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The AERC's Annual Radautzer Award 

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NASS welcomes international news from their fellow foreign ISG Member Registries and National Stud Farms.

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USDF All-Breeds Awards 

  • Sport Horse In Hand

  • Sport Horse Under Saddle

  • Combined Training

  • Dressage

  • Driving (Combined & Pleasure)

  • Hunter

  • Hunter Pleasure

  • Jumper

  • Competitive Trail Riding

  • Endurance Riding

  • Meritorious Sire

  • Meritorious Dam

​NASS' Annual Year End Performance Award Program: 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 enroll their horses with the NASS Performance Awards Program. This is a one-time, lifetime registration of their horse which covers all the above categories and is free to Junior NASS Members.

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.

American Endurance Ride Conference , North American Trail Ride Conference,  Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association​, and Equine Distance Riding Association.

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.

USDF All-Breeds Awards: Designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage and outstanding breeds competing in dressage sport horse breeding, these awards are presented to horses declared for a participating registry/organization (PO) with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). 

NASS is a Participating Organization (PO) with the United States Dressage Federation. The NASS USDF Contact, Kathy Richkind, can assist NASS Members and owners of NASS registered horses with more information. 

NASS Awards are earned through a basic point schedule explained in the awards handbooks with the exception of dressage, which uses both earned scores and placement in class.

NASS Sponsors the AERC Breed Award named the Radautzer Award

to recognize the achievements of

NASS registered horses that participate at AERC Rides.

Please visit the Radautzer Award page or contact the Radautzer Award Chairperson via email:

NASS Annual Performance Awards Participants Please Note:

The LAST DAY of NOVEMBER is the LAST DAY of Competition Year.

ALL ANNUAL RESULTS must be turned in ON or BEFORE December 14th to the NASS Annual Performance Awards Chair.

**PLEASE NOTE:  One may access the NASS awards handbooks and entry forms via the links posted below. 

Year End Performance Award Sponsors: 

  • Up to five Sponsorships for each Division are available for $20 each.

  • Sponsors will be acknowledge in the NASS Newsletter and on the NASS Performance Awards website page for that Division.        

United States Dressage Federation All-Breeds Awards:

NASS is an All-Breeds Participating Member Organization with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). 

If you want to participate in the USDF All-Breeds Awards 

please visit the USDF website for complete information and contact the NASS USDF Awards Contact for assistance: Kathy Richkind

Performance Awards & Spotlights

Member & Breed Spotlights

NASS Performance Awards, Breed & Member Spotlights


​Please contact the NASS Treasurer Email:

Annual Awards Program Performance Categories: 

NASS Performance Awards

Questions? Contact the  NASS Performance Awards Committee  or your  Regional Director

Performance Awards Committee: 

  • Send in your payment with the Nomination information BEFORE entering into competitions.

  • Place your horse NASS Registration Number on all forms. 

  • Keep copies of your performance awards information - for your records.

  • Mail all important documents - Certified/Return Receipt.

You are also welcome to simply TAKE A CELL PHONE PHOTO OF performance results & email a copy to the

NASS Awards Committee. 

The North American Shagya-Arabian Society (NASS) is proud to offer Annual Year End  Performance Awards to NASS registered Purebred Shagya-Arabians (Book I), 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 Awards.

**PLEASE NOTE:  ALL FORMS and instructions are located inside the "Year End Performance Awards Handbook".