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Alberta Horse Trials Association (AHTA) Year End Awards and Subsidies


All awards to be awarded at the discretion of the AHTA Board. Awards may only be won by full AHTA members (temporary and promotional memberships do not qualify). Results from Alberta events are tracked and reported by the Event Organizers and the Statistician.

Out-of-Province and/or Country results for divisions offered within Alberta will be excluded from the leader board. Out-of-Province and/or Country results will still be accepted for divisions not offered in Alberta in order to continue to recognize AHTA members competing at higher levels including CIC*/CCI*, Intermediate & CIC**/CCI**, Advanced & CIC***/CCI***/CCI****. This change will not affect competition subsidies awarded to those competing out of province for Preliminary and up. Out-of-Province and/or Country results must still be submitted prior to October 1 of each year to qualify for competition subsidies.

2016 Out Of Province Results and Competition Subsidy Form (pdf)

* * AHTA Bursary Award * *

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

The Alberta Horse Trials Association is proud to offer a $750 bursary award. Applicants will be evaluated on their commitment to the sport of eventing with special consideration for those who “give back” (i.e. volunteerism, mentorship).
Applications for the Bursary Award must be received by the Alberta Horse Trials Association (AHTA) President (ahtapresident@gmail.com) by September 30 of the current year. The winner will be announced at the AHTA annual awards banquet in October.

The applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for the bursary:
1. Be a full member of the Alberta Horse Trials Association in the current year,
2. Be enrolled in full time post-secondary education,
3. Complete and submit the application form along with a one page essay on how being a part of the Alberta Horse Trials Association and participating in the sport of eventing has made an impact on your life (please attach essay to application form),
4. Provide a short written recommendation by another member of the AHTA.
5. Compile your application as one file and send as an email attachment to ahtapresident@gmail.com - either word document or pdf format. Please name as follows 'yourname-2016BursaryApplication'

Application Form (pdf) 2016-ApplicationBursaryAward.pdf

HIGH POINT AWARDS

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

1. Points will be calculated using all competitions, but for Preliminary and below, riders must have competed at two AHTA sanctioned competitions at the level of the award being given. For Intermediate, riders must have competed at one AHTA sanctioned competition. The high point award will be given annually at the Awards Banquet to the horse/rider combination who has accumulated the highest number of points in the current season. In the event that no competition at that level is held in the province, then the award will be given to the person maintaining a permanent residence in Alberta who has accumulated the most points.
2. Points are calculated and awarded as per the Table of Points available from AHTA website.
3. Pre-training and below Awards (Open & Regular) may be won only one time by any horse and rider combination.
4. If a rider eligible for Regular class entry receives points in an Open class (where no Regular one is offered), those points will be awarded in the year end Regular class of the division.

Tie Breakers:
1. Number of firsts. Rider with highest number of first place finishes at division qualified for
2. Number of entries placed above in events where points were earned in division qualified for (cumulative over events in competition years)
3. Higher number of Alberta Events attended in the competition year at division qualified for

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sponsored by: Rider levies

1. Completed 2 Alberta competitions in the current year at the level you plan to compete at in the Championships.
2. Exception - Intermediate Level: 2 qualifications in the current year from any sanctioned event.
3. AHTA member in good standing.
4. Have NOT completed more than 2 competitions (same horse and rider combination) in the current year at a higher level than what you intend to enter.
5. Achieved a “Top 8 Finish” at a current year Alberta event for the level entered.

Tie Breakers:
1. Dressage score
2. Closest to optimum time

PRELIMINARY UPGRADING AWARD

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

This award is to encourage AHTA members to upgrade to the Preliminary level of eventing.
*NOTE* This award must now be applied for - AHTA Preliminary Upgrade Application (pdf)

1. An award of up to $100.00 (maximum total $1,000.00 in a given year) will be presented to AHTA members who successfully complete a Preliminary level event for the first time in the current season.
2. The rider must have competed at one AHTA sanctioned competition during the current season.
3. This is given to participants who, for the first time, have successfully completed a Preliminary event in the current season. It does not apply to a rider who has already received the award once and is upgrading another horse.

AHTA Preliminary Upgrade Application (pdf)

OUT OF PROVINCE COMPETITION SUBSIDIES

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

Competitors must be eligible to represent Alberta as outlined in the AHTA Policies Guide. Competition subsidies will be considered for the following:
1. North American Young Rider Championships
2. National or Interprovincial Championships
3. International competitions
4. Others considered on individual basis (e.g. Training Team selected to represent Alberta and sent out of the province). Preliminary, Intermediate and/or Advanced Horse Trial or FEI competitors traveling out of province due to a lack of provincial competition.

Subsidies will not be awarded to competitors who attend out-of-province events that conflict with events offered in Alberta at their level of competition.

It is the rider’s responsibility to apply for competition subsidies. Deadline for application is October 1st. Applications must be submitted on the competition subsidy form located on the AHTA website. Subsidies may vary from year to year based on funding availability and will be determined in January/February of the year following competition results. All or part of the expenses to be paid, are at the discretion of the Board.


2016 Out Of Province Results and Competition Subsidy Form (pdf)

TOP RIDER AWARD

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

To recognize and provide assistance to Alberta's elite riders competing at the Intermediate and Advanced level of Eventing: $500.00 cash to the rider obtaining the highest number of points at recognized Events and Horse Trials at the Intermediate and/or Advanced levels.

1. Award to be given at the discretion of the Board, not necessarily on an annual basis;
2. In recognition of the fact that riders must often compete outside the province at this level, all recognized competitions anywhere in a single season are eligible;
3. Riders nominated for this award must have the intention and capability to go on to National Team competition and must have completed a 3-Day Event at least at the Intermediate level within the past 12 months;
4. Competition season deemed to run from October 1st of the prior year to September 30th of the current year.

Tie Breakers:
1. Discretion of the Board based on performance

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

To recognize excellence in coaching in the sport of eventing.

1. Awarded based on student results on the yearend leaderboard
2. May be won by a non-competitive member

Tie Breakers:
1. Board discretion based on overall season performance and student feedback

CANADIAN WARMBLOOD OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Canadian Warmblood Association

1. Horse must be registered with breed association
2. Board discretion based on application and performance at Events

Horses must be nominated by October 1 of the competition year. Send nominations to the statistician including a brief biography and competition history of the horse.

THOROUGHBRED OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Canadian Thoroughbred Association

1. Horse must be registered with breed association
2. Board discretion based on application and performance at Events

Horses must be nominated by October 1 of the competition year. Send nominations to the statistician including a brief biography and competition history of the horse.

CANADIAN SPORT HORSE OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Canadian Sport Horse Association

1. Horse must be registered with breed association at F1 level
2. Board discretion based on application and performance at Events

Horses must be nominated by October 1 of the competition year. Send nominations to the statistician including a brief biography and competition history of the horse.

PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Sponsored by: Alberta Horse Trials Association

1. May be awarded to any person involved in the sport of eventing in Alberta
2. To recognize excellence and involvement in the sport
3. Awarded by the current president of the AHTA to the person of their choosing


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