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.