one person must be a member.
The ICAA ride year is January 1st through December 31st .
Horses must be ICAA registered.
The horse must be a minimum of four (4) or five (5) years old as of foaling date to receive mileage (see descriptions of events below).
Ride results must be recorded on the official ICAA Ride Reports available from ICAA. It is the responsibility of the owner/rider to obtain the required signature of the ride Manager or Official.
Ride Reports must be submitted within 30 days of the completion of the ride.
Results may be verified with the sanctioning organization.
ICAA approved endurance and competitive trail ride sanctioning organizations:
American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), Great Lakes Distance Riding Assn (GLDRA), Upper Midwest Endurance and Competitive Ride Assn (UMECRA), Washington State Horsemen, Inc (WSH), International Arabian Horse Assn (IAHA), Ohio Arabian and All Breed Trail Society (OAATS), Ohio Arabian Horse Assn (OAHA), Appaloosa Distance Riders Assn (ApDRA), North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC), Eastern Competitive Trail Rider Assn (ECTRA), Southeastern Distance Riders Assn (SEDRA), Texas Endurance Riders Assn (TERA), Middle Of The Trail Distance Riders Assn (MOTDRA), and Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Assn (OCTRA). ICAA reserves the right to approve any other distance ride it deems suitable, including overseas.
A Competitive Trail Ride is defined as a ride where participants cover a marked course in a given period of time, not completing the course earlier or later than the time specified. Ride must be no less than 25 miles in one day or 40 miles in two days. Competitive Trail is open to horses a minimum of 4 years of age as of foaling date. This ride is to have a licensed veterinarian present for monitoring and for judging.
An Endurance Ride is defined as a long distance ride of 50 to 100 miles in one day or up to 250 miles over several days. Endurance is open to horses a minimum of 5 years of age as of foaling date. These rides have several sections with veterinarian checks between sections.
A Limited Distance Endurance Ride is a mid-distance ride of 25 to 35 miles in one event. Limited Distance is open to horses a minimum of 4 years of age as of foaling date. Veterinarians will be present at designated check points to monitor the horse’s soundness.
All horses must be enrolled in the ICAA Distance Program. Horse owners and riders must be current members to accrue miles that count towards awards. See the ICAA Official Handbook for complete rules.
Endurance and Competitive Trail Awards:
100-mile – Certificate and Rosette
250-mile – Certificate, Plaque and Rosette
350-mile – Certificate, Plaque and Rosette
500-mile – Certificate, Silver Patter and Rosette
1000-mile – Certificate, Silver Platter and Rosette
Year-End High-Mileage Awards:
High-Mileage Endurance Award – Presented to the horse completing the highest number of qualifying miles in approved open Endurance rides within a ride year.
High-Mileage Limited Distance Endurance Award – Presented to the horse completing the highest number of qualifying miles in approved open Limited Distance rides within a ride year.
High-Mileage Competitive Trail Ride Award – Presented to the horse completing the highest number of qualifying miles in approved open Competitive Trail rides within a ride year.
High-Mileage ICAA Appaloosa of the Year Award – Presented to the horse completing the highest total combined miles in approved open Endurance and Competitive Trail rides within a ride year. Riders must meet minimum mileage requirements.
Distance Awards may vary from year to year. Owners must notify ICAA within one year of qualification if an earned award was not received.
If you are interested in Distance Riding but don't know where to start or need some help, please contact Diane Schermerhorn at email@example.com or 218-234-0703.