Awards on Offer to SPPHAV Members



HARNESS RACING
VICTORIA PERPETUAL HIGH POINT AWARD
Sponsored by Harness Racing Victoria HERO program, this is the main award of the show season and is presented to the Standardbred (and owner) that gains the most points, from a list of qualifier shows. To be eligible for this award the horse must attend six of the qualifier shows and results from the best 5 shows nominated for the award.  Points must be submitted on the SPPHAV Performance Card by 14 July each year.

 
PRESIDENT'S AWARD Awarded by the President of the SPPHAV.


OPEN SHOWING AWARDS
 
OPEN PRESENTATION AWARD Any Standardbred or Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from Best Presented and Smartest on Parade classes and Turnout Harness classes only.
RUNNER-UP OPEN PRESENTATION AWARD

OPEN SHOW LED STANDARDBRED Any Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from OPEN Led classes only.
RUNNER-UP OPEN SHOW LED STANDARDBRED

OPEN SHOW LED PARTBRED Any Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from any OPEN led classes only.
RUNNER-UP OPEN SHOW LED PARTBRED

OPEN SHOW RIDDEN STANDARDBRED Any Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from OPEN ridden classes only.
RUNNER-UP OPEN SHOW RIDDEN STANDARDBRED

OPEN SHOW RIDDEN PARTBRED Any partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from OPEN ridden classes only.

RUNNER-UP OPEN SHOW RIDDEN PARTBRED

OPEN SHOW RIDER 
Rider with the most points from OPEN rider classes only.
RUNNER-UP OPEN SHOW RIDER

OPEN SHOW HARNESS
Any Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from OPEN harness classes only.
RUNNER-UP OPEN SHOW HARNESS

STANDARDBRED RING SHOWING AWARDS

STANDARDBRED PRESENTATION AWARD Any Standardbred or Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from STANDARDARDBRED RING ONLY. Those classes are Best Presented, Smartest on Parade and Turnout Harness classes. (Top 2 results are counted)
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED PRESENTATION AWARD

STANDARDBRED SHOW WORKING HARNESS Any Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from Standardbred ring ONLY harness classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW WORKING HARNESS

STANDARDBRED SHOW LED STALLION / COLT Stallion with the most points in STANDARDBRED ONLY led classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW LED STALLION / COLT

STANDARDBRED SHOW LED MARE / FILLY Mare with the most points in STANDARDBRED ONLY led classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW LED MARE / FILLY

STANDARDBRED SHOW LED GELDING Gelding with the most points in STANDARDBRED ONLY led classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW LED GELDING

STANDARDBRED SHOW LED PARTBRED Any Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from led PARTBRED STANDARDBRED ONLY classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW LED PARTBRED

STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDDEN STALLION / COLT Stallion with the most points from STANDARDBRED ONLY ridden classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDDEN STALLION / COLT

STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDDEN MARE / FILLY Mare with the most points from STANDARDBRED ONLY ridden classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDDEN MARE / FILLY

STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDDEN GELDING Gelding with the most points from STANDARDBRED ONLY ridden classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDDEN GELDING

STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDER Rider with the most points from STANDARDBRED RING ONLY rider classes.
RUNNER-UP STANDARDBRED SHOW RIDER

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

DRESSAGE AWARD
 Any Pure or Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points in any dressage competition (Open and SPPHAV events). Points to 10th places are considered.
RUNNER UP DRESSAGE AWARD

JUMPING AWARD Any Pure or Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points in any show jumping competition, Combined Training or Horse Trials competitions. Points to 10th places are considered.
RUNNER UP JUMPING AWARD

FURTHER DICIPLINE AWARD Any Pure or Partbred Standardbred with the most points in any other discipline such as - Endurance, Navigation Rides, ATHRA, Trail Rides, Western Riding, Archery, Games, Polo, Vaulting or 3 Phase etc.

SEASONAL MERIT AWARD - Most points accumulated towards the Merit Award in a season by a horse and rider combination.

COMMITTEE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS Awarded to a member who submits a SPPHAV Performance Card and who does not win one of the above awards.

 
BEST OVERALL LED EXHIBIT FOR THE SEASON
BEST OVERALL RIDDEN EXHIBIT FOR THE SEASON
BEST OVERALL HARNESS EXHIBIT FOR THE SEASON
Awarded to the horses (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) that gained the highest points in STANDARDBRED and OPEN led, ridden or working harness classes.
BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE EXHIBIT FOR THE SEASON
Awarded to the horses (Stallion, Mare or Gelding, Pure or Partbred) that gained the highest points in STANDARDBRED and OPEN performance competitions.
HRCAV DUAL MEMBERSHIP AWARD
Awarded to the member who gained the most points in HRCAV competitions for the season.

