LOUISIANA STATE POINTS
The Louisiana state points are earned in Louisiana and count towards the Louisiana State Finals Event held at the SugArena in New Iberia Dec 9-11 2022. Every show riders attend in Louisiana and Orange, TX counts towards this competition.
The points race began after our 2021 Louisiana Finals Event and will culminate at the RSOA Louisiana State Finals in New Iberia December 9-11 2022. The following guidelines apply, and may change or be amended from time to time:
In order to qualify for the added money and awards at the Louisiana State Finals Event, riders must have 1) competed in at least 5 events in Louisiana or Orange, TX with a minimum of 6 rides per event OR 2) competed in at least 4 events riding a minimum of 60 rides total. Riders must be present at the State Finals Event, riding a minimum of 8 rides at the finals event to be eligible for State Finals awards.
Saddle Winners will each receive a custom Double J Trophy Saddle. These are not your typical trophy saddles. Each winner will design his or her own saddle. Winners choose size, type, color, tooling, conchos, stirrups, and every aspect of their saddle. Winners can even bring their horse in for a custom fitting. You cannot beat the quality of a Custom Double J Saddle!
A rider could receive awards in multiple divisions.
Points for every class will count towards the Division Points with the exception of the Youth, Penning, and Legends.
Youth points will accumulate from the following classes throughout the year.
Youth Sorting AND Youth Penning Classes
Sorting classes with a team limit of 6 or lower (IE #6 sort, #4 sort)
#10 Beginner Ranch Hand and True Beginner Ranch Hand
Riders ratings may be moved up or down based on several factors, the most important being their win: loss ratio. No rider (with the exception of newer or low volume riders and others previously noted) will be moved up or down 120 days prior to the RSOA State Finals Event.
Should a rider move from one division to another, the rider shall transfer only those points accumulated up to the amount equal to the number of points the current first place holder in the new division has accumulated. IE if a rider is moved from the 2 division to the 3 division, and
has accumulated 210 points, and
the leader of the 3 division has accumulated 195 points
then the rider transferring to the 3 division shall transfer only 195 points
Rule Changes : Rules may be amended from time to time at the sole discretion of the Association.