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  [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.

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

 

 

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 this link to download the 

National Awards Score Card

 

Click this link to download past recipients achievements:

The National Australian Morgan Awards Honour Roll

 

Click the link below to download all information regarding disciplines and requirements –

The National Australian Morgan Awards

Disciplines and Requirements March 2021

 

Please find the form for submission of results on the page

‘National Morgan Awards Submission Form’