El Merito Awards:
El Merito and El Supremo Awards may only be achieved by points attained at SCPPHC shows only.
For Halter, Bozal and Amateur Performance categories, the el Merito Award is presented in lieu of the 1st place certificate in categories when the recipient has earned a minimum of 50% of the total number of possible attainable points in approved shows. If 50% is not attained, the recipient receives a certificate. El Merito awards presented in the categories of Geldings Performance, Mares Performance and Stallions Performance do not require a minimum number of points.
El Supremo Awards:
The El Supremo Award is part of the yearly awards system for the SCPPHC and final results are announced at the Yearly Awards Banquet and in the Four Beat Notes Newsletter. The El Supremo Award recipient is authorized to use the "+" symbol behind the horse's name. After winning the El Supremo Award, the horse will not be allowed to compete for any El Merito Awards. However, they may continue to compete in shows and continue to accumulate lifetime points.
Awarded to Stallions and Mares
The horse has accumulated a total of 2000 points OR Four El Merito Awards have been won by the horse, who fo which must have been won in the Performance Division, and a minimum of 1400 points have been accumulated.
Awarded to Geldings
The horse has accumulated a total of 2000 points OR Three El Merito Awards have been won by the horse in any category and a minimum of 1400 points have been accumulated.
Special Year End Awards:
High Point Junior 18 and under
Reserve High Point Junior 18 and under
High Point Junior 12 and under
Reserve High Point Junior 12 and under
Sportsman of the Year
An award given by the Board to a SCPPHC member who has demonstrated good sportsmanship throughout the year.
Member of the Year
An award given by the Board to a SCPPHC member whose volunteer work has helped the Club reach its goals.
Achievement Award (Determined by Board, not every year)
An award given to a horse, person, ranch or group that has had major achievements and deserves such recognition.