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The American Rhineland Studbook (ARS) Year-End Awards Program is designed to reward Rhineland horses and their owners and breeders competing in sport.  ARS Participates in the USDF All-Breed Awards Program, for both the Open and Adult Amateur divisions (1st - 3rd place).  Awards are also offered in conjunction with the American Hanoverian Society (AHS) Awards Program for achievements in Breed Shows, Hunters and Jumpers; Dressage; and Eventing. 


To be eligible for ARS year-end awards, horses and owners must meet certain eligibility criteria including:

  • The owner must be current member of the American Hanoverian Society (Administrator of the ARS)

  • The horse must be registered with the American Rhineland Society; or

  • hold registration papers from the German Rhineland Verband, and have been recorded with the American Rhineland Studbook; or

  • hold an ARS Certificate of Pedigree 


Additional eligibility criteria may also apply.  Please refer to the 2021 awards eligibility criteria , or contact the AHS/ ARS office at 859/ 255-4141.


Please note:  Horses holding an ARS Certificate of Pedigree (CP) are eligible ONLY for year-end awards in performance (i.e., Dressage; Eventing; and Hunters and Jumpers).  CP horses are NOT eligible for ARS year-end awards in Sport Horse Breeding.