Gelding Opportunities Program
GO! Program

Congratulations to our Go! Gelding Winners for 2015!

The GO! Program

The GO! Program is open to all registered TWHBEA geldings regardless of age. The gelding owner/rider must be a current TWHBEA member in good standing to participate. Upon paying the annual nomination fee, the nominated gelding is eligible to participate in any category of this program. The program is broken down into two award categories, Category I-The GO! Competition Division and Category II-The GO! Super Gelding Division. The GO! Competition Division is divided into five areas, performance, pleasure, versatility, endurance trail, and recreational trail. Each division is further broken down into two age categories, Junior Gelding (4 years & Under) and Senior Gelding (5 years & Over). The Super Gelding Division is divided into two awards, The Flatshod Super Gelding of the Year Award and The Performance Super Gelding of the Year Award. Winners of these divisions will be the horses with the most overall points in their discipline at year’s end. The GO! Super Gelding Awards will be awarded to the geldings who were awarded the most points during the year in their division.

This program will run from year to year. Points will begin accumulating beginning on November 1 of each year running through October 31 of the next year. Points will begin to accumulate after entry forms have been turned in and all nomination fees have been paid. The GO! Program Points Log must be turned in by November 1 and will be verified by TWHBEA. For shows that are not turned into TWHBEA to be published as show records on IPeds, a class sheet signed by the show secretary verifying the placing, must be included with the Log Book. Points will be earned by the placing of each gelding in a judged competition with the only exception being the Recreational Trail division. Single judge shows will be counted as single points, three judge shows will be counted as double point shows, and five judges will be counted as triple point shows. The points in a single judge show will be awarded by 1st place 10 points, 2nd place 9 points, etc. Recreational Trail geldings must fill out the GO! Recreational Trail Log where for each 5 hours of recreational riding one point will be awarded, thus for 50 hours of recreational riding (time in the saddle) the gelding would earn 10 points. A detailed Log must be kept naming place, time and distance ridden.

There will be an annual nomination fee of $20.00 for each Competitive Division entered. $10.00 will be placed in the Competitive Division that the horse is nominated for and $10.00 into either the Flatshod or the Performance Super Gelding of the Year money. All monies collected will be paid out in a given year. The owner of record at the conclusion of each point year as determined above will be the recipient of the GO! Programs cash awards which will be awarded at the TWHBEA Awards Banquet each year. TWHBEA will match the nomination fees up to the first 100 geldings with the number being reviewed at the March Executive Committee meeting for revision.

The top five geldings in each division of The GO! Competitive Division (Category 1), will receive monetary awards with recognition given also to geldings ranking 6-10. There will be only two winners with payout for the GO! Super Gelding Division (Category 2). The winners will be the two geldings, one Flatshod and one Performance horse, with the highest overall points in their respective competitive division.






Category 1       The GO! Competition Division

A. GO! Performance: This division is for geldings competing in padded classes including Park Performance, Show Pleasure, Equitation and Performance.

Junior Geldings (4 years and under)

Senior Geldings (5 years of age and older)

B. GO! Pleasure: This division is for geldings competing in flat shod rail classes including Country Pleasure, Trail Pleasure, Lite Shod, Equitation and Model.

Junior Geldings (4 years and under)

Senior Geldings (5 years of age and over)

C. GO! Versatility: This division is for geldings competing in working versatility classes including Trail Obstacle, Pleasure Driving, Hunter Hack, TWH Over Fences, Basic Reining, Western Riding, Timed Speed Events, Untimed Game Events, Versatility Driving, Dressage & Extreme Sport, Showmanship and Equitation.

Junior Geldings (4 years and under)

Senior Geldings (5 years of age and over)

D. GO! Endurance Trail:
This division is for geldings competing in Endurance Riding.

Junior Geldings (4 years and under)

Senior Geldings (5 years of age and over)

E. GO! Recreational Trail:
This division is for geldings that are frequently used for Trail Riding.

Junior Geldings (4 years and under)

Senior Geldings (5 years of age and over)


Category 2       The GO! Super Gelding Division

A. GO! Flatshod Super Gelding

B. GO! Performance Super Gelding



GO! Program Entry Form

GO! Program Opportunity Log

GO! Program Recreational Trail Log


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