WABA Inc. Award Programs
The WABA Inc. offer a number of Awards that WABA members can participate in with their horses. The programs are intended to encourage members to be out there competing and have fun with their horses. All WABA Inc registries are eligible: Buckskin/Dun, Cremello/Perlino, Cream Appendix, Appendix and Foundation. Currently there is no charge to participate in the Awards Program and only Annual and Merit Awards are necessarily given out each year. As horses accumulate the necessary "points" for Annual Awards, the same points go toward the Merit Awards which accumulate over each horses life time. It is from these points and hours logged that the other Awards winners will be determined.
Register of Excellence:
This award recognizes outstanding WABA registered Horses who have accumulated a high level of points in halter and performance classes and gives these animals the formal recognition their achievements deserve. The award will be indicated by means of an E after the horse's name. Winners of the award receive a certificate and a trophy and are permanently listed by the WABA as a recipient of that award.
This award encourages the use of any WABA registered Horse as a versatile, multipurpose horse by recognizing the Horses who have demonstrated a high standard of achievement in led, multi discipline ridden and may include driving. The award will be indicated by means of a V after the horse's name. Winners of the award receive a certificate and be permanently listed by the WABA as a recipient of that award.
Steppin Out Award:
This award encourages the applicants to get their Horse/s out into the public eye, by taking them to riding club, pony club, clinics, shows, parades, organized trail rides and drives, and other public events. This award encourages the use of WABA Inc registered horses as a useful, versatile and pleasurable riding, driving, and/or working horse by recognizing the number of hours that applicants use their horse or horses, including (because of the vastness of our state) the number of hours travelled to get to and from events. Winners of the award receive various prizes depending on the number of hours they log with their horse or horses.
Hours of Fun with your Horse:
This is for those ‘not’ competing and encourages the use of any WABA Inc. registered Horse as a useful, versatile and pleasurable riding, driving, and/or working stock horse by recognizing the number of hours that applicants use their horse or horses. Winners of the award receive various prizes depending on the number of hours they log with their horse or horses.
Hall of Fame Award:
The WABA Inc. evaluation process qualifies horses to be added to the Hall of Fame. Members are encouraged to nominate horses who they believe should be included. This should be done in the form of a letter to the Committee stating the reasons they believe the horse should be included.
This award encourages the use of the WABA Registered Horse as a driving horse for participation in driving events. Qualifying activities include any WAHDS or ACDA run event as well as events run at local shows.
Valuable Volunteer Award:
This award will be bestowed at the discretion of the committee to members and non members alike who contribute their time and effort in varying ways to the Association.
This award will be bestowed at the discretion of the committee to horses who have performed exceptionally but not necessarily placed in the Annual Awards.
Hi Point & Runner Up:
Buckskin and/or Dun Stallion/Colt
Buckskin and/or Dun Mare/Filly
Buckskin and/or Dun Gelding
Cream Appendix, Appendix or Foundation. Awards categories may be expanded as registries grow.
Hi Point Youth
Hi Point Newcomer (Member less than 2 years),
Merit Awards are calculated for the whole showing career of each horse, including Cream Appendix, Appendix & Foundation. All points count towards open merit awards and colour specific classes should be written in RED to highlight them.
(a) Led Buckskin, Open Led & Open Performance Award Points
Certificate of Merit 150 points
Bronze Award 300 points
Silver Award 600 points
Gold Award 1000 points
Diamond Award 2000 points
Platinum Award 5000 points
(i) Led Buckskin: Points only from classes open to WABA registrations.
(ii) Open Led: All other registered breed or open halter classes including WABA Shows
(iii) Open Performance: any classes in individual disciplines.
(b) Buckskin Performance Points Individual Discipline
Certificate Of Merit 70 points
Bronze Award 150 points
Silver Award 300 points
Gold Award 500 points
Diamond Award 800 points
Platinum Award 2000 points
(i) Individual Discipline Category: E.g. Dressage, Official Hacking, Western Ridden, Eventing, Novelties, Harness, Endurance, etc
The Open Harness Award includes Buckskin Harness.
When you place in colour specific classes the points also count towards open awards.
(c) The point score sheet for Awards for horses who have competed in a financial year should be sent to the Points Coordinator by mid July each year even if they are not contending for Annual Awards.
ALASKAN TENKO MEMORIAL SHIELD - Awarded annually to Hi Point Overall at State Championships. Pictured below with Lani McGeady, Alasken Tenko's owner and sponsor of the shield. Alaskan Tenko was a multipule Overall Hi Point Horse in early 2000, he was tragicly lost to colic on the eve of the 2004 State Championships.
BRICKTON AUTUMN BLOSSOM MEMORIAL AWARD -Awarded to Hi Point Pony under 10.2 hh at the State Championships.
Toni Hunt and "BRICKTON AUTUMN BLOSSOM" winner of the WABA 10/11 Overall Hi Point Performance Award. A wonderful achievement for such a young pony. Unfortunately Blossom past away on 27 June 2011, lost to liver disease. She will always be special to the WABA, she was the first to test positive for cream and dun genes.