Incentive Riding Programs

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If you're currently riding and competing with Arabian horses outside of the AHA-recognized show circuit, the Arabian Horse Association Incentive Programs are designed just for you. Whether you ride dressage or endurance, compete in local or open shows, or just enjoy getting out, saddling up and hitting the trail, there's a program just for you!

 

Fees Summary

  • Open Event Incentive Program - $5 per horse, per event
  • Frequent Rider Program - $25 one time fee (new participants only)
  • Competitive Distance Program - FREE

 


Open Event Incentive Program (OEIP)

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Do you enjoy participating in national all-breed events including competitions hosted by national organizations in dressage, endurance, driving, cutting and eventing? Or, do you compete in local open shows hosted by local clubs, saddle clubs, even other breed associations? If so, AHA would like to present you and the Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses you compete with the opportunity to receive recognition and awards for your accomplishments.

 

The Open Event Incentive Program rewards both riders and horses that excel in all-breed competitions outside of the traditional Arabian horse community. As a participant in OEIP, you and your horse will accumulate points based on how you place in competitions and be rewarded for all of your achievements and hard work.

 

Riders who participate in OEIP will earn recognition and awards based on the number of points they accumulate. In addition, the horses used in these competitions will automatically have their accomplishments recorded in their permanent event record in the Arabian Horse DataSource world database.

 

Horse owners that do not compete as the rider may also join the program and enter horses they own without the rider being part of the program.


 

I compete with Arabian horses all the time... How do I join?

 

Riders who would like to compete in OEIP must fill out the Incentive Program Sign-Up Form to join.

 

Program participants are defined as an individual rider or owner, not a specific horse and rider combination. This means that as a rider, you may ride any number of horses, regardless of whether you own them or not, as long as they are all Arabians or Half-Arabians/Anglo-Arabians registered with the Arabian Horse Association.


 

My Arabian horse competes in all-breed events all the time with riders other than myself... How do I sign up my horse?

 

Owners who would like to record their Arabian horse's success at all-breed events, regardless of who rides the horse, should fill out the Incentive Program Sign-Up Form and identify the horse(s) you want to enter into the program. You may record your horse's achievements even if your horse was shown by someone other than yourself - the actual owner.

 

NOTE: If the rider is also in the program, he/she should not need to submit the event information if you, the owner, have already done so. The same is true if the rider has submitted the event information -- you, the owner, should not enter the same information again. Your horse will automatically receive credit for that event.


 

What are the OEIP Milestones, Recognition and Awards?

 

The Open Event Incentive Program rewards riders and Arabian horses that compete in OEIP events with for following awards and recognition:

 

OEIP Horses - OEIP recognizes the success of individual Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses in OEIP events by recording accomplishments in each horse's permanent event record in the Arabian Horse Association's Arabian DataSource.

 

OEIP Competitiors - After reaching each major point milestone, OEIP participants will receive a Lapel Pin identifying their achievement level. Milestones are reached at 10, 20, 60, 100, 250, 350, 500, 750, and 1000 points.

 

High Point Achievers - The annual High Point Achiever from each event category (for both national and local event divisions) will receive a trophy* at the end of each calendar year, plus photo recognition on this website.

 

NOTE: Competitors must reach at least 10 points in a category to qualify for the annual high point award. Awards are based on points earned between January 1 and December 31 of that year.

 

*The Arabian Horse Association reserves the right to modify or change awards at any time. 


 

Which Events Are Recognized? 

 

OEIP accepts most types of events. The following criteria apply to events and hosting organizations:

 

  • The event must be approved by a national or local organization that keeps an official performance record for each horse entered in the event.
  • The host organization must have an established governing body.
  • The host organization must have a show manager at the event who will sign the Event Report Form presented by the exhibitor/competitor.
  • The host organization must also maintain permanent event records at a central location for at least one year where event participation can be verified.

 

*If you compete in an event not currently recognized by the Arabian Horse Association, please let us know and we will look into adding the hosting organization to the OEIP Recognized Organizations list - see below.


