Member Awards

 

Starting in 2019, FHANA will now offer regional awards for each performance award that FHANA offers.  Including: Performance Ridden Dressage, Performance Driving, Youth Performance Ridden Dressage, Youth Performance Driving, Performance Riding, and Performance Driven Dressage.   This will allow for 7 different winners in 6 different disciplines.  Each regional winner will be recognized with an award during the FHANA Annual General Meeting.  FHANA will then award the National winner from the highest regional winner.  The overall national winner will have their names placed on the perpetual trophies that are currently displayed in the FHANA office.  Please see the above map to determine your respective region.  Region 1 and Region 2 are split at the Fresno County Line with Fresno County falling in Region 2.  

Performance Event Record-Use this form to help tally your points for the end of the year awards.

FHANA President's Trophy

 
This award is for the promotion of the Friesian by an individual who may use multiple horses to achieve the highest score.  This is a person who is best demonstrating and showcasing the versatility of the Friesian horse.  The highest scoring rider/driver is added to the perpetual Presidential Trophy which remains on display at the FHANA offices in Lexington, KY.  All score sheets need to be submitted to the FHANA office by November 30 to be eligible.
 
The same rider/horse combination may not win two years in a row.

Eligibility:  Acceptance of competition results is contingent upon:
  • The rider must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse ridden must be a FHANA (KFPS) registered Friesian
  • Submitted show results must include at least one United States Equestrian Federation/Equestrian Canada recognized event.
  • Rider/Driver must complete and submit the following form with all of the appropriate information. Show results will be validated with the official show results.  Non-show events will be validated by photos &/or programs.
  • Rider/Driver/Horse combination may include results from ten (10) classes only. Scores may be from dressage classes, driving classes, or a combination of riding classes, driving classes, or event participation.  Please note however that the scoring is different for each type.
  • Recognized competitions may be American or Canadian.
To submit your results click on the division you wish to enter and use the form assigned to  that division.

A. Scoring for each event is made of three parts.

 
1. Points are granted for each type of show.  See the table below:
Type of Event or Show Show Points
National/World Championships 5
State/Provincial/Regional Championship 4
USDF/ADS/USEF/EC Recognized Show 3
Non-recognized Show or schooling show 2
Fair Classes  1
 
2. Points for your placing within the event, shown below:
Placing in Class Placing Points
1st 6
2nd 5
3rd 4
4th 3
5th 2
6th 1
 
3. Points for the total number of entrants in the class.  The point value is simply the number of entries in the class.
The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show Points times the Placing Points times the number of entries in the class.
 
Example:
Suppose you participate in an CEF/USEF recognized event and that you placed 3rd out of 11 entries. This event would be scored as follows:
For the type of show 3 pts
For the placing 4 pts
For the total number of entries in the class 11 pts
The total score would be 3 times 4 times 11 or 132 pts
 

B. Scoring for non-show events.

  • Attending and participating in large-attendance (thousands) demos or performances (such as Breyerfest, Land Rover, Equine Affaire, Mare Show-East/West, Midwest Horse Fair).  Points per event = 125 points
  • Attending and participating in small-attendance (hundreds) demos (such as county fairs, parades, local horse demonstrations, etc). Points per event -75 points
  • Hosting "Open House" type events, where outside participants new to the breed are invited to meet the Friesian horse in person.  Points per event = 15 points.

FHANA Horse of the Year

The FHANA Horse of the Year program is designed to acknowledge and reward those horses that are excelling in various disciplines.  

