Annual Award Criteria

 

Distinguished Service Award

  • Awards are given to individual Members for “special services” to the NZAHS and Arabian breed in New Zealand.

  • Written nominations must be supported by a summary qualifying the nomination and submitted by the published closing date.

  • Applications will be considered by the NZAHS Council and the recipient(s) announced at the AGM.


Life Membership

  • Life Membership may be granted to recognise a Member whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the NZAHS and the Arabian breed in New Zealand.

  • Written nominations must be supported by a summary qualifying the nomination and submitted by the published closing date.

  • Applications will be considered by the NZAHS Council and the recipient(s) announced at the AGM.


Purebred Roll of Merit

  • The NZAHS Purebred Roll of Merit is a programme designed to recognise consistency, versatility and commendable performance by Purebred Arabian horses in New Zealand.

  • All Purebred Arabian horses that are registered with the NZAHS are eligible for the Purebred Roll of Merit.

  • To receive a Purebred Roll of Merit Award the owner of the horse must be a current member of the NZAHS.

  • Please refer to the “Purebred Roll of Merit Rules” on the NZAHS website for further information.


Derivative Roll of Merit

  • The NZAHS Derivative Roll of Merit is a programme designed to recognise consistency, versatility and commendable performance by Derivative Arabian horses in New Zealand.

  • All Derivative Arabian horses that are registered with the NZAHS are eligible for the Derivative Roll of Merit.

  • To receive a Derivative Roll of Merit Award the owner of the horse must be a current member of the NZAHS.

  • Please refer to the “Derivative Roll of Merit Rules” on the NZAHS website for further information.


NZAHS Brian Ross Young Achiever Award

The purpose of the NZAHS Brian Ross Young Achiever Award is to recognise high levels of achievement by young members of our Arabian community. These young people can be participating in endurance events, show jumping, cross country or pony club, or they may assist at a horse stud, but their horse of choice is a Purebred or Derivative Arabian horse. Young people are the future forward for the NZAHS and in honouring our Young Achievers, we are setting the cornerstones in place for their ongoing involvement with the Arabian Horse.


The applicant must:

  • Not have attained their 18th birthday by the published closing date.

  • Have achieved recognisable success with their NZAHS registered Purebred or Derivative Arabian horse within New Zealand. It must also compete under its NZAHS registered name.

  • Applicants may also have been selected to represent New Zealand offshore eg Endurance.

  • Complete the application form and attach a written summary of the applicant’s involvement and achievements with the Arabian breed. 

  • Applicants or their families do not need to be NZAHS members.

  • Applications will be considered by the NZAHS Council and the recipient announced at the AGM.


WAHO Award

A beautiful bronze trophy, specially commissioned by WAHO (World Arab Horse Organization) from German artist/sculptor Mrs Brigitte Eberl has become a prestigious "Annual Challenge Trophy" since 2005. The trophy is returned to the NZAHS at the end of the 12 month award period, so that it can be awarded to the new winner. A special Certificate commemorating the award is also presented to each winner as a permanent reminder of their fine achievement.

  • Nominees should be Purebred Arabian horses that have, in some way, been an excellent “ambassador” for the breed, or in the case of older horses, achieved the same through immediate progeny.

  • Nominations should be for all disciplines and are not limited to halter horses only.

  • The horse must be a Purebred, registered with the NZAHS and competed under their registered name.

  • The horse must be bred in New Zealand.

  • The horse must be domiciled in New Zealand.

  • The horse must be alive at the time of nomination. 

  • The owner of the horse must be a current member of the NZAHS.

  • Written nominations must be supported by a summary qualifying the nomination and submitted by the published closing date.

  • Applications will be considered by the NZAHS Council and the recipient announced at the AGM.


New Zealand Derivative Horse of the Year Award

A perpetual trophy donated by Taralea Arabians & Woodlau Farm and awarded for the first time at the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

  • Nominees should be Derivative Arabian horses that have, in some way, been an excellent “ambassador” for the breed, or in the case of older horses, achieved the same through immediate progeny.

  • Nominations should be for all disciplines and are not limited to halter horses only.

  • The horse must be a Derivative, registered with the NZAHS and competed under their registered name.

  • The horse must be bred in New Zealand.

