Youth Rookie of the Year

This is a special award to be given to the MPtHA youth member competing in their first year of PtHA ROM classes that require a canter and/or lope. Walk/trot class points do not count towards this award. The MPtHA youth member must meet the following criteria:

  • Only 1 (one) application allowed per youth member.
  • All points to be computed on one youth exhibitor/pinto combination. Award will be per exhibitor/pinto combination.
  • Applicant must attend and compete in at least two or more Minnesota Pinto shows during the season.
  • Applicant may not have shown in any ROM class at a PtHA approved show that required a canter prior to the current show season.
  • Applicant may not have competed and/or earned points in any PtHA approved outcross breed show in an event that required a canter prior to the current show season.

2016 Recipient: Ellie Franck

Previous Recipients
2015 – Heather Coughlin
2014 – Emma Hanson
2013 – Lauren Wetzel
2012 – Payton Vogel
2011 – Emily Oden
2010 – Shanalyn Bird
2009 – Lauren Hartmann
2008 – Abbi Gujer
2007 – Paige Gabrielson
2006 – Ashley Hoffman
2005 – Rio Haack
2004 – Emily VanLandshoot
2003 – Hannah Page
2002 – Becky Noonan
2001 – Katie Dahlheimer
2000 – Tony Pozorski
1999 – Kelly Grant
1998 – MiKayla Fischer
1997 – Crystal DeBilzan
1996 – Kirsten Caskey

Each applicant will choose up to 4 (four) Youth classes from which all MPtHA points will accumulate for the season, with the Rookie of the Year title/award being presented at the MPtHA Banquet to the applicant with the highest point total from the chosen events. 1 (one) class must be an individual pattern class. Once the classes have been chosen the competitor may NOT change or substitute an event. Classes may include YA Novice performance classes, YA Showmanship or YA performance classes only. No halter classes are permitted. Exhibitor must complete an official Rookie of the Year application, including parent/guardian signature. (Application is available below)


For questions contact: Sally Daluge at or 612-669-6861.
Submit applications to Sally Daluge, 4890 Woodland Trail, Loretto, MN 55357

Application for Rookie of the Year