 

OEIP Recognized Organizations/Categories

 

The following categories are currently approved for all-breed competitions hosted by national organizations. To request the addition of another hosting organization, fill out the OEIP Host Organization Application.

 

  • Barrel Racing - Restricted to cloverleaf. Includes WPRA and NBHA approved events
  • Combined Driving - Includes ADS approved events
  • Competitive Mounted Orienteering - Includes NACMO approved events
  • Competitive Trail Riding - Includes NATRC, ECTRA, UMECRA, SEDRA and OAATS approved events
  • Mounted Shooting - Includes CMSA, MSA and SASS approved events
  • Cutting - Includes NCHA, ACHA and CCHA approved events
  • Dressage - Includes USDF, USEF and USPC approved events
  • Driving - Includes ADS approved events
  • Endurance - Includes AERC, ECTRA, UMECRA, USPC and SEDRA approved events
  • Eventing - Includes USEA and USPC approved events
  • Reining - Includes NRHA and NRCHA approved events
  • Ride and Tie - Includes Ride and Tie Association approved events
  • Roping - Includes Team Roping, Heading, Heeling, Calf Roping, Breakaway Roping and all events sanctioned by the PRCA, USTRC, USCRA or the WPRA
  • Sidesaddle - Includes ISSO and WSFI approved events
  • Stadium Jumping - Includes USEF, USPC and USEA approved events
  • Team Penning - Includes USTPA and TPA approved events
  • Vaulting - Includes USEF, AVA and USPC approved events
  • Working Cow Horse - Includes NRCHA approved events

 

The following categories are currently approved for all-breed competitions hosted by local organizations and 4-H. Click here for a list of local approved hosting organizations.  To request the addition of another hosting association fill out the OEIP Host Organization Application.

 

  • Halter
  • Hunter Equitation
  • Hunter Pleasure/Hunter Hack
  • Leadline
  • Miscellaneous (Native Costume, Liberty, Combination, Most Classic, Sidesaddle, Longe Line)
  • Saddleseat Equitation
  • Saddleseat Pleasure (English, Park Horse, Country English)
  • Show Hack
  • Showmanship
  • Stock Horse
  • Trail (In-Hand included)
  • Walk-Trot
  • Western Horsemanship/Riding/Equitation
  • Western Pleasure/Bareback Pleasure

 


(Specialty Performance Categories - Local Open Shows)

  • Cutting
  • Dressage
  • Driving
  • Eventing
  • Gaming/Gymkhana
  • Jumping
  • Reining
  • Roping
  • Team Penning
  • Trails (trail trials, judged trail rides - excludes CTRs, Endurance Rides & Show Trail classes)

 

How Do My Points Get Calculated?

 

Points are calculated automatically based on event placement and other criteria. You can review the calculations for different events/classes by using our OEIP Point Calculator or the OEIP Point Chart. Local Open shows are eligible when hosted by a preapproved organization, but competitors accumulate points at half the rate of events hosted by an approved national organization. Even so, awards based on local Open show competitions are awarded separately from awards for all other events.

 

* The Arabian Horse Association does not recognize points earned prior to enrollment in the Open Event Incentive Program 


 

How do I report the events I and/or my horse have competed in?

 

After you have filled out the Incentive Program Sign-Up Form, you will use your member number and pin number to access your account and log your performance accomplishments.

 

Riders can accumulate points in a category, regardless of which Arabian horses they ride (as long as it is a registered Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian.) In the same way, horses can earn and accumulate points in a given category regardless of who the rider is. Either the rider or, if different, the owner can enter the event information online and submit the Event Report Form to the Arabian Horse Association. Do not report entries more than once for a rider or horse. If the rider reports the entry, the horse owner (if different) does not need to. A horse owner can report entries for the horse if the rider is not in the Open Event Incentive Program.

 

Since all of the Incentive Programs are online, you will enter your accomplishments directly in the online OEIP Log after you participate in an event. Next, turn in the completed Event Report Form, signed by the event manager. As soon as you enter the event information in the online OEIP Log and the Arabian Horse Association has verified it against the completed Event Report Form, points will be recorded and calculated toward the annual High Point Category Awards for riders and recorded in the permanent event record of the horse in the Arabian Horse DataSource world database.

