This page provides information the Radautzer Award.
The North American Shagya-Arabian Society (NASS) created the "Radautzer Award" to celebrate the outstanding achievements of horses with Shagya-Arabian blood who compete in rides sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC).
This Breed Award is named after the horses from the famous Austrian military Shagya-Arabian stud farm of Radautz (located in present-day Romania) and the European tradition of giving a horse who showed exceptional courage and stamina the highest praise when described as being “tough as a Radautzer”.
The recognition is given annually to the horse who achieves the highest number of points within that competition year according to the scoring system.
Please see the Radautzer Award Guidelines posted below for an application form and other details.
Questions? Contact the Radautzer Award Chairperson: Radautzer@Shagya.net
Note: If you compete in endurance and competitive trail rides organized by AERC and/or other distance riding organizations on NASS registered horses, sign up for the Annual Performance Awards Program. Please visit the Annual Performance Awards Program page for details.
How to Sign Up for the Radautzer Award:
Complete the Radautzer Award Form and submit to NASS no later than December 31st of the award year.
The "Award Year" is December 1st through November 30th.
One may send in all of the horse’s endurance information at one time (following their last ride) or in parts as the horse completes rides.
NASS will confirm your horse’s endurance results with AERC’s official ride results.
Results should be sent to the Radautzer Award Chairperson.
See the below for more information and forms:
The 2021 Radautzer Award recipient is KB Sitka Fahim owned and ridden by Sandra Spalding. Sitka and Sandra completed ten 50-mile rides totaling 500 miles, including some multi-day rides, and placed in the top ten for 4 of those rides. This is Sitka’s 2nd year of endurance competition with Sandra. Sandra and Sitka’s award is a fleece cooler in their chosen colors embroidered with the NASS Radautzer Award logo.
A big congratulations to Sandra and Sitka!
Second place goes to My True Companion, owned and ridden by Jacqueline Debets, having completed 10 rides of LD and 50-mile distances in his third year of endurance, including 8 top ten placings.
If you or someone you know rides a Shagya-Arabian bred horse at AERC rides, remember to record your horses with AERC as such and sign up with NASS today!
Sign up for the Radautzer Award and the NASS Annual Performance Award Program if you compete on a Shagya-Arabian bred horse at AERC rides.
Sign up for the NASS Annual Performance Awards Program if you compete on a Shagya-Arabian bred horse at rides sanctioned by all other distance organizations.
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