Australian Stock Horse Society Awards
Recognising Achievement, Rewarding Excellence
The Australian Stock Horse Society recognises the top level performances of the Australian Stock Horse and the first class efforts of its Members through a number of awards in a variety of disciplines.
The Board presents the following awards annually:
Australian Bushmen's Camdpraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) Annual Point Score
The ABCRA/ASHS awards are in the form of a trophy for the Open Horse, Rookie Horse and All Round Horse, being a Registered Australian Stock Horse entered by a current financial Member of both The Australian Stock Horse Society and the Australian Bushmen's Camdpraft and Rodeo Association. The prizes will be awarded to competitors in the ABCRA Annual Point Score.
Click here to visit the Australian Bushmen's Campdraft and Rodeo Association website.
Australian Campdraft Association (ACA) Annual Pointscore
The ACA/ASHS award is for the highest placed eligible Australian Stock Horse in the ACA Open and Novice Annual Pointscore. The period of eligibility runs from 1st April to 31st March each year, and is awarded at the ACA National Finals. To be eligible, a horse must be registered with both the Australian Campdraft Association and The Australian Stock Horse Society, and owned by a current financial Member of both The Australian Stock Horse Society and the Australian Campdraft Association.
Click here to visit the Australian Campdraft Association website.
The ASH Superquest is run in conjunction with the ACA Rookie Horse competition. The Superquest is open to nominations from current financial Members of both the Australian Campdraft Association and The Australian Stock Horse Society, competing on registered Australian Stock Horses. Horses must also be nominated in the ACA Rookie Horse (ie. in their first year of competition). Points will be awarded as per the ACA Rookie Horse points system, gained from 8 venues nominated by the competitor. Great prizes are on offer, including a minimum of $4,000 in cash, round money, stallion services, and prizes from Tony Bright Custom Saddlery.
Click here for more details and a Superquest nomination form (Australian Campdraft Association website).
Southern Campdrafting Association (SCA) Annual Pointscore
The Australian Stock Horse Society sponsors a Trophy Rug for the highest scoring Registered Australian Stock Horse in each of the following categories: Maiden Horse of the Year, Novice Horse of the Year and Open Horse of the Year, in the Southern Campdrafting Association's annual awards presentation.
Click here to visit the Southern Campdrafting Association website.
Warwick Gold Cup
The Australian Stock Horse breed has a long tradition of excellence at the Warwick Gold Cup, Australia's most prestigious campdrafting title. The Warwick Gold Cup is a feature event of the Warwick Rodeo, held in the last week of October. The Australian Stock Horse Society awards prizes to the Highest Placed Registered Australian Stock Horse in the Warwick Gold Cup, and the Highest Placed Registered Australian Stock Horse in the Canning Downs Campdraft.
Click here to visit the Warwick Rodeo website.
ASHS Annual State Polocrosse Awards
The competition starts on 1st January and ends 31st December each year. To be eligible, the horse must be a registered Australian Stock Horse and owned by a current financial Member of The Australian Stock Horse Society. Award categories include: Rookie Horse for Ladies, Rookie Horse for Mens, Open Horse for Ladies, Open Horse for Mens, Open Horse for Juniors.
Click here to view the past State Polocrosse Award recipients.
National Youth Point Score Awards
A National Youth Point Score Competition is conducted annually. The competition starts on 1st January and ends 31st December each year. It is open to Full, Youth or Youth Participant Members under the age of 21 years, competing on registered Australian Stock Horses. Categories include: Campdrafting/Cut Out, Sporting, Hack, Rider, Dressage, Eventing, Led, Junior Handler, Polo & Polocrosse, Working ASH & Utility, Showjumping, Endurance (Novice/Open).
National Youth Judging Competition - Sydney Royal Easter Show
A National Youth Judging Competition is held annually at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Each year in March, Management Councils advise the Events Department at Head Office of their representative for this competition. For further information on how to qualify for this competition, please contact your local Management Council. Visit the Member Branches page to find contact details for the Management Council in your state or region.
Australian Stock Horse Society Annual Awards
Prince of Wales Perpetual Trophy
The Prince of Wales Perpetual Trophy is an annual award, recognising an Australian Stock Horse that has achieved a number of prestigious performance awards and the best performed in three event categories in a calendar year. A Member may nominate a horse owned by themselves or a horse belonging to another Member.
