Youth Achievement Award Program (YAAP)


  1. YAAP-girlsThis program is based on participation, not competition.
  2. Participants MUST be members of MSHA, but do not need to own or ride an American Saddlebred.
  3. Points are cumulative from year to year as long as participant is under 18 and a member of MSHA.
  4. Logbooks are recorded on the honor system, but must be verified by an appropriate official or other adult.
  5. Points must be earned in at least two different categories.
  6. Medallions will be presented annually.

Click Here to download the 2017 YAAP Logbook

Categories and points

  1. PLEASURE RIDE OR SHOW: (only a maximum of 30% of points may come from this category)
    • Ride, drive or show in hand at a horse show: 10 points per show
    • Participate in an organized trail ride/parade (location and club to be listed): 5 points
    • Take riding lessons: 5 points per 10 lessons
    • Observe a horse show (minimum one performance) and provide a short report on which classes were watched (minimum two classes), who the judge was, and who won the classes, as well as a short observation or comment on the classes: 5 points per show
    • Attend MSHA youth meetings or barn club meetings: 5 points
    • Junior Judge at a horse show: 10 points per show
    • Attend a clinic: 10 points per clinic