National Morgan Awards

 The National Australian Morgan Awards

National Morgan Awards – Statement of Purpose:

The National Morgan Awards serve to celebrate the individual achievements and successes of Morgan horses in Australia”

Contact person:

National Awards Co-ordinator: Michele Meijer        [email protected]

General Information

There is no fee to enter the National Awards program at this time.

The National Awards are a means of rewarding the individual achievements of horse and rider and encouraging members to set personal goals.  The program offers an avenue for members to map their individual path to reach those goals. It also encourages members to try different activities with their Morgan horse.

A member must hold, as a minimum, Ordinary membership level and the horse must be registered with the MHAA or reciprocal Association during the period of achievement to qualify for the National Awards.

A member may achieve National Awards on more than one horse.

The same horse may be ridden by more than one person and each horse/rider combination may achieve awards.

Only one bronze, silver, gold and platinum medallion will be awarded per discipline per horse/rider combination, for all time.

There is no time limit to achieve the Versatility Award.

High Point is based on the number of points received by virtue of the medallions attained over a two-year period and may be achieved over multiple disciplines.

The two-year period starts on 01 January of one year and ends on 31 December two years later.  Once results are submitted at the end of the time span, the member commences another two-year period for the High Point Award.

High Point may be awarded every year, as members will have differing time spans. e.g. 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023 etc

The Point system may change from time to time by review of National Awards Co-ordinator and MHAA Board.

Results from the two-year period must be provided to the National Awards Co-ordinator by the end of January at the end of the relevant time span.

The National Awards Co-ordinator will collate the results and organise the announcement of Awards by the end of February each year.

Junior members may apply for the Awards based on the disciplines listed when performed at Pony Club or Inter-School competitions.  Junior members may compete in Open competition as well, but when submitting for the Awards, the results from Open competition and Pony Club/Inter-School may not be combined.

A signed performance card (by any official attending each competition), or a copy of the results sheets or publicised list of placings must be provided as proof of completion/participation in competition events. Photocopies of current EA cards are acceptable where available. Other methods offered as proof of completion may be accepted or rejected at the Board’s discretion.

A National Awards Score Card is available for completion for those events where results sheets may not be available e.g. Trail Riding, Charity Rides and Endurance. Officials/Stewards/Organisers/Trail Boss (whichever is applicable) name and signature will be necessary on this card.

It is the responsibility of the members to be aware of Rules and Regulations of each association that is organising and officiating over events, and to identify that the event is being judged by the correctly qualified Judge, prior to submitting results.

The levels of requirements to achieve medallions and other Awards may change from time to time upon review by the National Awards Co-ordinator and MHAA Board.  Members will be notified of any changes and they will always be effective at the beginning of a year.  Any changes will not have a detrimental effect on the requirements or achievements from the previous year.

In the event that a member applies to have a discipline that is not already in the matrix, they shall provide information such as the National Body that governs that discipline, a scoring system and/or links to information so the National Awards Officer and the Board can easily determine eligibility. The discipline is required to be a sport that has national championships/competition level.

Any member may contact the National Awards Co-ordinator should they notice a change may be required e.g. Western Dressage may introduce a higher level test which needs to be incorporated into the Matrix.

The Board’s decision is final in all matters.

 

Annual High Point Awards.

 Miss Mary High Point – Pure Bred

 Aura Dell Alexander High Point – Part Bred

Members achieve medallions and points toward High Point over a two-year period.  The period starts on 01 January of one year and ends on 31 December two years later.  Once results are submitted at the end of the time span, the members commence another two-year period for the High Point Award.

High Point may be awarded every year, as members will have differing time spans. e.g. 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023 etc

POINTS awarded for Medallions

Bronze = 1 point; Silver = 3 points; Gold = 5 points; Platinum = 7 points.

A minimum of 4 points (e.g. 4 bronze medallions, or 1 bronze and 1 silver medallion) and another competitor in that time frame is required before High Point will be awarded.

Only one bronze, silver, gold, platinum medal will be awarded per discipline per horse/rider combination.

High Point is not restricted to one discipline.  Points may be attained with achievements in multiple disciplines.

A member may strive for High Point on more than one horse.

High Point may be achieved more than once during the course of the National Awards program.

In the event of a draw the horse/rider combination with the most points for gold achievement, then silver will be deemed the winner. In the event of a draw on points and levels achieved the Award will be shared.