Nominations will come from the following area:

  • Central Mare Show nomination-Champion of the Mare Show
  • Riding nomination-nomination comes from the membership at large or chapters
  • Driving nomination-nomination comes from the membership at large or chapters
  • Breeding nomination-Additional information will be required from the KFPS with the recommendation coming from the Sports Committee

A. All nominations will be submitted by Nov. 30
B. Nominations will be submitted using the FHANA horse of the Year nomination form 
C. The Sports Committee will present the top horse of each nomination category to the FHANA Board of Directors during the December Board meeting for their approval.  Each of those 4 horses will receive the title "FHANA's Horse of Distinction".
D. The voting would take place from Jan. 1-15 and will be a popular vote from the membership and Friesian Enthusiasts. Each email address would receive one vote. 
E. A horse may be nominated as many times as possible until the horse has won the award.
F. A horse can only win the award once in it's lifetime.
G. The horse receiving the most votes will become “FHANA’s Horse of the Year”

Horse of the Year Nomination Form

FHANA Performance Awards

The FHANA Performance Awards are designed to reward FHANA members who are excelling in their discipline.  There are six (6) FHANA performance Awards: Ridden Dressage, Riding, Driving, Driven Dressage, Youth Dressage, & Youth Driving.  The highest scoring regional rider/driver will be added to the appropriate FHANA perpetual trophy which will be on display in the FHANA office located in Lexington, KY.
 

FHANA Performance Ridden Dressage Award

 
The reporting form can be found here: Performance Dressage Award
 
Eligibility: Acceptance of competition results is contingent upon:
  • The rider must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse ridden must be an FHANA (KFPS) registered Friesian;
  • Submitted show results must include at least one USEF / CEF recognized event;
  • Riders must complete and submit the following form with a copy of each test reported. Results may be randomly validated;
  • Rider/horse combination may include results from a maximum of ten (10) classes only - scores may only be from Dressage Classes.
  • Each rider/horse combination requires a separate entry.
  • Recognized competitions may be from the United States or Canada.
 
Scoring:  The score for each event that you participate is made of three parts:
 
1. Points are granted for each type of show. See the table below:
Type of Event or Show
Show Points
National Championships
5
State/Provincial/Regional Championship
4
USEF/CEF Recognized show
3
Non-recognized or Schooling Show
2
 
 
 
2. Points for your level within the event, shown below:
Dressage Level
Placing Points
Grand Prix
12
Intermediate 2
11
Intermediate 1
10
Prix St. Georges
9
Fourth, CEF Medium 3 & 4
8
Third, CEF Medium 1 & 2
7
Second, CEF Basic 3 & 4
6
First, CEF Basic 1 & 2
5
Training
4
 
3. Points for your placing within the event, shown below:
Percentage Score
Score Points
75.000 and above
6
70.000 - 74.999
5
65.000 - 69.999
4
60.000 - 64.999
3
55.000 - 59.999
2
50.000 - 54.999
1
The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show Points times the Level Points times the Score Points. 
 
Example:
Suppose you participate in a CEF/USEF recognized dressage show at First Level, and score 63%. This event would be scored as follows:
For the type of show 3pts For the level shown 5pts For the score 3pts The total score would be 3 times 5 times 3 or 45 points. ( 3 x 5 x 3 = 45)
For the type of show
3 pts
For the level shown
5 pts
For the score
3 pts
The total score would be
3 times 5 times 3 or 45 pts
 

FHANA Performance Riding Award

The reporting form can be found here: Performance Riding Award

Eligibility: Acceptance of competition results in contingent upon:

  • The rider must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse ridden must be a FHANA/KFPS registered Friesian
  • Submitted show results must include at least one USEF or CE recognized event
  • Riders must complete and submit the form with all the appropriate information.  Submitted points may be randomly validated.
  • Riders may include results for one horse from ten (10) classes only.  Results from any under saddle class may be used, except Ridden Dressage.  Show events may result in qualifying scores from more than one class.
  • Each rider/horse combination requires a separate entry.
  • Recognized competitions may be from the United State and/or Canada.

Scoring: The score for each event that you participate is made of three parts:

     1.  Points are granted for each type of show.  See the table below:

Type of Event or Show Show Points
National Championships 5
State/Provincial/Regional Championship 4
USEF/CE Recognized Show 3
Non-Recognized Event or Schooling Show 2

 

     2.  Points for your placing within the event, shown below;

Placing in Class Placing Points
1st 6
2nd 5
3rd 4
4th 3
5th 2
6th 1

 

     3.  Points for the total number of entrants in the class.  The point value is simply the number of entries in the class.

The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show pints times the Placing Points times the number of entries in the class. 

