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SAQ MEMBERS ANNUAL AWARDS – 2016/2017 

The following Awards are on offer for SAQ Members competing from 1st October, 2016 to 30th  September, 2017:

 

SAQ Show Horse of the Year (HOTY) (Awards – Perpetual Trophy (retained by SAQ) Replica Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season – includes Led and Ridden Hack Classes for Standardbreds only – Top 10 Scoring Shows will be used to calculate award.

 

SAQ Pleasure and Performance Highest Point Scoring Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Competition Season (including State Championships, Ag Shows, Dressage, Showjumping, Sporting, One Day Events for Standardbreds only –  no restrictions of the number of shows.

 

SAQ Led Show Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season – includes all Led Classes for Standardbreds only - Top 10 Scoring Shows will be used to calculate award.

 

SAQ Ridden Show Horse of the Year  (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season – includes all Ridden Hack classes for Standardbreds only - Top 10 Scoring Shows will be used to calculate award..

 

SAQ Presentation Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season - Standardbred only Best Presented and Smartest on Parade Classes - Top 10 Scoring Shows will be used to calculate award.

 

SAQ Dressage Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest percentage points from the 2016/2017 Competition Season - includes all Dressage Classes for Standardbreds only and/or Open/All Breeds. 

 

SAQ Showjumping Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Competition Season – includes all Showjumping Classes for Standardbreds only and/or Open/All Breeds.

 

SAQ Harness Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season – includes all Harness classes.

 

SAQ Newcomer Exhibitor of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the competitor with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season – includes all Led and Ridden Classes for Standardbreds only.  Newcomer exhibitor is defined as a person that has competed less than 4 times previously in Standardbred Classes in either led or ridden classes.  Experienced exhibitors cannot enter this class even with a newcomer horse.

 

SAQ Newcomer Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Newcomer Horse with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Show Season – includes all Led and Ridden classes for Standardbreds only.  Newcomer horse is defined as a horse that has competed less than 4 times previously in Standardbred Classes in either led or ridden classes.  This event cannot be contested with a horse that has previously competed more than four shows (even with previous owner) in Standardbred Classes. There are no restrictions on the exhibitors’ experience.

 

SAQ Open Competition Horse of the Year (Award – Trophy)

Awarded to the Standardbred with the highest points from the 2016/2017 Open Competition Season – this does not include any classes for Standardbreds only.  Any form of open competition is eligible e.g. Dressage, Showjumping, Endurance, Gymkhanas, Pony Club etc

 

Presidents Encouragement Award (Award – Trophy)

Encouragement chosen and awarded by the President of the SAQ.

 

Excellence in Achievement of the Year (Award – Trophy) 

Awarded to a SAQ member who has demonstrated success achieved outside of the above criteria.  Achievements do not necessarily need to be in competition.  This award is only awarded if a member has been identified as deserving the acknowledgement of their efforts with Standardbreds within our membership base, this award, if given, will be voted by the full SAQ Committee.

 

Adoption Horse of the Year” (Award – Trophy)

Sponsored by SAQ Horse Placement Program. This award is chosen by the SAQ Horse Placement Officer.  Achievements do not necessarily need to be in competition.

 

Terms and Conditions:

1.  All Score Cards must be received by last mail Friday 6th October, 2017 – No Exceptions.

2.  Only SAQ Score Cards will be accepted as proof of attendance –  no other form of correspondence will be accepted.

3.  Cards must be signed by a judge, ring steward, or a SAQ Committee member that is present at the event on the day only (no cards will be signed after the day of Competition). Unsigned Score Cards will not be accepted.

4.  Participant must be a financial SAQ Member at the time of the individual competition entered onto the score card.

5.  Only one horse to be completed per Score Card System.

5.  Score Cards can be downloaded from our Web Site – www.saq.com.au under forms, or if you wish a Hard Card Copy of the new SAQ Score Cards, please send an email to the secretary@saq.com.au, cost of Hard Card SAQ Score Card - $10.00 including postage per horse.

6.  Where nominated above only the Top 10 Scoring Shows will be used to calculate the Award.

7.  All Competitors must nominate which Awards they wish to be considered eligible for.

8. Awards will be presented at our AGM and Awards night held in October.

9.  Example Score sheet below (one line per placing);

 

Date

Show/Event

Placing

Officials Signature

 

 

 

 

21/2/12

Toowoomba Royal

1st  led gelding

Mrs Judge

21/2/12

Toowoomba Royal

Champion Gelding

Mrs Judge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Points will be calculated as follows:

Showing/Showjumping/Sporting etc

1st  Place -                            6 points

2nd Place -                            5 points

3rd Place -                             4 points

4th Place –                            3 points

5th Place -                              2 points

6th to 10th Place -                1 point

Additional Points for:

Reserve Champion -           5 points

Champion Award -              7points

Supreme Champion -          10 points

 

Dressage – All Percentage Points Scored through the year will be calculated for an overall result of the year.

Open Competition

- Points are dependent on events.

- Events such as Showjumping and Eventing can have placings to 10th Place.

- Events such as Gymkhanas and show jumping will be awarded to 6th place.

- Other events that fall outside of these will have points determined due to placing scale and type of event.

Download Scorecards here