Prizes, Awards & Scholarships

There’s more than just the excitement, enjoyment, and fellowship to go along with showing roadster horses and ponies — there are lucrative prize programs, too.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year, ARHPA awards scholarships up to $1,000 ($1,500 total) to deserving youngsters. This application explains the rules; apply by August 1.

New USEF grant means $1,500 in scholarships!

ARHPA $1,500 JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ROADSTER PONY SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE
Competed throughout the 2022 show season, young exhibitors are encouraged to track their show ring records and compete for top scholarship dollars at the ARHPA Road Pony Challenge Championship, to be held at the Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show, on Oct. 12 – 15, 2022, in Priceville, Ala. (points from Alabama Charity Championship Horse Show will be added to the exhibitor’s year-end totals). Total scholarship prizes for 2022 are $1,500 — that’s $1,000 scholarship for the winning driver, and $500 scholarship for the reserve winning driver — funded by a grant from U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Youth Sportsman’s Award Recognized Affiliate Grant Program. It’s a fun, family-oriented, season-long event, and program participants are treated to lunch on Thursday during the ACCHS, at the show grounds.

Here’s how to sign up for this exciting program.

Congrats to Parker Puckett and Romeo’s Prime Minister; the talented duo, trained by Jody Johnson, won the 2021 contest!

ASHBA NATIONAL SELECT SERIES
“The ARHPA is looking forward to having the Road Horse division offered in the ASHBA National Select Series program for 2021. We hope to see this class for Road Horse to Bike brings more opportunities for our members and road horse enthusiasts at more regional shows,” shared ARHPA President James Nichols. Learn how to enroll and participate, here.

USTA ROADSTER CLASSIC with ADDED PRIZE MONEY
It’s where we see the debut of horses that are new to the show ring — and many have gone on to stellar careers at the highest-level shows in the U.S. and Canada. You’ll need to nominate your Standardbred horse to qualify and enter the class at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show to win. Good luck! More

ARHPA RAYMOND E. SHIVELY, SR. HALL OF FAME
It’s our sport’s highest honor in the Roadster discipline. We encourage you to forward information on a deserving candidate for consideration for this prestigious award, joining a who’s-who list of roadster enthusiasts who have given much to our sport, aided by the showy athleticism of some very special horses. More

JENNIFER C. ROBERTSON SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Ever the popular exhibitor, Jennifer left us far too soon — but her enjoyment, excitement, and encouragement of participation with roadster horses and ponies endure. Here’s how to nominate someone for this center-ring award at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. More

YearRecipient
2020Josh Greer, London, Ky.
2021Zoe Schaffel, Tampa, Fla.

We proudly announce that Zoe Schaffel has been selected as the second recipient of the Jennifer C. Robertson Sportsmanship Award. The presentation will be made in center ring during Kentucky County Fair night at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. We congratulate Zoe and applaud her for the contributions she makes to our sport. Here’s more about Zoe.

ARHPA ROADSTER HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE PROGRAM
The most competitive wins are credentials that deserve to be attached to your horse’s name. This program does just that, when you provide us with the information to research your wins. When awarded, your horse’s official Horse ID name changes to include the prefix “CH” or “GRCH,” depending on the number of points your horse has earned, and you’ll receive an official certificate. Honor your horse today! More

TROPHIES
Adorn your mantel or desk with some very special bling, such as these presented to the winner of the Kentucky County Fair Roadster Horse Championship. You’ll be proud to show off your roadster’s achievements!

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