The Arabian Horse Society of Australia Ltd Honour Board
This Honour Board serves as a story of history, naming and commemorating those people, clubs and horses who have gone before us to achieve great things in our the Australian Arabian Community.
The Arabian Horse Society of Australia Ltd. recognises service and achievement by awarding the prestigious awards such as:
Honorary Life Membership - Any person who in the opinion of the Board has rendered special services of at least ten consecutive years to the Society and the Arabian breed of horses may be appointed as an Honorary Life Member by that Board.
Distinguished Service Awards - The AHSA presents Distinguished Service Awards to acknowledge the valuable support and outstanding achievements of individuals that have demonstated exceptional service to the Australian Arabian Horse community.
WAHO Trophy - The AHSA chooses one living Arabian horse each year, bred and still domiciled in Australia and registered in our WAHO approved stud book, which in the opinion of the Board deserves to be presented with this award for a particular achievement. Ideally, WAHO has requested that they should look for an Arabian horse which has itself in some way been an excellent “ambassador” for the breed or, in the case of older horses, has achieved the same through its immediate progeny.
Arabian Ambassador Award and Arabian Derivative Ambassador Award - Established in 2019. Awarded annually to two individual horses – one purebred Arabian and one Arabian Derivative – who best exemplify the spirit, attributes and excellence of the Arabian breeds, specifically those who demonstrate considerable positive exposure for the Arabian & Arabian Derivative breeds within the greater equine community as well as to the general public.
Australian Arabian Roll of Merit - Supreme Champions - The AAROM is a scheme designed to record and recognise meritorious performance by Arabian-bred horses in Australia. The scheme was open to any horse registered with the AHSA Ltd. who was two years old or over. Horses gain points in the four sections of: HALTER, PERFORMANCE, WORKING and PROGENY. Certificates, and Trophies are awarded in each section at 2 levels: “MERIT” and “CHAMPION”. In addition, a final level of “SUPREME CHAMPION” can be reached for horses that achieve Championships in three of the four Sections.
Arabian Racehorse of the Year - The nominated horse must be a living, registered Purebred Arabian, born and resident in Australia. This horse must have been an outstanding representative in ARABIAN racing, with performance that ideally would be recognised overseas and/or outside the Arabian industry. The horse must be registered in the current owners name and the current owner must be a member of the AHSA Ltd.
Arabian Endurance Horse of the Year - The nominated horse must be a living, registered/recorded Purebred Arabian, Arabian Derivative or Arabian Performance Index horse, born and resident in Australia. This horse must have been an outstanding representative in ARABIAN endurance, with performance that ideally would be recognised overseas and/or outside the Arabian industry. The horse must be a registered/recorded in the current owners name and the current owner must be a member of the AHSA Ltd.
High Achievers In Open Company - More recently we have seen greater numbers of Arabian Registered/Recorded Horses achieving great success in Open Company at some of our country's most prestigious events and we recognise these horses here.
To see who has received these most prestigious of awards, please click on the links above to view the lists.