Golden Path
Recreation Program

This program was developed to reward your commitment to using and enjoying the versatile Haflinger horse. As a Golden Path member you are one of the breed’s best representatives, promoting Haflingers suitability for any job, be it work or play. All disciplines are included in this program, from hitch to dressage. In Golden Path you are recognized for the time you spend riding, driving, and/or ground work with your Haflinger. In addition, if you ever do want to part with your pal, you’ve created a permanent record of their hours.

New for 2021! Announcing the addition of a Youth division of the Golden Path program, a separate program rewarding youth members for their hours on an annual basis! Learn more…

Who Can Join?
– Current AHR members with a registered Haflinger.
– AHR members may enroll a youth on a member-owned Haflinger.

Hours Counted?
All hours spent in the saddle, on the box, or ground work training (round pen, longe line, ground driving, etc) and are tracked to a horse. Enrollment is based on the horse(s) only, and hours may be earned with various riders or drivers. Time spent grooming, bathing, waiting around, hanging out with, or not actively working on riding, driving, or ground work is not counted. Click here to submit your hours.

Recognition
Individuals and their horse(s) will receive recognition/awards for tracking their logged hours in increments of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3500, 4000, 4500 and 5000 hours. If multiple milestones are reached in the same year, the highest threshold will be awarded. Beginning in 2008, hours do not expire and there is no limit to the amount of time taken to achieve each milestone.

Guidelines
Hours may be logged at any interval within the annual cycle. Participants are encouraged to submit hours regularly as the AHR Golden Path progress board is continually updated throughout the year! Accumulation of hours begins January 1 and ends December 31 of each year. Deadline for submitting hours is January 31. Hours may be submitted online or mailed in. Online submissions and printable copies of the log form may be found here.

AHR Golden Path Youth Program

Enjoy the same great AHR Golden Path Program as above, in a new division exclusively for youth members!

Who Can Join?
– Current AHRY members (under 18) with a registered Haflinger

Recognition
Individuals and their horse(s) will receive recognition/awards for tracking their logged hours in increments of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500 hours on an annual basis. If multiple milestones are reached in the same year, the highest threshold will be awarded.

Many thanks to Hendershot Haflingers for their generous donation to the AHR Points and Awards Programs!

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

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