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Ambassador Performance Program

The American Haflinger Registry (AHR) Ambassador program is designed to recognize individual Haflinger horses who participate publicly in competitions, performances, educational demonstrations, and other public events. Haflingers who demonstrate their training and versatility to the public – be it under saddle, in harness, or in hand – help promote our wonderful breed. The AHR created this program to recognize these superstars!

This program is FREE as part of your AHR membership!

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Who Can Join?
– Haflingers registered with the AHR who participate in public activities. Each enrolled horse can earn points toward the Ambassador program with any rider, driver, or handler, be they professional or amateur, adult or youth, or AHR-member or non-member.
– There is no limit to the number of horses an active AHR member can register in the program. If you drive multiples, simply enroll each horse in your hitch to earn points for all horses.

What are the AHR Ambassador Award Levels?
There are four distinct types of AHR Ambassador’s available to horses enrolled in the program. Horses who achieve the required points for any or all award levels within the specified time frame are eligible for recognition.

Award Level Point Requirements
Sapphire AHR Ambassador 10 or more points earned during the annual AHR Points and Award cycle (January 1 to December 31).
Ruby AHR Ambassador 20 or more points earned during the annual AHR Points and Award cycle (January 1 to December 31).
Diamond AHR Ambassador 30 or more points earned during the annual AHR Points and Award cycle (January 1 to December 31).
Lifetime Achievement
AHR Ambassador
More than 100 points total earned over an unlimited accumulation of all years in which the horse is enrolled in the AHR Ambassador Program.

How Are Points Earned?
Horses enrolled in the program can accumulate points within an annual cycle beginning on the first day of the year and ending on the last day of the year. Horses may be enrolled at any time during the annual cycle. Enrollment is based on the horse only, and points may be earned with various riders or drivers. Horses enrolled in the program can receive points for the following activities:

Type of Activity Points Awarded for Activity
Once Per Day*
Participation in a public clinic or educational demonstration 1
Participation in a public play day, fun ride, or group ride 1
Appearance in a public online video with more than 500 views in which the horse is performing with a handler (ridden, driven, performing in-hand) 1
Appearance in a not-Haflinger-specific print publication (excluding self-promotional advertisements) 2
Participation in a public parade or drill performance 2
Participation in a licensed breed inspection 2
Participation in a schooling competition of any kind 2
Participation in a Pony Club rally, show, or camp 2
Participation in a 4-H event, show, or camp 2
Participation in a horse expo, fair, stallion parade, and/or public breed demo 3
Appearance on TV or in a commercial video (excluding self-promotional advertisements) 3
Participation in a recognized competition of any kind** 3
Participation in championship class(es) at a recognized competition of any kind** 4

* Points are awarded for each activity performed, once per day. For example:
– A horse attends three days of a horse expo… 3 points per day x 3 days = 9 points.
– A horse attends a 5 day public clinic and participates in the clinic each day… 1 point per day x 5 days = 5 points.
– A horse attends 10 classes in a schooling show on one day… 2 points per day x 1 day = 2 points; the number of classes competed in at the show each day is not relevant to the AHR Ambassador program.

** A recognized competition is a competition that is organized or sanctioned by a nationally or internationally recognized organization, including the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), United States Dressage Federation (USDF), Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), United States Eventing Association (USEA), United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), American Haflinger Registry (AHR), American Driving Society (ADS), or Carriage Association of America (CAA).

Please note: Informal or private gatherings and riding events such as a group of friends trail riding or a private riding lesson will not count as point-earning activities for the AHR Ambassador program. Recreational riders and handlers who don’t perform in public with their horses are highly encouraged to participate in the American Haflinger Registry’s Golden Path Program!

How do I submit my horse’s points?

Award year is January 1st through December 31st. Deadline for submitting points is January 31st.

To submit your points:
Submit your points online here
– Complete a submission form and mail or fax it to AHR at PO Box 2690, Akron, Ohio 44309

Printable copies of the submission form are available here.

You may log your points at any interval within the annual cycle; though we highly encourage you to log your points as quickly as possible after the conclusion of an eligible activity so that we can accurately update the AHR Ambassador Program leader board throughout the year!

Many thanks to Hendershot Haflingers for their generous donation to this program!

Contact AHR if you’d like to support the awards programs.

Download the AHR Ambassador Enrollment Form here, or submit below!

Horses enrolled in 2017 have automatically been re-enrolled for 2018. For changes of ownership, simply fill out a new enrollment form.

*Please note: If you have recently joined AHR and do not yet have your member number, please just enter “pending” in that box.