NASS' Radautzer Award 

In order to celebrate the outstanding achievements of horses with Shagya-Arabian blood, the North American Shagya-Arabian Society (NASS) has created the "Radautzer Award" for NASS-registered horses competing in AERC rides.

The first inaugural award was given in 2011, coinciding with NASS’ 25th Anniversary.

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


Complete the Radautzer Award Form (below) and send in no later than December 31st of the award year.  

  • Award year is December 1st through November 30th.

  • You may send in all of the horse’s endurance information at one time (following their last ride) or in parts as the horse completes rides.  

  • NASS will confirm your horse’s endurance results with AERC’s official ride results.  If your submitted information is not consistent with AERC information we will contact you to resolve the inconsistency.   

  • NASS will also check with AERC to identify competing horses with Shagya-Arabian blood who could be eligible for this award, and use AERC results information.  

  • Since AERC records may not accurately identify all horses with Shagya-Arabian blood as "Shagyas", submitting this nomination to NASS will ensure your horse will be considered for the Radautzer Award.

2016 Radautzer Award

The top horse placing for this award in 2016 is the Shagya-Arabian mare Salome (Almos x Sjonja AA) owned and ridden by Hannah Summers.

In 2016, Salome and Hannah completed 6 rides with 345 miles (including 2 LDs, 1- 50, 1-55's, 1-75 and 1-105), placing in the top 10 in all rides entered, with 2 Best Conditions, finishing in the top 6 in all rides!

Over Salome’s six-year endurance career with Hannah they started and finished 45 rides,

including seven 100’s.

Congratulations Hannah and Salome!

Hannah Summers riding her mare Salome (Almos x Sjonja AA)


Honoring Outstanding Achievement in AERC Rides

RADAUTZ - SHAGYA XX-23 (Shagya XX x 730 Shagya XII-35), stallion born in 1966 at the National Stud Topolcianky in Slovak Republic  (SK)