 

Marvelous Encore Versatility Award

Open to registered pure-bred and part-bred Morgans

Each horse and rider combination is required to achieve a minimum of Bronze level in a minimum of 5 different disciplines to achieve this award.

There is no time limit on achieving this award, however it must be a one horse and rider combination and can only be achieved once per combination.

A member may achieve the Versatility Award on more than one horse.

The same horse may be ridden by more than one person and each horse/rider combination may achieve the Versatility award.

 

Wawayanda WatchOut Platinum Award of Excellence

Open to registered pure-bred and part-bred Morgans.

This is awarded to any one horse and rider combination that achieves the highest

requirement of any discipline in the Matrix, and only one Platinum Award of Excellence is awarded per horse/rider combination per discipline.

A member may achieve the Platinum Award on more than one horse.

The same horse may be ridden by more than one person and each horse/rider combination may achieve the Platinum award.

 

For further information on the National Awards contact the National Awards Co-ordinator, Michele Meijer:

[email protected]

EVIDENCE OF RESULTS REQUIRED

Where official Results sheets are not available, members may complete an Awards Results form and have it signed by the relevant officials.  This form may be uploaded as a document of evidence when the National Awards Submission Form is completed.

Click here to download the Awards Results card

The National Australian Morgan Awards

 

Disciplines and requirements to achieve Medallions

EA Dressage and Pony Dressage
www.equestrian.org.au
Online Dressage and Pony Dressage

www.horsecompetitionsonline.com

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 60% or more in any 4 Preliminary or Novice tests or combination of both Achieve 60% or more in any 3 Elementary or Medium tests or combination of both Achieve 60% or more in any 2 Advanced level tests Achieve FEI Level competition

 

EA Show Jumping
www.equestrian.org.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Compete and place in top 30 % of 3 x 70 to 95cm competitions Compete and place in top 25% of 3 x 1m to 1.1m competitions Compete and place in top 20% of 1 x 1.15m to 1.2m competition Compete and place in top 10% of 1 x 1.25m and up competition

 

EA Eventing One day:
www.equestrian.org.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Successful completion of 4 x EVA40 or EVA60 events or a combination of the two levels Successful completion of 4 x EVA80 or EVA95 events or a combination of the two levels Successful completion of 3 x one-star events Successful completion of 1 x two-star event

 

Western Dressage 
www.westerndressage.com.au
Online Western Dressage
www.horsecompetitionsonline.com

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 60% or more in any 4 x Basic level tests Achieve 60% or more in any 3 x level 1 tests Achieve 65% or more in any 2 x level 2 tests Achieve 75% or more in any level 3 test

 

Cowboy Dressage
cowboydressageworld.com

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 60% or more in any 4 x Walk/Jog tests Achieve 60% or more in any 3 x Walk/Jog/Lope tests 1, 2, 3 & 4. Achieve 65% or more in any 2 x Walk/Jog/Lope tests 4 & 5 Achieve 75% or more in Walk/Jog/Lope test 7.

 

EA Driving Dressage
www.equestrian.org.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 60% in 2 x Novice 1 & 2 Tests Achieve 60% in 2 x Novice 3 & 4 tests Achieve 60% in FEI tests 1A, 1B & 2A Achieve 60% in FEI tests 3A & 4A

 

Horse Archery
horsearchery.com.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve Badge for Novice level 1 Achieve Badge for Novice level 2 Achieve badge for Novice level 3 Achieve badge for Novice level 4

 

EA Vaulting
www.equestrian.org.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 60 % Individual Preliminary or Pre-Novice Achieve 60 % Individual Novice or Intermediate Achieve 60 % Individual Advanced Achieve 60% Individual Open

 

Horse Agility
horseagility.com.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 60 % in Preliminary or Level 1 Achieve 60% Level 2 Achieve 60 % Level 3 Achieve 60 % Level 4

 

ATHRA and any official Australian Trail Riding group/club or business
www.athra.com.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Ride a minimum of 75km on any one or over several rides Ride a minimum of 150km on any one or over several rides. One must contain at least one overnight camp Ride a minimum 300km km on any one or over several rides. One ride must include a minimum of 2 overnight camps Ride a minimum 500km km on any one or over several rides. One ride must include a minimum 3 overnight camps

 

Endurance Ridden:http://aera.asn.au/

Endurance Harness:http://aera.asn.au/

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Participate and complete 4 Introductory rides (under 40km)

 

Participate and complete 4 training rides (40 – 60 km) Participate and complete 4 x 80km rides or more Participate and complete 1x 160km ride or a marathon ride

 

Sporting Games:www.sportinghorseaustralia.org
Point system:
1st = 4 points
2nd = 3 points
3rd – 2 points
4th = 1 point
 

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 80 points in any or over several events. Achieve 120 Points in any or over several events Achieve 160 points in any one or over several events Achieve 200 Point in any one or over several events.

