International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association

Year-end Awards


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Year End Awards

Each year, the IALHA  National Show committee recognizes members (and horses) who have gone out of their way to serve as ambassadors for the breed and the Association with year-end awards distributed at the National Show in October. Nominations are solicited from the membership at large during the summer before the show, and the Show Committee typically makes their decisions in late summer or early fall.  In addition to being honored in person at the National Show, Year End awardees are featured in the National Show program as well as the post-show issue of  Andalusian magazine.

Year End Awards are awarded in the following categories:

  • Professional Horseman/Horsewoman of the Year
  • Amateur Horseman/Horsewoman of the Year
  • Youth of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Breeder of the Year
  • Purebred Horse of the Year
  • Half-Andalusian Horse of the Year