Example:

Suppose you participate in a USEF Regional Championship Event and that you placed 2nd out of 8 entries in a hunt seat class.  This event would be scored as follows:

For the type of show 4pts
For the Placing 5pts
For the total number of entries in the class 8pts
The total score would be 4 times 5 times 8 or 160pts

 

FHANA Performance Driving Award

 
The reporting form can be found here:  Performance Driving Award
 
Eligibility: Acceptance of competition results is contingent upon:
  • The driver must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse (team of horses) driven must be a FHANA (KFPS) registered Friesian.
  • Submitted show results must include at least one ADS/CE recognized event.
  • Drivers must complete and submit the form below with all the appropriate information. Submitted points may be randomly validated.
  • Drivers may include results for one horse or one team from ten (10) classes only.  Driving events may result in qualifying scores from more than one class.  Driven Dressage Classes may NOT be used.
  • Each driver/horse or team of horses requires a separate entry.
  • Recognized competitions may be from the United States and/or Canada.
 
Scoring: The score for each event that you participate is made of three parts:
 
1. Points are granted for each type of show.  See the table below:
Type of Event or Show
Show Points
CDE (Combined Driving Event) recognized by USEF or ADS or CE
6
ADT; HDT (Arena Driving Trial; Horse Driving Trial) recognized by USEF or ADS or CE
5
CT; SD (Combined Test; Super Derby; Super Drive) recognized by USEF or ADS or CE
4
Driving Derby recognized by USEF or ADS or CE
3
Driving Class at a show recognized by USEF or ADS or CE

Non-Recognized CDE 

2
1

 

Event Definitions:

Combined Driving Competitions:

"CDE" Combined Driving Event 3 day event = 3 distinct competitions over 3 days

"CDE" 2 day event = 3 distinct competitions over 2 days

"DT" Driving trial = 3 distinct competitions (Dressage, Cones, Marathon) with marathon only 1 section

"ADT" Arena trial = 3 distinct competitions (Dressage, Cones, Marathon) that may be held in an outdoor or indoor arena

"CT" Combined test = 2 competitions (Dressage & Cones)

"HDT" Horse Driving Trial is a carriage driving event with three phases of competition that include dressage, cones, and a marathon with hazards/obstacles. The event is a shortened form of a CDE (combined driving event) and great for any age, any level, and any equine.  

"DD" Driving Derby is one or more rounds over a course of cones and marathon type obstacles; a round is a timed competitions; marathon vehicles are encouraged

"SD" Super Derby is a driving derby plus cones and dressage

 

2. Points for your placing within the event, shown below:
Placing in Class
Placing Points
1st
6
2nd
5
3rd
4
4th
3
5th
2
6th
1
 
3. Points for the total number of entrants in the class. The point value is simply the number of entries in the class.
The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show Points times the Placing Points times the number of entries in the class.
 
Example:
Suppose you participate in an ADS / CEF recognized event and that you placed 3rd out of 11 entries. This event would be scored as follows:
For the type of show
5 pts
For the Placing
4 pts
For the total number of entries in the class
11 pts
The total score would be
5 times 4 times 11 or 220 pts

FHANA Performance Driven Dressage Award:

The Reporting Form can be found here:  Performance Driven Dressage

Eligibility: Acceptance of competition is contingent upon:

  • The rider must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse driven must be a FHANA/KFPS registered Friesian
  • Submitted show results must include at least one ADS, USEF, or CE recognized event
  • Drivers must complete and submit the Performance Driven Dressage form with a copy of each test reported.  Results may be randomly validated;
  • Driver/Horse combination may include results from a maximum of ten (10) classes only-scores may only be from Driven Dressage Classes.
  • Each Driver/Horse combination requires a separate entry.
  • Recognized competitions may be from the United States or Canada

Scoring: The score for each event that you participate is made of three parts

  1. Points are granted for each type of show.  See the table below:
Type of Event or Show Show Points
Combined Driving Event "CDE" (USEF, ADS. CE) 5
Arena Driving Trial "ADT"; Super Derby "SD" (USEF, ADS, CE) 4
Combined Test "CT" (USEF, ADS, CE) 3
Driven Dressage Test (USEF, ADS, CD) 2
Non-Recognized or Schooling Show Dressage Test 1
   

     2.  Points for your level within the event, shown below:

Dressage Level Placing Points
Advanced 5
Intermediate

4

Preliminary 3
Training 2

 

     3.  Points for your placing within the event, shown below:

Percentage Score Score Points
70.0 and above 5
65.0-69.9 4
50.0-64.9 3
55.0-59.9 2
50.0-54.9 1

 

The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show Points times the Level Points times the Score Points.

