addition to SHOC's established and unprecedented international
"Awards Program," 2001 marked the first year SHOC
participated in the U.S. Dressage Federation's "All Breeds
Awards" Program. SHOC also continues to offer Horse of
the Year awards to its members in multiple foreign countries
as well as in North America.
"Horse of the Year" awards are be made in the following
disciplines: Dressage (including in-hand/led), Eventing, Hunters
(including in-hand/led), Showjumping, Combined Driving, Side
Saddle, and Endurance according to membership in, and points
maintained and verified by the Equestrian Federation of the
country in which the member is competing. USEF and/or USCTA
and/or USDF, etc. in the U.S.; CEF in Canada and the British
and European equivalents. Many of the discipline organizations
such as the USDF, USEF (formerly known as "AHSA")
and USCTA, accrue points only from the date of membership
with their organization and recording with them. SHOC is limited
to making awards based on the verification of points from
the applicable organizations. For example, if you are registering
your horse and applying for the SHOC Awards Program in February
and you have been recorded with AHSA since the beginning of
their point year (prior to February), SHOC will recognize
the points that AHSA verifies from the time recorded with
them, even if it is before February.
SHOC Horse of the Year awards are made to participating members
competing with a myriad of breeds, cross-breeds and colors,
including, Appaloosa, Knabstrupper, Buckskin, Cremello, Palomino,
Perlino, Pinto and Solids (all other colors) in categories
within the disciplines recognized by the applicable country's
equestrian federation, such as: USEF, USDF, USCTA, CEF, etc.
Members interested in participating in the annual awards program
outside of the U.S., Canada, and England, please contact SHOC
for further information.
interested participants must be a SHOC member in good standing,
submit a SHOC Awards Program Application and pay the appropriate
fee by no later than the first participation in a competition
or April 1st, of the competition year, whichever occurs first.
Fees are $35 in the U.S. for each of the following disciplines:
In-Hand Dressage, In-Hand Hunters, Dressage, Eventing, Hunters,
Jumpers, Combined Driving and Endurance; members outside the
U.S., fees are $45 per country in each of the disciplines.
Members participating in the Awards Program and competing
in more than one country must pay fees for each country which
fees include one discipline. For example, an American member
competing in the U.S. and Canada must pay $35.00 to compete
in Jumpers in the U.S. and an additional $35 to compete in
Jumpers in Canada, for a total of $70. Another example of
participation in the Awards Program in multiple disciplines
is an American member competing in the U.S. and Canada in
two (2) disciplines, for instance, Eventing and Dressage must
pay $35 x 4 for each country's disciplines as there are potentially
four (4) awards from such participating in both countries:
Eventing and Dressage in Canada and Eventing and Dressage
in the U.S. Any participant applying to participate in the
Awards Program after April 1st may be considered by
SHOC, however, an additional late fee will apply.
may be obtained from the SHOC office or by downloading them
in the Forms section of