Horse of the Year

This annual award honors the top pony or horse showing the halter, driving and performance division. Congratulations to all who have received this prestigious award.

Winners are announced during the Annual Convention each year.

2016 Horse of the Year Awards

AMHR Division A Halter:
RHA Unique Remarkable Risk #332312 - owned by Robert or Pamela Walsh, Tuscarora, MD
AMHR Division A Driving:
Hallmark Boomers Bacardi #242563 - owned by Leslie or David Bunke, Winona, MN
AMHR Division A Performance:
Bar NS Exxxtreme Moon #326210 - owned by Tracy Wood or Brooke Wood, Southlake, TX
AMHR Division B Halter:
Comferts Nightingale #327817 - owned by Gabriel or Kasey Gufler, Wildwood, MO
AMHR Division B Driving:
SMF's Cruise Control #329078 - owned by Allison Rosauer or Jamie or Leigh Murray, Spurger, TX
AMHR Division B Performance:
L Bar B Talents Tennessee Romance #246858 - owned by David Stewart, Powderly, TX

Previous Winners:
2015 Horse of the Year
2014 Horse of the Year
2013 Horse of the Year
2012 Horse of the Year
2011 Horse of the Year
2010 Horses and Ponies of the Year

How the Award is Determined

When Hall of Fame results are tabulated up to and including the entire year (Dec. 1st thru Nov. 30th), horses and ponies are awarded points in the same method as Hall of Fame point system and given in the following categories:

Halter Horse: "A" and "B" Division
Halter Pony: Modern, Modern Pleasure, Classic, Foundation, Show Pony and National Sport Performance Pony. (HOF points earned from the appropriate Age Class, Secondary Championship in Hand, Grand Championship in Hand, and Reserve Grand Championship In Hand).

Driving Horse: "A" and "B" Division
Driving Pony: Modern Modern Pleasure, Classic, Foundation, SHow Pony and National Sport Perfromance Pony. (HOF points earned in one preliminary class in addition to the Stake class that the horse or pony participated in).

Performance Horse: "A" and "B" Division
Performance Pony: Modern, Modern Pleasure, Classic, Foundation, Show Pony and National Sport Performance Pony. (HOF points earned through participation in Hunter, Jumper, Obstacle, Liberty, and Versatility).

If a horse has shown in more than two shows in the Over Division - and has also shown in the Under Division (doesn't matter how many shows), all points are to be moved to the Over Division. Horse must have shown in sanctioned/pointed classes at a show or show does not count toward HOY or POY.

If a horse has shown in Under and Over Division, but two or less times as an Over, the Over Division points are added to the Under Division points. Horse must have shown in sanctioned/pointed classes at a show or show does not count toward HOY or POY