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The Ambassador Award, Open Competition Award, and Distance Horse of the Year Award are designed to recognize Arabian and  Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses that excel outside of AHA. Horses nominated by September 1 are chosen by the AHA Awards Committee  at the Annual Convention each year.

 

 

 

 

 


Ambassador Award

hands and heart_BorderThis award recognizes the Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse(s) for outstanding achievement in representing the Arabian horse community to the general public.

 

The horse must have achieved a unique accomplishment that showcases the breed in order to be eligible. Persons who wish to have their horse considered for this award or persons who know of an outstanding horse to be considered for this award, must prepare a letter of particulars along with recommendation letters from a minimum of three (3) AHA members, including their AHA member numbers and submit it to the AHA office by Monday, September 1, 2016. Please see chapter 20 of the current AHA Handbook for additional details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous International Award Recipients

  • VALEZ - 1991
  • HAVOLY - 1994
  • TAKELA SUNRIZE - 1995
  • RIVER CHIEF - 1997
  • SW LETITIA - 2000
  • SYNBAADD - 2003

 

 

Previous Special Recognition Award Recipients

  • RO GRAND SULTAN+// - 1992
  • EA NOVETTE+// - 1993
  • SHALOM MISHKOH+// - 1994
  • KITWELL CONSUL+ - 1995
  • PIERAZ - 1995
  • REBELS RAIDER+// - 1995
  • THE ANVIL BAURAQ - 1996
  • FIFTH EDITION++// - 1998
  • BEY TSPARK+/ - 1999
  • KLASSIC FORTUNE - 1999
  • PF IMPULSE+/ - 2000
  • FLEET HALAANIZ+/ - 2001
  • SCRABBLE+// - 2001
  • DRAKAAR - 2004
  • EXCALABER+/ - 2004
  • RUSSIAN ROULETT+ - 2005
  • BEY MOON ZELA+ - 2005

 

 

Previous Ambassador Award Recipients

  • PROUD HJALLUMINATOR - 2005
  • AURORA MR+// - 2006
  • BTA INTRIGUES FINESSE+/ - 2006
  • OKW ENTRIGUE+++// - 2006
  • ARR BOOTLEGGER+ - 2007
  • AZIZA STAR - 2007
  • SNOOZE ALARM - 2007
  • TONKI STAR JLJ - 2007
  • TSARINA BINT RII - 2008
  • WH BODACIOUS - 2008
  • ATHENA+++// - 2009
  • GILET+/ - 2009
  • TH BARBARIAN+ - 2009
  • TS BLACK TIE AFFAIR - 2009
  • KHIST BYTHE WIND - 2010
  • DARKER N BEY - 2011
  • LEPRACHAN SCR - 2011
  • SSHAMELESS++ - 2012
  • JUST IN KAYCE+// - 2013
  • LEGENDARY D C - 2013
  • No eligible nominations were submitted for 2014
  • No eligible nominations were submitted for 2015
  • ORATION++++// - 2016

 

 

Open Competition Award

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This award recognizes an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Horse(s) for outstanding achievement in representing the Arabian horse community in areas of Open competition such as, but not limited to: Open reining, competitive trail, competitive endurance, combined driving, hunter, eventing, jumping, carriage pleasure driving, working western and dressage. The horse must have received acknowledgement at the higher levels of competition such as, but not limited to: Regional championships, National competitions and International competitions open to all breeds and/or shown progressive and consistent accomplishment within the discipline.

 

In addition, it must have been acknowledged and promoted that the horse was a representative of the Arabian breed in some form; publications, demonstrations, or other public forums. Persons who wish to have their horse considered for this award or persons who know of an outstanding horse to be considered for this award must prepare a letter of particulars along with recommendation letters from a minimum of three (3) AHA members, including their AHA member numbers and submit it to the AHA office by Monday, September 1, 2016. Please see chapter 20 of the current AHA Handbook for additional details.

 

Previous Open Competition Award Recipients

  • 2010 Arabian Winner: MSU MAGIC J owned by Hilary Clayton
  • 2010 Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Winner: MADE IN THE SHADE owned by Mary Jo Hoepner
  • 2011 Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Winners: There were no nominations for this year
  • 2012 Arabian Winner: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL+/ owned by Lynn, Kyle, Margaret and Laura McAlister
  • No eligible nominations were submitted for 2013
  • No eligible nominations were submitted for 2014
  • 2015 Arabian Winner: Comandr-N-Chief+// owned by Stacey Burdick Taul
  • 2016 Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Winner: CURZON++++// owned by Patricia or Cassandra Harper

 
For additional information on the Open Competition Award, or for help nominating a horse, please contact AHA.

 

 

Distance Horse of the Year Award

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This award recognizes the significant accomplishment of an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse in the distance sports. Persons who wish to have their horse considered for this award or persons who know of an outstanding horse to be considered for this award must complete the official nomination form and submit it to the AHA office by November 1. Please see chapter 20 of the current AHA Handbook for additional details.

 

 

 

Previous Distance Horse of the Year Award Recipients

  • DR THUNDER BASK+// - 2004
  • TBR GRANITE CHIEF+/ - 2005
  • ARON MOON+// - 2006
  • DA AL CAPONE+// - 2007
  • CHASE THEWIND AH - 2008
  • AM I BLUE+/ - 2009
  • HADJI HALEF OMAR - 2010
  • OT SARA MONIET RSI - 2011
  • No eligible nominations were submitted for 2012
  • SS KHARADY KHID+/ - 2013
  • GF BRAZILS ENVY/ - 2014
  • SD Expressa - 2015
  • FIRE MT ZOOM+/ - 2016