GLOSSARY:

 
Open Classes - any class that is open to any breed of horse.

Standardbred Only Classes - any classes that are open to Standardbred horses only.

Standardbred Partbred Classes - any classes that are open to Partbred Standardbred horses only. ie.  These classes are identified with an * on the show program.

Performance - Any discipline other than Showing

Point Score System

Showing
1st    5 points [plus 1 point for each horse beaten to 4th max 8 points] 
2nd   4 points [plus 1 point for each horse beaten to 4th max 6 points]
3rd    3 points [plus 1 point for each horse beaten to 4th max 4 points] 
4th    2 points

Reserve Champion                 7 points
Champion                             10 points
Supreme Champion               10 points

 Performance Events

1st           10 points 6th           5 points
2nd          9 points 7th           4 points
3rd           8 points   8th           3 points
4th           7 points 9th           2 points        
5th           6 points       10th         1 point

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR SPPHAV

EXCELLENCE IN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Excellence in Achievement awards require a high standard of competition [ie. numbers of horses or riders] in order to substantiate the naming of the award as Excellence in Achievement. Awards will be presented to any horse (rider for point 3) that is successful, for 3 show seasons, in being sashed:

  • Supreme State Champion Led or Ridden Exhibits at the State Championships.

  • State Champion Rider at the State Championships

  • State Champion Dressage Test

  • State Champion Show Jumper

  • Supreme Led Exhibit or Champion Ridden at the Royal Melbourne Summer Horse Show

  • Supreme Led Exhibit or Ridden Exhibit at the Barastoc Horse of the Year Show

If a horse succeeds in gaining this award 3 times but did not have the required number of horses as competition, because of outside factors influencing class numbers (such as drought), it will be eligible for the award so long as the total field of horses, over the 3 competitions in question, equals or exceeds 75% of the requirement.

1                     Supreme Led Exhibit at the State Championships – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 25 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

2                     Supreme Ridden Exhibit at the State Championships – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 20 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

3                     State Champion Rider at the State Championships – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 16 riders per year (including the rider under consideration) is required.

4                     State Champion Dressage Test – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 6 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

5                     State Champion Showjumper – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 6 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

6                     Supreme Led Exhibit at the Royal Melbourne Summer Horse Show – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 18 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

7                     Champion Ridden Exhibit at the Royal Melbourne Summer Horse Show – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 14 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

8                     Supreme Led Exhibit at the Barastoc Horse of the Year Show – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 18 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

9                     Supreme Ridden Exhibit at the Barastoc Horse of the Year Show – to be considered for Excellence in Achievement, a total field of 14 horses per year (including the horse under consideration) is required.

  • The above criteria will apply to purebred and / or partbred Standardbred horses that are registered with the Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of Victoria Inc.

  • Riders, contesting the Rider award, must be paid up members of the Standardbred Pleasure and Performance Horse Association of Victoria Inc. at the time of competition.

Self-Nomination / Nomination by Another Member for an Excellence in Achievement Award

The SPPHAV recognise that success achieved outside of the above criteria may be overlooked.  To ensure this does not occur, members are invited to Self-Nominate or to Nominate a Member for an Excellence in Achievement award, so long as the following criteria can be substantiated:

  • The owner of the horse must be a financial member of the SPPHAV for the entire time that the nomination period covers.

  • The horse must have been registered, in that member’s name, prior to the commencement of the nomination period.

  • The nomination period must cover at least 3 years.  One-off events will not qualify.

  • In competition, the achievements of the horse / rider must demonstrate Excellence in regard to (1) type of competition (2) number of competitors in the competition and (3) continued outstanding placing by horse or rider in the competition.

  • For achievement, not necessarily in competition, excellence and forward progress in the achievement must be demonstrated over at least a 3-year period.

  • Supporting documentation, either by publication, certificates, or signed by administrators of the competition, must accompany the nomination as these awards will not be considered without it.

  • The SPPHAV Committee reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation, if deemed necessary.

  • Any Self-Nomination / Nomination by Another Member that does not succeed will be advised, in writing, with reasons for the denial.

Self-Nominations / Nominations by Another Member for an Excellence in Achievement Award are to be submitted on an official form, obtainable from the Secretary.


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