Awards on Offer


HARNESS RACING VICTORIA PERPETUAL HIGH POINT AWARD
Sponsored by Harness Racing Victoria, this is the main award of the show season and is presented to the Standardbred (and owner) that gains the most points, from the preselected shows To be eligible for this award the horse must attend six of the eight shows and results from the best 5 shows nominated for the award.  Points must be submitted on the SPPHAV Performance Card by 7 July each year.

 
PRESIDENT'S ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD Encouragement award.  Awarded by the President of the SPPHAV.

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIGH POINT HARNESS Any Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from Standardbred ONLY harness classes.
RUNNER-UP HIGH POINT HARNESS

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

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

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

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

PLEASURE AWARD Any Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points from Best Pleasure classes.
RUNNER-UP PLEASURE AWARD

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

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

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

HIGH POINT RIDER Rider with the most points from STANDARDBRED and OPEN rider classes.
RUNNER-UP HIGH POINT RIDER

HIGH POINT ENDURANCE Horse and rider that accumulate the most kilometres in recognised endurance events.
RUNNER-UP HIGH POINT ENDURANCE

HIGH POINT COMPETITION STANDARDBRED Any Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points in any Equestrian activity/sport other than showing.  ie: dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance etc.  Points to 10th place will be considered from STANDARDBRED and OPEN events.
RUNNER-UP HIGH POINT COMPETITION STANDARDBRED

HIGH POINT COMPETITION PARTBRED STANDARDBRED Any Partbred Standardbred (Stallion, Mare or Gelding) with the most points in any Equestrian activity/sport other than showing.  ie: dressage, show jumping, eventing, endurance etc.  Points to 10th place will be considered from PARTBRED STANDARDBRED and OPEN events.
RUNNER-UP HIGH POINT COMPETITION PARTBRED STANDARDBRED

SHOW COMMITTEE ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS Awarded to a member who submits a Performance Card for the first time 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 or OPEN led, ridden or harness classes.

SPPHAV / ATHRA TRAIL RIDING AWARD Awarded to a member that has dual membership with the Australian Trail Horse Riders Association (ATHRA). The award goes to any standardbred or part bred standardbred & rider that has attended the most number of ATHRA Rides within their 12mth SPPHAV & ATHRA financial membership of the same year.

GLOSSARY:

 

Open Classes ¾  any class that is open to any breed of horse.

Standardbred Only Classes ¾  any classes that are open to Standardbred horses only.

Standardbred Partbred Classes ¾  any classes that are open to Partbred Standardbred horses only. ie.  These classes are identified with an * on the show program.

Point Score System Showing

1st     5 points [plus 1 point for each horse beaten to 4th max 8points]
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

Competition 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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