 

*Open Event Incentive Program participants are required to send in an Event Report Form signed by the event official stating that both horse and rider did enter the specified class and placed accordingly. Event results must be entered and the Event Report Form returned along with the processing fee in order for the results to be accepted (December events have a 30 day deadline to expedite High Point calculations). During that time the event results will remain pending until AHA receives your signed Event Report Form and the $5.00 processing fee per horse per event. If the show has multiple judges for each class then the results from each judge are considered separate events. Each distance in any eligible distance event also requires a separate recording fee.


 

Frequent Rider Program (FRP)

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The Frequent Rider Program (FRP) awards riders for every hour that they spend riding or driving an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse in non-competitive activities.

The Arabian Horse Association is committed to recognizing and rewarding the riders who work with and enjoy Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses - in all types of non-competitive riding and driving.

 

The best part of the FRP is that the type of riding doesn't matter as long as it is non-competitive! Whether you use an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse to trail ride, do ranch work, participate in parades, take riding lessons, train under saddle or just ride or drive for pleasure, you can now be recognized and awarded for what you love most. 

 

 

What are the Frequent Rider Program Milestones & Awards?

 

 

 The Official Sponsor of the Frequent Rider Program

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The Frequent Rider Program awards you for the time you spend riding a registered Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse in activities like trail rides, lessons, ranch work, parades and more. By accumulating the hours that you spend riding and reach the following milestones, you will receive prize incentives. AHA is proud to announce, new for 2016, Awards Recognition Concepts is the official sponsor of the FRP program. 

 

25 Hours - Bridle Tag  
 
100 Hours - Bridle Tag and Travel Mug  
 
250 Hours - Bridle Tag and Leather Frame (8"X10")  
 
500 Hours - Bridle Tag and Leather Portfolio (7"X9")  
 
1,000 Hours - Bridle Tag and Accessory Bag  
 
2,500 Hours - Bridle Tag and Stall Front Bag  
 
5,000 Hours - Bridle Tag and Vest  
 
7,500 Hours - Bridle Tag and Horse Cooler  
 
10,000 Hours - Bridle Tag and Jacket  

 

*Remember that there is NO TIME LIMIT for reaching these goals!

**AHA reserves the right to modify or change awards at any time. 

 

New for 2016, FRP members are eligible to win the Year-End High Hour Trophy! Only one person can win so start logging your hours today!

 

Rules for Frequent Rider Program Year-End High Hour Trophy

 

Eligibility is reserved for participants that are signed up and have paid the $25 processing fee to join the Frequent Rider Program (FRP) through the Arabian Horse Association. Only non-competitive riding or driving hours, logged through the AHA website from January 1- December 31 of one calendar year, count towards the Year-End High Hour Award. All hours must be logged by January 15 of the following year in order to be counted towards the award. Winner will be announced by the Arabian Horse Association and the trophy will be shipped to the winner. An individual can win the Year-End High Hour Trophy only once. 

 

100 to 100!

 

NEW this year! First 100 individuals to log 100 hours starting on July 15, 2016 and on will receive a FREE Frequent Rider Program dry erase board that can be used to keep track of your hours riding or driving your Arabian horse. To be eligible, you must be a current AHA member, be signed up for the Frequent Rider Program and can only log riding/driving hours that have been ridden or driven from July 15, 2016 on that will count towards the promotional item. There is no time limit on reaching 100 hours. New and existing individuals in the Frequent Rider Program are eligible to participate so start logging your hours today!

 

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I ride all the time! How do I join?

 

Riders who would like to compete in the FRP must fill out the Incentive Program Sign-Up Form and pay a one time $25 processing fee to join.

 

Program participants are defined as an individual rider, not a specific horse and rider combination. This means that as a rider, you may ride any number of horses, regardless of whether you own them or not, as long as they are all Arabians or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabians registered with the Arabian Horse Association.


NOTE: Participation in any Arabian Horse Association program requires a current membership with the Arabian Horse Association. Click here to join AHA now!

 

Already involved in another Incentive Program?  Click here to sign up for FRP on your account!