 

Working Equitation

ANWEL www.anweltd.com.au

OR

WEDU www.wedui.info

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Successful completion of 3 x ANWEL Introductory/Preliminary Participant Levels or 3 x WEDU Introductory/Preparatory/

Preliminary levels

Or a combination of multiple levels

Successful completion of 2 x ANWEL
Preliminary Competitor/DebutanteW levels or 2 x WEDU
Novice/Elementary levelsOr a combination of multiple levels
Successful completion of 2 x ANWEL DebutanteF/Consagrados2 levels

Or

2 x WEDU
Medium/Advanced levels

Or a combination of multiple levels

Successful completion of 1 x
ANWEL
Consagrados 1/Masters levels
Or
1 x WEDU Masters level

 

Ranch Horse https://www.aqha.com.au/index

http://australianranchhorse.com.au/rule-book/

Ranch Riding Classes conducted under Australian Ranch Horse Rules using currently qualified Judges.

Associations that have Ranch Rules are:  Australian Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), Australian Ranch Horse (ARH), National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and its state branches, Horse Show Association of Australia (HSA)

Classes may include ranch riding, ranch pleasure, ranch trail, ranch conformation, ranch reining, ranch versatility and any other classes recognised by the governing bodies.

Point system

Champion = 14 points; Reserve Champion = 12 points; 1st Place = 7 points; 2nd Place = 6 points; 3rd Place = 5 points; 4th Place = 4 Points; 5th Place = 3 points; 6th Place = 2 points; Participation = 1 point (Participation points – eligible if at least 6 in the class with no ‘off pattern’ or disqualification)

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Achieve 30 points in any or over several events. Achieve 60 points in any or over several events. Achieve 120 points in any or over several events. Achieve 240 points in any or over several events.

 

EA *Show Horse OR *Show Hunter; *Show Harness classes

“Show horse” means a quality, comfortable, well-mannered, and educated riding horse, being sound of wind and limb. The horse should be excellently presented and give the appearance of being a pleasure to handle, watch and ride. It is entirely up to the talent of the rider and those connected with the horse to prepare and show it in the way in which it looks and performs best. Show horses are exhibited in three divisions: Pony, Galloway, and Hack. A competitor must choose to enter in classes as either a Show Hunter or a Show horse, but not enter both.

www.equestrian.org.au

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
Two (2) first placings in any Open height, weight class or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at any Encourage or EA show

OR One (1) first placings and two (2) second placings in any Open height or weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at any Encourage or EA show

OR Three (3) second placings and four (4) fourth placings in any Open height or weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at any Encourage or EA show.

 

Three (3) first placings in any Open height, weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at any EA or Agricultural show

OR Two (2) first placings and two (2) second placings in any Open height, weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at any EA or Agricultural show

OR One (1) first placing and four (4) second placings in any Open height, weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s at any EA or Agricultural show

OR Six (6) second placings in any Open height or weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at any EA or Agricultural show

 

All results may not be achieved at one single show.

Two (2) Reserve Championships over 4 separate agricultural shows affiliated with the Agricultural Societies Council.

 

OR 4 first placings in any Open height, weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class over four (4) separateagricultural shows affiliated with the Agricultural Societies Council.

 

All results may not be achieved at one single show.

Two (2) Championships in any Open height, weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class at separateagricultural shows affiliated with the Agricultural Societies Council.

 

OR One (1) Championship plus (1) Reserve Championship and 2 first placings (not including the Champion/ Reserve Champion classes) in any Open height, weight or Lady’s or Gentleman’s class over four (4) separateagricultural shows affiliated with the Agricultural Societies Council.

 

All results may not be achieved at one single show.

 

Riding to raise funds for charity – Run by registered Organisations

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Award of Excellence
 Raise $300  Raise $500  Raise $800  Raise $1,000