Example:

Suppose you participate in an ADS recognized CDE at Preliminary Level, and score 66%.  This event would be scored as follows:

For the type of event 3pts, For the level shown 5pts, For the score 3pts.  The total score would be 3 times 5 times 3 or 45 points (3x5x4=45)

For the type of show 5pts
For the level shown 3pts
for the score 4pts

The total event score would be 5 times 3 times 4 for 60 points.

FHANA Youth Performance Awards

The purpose of the FHANA Youth Performance Awards is to promote and
encourage young people to compete KFPS/FHANA Friesian horses in
competitive driving and dressage. The FHANA Youth Performance Driving and
Dressage Awards will follow the already established point system and eligibility
requirements for the Performance Driving and Dressage Awards, with the
addition that the driver/rider must be 21 years of age or under as of December
31st
of the competition year. The competition year being January‚ÄźDecember.  

The Youth Performance Driving Award may include driven dressage classes.
The top award winners’ names will be placed on a plaque displayed in the
FHANA office and will receive the same prizes/awards the Adult Performance
Award winners receive.

Please see requirements above for your entry.

Reporting Forms:

Performance Dressage

Performance Driving

USDF All Breeds Awards

Requirements
  • Owner
    Must be a member of FHANA in good standing.  If this changes throughout the competition year both FHANA and the performance orgnization must be notified.  Owner of record with FHANA and USDF MUST match.
  • Rider
    There is no membership requirement for the rider.
  • Horse
    Must be registered with FHANA.
    Must be registered with USDF under the current owner of record at FHANA.
    Must be registered with USDF under it's EXACT KFPS/FHANA registered name. 
  • Required Scores
    All eligible scores are automatically recorded by USDF, nothing needs to be sent into FHANA.
*See USDF website, www.usdf.org for more details of requirements which may change from year to year. *
 

Chapter of the Year

The Chapter of the Year is a program that was designed to acknowledge all of the efforts of each of the FHANA chapters throughout North America. Each chapter is unique in how they participate within the organization and they help to promote the Friesian Horse. The Chapter will receive points in each of the following categories:
  • Membership Retainment and Growth
  • Shows & Competitions
  • FHANA Promotional Events
  • Clincs & Educational Events
  • Demonstrations Parades Inspections
  • Technology
The Chapter of the Year will receive a plaque from FHANA and would be presented during the following years Annual General Meeting. There will also be a perpetual trophy that will stay in the FHANA headquarters in Lexington, KY. The Chapter of the Year will also be eligible
a $500 grant to be allocated with Board approval.  

Each Chapter is required to track their volunteer hours and participating competitions. Chapter of the Year application deadline is November 30th of each year.

Chapter of the Year Example Sheet     Chapter of the Year Instructions


FHANA Sport Talent Cup Award Program

The Reporting Form can be found here: FHANA Talent Cup

FHANA’s Sport Talent Cup Awards are to test the predisposition for dressage and to reward young FHANA horses that are excelling in ridden or driven dressage performance.  The Talent Cup Awards will be for 4, 5, and 6 YOs. FHANA Sport Talent Cup awards are based strictly on the ADS, USEF, USDF & EC dressage scores a horse achieves as a 4YO, 5YO, or 6 YO. For each age group there will be both a ridden and a driven annual Talent Cup winner and runner-up.  Ridden dressage scores may be earned from every USDF test, Materiale through Level 3. Driven dressage scores may be earned from every ADS test, Training through Intermediate.

