The Arabian Horse Society of Australia Ltd Honour Board & Awards

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

Established in 2019. Awarded annually a purebred Arabian who best exemplifies the spirit, attributes and excellence of the Arabian breed, specifically those who demonstrate considerable positive exposure for the Arabian breed within the greater equine community as well as to the general public.

Arabian Derivative Ambassador Awards

Established in 2019.  Awarded annually to an Arabian Derivative who best exemplifies the spirit, attributes and excellence of the Arabian breeds, specifically those who demonstrate considerable positive exposure for the Arabian Derivative breeds within the greater equine community as well as to the general public.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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.

Endurance Sire and Dam of the Year

The Endurance Sire and Dam of the Year Award was established to recognise the achievements of AHSA Ltd.  registered endurance horses’ sires and dams.

The criteria for these awards is as follows: Horses registered with AHSA Ltd that are recorded with the society in the name of their owner will be eligible to gain points for their AHSA registered Sire and/or Dam at rides that are 80km or longer. Membership of the owner of the competing horses is not required. The Sire and/or Dam must be registered AHSA Ltd in the name of their owner who must be a financial member of the Society. The sire or dam may be deceased or living.  Points will be calculated by AERA on behalf of the AHSA Ltd.

Incentives for the award include: The owners of the winning sire and dam will receive complimentary membership of AHSA Ltd for the following financial year and, in the case of stallions, will also receive complimentary Stallion Nomination.  The owners of the winning sire and dam will be invited to place articles in the Australian Arabian Horse News and the winners will be publicized by the Society on Social Media and in advertising. A merit certificate will be issued to the owners of the winning sire and dam.

 

Pony Club Horse of the Year

The AHSA Ltd. Pony Club Horse of the Year Award was initiated to give recognition to the Arabian and Arabian Deriviatives competing in Pony Club events and to encourage our Arabian Youth to attend Pony Club Events.  To win this award,the nominated horse must have been born and reside in Australia, be registered Arabian or Arabian Derivative and in the name of the nominated rider or their immediate family, who must be a current financial member of the AHSA Ltd. The combination must have attended at least three (3) Rallies and have an attendance record of at least 50% over the previous 12 months.  Nominations should evidence that the horse has the following attributes: keeps the rider safe and happy, the rider enjoys spending time with the horse, has progressed the potential of the rider and be versatile in a variety of disciplines and events.

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.

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.