2017 Radautzer Award

The 2017 Radautzer Award Winner:

There were a large number of participants and horses vying for NASS' 2017 Radautzer Award. 

The top horse placing for this award in 2017 is the Shagya-Arabian mare Salome (Almos x Sjonja AA) owned and ridden by Hannah Summers.

In 2017, Salome and Hannah completed 5 AERC rides with 330 miles:

  • 05/20/2017, Mt. Adams, 75 miles, 6th place

  • 07/02/2017, Oregon Outback Pioneer, 55 miles, 3rd place

  • 08/19/2017, Redwood, 50 miles, 2nd place

  • 10/06/2017, Owyhee Canyonlands Pioneer & AHA Distance Nationals, 50 miles, 15th place

  • 11/04/2017, No Frills Git-R-Done FEI 1*2* & 3*, 100 miles, 4th place

Congratulations to this team on this accomplishment, noting they placed in the Top 10 in four of their 2017 AERC rides and achieved their 50th AERC Ride Completion Milestone.​​

The Runner's Up for the 2017 Raduatzer Award: 

  • 2nd Place:  LC Desert Dancer - Julie Lynn

  • 3rd Place:   Chiron - Chris Littlefield

Honorable Mention:

  • Rhuidean - Patricia Betts 

  • Syrocco DW - Paul & Jamie Hughes  

  • Lily Creek Tariff - Janette Weber 

  • Natalia PFF - Barbara A. Ott 

NASS thanks all the above for participating in the 2017 Radautzer Award Program!

Although there were other Shagya-Arabian and partbred horses with AERC mileage, their owners were not NASS Members and/or the eligible horse wasn't recorded with NASS.

Owners must be NASS Members and horses must be registered with NASS' registry in order to be to included in this award program.​​ 

NASS welcomes all Shagya-Arabians and partbreds to participate!

For details please contact the NASS Awards Chairperson

via email: NASS_Awards@shagya.netor via the

form to the right:

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.

  • Note: Make sure your NASS Membership is current and your horse(s) is/are registered with NASS.


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)