NORTH AMERICAN DISTRICT BREEDING DISTRICT AWARDS PROGRAM FOR PERFORMANCE HORSES
The Holsteiner Verband is eager to recognize the accomplishments of your Holsteiner horses in all areas sport: Jumping, Dressage, Hunters, Eventing, Breeding, and Driving. We have added a unique category of Verband membership, called Competing Memberships, for the North American District for those who are joining for the purposes of sport recognition only, and, just as in prior years, you will join annually and also activate your Holsteiner horse in sport annually using our enrollment form. Once you complete the enrollment and paid your membership and activation fee, your horse will be eligible for year-end awards and certificates. Note that if you are already a member of the Holsteiner Verband in any other membership level, you do not need to pay the Competing Membership fee, but do have to enroll your horses in the program.
USDF ALL BREEDS PROGRAM NEWS
We have also contracted with USDF to continue our support of the annual USDF All Breeds program in 2020. If your Holsteiner horse is not yet declared for the USDF All-Breeds awards with the Holsteiner Verband – North American Breeding District, please contact the USDF to complete this important step. If you are unsure of your horse's status, this information may be verified on your horse’s summary page of USDFScores.com.
In order for a registered Holsteiner horse to eligible for the USDF All-Breeds Awards with the Holsteiner Verband – North American Breeding District, 1) the owner must be a member of the Holsteiner Verband, 2) the horse must be a registered Holsteiner (possessing either AHHA or Holsteiner Verband registration papers), and 3) must be declared with USDF for the USDF All-Breeds Awards Program with the Holsteiner Verband -North American Breeding District.
To learn more about our awards or to ask questions, please contact Wendy Davis Gerrish, Awards Program administrator, at ,
Horse Of The Year Awards
USDF All Breeds Awards
We are proud to partner with the USDF to honor our Holsteiners in Dressage.
In order to qualify, the owner and horse must fulfill all USDF requirements, plus the following:
-Owner must be a current Holsteiner Verband member at least at the "non-active" level.
-Horse must be activated annually with the Holsteiner Verband Awards program.
If you have not declared your horse's breed with the USDF, please contact them as soon as possible in order to participate in this program. We strive to recognize our Holsteiners in dressage!
US Dressage Finals Breed Awards
The AHHA is proud to participate in the US Dressage Finals High Score Breed Awards. The high score breed awards are a valuable opportunity for additional recognition available at the annual US Dressage Finals.
There are four awards offered, two high-score awards for adult amateur riders, one for the national levels (Training through Fourth Levels combined) and one for the FEI Levels (Prix St. Georges through Grand Prix combined). There will also be two high-score awards for open riders, one for the national levels and one for the FEI Levels, as described above.
We love to honor our competitive Holsteiners, giving awards in over 40 different divisions within these varied equine discipines: dressage, jumpers, driving, eventing, hunters, and more.
All horses holding registrations or certificates of pedigree from the AHHA, Holsteiner Verband papers, are eligible to enter the program.
Annual horse enrollment in the program is required, along with a nominal fee, and owners must join the Holsteiner Verband at the "non-active" level.
2018 Holsteiner Horse of the Year Awards
The HVNAD Horse of the Year Standing have been calculated and are now available here.
Please send us a photo of you and your Holsteiner in competition in 2018 We will post it here for all to enjoy!
2018 USDF All Breeds Awards
The HVNAD is proud to sponsor our Holsteiner horses actively competing in dressage.
These results are taken directly from the USDF website. If you wish to be part of the USDF All Breeds Program, visit the USDF website to make your declaration.
The Riverson Award
Given each year to the highest scoring foal or foals of the Approvals Tour. Named in honor of the foal Riverson. All registered and certificate of pedigree foals are eligible upon entry and presentation at at an Approvals site.
The Condino Award
Presented to the breeders of approved stallions during the annual Approvals Tour. Established in 2011, the award is named in honor of the stallion Condino, supreme champion of the 1991 Verband approvals.
Best North American Bred Mare Award
Presented each year to the mare aged 2 to 6 years and bred in North America which earns the highest score during the annual Approvals Tour. Established in 2004, this award honors both the breeder of the mare and the owner at the time of presentation. All AHHA-registered mares meeting the full set of qualifications are eligible for the award upon entry into the Approvals.
AHHA Foal Futurity - discontinued
Cash awards are distributed among top-scoring foals whose owners enter them into the AHHA Foal Futurity prior to the annual Approvals Tour. A completed Foal Futurity entry form and payment of a nominal entry fee is required.
AHHA Foal Incentive Program (FIP)
A new cash award program introduced in 2010, where a portion of funds raised by the AHHA Stallion Service Auction is used to award top-scoring foals of the annual Approvals Tour, as well as their sires. Foals are automatically entered when a stallion owner donates a breeding to the stallion auction. For 2104, all foals by stallions who participate in the 2014 Auction will be enrolled in the 2014 approvals, and so on. No additional entry forms or fees are required.