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”
National Awards Co-ordinator: Michele Meijer
Email [email protected]
General Information and list of requirements
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.
Medals may be achieved over a two year period. The two-year period starts on 01 January of one year and ends on 31 December two years later.
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.
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.
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.
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