All horses must be registered as Purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya-Arabians (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians and Part-Shagyas or Arabians with NASS. The horse owner must be an Active Member of NASS at the time points are earned. In addition, owners must register their horses with the NASS Performance Awards Program. This is a one-time, lifetime registration of their horse which covers all the above categories.
Competitive Trail Riding & Endurance Riding: Points may be accumulated in endurance and/or competitive trail competition. Points may be earned on sanctioned rides which require mandatory veterinary supervision during the entire competition. The Award will be a high point award. Separate categories for Junior and/or weight divisions will be considered for addition to NASS as participation increases.
Radautzer Award: In order to celebrate the outstanding achievements of horses with Shagya-Arabian blood, the NASS has created the "Radautzer Award" for NASS-registered horses competing in AERC rides. Named after the horses from the famous Austrian military stud farm of Radautz (located in present-day Romania) a horse with exceptional courage and stamina in Europe received the highest praise if described as “tough as a Radautzer”. Recognition will be given annually to the horse who:
Achieves the highest number of points within that competition year according to the scoring system
Eligible horses must be registered with NASS
The owner of record must be a NASS member in good standing at the time the nomination form is submitted
Meritorious Dam & Sire Awards are open to any horse registered with NASS which has sired or produced offspring as long as the Horse's owner remains a member in good standing. Points are figured when a horse enters the program and at the end of each year thereafter. The registered Dam or Sire will receive 10% of the LIFETIME points of all registered offspring initially, and will then receive 10% of the yearly point accumulation earned by each son or daughter. Once the owner enters a horse in this program, points will be awarded automatically each year. A horse is eligible to receive a posthumous award only in the year it dies, but will continue to accumulate points resuming from any of its offspring. Point totals will be updated annually in the Dam and Sire Roll.
USEF requires competing horses to have an identification (ID) number. The NASS Information Officer will assist with requests for an ID.
Awards are earned through a basic point schedule with the exception of dressage, which uses both earned scores and placement in class.
The North American Shagya-Arabian Society (NASS) is proud to offer Performance Awards to NASS registered Purebred Shagya-Arabians, Shagya-Arabians (Book II), Appendix Shagya-Arabians (previously "Part Shagya-Arabians") and Part-Shagyas in the performance categories noted below.
NASS also awards NASS registered horses with the Radautzer Award and the USDF All Breed Award.