Westpac Bank Star of the Year Trophy
The Westpac Bank Star of the Year Trophy is an annual award, recognising an Australian Stock Horse that is an ambassador for The Australian Stock Horse Society outside the showring and in the public eye. A Member may nominate a horse owned by themselves or a horse belonging to another Member. Directors may also nominate a horse for consideration.
International Performance Award
The International Performance Award is for an Australian Stock Horse (residing in Australia or overseas) that has gained outstanding international recognition. This award is given at the discretion of the Board, and may not be presented annually.
Volunteer of the Year
Nominees must be volunteers who have given their services to the running of Australian Stock Horse Society events and have received no remuneration for their services (except reimbursement for expenses incurred). Their dedication and achievements as volunteers must be outstanding. The winner will receive a certificate and special pin, one year's free Membership, and $500 for their nominated Branch.
Click here to download the nomination form for Volunteer of the Year
Branch of the Year
Nominated Branches are considered on their high standard of performance in Member development and event management. The winning Branch will receive a certificate and $1,000.
Click here to download the nomination form for Branch of the Year
Special Services Awards
The Special Services Awards are to recognise individuals that have contributed to their Branch, the Australian Stock Horse breed and/or the Society over a number of years. Winners will receive a certificate with a special pin.
Click here to download the nomination form for a Special Services Award.
Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life Membership is the highest recognition given to members by the Australian Stock Horse Society Limited. Recommended by the Board of Directors, Honorary Life Members are those members who:
- have made an outstanding contribution over a period of time that has influenced the Australian Stock Horse Society in the breeding of the Australian Stock Horse; or
- the administration or promotion of the Society from Branch to National and International level.
Nominations for Honorary Life Membership can come from the Board or from the Branches through State Management Council. Benefits of Honorary Life Membership include complimentary membership including voting rights. Honorary Life Membership is awarded to a person or persons not a company or partnership.
State Service Awards
State Service Awards
A nominee for this award would be a financial member who has given valuable service to a Branch, State or Territory of the Society.
To be eligible the financial member would have had to be actively involved with the Society at a Branch, State, Territory level for a number of years (for example 10 years). A member is eligible for only one State Service Award.
A candidate for this award may be nominated by a Branch and must be submitted through the appropriate State Management Council, or may be nominated direct by State Management Council, to the Board.
Awarding of the State Service Award will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
Roll of Merit
What is the Roll of Merit and how does it work?
The Roll of Merit is a scheme designed to record and recognise consistent, meritorious and versatile performance by registered Australian Stock Horses anywhere in the world. Horses can accumulate points towards a Merit Certificate, Champion Plaque and the ultimate recognition - the Supreme Versatility Award. Owners are required to keep records (score books) of show and event results acceptable to ASHSROM for each horse.Benefits
- Recognition of achievement for the life of the horse and all those involved in its career, from the breeder, to the competitor and the child at pony club.
- Another reason for Members to feel there is a reason to belong to the Society.
- Adding value to a horse for sale and/or breeding purposes.
The Show and Event Grading System works in conjunction with the Roll of Merit and the Judges Accreditation Scheme. Please refer to the Roll of Merit Rules and Regulations for points allocated.
The different categories of events include ASHS Branch Shows, ASHS State Shows and ASHS National Shows, Agricultural Shows, Royal Shows and International Competition.
Light Horse Awards
The Monty Perpetual Trophy – Best Performed and Best Presented Australian Stock Horse at the Australian Light Horse Annual Association Cup
1st Successful Registered Australian Stock Horse in the Tom Quilty Gold Cup
Australian Stock Horse Society National Show
The following awards are typically presented at the annual Australian Stock Horse Society National Show (Championships). Visit the National Show page for more details.
- National Futurity Shield - Past Winners
- National Maturity Perpetual Cup - Past Winners
- National Futurity Perpetual Plate
- National Maturity Perpetual Plate
- ABBEY Open Challenge Perpetual Trophy
- Maiden Campdraft Series Perpetual Trophy - Past Winners
- Maiden Campdraft Series Perpetual Plate
- Bryant Gavin Perpetual Trophy (Champion Working)
- Allan Rocky Arnold Perpetual Trophy (Supreme Led)
- Oakwood Lodge Perpetual Trophy (Supreme Hack)
- Avril Gloster Memorial Trophy (Champion Youth Working Competitor)
- Youth Judging Perpetual Trophy
Personality of the Year 1988 - 1992
1988 - ALO SWEET MYSTERY - 101809
1989 - YANDINA MELODY - 65938
1990 - ALO BALLY - 59917
1991 - MY BOBBY DAZZLER - 67367
1992 - Discontinued