Eligibility:

  • Horse must be a registered with FHANA when scores are earned.
  • Horse must be a 4, 5, or 6 YO
  • Owner must be a FHANA member when scores are earned.

Recorded Scores:

  • Scores may be earned with multiple riders/drivers
  • The number of scores is limited to 10 for the year totals
  • Owner is personally responsible for applying for an award using the FHANA Talent Cup Form
  • Copies of test score sheets must be attached to the application
  • Any dressage score earned at an ADS rated, USEF-licensed, USDF-recognized, or EC-recognized competition may be used
  • If two or more judges score one test, the average of their scores counts as one score.

General Rules:

  • For ridden dressage, scores may be earned with every test, Materiale through Level 3
  • For ridden dressage, 6 YOs may not use Materiale and Introductory scores
  • For driven dressage, scores may be earned with every test, Training through Intermediate
  • Scores must be from at least four different judges
  • Scores must be from at least four different competitions
  • Only scores earned by a 4 YO may be used towards The 4 Year Old Talent Cup; only scores earned by a 5 YO may be used towards The 5 Year Old Talent Cup; only scores earned by a 6 YO may be used towards The 6 Year Old Talent Cup
  • Points are earned according to the following tables:

Percentage Score

USDF/USEF Ridden Dressage

ADS /USEF Driven Dressage

% Score

Points

95.00 – 100.00

10

90.00 – 94.99

9

85.00 – 89.99

8

80.00 – 84.99

7

75.00 – 79.99

6

70.00 – 74.99

5

65.00 – 69.99

4

60.00 – 64.99

3

55.00 – 59.99

2

50.00 - 54.99

1

 

 

Level

Points

 

 

Level 3

6

Level 2

5

Level 1

4

Training

3

Introductory

2

Materiale

1

 

 

Level

Points

 

 

Intermediate

3

Preliminary

2

Training

1

 

 

 

Point Calculations:

  • Points for a test would be the product of the Percent Score points and the Level points. 
  • For example: An Intermediate Driven Dressage test with a 72.5% score would earn 3 x 5 for a total of 15 points, while a Level 3 Dressage test with a score of 62.5% would earn 6 x 3 for a total of 18 points

Award Year & Presentation:

  • Completed application must be received by November 30 of the current year to be considered for the current award year.
  • Applications with the 2 highest score totals in each age group will be verified.
  • Winner and runner-up in each age group will be recognized at the FHANA Annual meeting and published as such in year-end award materials.
  • There will be no geographical Regional Talent Cup awards

 

Born in the USA Friesian Affaire’s

Breeder’s Cup, FHANA All-Breeds USDF

 
‘Born in the USA’ is the only awards program of its kind in the country; It was developed to recognize and reward the achievements of Friesian horse breeders through their sport performance horses in North America.  Here, we honor the pursuit of honest competition and passion for breeding remarkable horses.
'Born in the USA' Breeder's Cup Award Criteria
 
  • Breeder must be a member of FHANA in good standing when horse was foaled.  The award may be distributed posthumously.  If alive, the breeder must still be a member of FHANA and in good standing when award was earned.  Breeder must be a US or Canadian resident or citizen. 
  • There is no FHANA membership requirement for the rider.
  • Horse owner must be member of USDF and FHANA and be in good standing when award is earned.
  • Horse must be registered with FHANA.  Horse must be registered with USDF under the current owner of record at FHANA. Horse must be shown under it's exact KFPS/FHANA registered name.  Horse must be foaled (or born) in the USA, US territory or North America.  Horses need not be conceived in the USA to qualify.

Award Eligibility

  • Highest scoring horse: Scores calculated from all USDF Open classes (First Level through Grand Prix) including freestyles will be counted. 
  • Final results are median scores calculated by the USDF year-end final standings published on the USDF website of qualified horses only. 
  • A minimum 60.00% median establishes qualification with 8 scores.
  • All eligible scores are automatically recorded by USDF, nothing needs to be sent into FHANA. 
  • Eligibility determined by breeder’s address on horse’s registration papers on file with the FHANA.
 
FHANA, Friesian Affaire, LLC and USDF assume no liability to anyone for errors, omissions or changes.
 

