The United States Equestrian Federation’s Horse of the Year (HOTY) award program is one of the oldest nationally recognized multi-breed awards programs in the country.  IALHA is an Affiliate of USEF and points earned by placing at rated A/L shows count toward A/L HOTY divisions annually, and are automatically tabulated. 

To be eligible, ensure that you and your IALHA registered Purebred or Halfbred Andalusian or Lusitano USEF registrations are up to date at the start of the show.

To be eligible for USEF Horse of the Year Awards the following registrations are required:

  • The horse must be Recorded with the USEF (annual or life). 
  • The owner currently listed on the Horse Recording Certificate must be a USEF Active Member or Recorded Farm/Business of the Federation.  The horse must be entered in USEF shows under this owner’s name for points to accrue.

If you horse is not already Recorded with the USEF—the process is easy and can be done online.

To learn more about points accrual or tabulation, visit here: Points Inquiry

To learn more about USEF, visit the USEF website

To learn more about the HOTY program, view this Brochure.

Current rankings can be found here:

HOTY results become official at the end of the annual competition season on November 30. If your Andalusian or Lusitano is among the top point earners, you may find yourself the proud winner of a HOTY ribbon and be invited to attend the annual awards banquet!

2023 A/L USEF HOTY Honorees

We extend our sincere congratulations to all our members who were honored with 2023 USEF HOTY awards! We are incredibly proud of all your achievements. It takes a tremendous amount

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