To many, the most exciting aspect of team penning or ranch sorting is the competition. The prospect of being named the "Champion" of a class propels many United States Team Penning Association (USTPA) members to strive for improvement with every ride. The USTPA offers a variety of special awards and accolades for our top competitors including, but not limited to:

Class Champion Awards at Every USTPA Nationally Produced Show

Every USTPA Nationally Produced Show offers classes appropriate for penning and sorting riders of any rating level (1-7). Each of the classes are placed with cash awards being distributed to the top teams based on fastest run and cash and prizes are awarded to the top teams in the average. See the USTPA Rule Book for more information on distribution levels of cash, prizes and awards.

Class Champion Awards at Every USTPA Regionally Produced Show

Every USTPA Regionally Produced Show offers classes appropriate for penning and sorting riders of any rating level (1-7). Each of the classes are placed with cash awards being distributed to the top teams based on fastest run and cash and prizes are awarded to the top teams in the average. See the USTPA Rule Book for more information on distribution levels of cash, prizes and awards.

Annual Regional Championships Class Awards

Most USTPA Regions produce an Annual Regional Championship Show offering classes appropriate for riders of any rating level (1-7). Qualifications are required to compete at Regional Championships and vary by Region. Each of the classes at the Regional Championships are placed with cash awards being distributed to the top teams based on fastest run and cash and prizes are awarded to the top teams in the average. See the USTPA Rule Book for more information on distribution levels of cash, prizes and awards and contact your Regional Director for information on qualifications for your Regional Finals.

Annual World Championships Class Awards

Each year, the USTPA produces a World Championship Show offering classes appropriate for penning and sorting riders of any rating level (1-7). Qualifications are required to compete at the World Championship. Each of the classes at the World Championships are placed with cash awards being distributed to the top teams based on fastest run and cash and prizes are awarded to the top teams in the average. The USTPA World Championship awards a one-of-a-kind World Championship Bronze Trophy* to each member of the team with the highest average in each class in addition to other prizes and cash. The top ten teams in the average at the World Championship also receive prizes. See the USTPA Rule Book for more information on distribution levels of cash and refer to each year's World Championship Show information for details on specific prizes for that year.

Annual World Championship Show High Point Award for Each Rider Rating 1-7

Each year, the USTPA produces a World Championship Show offering classes appropriate for penning and sorting riders of any rating level (1-7). Qualifications are required to compete at the World Championship. A special High Point Trophy Saddle* is presented to the rider with the highest overall earnings average at the World Championship Show in each rider rating level (1-7). See the USTPA Rule Book for more information on qualifications and refer to each year's World Championship Show information for details on specific prizes for that year.

Annual Year End Awards for Each Rider Rating 1-7

Each year at the World Championship Show, the USTPA recognizes the Year's first and second Highest Point Rider in each rider rating level (1-7) with a special Year End High Point Award. The 2016 Year-End Champion High Point Rider in each rating level will receive a one-of-a-kind World Champion Saddle* and the second highest rider in the level will receive a Reserve World Champion Award (TBD)*. See the USTPA Rule Book for more information on qualifications and refer to each year's World Championship Show information for details on specific prizes for that year.