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Step-By-Step: Enter the AHS Awards Program

Note: Those competing through USDF--dressage and sport horse breeders--do NOT need to fill out the Performance Awards Application; hunters, jumpers, and eventers do (see below).

Determine Eligibility

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. 

Awards Eligibility Chart

Dressage

In dressage, the AHS sponsors the Hanoverian and Rhineland All-Breeds Awards through the United States Dressage Federation and gives 14 awards for all the levels of competition including Freestyles. To be eligible for the AHS awards program:

  1. You must be a member of the AHS. If not, join here.
    • AHS memberships expire January 1 and must be renewed annually.
  2. Your Hanoverian or Rhineland horse must be registered/papered/recorded with the AHS. If in doubt, call the AHS office.
  3. The owner must be the horse's owner of record with the AHS. If s/he's not, then complete the transfer of ownership form.
  4. If you haven't already, sign up for the All-Breeds Awards with USDF.
  5. Compete and collect awards at the end of the year.
    • If the owner/rider cannot attend the AHS Annual Governance Meeting to receive the horse's award(s), it will be mailed to the owner of record.

Eventing

For Eventing, the AHS awards a High Score Award at each of the 5 levels of the sport recognized by the USEA and the USEF – from Novice through Advanced. To be eligible for the AHS awards program:

  1. You must be a member of the AHS. If you are not, join here.
    • AHS memberships expire January 1 and must be renewed annually.
  2. Your Hanoverian or Rhineland horse must be registered/papered/recorded with the AHS. If in doubt, call the AHS office.
  3. The owner must be the horse's owner of record with the AHS. If not, then the transfer of ownership form must be completed.
  4. Fill out the AHS/ARS Performance Award Application.
  5. Compete and collect awards at the end of the year.
    • If the owner/rider cannot attend the AHS Annual Governance Meeting to receive the horse's award(s), it will be mailed to the owner of record.

Hunters and Jumpers

In the Hunters and Jumpers, the AHS recognizes the top Hanoverians and Rhinelands competing in all of the USEF-recognized divisions including the Hunter Breeding divisions. We also recognize the Young Jumper Award Program.

  1. You must be a member of the AHS. If you are not, join here.
    • AHS memberships expire January 1 and must be renewed annually.
  2. Your Hanoverian or Rhineland horse must be registered/papered/recorded with the AHS. If in doubt, call the AHS office.
  3. The owner must be the horse's owner of record with the AHS. If not, then the transfer of ownership form must be completed.
  4. Fill out the AHS/ARS Performance Award Application.
  5. Compete and collect awards at the end of the year.
    • If the owner/rider cannot attend the AHS Annual Governance Meeting to receive the horse's award(s), it will be mailed to the owner of record.

Sport Horse Breeding

For the Sport Horse Breed Shows Awards, the AHS tracks the points earned by the Hanoverians competing in the USDF Breed Shows and rewards the highest scoring young horses – both fillies and colts, the highest scoring mature mares, and the highest scoring AHS-licensed stallion.

  1. You must be a member of the AHS. If not, join here.
    • AHS memberships expire January 1 and must be renewed annually.
  2. Your Hanoverian or Rhineland horse must be registered/papered/recorded with the AHS. If in doubt, call the AHS office.
  3. The owner must be the horse's owner of record with the AHS. If s/he's not, then complete the transfer of ownership form.
  4. If you haven't already, sign up for the All-Breeds Awards with USDF.
  5. Compete and collect awards at the end of the year.
    • If the owner/rider cannot attend the AHS Annual Governance Meeting to receive the horse's award(s), it will be mailed to the owner of record.