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AHS Awards Eligibility
DO YOU COMPETE IN HUNTERS, JUMPERS or EVENTING? Horses competing in these disciplines MUST be enrolled in the AHS Awards Program in order to be eligible for year-end awards! Please compete and submit the Performance Awards Form by September 30th of the competition year!
Please use the information in the Awards Eligibility Chart to help determine the requirements for the AHS Awards Program. To be eligible for awards, the owner of the horse must be a current AHS member as of September 30, and the horse must be properly transferred and/or recorded in their name.
2020 RULE CHANGES FOR THE AHS DSHB IN-HAND SHOWS
The American Hanoverian Society understands that this year’s Dressage Sport Horse Breeding season has been curtailed in many areas due to COVID-19 and therefore is adapting the usual rules to accommodate those who still have the opportunity to show.
The AHS will combine the divisions this year ONLY into three categories:
- Colts/geldings from weanlings through three-year-olds
- Fillies from weanlings through three-Year-olds
- Mature Mares—Maiden/Yeld/Broodmares and Stallions (must be licensed to qualify).
- Unlicensed stallions are allowed to compete in the individual USDF/USEF-licensed breed shows, and could win AHS awards at those shows, but they are not eligible for AHS year-end awards unless they are already licensed or approved.
To qualify for the AHS DSHB In-Hand Shows year-end awards for 2020 ONLY:
- Horses must have scores from at least 2 different shows.
- This means that if the Finals show has a qualifying show/classes and later that day--or the next day--has the Regional Finals, horses will NOT qualify for AHS year-end awards if their only 2 scores have been earned at that ONE show. If, however, they have 3 scores, one from a different show, one from the qualifier at the Finals Show, and one from the Finals class—they could have 3 scores to use toward AHS Year End Awards. Or if they have 2 scores, one from a qualifier show earlier in the season, and one in a Finals Class at a different--later—show, both of those would count.
- At least 2 of the scores must be from 2 different judges.
- For this year only, scores will be AVERAGED. If a horse has more than 2 scores, they will also be averaged. For example, if a horse went to 4 shows in the East Coast Region, the 4 scores would be added together and divided by
- For this year only, AHS will use a score earned in a Regional Finals Class.