This page provides information about registry affiliated award programs.
The North American Shagya-Arabian Society (NASS) is proud to offer Annual Year End Performance Awards to NASS registered Purebred Shagya-Arabians (Book I), Shagya-Arabians (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians (previously "Part Shagya-Arabians") and Part-Shagyas in the performance categories noted below. NASS also awards NASS registered horses with the Radautzer Award and the USDF All-Breed Awards.
ALL FORMS and instructions are located inside the "Year End Performance Awards Handbook" posted below.
All horses must be registered as Purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya-Arabians (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians and Part-Shagyas or Arabians with NASS. The horse owner must be an Active Member of NASS at the time points are earned. In addition, owners must enroll their horses with the NASS Performance Awards Program. This is a one-time, lifetime registration of their horse which covers all the above categories and
is free to Junior NASS Members.
Competitive Trail Riding & Endurance Riding:
Points may be accumulated in endurance and/or competitive trail competition. Points may be earned on sanctioned rides which require mandatory veterinary supervision during the entire competition. The Award will be a high point award. Separate categories for Junior and/or weight divisions will be considered for addition to NASS as participation increases.
Don't see your endurance or distance riding organization listed as a participant? Contact the NASS Awards Committee Chairperson.
In order to celebrate the outstanding achievements of horses with Shagya-Arabian blood, the NASS has created the "Radautzer Award" for NASS-registered horses competing in AERC rides. Named after the horses from the famous Austrian military stud farm of Radautz (located in present-day Romania) a horse with exceptional courage and stamina in Europe received the highest praise if described as “tough as a Radautzer”.
Awards are open to any horse registered with NASS which has sired or produced offspring as long as the Horse's owner remains a member in good standing. Points are figured when a horse enters the program and at the end of each year thereafter. The registered Dam or Sire will receive 10% of the LIFETIME points of all registered offspring initially, and will then receive 10% of the yearly point accumulation earned by each son or daughter. Once the owner enters a horse in this program, points will be awarded automatically each year. A horse is eligible to receive a posthumous award only in the year it dies, but will continue to accumulate points resuming from any of its offspring. Point totals will be updated annually in the Dam and Sire Roll.
Designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage and outstanding breeds competing in dressage sport horse breeding, these awards are presented to horses declared for a participating registry/organization (PO) with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).
The LAST DAY of NOVEMBER is the LAST DAY of Competition Year.
ALL ANNUAL RESULTS must be turned in ON or BEFORE December 14th to the NASS Annual Performance Awards Chair.
NASS Performance Awards Questions? Contact the NASS Performance Awards Committee or your Regional Director
Performance Awards Committee: NASS_Awards@Shagya.net
You are also welcome to simply TAKE A CELL PHONE PHOTO OF performance results & email a copy to the NASS Awards Committee.
Up to five Sponsorships for each Division are available for $20 each.
Sponsors will be acknowledge in the NASS Newsletter and on the NASS Performance Awards website page for that Division.
NASS Awards are earned through a basic point schedule explained in the awards handbooks with the exception of dressage, which uses both earned scores and placement in class. NASS is an All-Breeds Participating Member Organization with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).
NASS is an All-Breeds Participating Member Organization with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).
If you want to participate in the USDF All-Breeds Awards
NASS Sponsors the AERC Breed Award named the Radautzer Award to recognize the achievements of NASS registered horses that participate at AERC Rides.
Recognition will be given annually to the horse who achieves the highest number of points within that competition year according to the scoring system.
Eligible horses must be registered with NASS and the owner of record must be a NASS member in good standing at the time the nomination form is submitted.
Please visit the Radautzer Award page or contact the Radautzer Award Chairperson via email: Radautzer@Shagya.net
The Bravo Award will give recognition for any activity not covered by the traditional NASS Performance Awards.
The award will be considered by nominations. Any NASS member can nominate another member or their NASS Registered Shagya-Arabian, Part Shagya-Arabian, or Part Shagya for any accomplishment.
Please contact the Bravo Awards Committee to nominate a NASS registered horse or fellow NASS Member: Bravo@Shagya.net
The award for this recognition consists of an announcement about the recipient in the NASS News newsletter and a coffee mug.
More information can be found in the Bravo Award Guidelines posted below.