  • The horse must be domiciled in New Zealand.

  • The horse must be alive at the time of nomination. 

  • The owner of the horse must be a current member of the NZAHS.

  • Written nominations must be supported by a summary qualifying the nomination and submitted by the published closing date.

  • Applications will be considered by the NZAHS Council and the recipient announced at the AGM.


New Zealand Purebred Breeder of the Year Award

A perpetual trophy donated by Al Dhahab Arabian Stud & Rayjan Arabian Stud and awarded for the first time at the 2009 Annual General Meeting.

  • Points are collated by the NZAHS and accumulated over one show season for Purebred horses competing in Halter, Ridden & Performance Championship classes at the NZAHS Championship Shows:

  • NZ National Arabian Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points, Top 3/5 = 2 points)

  • North Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • South Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • All horses must be Purebred, registered with the NZAHS and competed under their registered name.

  • All horses must have been bred by a New Zealand breeder who is also a current NZAHS member to be eligible for the award.


New Zealand Derivative Breeder of the Year Award

A perpetual trophy donated by Glenvar Stud, awarded for the first time at the 2016 Annual General Meeting.

  • Points are collated by the NZAHS and accumulated over one show season for Derivative horses competing in Halter, Ridden & Performance Championship classes at the NZAHS Championship Shows:

  • NZ National Arabian Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points, Top 3/5 = 2 points)

  • North Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • South Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • All horses must be Derivative, registered with the NZAHS and competed under their registered name.

  • All horses must have been bred by a New Zealand breeder who is also a current NZAHS member to be eligible for the award.


New Zealand Endurance Breeder of the Year Award

A perpetual trophy donated by Arahi Arabians and awarded for the first time at the 2014 Endurance New Zealand Annual General Meeting.

  • Points are collated by the NZAHS and accumulated over one Endurance season. One point is awarded for every qualified kilometre, 40 kilometres and above.

  • All Purebred and Derivative Arabian Endurance horses that are registered with the NZAHS are eligible to be awarded points provided that they compete under their registered name.

  • All horses must have been bred by a New Zealand breeder who is also a current NZAHS member to be eligible for the award.

New Zealand Amateur Handler of the Year Award

The Alison Steward Memorial Trophy is a perpetual trophy donated by David Steward and awarded for the first time at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.

  • Points are collated by the NZAHS and accumulated over one show season for Amateur Handler Championship classes at the NZAHS Championship Shows:

  • NZ National Arabian Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points, Top 3/5 = 2 points)

  • North Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • South Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • The Handler must be a current NZAHS member to be eligible for the award.

  • The Purebred or Derivative Arabian horse being shown must be registered with the NZAHS and compete under their registered name.

  • Definition of an Amateur: An Amateur is one who, regardless of his/her equestrian skills and/or accomplishments, in the past three (3) years has not directly or indirectly accepted as payment, goods or money for services usually provided by a professional in the areas of breaking, riding, training, schooling, driving, halter preparation, showing in halter or under saddle. The following activities shall not affect the Amateur status of a person who is otherwise qualified:

a)    The writing of books

b)    Accepting remuneration for judging or stewarding

c)    Speaking at workshops, clinics, seminars or training days in a voluntary capacity where they do not accept a fee for their services.

d)    Receiving prize money or goods as services.

e)    Having the occupation of farrier, veterinarian, stable hand or groom.

f)     Owning or operating a saddlery, stud or breeding farm or boarding stables


Stallion Progeny Award

A certificate and rosette to be awarded for the first time at the 2020 NZAHS Annual General Meeting. 

  • All Purebred and Derivative Arabian Stallions that are registered with the NZAHS are eligible.

  • All Purebred and Derivative Arabian progeny must be registered with the NZAHS and compete under their registered name.

  • To receive the stallion progeny award the owner of the horse must be a current member of the NZAHS.

  • Points are collated by the NZAHS and accumulated over one show season for Purebred and Derivative horses competing in Halter, Ridden & Performance Championship classes at the NZAHS Championship Shows:

  • NZ National Arabian Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points, Top 3/5 = 2 points)

  • North Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • South Island Championships (Champion = 10 points, Reserve = 5 points)

  • Overall combined Hi-Point Purebred or Derivative Arabian Stallion.

 

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