 

 

Which activities are recognized?

 

The FRP will recognize any activity with a registered Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse, as long as the participant is riding/driving the horse. Some examples are:

 

  • Trail Riding
  • Parades
  • Riding Lessons
  • Training Under Saddle
  • Ranch Work
  • Demonstrations
  • Pleasure Riding
  • Pleasure Driving
 
Hours that do not count are any non-riding activities that might include:
  • Groundwork
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning Stalls
  • Tacking Up
  • Trailering
  • Veterinary Care

*Be sure to contact us if you have questions about which activities are allowable


 

How do I report my hours?

 

After you have enrolled in the FRP program through our online Sign-Up Form and paid the one time $25 processing fee, you can access and update your account at any time online.

 

Because all of the AHA Incentive Programs are online, you can update the number of hours you've ridden and make changes to your account whenever it is convenient for you.

 

As soon as you log your hours in the online FRP Log they will be permanently recorded with the Arabian Horse Association. When you reach a FRP milestone, AHA will send you the appropriate award.

 

*Hours spent riding prior to enrollment in the Frequent Rider Program are not eligible, even if they were accumulated during the same calendar year


 

Competitive Distance Program (CDP)

 

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Do you like to spend time on your horse competing in distance riding events such as Endurance Rides, Competitive Trail Rides, or Ride and Tie competitions? If so, the Arabian Horse Association would like to present you with an opportunity to receive recognition for your accomplishments.

 

The Competitive Distance Program (CDP) promotes and rewards riders who use Arabian horses to compete in distance riding events. Your efforts and achievements will be rewarded with recognition and prizes.

 

The Arabian horse is the most popular choice for distance events, and AHA wants to recognize your accomplishments! Join now to start tracking those hard-earned miles. 

 

 

 


 

Sounds great... How do I join?

Riders who would like to compete in CDP must fill out the Incentive Program Sign-Up Form to join.

 

Program participants are defined as an individual rider, not a specific horse and rider combination. This means that as a rider, you may ride any number of horses, regardless of whether you own them or not, as long as they are all registered Arabians, Half-Arabians or Anglo-Arabians.

 


NOTE: Participation in any Arabian Horse Association program requires a current membership with the Arabian Horse Association. Click here to join AHA now!

 

Already involved in another Incentive Program?  Click here to sign up for CDP on your account!


 

Which activities are recognized?

 

CDP recognizes "finished" rides approved by:

 

*Please Note:

  • Endurance Rides MUST be finished and a minimum of 50 Miles and Limited Distance Rides must be between 25-35 Miles.
  • Competitive Trail Rides MUST be finished and a minimum of 25 Miles while Novice Competitive Trail Rides MUST be between 15-25 Miles.
  • Ride and Tie Rides MUST be finished and a minimum of 25 Miles.

 

How do I report my miles?

After you have enrolled in the CDP Incentive Program through the Incentive Program Sign-Up Form, you will have access to your account at any time right online.

 

Because all of the AHA Incentive Programs are online, you can update your miles and report a ride whenever it is convenient for you!

 

As soon as you log your miles in the online CDP Log, they will be permanently recorded in the CDP Incentive Program. Once you have reached a milestone (see below), you will receive your milestone award.

 

*Rides completed prior to enrollment in CDP will not be applied even if they were during the same calendar year 


 

What are the CDP Milestones & Awards?

 

The Competitive Distance Program rewards you for competing on a registered Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian in all-breed Endurance, Competitive Trail or Ride and Tie events. By accumulating miles ridden in these events, you will reach milestones in the CDP Incentive Program and receive:

250 Miles - 250 Mile Lapel Pin

500 Miles - 500 Mile Lapel Pin and AHA T-Shirt

750 Miles - 750 Mile Lapel Pin and Water Bottle

1000 Miles - 1000 Mile Lapel Pin and Poncho

2000 Miles - 2000 Mile Lapel Pin and Collapsible Water Bucket

5000 Mile Rider - 5000 Mile Lapel Pin and an additional award to be determined

 

*Remember that there is NO TIME LIMIT for reaching these goals!