Fenway Foundation/FHANA Charitable Activities Award

The Fenway Foundation/FHANA Charitable Activites Award was established in 2018 to recognize the contributions of FHANA members who are actively engaged in community service or charitable efforts.  The annual award acknowledges and honors FHANA members who strive to improve their community's social welfare and/or the quality of life of its citizens.  In the spirit of FHANA's mission to "Preserve, Protect, and Promote the Friesian Horse", this special recognition award is given to a FHANA member of Chapter in good standing for their contributions to preserve, support or protect the communities and/or the welfare of animals.  Fenway Foundation/FHANA Charitable Activities application deadline is November 30th of each year.

The reward for winners of the Fenway Foundation/FHANA Charitable Activities Award will be:

  • A check made out to the individual or organization in the amount of $500.
  • A donation to the animal related charity of their choice in the name of the individual or organization in the amount of $500.
  • The name of the individual or organization commemorating there achievement to be engraved on the Nanning Perpetual Trophy now located in the FHANA office.
  • A plaque commemorating the charitable activities by the individual or organization to be awarded at the FHANA Annual General Meeting.

Chairitable Award Form

 

Friesian Recreational Use Program

Beginning in 2017, FHANA members who enjoy recreational driving and/or riding will be able to earn recognition for time spent in its pursuit with the FHANA Recreational Use Program. The program, which will operate on the honor system, requires you to write down the number of hours that you spend recreationally driving and/or riding your horse. You drive or ride your horse and record that date and the number of hours on the log sheet.

Members will earn Award Lapel Pins for the following benchmarks: 250 hours, 500 hours, 750 hours, and 1,000 hours of cumulative recreational use. FHANA will contact recipients for a brief written summary and a photo to appear on the FHANA website, in our e-News, and in The Friesian Magazine.

Requirements:

  • Members need to complete and submit the Hours to Drive and/or Ride Log
  • Record the hours spent driving and/or riding your horse recreationally. When you reach a milestone, send your log forms to the FHANA Office % Sport Committee 4037 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 160, Lexington, KY 40511
  • FHANA will send you the appropriate pin and put your name on the website, in the e-News, and in The Friesian Magazine.
  • Return log sheets by November 30 to the FHANA office.

Recreational Use Form

 

FHANA Royal Friesian Achievement of Breeding Excellence Award with Exceptional Mare

Sponsored by Crown Jewel Friesians

The FHANA Royal Friesian Achievement of Breeding Excellence Award with Exceptional Mare is designed to publicly recognize, honor and celebrate our members that have excelled at breeding an exceptional producing Royal KFPS mare. This difficult to achieve award will be granted to the elite combination of breeder and mare that reaches Double Preferent (8), Triple Preferent (12) or Quadruple Preferent (16). The renowned breeder that earns this prestigious award has notably surpassed ordinary breeding success. They have committed themselves to many years of selecting the very best breeding combinations for their mare. This success was achieved under the limitations of breeding with the fresh cooled semen of stallions that are standing in the United States or Canada, or breeding to the limited number of stallions available to the breeder through the use of frozen semen. These mares have demonstrated excellence in consistently producing quality offspring  certain to positively influence the exterior as well as the movement of American and Canadian Friesians. The esteemed mares that earn this award are held in the highest regard by the Royal KFPS and are considered the Crown Jewels of the studbook.

Eligibility:

 

FHANA Royal Friesian Exceptional Mare Award

Sponsored by Crown Jewel Friesians

The FHANA Royal Friesian Exceptional Mare Award is designed to publicly recognize, honor and celebrate an exceptional producing Royal KFPS Friesian mare. This difficult to achieve award will be granted to mares that reach Double Preferent (8), Triple Preferent (12) or Quadruple Preferent (16) through multiple breeders worldwide. The renowned mares that earn this prestigious award have notably surpassed ordinary offspring success. These mares have demonstrated excellence in consistently producing quality offspring. The esteemed mares that earn this award are held in the highest regard by the Royal KFPS and are considered the Crown Jewels of the studbook.

Eligibility: