HPEC Performance and Happy Hacker Awards



HPEC Performance Awards & Competitions

Performance awards are a fun way to showcase the various activities that highlands take part in and to encourage you to get out and about with your pony.  The performance awards runs from January 1st to December 31st each year and are completely free to enter. You do not have to collect signatures: if you say you have done something we believe you! Each activity has its own card for you to complete. Send an email to lindagraham103@btinternet.com to request them (or download them fro the link below) and make sure they are returned by the closing date of 14th January.

We have awards for members who do and do not compete their ponies. For a member who competes there are individual cards for:  dressage, driving, trec, general riding (including showing), side saddle, endurance, jumping, hunting, veteran, for newcomers to the awards, western riding, and in hand showing.  There is also an award for amateur breeders to record the success of their stock. Trophies have been awarded over the years by members and commemorate both individual ponies and studs. We also award really lovely rosettes and like to give them out to anyone who has a go. When you submit your card please fill out cards carefully, making them legible. We are happy to accept cards by post or e-mail.  Do keep a photocopy for your records and get in touch if you are worried we may not have received your card but please do not send them by registered post as it causes all kinds of collection problems.

In addition when all the points are in and added up we award a trophy for best mare, gelding and stallion and overall champion and reserve champion pony of the year. There are also rider based cards for different ages of rider, junior (up to 18), intermediate (18 – 25), senior (25+) and mature (50+).

For the member who does not compete with their pony there are Happy Hacker and Happy Hiker cards. Rosettes are awarded for hacking or hiking, i.e. ponies being led without a rider. Members need to log their hours and submit a card detailing what they have done. You can get merit rosettes for 0-50 hours, a bronze for 51-100, a silver for 101-150 hours a gold for 151 – 200 and platinum for 201+. There is also an overall trophy for the pony that completes the highest number of hacking hours (The Humphrey of Combebank trophy), one for the maximum hours of hiking (Daisy of Glensheil trophy) and a shield and rosette for the veteran pony (over 21) who completes the highest number of hours.

Members can make nominations for the working highland of the year and the unsung hero. The HPEC Committee also awards the Highland Pony Ambassador to a pony they feel has flown the flag for highlands. Please see link below for performance award forms

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